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General Tso’s Chicken

This is John’s favorite dinner.  I can always feel the smile over the phone when my answer to “What’s for dinner?” is General Tso!  It has all of the flavors of the traditional restaurant dish with it’s sweet and spicy sauce, but I added fruit and vegetables so it would be a one-dish meal. It’s […]

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Magic Meat Sauce

First of all, let me just say that I’m not Italian.  This is not an authentic, Italian recipe.  This is just my go-to, all purpose meat sauce.  I use it for lasagna, spaghetti, baked ziti, etc.  It makes a pretty good amount, so I usually get two meals out of one batch.  You can use […]

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Classic Pot Roast

Here’s a very basic pot roast recipe to try.  No crazy ingredients, no difficult techniques, just yummy comfort food!  If you want to change it up, trade one cup of the beef stock for a cup of red wine.  Add celery or use new potatoes.  My favorite part about fixing pot roast is having a […]

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How to Instantly Make Your Life Better with Simple Routines

How to Instantly Make Your Life Better with Simple Routines

Welcome back to Mom Life Jeopardy!  Here’s the last clue in Crazy Moms for $2000: Clue:  “Oh, gosh, routines really aren’t for me.”  “I’m a free spirit and I don’t like structure.” Answer:  What are things people who can’t find the car keys and don’t have any clean coffee cups say? Yes!  That makes this […]

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BBQ Rub Recipe – sweet, smoky and spicy!

Use this versatile BBQ rub on pork butts, chicken, ribs, pretty much whenever you need to rub your meat.  I make up a batch and keep mine in an airtight container so it’s ready when I need it.  It’s a little spicy, a little sweet and a little smoky.  You’ll find yourself wanting to barbeque every night! […]

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How to Take the Headache Out of Budget Planning

How to Take the Headache Out of Budget Planning

Uugg, just the word, “budget” makes you want to cringe, right?  Here’s a cure for your budget planning aches and pains.  It’s my super awesome Budget Planning Bundle! Why Do I Need a Budget, Anyway? I mean, if you have a bottomless pit of cash, you may not need a budget.  But for the rest of […]

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The 4 Commandments of Grocery Shopping

Learn to do your grocery shopping smarter and faster with good meal planning

I love going to the grocery store. Does that surprise you? Maybe it does if you’ve been going about grocery shopping the wrong way. The key to loving this chore is to always go in with a plan. If you wander in on your way home from work, with no list in hand, you’re going […]

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How to Turn Dirty Cars Into Clean Cars

How to Turn Your Dirty Car into a Clean Car

I Like Clean Cars, and I Cannot Lie I freakin’ love my minivan!  It may not be cool, but it’s so dang comfy and practical.  Seven people or a sheet of plywood can fit inside.  My sweet ride is a 2012 and, in my heart, I know that we’ll have to part company at some […]

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Discover the Magic of Cleaning Routines

Use these powerful cleaning routines to keep your house clean all of the time!

  Here comes your fairy godmother!  I’ve come to help you maintain a clean house, my dear. Here’s a magic spell (insert Disney magic wand sound)…The magic is routine. Routines help you work on auto-pilot.  Once you develop these routines, you won’t even have to think about them.  They lose their magic if they aren’t done every […]

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