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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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Slow Cooker Beef and Veggie Stew

Slow Cooker Beef and Veggie Stew

| January 6, 2012 | 5 Comments

When you plan your meals ahead of time, the evening goes much smoother. It becomes simpler to just finish up whatever you need to (work, laundry, whatever) and then move into a speedy dinner prep. Unfortunately, I fell back into bad habits recently and wasn’t planning dinners. Heck, I wasn’t even thinking about dinner … […]

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Lemony Pasta Salad

Lemony Pasta Salad

| April 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

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

Meal Plan for the Week of May 24

| May 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

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

Meal Plan for the Week of May 3

| May 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

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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My Spending Diet: Week Five

My Spending Diet: Week Five

| April 16, 2010 | 3 Comments

Sometimes you stumble. Sometimes you fall. This week was all about stumbling and falling in My Spending Diet. As I mentioned last week, it was the first time where my kids had to do the big weekly shop with me. It turned out to be harder (on me) than I anticipated. Add in an intensely […]

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Meal Plan for the Week of April 10

Meal Plan for the Week of April 10

| April 11, 2010 | 1 Comment

This week’s meal plan is … Monday: BBQ Pulled Pork from Everyday Food; Honey Maple Cornbread (new recipe); Sweet Potato Fries; Vinaigrette Coleslaw (new recipe) Tuesday: Pulled Pork Wraps (new recipe); Lime-Cilantro Red Beans and Rice; Corn Wednesday: Asian Turkey Burgers with Stir Fried Rice; Salad Thursday: Teriyaki Beef Kabobs; Roasted Green Beans; Grilled Potato […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Four

My Spending Diet: Week Four

| April 9, 2010 | 2 Comments

Four weeks! I can’t believe it! Seriously, I really can’t. When I started my spending diet four weeks ago, I doubted it would last more than two weeks. But week two was easier and week three even easier and now I have ventured into finding ways to simply spend less. As a reminder: The Plan: […]

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Meal Plan for the Week of April 5

Meal Plan for the Week of April 5

| April 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

This week’s meal plan is … Monday: Leftover ham, macaroni and cheese, Roasted Green Beans (new recipe) Tuesday: Homemade Salmon Burgers on ciabatta rolls with a tossed salad (new recipe) Wednesday: Maple Soy Flank Steak, rice and salad Thursday: Chicken Florentine over pasta with salad Friday: Homemade fresh mozzarella, ham and pineapple pizza with salad […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Three

My Spending Diet: Week Three

| April 2, 2010 | 5 Comments

(Psst! There is some definite cuteness at the end of this post. Be sure to click though.) It’s hard to believe that it’s been three weeks already. As you probably remember, the first week of my spending diet was really hard but the second week was a little easier. So, how did the third week […]

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