Category Archives for Convenience Foods

Spinach and Pasta

I love simple dishes that can be trown together in minutes. This particular one  is healthy and perfect for those days when you’re eating a little healthier and cutting out meat. It’s also quite frugal. Feel free to use any cheese you like with this dish. This recipe comes from my good friend Christine – […]

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Strawberry Pineapple Freezer Jam

When strawberries are in season, I am always on the look-out for new recipes to use this family favorite. We have plenty of regulars, even another strawberry freezer jam, but this recipe offers a little surprise – pineapple.  The flavors complement each other so well, and the texture is incredible. If you’re looking for a new […]

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Vegetable Chow Mein Recipe

Chow Mein is a very versatile recipe and you can tweak this basic vegetable version to include various meats, seafood and of course you can use all sorts of different vegetables in this. Got some leftover broccoli? Throw it in there. Green beans or snow peas on sale at the grocery store this week, include […]

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Ramen Noodle Recipes

My daughter is a big fan of Ramen Noodles, especially the chicken flavor kind. She’s fine with eating them just plain, but I like to play with it and come up with some yummy variations. We’ve tried all sorts of things and I know there are tons of ramen noodle recipes out there. Here are […]

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Cheapie Cavatini

Use any amounts you like, this is just what I do for a quick dinner. 16 oz rotini noodles, uncooked cook, drain and rinse stir in 1 can black olives, drained 1 pkg pepperoni 1 jar spaghetti sauce add whatever else you like! Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no […]

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How To Oven Dry Fresh Cranberries

Dried Cranberries

Dried cranberries are a delicious snack, as well as a nutritious addition to many recipes.  I love sprinkling them on top of salads and using them in my Thanksgiving stuffing.  What I don’t like is the price and all the sugar. So, I decided to start experimenting with making my own.  This process works pretty […]

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Homemade Pizza

The great thing about making your own pizza is that you can top it with whatever you like. This is also a fun family activity! Homemade Pizza Crust: 1 cup hot water 2tbsp. shortening 1/4tsp. salt 1 package yeast (fast acting) 3-6 cups of flour (depending on the size of the pizza you are making) […]

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