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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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Fast & Furious Paprika Chicken

I really love chicken paprikesh.  It’s one of my favorite dishes, and everyone loves the little pinch dumplings that it is served with.  What I don’t like is the work that is required before the meal is served.  Some days, … Continue reading

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Macaroni & Cheese: Kraft versus store brand

I’ll admit, I’m a budget minded shopper.  I’ll try store brands, and many items I choose to buy are store brands or lesser known brands One of the things that I considered pretty useless for purchasing was macaroni and cheese … Continue reading

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Cabbage and noodles for Lent?

Cabbage and noodles, two lowly foods, often overlooked in favor of things that are far more exciting and exotic.  I’ve even heard cabbage be called names, such as “ditch weed“.  Cabbage is also cheap, especially this time of year, and … Continue reading

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Carne Picada means speedy meals!

Carne picada sounds pretty exotic, at least if you are here on the Gulf Coast.  It’s a relative newcomer in the grocery stores.  But what is it really? Essentially, it’s meat that has been cut into matchstick-like slivers.  It’s not … Continue reading

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Rustic Gulf Coast Style Radiatore recipe

Tonight, I cooked a meal with a single burner camp stove, partly to try out an idea for future camping trips.  It’s a simple dish, using radiatore, fresh summer squash, garlic and a Gulf Coast favorite–Conecuh sausage. I did take … Continue reading

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Hungarian style cabbage and noodles

Meatless dishes are economical dishes to make, especially when served as the main course.  Even when served alongside meat based foods, they help to make the meal seem more bountiful and sumptuous than the budget for the dinner really was.  … Continue reading

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