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Home Ec 101: Soup from Leftovers

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Soup is a wonderfully frugal, potentially delicious meal to serve your family. And it can successfully be made from leftovers. What a great way to exercise the “waste-not-want-not” mentality that will keep us all in the black these days. Now, don’t go thinking you’re gonna throw everything in a pot, Pippi Longstocking-style. There’s a method […]

Thursday Night Soup

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This is a great recipe adapted from the book, A Feast of Soups. It is an all around fantastic cookbook, by the way. I received it as a bridal shower gift and it is a keeper, though it’s copyrighted 1982. Some of the ingredients and language in the book are a tad outdated. By the way, […]

Dinner Kit Hacks – They Work For Me!

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A while ago, I stocked up on Macaroni Grill dinner kits. They’re kind of an upscale Hamburger Helper, definitely NOT what I would normally throw in my cart. Remember, I’m a food snob. But, you know how it is. I had all these great coupons. And Albertsons had a really good sale. They were $.40/box, […]

Homemade Waffles

Homemade Waffles

I’m not sure where or when I started making this yummy breakfast. But, it is one of our favorites. We usually wrap up the week by having waffles on Friday mornings. My favorite way to serve it is with whipped cream and berries. It’s probably more worthy of a weekend morning, but works for me […]

Home Ec 101: Planning a Big Dinner

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Many of today’s women don’t know the ins and outs of home making. Most schools no longer teach home economics. And if your own mother worked outside the home, chances are you may not have grown up with much teaching in the way of housekeeping and meal preparation. These are not obsolute skills, no matter […]

Turkey Shaped Breakfast Rolls

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These are the result of spur-of-the-moment inspiration on Thanksgiving morning one year. Since then they’ve become a tradition, particularly so now that I find such great Pillsbury coupons. If you want to make your own this week, here’s what you need: Serves 5 1 can Grands biscuits1 can Grands cinnamon rollscolored sprinkles and candies Preheat […]

What’s Cookin’ This Week

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This is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Thanksgiving is such a fun day of eating and snacking. And I love the leftovers. This year my brothers are hosting the Big Day, though FishPapa and I will each be cooking a turkey to contribute — one in the oven and one in his […]

Grocery Geek Presents: 8 Great Ways with a Party Tray

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This week I took a mental break from wheeling and dealing. For the most part, I stayed out of the stores. I didn’t even go buy a Sunday paper. I printed online coupons when I saw them, but no clipping for me. Last week I felt I was getting a little too obsessed, so it […]