Strawberries….Custard Pie, Berry Shake & Baby Blue Salad (And The BEST Vinaigrette)


When choosing strawberries, choose plump, uniform in size, and brightly colored ones. And don’t wash them till you’re ready to use. The baby blue salad with balsamic vinaigrette and pecans is one of my favorites and the vinaigrette is so good, once you make it, you’ll be making it all the time!

Colorful Veggies & Pasta – $10 or Less Meal

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This colorful pasta dish is loaded with fresh vegetables, full of flavor and low in calories and fat. I did use defrosted frozen peas but once our local farmers market is open, I’ll be using fresh. Feel free to substitute similar vegetables if you prefer such as yellow squash for the zucchini or different varieties […]

Grill Brush Bristle Danger…Tips from CDC And Cheap But Good Steaks To Grill

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Recently there’s been a couple of stories in the news about people going to the emergency room with stomach pains that were a result of accidentally consuming a grill brush bristle, that perforated the GI tract. Who knew? The CDC reports that the tool’s bristles can stick to the grill, then transfer to food and be […]

Crispy Napoleon with Berries – (20 Minutes, 150 Calories & 80 Cents Per Serving)

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Berries become less expensive when they are in season, not to mention they just taste better. With this crispy Napoleon dessert you can use any berries you like, just making sure they are ripe. If using berries like blueberries, you’ll leave them as is. If using bigger berries like strawberries, slice them up. From start to finish, […]

Easy (But Tastes So Good) Homemade Pizza – $10 (or less) Meal


You will not believe how easy and great tasting this homemade pizza crust and sauce are! It tastes like the real deal, and it costs so little to feed your whole family!

Roasted Carrot Soup…SO Good!

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When I think of delicious, creamy soups, carrot soup is not one that immediately comes to mind…until I made this. I found this Roasted Carrot Soup recipe in April’s issue of Good Housekeeping and thought it looked good and would be a reasonably priced soup, which it was. When I told my husband I was […]

Deviled Chick Eggs

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  These fun deviled “chick” eggs are fun and simple to make, using your basic deviled egg recipe, cutting it a bit different from a regular deviled egg, and only requires some carrot and capers (or black olives.) They are so cute, they might just have your little ones who don’t like yolk, want to […]

Spicy Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish with Collard Greens and Bacon ($10 or Less Meal)


This Southern fare is fairly healthy…..The catfish has a crunchy coating with a flaky inside and the collard greens are delicious! Believe me, if you’ve never tasted collard greens, this is the recipe to try. And if you have had them before and didn’t like them, give them one more taste with this….so good! Both recipes are quick and easy to prepare and the entire meal (with corn on the cob) comes in at $8.97 for a family of four.

Cooking with FOX 21’s Craig Coffey | Potato Soup and Spicy Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish


If you tune into FOX 21 news this morning, you will see hourly segments I am filming with Craig Coffey. Today’s recipes are a hearty and chunky potato soup and a spicy cornmeal-crusted catfish

Tofu….Full of Anti-Cancer Properties & Tips On How To Buy and Cook

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Delicious! And I couldn’t tell it was tofu instead of eggs, except for the fact that I put tofu in instead of eggs!