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25 Easy Chicken Drumstick Recipes for Dinner Tonight

25 Easy Chicken Drumstick Recipes for Dinner Tonight

| October 22, 2014 | 5 Comments

Make dinner tonight easy and wallet-friendly with these 25 easy chicken drumstick recipes. Your family will love ‘em! Once upon a time, I hated routines. The monotony of doing the same thing the same way was maddening to me. But the busier we get, the more I appreciate the things that make life easier. So we’re […]

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Meal Planning: 18 Beef Recipes, and Some Interesting Tidbits about Beef

Meal Planning: 18 Beef Recipes, and Some Interesting Tidbits about Beef

| October 21, 2014 | 4 Comments

Looking for some beefy inspiration for dinner tonight? These 18 beef recipes and some tips will help make dinnertime easy. This post was sponsored by The Beef Checkoff Program via The Motherhood, but all opinions are my own. A perfectly grilled steak. Some roasted asparagus. Maybe a baked potato dressed with cheddar and bacon. There’s […]

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Working Mom’s Notebook: 15 Recipes with Five Ingredients or Less

Working Mom’s Notebook: 15 Recipes with Five Ingredients or Less

| October 1, 2014 | 22 Comments

Does your life feel like a marathon some days? Mine does. But armed with quick and easy recipes with five ingredients or less, dinner doesn’t have to add to the stress. Let’s face it: Days can be so unpredictable. Yesterday, I had the best intentions of coming home and whipping up a lasagna. The ingredients […]

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30 Slow Cooker Recipes for Soup, Stew and Chili

30 Slow Cooker Recipes for Soup, Stew and Chili

| September 4, 2014 | 6 Comments

With school in session, easy dinners are the name of the game — and it doesn’t get any easier than slow cooker recipes for soup, stew and chili. When I was apartment hunting in Maine back in June, there were a few things I was looking for. First, I wanted a two-story rental where the landlord […]

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No-Fuss Meal Additions

No-Fuss Meal Additions

| June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tonight, I set a cutting board with cheese and a little bowl of strawberries on our dinner table. I swear, the kids would have eaten it all, if I let them. Sometimes easy, no-fuss sides like this are the best treat of all — both for me, who threw it together in seconds, and for […]

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Simplest Summer Vegetable Miso Noodle Soup

Simplest Summer Vegetable Miso Noodle Soup

| June 19, 2013 | 8 Comments

Our local farmers market opened for the season yesterday (finally!). It used to be an all-organic market that was held just down the street from me. Just minutes away, it was tucked away in the parking lot of a local church. Then it moved a little downtown then a little across town. Throw in a […]

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Cucumber, Carrot and Edamame Salad

Cucumber, Carrot and Edamame Salad

| January 24, 2013 | 4 Comments

There is so much good all around us, if we only take the time to see it. Goodness is bright and beautiful. It fills us up and reminds us that we aren’t alone. That’s such an important thing. Good was in the Christmas cards that arrived, sharing the kindest of well wishes in the aftermath […]

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

| January 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

I wish I could gaze into a crystal ball and see the future, perhaps six months from now. I wish I could see that the progress we’ve made means something and our efforts — the talking, the patience, the healing books and the one-footstep-in-front-of-another philosophy — is working and will land our family and community […]

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Quick Homemade Taco Seasoning

Quick Homemade Taco Seasoning

| January 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

As I was making my coffee this morning, Paige emerged from her bedroom — bleary eyed and yawning. Scrappy, who is still recovering from his neck injury, had been barking protests to his aching body as he moved around, trying to get comfortable. It woke her. “It’s still early. Don’t you want to go back […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: 3 Ways to Save Money on Your Meal

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: 3 Ways to Save Money on Your Meal

| November 20, 2012 | 3 Comments

The kids and I are about to hit the grocery store for our Thanksgiving supplies. But first, I have a few tips for how you can eat well without overspending this Thanksgiving. 1. Pay attention to price tags It’s easy to glance at price tags and only see the big numbers. But a closer look […]

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