Category Archives: Ideas

Bacon Ritz crackers?

This time of year, I’m not enthusiastic about cooking.  We still get hungry though.  We’re just more inclined to seek cool, no-cooking-required foods. Peanut butter, cheese, tuna, chicken, turkey, and cold cuts are all favorites.  We even cooked a turkey … Continue reading

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New Product-Jif Whips Whipped Peanut Butter & S’mores

I was recently asked to try & review Jif Whips Whipped Peanut Butter & S’mores.  I’ll confess, I had completely missed its debut on the market, and I guess it had been out a while.  The whole idea of whipped … Continue reading

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At my house

I’m a really good cook, not a fancy cook.  I can be very creative at cooking.  I write about food, cooking, and recipes, and have done so for years now. That doesn’t mean that every meal is a gourmet experience … Continue reading

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Grandchildren & the Cool Grandparent Badge

Being a grandparent is a lot different than it was being a parent.  Parts of it are a lot more fun, some things are a lot more frustrating, but it is just as much an adventure as it was being … Continue reading

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SNAP (aka food stamp program)

On social media, I see a lot of commentary about the SNAP program and its recipients.  Most of these are assumptions that have no basis in truth.  Here are a few: Food stamp recipients are lazy and don’t want to … Continue reading

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Staying on budget

Face it–we’ve got a tough economy.  Prices are rising, while wages and incomes either are not rising or are actually shrinking.  The only flex point in most family’s budgets that is left is the food budget. So what can a … Continue reading

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Tie Dyed Groom’s Cake

Greg & I have been married just over two years now, and I recently received a comment about the tie dyed cake asking to know how it turned out. The tie dyed cake was the groom’s cake, and because it … Continue reading

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Food photography

I’ve spent the day cooking.  You’d think we were expecting company, but I made small amounts of 15 different recipes today. I’m working on the photos for the next cookbook, which happens to be all about Halloween party foods.  You … Continue reading

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Poverty recipes

Poverty recipes…it sounds dreadful, but they aren’t.  They are often delicious, as well as often are comfort foods.  What they are is the foods we can make when our budgets have gone from merely sobbing after a trip to the … Continue reading

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Enchilada sauce–the real deal, not the copycat can

Do you enjoy Mexican food? How about enchilada sauce? How many cans of it have you bought in the last year?  Have you noticed that the prices are steadily rising on it? Wouldn’t you like to save some money? Enchilada … Continue reading

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