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Leftoverpallooza // Mashed Potato Turkey Bites and More!

Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, oh my! Thanksgiving dinner often leaves lots of leftovers. In fact, I cook a little extra just so I can enjoy the leftovers! After a day or two, the novelty has usually worn off and I'm ready for something new. To prevent food waste, it's a good idea to have some… Continue reading Leftoverpallooza // Mashed Potato Turkey Bites and More!

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National Lasagna Day // Favorite Recipes

Friday, August 29, 2016 is National Lasagna Day.  Mark you calendar and celebrate!  The right lasagna recipe can make for a delicious and nutritious meal.  Here are a five ways to boost the nutrition of any lasagna recipe:  Use Whole-Wheat Noodles - MyPlate recommends you make half your grains whole grains.  Using whole-wheat noodles in your… Continue reading National Lasagna Day // Favorite Recipes

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To Freeze Or Not To Freeze – Part II // Three Bean Chili

A bit of green has started to poke its head up from the soil in my garden.  And it is not just weeds!  Summer harvest time will be here soon.  Sometimes a garden produces more vegetables than a family can use at once.  Other times, you might buy more at the grocery store than you… Continue reading To Freeze Or Not To Freeze – Part II // Three Bean Chili

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The Skinny on Fats // White Chili

February is American Heart Health Month. According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The key to a lifetime of heart health is to commit to a healthy lifestyle. In most cases, heart disease can be prevented. The type… Continue reading The Skinny on Fats // White Chili

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You Say Yam, I Say Sweet Potato // Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew

Do you know the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? It is quite possible that you have never actually tasted a yam. Yams are mostly grown in the Caribbean and not often sold in the U.S. Instead, we have different varieties of sweet potatoes with flesh ranging from orange to white, and even purple. When the… Continue reading You Say Yam, I Say Sweet Potato // Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew

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Slow It Down // Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner and More!

Do you ever wish you could slow it all down? Life seems to get busier and busier by the minute, as we try to meet the demands of work, school, children, and many other responsibilities. You can use a slow cooker to reduce time spent in the kitchen preparing meals. Quick preparation and slow cooking… Continue reading Slow It Down // Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner and More!

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Let’s Create! // Cabbage Patch Stew

Cabbage Patch Stew is one of my favorite recipes. It is hearty and flavorful with just a hint of sweetness. To make Cabbage Patch Stew, start by gathering your ingredients. You need: 1/2 lb. lean ground beef 1 large onion 1 cup celery 2 cups shredded cabbage 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp. chili powder 1… Continue reading Let’s Create! // Cabbage Patch Stew

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Going Grain // A Guide to Cooking Whole Grains

Whole grains are an important part of any diet. To understand the term "whole grain", you need to understand the anatomy of a grain. The Whole Grains Council tells us that a grain kernel consists of three parts, the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. A whole grain has all three parts of the kernel… Continue reading Going Grain // A Guide to Cooking Whole Grains

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Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?

Did you see our Weekly Menu Plan blog post last month?  It talks about the steps you take to plan your dinner menu for the week using your local grocery store ads.  If you missed it, or just need a review, click here. Then come on back and see what I'm  planning this week!   Remember that… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?

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Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?

One of the best ways to save money on your grocery bill is to utilize current grocery store ads.  Start by comparing ads from different grocery stores in your area, making a list of sale items.  Next, take an inventory of your pantry, refrigerator and freezer and make a list of what you already have on… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?