Category Archives: Pantry

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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Stocking up, planning ahead, and gardening

I’m a huge advocate of gardening. Oh, I don’t mean being all serious about it, plowing most of your backyard up, and then devoting your life to eradicating weeds and tomato worms.  There’s no fun in that!  But, even on … Continue reading

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Stocking up–the well prepared pantry

It’s fall in most parts of the country, long past the point when our grandmothers and great grandmothers would have been well on their way to having a well stocked pantry for winter, but even so…tis the season and in … Continue reading

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Cheap doesn’t have to mean “yuck”!

Comfort foods are a piece of our past, usually connected with fond memories, and almost always are very cheap foods.  The usual qualifications are simple. They are: Fond memories Simple Nothing exotic in terms of ingredients or flavors Usually cheap … 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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Breakfast–cutting costs on cereal

Cereal and breakfast are nearly synonyms in most of America.  Probably the vast majority of breakfasts are made up of some kind of cereal, from ready-to-eat & pre-sweetened to instant to cooked and then the bar version.  Cereal, like everything … 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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