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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015

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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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright February 13, 2015.

Patriotic Holiday Recipes: Fruit Salad

Salads are great for patriotic holidays, because of the sheer number of color combinations of the different foods that might be added. This salad concentrates on combining reds, whites, and blues, in a tasty way that will make your mouth water. Sweetness, with a bit of tang. Perfect for the Fourth of July or any […]

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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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Ground Beef and Vegetables

This recipe calls for the use of leftover baked white and sweet potatoes, as well as a few other ingredients. It’s easy to make, and the other ingredients could also be from leftovers if you had enough available. It is a simple recipe that will not take long to make. Ingredients 3/4 lb ground beef […]

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Lettuce Wrapped Turkey and Sweet Potato

Lettuce wraps are something I tried a few months back. I mainly use the lettuce leaves for wrapping salads to enjoy at work. However, I thought this would be an idea to use in the fall for heartier meals. What can you think up to put in lettuce wraps? Lettuce Wrapped Turkey and Sweet Potato […]

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Kohlrabi and Summer Squash Salad

I like to try different salad recipes throughout the spring and summer months, mainly because I prefer to cook less 🙂 I especially love going to farmer’s Markets and roadside stands for their fresh produce. During last weekend’s trip to the farmer’s market, I picked up some summer squash and cucumber, and my boss was […]

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Berry-Banana Salad

And another salad recipe. I just love salads! I don’t eat most of my vegetables cooked, so salads work well for me 🙂 There are so many possible combinations… I can remember going to camp as a child, picking berries in the vast field surrounding it. I have fond memories of my time at camp. […]

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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 is mainly 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 […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 29, 2017. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Turkey Soup with Pineapple

A cheap meal when you don’t have a lot of ingredients on hand. This one is made in the slow cooker. Any type of potato or squash you like. The key is to have an affordable meal. Turkey Soup with Pineapple Serves 3-4 Will keep in the refrigerator a couple of days, at least. Ingredients […]

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Zucchini and Cucumber Salad

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

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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 shredded mild cheddar cheese strawberries raspberries Rinse the produce well, laying each on a towel. […]

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A Simple Fajita Recipe

I tend to use leftover ingredients from previous meals in conjunction with freshly purchased ingredients when doing a lot of my cooking. For this recipe, we started with tomatoes and salad mixed originally purchased to make salads with, as well as mozzarella cheese left over from making English Muffin Pizzas. A couple weeks ago I […]

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Hannaford Salad

I like to get my salad at Hannaford because of the choice selection at the salad bar. They used to have a decent melon selection as well, but not so much now. However, I can still make a hearty salad with the given options, and this is far healthier than stopping at a fast food […]

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Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Mozzarella Cheese

Summer salads are the best. Fresh produce picked in your own garden adds scrumptious taste to any salad, including this one which uses tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs that you can grow yourself. Ingredients 10 cherry tomatoes small cucumber ½ to ¾ cup chunks of mozzarella cheese extra virgin olive oil mint basil Rinse the produce […]

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Fresh Garden Salad

My mom is picking vegetables left and right from her garden. Two weeks she told me they were filling their cupboards and freezer with all they will need for the winter before giving any to me, my sister and brother. Last week, she sent up a huge head of cabbage, a bag of small cucumbers […]

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10 Ways to Use Raspberries

Raspberries can be picked fresh in the wild when in season, or purchased at the grocery store when found at a good price. They can also be grown organically in the back yard, a method that will save much money on your food bill. For the best flavor, eat the berries fresh, or use them […]

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Easy Apple Tuna Salad

It is coming upon that time of year again, when we start eating more salads and lighter fare than we do during the autumn and winter months. I will start posting new salad recipes as I create them, but wanted to share one that my daughters liked when they were young. Ingredients 1 can water-packed […]

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Top 10 Vegetables for Your Frugal Garden

Growing vegetables, even organically, allows for saving a great deal of money at the grocery store each year. There are many choices available when deciding to plant a vegetable garden. Obtain seeds for the vegetables that you use most often as sides, in soups and stews, and in roasts and casseroles. The most important rules […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015

Chicken Salad

Spring is coming! During the spring months, I start eating more and more salads. These take the place of heartier winter meals, and are very nutritious. Ideally organic products would used, providing optimal health benefits, but this is not always possible. Now that spring is on its’ way, you may decide to start planning an […]

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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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Simple Tuna Salad Idea

I do not eat tuna often. Those little cans of tuna and water can be quite expensive, and I’m not sure which ones have the lowest mercury levels. However, when I do pick up a can of tuna, I prepare mine with no mayo or other dressing. I can’t stand that stuff. This is how […]

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Turkey Salad (From Leftovers)

I usually have leftover turkey after Thanksgiving, and sometimes after Christmas. While I freeze some of it, I keep some in the refrigerator to use over the next few days. I try to make at least one salad during this time. Ingredients: handful of romaine lettuce few leaves of baby spinach handful of shredded cabbage […]

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