• Hashbrown casserole is tasty for breakfast or dinner.
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    Sausage & Hashbrown Casserole

    Breakfast sausage is a favorite comfort food of mine. Especially if it’s mixed in something. As a kid I would mix it into mac & cheese. This casserole is the ultimate comfort food: sausage, potatoes, & cheese. What more could…

  • Grocery receipts can add up, save money with these 8 tips!
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    8 Tips to Save Money On Groceries

    Unless you have money to fling around chances are you could go for having a smaller grocery bill. Who doesn’t want to save money on groceries? These tips are easy to implement and don’t need any coupons. For all of…

  • pumpkin cheesecake with a decadent whipped cream
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    Stress Free Pumpkin Cheesecake w/ Cinnamon Whipped Cream

    It’s October and pumpkin everything is in full swing, but honestly pumpkin cheesecake is good year round. I’ve made it in March, July, and December. Sweet pumpkin pairs with cream cheese and warm spices for a smooth, rich dessert. It’s…

  • gnocchi mixed with a tomato based meat sauce that's reminiscent of pizza
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    Pizza Gnocchi – A Delightful Change of Pace

    I don’t know about you, but I was unfamiliar with gnocchi until a year or two ago. I’m not sure where it’s been hiding. My love of carbs wholeheartedly approves of this potato-pasta crossover! If you haven’t had gnocchi [or…

  • Grocery staples like pasta, lentils, and beans can save you when you don't know what to make for dinner.
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    Grocery Staples You Should Have on Hand

    We’ve all been there, the dreaded “What are we having for dinner?” question. The deciding is usually the hardest part for me. I really wrote this post to help myself. Anyway, for whatever reason you don’t have a plan, or…

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    Spicy Curried Lentils with Roasted Cauliflower

    I’ve been ramping up my vegetarian recipe repertoire and lentils have been a recent favorite of mine. They’re cheap and quick to cook. Lentils are crazy high in fiber and are a good source of iron and protein. Oh and…

  • macaroni & cheese is easy from scratch
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    Crazy Simple Macaroni & Cheese from Scratch

    I ate a lot of macaroni & cheese growing up (and still do…). It was almost always from a blue box. I didn’t care. Sometimes instead I’d have the yellow box with its squeezy cheese. You can make mac &…

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    5 Days of Healthy Dinners Under $40

    I thoroughly enjoy cooking, but after working all day, deciding what to make for dinner can be the worst part of my day. To fix that I started planning what to make for the week on Sundays before grocery shopping.…

  • a quick weeknight meal
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    Weeknight Black Bean & Rice Bowl

    This is one of my go-to weeknight meals because it’s low in calories and cheap to make. Oh and it’s pretty dang tasty. For a long time I wouldn’t eat beans. I had never tried them and just assumed they…

  • The Best Aldi Groceries
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    My Favorite Aldi Groceries

    If you’ve never shopped at Aldi, you’re missing out. Aldi is a a German owned grocery store (they own Trader Joe’s too) that has become increasingly popular in the US over the last several years. I was skeptical at first…