Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Cooking tips and time saving tricks for planning and preparing meals and managing food!

St. Patrick’s Day Food and Fun

March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, it’s time to plan a fun meal. Most children don’t enjoy a hearty Corned Beef and Cabbage so I’m suggesting quick and easy Reuben Sandwiches.  Our four year old daughter loved Rueben’s, so never … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Fun

This is my Mardi Gras Dinner Plan for Tuesday, March 8th.   I don’t normally blog about specific meal plans but I do like to celebrate historical events so why not try this meal plan on Tuesday!   Mardi Gras has … Continue reading

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President’s Day fun and food ideas!

President’s Day may not be a family holiday at your house, but it should be!  We should celebrate holidays with our children to teach them about whatever the holiday may be and President’s Day is a perfect example.  A lively … Continue reading

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Decorating Valentine Cookies

This is similar to a blog we posted during Christmas, but will be even more useful for my favorite Valentine’s Day treat, cut Sugar Cookies! I like to decorate sugar cookies for Valentine’s Day because they are so easy to … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Ideas for the ones you love!

This blog is all about Valentine’s Day ideas that include recipes, food gifts, and lots of wonderful cookies, cupcakes, and desserts. Continue reading

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Avocados – How to enjoy them!

I just got an email with this great article on avocados… check it out!  It has a lot of information about buying, storing, and enjoying fresh avocados.  Then check out the avocado recipes at MealEssence.com! The heart-health benefits are worth … Continue reading

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February Holidays and Food Ideas

February will be here soon and there are many wonderful “February holidays and food ideas to share!  I like February because it represents the beginning of the end – the end of winter that is.  So, let’s celebrate February. Holiday’s … Continue reading

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Decorating the perfect Sugar Cookie Recipe

Last week I posted the “perfect sugar cookie recipe.”  If you remember, we made them back in October, placed them plastic freezer bags, and froze them until this week.  Now it’s time to frost them! My daughter came home from … Continue reading

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Bake your gifts!

Warm up your home with a some holiday baking and gift giving this year.There’s still plenty of time to bake gifts for teachers, friends, neighbors, and anyone you would like to remember at Christmas! I wanted to make some bread … Continue reading

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November is over…countdown to Christmas!

After coming to the realization that Christmas is only 24 days away I think we should get out a calendar and start planning our meals for the month of December. Plan now, save time all month long.  There are 3, … Continue reading

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