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Plan a Meal Rotation for Breakfasts and Lunches

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 a regular meal rotation […]

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Grocery Geek: End of May

We were plugging along pretty well here on the grocery front until the last ten days or so. Two birthdays, hockey finals, hockey parties, out of town guests, a trip out of town for me, and then: the Stomach Virus of 2013. Oh my. I’ll spare you the details. Let’s just say, survival mode has […]

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The FishMama Trifecta & My Favorite Meal

The following content is sponsored by Palmolive: As you know, we celebrated the FishMama Trifecta this month. My anniversary, Mother’s Day, and my birthday all fall into the same two weeks. It’s pretty fun, to say the least. The month of May is one big party. FishPapa came through with flying colors. He baked a […]

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Quick, Easy, and Elegant Afternoon Snacks

Welcome guests with some goodies! These snacks are quick, easy, and just a little bit elegant. Last week I had the opportunity of welcoming two very favorite people into my home. My littles and I headed down to the airport to pick up Stephanie and Amy. On the way home we stopped at the French […]

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Plan a Staycation in Your Town

Plan a staycation and enjoy the benefits of being a local on vacation. A staycation is a great way to take a break from your every day without the expense and hassle of an out-of-town trip. Last year we had the opportunity to have a hotel staycation, just a 20 minute drive from our house. […]

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Staycation Eats in San Diego

Staycationing? Just visiting San Diego? Either way, here are some tips for enjoying the best of both worlds in San Diego. One of my complaints about vacations is that the food is not always up to par. If you’ve never visited the destination before, every meal you eat is an experiment. You might find a […]

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The Gluten-Free Baking Mix Cookbook

Make gluten-free baking so much easier with a master mix and a host of recipes to use it in! I am thrilled to tell you about a new cookbook called The Gluten-Free Baking Mix Cookbook by Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. Lynn was one of my first blog readers over at Life as MOM, and we’ve become real […]

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Spinach Pasta Salad with Roasted Mushrooms

Warmer weather means that soups give way to salads. Enjoy this hearty pasta salad and celebrate the retreat of winter. I am a salad girl at heart. From the salad bar to the epic Caesar, I love filling up on chilled, fresh greens, savory dressings, and whatever goodies I can find while rummaging in the […]

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Meal Planning: May 19 – 25

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Get your meal plan on for easier meal times and better eating. This week is going to be a busy one! We have lots of hockey games as the season comes to a close. It’s been a great season, and each of our teams has a decent shot at playing for the championship. In other […]

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Grocery Geek: Where did the week go?

The last week has disappeared before my eyes. As Elizabeth Bennet would say, “I hardly know how to account for it.” Well, yes, yes, I do. I read Pride and Prejudice throughout the week and thoroughly enjoyed it, even thought it was probably the tenth or hundredth time reading that story. Dear Jane Austen still […]

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