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Chicken Fajita Nachos

Everybody, or so it seems, loves nachos.  They are easy to make, easy to serve, and messy to eat, but we still love to eat them.  This recipe kicks them up a notch, turning a favorite snack into a meal … 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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32 Small Breads

This is the baking season.  We have holidays coming, the weather is cool enough to do it, and the extra warmth in the kitchen isn’t the problem it is all summer.  That means its the perfect time to bake some … Continue reading

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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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