Browsing the blog archives for March, 2010

Breakfast Turkey Sausage

If we want to have some awesome turkey sausage with breakfast, of course, we make it!  Homemade sausage patties are unbelievably easy to make as well as unbelievably yummy.  They are also much cheaper than buying them pre-made in the store.  I use an electric griddle to cook it up much quicker than in the […]

March 28, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Chopped Apple Cake

Over the past few days, I have made several apple cakes for various events and have been asked (make that BEGGED!) for the recipe.  Here it is!  This is my favorite apple cake recipe….so moist and flavorful.  I actually had it as one of the layers of my wedding cake years ago (yes, I love […]

March 28, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes, Uncategorized
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Black Bean Brownies…yes, BLACK BEANS =)

First things first, these do NOT taste anything like black beans.  You wouldn’t even have a clue that the main ingredient was black beans unless I told you.  I promise!!!  They are really quite decadent!  They are super moist (not “cakey” brownies by any stretch of the imagination).  Give them a try.  Black beans are […]

March 28, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Basic Bread Dough

This is the basic dough recipe (from breadbeckers.com) that I use for so many different things…sandwich bread, yeast rolls, pizza dough, hamburger buns, etc.  It is WONDERFUL!!!  Hopefully, soon I will be posting my first ever video tutorial for making bread dough. Basic Dough Recipe (makes 2 loaves) 1 1/2 cups hot water (the hottest […]

March 23, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Homemade “Natural Draino”

We are trying to get away from harmful chemicals in our home, as well as find frugal ways to keep things clean, etc.  Here’s a recipe for homemade draino that I have come across many, many times and have finally decided to try for myself.  One thing at a time right?? =) 1.  Pour 1/2 […]

March 23, 2010 in Being Frugal, Recipes
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No more canned beans…

I am not a big fan of spending two to three times as much for something that I can make myself with little to no extra work.  Example: Beans!  I can buy dry, organic black beans (or pinto beans) in the bulk section of my health food store for about half to one third of […]

March 23, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Potato Skins

Do you have some extra potatoes around that you need to use up?  Do you want a great snack that freezes well and can be popped out when your friends come over for game night?  Potato skins are a fun, easy treat to make at home.  Don’t think you have to go to your favorite […]

March 22, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Baked Oatmeal

This is a wonderful recipe for baked oatmeal that my friend Christy shared with me.  We had it this morning and it was a BIG hit!  It’s on the sweet side, so we didn’t top it with sucanat and we chose to leave off the butter as well.  It was delicious though.  You can also […]

March 22, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Taco Soup/Chili

Finally, here is the taco soup/mexican chili recipe so many friends have been asking for.  Sorry it took me so long!  It is absolutely YUMMY though, so it’s worth the wait.  I got it from a friend several years back and since then, everyone who has tasted it has loved it.  Definitely a crowd pleaser.  […]

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

Homemade Chicken Stock

Let’s just say this….I will NEVER buy chicken broth from the store again.  It is simply a colossal waste of money.  If you roast a chicken, you can make so many different things from it.  Not only do you get delicious chicken for dinner, but you can save the extra chicken pieces for other meals, […]

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