Menu Monday Staying On Track

Menu Plan Monday

Heather saysI'd give us a solid B+ for last week. Instead of staying at home and eating leftovers, we did get dinner out one evening. It was still a good week and on Saturday I spent some time cooking for this coming week and some travel I have in the next couple of months. Managing four kids in three schools and three sports takes a ridiculous ...

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Shredded Pork Burrito Bowls

Home Ec 101 Burrito Bowls

Heather saysWe've been working hard to reduce our meals out. We've come a long way since we first started dating and I'm thrilled about that. However, we both sometimes miss items found at certain *cough* Chipotle *cough* restaurants.We've agreed to work on finding meals or recipes that satisfy those urges without breaking our budget. A ...

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Vacuums / Vacuuming: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

vacuum and vacuuming tips

Vacuums are good for many things - carpet, hard floors, cars, refrigerator coils, vents, and more! You'll want to have a good vacuum that doesn't cost all of your savings, but still does what you want it to do. It is one of those areas where the saying "You get what you pay for" definitely applies. Following are some tips, tricks, and reviews to ...

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The Ants Come Marching One by One

Terro Ant Bait

Okay, so. I hate ants. Hate. Hate.My realistic side knows the fact that I have ants in my house right now has more to do with the heat, humidity and rain than my house being messy or full of crumbs (otherwise they'd be in my kitchen, right?). I have been using a spray that is kid and pet safe but it only works for a short period of time... and ...

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Crockpot Friendly Sticky Chicken Recipe


Heather saysI honestly don't know why this recipe is called "sticky chicken", I have the feeling it is a recipe that has evolved over the years and doesn't exactly resemble its origins or maybe it was a family nickname. This recipe for chicken in the crockpot was a favorite on a message board I frequented a decade ago and the printed out scrap ...

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