Baked Beans with a Kick

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One of my most requested recipes, and I have to give the credit to my husband.  Well, maybe not full credit, but at least the inspiration. Lance doesn't like baked beans.  They're too sweet.  They're too mushy.  They're too boring.  He helped me … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of 5/20

School's out!  Always trying to look on the positive side of things, our budget cuts (had to cancel the last week of school this year to save some money) have given me an extra week with my family.  Yay for everyone being home!  Well, Lance will be … [Keep reading…]

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FTF: Living in the Lap of Luxury

My blog is a lie. Contrary to popular belief, we're waited on hand and foot.  The frugal, simple life?  Who needs it?!  We're living in the lap of luxury, oh yes.  we.  are.  May I introduce... ... our chef ... our housekeeper ... our … [Keep reading…]

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Good Food Fast

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It's no secret that we're a mobile society.  While we all appreciate and strive for the sit-down family supper, sometimes fast food is just necessary.   But not only is fast food an unhealthy and rather costly option; where we live, it isn't exactly … [Keep reading…]

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Dillons Bargain Meal, 5/13

Looks like the more you buy, the more you save at Dillons this week.  Go ahead and stock up on these great deals! Kroger cheese, 24 oz. (buy 3 for $3.00 each) Kroger orange juice 1/2 gallons (buy 3 for $1.29 each) Kroger butter, 1 lb. (buy 3 … [Keep reading…]

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Party Guest

She just came for the food. More Wordless Wednesday here. … [Keep reading…]

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It’s a Stretch

The 16 inch was comfortable; an easy adjustment after ditching the training wheels. But the 18 inch, even without solid footing, would last longer. We knew there might be a learning curve.  Some tears.  Maybe a bloody knee. She feared … [Keep reading…]

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Savory Mini Quiche

A hit at my sister's baby shower (see the full menu here), these yummy quiches come together easily and can be made ahead of time.  Simply reheat in the oven before serving. Savory Mini Quiche Crust: 1 cup butter, softened 6 oz. … [Keep reading…]

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Baby Shower Menu

On Saturday I was honored to host my sister's baby shower at our house.  Being the hostess gives me great motivation to get my home in order.  (Why I can't seem to tackle my housekeeping without external motivation is beyond me.  I certainly can't … [Keep reading…]

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