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Santa Strawberries

Can you believe it? A Christmas-y treat that is actually fairly healthy for your kids! When I saw a photo of ...

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Taco-Flavored Chicken Wings

Taco-Flavored Chicken Wings.  Enough said.  This recipe was so easy to make and yet could rival any restaurant's chicken wings.  ...

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Crazy Good Ice Cream Cake Recipe

There's ice cream cake, the there's Crazy Good Ice Cream Cake. Why in the world would you settle for less? ...

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Caramel Apple Grapes

This week's Cooking With Kids recipe is easy to make and looks fantastic when finished! If you're trying to think of ...

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How to Brine a Turkey

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Lisa Holcomb

Do you know how to brine a turkey? Well, if you’re like me and you’re in charge of making the holiday turkey this year, then you want to make sure that bird is as tender and juicy as possible.  After all, turkeys aren’t cheap and if you are going to go to the trouble of cooking one then you don’t want to serve a dried out turkey. Brining to the rescue.  Brining is a salt marinade which causes the meat tissues to absorb water and flavorings by breaking down the proteins. This is why brining is a popular method of preparing [&hellip

Holiday Gift Guide Time!

Posted on November 4, 2014 by Karee

We’re excited to participate in several Holiday Gift Guides again this year. If you’re joining us from one of those, welcome! We think you’re going to love our approach to creating budget friendly meal plans in three easy steps! Right now, you can purchase a 12 month membership (for you or as a gift!) for only $35. That’s over 50% off!  What’s so great about a Build a Menu membership, you say? We’re glad you asked! Here’s what we think you should know: You’ll have access to any of our weekly menus – you chose the recipes you know your family [&hellip

Helping Charities with our November Sale

Posted on October 30, 2014 by Karee

It’s time! Our 3rd Anniversary Blow Out Sale runs November 1-30 and our annual memberships are only $35. (That’s over 50% off!) We’re super excited to announce we’ll be donating a whopping $15 for every annual membership purchased using one of these links for these chosen charities. While we’re already sponsoring dozens of children and making donations to help these organizations with their work, we’re bumping up the goal and making each of them a part of our team for this sale. Want to help us support them? Share any of these custom links with your friends and family! For [&hellip

Freezer Labels

Posted on September 27, 2014 by Karee

We’re super excited to begin offering our newest dinner category – Family Friendly Freezer Meals! We’re looking forward to using this for our own families and know what a benefit having some easy to fix dinners will be. What makes it even better is the ability to see current grocery store prices for each of these recipes so you’ll know before you select them how much each one will cost. Easy Menu Planning + Budget Friendly Recipes? That gets two thumbs up in our book! To make it even easier for you to organize your Freezer Recipes, here’s a link [&hellip

Taco-Flavored Chicken Wings

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Lisa Holcomb

Taco-Flavored Chicken Wings.  Enough said.  This recipe was so easy to make and yet could rival any restaurant’s chicken wings.  They can be cooked on the grill like the recipe calls for, or baked in the oven.  We think you’ll find these will become a family tradition.  Enjoy! a1e17010160c6852e8ab72f4d7b3b46d69ee3505407dcd3b71 Print Taco-Flavored Chicken Wings Author: Build A Menu   Ingredients 1 pkg taco seasoning mix 3 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 2 Tbsp hot sauce divided 2½ lbs chicken wings 2 cups ranch dressing divided Instructions In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 1 cup ranch dressing, taco seasoning, [&hellip