Easy holiday sweet potatoes

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It does not get much easier than this.  Sweet potatoes with no boiling or peeling required!   Wash your potatoes and toss in the slow cooker for 3-6 hours.  The more potatoes, the longer they need to cook.  They are ready when fork tender and mash-able. Remove from slow cooker and (while still hot) peel with a fork!  Yes, a FORK!     The … [Read more...]

How much does it really cost?

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Meal Planning with 5 dinners in 1 hour really does save me money. Numbers don't lie. I shopped at Sprouts Farmers Market which is almost like a Whole Foods but not quite as expensive. Nothing I bought was on sale which was a bummer but it really didn't make that much of a difference. I mean 5 dinners for 4 people (adult people…I have teens…..they eat a lot) for only $58.66 that is only $11.73 per … [Read more...]

Health & Wellness Series Intro

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Do you have the guts to be healthy?  I am not talking about bravery here.  What is happening inside your gut can determine your overall health.  80% of your immune system is in your colon, your "gut".  Candida spread like wild fire and took up camp in my body making me so sick I could barley walk to my mailbox without getting winded. You can read more about my story and what I … [Read more...]

10 School Lunches in 15 minutes *Repost*


Two of my kids take their lunch to school every day and EVERY morning I make them.  Well now that does not make much sense does it?  I make all our dinners at once, why am I making 2 lunches every morning??? I spent 15 minutes and here is what I have ready for the rest of the week. 6 ham & cheese sandwiches 4 PB & J sandwiches 9 baggies of sliced oranges 10 baggies … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos

slow cooked shredded beef tacos

WE LOVE TACOS!!  Really I mean, I could eat them every day.  My kids love them and they are so easy to make.  This recipe is one of our favorites using a beef roast and your slow cooker.  Dump all ingredients in the slow cooker and walk away.  After work you will have about 5 minutes of dinner prep time.  That's it!  Easy!  Faster than the drive … [Read more...]