Build a Frugal Pantry with Tomatoes

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email or follow me on Facebook or twitter. Whether fresh or canned, tomatoes are a great asset to any pantry. They form the basis of great sauces and salsas and add punch to many a dish. Not […]

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Tips for a Well-Stocked Pantry

Having a well-stocked pantry is not rocket science. It doesn’t even require a ton of cash. You can do it with your regular grocery budget. Today I’m guest posting at Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures, sharing the basics to stocking your pantry. Come see what baby steps you can take to fill up your pantry. Want the […]

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How to Roast Chiles

Years ago diced green chiles were a regular in my pantry. Back when they were $0.25 a can. They are regularly over three times that early 1990′s cost! When we moved to one income I decided that they weren’t a necessity. Spicy food was mandatory, but not the little green guys in a can. I […]

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Almond Ginger Granola: A Guest Post

A Guest Post from Shaina of Food For My Family When I think of flavors in food, I definitely turn to my pantry. It’s the flavors in the spices, the oils and the sauces that add complexity to the food we eat every day. Without them, dinner just wouldn’t be the same at our house. […]

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What Can You Make with Rich Flavors?

Putting together this post was so difficult. Everything looked so yummy. It was hard to keep my mind on my work. My tummy was rumbling so loudly. Bon appetit! Greek Egg Casserole from LifeasMOM Black Bean Breakfast Burritos (with Feta Cheese) from GoodLife{eats} Chicken and Bacon Lo Mein from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures Green Chili Chicken […]

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Giveaway Winners

Congrats to those who won last week’s giveaways. If you are a winner, you will receive an email from me. Please respond within 48 hours — that would be by Wednesday night. If I don’t have an email for you when I check mail on Thursday morning (5/20/10), you forfeit your prize, and I will […]

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Build a Frugal Pantry with Rich Flavors

We’ve been building a frugal pantry with all sorts of staple ingredients. From flour to fats, we’ve been discussing a lot of basic, common ingredients. This week however to move to the more varied and exotic. I titled this group “flavors” because they are those eclectic items that add punch, zip, and flavor to your […]

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Win Free Butter from Land O’Lakes

Earlier this week, we talked about how butter generally gives better results in baking. While lard, oil, and other fats certainly have their place, butter is better — at least my taste buds think so. One of my favorite brands of butter is Land O’ Lakes. Maybe it’s because my ancestors planted roots in Minnesota, […]

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Try Coconut Oil (A Giveaway)

Awhile ago I started hearing about coconut oil as a cooking oil coming in vogue. Honestly, I instantly thought of Mounds Bars and what I’d heard about coconut oil being bad for you. It made as much sense as calling a deep-friend twinkie health food. But, it kept coming up in conversations. Finally I talked […]

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Ultimate Recipe Swap Today at LifeasMOM

Don’t forget to pop over to LifeasMOM today for a great round-up of recipes. Come share your favorite FAT recipe at Ultimate Recipe Swap!Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email.

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