Here’s some quick, easy and cheap ways to use those oranges before they go bad…adding lots of vitamins easily and naturally to your diet.
I found this recipe in the December/January issue of Fine Cooking and thought it sounded good and would make for a great snack to serve on football watching days. (Or anytime actually.) This recipe uses “regular” popcorn, you know, the kind you cook on the stove versus in the microwave. I hadn’t made popcorn this […]
According to National Geographic, the typical American family of 4, throws away an average of $1,484 worth of food every year. Oh my gosh! I have a few things I could use that money for during the year instead of just tossing it, don’t you? As much as I try to plan our meals, I found that […]
I’m browning the chicken in the skillet, along with the vegetables, which will give them a golden brown color and add flavor. Then we finish the entire meal off in the oven. This contains your protein, a carb and vegetables so it’s an easy one-dish meal and tastes delicious.
It seems like there’s a new story or article on how to save money at the grocery store every week. I’ve always thought I was a pretty savvy shopper so didn’t pay much attention to the stories but lately I’ve been more conscientious, and let me tell you: I have been saving more money than […]
I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to food safety and have a tendency to toss items the second they hit the expiration date. (Even though they are most likely still perfectly good and safe.) I also wear gloves when handling chicken and am super aware of cross-contamination. So I thought I knew all the […]
This pot roast has a lot of flavor without a lot of fat. You know, I usually cook my roast with potatoes but I am trying to incorporate more of a variety of vegetables in our diet this year so I’m using turnips instead. If you mix some familiar with unfamiliar (veggies), your family might be more inclined to try something new.
It’s a tradition in the South to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. I’m a Yankee by birth but grew up in the South and this is just what we ate every year for good luck. There’s a lot of different explanations as to why black-eyed peas are considered lucky…
I’m from the south and one of our New Year traditions for “good luck” is to eat black-eyed peas. If black-eyed peas aren’t something you like to eat, here’s 10 more foods that are thought to bring you good luck for the following year. *And if for some reason you choose to smash a pomegranate […]
This cookie recipe is one my mom used when baking holiday goodies. I ran across the hand-written recipe the other day, with all the spots of oil and other ingredients that had splattered on it over the years, and decided to make them for a few of our neighbors and friends. The ingredients are fairly common so […]
This spicy sausage and kale stew is super easy, cooks in the crock pot, and most importantly, is rich and delicious. When my husband saw me putting the ingredients together he said it sounded “interesting,” but I could tell he was in no hurry to taste-test. Later I found him rummaging through the fridge and pantry, […]
These crackers are seriously good and very hard to not keep eating once you start! These would make easy gifts during the holidays.
I love this homemade chicken pot pie! It’s creamy, delicious, and inexpensive. And the whole house will smell so good!
I recently sampled a delicious shrimp and grits dish that was to die for at The Oceanaire in Denver. Jumbo shrimp in creamy, cheesy grits (as an appetizer) for $15. I knew that I probably couldn’t duplicate the meal for a family of 4 for $10 but with a couple of great sale prices, I was […]
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.
Out of all the ones I’ve tried, this cranberry relish from Tyler Florence is hands down, the best.
My husband and I were in Vail recently and ate at Sweet Basil where we experienced the most decadent and delicious deviled eggs we’d ever tasted.
The eggs, Black Truffle Deviled Eggs with Pickled Mustard Seeds, were so good, I just had to try and recreate the recipe once we got home.
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.
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.
This dish is so delicious! Rich and hearty without being heavy…perfect for these cooler evenings. I found this recipe in Clinton Kelly’s new book, “Freakin’ Fabulous on a Budget.” While this may sound like it’s expensive or complicated, it’s not.