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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Tip of the Week!! ((Faux-made Pickles))

Tip of the Week!! ((Faux-made Pickles))

Pickles!! Pickles!! Pickles!! Three cheers for pickles! If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook you may have seen some of my pictures, hinting at this TotW. I am in love with this tip for a few reasons: (more…)

Tip of the Week! (The Very Best Way to Cook Shrimp)

Tip of the Week! (The Very Best Way to Cook Shrimp)

The moment I saw this method of cooking shrimp, I knew – I had been doing it ALL wrong for many years. I made a special trip to the store, picked up some perfectly yummy, large fresh shrimp and tested what I had learned. The […]

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

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)) […]

Tip of the Week!

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!” (more…)

Tip of the Week!!!

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 […]

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

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. […]

Tip of the Week!!

Tip of the Week!!

Earlier in the week, I hinted at this tip. I was making Merlot Infused Garden-Fresh Veggie and Sweet Italian Sausage Ragu. Actually, I was browning the sweet Italian sausage & the ground beef.

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Tip of the Week!! Die flies!!, Die!!!

Tip of the Week!! Die flies!!, Die!!!

I am so excited to be sharing this ‘Tip of the Week’ with you. I have been dealing with a pesky problem for several years & recently found the solution — and it works every single time & is practically free.

Tip of the Week + Giveaway!!

Tip of the Week + Giveaway!!

I have noticed these squeeze dispensers being used on the Food Network all of the time. Finally, after a few years of thinking how handy it would be to have a set for myself, ((and forgetting to look for them at the store–every single time I […]

This Hobo Dinner just may change your life!

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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