Category Archives: Leftovers

Chicken & Corn Chowder

Spring, even on the Gulf Coast, seems to always be changeable in nature.  On those less-than-balmy days, nothing tastes better for dinner than a bowl of hearty soup! At the same time, most of us are working to make each … Continue reading

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Cheap eats and gravy

It’s November, the month of overeating in America, crowned by Thanksgiving.  The big feast, the experts are telling us, is going to cost more than ever to put on the table, even if your family hasn’t grown in the past … Continue reading

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Reality TV, my kitchen, my budget and our menu

Reality TV seems to be the new thing, and there are reality TV programs focusing on all kinds of peculiar circumstances.  In addition, there are a LOT of competitive programs for cooks and chefs of all kinds.  Some of them are fun … Continue reading

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Cures for the budget minded cook

Its not uncommon for families to have to “make-do” with cutting back on the grocery budget, as that is often the only place the budget has to “flex” to cover increased costs for other items or to cope with a … Continue reading

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Sweet potato balls-a surprising recipe

Sweet potatoes are everywhere right now, and they are inexpensive, tasty, and filling.  At the same time, no one wants to eat sweet potatoes the same old way every day.  Leftover sweet potatoes present another problem. This recipe is a … Continue reading

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Leftover turkey ideas with recipes for people (and dogs!)

I know that most people haven’t even put their turkey into the oven yet.  No one has sampled the perfectly cooked beastie, and yet here I am already talking about the leftovers.  There is method to my madness. Sometimes thinking … Continue reading

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Leftovers-friend or foe?

Leftovers are getting a bad rap.  People wrinkle their noses and act as though they are about to be faced with shoe gruel for their next meal.  It shouldn’t be that way.  Leftovers are the hurried cook’s best friend! Planning … Continue reading

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