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Dinner on a flash with a shoestring

Cheap eats are all the rage these days, which is probably a less-than-thrilling indicator about the real state of the American economy.  Most of the slick magazines’ versions has a dinner for 4 costing $10 and call that cheap. I’m … Continue reading

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New Orleans Sloppy Joes

This is a recipe I created a while back, and it works just as well today.  It’s also my favorite version of sloppy joes–not too spicy, not too bland. It’s a great way to serve a crowd, whether it’s tailgating … Continue reading

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Low key Labor Day menu

We’re not having a big barbecue, and we don’t have any company coming either.  We’re not going anywhere, and it’s a kind of stay-at-home-and-get-chores-done weekend.  We aren’t alone in that–lots of people are staying home between the price of gasoline … Continue reading

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Butterscotch brownies–candy or cookie?

I’m married to a chocoholic.  He’ll eat anything if its chocolate. I like chocolate, but…I’m a lot pickier than he is, as well as there are times when I want a sweet that is anything but chocolate. For some reason, … Continue reading

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55 Frightfully Fun Foods

It’s just been released, in time for the fall season, and it is filled with fun foods for celebrating every ghoul’s favorite holiday–Halloween.  So, what’s included in it? Obviously, there are 55 fun recipes, covering a wide variety of foods … Continue reading

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Baking with Grandma

I’m a grandma. Of course, since I am a grandma, that means I have a perfectly adorable and very special grandchild, which means in my case, a beautiful little girl.  She’s almost three, and of course, she’s as special in … Continue reading

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Something delicious-sopapilla cheesecake

Sopapillas (pronounced like “soap-uh-pee-yuh”) are normally a fried pastry, made with the same dough that is used for tortillas or frybread.  It’s rolled thin, cut into rectangles, and deep fried where it puffs up to a hollow ready-to-fill piece of … 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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Pillsbury Key Lime Premium Cookie Mix–a review

I bought a box of Pillsbury Key Lime Premium Cookie Mix.  It was an accident, really.  I thought it was a lime cake mix.  I made them today finally, mostly to just get it off of the shelf where it … Continue reading

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The All American Biscuit

It’s hot off the presses! Today, The All American Biscuit was released on Amazon’s Kindle.  It’s biscuits and more biscuits, from biscuit history to biscuits of nearly every imaginable sort.  I’d have done A to Z, but…some of the letters … Continue reading

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