Pickled Leeks

A reader question about canning and pickling leeks. Lots of suggestions and advice from fellow readers in the comments.

Reader Question About Pickling Leeks A friend of mine recently asked me if I had a recipe for Pickled Leeks. He says his aunt used to make them using the wild leeks from her yard and they were very good. She told him they were easy to make “just pour brine on the clean leeks […]

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Gluten Free Sesame Chicken

Who knew making Sesame Chicken was this easy. We like this better than takeout.

I’ve been on a quest for the perfect gluten free sesame chicken recipe. My husband had been suffering from migraines for years. We’ve finally figured out that going gluten-free almost completely eliminates them. As a result, I’ve been playing around with a lot of gluten-free dishes. One thing we missed was the occasional Chinese take-out. […]

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Use That Bacon Grease

Saving bacon grease in a jar for cooking and frying

It’s Saturday morning and I have a big batch of bacon cooking in the oven. It already smells amazing and I know we all look forward to bacon sandwiches for breakfast with a side of cantaloupe. Yum! But to be honest, the main reason I’m cooking bacon today is because my bacon grease jar is […]

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Irish Brisket Crockpot Meal

A simple way to fix a traditional corned beef and cabbage dish in your slowcooker. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day

This is a traditional good luck meal that is served on St. Patrick’s Day. This version of an old favorite makes quick work of a delicious meal. If you want to make it for a larger group just double your ingredients and use a 5 or 6 qt. slow cooker. This is perfect for a […]

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Plain Cornbread

Here's simple cornbread recipe you can make from scratch. As frugal as it is good and perfect with chili, soup or stew.

Cornbread is a staple around here. It comes together quickly and goes perfect with chili, soup or stew. And of course you need a cornbread when you make a big batch of pinto beans. Here’s how I make mine from scratch. 2 medium eggs 1-1/4 cups milk 1/4 cup oil or melted butter 1-1/2 cups cornmeal […]

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Extending Ground Beef

With ground beef prices soaring, use these tips to buy less meat but make your dishes just as tasty.

Do you remember when you could find ground beef on sale for 99 cents? I miss those days. Now I’m lucky to find ground chuck for $4.99 a pound. That’s a big difference and now more than ever it’s important to stretch that meat. That’s why I thought it was about time to re-visit this […]

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3 Simple Ways To Make Housework Easier

Here are three simple little tips to make keeping the house clean a little easier. They may seem deceptively simple, but have made a big difference for me.

Keeping the house clean and organized with a busy family and an even busier schedule isn’t easy. Some days it seems that things get misplaced, used, and dirtied much faster than I can clean. This year I’ve implemented 3 simple new routines that have made housework so much easier and more manageable. I can’t believe […]

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Curried Chicken

A fresh take on leftover chicken - turn it into curried chicken and serve over rice. Quick and simple weeknight dinner.

Here’s a fresh take on leftover chicken. We love roasting whole chickens or putting a large batch of chicken on the grill. Either way we usually end up with plenty of leftovers. Chicken salad is great, but sometimes you’re in the mood for something a little different – and need a quick and easy dinner […]

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