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Cookbook Review: No Excuses Diet by Megan Gilmore

I love cookbooks, and used to have a nice collection of them before I moved and had to downsize. I loved those old cookbooks, but they didn’t necessarily include many recipes that I would now consider healthy. I love that I was able to add the No Excuses Detox: 100 Recipes to Help You Eat […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright March 11. 2017. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Fruit and Chocolate Trail Mix

I don’t eat snacks often but, when I do, I’m trying to make healthy choices. These mixes can be placed in small jars and stored in the pantry, so you can quickly grab one when putting together a meal for work or when you want a snack. Trail mixes are easy to make, and allow […]

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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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Fruit Jars

Fruit jars are so easy to make. Start by rinsing off the fruit, and patting them dry with a clean cloth. Then prepare the fruit by cutting, sectioning, and whatnot. Make sure the canning jars are clean and dry. There are many fruit combinations you can create, or you may choose to have just one […]

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Vegetable Jars

Vegetable jars are so easy to make. You’re simply filling small canning jars with raw vegetables, covering, and storing in the refrigerator until they are ready to use. The produce will last for most of the week this way. They can easily be grabbed as a component to a work or school lunch. Some vegetable […]

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Patriotic Holiday Recipes: Watermelon Stars

These snacks are so easy to make, and are great fun for children to help with. Be sure to do the cutting with the knife yourself, then set them to making the stars while you prepare the cream. You will need a medium size star cookie cutter, or a set of different size ones. Set […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright February 13, 2016.

Patriotic Holiday Recipes: A Simple Food Platter Idea

What would a Fourth of July celebration be without a food representation of the US flag? This simple platter is placed out at the beginning of the party or picnic, for everyone to snack on until the main foods are brought out. You are simply going to fill a rectangular food platter with red, white, […]

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Apple-Pear Sauce

Homemade apple-pear sauce is easy to make in a pot on your stove top. It makes a good snack, and can even be divided into individual servings and brought to work or school to go with a lunch. This combination of fruits smells amazing while cooking. Ingredients apple(s) pear(s) water Wash, peel, and core the […]

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Photogrpah by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014.

Cinnamon-Coconut Fruit Salad

I love fruit 🙂 Once in a while I make a salad consisting mainly of some type of this delicacy. The other night I created this one. It’s sweet, but the seeds help to add another important flavor. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did. Three servings were made from the […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright February 2017. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Banana Chip Trail Mix

Snacks for work need to be easy to grab. I don’t want to waste time in the morning, making something and packing it up. Trail mixes are good options for me. I’m always coming up with different trail mix ideas for this purpose. Dried fruits and seeds make up the bulk of my trail mixes, […]

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Mini Burger Patties

While following the Whole30, I have to come up with new recipes. I love burgers, but am unable to have cheese, condiments, or buns. I was still craving a burger though. I went grocery shopping today and purchased a pound of ground beef. Once home, I combined the beef with a few other ingredients and […]

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Zucchini and Cucumber Salad

There’s nothing better than fresh produce and herbs from your garden. If you do not grow your own, the grocery store carries everything you’ll need, as does the Farmer’s Market. Many things can also be found at roadside stands, usually quite affordably. Salads are a great way to highlight fresh produce, and can serve as […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright February 2017. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Simple Salad Topped with Berries

I love salads. They are a refreshing, easy way to compliment lunch or dinner, and can also be eaten as a snack. Prepared correctly, and the salad can actually be the main component of a meal. Ingredients Romaine lettuce cabbage 1 hard-boiled egg strawberries raspberries Rinse the produce well, laying each on a towel. Pat […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 4, 2014.

Banana Apple Parfait

This parfait is easy to make, using either coconut yogurt or coconut cream. What you use depends on whether you are using this as a once in a while splurge item. Ingredients small banana small apple coconut yogurt or coconut cream with a few drops of pure vanilla or almond extract Peel and slice the […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright March 4, 2015. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Chunky Applesauce

Homemade applesauce is easy to make in a pot on the stove top. Use apples from the store, or those you pick yourself. This is a great autumn recipe, but can be made throughout the year. It will also make a great addition to an autumn or winter feast. I usually just use however many […]

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Quick Snack Idea: Green Peppers and Ranch Dressing

While picking green peppers (which I don’t like) at Moms last week, she mentioned that my niece eats them for snacks. Cut a green pepper in half and scrape out the seeds. Cut into strips. Dunk in ranch dressing and eat. Happy snacking! Shannon

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright March 11. 2017. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Fruity Trail Mix

I love trail mixes. They are easy to make, store, and to carry with you for a quick snack anytime. This is the latest combination of ingredients I’ve been enjoying. Ingredients sunflower seeds yogurt covered raisins dried pineapple dried berries banana chips dried apple slices Mix everything together in a bowl. Store in serving size […]

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Pineapples with Chocolate

This is an incredibly simple treat to make. I’ve never measured out ingredients. With just a little practice you’ll know exactly how much of the three items below that will be needed each time you make this recipe.

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Quick Tip: Vegetable Cups for the Lunchbox

Vegetable Cups are quick and easy to create, and add a bunch of great nutrients to any lunchbox meal. Cut the vegetables up into easy to handle pieces, so that a spoon or fork is not necessary. Put them in a small container, cover, and you are done. You can use any vegetable combination that […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright February 2017. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Quick Tips: Berry Cups for the Lunchbox

Berry Cups are not difficult to make. They can be created using leftover berries from other cooking projects so extra money is not spent, and they wont take long to throw together. These add an interesting flair to any breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and make a healthy snack as well. Place in a small container […]

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Ashlee’s Nacho Dip Recipe

Recipe contributed by Ashlee Perro Ashlee is my niece, and she wanted to contribute this recipe for her nacho dip to Frugal Recipes. I hope you enjoy this recipe. Thanks for sharing, Ashlee! Ingredients: 1 pkg of cream cheese a layer of any type of salsa a layer of any type of nacho cheese A […]

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Bean Dip Nachos

This recipe contributed by Sheila Buck (Update January 2017: The focus of my blog has changed so much, that many of the recipes don’t really fit any more. I’m deleting a bunch, and Paleofying others, but there are some i want to leave with a note on nutrition. Why not uses Sweet potato or zucchini […]

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