What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Reservations

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I think I may be losing my mind so I am not cooking. Yes, I have a gorgeous assistant but we all know what assistance can do for the cleanliness of your kitchen.  I put away my Once A Month Cooking for another couple of days. I will continue to use this method. I will start another week of cooking this weekend. I have to say so far we have really liked the easy to make recipes!Now if my husband would stop traveling for work we could enjoy more of them together. The reason for my departure from ...

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Cream Chicken Pasta and the Brie Strata

I am working on winning the dinner time battle. I can't handle cooking, working, and three kids. My job often requires me to work right up until and sometimes through dinner since it is virtual. This presents a huge problem at meal time. I came across the Once A Month cooking method and decided to attempt their free one week meal plan. I started last week but I didn't eat anything I made because my husband was out of the country and I was in survival mode. Click here to see how I got started. ...

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Getting the Best Out of Beef This Summer

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Today Executive Chef Dave Zino will share ideas and tips on how to get the best value out of beef. It can be an affordable and lean protein option! By Chef Dave Zino, Executive Chef, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association It’s no secret that summer is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it: warm weather, fresh Farmer’s Markets, the opportunity to entertain at home and of course, it’s a prime time to fire up the grill and enjoy succulent lean steaks. Bet you didn’t know ...

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Make the Most of Your Meals

Cooking dinner is sometimes stressful from a time and money standpoint. Below are a few tips to make your meals go further. This is a post that I wrote for Ideas That Spark. Ideas That Spark: Mom2Mom Stretch Your Family Meals By Renae Chiovaro for Ideas That Spark Cooking at home is the most economical way to feed your family. Here’s how to make the most of your time and money. Cook once, eat twice. That doesn’t mean you have to serve the same meal each night! Cook extra servings of the ...

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Pantry Challenge Week #3 Menu Plan

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Can you believe that we are into week three of the Pantry Challenge? I am pleasantly surprised about how well it has gone! We still have plenty of food in the pantry and I stayed under budget last week! Here is a quick run down of my shopping last week: Food Budget $40: Kroger: Spent $17.15 on produce, milk, bread Harris Teeter: Spent $13.24 on cheese, quaker rice snacks, crystal light, bread, yogurt & turkey breast (The fresh Turkey breast was 5lbs on markdown to $3.76 from ...

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Making a Pot Roast for the Dogs

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One of my goals for Madame Deals is to keep it real. I am not perfect, nor is Amee. I am learning on this frugal adventure on a daily basis. This week I had a BIG fail. As many of you know, I have been participating in the pantry challenge. Before I started the challenge, I went shopping for meat. That is one thing we had little of in our freezer stockpile. I bought a beautiful roast. With little room in my fridge, it ended up in the bottom drawer. Can you guess? Yes, I forgot about the roast! ...

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Rachel Ray: Shrimp Tarragon with Tomatoes is What's for Dinner

So why Rachel Ray recipes each week? Well, being a mom of two who co-owns a business and works part-time all while doing the most important job in the world being a stay at home mom... we need to eat. I like Rachel Ray's recipes because they only take 30 minutes. They are easy to follow and tasty. I pick recipes that use the items I have in the freezer and refrigerator or that are on sale this week to bring a little gourmet to our day. I try to make the most of my time and my dollars and Rachel ...

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Rachel Ray Chicken Parm Meatball and Spaghetti is What's for dinner this Wednesday

Chicken Parm Meatballs and Spaghetti CLICK HERE TO SEE RACHEL COOK IT So why this recipe? Well that is simple, I think almost all of the items needed to make this are in Renae's stock pile. She has challenged herself to cook using just what she finds in her cabinets. She will buy veggies, milk, and bread and gather all the free items at Harris Teeters this week. I personally love Italian food when it is cold. I think it is just heavenly after a long cold day. I suggest doubling everything ...

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Slow Cooker Recipe: Sweet Potato Custard

I have had a couple of requests for the Sweet Potato Custard recipe. This recipe came from a crock pot cooking class I took several years ago. It is a simple recipe and great to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas. I really like that it cooks in the crock pot instead of taking up room in the oven. It almost tastes like dessert! The original recipe was by Debbie Duggan. Sweet Potato Custard 5 Cups chopped, peeled sweet potatoes or yams 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 2 Tblsp. unsalted soft ...

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips I am sitting down writing out my menu for next week. We have family coming from Wednesday until Saturday morning. With so many people to cook for, it is important for me to plan my menu and my grocery shopping. Luckily, I have my sister-in-law here who will share the cooking and hosting duties with me! Here are some great Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips that I would love to share with you: ...

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