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What’s In My Kitchen

What’s In My Kitchen

It’s the tail-end of the winter fruit….soon those clementines and grapefruit will be replaced by stone fruits, and you can see the beginnings of summer with the first squash from my garden along side some tomatoes.  Oh, and that mess is what I lovingly called the “kitchen pile”.  You have one […]

Three Simple Rules for Menu Planning

Three Simple Rules for Menu Planning

image: Modern Mommy Madness It’s funny, because it’s true.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve planned the perfect menu, filled with wonderful, healthy, perfectly-balanced meals, containing a variety of colors, textures and flavors each and every night, only to crash and burn by […]

Ways to Save:  Chop the Whole Onion

Ways to Save: Chop the Whole Onion

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 […]

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 […]

Slow-Cooker Recipes

If you read my menu posts very often, you’ll see that I use my slow-cooker often, at least once a week, and sometimes more.  Though we try to eat dinner together as a family most nights of the week, we do have one night of […]

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 […]

Sharpies Prevent Food Poisoning

Sharpies Prevent Food Poisoning

Have you ever reached into the fridge for a jar of salsa and wondered, “How long has this jar been open?” If you’re my husband,  you have never asked that question.  You simply grab the jar and dump it in the bowl and start dipping […]

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:  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 […]