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March Menu: Week 1

March Menu: 15 Minute Meals Week 1

If you’re a busy mom, you know that sometimes life comes at you fast, you get busy, and you have to adjust your plans and do things differently for a while. That time has come for me, and it’s messing with my meal planning system. I’ve got something in the works that is keeping me super busy. I mean like “busier than a one armed paper hanger” kind of busy. (My mom always said that. I have to admit, it’s a little curious, I’m not sure why anyone would need to hang paper. Maybe hand-made paper?  I need to call Mom and ask her. But you get the idea.) *Update: Several readers have been nice enough … Read More...

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How Kate Feeds Her Family of Ten on $500.00 a Month

This post is part of the series "The Great Grocery Budget Battle: Choose Your Weapon", in which we're exploring different ways to reduce your grocery bill. This week I've asked my friend Kate to come and share with you how she feeds her family of ten … Read More...

This is a smooth and creamy peanut butter pie that is made with real whipped cream (instead of fake "cream-like" substances).Takes a few minutes to make.

Smooth & Creamy Peanut Butter Pie

Yes, I have a thing against Cool Whip. Yes, this pie actually has a crust that my camera somehow missed. No... I didn't save you a piece. I'm sorry. It was too good. Even my family didn't get much of it. It was pretty amazing. The first thing I … Read More...

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Oven Roasted Lemon-Greek Chicken

This. This is what took the stress out of my Sunday morning this week. I woke up knowing that this gorgeous Oven Roasted Lemon Greek Chicken was all prepared in the fridge and ready to pop into the oven. No worries about finding something to feed … Read More...

Cooking When It Works For Me: making a meal plan that keeps you on target.

How I Save Money By Cooking When It Works For Me

Meal Planning; most of us either love it or hate it. Some of us may not  love doing it, but we love the results. We recognize meal planning to be the best way to save money on food and to reduce late afternoon stress. But meal planning is more than … Read More...

Make these sweet rolls for you sweet heart! They're delicious and not overly sweet. You can even make them ahead and freeze then just bake when you'r ready.

Blueberry Sweet Rolls with Lemon Glaze

This has got to be one of the sweetest ways to wake up. Not that these Blueberry Sweet Rolls are all that sweet, it's just a beautiful thing to wake up to on a Saturday morning. They also make a wonderful gift. From teacher gifts at Christmas, to … Read More...

Free Meal Planning Book For Subscribers to eatbetterspendless.com

Sunday Is Served; Free e-Book For Subscribers

I'm so excited that you chose to visit this post! I have a special gift for you.   Actually, it's two gifts. The first one is called "Sunday is Served; Sunday Lunch Simplified with Once a Quarter Cooking." If you ever get frustrated that … Read More...

When a craving for cheesecake strikes, there isn't much you can do but honor it. These bars have all the texture and flavor of traditional cheesecake but are much easier to make.

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, but I don't actually eat it very often. It's expensive to buy and not the easiest thing to make. For the most part, I prefer my cheesecake plain, or maybe with a few strawberries. When you go adding a bunch of … Read More...

Put a little flavor-twist on a classic comfort food. Chicken & Peppers with Rice is sure to please the whole family.

Creamy Chicken & Peppers With Rice

Everyone needs some Chicken and Rice once in a while. It's not only easy and quick, but it's also comfort-in-a-dish AND, it's kid-friendly. But I got a little bored with the standard chicken and rice a few months ago. So I added some green pepper and … Read More...

February Meal Plan

February Meal Plan

    Don't ask me how it happened, because I'm still trying to figure it out. January is O-V-E-R. We are 1/12 of the way done with 2015. That also means it's time for another monthly meal plan. As you know, I do my meal … Read More...

Low Sugar Vanilla Frappuccino-F

Low Sugar Vanilla Frappuccino

I have to admit, I'm not a huge coffee drinker. In fact, I mostly hate coffee. I like coffee/hot fudge sundaes, and I discovered that I like Mocha Frappuccinos from Starbucks. And they used to make this wonderful Raspberry Mocha Frappuccino, oh my, what a … Read More...

Thick & Fluffy Whole Wheat Waffles

Thick & Fluffy Whole Wheat Waffles

  Today it's my pleasure to share with you my favorite Whole Wheat Waffle recipe. We just had these for breakfast today and I thought it would only be fair to share! I woke up to the sound of a coughing little boy. I soon found a coughing little boy … Read More...

Chicken Fajitas you can make in just 15 minutes. It's a kid-friendly meal that will help you stick to a food budget.

15 Minute Chicken Fajitas

 Mmmm. Chicken Fajitas! Nobody will know how easy it was to make or how healthy they are! They'll just know that this is way better than takeout. (And you'll know it was way cheaper!) This is yet another one of those meals that I can make super-quick … Read More...

Mini Molten Lave Sundaes

Mini Molten Lava Sundaes

What's your favorite Dessert?  My son's favorite is a hot fudge sundae. My husband's favorite is a good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie. My daughter isn't much of a dessert eater. (She isn't much of an anything eater, bless her little heart.) So … Read More...