Plan It, Don’t Panic: A Complete Meal Planning Resource

Earlier this week, I posted a fun giveaway for Plan to Eat, my favorite meal-planning resource (there's still time to enter to win if you haven't already!). But if the thought of meal planning still seems overwhelming to you or you're not sure where to begin, Stephanie Langford from Keeper of the Home has just…

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What is a Pantry Challenge and How Can It Save You Money?

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: Food is my life. I think about it whenever I'm not eating it or preparing it. My kids do, too. Their parting words at night? What's for breakfast? Obviously, food is an integral part of our family's culture. Many of my early jobs, motherhood notwithstanding,…

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Giveaway: Plan to Eat 1-Year Membership (3 Winners!)

This giveaway is now closed! The winners are Meagan ([email protected]), Valerie ([email protected]) and jennifer ([email protected])! If you've been hanging around this corner of the internet for very long, you've heard me sing the praises of Plan to Eat a time or two. If not, you'll soon learn that not only am I the official spokesperson,…

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3 Ways to Make Meals a Family Affair



The following post is from Rachael of KitchenCourses.com: Weekdays are the worst, right? We wake up, rush around all day, and are lucky if we get a word in edgewise with our family members. It’s easy to get bombarded with the everyday chaos, and in the process miss out on a kiss from your partner…

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Freezer Cooking for the Holidays

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: I'm not sure where I would be without my freezer. It's a kitchen tool that I regularly use to help me get a little ahead of the game. Not only do I use it to stash a surplus of sale meats and excess veggies from…

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7 Days of Delicious Fall Food (A Seasonal Meal Plan)

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: We love to eat around here. Seriously and truly. Food is a big deal to the FishFam. We make memories around cooking and eating yummy messes together. And we love to embrace special foods each season. In winter it's holiday feasts and special Christmas desserts.…

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Menu Plan Monday: Week of 11/14/11 & a Crock Pot Challenge

I use Plan to Eat for all of my meal planning because I can simply drag meals from my recipe book to the menu planner and then the system automatically creates a shopping list for me...simple & easy, just the way I like it! Rachael's guest post a couple weeks ago, How to Get Out…

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How to Get Out of a Cooking Rut

The following post is from Rachael of KitchenCourses.com: Most of us have been there at one point or another: we come home from work, stare longingly into the fridge, and go back to the same old recipes that have become our standbys when we’ve lost complete motivation to cook. Our fridges and pantries are overflowing…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Making the Most of Fall Foods

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less topic is making the most of fall foods. I love fall food, which you may have already guessed from my pumpkin recipe and apple recipe roundups! With sickness making the rounds through our home, I wasn't able to participate in the Eat Well, Spend Less series this week, but…

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Making the Most of Fall Produce

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: Fall is in full swing and, as such, there are some great fall foods available to enjoy while you can. Since I get a weekly delivery of fresh organic produce, we're getting a sampling of what's seasonal in Southern California. I'm experimenting -- a lot…

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