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Cheeseburger with Vegetables, and a Chocolatey-Good Smoothie

Buy organic when possible, but don’t feel guilty when you can’t. My meat, corn, and fruit was not organic. It is too expensive for me to eat all organic foods, so I simply do the best I can. You’re still going to be eating better than when you buy mostly processed foods. I have a very limited budget for groceries, but I make the best choices I can.

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

Sausage & Apple One-Pan Meal

One-pan meals are easy to make, and there are so many food combinations you can try something new each time. You don’t always need a lot of ingredients to make a delicious meal. Whether you want breakfast, lunch, or dinner, a one-pan meal is a good way to go. I made one of these meals […]

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The Art of Soup Creation

Soups are so easy to make! They are healthy, and you can add just about anything to them. Experiment to see what your favorites will be. A big pot is best, so you can have plenty of leftovers. Covered and placed in the fridge it’ll last a good 4 or 5 days, and you can […]

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A New Way to Plan Meals

Often times, the meal planning session takes place before the grocery shopping does. We look at sales papers, planning our shopping lists and meals around those discounted items. We use coupons for bigger discounts. Plan the menu for the coming week or two, then do the shopping. Once I have tried my new (to me) […]

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What to do with Less than Fresh Vegetables

Sometimes it is near impossible to eat all the vegetables we buy or grow before they lose a great deal of their freshness. Life just gets in the way. Or you overestimated what you’ll need for creating recipes for the week. These items can still be used, though. So don’t throw them away until you […]

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7 Better Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is an important meal, allowing for a nutritional jump-start to the day. Pack this meal with plenty of healthy food options, and a snack may not be necessary before lunch. By deleting the morning snack, unhealthy food options will not interfere with your weight management goals. Include a protein source, as well as vegetables […]

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The Freezer Pantry

Many people overlook the freezer when calculating storage space for their pantry. A stand-up or chest freezer will become a loved addition to your space as it’s filled with leftovers and freezer meals over the coming weeks and months. Even the small freezer above the refrigerator will come in handy. A freezer makes it easy […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright October 2014.

Baked Squash and Potatoes

The temperatures outside are cooler, and our minds start thinking about delectable autumn and winter meals, the smells of home cooked meals and homemade breads, and the holidays ahead. I have mentioned before that I love potatoes. The white and red ones, that is, and I have begun to get used to sweet potatoes. More […]

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One Pan Meal: Potatoes with Vegetables

One pan meals are easy to prepare and dirty less dishes, making them a great choice for hectic days. You can make these meals using a wide variety of ingredients, limited only by your imagination and personal tastes. Here is an easy one for you to try. Ingredients 1 white potato 1 sweet potato 1 […]

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

Use Those Odds and Ends

Odds and ends are not necessarily considered leftovers. They are those foods that you find at the bottom of a pan, or left on a platter when everything else has been eaten. They may be a tablespoon of some type of vegetable, or a few pieces of meat. Perhaps there is a quarter-of-a-cup of rice. […]

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Hearty Scrambled Eggs

Make complete meals using eggs as a starting point. Fruits and vegetables can be added, as well as meats and cheeses, herbs and spices. Throwing foods into a pan to cook with eggs is a simple way to get a family breakfast on the table in a hurry. Considering the amount of protein you are […]

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A Frugal Christmas or Yule Pot Luck

A pot luck is a meal where each person attending the gathering brings a different dish. This can be an organized food bringing, or not. A holiday pot luck should include a dish or beverage from each person or family attending. Provide the main coarse for the celebration. A turkey-based lasagna or other pasta dish […]

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