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Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Briny olives, crunchy bits of cucumber, moist chicken chunks, creamy, salty feta and an easy dressing combine in this easy recipe for Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches. Today is Will’s last day of preschool. Ever. I can hardly believe it. You always hear people say that children grow up so quickly, but only in experiencing it …

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My Spending Diet: Week 12

The hardest thing about freelancing is waiting for the checks to arrive … and this was one of those waiting weeks where it felt like they would never, ever come. Fortunately, thanks to My Spending Diet, I have money set aside in the bank for when the finances get challenging. Aside from this, this was …

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My Spending Diet: Week 11

Before I launch into the My Spending Diet update, two things: My garden is growing! We’ve planted all our veggies and need to fence it all in (hopefully this weekend). Check in tomorrow for some pictures. Today is 30 days until I turn 30. Hard to believe it’s so close. I expected to enter my …

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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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My Spending Diet: Week Ten

Another week … This was a hard one. As a freelancer, I don’t receive paychecks on a predictable schedule. So, sometimes I go for weeks without receiving checks. Other times, like this week, I receive several all at once. And even with the best efforts, it can be daunting to not want to send a …

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Tuna Cakes Recipe

It’s been nearly a decade since I last ate canned tuna (and that was once … the time before that? About five years prior). I don’t eat it. I don’t like it. Usually the smell grosses me out, and honestly I would rather have fresh. But when I recently told you about the Salmon Cakes …

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My Spending Diet: Week Nine

It’s hard to believe that I have been on this spending diet for nine weeks now. My goodness. I have come a long way from that first week when I ran out of all sorts of important items, and spent like crazy. In the past nine weeks: I cut my spending in half. I’ve wasted …

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