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Grocery Geek: Just for U & A Giveaway from Vons

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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.We interrupt our regularly scheduled […]

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Quick Fix Meals

Delicious meals don’t need to take long to prepare. Take a detour from the take-out lane by keeping a repertoire of quick fix meals. Turkey Avocado Baguette Sandwich with Chipotle Mayonnaise In the busy-ness of life, it’s easy to let mealtimes slide. It’s also easy to get lost in food prep and get overwhelmed by […]

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Easy Apple Turnovers

Easy Apple Turnovers

Homemade applesauce and frozen puff pastry come together for an easy apple turnover that will wow your friends and family. Frozen puff pastry is one of my friends. It doesn’t visit very often, but when it does, we have a party. It’s so easy to work with and results in such fun and tasty baked […]

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Recipes for a Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras Eats)

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Mardi Gras, though rich in spiritual tradition, also carries delicious implications, like beignets and jambalaya. Mardi Gras means “fat Tuesday” in French. ┬áIn English it’s also referred to as Shrove Tuesday. Traditionally, it’s the day when one would purge the household of the foods that might be forbidden during Lenten observations. In Medieval times, rich […]

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Meal Plan, February 19 – 25

Having already prepared my meal plans for the entire month has been such a help to me. That paired with a freezer’s worth of meals has made meal time prep really easy. Provided I remember to thaw! There’s a little dance between making sure there’s room in the fridge and remembering to pull a few […]

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Grocery Geek: Basics for the Pantry?

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Grocery shopping can be costly, even when you are careful about your spending. I’m crunching numbers this week. I really thought that this week I could limit my grocery shopping to pantry staples. I probably could have, but I didn’t. Apparently, better planning is in order. It doesn’t help that I’ve been reading a delicious […]

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Quick Salads for Busy Days

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Busy days call for quick lunches. With an easy formula for pulling together a great salad, you can eat good as well as cheap. My days are fairly non-stop. If I’m paying attention, that it. Don’t get me wrong. I like to just lie around. But, folks depend on me, so I don’t take that […]

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Make-Ahead Meals

Make-ahead meals are an integral part of an efficient kitchen. They help you make use of time when you do have it without sacrificing meal times when you don’t have have the time for kitchen prep. Turkey & Black Bean Enchiladas Last week we talked a little bit about what makes our time in the […]

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Garlic Brie Toasts

Brie Toasts

French baguettes are brushed with a garlic-infused olive oil and topped with a slice of Brie cheese. A few minutes under the broiler creates a quick and delicious appetizer. I’m a little sad now that football season is over. It’s not that I care who wins or loses. Except that a Chargers loss definitely changes […]

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Cranberry Chocolate Snack Cake

Cranberry Chocolate Snack Cake

With it sweet crumb top, tart cranberries, and rich chocolate, this snack cake will disappear in a flash. My family loves cake. More than pie. Yeah, they’re weird. I’d much rather have pie. But, this cake might sway me. A sweet crumb top forms a bed for fresh cranberries and chocolate chips. Delicious! Perfect for […]

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