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pack foods that are good for travel
Getting everyone in the family fed is challenging enough in regular times, but when one of the grownups in the house has to travel for work on pleasure, this can get even more challenging. So, I wanted to share my tips on how to meal plan for when mom (or dad) is away. I recently had to travel for work. This doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, the reality of the fact that
Chipotle "Refried" Beans
If you have ever wondered how to make refried beans, this recipe for Chipotle “Refried” Beans makes it easy in the slow cooker. Beans are one of my favorite protein sources. For one thing, they are incredibly versatile – taking on whatever flavors they’re cooked with and  used in cuisines from all over the world. For another, beans are a flexible vegetarian option if you are trying to shift to eating less meat. And finally,
Save money on groceries
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lots of to dos
Our family has a tendency to commit a lot and get very busy. It’s usually due to good things and in many ways we have felt very blessed, but it can also be exhausting. After years of struggling to find a way to both embrace our busy lives and get the restorative time we need, I have come up with some tricks to build balance into our daily lives. I wanted to share those tricks
Classic Spinach Salad
Note: This page contains affiliate links. If you purchase a product through these links, your cost will be the same but The  Scramble will receive a small commission. I only link to products I personally use, trust, and love. If you want to learn more, please check out my disclosure page. Thanks for your support! A great salad is a true treat. Sometimes they’re a meal—a hearty salad with chicken or beans, hard-boiled eggs, and