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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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Garlic Cheddar Biscuits (just like red Lobster!)

These drop biscuits are simple and quick to make, but really pack a flavorful punch!  If you love the ones from Red Lobster, you will definitely want to give these a try.  Thanks Breadbeckers! 2 cups freshly milled flour (hard white) 1 Tbs. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1/4 oil 1 cup milk 1-2 cups […]

March 3, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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Make yogurt in your crockpot!

Do you spend a ton of money on yogurt from the store?  Do you worry about all of the added sweeteners, dyes, etc.?  Have you ever thought about making your own yogurt?  It’s sooooo easy!  About a year ago I decided that I wanted to make my own yogurt so I started doing some research.  […]

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