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Italian Macaroni and Cheese

October 22, 2014
You can't go wrong with this simple, yet decedent recipe for Italian macaroni and cheese!

I love to think outside of the box when it comes to traditional recipes. The usual tried-and-true recipes are great, but there is always a way to make them better. I call it a bonus when you can use up items that you have in the fridge and turn them into a new family favorite. […]

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Mediterranean Couscous Salad

September 29, 2014
This recipe for mediterranean couscous salad is frugal, easy and great all year round!

I’ve been on a salad kick lately. Well, to be fair, I was on a salad kick all summer. With my interesting pregnancy palate, salads seemed to always hit the spot. I could junk them up by adding sliced chicken fingers and cheese, or I could keep them lean with grilled vegetables and homemade dressing. […]

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Chocolate Sour Cream Cake (with Peanut Butter Frosting)

September 24, 2014
This recipe for chocolate sour cream cake with peanut butter frosting will take care of any chocolate craving you may have!

Back in July, I wrote about how my first-born is leaving me forever. Ok, technically I wrote about how he turned 9 and how I missed his little baby cheeks. I also posted pictures of him blowing out the birthday candles on top of his chocolate sour cream cake filled with fresh bananas and peanut butter […]

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Hamburger Steak

September 16, 2014
This simple hamburger steak recipe is perfect for an easy weeknight meal. Just six ingredients!

When fall rolls back around, all I can think of is comfort food. Those easy weeknight meals that not only fill our house with delicious aromas, but use items that we keep stocked in our home. If you look in our fridge or freezer at any given time, you’ll find packages of ground beef. We […]

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How to Save Money on SodaStream Syrups

September 11, 2014
This post gives great tips on how to save money on SodaStream syrups.

  We love our SodaStream. We really do. My husband was addicted to soda when we first were married. I’d known that he was a fan of sugary drinks, but never realized how much he depended on soda, or pop as he called it. We’d grab up the store brand 3-liter drinks and he’d run […]

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4 New Ways to Add Beans To Your Meal Plan

August 22, 2014
Beans don't have to be boring. Here are 4 new ways to add beans to your meal plan without having your family revolt.

Beans, beans…the magical fruit… Yes, I’m a 12 year old boy. I just can’t help but hear that song when I think about beans. I mean, they are such a money saver, yes, but the jokes that comes from them. My mind swims in them! But, in all seriousness, beans are a staple when it […]

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Celebrate Summer with Grilled Pesto Chicken

August 19, 2014
Delicious grilled pesto chicken sandwich paired with pea pesto soup and a glass of iced tea. Perfect for summer and fall meal plans!

In our home, we refuse to let summer go. We’re still grilling, still taking trips to the beach, hanging at the pool and enjoying the warm weather on our patio. Summer just can’t leave us yet! One way we love to celebrate summer is to eat some of our favorite warm weather meals and pair […]

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Easy Chicken Recipes for Back-to-School

August 17, 2014
Check out these 10 easy chicken recipes that would be great additions to your back-to-school meal planning.

The beginning of a new school year means the start of meal planning by dedicated moms and dads. We look for the easiest meals we can make; dinners that won’t interfere with soccer practice and entrees that we can prep the night, or week, before school. Chicken is such an easy protein to cook, and […]

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10 Frugal Make-Ahead Breakfasts

August 16, 2014
10 Frugal Make-ahead Breakfasts

Back-to-school time always creates excitement and a bit of anxiety through many households. Kids are eager to get back to school to see friends, meet new teachers and learn new subjects. Parents, on the other hand, are stressing over new school wardrobes, school supplies, lunches and even breakfasts. Here is a simple list of 10 […]

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Banana Peanut Butter Krispies

August 12, 2014
A great recipe for banana peanut butter krispies using a surprise ingredient.

I have a family that loves bananas. I’ve encountered quite a few folks that really do not, but we’ll eat up all the bananas that they don’t want. It’s fine with us. Since there is such a big love of this fabulous fruit in our home, I’m constantly thinking up new ways to ingest it. […]

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