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Instant Pot Pinto Beans Recipe (Charro Style)

Instant Pot Pinto Beans Recipe (Charro Style)

Share List I am a big fan of the whole pinto beans you get in a good Mexican Restaurant.  I like them more than the refried beans and they’re actually healthier, because refried beans are fried with FAT – which makes them tasty – but […]

Planning our Summer Wanderings

Planning our Summer Wanderings

Share List It’s a gorgeous spring day here in Colorado, even though it’s the first week in February. This winter has been almost disturbingly mild, not much snow at all here, while the mountains and other areas are seeing record amounts of snow. Because the […]

What’s For Dinner, Week of February 5, 2017

What’s For Dinner, Week of February 5, 2017

Still trying to be productive and get my weekly menus out on time.  This week I have a ton to do, but I also want to put something healthful on the table because I’m trying to cut my portions and snacking…..I’m a terrible snacker…..so filling with leftovers for lunch the next day is the plan for the week.

I use the “Save” function on Facebook a lot, and this week I have 2 Facebook recipes in rotation – new things I’ve not tried before – but look great.

What are you guys having?

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Using Facebook’s “Save” Function – A Recipe Seeker’s “Must Have”

Using Facebook’s “Save” Function – A Recipe Seeker’s “Must Have”

Share List  I’ve been using the “Save” function on Facebook a lot – its easy to do and then you have a list of things that looked interesting but maybe you weren’t at home (ie – on a mobile in the bathroom) or didn’t have […]

What’s For Dinner – Week of Jan 31, 2017

What’s For Dinner – Week of Jan 31, 2017

Share List I have been terrible about posting my meal plans – but they’re so handy to look back on and if I inspire one person to start meal planning and budgeting then it’s totally worth the effort.  It also helps me remember what we […]

Menu Planning Made Easy

Menu Planning Made Easy

I love to plan my menus out a week ahead of time, and I’ve been asked for menu planning tips so I thought I’d share a few.  Planning makes grocery shopping and figuring out what’s for dinner so much easier!  I’ve employed a variety of tools over the years but have found a decent combination of products and services that keeps me on track.  I thought I’d share a few tips with you – you can use all of these, or just one or two – whatever fits your situation and motivation!

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