Meal Planning 101: Make a Two-Week Rotation

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.Make a two week meal […]

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Freezer Cooking on Pinterest

freezer cooking on pinterest

Pin your favorite freezer cooking ideas and recipes for easy access later. Pinterest has come a long way in the last year and some that it’s been around. It’s a great, visual tool for finding and archiving great ideas. It’s also a great source for finding freezer cooking inspiration. I’ve got a Freezer Cooking board […]

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Grocery Geek Reporting In

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This has been a good week for eating down the freezer. I think we gained a good foot of depth there by using up what we had. I’ve uncovered a few things I forgot we had. We’re also saving some coin on groceries. I’ve been a stickler on eating out. Except for date night and […]

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Double Dinner Tonight

Cook once and eat twice when you double dinner and freeze half. One of the easiest, most pain-free ways to fill your freeze is to double dinner. That’s it. Just make a double batch tonight. Then freeze half. Okay, so if dinner is a cheese souffle, that’s probably not going to work. But, these kinds of […]

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What’s the Deal with Freezer Cooking?

Freezer cooking is a big deal! Find out why. Wondering what the big deal is with freezer cooking? I’m over on Food Your Way today chatting about that very thing. From the post: Unless you live in a cave, you’ve probably heard the phrase “freezer cooking” a time or two. A google search reveals over […]

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Build a Better Pizza (Recipe: Basil Chicken Pizza with Fresh Avocado)

Basil Chicken Pizza

Whole grain crust, pesto, sauteed onions and peppers, chicken, and a measured amount of cheese form a solid pizza base. Avocado and fresh tomato finish it off in this “better pizza”. One of my children requests Costco pizza on a weekly basis. And on a weekly basis, I say no. Though it’s been our “go-to” […]

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Don’t Cook All Day to Fill the Freezer

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to spend days in the kitchen to make freezer cooking work for you. In fact, in as little as two hours, you can pull together ten meals. I know because I put together several meal plans like that for my cookbook. The book features ten cooking plans that […]

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WIN a Great Freezer Cookbook


This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: Buckabillies@, snklfrtz02@, Mrose816@ It’s here! Today folks will be going to their mailboxes and walking home with my book. I’m more than stunned and excited. It’s pretty crazy. To celebrate, I’m going out to dinner with my main squeeze and then heading to Barnes and Noble […]

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Grab a Great Freezer Cookbook

Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook is set to release tomorrow. Grab a copy and get cooking! Tomorrow’s the Big Day! I’m not really sure how I feel about that. It’s been so long in the making. And the day is finally here. Date night tomorrow night includes a trip to Barnes and Noble. Yikes! […]

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Three Ways to Freeze Cookies

freeze cookie dough

Homebaked cookies can come together faster than you can chase an elf up a tree, especially if you keep a stash of baked and unbaked cookies in the freezer. I love cookies. They are easily portable — and their portions are easily controlled. Well, if you can stop eating them. When I have a stash […]

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