4 Super Easy & Inexpensive Appetizers…From $2.00 & Up (Including 2 Vegan Recipes)

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I tried each of these recipes for the first time this year and they have already become some of my favorite “go-to” appetizers. These are perfect for holiday entertaining since they are quick, easy enough for even the most challenged cook and very inexpensive. There’s actually been a couple of times my husband and I […]

Hazelnut-Chocolate Truffles….Great for Gifts, Parties, or Yourself

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I make chocolate truffles every year for gift-giving to neighbors, friends, and family. I eat a lot of them myself too. I try out different recipes each year and this is my newest one to try (I made them for Thanksgiving), and they are delicious.

Leftover Turkey Ideas

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Here’s a few simple and easy ideas of how you can use it up and not waste any of your bird. And if you have time, why not spend a couple of hours creating a few dishes to freeze for later….will save you time and money in the long run.

4 Ingredient Super Easy (What I Make EVERY Year) Cranberry Relish

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Out of all the ones I’ve tried, this cranberry relish from Tyler Florence is hands down, the best.

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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These pumpkin cheesecake bars are super easy to make due to using a boxed pound cake mix. They take about 10 minutes to prep, 30 minutes to bake and taste so good.

Talking Turkey….What Kind, How Much, How To & More….

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Ever wonder what the turkey labels really mean? And is fresh better than frozen? Organic healthier than not? Should you spend the extra dollar amount on a natural turkey?

Tarragon-Stuffed Chicken, Brandy Gravy, Spaghetti Squash and Broccoli – $10 or Less Meal

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This is delicious, moist and the tarragon smells so good while the chicken is cooking. If you don’t need or want a big turkey for Thanksgiving, this would be perfect for a smaller, more intimate meal.

Homemade Soft Pretzels – At About 33 Cents Each

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I have always wanted to try making homemade pretzels or pretzel buns but was always overwhelmed just reading various recipes. The recipes looked so complicated I just didn’t want to put in the effort and it’s not like I eat them all the time so I kind of just forgot about it. But in the […]

“Not For Company” Crock Pot Chicken – $10 or Less Meal

"Not For Company" Crock Pot Chicken - $10 or Less Meal - 719woman.com

I got this recipe from my friend Sarah, who admittedly, is not the most enthusiastic cook. Before Sarah was married and had children, her typical dinners consisted of a bowl of cereal or a pan of Tuna Helper. Sarah and her husband take turns cooking dinner and believe me, when her turn comes, she’s racking […]

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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This Tyler Florence recipe works perfectly as a meal for $10 or less! I have always been scared of making Spaghetti Carbonara because of the raw egg, but it turns out: it’s easy and totally safe! So come watch my step-by-step video and enjoy this delicious recipe.