Meal Planning Strategies for Back to School

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The new school year is upon us! Consider these meal planning strategies for back to school to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner good, easy, AND cheap. The clock is ticking on summer vacation. In some parts, the kids have already gone back to school; in others they’re counting down the days until summer ends. Perhaps […]

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes You Must Try This Year

Are you planning for a Thanksgiving feast? Need some fresh inspiration? Here are our favorite Thanksgiving recipes you must try this year. Thanksgiving is probably one of my favorite holidays. Fall weather is beautiful, and Thanksgiving food is amazing. The day is punctuated by food, family, football, and some more food. We are spending a […]

Our Must-Make Thanksgiving Side Dishes

The turkey may be the star of the Thanksgiving feast, but these must-make recipes are perfect Thanksgiving side dishes. Last week I spent a few hours getting ready for Thanksgiving. I put on some Christmas music and prepped for our big feast. We’ll be hitting the road early on Thursday to visit my in-laws and […]

Eggs and Sweet Potato Hash with Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms

Stir up a hearty sweet potato hash with brussels sprouts and mushrooms. Eggs nestled in the vegetables bring protein to a tasty, power-packed meal, perfect for a Whole 30. As the end of the Pantry Challenge nears and FishBoy17 and I gear up for a Whole 30 next month, I’ve been scrolling through pics and […]

Vegetable, Beef, and Barley Soup

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Prepare for fall and a busy school year by mixing up a pot of this delicious homemade soup, chocked full of vegetables, beef, and barley. It’ll do your body good. For the first ten years of my life, I thought that all soup came from a can. Then on an outing with my mom and […]

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Olive Oil and Garlic

Enjoy this dairy-free alternative to sweet potato casserole. These savory sweet potatoes are mashed and dressed up with olive oil and garlic. When I was growing up, Thanksgiving suppers were pretty much the same every year. The meal included the following: Roast Turkey Canned Gravy Smashed Potatoes (I never knew whipped potatoes; ours always had […]

Tips for Cooking a Turkey

Cooking a turkey is something that has become what of a sacred act for Americans every November. One might never cook a turkey any other time of the year, but come what may, turkey must be served on Thanksgiving Day. Cooking Methods How to Cook a Turkey – Is it your first time cooking a […]

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

If you don’t want the hassle of cooking a whole turkey, opt for a smaller portion by roasting a turkey breast half instead. It used to be that every year I would buy a whole frozen turkey, let it take up valuable refrigerator space for the week before Thanksgiving, and then frustrate myself to no […]