Eat Well, Spend Less: Things to Do in Your Kitchen Before You Leave

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less theme is summer menu planning, at home and while traveling. While the other participating bloggers are talking about food for airplane travel, hot-weather mealtime solutions, and more, I'm going to talk specifically about preparing your kitchen and pantry for your time away...and for your return. I don't know about…

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Homemade Frozen Yogurt Tubes

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: The ultimate easy snack and packable treat has become tubes of yogurt, stuck in the freezer until hard, and then eaten like a popsicle or packed to-go style and used as an extra edible ice pack. My kids love them, and…

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37 Eat Well, Spend Less Potluck Dishes for Summer

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less theme entertaining on a budget, and we're talking about parties, barbecues, picnics and more. Jessica's got advice for throwing summer parties on a budget, and Carrie has a ton of great tips for preventing food waste at picnics, so it seemed appropriate to chime in with some healthy potluck…

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Letting Go of Food Guilt & Shame {Eat Well, Spend Less}

This month is the two-year anniversary of the Eat Well, Spend Less series! In April of 2011, Jessica from Life as Mom brought together a group of bloggers to share our thoughts on eating well without breaking the budget. With chefs like Shaina and Aimee participating alongside frugalistas like Carrie and Amy and real food…

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46 Ways to Serve Fruits & Veggies at Snacktime {Eat Well, Spend Less}

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less theme is the embracing the transition from winter to spring in your kitchen! For better or worse, snacktime is a big deal in our house, and our girls look forward to their mid-morning and post-quiet time snack every. single. day. Since we're already preparing three meals a day, delicious…

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Favorite Kitchen Tip & Cooking Resources {Eat Well, Spend Less}

The Eat Well, Spend Less bloggers are joining together this month for a fun Q&A! We each posed a question to our fellow bloggers, and we're sharing those answers in our posts. Last month, I shared a bit about my own strategies for learning to cook, but I wanted to know where other people turn…

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How to cook from scratch when you don’t know how

Although I dreamed of being the perfect housewife and stay-at-home mom—keeping a clean, organized home, cooking healthy, delicious meals...and always with a smile on my face—none of it came easily to me. Least of all the cooking part. I truly hated to cook, but it wasn't the actual cooking I hated; it was the not…

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35 Easy, Overnight Breakfasts for the Holidays {Eat Well, Spend Less}

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less theme is food for the holidays! While overnight dishes are my favorite ones to serve on Christmas because they allow me to focus on my family while still serving a delicious meal, they're not just for Christmas morning! Overnight breakfasts are perfect for the entire holiday season, with its…

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Save Time in the Kitchen with a Little Prep Work {Eat Well, Spend Less}

As our family has taken baby steps to better eating habits over the past couple of years -- reducing and eliminating processed foods that were previously staples in our kitchen -- I've found myself spending a lot more time in the kitchen. Although I'm learning to enjoy cooking as I experiment and learn more, I…

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Once-a-Month Menu Planning & Shopping {Eat Well, Spend Less}

This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less theme is all about back-to-school, with plenty of menu planning tips, meal ideas and more. As part of my commitment to simplifying for fall and putting some better routines and discipline in place for our family, I decided to go back to menu planning for a full month at…

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