Favorite Recipe Friday: Cajun Skillet

Jambalaya is a favorite in the Manthe house, and this is kind of my lazy version of it. It only takes about 15 minutes to make, and I use a lot of ready-to-go ingredients. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. Emeril’s Bayou Blast seasoning 1 lb. large pre-cooked shrimp (peeled and deveined) 12 oz. pre-cooked sausage, chopped (choose […]

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Favorite Cashback Apps

I started using cashback apps in April when we started our money makeover. I was a little skeptical at first because I felt I already spent too much time at the grocery store, and I didn’t want to add another step. But I was highly motivated to cut costs and pay off our student loan […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Caprese Chicken

Gooey, fresh mozzarella. Sweet cherry tomatoes. Fragrant basil. Tangy balsamic vinegar. Mmmm…does it get any better? Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 8 basil leaves, finely chopped (optional: more for garnish) 6 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced in […]

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Live Your Dreams with SMART Goals

We all have dreams. Whether they’re related to our careers, relationships, wellness, finances, or bucket-list type fantasies, it can be helpful to set goals in order to live out our dreams. Sometimes we really want to do something, but we’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. It’s good to get a game plan together […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Mediterranean Crustless Quiche

This tasty breakfast is a great way to start out your day with some protein and veggies! Baking takes about an hour, but the prep work is quick. Toss a few ingredients together, throw it in the oven and carry on with your morning routine. Ingredients: 1 tsp. olive oil 1 c. spinach, roughly chopped […]

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Top 10 Thrifty Wins: July

Summer is often a high-spend time of year for me. Sunshine and warmer weather bring more travel and social events. And usually more money spent. I tried to balance out a spendy June with a lean July. I’d say it was a success— here’s why: 1.Outreach location moved closer. I travel to an outreach clinic […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

These fajita quesadillas might not be the healthiest recipe you’ll find on this blog, but they sure are yummy! The crispiness of the shell mixed with the creamy, melted cheese causes the mouth-watering goodness. The mix of vegetables and seasonings makes for great flavor as well! Keep a close on eye on the quesadillas when […]

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4 Simple Tips to Cut Grocery Spending

As the primary grocery shopper, cook, and grocery budget manager in our home, I’m always looking for ways to cut back on our food spending. I’ve seen articles titled, “Feed a Family of Five for $25/week” or “$125 Monthly Grocery Budget for Two”. After reading these titles, I would think, what am I doing wrong? […]

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New Look. New Name. New Content?

Musings of a Manthe is now Fit and Frugal Living! Since beginning Musings of a Manthe, I had been searching for my niche. I started by writing about anything and everything I thought about. I have since found some common themes in my posts, and I’ve decided to rename my blog to more clearly identify […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Crockpot Mango Chicken

I try to use the oven as little as possible in the summer, so I’m a big fan of crockpot meals. This is a delectable, sweet and spicy recipe, and it works great as a Whole30 meal! (Remember when I tried Whole30? Good times…) Ingredients ½ c. orange mango juice ¼ c. light coconut milk 1 tsp. […]

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