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Easiest Dinner Ever

Easiest Dinner Ever

I’ve posted my chicken taco recipe before, but thought I’d elaborate a bit on why it’s on my “Go-To” list and honestly, the easiest dinner ever. It’s simple and takes minimal hands-on time.  A few ingredients in the slow-cooker, set it and forget it. Everyone […]

Weekly Meal Prep

It’s no secret that I plan my menus in advance, usually a week or two at a time.  What I haven’t written much about is any of the prep-work or pre-cooking I might do over the weekend in order to save time during the week. […]

Laundry Detergent Recipe

Laundry Detergent Recipe

  As a family of six, we do a lot of laundry around here.  At any given moment I’ve got a load in the washer, or at least I should if I don’t want to get behind.  And the cost of all the laundry detergent […]

O Christmas Tree

  We dragged all the Christmas decorations out of the attic a few days ago, and the kids went to town decorating the tree.  I’ve always loved watching them decorate the tree, and it’s especially fun now that they’re older and have attached their own […]

Kids and Vegetables

So I don’t have a recipe today for my 31 Days of Vegetable Recipes series. Instead, I have some words of encouragement for you, and maybe a little bit of tough love. I hear all the time from other moms that “My kids won’t eat […]

Paleo Menu Plan

Paleo Menu Plan

I teach a Paleo basics nutrition class (skim to the end of this post for the basic idea of Paleo) at my local CrossFit gym (CrossFit DFW), and put together a sample menu plan for a recent presentation.  Though I don’t usually plan breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for […]

Menu Monday:  9/23/13

Menu Monday: 9/23/13

Monday:  Stir Fry (adding some flank steak to this recipe) Tuesday:  Carnitas and Lime-Cilantro Cauliflower rice Wednesday:  Jambalya Thursday:  Taco Salad Friday:  Leftovers Saturday:  Supper Club (reuniting with some college friends…..can.not.wait) Sunday:  Kids Cooking   A few notes: First, the adhesive chalkboards I had on […]

Ways to Save:  School Lunches

Ways to Save: School Lunches

Ways to Save is a series of posts about how I save money, time, my sanity, or a combination of all three.  Keep in mind, some things that save time and sanity might actually cost more money, and things that save money might take more […]

Back to School: Clothes

Last week I covered how I shop for school supplies with a lengthy post and a few pictures. Today I will cover how I shop for school clothes with a very short post and no pictures. It’s quite simple:  I don’t do it. It is […]

Back to School:  School Supplies

Back to School: School Supplies

When I was a kid I loved to shop for school supplies:  a few folders, red and black pens, some crayons and a spiral notebook with a kitten on it.  Easy, fun and quick. My, how things have changed. Two of my four kids have […]