Stocking your Fridge

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Great advice... although we do very little of it. lol And thank you for the reminder that I ...more

How to make home cooking part of your lifestyle

If you’ve had a chance to visit my healthy cooking page, you’ll know that I’m an advocate for home cooking.  Making an effort to cook more food at home might sound like a chore, but it really is one of the simplest, most straightforward ways you can eat more healthfully....more

Meal Planning: Don't Have One? Give Our Way a Try!

We've tried various types of meal planning and shopping trips throughout our marriage, and we've found a favorite: The Once a month meal plan, Once a month shopping. ...more

Sloppy Joe Casserole

I absolutely love finding ways to repurpose leftovers. While I'm not someone who really minds eating the same meal again (it's my favorite lunch!), I do like to find ways to mix it up a bit. ...more

The 5 Rules for Meal Planning Like a Boss*

Julia Costa, New York City  I have a sad story to share. The year was 2011 and I had recently moved to New York City. I was working like a crazy person in a job I loved and moonlighting as a weekend nanny yet I would cringe whenever the end of the month rolled around. I remember combing through my bill one month and thinking it read like a broken record: Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Chipotle, Cafe Metro, Hale & Hearty, Tasti-D-Lite. Rinse and repeat. "Can a person go broke spending $10 at a time?" I wondered....more

Favorite Winter Meals

Winter is feeling especially rough this year. After a few mild winters here in the midwest, I had been lulled into thinking winter wasn’t really that bad. Then this winter came in like a steamroller to remind that winter is, indeed, that bad. I’ve had a definite case of the winter blues, with the sleepiness, melancholy, and general lack of motivation that goes along with seasonal sadness....more

Crockpot Favorites

This winter is just about driving me insane! The snow and cold temps are a little more than I can bear these days. I have a definite case of the winter blues. Which is why I am especially grateful for my trusty crockpot. I can have a warm dinner ready when I walk in the door from work. So I can slip into my fleece pj’s and be as lazy as I want!...more

The maniac's guide to meal-planning: part 2 of 4

This is the second post of a four-part series on meal-planning like a boss–even when life’s crazy....more