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Warm & Spicy Fish Rub

The Pantry Challenge is starting on Sunday, January 4th. Join me as we eat down the pantry, save money, and waste less. Details are here. It rained all day here. And I thought about grilling fish. But, no, it rained all day! And while we have even attempted to grill in the snow, I was […]

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Not Your Mama’s Crunchy Granola

Crystal from The Thrifty Mama has put together a concise resource to help you and your family take baby steps to better nutrition. Not Your Mama’s Crunchy Granola lays out a simple lineup of basic things that you could do to make an investment in your health. If you’ve been wanting to make some changes, […]

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Easy Skillet Pork Chops

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I was a “know it all” child. My poor mother. She humored me. She still does. (Love you, Mom!) My dad, on the other hand, chose to fight with me about it, most of the time. He’s a know-it-all, too. (Love you, Dad!) So, about the time I was sixteen, I decided that I could […]

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Pumpkin Coffeecake with Pepitas

Pumpkin Coffeecake with Pepitas

Last winter I found canned organic pumpkin for 50 cents a can. I stocked up and thereby provided myself with dozens of cans. Dozens. We can eat pumpkin until the cows come home. And we just might. But, my stash won’t last long if I make things like this Pumpkin Coffeecake. Kind of a combination […]

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Bake a Round Braided Challah for Rosh Hashanah

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  photo source: kosher on a budget Mara from Kosher on a Budget is amazing. She does a remarkable job of adapting a kosher diet to a budget-friendly lifestyle. Recently, she posted a video on how to create a round, braided challah. This would be a great, easy, beautiful, (cheap) eat to celebrate Rosh Hashanah […]

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5 Ways to Enjoy Apple Season

Slab Apple Pie

Fall is officially here – and so is apple season. I’m so happy! It’s one of our favorite times of year. Now that we get a weekly delivery of farm fresh produce, I’m even happier. This past week, there was an add-on option of Granny Smith apples for $0.80. Not the cheapest I’ve ever seen […]

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Have An At-Home Pizza Night

ChiChi's Pizza

Growing up, my family didn’t eat out very often. If we did, we were usually celebrating someone’s birthday at ChiChi’s Pizza. Our order was always the same: large antipasto salad and a pepperoni and mushroom pizza “cut the old fashioned way.” We loved that pizza. Hubs learned early on that he had to like ChiChi’s Pizza if he […]

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Simple Dill Potatoes

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Some of my favorite recipes are virtually non-recipes. Just a little bit of this, a little bit of that, throw it in the oven until it looks right. Eat and enjoy. Yes, I know. Not all of us are comfortable cooking intuitively. But, really I don’t think that you can hurt this recipe. Truly. And […]

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Roasted Vegetable Soup with Fresh Oregano

Roasted Vegetable Soup

Years ago when my husband and I were visiting friends in France, they had to step out for a few hours, promising to be home for dinner. We encountered a little culture clash when six o’clock, our dinner time, rolled around and they weren’t home. Somehow we forgot that French diner is quite different than […]

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Creamed Sorrel and Spinach

Fish and Sorrel Plate

I did not grow up eating greens. And if my son hadn’t gone all “wild edible foliage” on me, I might never have considered cooking green leafy vegetables. But, here we are. Last year we tried chard and mustard greens. This week? Sorrel. There was a large bunch of sorrel in our produce box and […]

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