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Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce & Cream Cheese Chicken Enchilada Casserole ((It’s a “Two-fer”))

Oh boy! After a week of meals come Fri­day night, I am ready to call the piz­za deliv­ery man! But I forced myself to pull out one more meal. ((Who am I kid­ding, there is a meal com­ing for Sat­ur­day too!)) I sure am glad I per­se­vered! This one was a total win­ner. The entire herd larped it up — there was even an elbow jab or two for the last crispy bits.

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Speedy Chili-Mac aka Mexican Goulash ((just like Grandma’s))

One of my favorite ways to stretch our gro­cery bud­get is to make my own beans. Not canned, not frozen — but dried beans. If you have been fol­low­ing me over the last year, you know all about my love for dried beans! I also love bulk cook­ing meat & mak­ing my own sea­son­ing blends. This recipe com­bines so much of my cook­ing point of view — which makes me super excit­ed to share this recipe with you!  Con­tin­ue read­ing

Tip of the Week ((a simple egg test — will yours pass??))

For this week’s Tip of the Week, I am shar­ing a fun lit­tle way to test the fresh­ness of your eggs. Don’t you ever won­der about your eggs?? Are they bad and you don’t know it?? Well, won­der no more. I have the per­fect ((sim­ple)) way to test fresh­ness! It goes all the way back to the den­si­ty of mat­ter…

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Tip of the Week!

I decid­ed to share this par­tic­u­lar tip while I was prepar­ing the Chard Roll recipe I shared ear­li­er this week. I chopped and chopped and chopped in order to make the chard roll fill­ing and the deli­cious­ly sim­ple gar­den- veg­gie toma­to sauce. Sev­er­al times, through­out the process, I thought to myself “this is so handy — I am glad Rachel Ray shared this idea on her show…It’s so simple…it should be the Tip of the Week!” Con­tin­ue read­ing

Tip of the Week!!!

Around my house, stor­age bag­gies are a key play­er in lunch pack­ing. Sand­wich­es, grapes & chips — they work per­fect­ly ((as I am sure you know!!)). I can’t get along with­out them — I have tried reusable pouch­es and all dif­fer­ent sys­tems & sizes of plas­tic con­tain­ers — but we always seem to drift back to ‘the bag­gie’. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Tip of the Week!! ((100th post & a giveaway!!))

This week’s Tip of the Week is also my 100th post!! To cel­e­brate this achieve­ment, I am giv­ing away a set of 3 hand­made, cro­cheted dish clothes. These dish clothes are cute but also get the “job done” bet­ter than any oth­ers I have found. They are a bit thick­er & tex­tured in such a way to real­ly com­bat mess­es and grime! I hope the win­ner appre­ci­ates them as much as I do! In order to be entered in this give­away, Con­tin­ue read­ing

This Hobo Dinner just may change your life!

 The first time I had a Hobo Din­ner was when I was 12. Mom, Dad, Mike & I were camp­ing in the sum­mer in CO. Once the tent was sent up, the camp­fire wood was gath­ered and the camp­fire was built, mom and I start­ed the meal prep. I remem­ber wash­ing my hands with water from our jug, mak­ing sure not to waste it! If some­thing dropped on the ground, I would do a quick rinse and try to make sure it became part of my brother’s meal ((haha­ha))!

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