Thanksgiving Prep: How to Cook a Turkey

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Food shouldn’t be complicated. Or bad for you. Or expensive. I’m working to craft good cheap eats that we can both enjoy. You can read more about this site here. Check out my cookbooks if you’re needing some budget-friendly inspiration. Read about how to make healthy eating work for you here. The jury is still […]

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Easy Meal Plan for the Week

I am so thankful that I planned meals for the month as well as cooked most of those meals in advance! It was a little rough during the midst of it, but man, is it paying off now. We’ve eaten well without a lot of hassle. And the nights that things didn’t thaw in time? […]

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Grocery Geek: Lots of Lemons

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The produce co-op had lemons for $0.30/lb. I had to buy them, don’t you think? They’re not pretty. They were billed as “cosmetically challenged.” But, since I still have lots of zest from my dad’s last batch of lemons, I’m good. We’re going to juice all this and freeze it for lemonade all winter. Yum! […]

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Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

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Gingerbread hot cocoa is true to its name. Rich in flavor, it’ll warm your tummy this winter. There’s a chill in the air. Time to enjoy a warm cup of goodness. You might love coffee or tea. Hot cocoa is good, too. We’ve been indulging a little too much in coffee shop fare, so I’m […]

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A Giveaway from Thai Kitchen (CLOSED)

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This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: maralepp@, jackierwood83@, stzimmy@ I didn’t grow up eating Thai food. In fact, the first few times I tasted it, I didn’t really like it. However, I am in love with Pad Thai now. Yum! So good! Unfortunately since my baby girl is allergic to peanuts, we don’t enjoy […]

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We had a TV Dinner Tonight

So, our dinner plan changed today. Instead of the preplanned beans and rice, we ate a TV dinner. That is, the leftovers from my noon segment about freezer cooking on NBC-San Diego. Check it: View more videos at: Gives new meaning to the phrase, TV dinner.

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Meal Planning 101: Plan for a Whole Month

Monthly Meal Planning

Make your month a little easier by planning all your meals at one time. In case you missed the posts, we’ve already addressed the methods for weekly and bi-weekly meal planning. This week we’re tackling the monthly meal plan. It seems that for many years right around November I feel the need to plan for […]

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Grocery Geek: Shopping for the Freezer

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Going into November I decided that I wanted to have a BIG load of meals to get us into the holiday season. I wanted to be able to have a writing night or a date night and not worry about what folks back at the ranch were going to be eating. I created what I’m […]

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Win Vanilla Extract from Nielsen Massey (CLOSED)

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This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: mlkeysor03@, celia.m.eby@ Vanilla is one of my favorite flavorings. While I love chocolate, I equally love vanilla. Vanilla extract is one of the most oft-consumed ingredients in my baking cupboard. Some of my favorite recipes that use vanilla would be these: Maple Vanilla Almond Granola Homemade […]

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Join Me for Freezer Cooking Days

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Today is the 31st day of this series, 31 Days of Freezer Cooking. If you missed a post, I’ve got them all catalogued right here. I’m stunned how quickly October has flown by. If you’re new to freezer cooking, welcome! You will want to join me each month on Life as MOM when I share […]

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