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Name: Robert Matye
Date registered: November 30, -0001

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  1. Black Eyed Peas – “Hoppin’ Johns” recipe — January 2, 2016
  2. Butternut Squash Soup recipe — December 9, 2015
  3. Small Garden Wrap-Up — November 10, 2015
  4. Cheap Books at Thrift Stores — October 29, 2015
  5. My Power Breakfast — September 26, 2015

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Two Week Menu Challenge Conclusion

So, two weeks is over. Did we stray away from the challenge again, or did we stick to our guns until the finish line?

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Two-Week Menu Challenge Halfway Update

Hi folks. So after one week of being in our one-week menu challenge, we’re doing great! We were able to stick to our plan for the most part, with some adjustments along the way. So, here’s how I did:

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Smoked Ribs

Happy 4th of July! For many of you, Independence Day means grilling with your family. Today, I’m going to show you a quick and easy recipe for smoked pork ribs, and it doesn’t even involve needing a smoker.

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Two Week Menu Challenge

June time is big bills time for our household. We were hit with both quarterly property taxes and renewal for our auto insurance. Because I don’t like paying things like fees and interest, and I like saving hundreds of dollars, I like to pay bills like these in lump sums (those “convenience charges” add up). …

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Library: Once A Week

A few posts ago, I shared how I promote reading and literacy with my daughter. As a follow-up, here’s another resource that I cannot stress enough: your local public library!

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Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. I’m sure that you feel the same way as I do: that being a dad is the best thing in the world. I know that it’s made me happier in a way I never knew was possible. My father’s day has been fantastic. I woke up …

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For almost all of my existence, I was squarely in the corner of slow cookers. The humble crock pot and I have cooked maybe a hundred meals in our time, and it has never let me down. I firmly believed that low and slow, much like my beloved Texas barbecue, was the only way to …

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Loving Reading From Birth

My daughter reads very well. Today, she was reading the rules on the game “Plants vs. Zombies” that my wife plays. She is able to read the kids menu when we go to restaurants and order her own meal. When she is supposed to be sleeping, we find her reading to her stuffed toys instead. …

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Using Warranties To Get Free Stuff

A few months ago, my wife’s uncle told us a story. He has had the same couch for 30 years. The cushions were starting to deteriorate. He called the company up to see how much it would cost to replace. It turns out that the couch, 30 years later, was still under warranty! Instead of …

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PLAY WITH GARBAGE (PART TWO), or, finding $150 on the curb

…have you ever noticed that people throw away the darndest things for little to no reason? I’m not talking about ratted out junk, but things that need just a little work. Sometimes there’s a minor flaw or scratch, or the owner has upgraded to a new model. Instead of listing selling it or giving it …

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