Baked Potato Homefries

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Mediterranean Steak Salad

Steak and Chick Pea Salad

You know me, I love a good salad. And this one was a winner with grilled beef, dark leafy greens, whole grain couscous, onions, tomatoes, and garbanzo beans, drizzled with a yogurt-dill dressing? Yum! Taste wise, this was fantastic. But, work wise, it was even better. The beef works well as a freezer meal component. […]

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Use Flax Seed Meal to Bake Without Eggs

flax replacement

A month or so ago, my youngest daughter was diagnosed with allergies to peanuts, walnuts, pecans, cashews, and egg whites. Since then, nuts have been completely eliminated for her — and our — diets. It’s just easier that way. Egg whites, on the other hand, is a more complicated food allergy to deal with. Interestingly […]

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Vegetable Bolognese with Eggplant, Peppers, and Zucchini

Eggplant

Our CSA adventure continues. Most of the items in our weekly produce box have been old standards: lettuce, avocados, tomatoes, apples, oranges, etc. One recent newcomer to our box was the eggplant. I’d cooked eggplant before, but it had been years. And most of my kids certainly had never tasted it. I knew it wasn’t […]

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Best Ever Scrambled Eggs

best ever scrambled eggs

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Tooling Up My Kitchen with SwagBucks & Amazon Prime

kitchen tools

Years ago I spent a small fortune to outfit my kitchen. And then kids came. And debt happened. And kitchen accessories fell a lot lower on my list of priorities. In fact, I even hawked quite a few of my kitchen ware at garage sales over the years, in the hopes of paying off debt […]

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Zucchini Muffins with Streusel Top

Zucchini muffins

Prepping my own baking mixes to keep on hand is standard operating procedure around here. I’ve found that it helps me to bake more if half the work is done for me. I love the versatility of mixes because I can stir in all kinds of goodies, like zucchini. Your kids might not think they […]

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Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for Busy Nights

Grilled Cheese sandwich

On busy nights or crazy days, one of my go-to meals is the grilled cheese sandwich. Most of the family enjoys it. It’s filling on cold days or nights. And it’s by far a good cheap eat. I buy bread for about $1-2 a loaf and cheese for $2 a pound, making it a very […]

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Cottage Pie

cottagepie

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Harvest Salad with Chicken, Apples & Cheddar

Harvest Salad

I love to eat salads. Salad is my go-to lunch. And as the season changes, so does my mood. It might be a traditional chicken salad. Or a fish taco salad. Or it might be like this one, a bed of greens with all sorts of good stuff on top. This salad holds all kinds […]

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