This healthy shepherd’s pie is easy and a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.... Read More
Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less? The Author of Good Cheap Eats Shares Her Secrets (and Zucchini Fritters Recipe!)by Stephanie Langford
Do you love serving up homemade food to your family but wish it didn't take so much time? My friend Jessica has become a pro in the kitchen over the years. As a mom of six kids (including teenage boys!),... Read More
Guest post by Dena Norton What's the first recipe that comes to mind when you hear the word "eggplant"? Eggplant Parmesan, right? And what's the second? Most of us draw a blank on that one. Well, today I hope to... Read More
By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer Y'all, I am far from being the perfect parent. I yell more than I should. At times, I'm addicted to my iPhone. Sometimes, anxiety just plain gets the best of me. And, I'm not spending... Read More
By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer As we head into fall, one of the things that might need some attention and re-working after a more relaxed summer is your pre-dinner and dinner prep routine. This can be a time of day... Read More
Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Over the years I've learned to start dinner early in the day in order to avoid the stress of cooking with hungry (or cranky) kids around at the 5 o' clock hour. However, I... Read More
Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer We all know that the best way to eat healthy meals while staying on top of your food budget is by meal planning. This is something that Stephanie has talked about often, and she has... Read More
Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I am one of those people that actually likes spending lots of time in the kitchen. Even so, it is still nice to have some quick and easy dinner recipes to fall back on, especially... Read More
Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer I looked at the clock in horror. How could it be 4:30 already? My husband would be coming home soon, and I had to feed him and eight kids at 5:00. What to do?... Read More
Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer We all know that vegetables are good for us; they can help protect against many chronic diseases, aid weight loss, and provide vitamins and minerals. Yet, even with this knowledge, a good portion... Read More
Picky Eaters: Avoiding the Dinnertime Dilemma By Raising Children With a Heart of Gratitudeby Courtney
Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer Picky eaters, finicky eaters, stubborn, selective. The notion of children being picky about their food is common these days. I’ve noticed that it’s tossed around as “normal” and accepted, even justified by some. Pop psychology... Read More
Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer Without proper planning, a whole foods diet can be more draining on your wallet than you might expect! However, by menu planning and incorporating meals with lower cost ingredients into my meal plans, I actually... Read More
As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. Written... Read More
Plan It- Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge (and Simplifying Menu Planning for Busy Times)by Stephanie Langford
Snow is lovely. Except when it delays my flight home from Pennsylvania by 24 hours, keeping me from my family. These things just happen, though, and so here I sit in the Harrisburg Sheraton hotel, attempting to come up with... Read More
Plan It- Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge Week 5 (And 7 Ways to Use Those Leftovers)by Stephanie Langford
Can you believe we've been consistently meal planning together for over an entire month now? I don't know about you, but after a summer of inconsistency, in both my planning and in the meals I was serving, it feels good.... Read More
Plan It- Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge Week 4 (And What to Do If You Mess Up Your Meal Plan)by Stephanie Langford
The other night, I went to make dinner after a very busy afternoon out, and realized that most dreaded of mistakes. The meal plan on the fridge said "Roast beef". The large roast was sitting downstairs. In the freezer. Frozen... Read More
Welcome to the 3rd week of the Plan It- Don't Panic Meal Planning Challenge! How are your meal plans coming along? Is it getting easier to put them together? Do you find that you are saving money? Time? Dinnertime sanity?... Read More
Welcome to the 2nd week of the Plan It- Don't Panic Meal Planning Challenge! I was so excited to see so many of you participating actively in the challenge, whether by sharing a link to your own meal plan or... Read More
Welcome to the "official" (see last week) start of the Plan It- Don't Panic Meal Planning Challenge! This challenge will be running for the next 6 weeks (Sept.26- Nov.7). Every Monday I will be posting both my own menu plan... Read More
Welcome to Week 1 of the Plan It- Don't Panic Meal Planning Challenge! What? You're not ready? You thought it started next Monday, the 26th of September? Oh, you mean the date on the pretty graphic I had made? Ahem... you... Read More
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