Food and Cooking

Weekend Reading: Memorial Day Edition

May 24, 2013
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A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. - George William Curtis Those of us in the U.S. will be observing Memorial Day this weekend. Here are some posts I’ve run across lately that are perfect reading […]

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Book Club Report: What Alice Forgot

February 1, 2013
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On Tuesday it was my turn to host book club at my house. Our book club began 10+ years ago (no one can quite remember exactly the year) when our kids were all students at the same elementary school. There are 12 of us, and while there have been a few additions and subtractions over […]

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Tortilla Pans: As Seen on TV…and In My Kitchen

October 15, 2012
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A year ago last August I posted this on my Facebook page: And they said it wouldn’t last. Tom and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary today. Marrying him = best decision I ever made. My sister replied: You said buying your Ped Egg was the best decision you ever made! Ha! I do […]

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Fancy, Frugal Deviled Eggs

June 22, 2012
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For more posts like these, please visit my new blog, Creating This Life. Deviled eggs are the perfect picnic/potluck/barbeque dish, and for good reason. They’re easy to make. Almost everyone likes them. And they’re super frugal. All you need is a dozen eggs and a few condiments, which you probably already have on hand. That makes […]

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Simplify Your Kitchen

April 17, 2012

Centsational Girl is having a Kitchen Gadgets link party today and the timing couldn’t be better. My latest decluttering target has been the kitchen. While sorting through what to keep and what to toss, I’ve noticed a few themes. Here’s what’s being shown the door: Duplicates or extras or too many of something These bowls […]

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Homemade Whole Wheat Croutons

April 12, 2012

I’ve been experimenting with making things from scratch that I usually buy already prepared. High on my list of things to try was croutons, because they are Expensive Not particularly healthy One more thing I have to remember to buy and keep on hand I hesitate to call what I’m about to share with you […]

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Bruschetta Chicken

March 13, 2012

Niki at Debt Free by Thirty put me onto this recipe, which she found at Budget Bytes, and I’m so happy she did. (By the way, Niki posts the most wonderful meal plans and recipes at her blog each week. They’re definitely worth checking out.) This particular recipe was an immediate “must try” for me. […]

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Lightened-Up Lemon Bundt Cake

February 23, 2012

Citrus is abundant in the grocery stores here. I’m a Midwest girl, so can someone tell me if this is the growing season for citrus? It must be. And I think the lighter flavors and scents are perfect for the first couple of months in the new year, when you want everything to be fresh. […]

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Poppy Seed Salad: One Recipe, 1001 Combinations

February 7, 2012

This is my favorite salad recipe of all time. I first had it at a bridal shower and the hostess was gracious enough to give me the recipe. Poppy Seed Salad 6 cups of the salad greens of your choice Combine with your choice of the following combinations: 1 c. pecans, 1 c. raspberries, 1 […]

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Frugal Cooking Ideas for Leftover Dinner Meat

October 3, 2011

The following is a guest post from Shaun at Smart Family Finance. Shaun is a former short order cook with 10 years experience. Every Friday, he features a weekly frugal recipe for a dinner that costs less than $1 a serving. He also uses his career experience to share family finance information. My family takes our “frugal […]

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