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Stretching Meats in Budget Meals

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Wondering how to include meat in budget-friendly meals? It’s possible with a little creative thinking. Stretching meats in budget meals is a great way to save money and eat well! Cheesy Sausage Enchiladas My boys love the different names for eaters: carnivore, omnivore, herbivore, dessertivore, etc. Most of them would choose to be carnivores, if […]

Not Mushy Oatmeal, the Only Way to Make It

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Oatmeal can be a delicious, hearty, and nutritious breakfast, as long as you don’t make mushy oatmeal. Win every morning with this easy recipe for Not Mushy Oatmeal. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I […]

Chicken and Bowties Pasta with Sage and Nutmeg

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Ready to welcome fall in style? This Chicken and Bowties Pasta dish, rich with sage and nutmeg, creamy and delicious is a perfect addition to your fall table. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. […]

Chicken Bacon Subs for the Freezer

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These Chicken Bacon Subs disappear lickety split at my house. They are so easy to assemble, and make a perfect freezer meal. Are you ready for a freezer meal that’s going to knock your socks off? This is it! Chicken Bacon Subs, a FishFamily favorite since 2010. I created this recipe on a whim one […]

Homemade Cream of Celery Soup for Cooking

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Homemade Cream of Celery Soup is so much better than the canned variety. Make a bulk batch this week to have your casserole and eat more healthfully, too. In the old days when I did freezer cooking, I’d pop open a few cans of creamed soups, mix this, add that, and slide a bunch of casseroles […]

Gramma John’s Buttermilk Donuts

Gramma John's Buttermilk Donuts

Gramma John’s Buttermilk Donuts have been a favorite in our family for decades. They are delicious and perfect for freezing. My childhood summers were spent in South Dakota and Minnesota. Though I was born and raised in California, my parents both grew up in Minnesota. With loads of family on both sides, and my dad hankering for […]

Chocolate Zucchini Cake – Perfect for All Those Zucchini

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake is a revelation. Moist and redolent with cinnamon and zucchini, this chocolate cake makes great use of that prolific summer squash. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Do […]

Spicy Chicken Rub for Grilled Chicken

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Fire up the grill and enjoy an easy chicken dinner with this Spicy Chicken Rub. Making your own seasoning blend helps you avoid additives and will save you money! I like to be organized at meal times, but despite all my freezer cooking and meal planning, we still have nights when I’m staring into the […]