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Meals This Week

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Since I will be cooking up a storm this week, we’re going to have lots of choices on our plate, literally. So, here’s my dinner plan. We’ll see if I actually follow it. * simple pasta with fresh tomatoes and basil and salad* Pizza with friends, bringing salad and dessert* Pasta with meat and tomato […]

Whole Lot of Cookin’ Goin’ On

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This week I’m going in. Cover me. Yep, that’s right. Going to do some “once a month cooking.” If you’ve never tried it before, it’s definitely worth your while, even if yours is a small family. I’ve been cooking this way a few times a year for the last 11 years, and it is always […]

Macaroon Crunch Pie

I first had this pie one summer visiting my cousins in South Dakota. It was served at a cousin’s baby shower. I don’t know how old her “baby” is but I’m guessing that I was fifteen or sixteen which makes my copy of the recipe about twenty years old. Ouch! Am I really that old? […]

Delicious Ranch Dressing

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Avoid processed, bottled dressings with this easy homemade ranch dressing. It’s delicious and made with all real food ingredients. Homemade Ranch Dressing is a mainstay at our house. We love this stuff, and it’s so easy to make and so much healthier than the store-bought variety. It’s great on salads or for dipping veggies or […]

Frugal Food: Taco Soup

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Jenn@FrugalUpstate is continuing her Frugal Food series. This week’s feature is ground beef. The following is a FishBoy favorite. They absolutely love it! And even though it’s summer time and hot and humid and buggy and sticky, I keep getting requests for this meal. Go figure. I’ve tweaked this from the original to suit my […]

Making Do Menus

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I have mentioned how I’m gearing up for a big Once-A-Month Cooking Bash in preparation for FishBaby’s arrival. Part of that is using up what we have in the deep freeze so that I can defrost and clean it. I was pleased to find out that I had quite enough to make dinners for this […]

Yummy Raspberry Muffins

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In case you’re inspired to bake muffins here is one of my all-time favorites. It’s from my stained and tattered (as all good cookbooks should be) copy of All the Best Muffins and Quick Breads by Joie Warner. I originally posted the recipe “straightup” before I realized that that wasn’t the appropriate way to share recipes. Here […]

Aunt Peg’s Scotcharoo Bars

In honor of carefree summers, here’s Aunt Peg’s recipe for Scotcharoo Bars. May your next three months be filled with many a pan of them: Scotcharoo Bars1 cup sugar1 cup light corn syrup1 cup smooth peanut butter6 cups Rice Krispies cereal1 cup chocolate chips1 cup butterscotch chips In large, heavy pot, cook sugar and corn […]