A Quick-Fix Dinner (What’s On Your Plate?)

Tri-tip Steak Quick Fix

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A Trip to Ty’s Burger House (What’s On Your Plate?)

Burger House dinner

Date nights are those occasions when hubs and I experiment with new restaurants. Since there are just two of us, we can try a new place out, keep the bill at a manageable level — and still enjoy some peaceful alone time. Over the last year we’ve tried to bust out of our standard Chipotle/Chick-Fil-A […]

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Creating a Sandwich Bar on a Budget

Sandwich Bar

Offering a sandwich bar for dinner is a great way to feed a crowd on a budget. Here are some tasty ideas to include in your build your own sandwich bar.

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Mr. Mom, Rice Sticks & What’s On Your Plate?

rice sticks

Years ago I was a TV junkie. My parents got HBO and a VCR when I was in third grade — and I never looked back. I taped every film I couldn’t watch and my siblings and I watched and rewatched the ones we taped. This was thirty years ago, back in the dark ages, […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins & The Great Pumpkin Shortage of 2011

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

About this time every year I hear whispers of a pumpkin shortage. And sure enough I go to the store and the shelves are empty. This year I haven’t yet heard the rumors. And by the look of my pantry, there’s no pumpkin shortage at my house! These babies were on clearance last Christmas for […]

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Pantry Challenge Check-In, Final Week (or Not?)

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

Today wraps up the fourth and final week of the Pantry Challenge. I just finished crunching the numbers on our grocery shopping and eating out and was AMAZED at the results. We did as well as or better than if I had actually set a money limit on myself. Less than $600 to feed 8 […]

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Raspberry Baked Oatmeal

Raspberry Baked Oatmeal 2

Start the morning with a cheerful breakfast. This Raspberry Baked Oatmeal is easy to bake and full of great sweet tart berries. I had heard about baked oatmeal years ago, but I was extremely skeptical. I don’t like mushy oatmeal and I was worried that baked oatmeal would be mush. But, after hearing about it […]

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Tarragon Turkey Burgers with Bleu Cheese and Chipotle Mayonnaise

bleu cheese burger

One of my favorite burgers of all time is the Bleu Ribbon Burger at Red Robin. The highlights of this sandwich are the bleu cheese crumbles and the chipotle mayonnaise. Yum!┬áBut, an outing at Red Robin is pretty pricey. So, I’ve taken to recreating these flavors at home. Even though hubs doesn’t care for bleu […]

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Pumpkin Spice Scones

pumpkin scones

These were a spur-of-the-moment creation, based on a half jar of pumpkin sitting in the fridge just crying to be baked into something delicious. Scones sounded lovely. And they were. I use a food processor to cut in the butter and then transfer those buttery crumbs to a bowl and then mix in the liquid […]

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Pantry Challenge Check-In Week 3

It has been a fun week in the kitchen. I will say that. My family really doesn’t know that I’m not doing major grocery shopping. I’m still shopping one day a week, but I’m trying to limit it mentally to under $100 a week and so far, so good. You can see what I bought […]

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