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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 […]

Ways to Save:  “You don’t have to eat it”

Ways to Save: “You don’t have to eat it”

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 […]

Vegetable Victory

Vegetable Victory

  Roasted broccoli is my favorite way to eat broccoli…..I love the brown, crispy edges of the broccoli, the slightly sweet flavor, the crunch. Unfortunately, my kids don’t love it. They much prefer steamed broccoli, especially my youngest. But an interesting thing happened tonight.  I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Waffles

Waffles

I’ve mentioned this book before, when I talked about our pancake recipe.  Our usual waffle recipe comes from this book as well, on the very next page. Again, I’ve tweaked it a bit, switching out a few ingredients.  It’s quick, easy and really yummy. Top […]

Pancakes

Pancakes

I received this cookbook in 1996 at one of my wedding showers, and it’s one of the few cookbooks that I still turn to after 16 years of marriage.  I have used this time and time again, even in recent years when my cooking style […]

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 […]

Kids Take Over the Kitchen Sunday

My mom cooked dinner pretty much every night of the week.  Even if only a few of us were going to be home for dinner, she’s whip up a casserole (she was the Queen of Casseroles!), a veggie, maybe a side salad, and open a […]