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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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The Art of Casserole Creation

At the most basic level, a casserole is food items put into a baking dish and baked until done. It can be layered, or all the foods might be mixed together, a few ingredients or many. The foods, when baked together, make a delicious meal to be served any time. Most casseroles can even be […]

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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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4 Meat Chili with Butternut Squash

I never was a fan of chili, until I started trying to live a Paleo lifestyle. At that point, in my ongoing search for the perfect Paleo recipes that would be absolutely delicious and satisfying, I came across a chili recipe that looked like it had potential. I tweaked. I keep changing it up. The […]

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Crock Pot Meal: Pork and Vegetables

Have I mentioned that I love to cook? I look forward to having a day off from work because I know I’ll be making good food to have during the busy week ahead. This recipe was made a couple of weeks back, and came out tasting delicious. The carrots were free, from my parents garden. […]

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Autumn Sausage Slow Cooker Meal

Autumn is here, and I’m using the slow cooker more and more. I love this time of year! The beautiful colors. The smell smoke from a wood stove here and there while out walking. And the aromas coming from kitchens as people are baking and cooking. The squash I used in this recipe came from […]

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Pineapple, Chicken-Beef Soup

Previously I posted my Pineapple Kielbasa Soup. It is a tasty recipe that does not require much prep time. The recipe in this post is almost the same, but I used two different types of sausage: Chicken and Beef. The combination made for a delicious soup this time around as well. I was pleased. Ingredients […]

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Turkey and Sausage One Pan Meal

These meals are so easy to make, and affordably so when using Thanksgiving leftovers. You could use pretty much any ingredients you like to create a meal like this. Turkey and Sausage One Pan Meal (Serves 3+) Ingredients 1/2 cup diced leftover turkey 1/2 lb ground mild sausage 1 or 2 diced leftover roasted or […]

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Shepherd’s Pie Variations

The shepherd’s pie recipe I used when the girls were growing up was a favorite of ours and our cousin Ashland. At its most basic, this is what it was: 1 pound browned ground beef, rinsed and drained and spread over the bottom of a baking dish, topped with 1 can of drained whole kernel […]

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Small Changes that Add Up in a Big Way

contributed by Debra Johnson Food prices are skyrocketing right now, making grocery shopping an ever-increasing expense each week and month. However since it’s pretty much a fixed and unavoidable cost in most people’s budgets it’s important to find different ways to cut back on spending without cutting back on your meals. And while there are […]

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One-Pan Meal Using Venison

One-pan meals can be made using a variety of meats, including ham, turkey and ground beef. Venison is a good option as well. Deer and moose meat will both work. For this recipe you might use either, or even a combination. Ingredients 1 to 2 cups of venison 1 cup chopped sweet potato 1 cup […]

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Beef and Vegetable Soup

Soups are easy to prepare on the stove top or in a slow cooker. On the stove, simply cook until the vegetables and meat are cooked through. This will depend in how big the pieces of food are, and whether or not the meat was precooked. In the slow cooker, two or three hours on […]

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Venison and Vegetable Soup

Many people hunt, bringing home a dear or moose for their efforts. The meat from these animals is delicious, and can be used in many ways. Soups are great during the fall and winter months, and venison can take the place of beef and other meats when cooking. Soups are easy to prepare on the […]

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What can I do with taco fixings?

If you want to save time by preparing meat fillings, cheeses and toppings ahead, you might choose to have a few days where you make taco type meals. Taco Dinner The first night, you might choose to make a taco dinner. Do this by breaking some of the hard taco shells into bite size pieces […]

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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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Pork Stock

By not having to purchase canned stocks, you will save money on your grocery bill. This stock is made the same as the Chicken Stock was made. The bone of the roast is used after it has been roasted, and most of the meat removed.  It is fine to leave small pieces of meat on […]

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Freezing Chicken for Easy Meals

There are a wide variety of things that you can do to make meal preparation easier. One way of accomplishing this task is to freeze chicken, prepared for later use. The chicken does not have to be pre-cooked to prepare it as per the directions in this short article, but it may be to make […]

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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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Roasted Potatoes with Cheese

This is another recipe for potatoes that I enjoy and want to share with you. it  is a simple recipe to prepare, but will take from 50 to 60 minutes of oven time.  Doneness will depend on taste. I consider them done before my daughter does. Roast these potatoes while preparing the rest of the […]

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Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

I am a meat and potatoes kind of girl at heart, but eating this way every night does not help with the weight issues. I will not give up the meat and potato meals completely, though. This is one of my favorite recipes for potatoes, and it uses either boiled potatoes or those that have […]

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Beef Tomato Freezer Mix

This freezer mix will allow you to have meat filling available without having to make it fresh each time it is needed for a recipe. Simply freeze in meal size portions, and pull from the freezer the day before it is needed. This recipe can be used in place of taco meat and other meat […]

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