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Can You Afford to NOT Plan Your Weekly Menu?

Your life is busy. Super busy. And probably the last thing you want to do at the end of a ...

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Meal Boredom Busting

Do you ever get into a rut and find yourself making the same thing for dinner almost every week? Tacos. ...

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Goals for 2017: Save Money and Get Healthy

The end of the year is just a few days away and many of us are pondering New Year’s resolutions, ...

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Curb Side Grocery Pick Up. Is it worth it?

If you haven’t heard of it yet, you will soon. Many of the larger grocery stores are now offering this ...

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Get Your Free Budget Friendly Menu Plan and Shopping List

We hear it all the time. Families are looking for a way to keep grocery expenses down, but schedules are ...

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Planning Meals for Your Family While You’re Away

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Marla Schultz

Maybe you’ve been in this predicament before. You’re planning to leave your family for a few days. Worry begins to set in. Will they starve before you return? Okay, starve might be a little too strong of a word. Will they meet you at the front door emaciated and pale because they’ve been subsisting on crusts of bread and stale Doritos during your absence? Guilt seeps in. Should you go?  Planning Meals for Your Family While You’re Away Recently I went out of town for a week to attend a conference. A week away from the people in my life—my [&hellip

Gluten-free Cranberry Orange Scones

Posted on April 4, 2017 by Marla Schultz

It’s April and scattered showers and major downpours are still the norm in some places around the country. Dreary weather for days at a time begins wearing on the nerves after a while. Colds and the flu attack innocent bystanders. Occasionally the sun peeks its head around the storm clouds to let us know that warm weather is just around the corner, but it’s still weeks away for some of us.  Instead of, potentially, sinking into a melancholy state, why not celebrate the rain and cloud-filled skies? I’m convinced the English live in a perpetual state of gray (I spent [&hellip

3 Ways to Serve Your Community This Easter

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Lisa Holcomb

For many families, Easter tends to be more inward-looking than big holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. We attend our church service, cook a celebratory dinner, and maybe bring the little ones to an egg hunt, but Easter can also be a great time for giving back to the community with simple and fun DIY projects. Not only do rising temperatures make it easier to mobilize friends and neighbors, but it’s also a great way to spread the true message of the holiday. Here are three ideas for service events you can organize this Easter. 1. Coordinate a Community Spring Cleaning [&hellip

Can You Afford to NOT Plan Your Weekly Menu?

Posted on March 28, 2017 by Marla Schultz

Your life is busy. Super busy. And probably the last thing you want to do at the end of a busy day is go grocery shopping. In addition, taking the time to plan a weekly menu—and make the meals—can seem overwhelming. But can you afford not to? If we’re not careful, both money and time can get away from us. Crazy weeks happen.You don’t quite get to the grocery store to do a full week’s worth of grocery shopping because you didn’t make a weekly menu. You didn’t make a menu because you couldn’t decide what to prepare, or make [&hellip

Celebrate Spring with Pasta Primavera

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Marla Schultz

Yesterday was the first day of primavera—spring—according to our calendars. I’m sure many of you are a bit skeptical as you shovel mountains of snow around your home from that recent blizzard. Warm weather seems somewhere in the distant future. You know it will arrive someday, but you can’t quite imagine spring at the moment. For others 70-plus degree weather, short sleeve shirts, and shorts is right around the corner, or already a reality. As the first warm breeze gusts through, you begin envisioning the curls of green in your vegetable garden, or the plump produce at your local farmers’ market. [&hellip