How To Set Up A Great Buffet

We like to entertain a lot more in our new house—it’s set up well for hosting guests! And when it comes to deciding on a menu, I almost always do a buffet. Some of this is a function of how many people are coming. Our dining room and kitchen tables only seat 6-8 total so if we have a larger group, ...

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Save time, money, your sanity and more with a custom grocery list. Why You Need A Custom Grocery List and How To Create One (I share how!) | Find the tips at MealPlanningMagic.com

Why You Need A Custom Grocery List and How To Create One

Years ago, when my oldest child was a newborn, a friend of mine gave me a copy of the custom grocery list she used. She had found it online and started using it shortly after HER first child was born (who was only a few months older than mine). As the mother of a newborn at the time myself, I took ...

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With a Freezer Meals Exchange Group you make up your meals for the frezer, meet with friends to swap and leave with a variety of meals to fill your freezer! | Find out how at MealPlanningMagic.com

How to Start A Freezer Meals Exchange Group

This is a post I wrote over 5 years ago so I’ve refreshed it a bit and am sharing it again for those of you that may not have seen it the first time around. I’m no longer organizing a freezer meals exchange group as I haven’t found enough friends who like to cook as much as I do to keep one going ...

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How to Organize Your Refrigerator - Six Tips to Help! | Find them at MealPlanningMagic.com

Six Tips to Organize Your Refrigerator

If you ask me, one thing that helps you save time and money in the kitchen is to keep things organized. And when it comes to organizing in the kitchen, at the top of most people’s list is pantry or cabinet organization. But don’t forget one of the most used areas in your kitchen and that is an ...

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10 Tips for Slowcooker Success Plus FREE recipe conversion chart! | Find it at MealPlanningMagic.com

Ten Tips For Slowcooker Success Plus FREE recipe conversion chart!

I received my first slowcooker as a wedding present (over 20 years ago!) and it’s one of those things that seems to have gone through different phases over the years. I’m pretty sure there were a few years in there that it collected dust more than it was ever used. But since I had kids and even more ...

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Vacation Meal Planning - 10 Tips To Get Started | Find the info. at MealPlanningMagic.com

Vacation Meal Planning – 10+ Tips For Families On the Go!

This post originally appeared in July 2011 and again in June 2013. I've updated the photo, tweaked the text a bit to make it a bit more relevant for today and am sharing it again for those of you that may have not seen it before (or maybe as a refresher for those of you that have been following my ...

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