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Zaycon Fresh – Quick! Quick! Farm Fresh Chicken for Cheap!

Hey guys!! I have an excited deal to share!¬† You already know it’s about food ūüôā (c’mon…you’d probably think I’d been[Read more]

Baby I’m Back!

Whew!¬† It has taken me a long while to get back to what I’ve always loved doing – writing.¬† I’ve guest blogged here and there, but[Read more]

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Nutella Butter Cookies

It has been a looooong while since I have blogged.  Almost 2 years, in fact.  Yikes!  All year, I had planned my blog comeback.  I was going to te[Read more]

Saving Green on Black Friday: GameStop and $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Some people dread Black Friday and avoid the hustle and bustle.  While I am not your camp out all night, trample people in the stores kind of shopper[Read more]

Monte Cristo Roll-Ups

Monte Cristo Roll-Ups When I was a teen (just a few short years ago ;)), I couldn’t wait to get a job and make my own money. I got so sick and t[Read more]

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Author Archives: Joyce

Parmesan Cauliflower Bites

Parmesan Cauliflower Bites

Let’s face it, vegetables can get quite boring. Especially when you’re in a rush to put food on the table and a well-balanced meal is a must. I am on the constant quest to make veggies more interesting. Why? Because I have 6 kids…5 of them that still live with me albeit all 6 ofContinue Reading

PThirty1 Two-Week Meal Plan March 16 to March 29

PThirty1 Two-Week Meal Plan March 16 to March 29

March is the busiest month ever in my house. Aside from spring break, there are 3 March birthdays to celebrate in my household and it drives me crazy EVERY year! I suppose if all of the birthdays were for family within the same age group, it would be easier…sorta cookie cutter even. But there isContinue Reading

PThirty1 Two-Week Meal Plan March 2 to March 15

PThirty1 Two-Week Meal Plan March 2 to March 15

So I have a secret to tell you. Last week month, I bit off waaaay more than I can chew. I mean waaaay more! I had something going on just about every weekend PLUS projects at work kept me working late PLUS kids activities during the week kept me busy, biz-zay!!!  I fell behind inContinue Reading

Turkey, Kale and Brown Rice Soup

Turkey, Kale and Brown Rice Soup

I am sleepy. I’ve been freezer cooking all day long. My back hurts and my mind just wants to be free…in dreamland, that is. BUT, I promised this winning recipe to a few PThirty1s and I cannot disappoint as this delicious soup surely did not. ¬†I’m awake to pen this recipe for the sake ofContinue Reading

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup

I made this by a fluke. I had every intention to make cream of broccoli soup for dinner…something I hadn’t had in many moons. It was even a part of my meal plan for this week. But somewhere in between the hours of 9 and 5, my hungry thoughts happily pondered the cheesy, creamy flavorContinue Reading

PThirty1 Two-Week Meal Plan: February 16 – March 1

PThirty1 Two-Week Meal Plan: February 16 – March 1

Seems like February just started and now it’s just about over. It’s only 2 days shorter than an average month, why the heck does it go by so quickly?!?! As I sit here writing this, my Valentine’s Day is ending. I’ve been under the weather these last few days so I didn’t put a lotContinue Reading

Baked Spasagna with Vegetable or Meat Sauce

Baked Spasagna with Vegetable or Meat Sauce

I started back meal planning this month and I’m soooo excited! I planned to try at least one new recipe a week and so far so good! At least twice a month, I make a recipe involving pasta and spaghetti sauce. Why? Because it’s cheap and it’s quick and the kids ALWAYS eat it withoutContinue Reading

Mini Pot Pies

Mini Pot Pies

Finding foods that’ll make a toddler lick his plate is a sho ’nuff task. Once you’ve found something they like, you want to feed it to them for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, but that’s not practical. In fact, it might be child abuse :D! I make a lot of dishes that I think areContinue Reading

It’s My Anniversary: 14 Things Marriage Has Taught Me

It’s My Anniversary: 14 Things Marriage Has Taught Me

14 years ago at the “tenderoni” age of 25, I married the most handsomest guy I’d ever seen! He was 1 month shy of his 22nd birthday, which made me a “Cougar”…to which I utter a soft, but proud¬†RAAAAWRRR :D! The last few weeks, my hubby and I started reminiscing…laughing and chatting it up aboutContinue Reading

Spicy Fried Chicken Strips

Spicy Fried Chicken Strips

I remember back in the day, there was a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant near our high school. It wasn’t really within walking distance for a lunch period, but sometimes the craving was so bad, we took the walk there and back risking a delayed return which would surely result in an in-house detention. At myContinue Reading