Karla’s Korner

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I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children's teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy!Life Lessons….As a preschool teacher to approximately 20 three year olds every school year, I ...

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Ribollita Recipe

Ribollita recipe

Ribollita Recipe Ribollita recipe is a hearty dish from Tuscany.   Classically, seasonal vegetables are used in this rustic dish.  It is a flavorful meal that is inexpensive to make since the ingredients are in season or available year-round.  But, substitutions are what make this dish your own unique creation.  If you don’t like kale, use Swiss chard, your favorite winter greens, or even spinach.  The authentic recipe calls for fresh cannelloni beans and pancetta, favorites in ...

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Cooking with Connie: Cabbage & Kielbasa Slow Cooker Recipe

Cabbage & Kielbasa Slow Cooker RecipeThanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes!Now that the holiday season is upon us, day-to-day life has become busy and suppertime sneaks up on me.  So, I’ve pulled out the slow cooker to make suppertime quick and easy.  When kielbasa or smoked sausage are on sale, I stock up and freeze.  Cabbage is an inexpensive vegetable year-round, but it is fresh and really cheap this time of year.  Frozen ...

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Working Mom- What’s for Dinner Frozen Shrimp

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu.   The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less!Freeze Shrimp QuesadillasI took part in the Harris Teeter’s  “buy one bag of Shrimp for $17.99 and get two free”. That makes them just $5.99 a bag. The problem is what should I do with all that shrimp? The answer is simple make some freeze ahead meals.  I try to cook a couple ...

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Working Mom What’s for Dinner? Tradition

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Happy HannukahThis is a very big night in our house. I will be making the traditional Latkes, Pot Roast, and then we will play the dreidal game. I think it is important to cook with your children. I know it is one of the things that remind me of my family.Here is my potroast recipe.. (okay my sister's recipe)I use my crockpot and I add in the ingredients below 1 1/4 cups water 5 1/2 pounds pot roast carrots sweet potatoes 1 package of  onion soup mix Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low ...

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