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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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Comfort Food: Crunchy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

Comfort Food: Crunchy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

| January 5, 2010 | 8 Comments

There is something amazing about biting into the crispy coating of fried chicken. It crunches between your teeth, revealing layers of flavors. It’s salty and wonderful … Before you know it, you’re biting into juicy chicken, just below the skin. Well, at least I hope it’s juicy. I’ve had a lot of flavorless meat on […]

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Fabulous Fish: Baked Lemon Herb Cod Recipe

Fabulous Fish: Baked Lemon Herb Cod Recipe

| December 10, 2009 | 28 Comments

Sometimes, you taste something – just a little bite of it – and it blows you away. That was the case with this dish. It was rich, buttery even (although there is no butter in the recipe) and absolutely mouthwatering. It was one of those things that the kids devoured so fast that I did […]

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Five Uses for Leftover Ham

Five Uses for Leftover Ham

| April 13, 2009 | 4 Comments

When we were driving to my cousin’s house this afternoon, Will pointed out the brilliant blue sky (“I really like the color of that blue sky.”), and he was right, it was spectacular. It was one of those skies that takes on a breathtaking sapphire hue that makes you want to drink it in while […]

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Making a Plan, Following a Plan

Making a Plan, Following a Plan

| March 16, 2009 | 5 Comments

Before I headed off to the grocery store on Saturday, I did something I don’t normally do … I planned out our dinners for the week and made a list of whatever we were out of for those meals. Did you catch that? Yep, I meal-planned for the week. I’ve toyed with meal planning in […]

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