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Why You Need a Bread Machine

Back when I was a young bride (circa 1994) bread machines were all the rage. Just dump in the ingredients, push start, and come back in two hours to a freshly baked loaf of bread. Seem too good to be true? It was. Friends and relatives rushed out to buy these machines and once the […]

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Applesauce Walnut Bread

I love this bread. It’s really more like a cake. But, we’ll just call it a bread and we’ll feel less guilty. I did healthify it just a tad, too. If you can’t find whole wheat pastry flour, you can use regular whole wheat flour or just sub in unbleached. I won’t tell. To be […]

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Your Mother Was Right – Eat Your Vegetables

  From Good (&CHEAP) Eats   If you’ve read anything health-related in the past 10 years, you know there have been all sorts of trends when it comes to acceptable eating. Dairy, soy, eggs and bacon — all have seen their time to shine — until a new study or super food hits the scene. […]

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Get Clipping Coupons for Good and Cheap Eats!

Coupons Inc.

Coupons.com is one of my favorite places on the web. I regularly print, clip, and redeem internet printables in order to save money at the grocery store. And even though I’m cutting back on convenience foods, I’m still using coupons. Browse the selection and see what you can see to save a few bucks this […]

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Chicken Parmesan: Our First Date Dinner

Many, many moons ago… in fact, about 18 years ago, I made dinner for the man who became my husband and the father of my children. Chicken Parmesan was the first meal I ever cooked for him. The chicken turned out okay, but you should have seen the look on his face when I broke […]

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Herbed Vinaigrette

Making my own salad dressings has proven to be the best way for our family to enjoy salads, economically, nutritionally, and culinarily. Yes, I know. With coupons you can often get bottled dressing for just pennies. But, honestly, it’s been difficult to find dressings that weren’t full of junk! I don’t want corn syrup on my […]

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Breakfast Cookies

My husband leaves for work before most of the household is awake. He grabs a cup of coffee and a Balance bar and hits the road. While good sales on protein bars are possible, I am on the hunt to find a more economical, yet still sustaining option. I took my Trail Mix Cookies and […]

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Bratwurst with Sauteed Peppers and Onions

OK, so our Chargers won’t be playing this weekend. It was a sad, sad day in these here parts when the San Diego Chargers lost to the NY Jets. Sigh…. At least there were good eats! My friend Cristina introduced us to this dish and my husband now has fond memories of bratwurst. Previously he […]

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Crockpot Applesauce

Growing up I wasn’t too fond of applesauce. Usually, Mom purchased the jarred variety and I wasn’t crazy about the texture. It wasn’t until I was in college that I tasted the real deal. I had broken my jaw and couldn’t eat solid foods for about three weeks. At the time, I worked for the […]

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