Roasted Vegetable Bowl with Pickled Carrots and Freekeh

Roasted Vegetable Bowl with Freekeh

Love veggie bowls? Forget the rice and instead dig into this Warm Vegetable Bowl with Pickled Carrots and Freekeh. When I accepted my job last spring, I knew that our office would be moving soon. Last month, it finally happened. Now situated in the heart of downtown in our fair city, we’re in the center…

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


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

15 Dinner with Five Ingredients or Less

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 Soup Stew Chili Recipes

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


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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Lemony Pasta Salad

For years I haven’t watched the news at night. While I think it’s important to be informed (and I am), it’s easy to become enraptured with the frightening amount of bad things that happen every day everywhere. I like to believe in the inherent goodness of people, but also realize that for whatever reason some…

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Meal Plan for the Week of May 24

Monday: Classic Tomato Spaghetti (from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals), salad with Lemon Rosemary Vinaigrette, Italian bread Tuesday: Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers and Parmesan Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries Wednesday: Grilled Island Chicken with wild rice and salad Thursday: Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Potato Wedges and corn Friday: Grilled…

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Meal Plan for the Week of May 3

Monday: Grilled Sirloin Steak with Parsley and Garlic Butter; tossed salad Tuesday: Mini Shell Pasta with Creamy Smoked Bacon and Pea Sauce (from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals); tossed salad Wednesday: Ginger Soy London Broil; Orzo Salad with Peas Thursday: Pork Tenderloin with Soy, Ginger and Lime (from Everyday…

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