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Why I Love My Freezer

Why I love my freezer

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.A freezer is one of […]

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Homemade Mayonnaise

Sauce Recipes You Can Make at Home | Good Cheap Eats

Making your own mayonnaise isn’t that hard. And it’s a great way to control the ingredients you eat. I never in a million years thought that I would make my own mayonnaise. I had heard that it was difficult. And it sounded a little scary. But then I did some food research and decided that […]

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Meal Plan for the Bridge Week

I call this the Bridge week. It’s halfway in April and halfway in May. I didn’t plan my month’s meal plan to extend into this week, and I haven’t yet done my freezer cooking for next month. So, I find myself on the bridge, so to speak between one place and another. Since we’re recovering […]

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Grocery Geek: End of April

I’ve been in survival mode for the past couple weeks, busy with projects, the new book, etc. That means that meal planning and grocery shopping has been on auto pilot. Yesterday the smoke cleared. So, this morning I cleaned out the fridge, cleaned up the pantry, and headed to the store. It feels good to […]

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Kale and Mushroom Pizza

This meatless pizza is super tasty and nutritious with kale and mushrooms. Friday is our family’s pizza night. We’re now up to a DOUBLE BATCH of dough. And I only have one teenager so far! I see a lot more salads in our future. The crowd typically chooses pepperoni, olive, and cheese, or a combination […]

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Wow Your Crowd with a Fish-Shaped Calzone

A few weeks ago I got a little crazy with the pizza dough origami. The result was this fun fish-shaped calzone! I was so proud. It’s super easy to form and will make you look like a rockstar chef at your next potluck, BBQ, or other festive gathering. Head to Life as MOM for the […]

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Why I Love My Magic Bullet

A Magic Bullet is a small, compact blender with a powerful punch. Here’s why I love mine. Years ago my dad bought me a Magic Bullet. Yes, really. As Seen on TV, and all that jazz. I confess; I rolled my eyes. However, we’ve used that bullet for well over six years now. I absolutely […]

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A Giveaway from Simple Squares (CLOSED)

Enter a giveaway from Simple Squares and try these all natural, nut bars, sweetened only with honey. Congrats to the winners: charitymail@, qweenofmydestiny@, jcsea9801@ While I was doing my Whole 30, as they say, I read a lot of food labels. I was stunned at how much soy and sugar are in so very many things that we […]

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Popeye Burgers with Spinach

Here’s a hamburger that Popeye would be proud of: a beef patty chock full of greens.  My eight-year old son is the resident “picky eater” around here. Almost everyone else will eat almost everything. At least without complaining. He doesn’t keep his opinions secret. And he’s been known to gag on stuff that he convinces […]

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Meal Planning: April 21-27

Breakfast for Supper We are entering into the home stretch. In case you hadn’t heard my little secret, I have another cookbook in the works. It’s due on the first. This means the next 10 days will be crazy, crazy, crazy. I’m making it easy on myself this month by planning all the meals in […]

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