Meal Planning from the Mountains

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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.Plan some meals for the […]

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Grocery Geek: Shopping for the Freezer

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Last weekend I spent some time in the kitchen filling the freezer for the coming month. Freezer cooking helps me stay a little ahead of the game. While there are many ways to easily fill the freezer or make freezer cooking work for your particular situation, I’ve found that doing a big cooking session at […]

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Ok, Football Fans – Time to Tailgate!

loaded potato salad

Celebrate foodball, I mean football season with some tasty munchies. Brats and Sauteed Peppers and Onions Football season is gearing up. I heard the action of college football the other day as I was cooking in the kitchen. The NFL kicks it off tonight. As I roam through the stores, I see the football snacks, […]

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Salsa Verde Chicken

Green Salsa Chicken

The flavors of lime, spices, and tomatillo salsa combine in a flavorful marinade for chicken, perfect for grilling. This recipe is also freezer friendly to make supper a little easier. My mother in law used to make a wonderful chicken that she marinaded in green salsa and then breaded with flour and spices before baking. […]

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Meal Planning 101: Ask the Eaters

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Including your family in the meal planning is a great way to ensure better dining for everyone and less waste. Meal Planning 101 is an ongoing series to help you find ways to make mealtimes easier, tastier, and more economical. As much I love takeout and letting someone else do the cooking and cleaning up, […]

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Late Summer Salad with Turkey, Peaches, and Shaved Asiago

turkey and peach salad

Juicy, late summer peaches make a fabulous foil for smoked turkey breast, Asiago cheese and salad greens. If you like to eat seasonal, this may be your last chance for peaches. We have had our fair share this summer. I was sick of them at one point. And now I kinda miss them. Isn’t that […]

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Grocery Geek: Goodbye, August

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August has been hot. And low cal. And a little over budget. Not sure if this is a sign of the times, or what. I’m glad to say goodbye. I’ve got a big freezer cooking plan for September. That’s how I’m spending my weekend. And I’m trying to set our month up for success. My […]

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Win Some Good Eats from Rubio’s

Chopped Salad

Rubio’s offers up fantastic fresh Mexican food, including sustainable seafood. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED> CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: cdavisa@, Ktl157@ Our family just acquired a new favorite place to eat! Over the summer, we’ve enjoyed burritos, salads, and bowls from Rubios — and loved every bite. Hubby and I first ate at Rubios last […]

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Morning Yogurt and Oats

morning yogurt

Yogurt is a super versatile ingredient or dish in itself. This recipe for yogurt and oats contains lime juice and honey for an unexpected twist.

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Meal Planning 101: Take Inventory

mixed grill

Take an inventory of the ingredients you already have to help you make a meal plan that makes good uses of your resources. There are many ways to approach meal planning. When I was a young newlywed, I just wrote a list of things that sounded good to me. When I shopped, I added to […]

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