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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

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 cup sugar 1 tsp. Cinnamon 1 1/2 cup milk

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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

How to Reduce the Cost of Your Grocery Bill

Groceries are one of those things that can add up to a big bill really fast. Use these tips to cut your spending and make sure you keep your pantry stocked, even on a tight budget. Buy generic. Store-brand and “off-brand” foods can save you a lot of money, and

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Recipe

This recipe has been in my family since before I was born. I loved it as a kid. My great grandmother used twice as much sugar in the recipe as I do now. I think it’s better with less sugar. It makes it less overpoweringly sweet, and gives it a

Stuffed Shells Surprise Recipe

The surprise in this dish is that it has plenty of authentic Italian flavor, but it’s healthier! Hush, don’t tell anyone! Let your family think they’re getting traditional stuffed shells, and spring it on them after they tell you how great it is! Things You’ll Need: 32 oz. soft tofu,

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