What Can You Make with Rich Flavors?

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.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 […]

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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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Buttery, Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

A Guest Post from Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures This week the subject for building a frugal pantry is fat. Fats and cooking can be a bit controversial. What is recommended or┬ápopular seems to change from year to year. I am going to leave the “what is healthiest” debate to others. Today, I want to […]

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What Can You Make with Butter and Oil?

Here’s a fun round-up of recipes that use fats, specifically butter and olive oil. Lemon Buttercream from LifeasMOM - this frosting is delish! Tart and sweet and lemony! How to Make Butter from Heavenly Homemakers - Laura shows us how Laura Ingalls Wilder meets the 21st century in making butter in a food processor! Buttermilk Olive Oil […]

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Great Giveaways This Week!

Prepare for giveaways galore this week! Many of them are quite delicious. First up, this week marks two years of Life as MOM: The Blog. Celebrate my blogiversary with me! There will be daily giveaways all week over at my other site. You can win: an EatSmart Pro Precision Kitchen Scale By Grace Alone Necklace […]

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Build a Frugal Pantry with Fat

Photo Source: Robert S Donovan Cooking from scratch will save you money. Recently, I went on a rather unorthodox shopping trip to Trader Joe’s and purchased a few ready-made items. We filled the cart with fun food, if you will, tortillas, french bread, hummus, and pesto. These are all things that I could make from scratch, but […]

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