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SMURFS: The Lost Village – A Smurf Family Movie Night + Recipe


A Whole New World Awaits

A Smurfs Family Movie Night Moment

Smurfs The Lost Village

SMURFS: The Lost Village
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette  and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

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Budget Meals: 15 Meals that are Easy on the Wallet

Meals On A Budget – 15 Meal Ideas For $15 Or Less

Budget Meal Ideas

When I do my meal planning, I try to include as many Budget meals that are $15 or less as I can. This helps me keep within my grocery budget (which is always stretched pretty thin) and allows us to have some splurge dinners as well.

There are lots of meals that are considered budget meals, complete meals that can be prepared for $10 or less for a meal that serves 4. Since I have a larger than average family, I’m happy if I can prepare a complete meal for under $15. If I can prepare one for under $10 I’m thrilled (insert happy dance here). Since I have young kids, I also lean towards FUN dinners, and these are the ones that are family favourites.

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Crock Pot Savory Pork Tenderloin Stew

Crock Pot Savory Pork Tenderloin Stew is a winter mealtime staple in my household. Actually, any stew is for that matter. We just love stew – period! There is nothing like biting into delicious vegetables, tender meat and hot savory gravy on a cold, damp and dreary day! I do not have a recipe in the typical sense as I create the dish as I go but for you, my dear readers, I have thought about every step that I took and ingredient that I added and created this recipe for you. Enjoy!

Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin Stew

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Hearty Beef Barley & Mushroom Soup

Today was a SOUP day!

Beef Barley Mushroom Soup Not only is soup a great budget meal, its comfort food. It can warm you up on a cold day, and soothe you when you’re not feeling well. I pretty much use any excuse I can think of to make soup during the fall and winter months.

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Give The Gift Of Meal Planning With Mealgarden *2* Winners


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What is Meal Garden?

Meal Garden is a new online tool to help you manage your diet.

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Gingerbread Recipe and Cookie Round Up


I am not much of a baker. I mean, I can do it, but I don’t really enjoy the process. No matter how hard I try, my cakes, cupcakes and cookies never look picture perfect. That said, when I find a recipe that is easy to make AND tastes delicious, I hang on to it.

I’m not sure where I got my Gingerbread Cookie recipe from originally, but I’ve had it for years and it makes the BEST Gingerbread Cookies. One batch is never enough in my house, and I normally end up having to make more cookies on Christmas Eve so that there are some for Santa.

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Spice Up Your Christmas With Fuego Box


I love giving unique and unusual gifts to my loved ones for Christmas, and I put a lot of time and effort into picking out the RIGHT gift. The most difficult person on my list to buy for is the boy’s dad. He’s almost impossible. In the past I have bought him things like a Beer Making Kit, a home Tattoo kit, and a photo blanket with pictures of the kids. When I say I spend a lot of time picking out the perfect gift, I mean it.

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Mommy’s Epic Soup: My take on Minestrone Soup

One of my favourite things about Autumn is the food. I love comfort foods like soups, chowders and stews. I love how filling they are, how easy they are to prepare, and how budget friendly the recipes are. I find making soups a great way to stretch my budget without sacrificing flavour while creating filling, satisfying meals. I remember when I first started making soups and feeling overwhelmed because I had no idea what I was doing, but it really is as easy as throwing a bunch of ingredients into a pot and letting it cook.


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Canadian Thanksgiving – Happy Turkey Day!

14595690_10153981022281732_2807196264145345628_nI am thankful for may things. I am thankful we have enough to eat. I am thankful we have a roof over our heads. I am thankful that my children are healthy, and I am thankful that even though we may not have a lot, we have enough right now. I am also thankful that I was able to put on a fabulous Thanksgiving Turkey dinner for my family (and also thankful that we will be eating the leftovers for the better part of the upcoming week).

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Budget Friendly Six Bean Chili Recipe

        Six Bean Chili Recipe

Serves 4-6 (or more)

Six Bean Chili Recipe

The recipe I use for my Six Bean Chili is not really a recipe, its more of a gathering of ingredients and dumping them into a pot (or crock pot as the case may be). I don’t measure anything, I just dump and simmer until I’m ready to eat. Its one of the reasons why I love this time of the year! Soups, chowders, stews and chili! Delicious foods that are budget friendly, easy to make, and warm you up on a cool (or cold) day!


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