Cucumber Avocado Salsa #EatAtoZChallenge

Cucumber Avocado Salsa | #EatA2ZRecipeChallenge |

Have you ever tasted something that after the first bite, you just can’t seem to stop eating because it’s so good? This cucumber avocado salsa totally did that for me! I first tried it at my sister’s house years ago. She shared the recipe and since then whenever I make it, it is a huge […]

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35 Budget Friendly Meals Roundup

35 Budget Friendly Meal Recipe Roundup | compiled by

Last month for the Keeping It Real Tour, I focused a little bit on saving money. This month’s theme is about eating real food. So I’ve rounded up 35 Budget Friendly Meals from my blog and other bloggers to show you that eating real food doesn’t have to be expensive! I especially love the slowcooker […]

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Weekly Menu Plan, a Giveaway, A Chat and A Challenge-Oh My! [3/10/14]


This week is Spring Break week for us! We’re staying in town since we just took a short vacation to Colorado to go skiing a few weeks ago. But I’m keeping my Weekly Menu Plan easy so that we can be flexible and take advantage of hanging out with friends and doing things around town. […]

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Applegate Pizza Kit Giveaway!

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Hey all! I’ve got a giveaway for you! This one is super fun because one lucky winner will get an Applegate pizza kit valued at over $100! Earlier this week, I reviewed Applegate’s new mini pepperoni (read it HERE). The folks at Applegare have generouls offered a giveaway for the kit–and I’m extra excited that one of you […]

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Small Steps, Big Change: Pantry, Fridge & Freezer Challenge {Week 4}

Small Steps, Big Change Pantry Fridge & Freezer Challenge | Hosted by

This week I remembered to take a photo of my groceries for the Pantry, Fridge and Freezer Challenge! My bill this week was $53.45. That includes several organic items like: cauliflower (it was only $1 more than the conventionally grown), two gallons of milk, natural uncured bacon, organic popcorn (we eat a lot of popcorn […]

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Weekly Menu Plan & Facts Up Front Twitter Chat This Week! [3/3/14}

This week’s menu plan is focusing on using up more of what we’ve already got on hand as part of my Small Steps, Big Change Pantry, Fridge and Freezer Challenge (have you joined yet? This week’s the last week!) I’ve really been noticing a decrease in my grocery bill but also that my pantry shelves […]

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Love for Applegate’s NEW Mini-Pepperoni! #ad

Applegate Pizza Recipe

Many thanks to Applegate for sponsoring this post.  We love pepperoni around our house so when Applegate contacted me to ask if I’d like to review their new Applegate Naturals Mini Pepperoni, I excitedly said yes! I just learned about Applegate last year and love that they are continuing to add more and more products […]

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Simple Slow cooker Turkey Vegetable Barley Soup #WeekdaySupper

Slow Cooker Turkey Vegetable and Barley Soup |

I don’t know about you but I’m pretty much always looking for easy dinner ideas. And if they can be made in the slowcooker, that’s even better. I like to think of my slowcooker like my personal kitchen assistant! This Slow cooker Turkey, Vegetable and Barley Soup fits the bill on both counts and is […]

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Small Steps, Big Change: Pantry, Fridge & Freezer Challenge {Week 3}

I realized after I put away all the groceries this week that I probably should be taking a picture of all the groceries I buy each week so you can see just what I’m getting for my money for the Pantry, Fridge and Freezer Challenge! Whoops! Well, maybe I’ll remember to do it next week. […]

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Weekly Menu Plan and Preview of What’s Coming Up! [2/24/14]

Did you miss my weekly menu plan last week? I had hoped to get one done for you all but we were out of town and I just didn’t get it together enough to write it up before we left for vacation. We had a great time enjoying the snow in Colorado. I know many […]

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