This is the Week to Stock Up

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Meal Planning: Thanksgiving Week

Slow cooker pot roast

We’re coming off the heels of a week of sickness. I’m guessing that we won’t get a ton accomplished in the next week, other than eating and recuperating. I’m good with that. Last week, the meal plan stayed fairly true to its roots, with a few switcheroos here and there. I really like the Buffet […]

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Grocery Geek: Angst Diagnosed


I discovered the source of my grocery angst this week when the grocery sales flyers came out. The sales are good, to be sure. This week. (I’m not sure why the stores held out so long, but they did.) However, since I’ve adopted some new food philosophies, I still felt a little let-down. Many of […]

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How to Cook a Turkey

roast turkey

This post is for my kid sister. She moved away from our home state a few months ago and now resides in the historic village of Williamsburg, Virginia. This is also her first time making a turkey. Really? How can that be so? Anyway, I was planning to write this post and then abandoned the […]

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A Fall Meal Plan

chocolate chip pumpkin pie

I’m not quite ready to kiss the Fall goodbye. (Even though I love Christmas.) We tend to hurry things along too, fast, don’t we? Head on over to Food Your Way where I’m sharing an autumn themed meal plan to help you enjoy these lingering days.

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Thanksgiving Menu Ideas (What’s On Your Plate?)

Turkey Treats 2

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week? The year is just flashing by. I’m trying to approach the holiday season with a calm heart and a clear mind. Read: I am trying to celebrate a Simpler Season. As such, our menu for Turkey Day is going to be pretty simple as well. I tend […]

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How to Juice a Pomegranate (Operation Pomegranate Jelly 1.2)

pomegranate and knife

So, my adventure with pomegranates continues. Regulars around here will know that I’ve had a little pomegranate obsession, mixing up batches of pomegranate jelly, both from bottled juice and from fresh pomegranates. Little did I know when I bought 10 pounds of “cosmetically challenged” pomegranates, that they would be adding them to our produce box. […]

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This Spud’s for You (Potato Recipes)

Potatoes are one of the most lovely side dishes I can think of. In fact, sometimes they’re so lovely, I could just eat potoatoes and a salad and call it a meal. My mother-in-law and I would often go to a nice restaurant and do just that: order a baked potato and a trip through […]

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Meal Planning for the Week of Nov 13

Turkey Dinner

Cilantro Shrimp Pasta It’s a good thing I made a meal plan for the month. It’s been a rough month and it’s not even half over. That time change has not been kind to me. The meal plan itself has had all kinds of mixing up. Life has happened — and grocery prices have not […]

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Grocery Geek: WHAT is Going On?

Costco November

I went shopping at Target this week for birthday presents for my older daughter. There were a few grocery items on my list. But, says I, they’ll be cheaper at Walmart. So I waited. Then yesterday our littler girl was sick with the stomach flu and a fever. We needed a few comfort foods like […]

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