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Mint-Lemon Sun Tea

It’s been a while since I added a sun tea recipe, so I thought I’d share a simple one I made yesterday. I knew I was going to want something ...

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5 Laws of Being a Frugal Kitchen Goddess

Being a Kitchen Goddess is one thing. Being a Frugal Kitchen Goddess is something else. I’m a Frugal Kitchen Goddess, and darn proud of it. How about you? In order ...

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25 Kitchen Secrets All New Cooks Should Know

When I was in high school, we had Home Economics. We learned how to prepare a few things, one being a taco dinner that was mighty tasty, and the basics ...

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Making Soup with the Bestest: Missy’s Vegetable Soup

This post was supposed to have been published last winter, but I ...
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Simple Ways to Eat Healthier While Saving Money

Consuming nutritious food is important to our health, but can also be ...

Farmers’ Market Shopping by Shannon L. Buck

(This article was originally published to Y! Contributor Network on August 11, ...
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Cooking for 1: Pre-Roasted Chicken

You know those already roasted chickens you buy at the grocery store? ...
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Simple Chicken Soup

This is the easiest soup ever, and is made when I am ...
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Chicken and Potato One-Pan Meal

I love one-pan meals. Only one pan is dirtied, and all the ...

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright June 20, 2016.

Mint-Lemon Sun Tea

It’s been a while since I added a sun tea recipe, so I thought I’d share a simple one I made yesterday. I knew I was going to want something cold and refreshing to drink when I got home from an extended walk, so I made this in the morning, let it sit on the […]

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5 Laws of Being a Frugal Kitchen Goddess

Being a Kitchen Goddess is one thing. Being a Frugal Kitchen Goddess is something else. I’m a Frugal Kitchen Goddess, and darn proud of it. How about you? In order to be a frugal Goddess in the kitchen, you must know and/or do things that help to save money. What they are will depend on […]

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25 Kitchen Secrets All New Cooks Should Know

When I was in high school, we had Home Economics. We learned how to prepare a few things, one being a taco dinner that was mighty tasty, and the basics about baking and whatnot. Many schools don’t do this any more, and not every parent teaches a child to cook, so it helps to give […]

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Quick Tip: Freezing Chives

When my daughters and I moved into an apartment years ago, the woman who lived there before us had planted chives. I kept them growing, and planted other things as well. When we moved into the trailer, we brought out chives with us. When I moved from there, I had my mother take the chives […]

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What Healthy Food is for Me

In a post I made last week, I explained what I used to think healthy eating was. I have since learned how wrong I was. Everyone is different. Each person’s body reacts to foods in its own way. Mine seemingly does not like for me to consumer certain things, at least not all the time. […]

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Frugal Recipes: The Top 10 Posts of 2015

Deciding what recipes and articles to write for a blog is not always easy. During my brainstorming sessions I write down, very quickly, as many ideas as I can come up with for what to post here. Then I put that list aside for a day or more, before going back over it to decide […]

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Kids in the Kitchen: Apple Slice Snacks

Apples are healthy and, when combined with other foods, make a filling snack for children to enjoy. Be sure not to peel the fruit, as this skin is part of the reason apples are so healthy. Sporting a good amount of fiber and vitamin C, this fruit also contains such nutrients as vitamin B-6 and […]

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What I Thought Healthy Food Was

When my daughters were growing up healthy meant something different than it does today, at least for me. The belief was that as long as you had the basics – meat, fruits or vegetables, dairy, and a grain – you had a well-balanced meal. For some people this might work, but not for everyone. Too […]

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New Year Goal: Experiment with Recipes

Still trying to figure out what your New Year goal will be? How about a food related goal? Resolve to experiment with new recipes during the new year, and you’ll open yourself up to a world of possibilities. Just step outside your comfort zone and try something new once a week, or even once a […]

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Gifts Made With Love

Last year the bestest, Missy, and I started a new tradition. As long as we live close enough to do so, we will have a baking day for the holidays each year. This year we had our day on the 13th, in the midst of a busy season, busy times at work, and her moving. […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato And Squash

The harvest was good this year and netted quite a few squash from my parents garden. Of which, they ever so nicely shared. I’ve been experimenting with stuffed squash recipes, and I used some squash in the recipe below. The outcome has been good on everything, and I will soon be sharing more recipes. This […]

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Successful Harvests

My parents had a successful harvest this year, and they always seem to plant enough to share with my siblings and I. It started with the cucumbers that mom brought over, a couple of times. Once, because she knew I was visiting with my daughter, she sent some for me to take to her. There […]

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Harvest Salad

My parents had a good harvest this year, and they passed some of their bounty on to me and each of my siblings. I love fresh produce from the garden. Mom was proud they weren’t using anything toxic on the food. Homegrown food tastes so much better than store-bought. Of course, I had to make […]

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September Baking Day

I love September because it is the month I start having huge baking days every year. I had one such day on the 9th. Mind you, it was still quite warm, and I rent a room so it heats up quickly. At this point, the AC is used to keep the temperature regulated on baking […]

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Simple Chocolate-Coconut No-Bakes

I love super easy recipes, especially when they involve chocolate and coconut. And this recipe is as easy as they come. I’m sure you will enjoy these cookies as much as I do. And the health factor? Regular no bakes have so much sugar in them, not to mention the sugar in the peanut butter. […]

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Freebie: Frugal Ways to Save Money In the Kitchen + Frugal Recipes for the Health Conscious

I wanted to let you all know about a Mini eBook I just published called Frugal Ways to Save Money In the Kitchen + Frugal Recipes for the Health Conscious. “Unfortunately, it is cheaper to drink soda than almond and coconut milk. And it is less expensive to eat white potatoes, rice, and pasta than […]

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Making Soup with the Bestest: Missy’s Vegetable Soup

This post was supposed to have been published last winter, but I am horribly I spent a few days with the bestest. She needed some healing time, and I went stay with her. It is difficult to watch your best friend go through some things. I ran errands with her, helped with the daily cleaning […]

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Simple Ways to Eat Healthier While Saving Money

Consuming nutritious food is important to our health, but can also be darn expensive. I could easily spend around $60.00 a week to eat healthy, but can’t really afford to do so very often. There is only one of me! It would be far less expensive to eat Ramen noodles and boxed mac and cheese, […]

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Benefits of Organic Foods by Shannon L. Buck

(This article was originally published to Y! Contributor Network on July 8, 2009. Choosing organic foods can be expensive, but small changes don’t have to be.) Benefits of Organic Foods Eating for a Healthier You Over the last couple of years, I have been making changes in my eating habits. One of those changes is […]

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No More Plastic Food Storage Containers by Shannon L. Buck

(This article was originally published to Y! Contributor Network on July 8th, 2009. Reusable containers allow you to save money over time.) In an effort to make my home environment more green, I am boycotting plastic food containers. I have been reading about the possible harmful effects of the chemical BPA (Bisphenol A), and that […]

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Farmers’ Market Shopping by Shannon L. Buck

(This article was originally published to Y! Contributor Network on August 11, 2009. It is still relevant, and may aid you in living a more frugal lifestyle.) Farmers’ Market Shopping Shopping Locally is the Way to Go Shopping at a farmers’ market is a lot of fun. They offer a plethora of items and a […]

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Corned Beef and Potatoes One-Pan Meal

Earlier, I posted the Chicken and Potato On-Pan Meal. This meal is only slightly different, and maybe even more tasty. Ingredients 1 – 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 small carrot 1 medium white potato 1 small sweet potato 1/2 to 3/4 cup pre-cooked corned beef Seasonings to taste: sea salt, pepper, onion powder Melt the […]

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