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Tuna Pita Sandwiches with Cucumber

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.Make brown-bagging it tasty and […]

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Pesto Bruschetta to Brighten Your Summer Nights

Enjoy all the bright flavors of summer in this easy-to-prep Pesto Bruschetta. An ideal appetizer, it also makes a great light lunch. We spent late spring/early summer traipsing through Great Britain. We had a really nice time. It seems that I rarely take time off unless we go overseas. I’m thinking that we need to […]

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Want to Know What’s in My Freezer?

Got a freezer? Wondering how best to use it? What should you stock it with? Here are ten things that I almost always have on hand in my deep freeze.  Over the years my freezer has become one of my most-loved kitchen appliances. Even though my deep freeze happens to be in my garage. Not […]

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Got bananas and chocolate? Then you’ve got the makings for a wonderful snack. Or breakfast. Or dessert. Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread! I never heard of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread until college. It was a “new thing” in 1990, what can I say? We didn’t have the internet back then. One always knew when Chocolate […]

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Save More at Albertsons with the just for U App

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies . The opinions and text are all mine. Are you working to reduce your grocery spending and enjoy healthy meals? Now you can save more at Albertsons with the Just for U app. I am a big believer in never spending more […]

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How to Make a Fruit Cobbler Easy Peasy

Enjoy all the luscious summer fruits available by baking them into a Fruit Cobbler. This one with a luscious lemon biscuit topping is a winner! Despite the warm temps of summer, I love baking with summer fruit. Whether it’s a pie, a batch of scones or a fruit cobbler, I’m a fan of turning on […]

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Simple Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe

Serve up an easy side dish tonight with this Simple Brown Rice Pilaf. Based on whole grain and packed with flavor, it’s a great supporting actor. Rice pilaf is one of my go-to side dishes. Hubs could eat the whole pan himself. There’s just something about the combination of butter, onion, rice, and chicken broth […]

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Sausage Packets for the Grill

Whip up an easy dinner in a flash with these Sausage Packets for the Grill. Toss together a green salad and dinner is ready in no time! Quick and easy is the name of the game when it comes to summertime meals. If you can cook them outside on the grill, so much the better! Stay […]

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Download a FREE Weekly Meal Plan: Protein Power

Looking for easy meals that are gluten-free and dairy-free or even workable for paleo or Whole 30? Download this free weekly meal plan focused on protein power meals. Ten years ago our family ate very differently than we do today. It’s not that we ate unhealthfully all the way around; I still cooked quite a […]

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Santa Barbara Caviar, the Bean Dip that Acts Like a Salsa

Santa Barbara Caviar is a delicious bean dip that acts like a salsa. It’s perfect with chips, to top tacos or enchiladas, or even to serve simply on rice. I went to college at UC Santa Barbara. It was known as the party school back then. It may still be known as the party school. […]

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