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Simplifying Thanksgiving: A Free Planner and Cookbook www.eatbetterspendless.com

Simplifying Thanksgiving: Free Planner/Cookbook

Do you need to simplify Thanksgiving?   If so I have  gift for you. (Keep reading, I'll be brief.) Through the years, our family has done Thanksgiving differently depending on where we were living at the time. Sometimes I’d cook for us and my whole side of the family (around 30 people).  Sometimes we lived closer to my husband’s side and his mom did all the cooking (not that I didn’t offer to help but I think cooking is her love language). And then there are those times that we’ve lived far away from both and we’ve had Thanksgiving to ourselves and I’d do all the cooking again, just a lot … Read More...

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker (no peel) Mashed Potatoes

  Mashed potatoes. One of America's favorite comfort foods. The problem is, if you're in the mood for comfort food, you're probably not in the mood to peel a bunch of potatoes and do all that other tedious stuff it takes to make an amazing batch of … Read More...

Enchilada Quesadillas-Horizontal

Enchilada Quesadillas

May I confess something to you? Sometimes I'm jealous of my husband. You see, sometimes at work he gets to go out for a nice lunch. Usually while I sit home and eat peanut butter sandwiches or leftover spaghetti. (Which I do not like leftover.) But I … Read More...

The Best Homemade Pizza on the Planet--And you can freeze the dough!

The Best Homemade Pizza on the Planet

It's Friday, and that usually means homemade pizza in our house. (Unless it means Nachos, but it usually means pizza.) I've been anxious to share my pizza recipe with you. It's special to me because, well, there's the obvious part about it being the … Read More...

Bow-Tie Tuna Salad; a fun alternative to tuna sandwiches.

Bow-Tie Tuna Salad

Raise your hand if you're ready for some new lunch ideas. I know I am! We've gotten in a rut around here, finding it difficult to think of anything we want for lunch. So what's a mom to do but revert to her own childhood?  What's something yummy I … Read More...

Lasagna Grilled Cheese

Lasagna Grilled Cheese

I was having a somewhat stressful Saturday--and Saturdays are supposed to be stress-free! I had so much to do and I had no lunch plans. And because I'm big on meal planning (you may have noticed) I get really frustrated when I don't have one. I hate to go … Read More...

Berrylicious Chicken Wrap-a fresh yummy alternative to a plain old sandwich

Berry-licous Chicken Wrap

Tired of the same old sandwich? I've got a treat for you today. But you have to trust me. Like when they told you about pretzels and chocolate. You were skeptical weren't you? But they're so irresistible! Aren't you glad you tried them? (Now I'm … Read More...

Sausage With Potatoes & Grilled Onion; Simple to make and satisfying to eat!

Sausage With Potatoes & Grilled Onion

So, I'm not going to win any prizes for unique recipe names, am I? Or short recipe names! Fortunately, the only thing boring or complicated about this meal is the name.  (How ironic, can you have something that's boring and complicated at the same … Read More...

Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut butter and chocolate... a classic combination that we all love!   This recipe is a bit of a trip back to childhood for me. My Aunt Helen  used to make these (along with the best pizza in the world which she taught me to make and I still make … Read More...

Beef with Broccoli-Skp the take-out!

Beef with Broccoli

I've been wanting to include Beef with Broccoli in my Seasonal Meal Plans for a long time now, but I've been having a hard time finding a recipe that I really like. Enter my friend Kim. I asked, (on Facebook) she answered, and  sent me this recipe. … Read More...

Always Requested Potato Salad

Always-Requested Potato Salad

The title is no exaggeration. Any time my family and I are going to a gathering like a family picnic or a church life group meeting, I never have to wonder what food I'll bring to share. The group always says "And you'll bring your potato salad, right … Read More...