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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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Salmon Cakes Recipe

Salmon Cakes Recipe

| April 7, 2010 | 12 Comments

Canned meats totally and utterly freak me out. Seriously, they do. My husband happily enjoys canned tuna and chicken, but I cringe at the site of the stuff. However, when I saw a food magazine that I like tout the wonderful ease of using canned salmon, I was intrigued and bought a can. Naturally, it […]

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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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Meal Plan for the Week of March 28, 2010

Meal Plan for the Week of March 28, 2010

| March 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

A few of you asked, so here you go! Monday: Quick Chicken Parmesan (Click here for the printable recipe at Tablespoon) with a big tossed salad and homemade bread Tuesday: Peanut Soba with Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli (recipe from the latest issue of Fine Cooking) Wednesday: Asian Turkey Burgers on Homemade Foccacia Rolls with salad […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Two

My Spending Diet: Week Two

| March 26, 2010 | 3 Comments

Alright, folks … Here we are at the end of Week Two of My Spending Diet. How’s it going? The Plan: No spending from Saturday until the following Saturday. Cash in wallet can only be used in a true emergency. What Happened: Planning-wise I did much better this week. At no point did I feel […]

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Cooking with Kids: Spinach Baked Ziti

Cooking with Kids: Spinach Baked Ziti

| March 23, 2010 | 4 Comments

Will spends so much time in the kitchen with me that sometimes it’s hard to decide what to talk about on Mondays. Sweets are always a favorite (for me, you, him …) but I love knowing that he’s learning to cook while we are cooking together is really special. Dishes like this one are things […]

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My Spending Diet: Week One

My Spending Diet: Week One

| March 19, 2010 | 10 Comments

Let me run you through a normal week in my eating life: Saturday: Glance through cooking magazines, cookbooks and notebooks to try to decide what to make this week. Ignore all of it and make a rudimentary meal plan … write a grocery list, trying to remember everything I need. Go grocery shopping with the […]

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Family Favorite: Beef Stew Recipe

Family Favorite: Beef Stew Recipe

| January 19, 2010 | 8 Comments

Pretty much everyone who knows my family knows that my husband Shawn hates onions … or at least he says he does. The truth? He doesn’t like the texture of onions, but he does appreciate the flavor that a sweet onion can add to a dish. Don’t tell him I told you though, he’s very […]

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