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Save Money While Cooking Save Money While Cooking Check out these 10 simple tips to Save your dollars while cooking! 1) Use powdered milk instead of regular milk --It is easy to mix up as needed as is a great substitute in recipes, pasta or rice side dishes,pudding and anything else that calls for milk. The only thing I won't use powdered milk for is if I am having it straight up in cereal or a glass. 2) Keep your brown sugar from getting hard by placing a piece of bread inside the ...

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Easy And Delicious Lo Mein Recipe

Easy And Delicious Lo Mein Recipe

Easy And Delicious Lo Mein Recipe Lo Mein is the ultimate leftover makeover. You can use your family’s favorite meat and veggies to make this quick, one skillet meal. I typically use pork or chicken and the combination of vegetables varies throughout the year in my Lo Mein Recipe. In the spring and summer, use fresh cabbage, zucchini, yellow squash, green pepper, and in the winter, use frozen mixed veggies of corn, carrots, beans, and peas. Lo mein is a year-round favorite that you can vary ...

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Easy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe Using Leftover Mashed Potatoes

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Thanks Connie for the recipe. This easy Shepherd's Pie Recipe Using Leftover Mashed Potatoes is a meal your whole family will enjoy and appreciate left overs! Shepherd's Pie Recipe Using Leftover Mashed Potatoes St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and so we were all a little bit Irish.  I hope you wore green so you didn’t get pinched, ate a serving of corned beef & cabbage with a side of Irish soda bread, and said “Blarney” at least once!  I recently discovered that my husband is of Irish ...

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Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe-My kids would eats pizza and macaroni & cheese every day if I let them.  I’ve experimented with a number of macaroni & cheese recipes over the years and I think I’ve found “the one”.  A trick to making this classic Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe is constantly stirring the roux when adding the milk and then cheeses.  You don’t want the heat too high or you will scorch the milk or cheese sauce, and that will ...

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Beans, Greens & Pasta Recipe

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Beans, Greens & Pasta Recipe Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Dry beans are a money saver.  Aside from having a large yield when cooked, they have a long shelf life and are nutrient-rich.  Beans are also a wonderful source of protein, fiber, and iron and they are naturally low in sodium and calories, unlike their canned counterparts which sometimes have up to 15% of the daily value of sodium. The only challenge with dry beans is the fact that you do have to plan ahead when preparing ...

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Chicken & Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

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Chicken & Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Dry pasta is on sale every week somewhere.  It is a staple that is easy to stock up on, as well as quick and easy to prepare.  There are many varieties now, including whole wheat, multi grain, low-carb, semolina, gluten-free, just to name a few.  Most families love spaghetti and pasta sauce, and it’s a go-to meal at least twice a month.  ...

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Smokey Joes – A Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe In my opinion, anything that’s served on a bun or eaten with your hands is the perfect family-friendly meal. I grew up eating Manwich sloppy joes.  Rather than use the canned sloppy joe sauce that is full of sodium, I gave home-made sloppy joes a try.  I used a coupon and got a can of fire-roasted tomatoes for next to nothing, so I built my sloppy joe recipe around those smoky tomatoes.  To make the recipe as healthy as possible, use a ground meat that is ...

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Cranberry Orange Juice Chicken Recipe

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Cranberry Orange Juice Chicken Recipe My dear friend, Laura, shared a recipe with me years ago called " Sweet and sour Chicken". It calls for 1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 1 small bottle of Catalina dressing, 1 jar of peach preserves, and 1 envelope of onion soup mix. Simply mix together, pour over chicken breasts and bake. I have experimented with this basic recipe many different ways. Using pineapple preserves and the juice and zest of 1 lime creates the refreshing flavors of ...

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Sausage & Potato Slow Cooker Supper Recipe

Sausage & Potato Slow Cooker Supper

   Sausage & Potato Slow Cooker Supper Recipe The busier life gets, the more I use my slow cooker.  I like meals that taste baked, but are actually made in the slow cooker which is a very easy method of cooking.  This casserole bakes slowly with very little moisture.  I was skeptical, at first, because this recipe didn’t call for any liquid in the slow cooker.  But, I gave it a try, and I’m so glad I did.  The edges browned beautifully giving the dish a crispy texture.  This ...

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