Browsing the blog archives for February, 2010

Apple-Butternut Squash Soup

What could be better than hot soup served up in a homemade bread bowl on a cold winter day?  This recipe from cooks.com is one of my favorite fall/winter soups.  It is creamy and delicious, with just a bit of spice to keep you on your toes! =) Ingredients 1 med. butternut squash, peeled, seeded […]

February 24, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Super-moist Banana Bread

This is my absolute favorite banana bread recipe, EVER.  It’s actually more like a banana “coffee bread” than your typical loaf bread.  One of the best parts about it is that it is unbelievably moist!  I got it from a friend years ago and have never found a better one!  Hope you enjoy it as […]

February 24, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes aren’t just for Thanksgiving!  They are an antioxidant-rich source of vitamins A, C and B6, iron, potassium, and fiber, that are delicious to boot =) At my house, we love sweet potato fries.  We do some sweet and some spicy. Here’s what you do: 1.  Wash and scrub your sweet potatoes, then peel […]

February 24, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Don’t waste that bread!

Don’t know what to do with the ends of the bread loaf that nobody likes to eat?  Do you have some bread that’s a little past it’s prime, but not moldy?  Extra rolls or bagels you don’t want to waste?  Spend a few extra minutes and save a couple bucks….make bread crumbs! Bread Crumbs are […]

February 24, 2010 in Being Frugal
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mmmm…bagels!

These bagels are sooooo yummy!  They take a little work, but they are definitely worth it.  I always make a double batch so I only have to go through the process once, but end up with double the delicious results.  I also like to top them with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar…our favorite. I […]

February 3, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes

Popcorn Chicken

Since I was on a very rare “frying kick” this weekend, I decided to make some popcorn chicken.  I like them a lot better than chicken nuggets, and the kids do too!  We dipped them in Jack Daniel’s dipping sauce or in the ranch dip, but the kids dipped them in ketchup. I tried this […]

February 3, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Quick and Easy Ranch Dip

Remember those delicious fried pickles?  Well, a fried pickle would not be complete without some ranch dip.  Here is a recipe for ranch dressing/dip that has been in my collection for YEARS….and it’s a good one! 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 tsp dried parsley 1/2 tsp dried dill weed 1/4 tsp garlic […]

February 3, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Budgeting time and money for healthy eating

These days, I am not a big fan of buying things with all the extra “junk” in it….preservatives, additives, dyes, artificial sweeteners, etc.  I want to be able to enjoy my food without the worry of what it is really doing to me.  This is one of the many reasons that I have started making […]

February 3, 2010 in Being Frugal
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Fried Pickle Fun

The other day, my friend Meghan and I took our kids to the Galaxy Diner in Richmond for lunch.  Needless to say, we shared a big basket of fried pickles….mmmmmmmm.  Of course, when I got home I decided that I just HAD to try it out during our snowy weekend.  I must admit, with trying […]

February 3, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Homemade Marshmallows

Since we were snowed in this past weekend, I thought I would make the best of it and try some new fun recipes!  One of the most fun was homemade marshmallows.  It was so easy and the result…delicious!  Nothing like the “styrofoam” marshmallows you buy at the store, but light, fluffy and amazing!  I will […]

February 3, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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