Five Easy Ways to Serve Guests on a Special Diet

The following post is from Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free: I've been eating a gluten-free and refined sugar-free diet for over 9 years and to date.  Only two people aside from my husband have cooked meals for me that I can fully partake in. Am I upset about this? No. But, if everyone had…

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Family Meals at Home from Carrabba’s

Our eating habits have changed dramatically over the past few years, and these days we eat home-cooked meals more often than not. That said, there are still nights when I just don't feel like cooking and there's nothing to pull out of the freezer for an easy meal. {Anybody else have nights like that?} Carrabba's…

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3 Tips for Improving Streaming Video

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: My family said good-bye to cable more than two years ago, and we have never missed it! We get all of our shows via streaming video services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video on Demand. Streaming a majority of our entertainment means we search only for…

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5 Super Simple Family Fun Night Ideas…with a Twist!!

The following post is from Kat of Inspired To Action: Do you wish you could do a family night, but feel overwhelmed by all the intricate, complex ideas on Pinterest? Are you tired of plain old family movie, game and story nights? Today I'm sharing a few ideas with you that require zero preparation but…

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Family Night: Board Games for the Whole Family

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Board games are one of our favorite family activities -- although I'll admit we've been playing less with a toddler in the house -- and one I hope we continue to do more as the girls get older!In fact, I still remember playing a variety of games with my family growing up, and I hope…

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Online Television: Is It for You?
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Online Television: Is It for You?

As cable television prices rise and Internet-provided entertainment becomes more accessible, more and more people are turning to Internet-based video and online television as an economical alternative to traditional television viewing. In fact, canceling cable outright in favor of Internet-based television is a viable entertainment option for many households but is very dependent on your…

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Do You Make a Pretty Plate?

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: My husband jokes with me about what have come to be known as "beige" meals. You know the ones: grilled chicken, brown rice, and steamed cauliflower. While it's a balanced meal, all things considered, it also lacks color. And for some reason, that makes a…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Hospitality on a Budget

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less topic is summer entertaining! I shared my ideas for throwing a party on a budget earlier this week, and everybody in the group is sharing their best entertaining tips as well. Hospitality is not necessarily one of my gifts, but I want to want to, and I love the…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Throwing a Party on a Budget

This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less theme is entertaining on a budget! Some people are born entertainers, but it takes a little more effort for others of us! My mom loves to throw a good party, and she's really good at thinking of all the little details and special touches. I, on the other hand,…

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How Do You Serve Dinner?

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: It wasn't until I read Laura's post a few weeks ago that I stopped to think about the different ways one could serve dinner. Certainly, we spend a lot of time talking about food shopping and preparation, but really the most important part of the…

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