Category Archives: Casseroles

Casseroles and one skillet meals.

Chicken, budget friendly & easy!

Chicken is one of the cheapest meats in the market usually, and hindquarters are among the cheapest of the cheap.  While they do have more fat than other versions of chicken, that doesn’t mean you should pass them up. Start … Continue reading

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French fried onions–a review

With rising prices, many American households are attempting to stretch pennies as often as possible.  With the traditional Thanksgiving dinner being served on Thursday, and higher prices blatantly obvious, that stretching is being applied to that meal as well. One … Continue reading

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Native American inspired stuffed pumpkin recipe

The Native Americans contributed a lot of things to our modern diets, including things such as pumpkins, squash, beans, and corn.  Often, we forget our debt to their early agricultural endeavors and contributions to American farms. I was given the … Continue reading

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Internet inspired rustic Italian-style pasta with sausage

I’ve been “under the weather” lately, and that means…I just plain don’t cook.  We “make do” with sandwiches, canned soups, slow cooker soup, and frozen food.  Probably not all that healthy, but…life happens, right? So as soon as I start … Continue reading

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Creative cooking with the microwave with chicken, corn and a chili pepper

Face it, we’re sometimes just NOT in the mood to turn on the stove, heat up the kitchen, and get excited about dinner.  Even so, hunger may spur our kitchen adventure, or we may just simply have thawed chicken breasts … Continue reading

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Summer colds with chicken and rice

Sometimes, one of those respiratory viruses that my mother would dub “creeping crud” will strike in summer.  I just call them colds, but there is no level of misery worse than a summer cold.  The heat and humidity, thunderstorms and … Continue reading

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Easy pork and rice dinner

Sometimes, we don’t want exciting, and we don’t have time for fussy.  We just want dinner, and we need it to nearly cook itself. Pork and rice dinner is just that–simple, no exotic seasonings, no fuss, quick to throw together … Continue reading

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Cheap eats for Lent with tuna and noodles

Meatless meals are usually much less expensive than those containing meat, it’s a known fact.  This one isn’t exactly “meatless” in my book–it contains tuna.  It’s also a pretty simple, traditional recipe similar to batches of “Tuna and Noodles” moms … Continue reading

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One Pot Mexican Rice

This time of year, there’s a lot going on.  The weather is beautiful, and who wants to waste time cooking and washing dishes?  Save that for when its too hot to hang around outside! So, one pot meals, especially when … Continue reading

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Stocking up

It’s spring.  Without a doubt, despite the storms, it is spring.  That means a lot of things. Spring cleaning.  Gotta love that stuff.  It’s also time to go through your cupboards and check out what’s there…and what isn’t there.  Make … Continue reading

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