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Quick Seasoned Rice

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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. Thanks to the Tastemaker […]

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Grilled Chicken in Buttermilk Yogurt Marinade

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Buttermilk and yogurt do magical things to marinades. Mix up a batch of this Grilled Chicken with Buttermilk Yogurt Marinade, full of spices and tang, and see if you’re not a believer. Over the years I’ve developed a great affection for buttermilk. Not only is it the basis for delicious Ranch dressing, but it gives […]

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Baked Chicken is a Good Cheap Eat

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Baked chicken is one of the simplest, but one of the most comforting of meals. It’s also pretty economical when you buy bone-in chicken pieces. Baked Chicken is quite possibly my kids’ favorite way for me to cook chicken. And it is probably the absolutely easiest method of preparation. It’s simple and tasty, and definitely not […]

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4 Ways to Use Dry Bread

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Bread is the stuff of life. Every culture has its favorite bread. And the mothers within every culture have found ways to use it when it starts to dry out. That Maman who invented pain perdu (French toast)? She was a genius! Unless it has already become a moldy science project, dry or day-old bread […]

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Farm-Style Oatmeal Cookies

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About a month ago, I found this recipe in a vintage cookbook. It’s a delicious oatmeal cookie that contains no eggs! Great for when you run out or when dealing with an egg allergy. The whole family loves them. My brother even told his co-workers about them. Now, that’s high praise. I did some tweaks, […]

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BBQ Pork Sandwiches

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Living in Kansas City, our family developed a taste for BBQ flavors. I had never had a BBQ sandwich before we lived there. They’re simple to make and very filling. They aren’t best friends for those on healthy diets, but for once-in-awhile, they are a great treat. This recipe makes great use of the crockpot. […]

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Vintage Cookbooks: Grandma Knew Something About Good (&Cheap) Eats

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Over the years my aunt and my mother have both blessed me with heirloom cookbooks. Many of these books are 40-60 years old. While the recipes may not be as hip and haute cuisine as what I could pick up at the book store, they are tried and true secrets to simple and inexpensive fare. […]

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Sausage and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches

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Recently, my husband asked if breakfast sausage patties ever went on sale. He had a hankering for Sausage Egg McMuffins, but didn’t want to pay the McPrice it would cost to feed our family at the Golden Arches. I was sorry to say, no, those kind of sales rarely cross my path. So, when I […]

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Fresh Herbs for Cheap!

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After all my talk about fresh herbs not being a good deal unless you grow your own, I finally went out and bought a few plants. For $13.99 +tax, I got an Italian garden, including oregano, basil, flat leaf parsley, sage, chives, and oregano, plus the cool pot to go with. Yes, if I’d planted […]

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Easy Jambalaya for a Crowd

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Feed the masses in style with this easy to prepare, one-pot meal of Jambalaya with Italian Sausage and Shrimp. It’s packed with flavor and composed of easy to find ingredients, no matter where you live. Ever since we were dating, my husband and I have enjoyed restaurant dining. Since he has an affinity for spicy […]

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