T.G.I. Friday’s Entrées for One + Fun Freezer Contest (Giveaway!)

This post brought to you by T.G.I. FRiDAY'S. All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is now closed! The winners are Jessica ([email protected]) and Cassie ([email protected])! T.G.I. FRiDAY's is our favorite family restaurant, and we eat their fairly often. My husband always gets the skillet chicken and shrimp, while I tend to choose between a…

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Giveaway: The Hour That Matters Most (2 Winners!)

This giveaway is now closed! The winners are Del Marie Riley ([email protected]) and Bekki ([email protected])! Chances are that you've heard or read or talked about the importance of eating dinner together as a family sometime recently. It's not a new topic, and yet statistics show that less than 40% of American families eat dinner together…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Emergency Planning

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less topic is emergency planning, and whether you're preparing for earthquakes and hurricanes or serious illness and job loss, having a plan and stockpile for harder times is an important part of eating well on a budget. I shared my ideas for pasta five ways earlier this week, and the…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Five Ways With Pasta

This month in our Eat Well, Spend Less series, we're talking about emergency preparedness. To be honest, I'm not sure our family is prepared at all for a major emergency, so I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the posts from Jessica, Aimee, Shaina, Katie G, Alyssa, Katie K, and Tammy. That said, I love…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Back-to-School Meal Planning

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less topic is back-to-school! I shared my tips for preparing for a busy week ahead of time earlier this week, and everybody in the group is sharing their best tips as well. From dealing with allergies -- in your child and in the classroom -- when packing a school lunch…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Preparing for Busy School Weeks

This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less theme is -- of course -- back to school, as we share strategies for eating on a budget during the school year! One of the ways we ensure we're eating healthy during the school year -- when our daily schedule suddenly includes 3-4 hours of school time! -- is…

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An August Menu Planner

Okay, I'll admit that I intended to have this post up for you first thing yesterday morning, but we ran into some technical issues and I wasn't able to finish it until today. Although it's later than I intended, I'm excited to share this August Menu Planner with you. With 31 dinner ideas in a…

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Using Pinterest to Reinvigorate Your Meal Plan

Yep, I'm talking about Pinterest again, this time on the Plan to Eat blog as I share how I use it to get inspiration for our meal plan: Like most families, we often find ourselves in a meal planning rut. The process isn't the problem since we use Plan to Eat, but because my husband…

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Healthy Snacks for the Whole Family

I'm over at the Plan to Eat blog sharing some summertime snack ideas this week: I don’t know about you, but as summer wears on, I’m finding us stuck in a summertime snack rut. I’ll admit that I like easy snacks, but I’ve been looking for healthier alternatives, since most of what you’ll find on…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Summer Menu Planning Tips

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less topic is summer menu planning! I shared my tips for preparing your kitchen & pantry before vacation earlier this week, and each of the other participating bloggers is sharing their best summer tips as well. This topic really hits home for me. We are on-the-go a lot this summer,…

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