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Beans and Rice

Food shouldn’t be complicated. Or bad for you. Or expensive. I’m working to craft good cheap eats that we can both enjoy. You can read more about this site here. Check out my cookbooks if you’re needing some budget-friendly inspiration. Read about how to make healthy eating work for you here.Beans and rice are a […]

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Frozen Lemonade

This is a refreshing and easy dessert or cooler that you can whip up at a moment’s notice. No need for special equipment or long freezing times. As long as you have a sturdy blender, you can enjoy this frozen lemonade anytime 1/4 cup lemon juice1/4 cup sugar1 cup crushed ice Blend all ingredients together […]

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Celebrating Summer with Giveaways: Cyclindrical Ice Cream Scoop

TIME’s UP! THANKS FOR PLAYING. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER TODAY. A few years ago I found myself in the throes of homesickness. We lived in Kansas City and “home” was 1800+ miles away. Thanks to the world wide web I took a walk down Memory Lane, virtually visiting all the restaurants I missed. Strangely, […]

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Chihuahua Chili Recipe

This easy Chihuahua Chili comes together quickly on the stove or in a slow cooker. Flavorful from enchilada sauce, beer, and spices, it is the perfect bowl of red. When I’m going to feed a crowd, this is one of our favorite recipes. It’s hearty and filling and easy to serve. Just dish up bowls […]

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Keep Those Juices Flowing — OFF the Countertops!

How many times have you cut into a juicy watermelon – or tritip – or roast chicken only to have the juices flow all over the countertop? Yes, I know that you can get rimmed cutting boards. But, it seems that we have leakage over the sides of those, too. Now, I set a cutting […]

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Maple Banana Oat Muffins with Streusel Topping

I often take a base recipe for something and sub out different ingredients based on what will make it healthier or make use of what we already have in the cupboards. These moist, tangy muffins have yogurt, oats, whole wheat flour and bananas to make them healthy and a streusel topping to make them extra […]

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Win a Copy of The Summer Book

Want to win a copy of one of my favorite cookbooks especially for summer? Go here to enter.

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Shrimp with Noodles and Cream Sauce

One of my favorite dishes at a nice restaurant is pasta in cream sauce, usually with shrimp or chicken. I love the richness of the flavors. But, dining out often does not fit our budget. I’ve found that making it myself is a great way for me to enjoy the tastes I love without going […]

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Homemade Salsa – It’s Easier than You Think!

If you’ve been buying salsa in a jar, it may be time to think about making Homemade Salsa. It’s cheaper and tastier than the commercial varieties. And so easy! Since we eat so much Mexican food at our house, we eat a lot of salsa. When we first married, I paid $4 for a 16-ounce […]

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Homemade Whipped Cream Takes Your Desserts Over the Top

Whipped cream is a necessary topping to many a dessert. Yet, homemade? Well, homemade whipped cream will take any dessert over the top! Unless it’s Thanksgiving and I’m making Pretzel Berry, I rarely buy Cool Whip. I buy whipped cream in a can even more infrequently. And even then, I don’t fully enjoy it because […]

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