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18 Beef Recipes, and Some Interesting Tidbits

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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15 Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less for Dinner

Does your life feel like a marathon some days? Mine does. But armed with quick and easy recipes with 5 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

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

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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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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Easy Chewy Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

With just a few ingredients, you can make a big batch of Easy Chewy Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Granola Bars for easy grab and go breakfasts and snacks. Most weekday mornings go something like this: The kids wake up. I wake up — either thanks to the kids, my alarm or Snoopy trying to convince …

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