Monthly Archives: February 2011

Redemption by dessert

Sometimes, dinner is just kind of bleh…not great, not bad, but nothing special either.  The cheaper the ingredients, the more bleh it seems to adopt some days.  Then, there are the days when we experiment with a new dish, and … Continue reading

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Poverty porridge

Okay, the title is a bit of a smart alec remark.  But sometimes, eating foods that are extremely easy on the wallet is good for us, in many ways.  But, I’ll admit, some of them aren’t exactly exciting fare that … Continue reading

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Smaller cake recipe for smaller families

We all love dessert, but we all also don’t love their effects on our waists or our budgets!  So what is this answer to this terrible dilemma? Smaller desserts mean that we’re that much less tempted to have another slice! … Continue reading

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Learning to cheat as a cook

Several years ago, my daughter was mystified how I could “measure” things in the palm of my hand, and why she was completely incapable of doing so.   For the first time, I was teaching someone how to cheat on the … Continue reading

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Budget dessert, sized down for smaller families

Smaller families and tighter budgets mean less is more these days.  One way to cope is to resurrect the desserts of the Great Depression.  These typically used simple ingredients and simple techniques to turn a little bit of something ordinary … Continue reading

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Cheap eats in the Pascagoula, Mississippi area

Living on a tight budget can be tough, and if it includes eating out on occasion, you end up looking for cheap places to eat.  At the same time, who wants it to taste like it’s as cheap as the … Continue reading

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The importance of dessert–even on a budget

Face it, a lot of us are looking for ways to cut corners and make our skimpy dollars go further.  Often, the only portion of the budget that has “flex” room is our food budget, and that’s what gets cut … Continue reading

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