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Budget Living: Gardening to Cut Food Costs

Gardening can be a great way to save on food costs, and it’s a great way to get food without pesticides and preservatives. Contrary to popular belief, gardening doesn’t have to be an expensive project. Many people go to far more effort than they need to when it comes to

Delicious Chicken Pot Pie Soup Recipe

Remember how I said that the cream of chicken soup would make a great base for chicken pot pie soup? Well, I was right! Oh my god, it was the most amazing stuff EVER! This recipe blows Marie Callender’s Pot Pie soup out of the water in so many ways!

Simple Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe

I recently decided to give up on jarred tomato sauce, so I had to dig back into my brain and remember how to make tomato sauce from scratch. Here’s my basic recipe. Ingredients: 1.75 lb tomatoes (fresh or canned) 6 oz. tomato paste 1 tsp soy sauce 2 tbsp brown

Green Bean Casserole and Healthy Home Cooking

We’re planning on having green bean casserole tonight for dinner. I had it for the first time late last year, and I’m hooked. Now I get what all the fuss was about! It’s creamy, delicious goodness! When we started eating healthier by making more things from scratch and using fresh

Cooking: Replicating Frozen Meals At Home

I’ve mentioned before that Eric and I have switched from eating frozen, canned and other prepared foods to making the vast majority of our foods from scratch. One of the challenges of that is the fact that we actually liked the taste of some of those foods that we used

Homemade Baked Lasagna Tutorial

Lasagna is one of those meals that some people think is really easy, and others have a really hard time with. I decided when I made my most recent one that I’d take photos and offer up a tutorial with some of my tricks. Please keep in mind that this

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I Love Sushi! But I Didn’t Always

Look at that plate of awesome goodness! That was my first meal today. It was a little late in the day, and a spur-of-the-moment thing, but man was it ever good! There are spicy shrimp rolls, tuna rolls, wasabi peas, wasabi paste and pickled ginger. Yum! I have become a

You Can Eat Healthy on a Budget

One of the biggest excuses I hear people use for not eating healthy is that it costs too much. I’ll admit, I used to think that way myself. I thought that I couldn’t afford to eat healthy, so I was confined to whatever was cheap. I’m here to tell you

Throw a Bizarre Foods Halloween Party

Have a Halloween Party Andrew Zimmern Would Be Proud Of! I’m a big fan of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. He’s had a couple of episodes about Halloween parties. In this article I’ll tell you how you can have your very own bizarre foods Halloween gathering. If you and your

Old-fashioned Drop Doughnuts Recipe

Makes 6 Dozen Drop Style (Like Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins) This recipe was passed down from my great grandmother, and I’ve adapted it slightly. This makes a great family treat, and the kids can help add flavor. What You’ll Need: 3 eggs 3 tsp. Margarine, melted 3/4 tsp. Salt 1 1/2

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Baked Chicken Mozzarella Recipe

Baked chicken mozzarella is a simple dish, but it’s wonderfully filling and tasty. I use a few non-traditional twists, but fear not, it tastes amazing! What You’ll Need: 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast 3 cups pasta sauce (homemade or store-bought) 1-2 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese 2 tsp sour cream 1

Simple Foods for a Gross Halloween Banquet

You Probably Have Gross Food in Your Kitchen Right Now Take a look around your kitchen and you’ll find all sorts of things that can be converted into gross and creepy Halloween food items. You might be surprised at how easily common foods become spooky or disgusting. Poppy seeds –

Baked Lasagna Rolls Recipe

Being part Italian, I’m a big fan of lasagna; however, I find it to be difficult to serve. Lasagna rolls make serving easier, and they look really nice when plated. Out of all the Italian dishes I do well, lasagna was never one of them. It always seemed messy and

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