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5 Meatless Main Dishes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Going meatless at dinner time is a great way to save money. And it can be healthier, too. Molly wrote in recently to request a Meatless-themed Ultimate Recipe Swap. I thought for sure we had just done one, but searching the archives I found that I was mistaken. Since going meatless is not only healthier […]

Making Affordable Homemade Ice Cream (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Dessert)

Believe it or not, homemade ice cream not only tastes better than store bought, but the cost analysis is comparable. Imagine all the custom-made concoctions you can enjoy this summer! I’ve always loved the flavor and fun of homemade ice cream. It tastes so much better than store bought. And there is such excitement when […]

Cajun Spiced Cauliflower (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Spring Produce)

Spice up your life — and your cauliflower with Cajun-inspired spices. Even though it took hours of preparation and only minutes to eat, I must say that this year’s Easter dinner was pretty fab. Honeybaked Ham (recipe created on the fly), Tastiest Scalloped Potatoes, Asparagus, and Cajun Spiced Cauliflower were on display. And it was […]

5 Family-Friendly Beef Dinners (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Beef)

Where’s the Beef? Right here! Today we’re swapping beef recipes that are tasty and family-friendly. I love beef! This week on date night we went to a local restaurant with a gift card from my mom. (Thanks, Mom!) I ordered what I fondly remember my mom bringing home from her date nights: steak, salad, and […]

Jesus Cookies for Easter (Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Cookies)

We started a new tradition this year. It’s one that I’ve been wanting to do for years. But, somehow, something always got in the way. This year, I seized the day. We baked and decorated Jesus Cookies for Easter. In Christmases Past, at least the last 12 of them, we’ve baked Jesus Cookies in December, […]

Avocado and Egg Breakfast Sandwich (URS: Breakfast)

Hard cooked eggs and toast make a fabulous base for an easily assembled and highly portable breakfast sandwich. Breakfast can be a tricky meal. It’s the most important, but it’s also happening at a busy time. Mornings can be a rush. Somedays, I get the kids fed, but forget to feed the Mama. That’s when […]

Easy Greens Tart with Feta Cheese

Leftover greens combine with a buttery crust and a filling enhanced by eggs, cream, and feta cheese, to create a delicious easy greens tart. This week on URS we’re talking dairy products. And how timely. I’m currently reading The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love, next month’s Booking It selection. I’ve been […]

Sunshine Cole Slaw (URS: Cabbage)

Cabbage can make a tasty, affordable salad, especially when purchased on sale. This cole slaw recipe bursts with sunshine flavors of lemon, carrot, and chive. Usually cabbage goes on sale about this time of year. In anticipation of the folks who actually eat boiled cabbage for Saint Patrick’s Day, you should be able to find […]