Category Archives: cooking

Italian Meatball Sandwiches-AFS twist

As a single, sandwiches work well in my menu plans. Paninis, fishwhich and this recipe show up frequently. Italian Meatball Sandwich (original recipe) 1 1/2#lean ground beef 1/2# ground pork 2 eggs 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/2 Cup parmesan cheese … Continue reading

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My macaroni & cheese

I base my macaroni and cheese on this recipe. FAMILY STYLE MACARONI & CHEESE 1/2 Cup diced, spam, salmon or tuna 1/4 Cup chopped onions 1/8 Cup chopped green pepper 2 Tablespoons butter 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 cup milk 1-1/2 … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Pizza

I realize that Hawaiian Pizza is the “Twinkie” of the pizza world. Simple and sweet, with a chewy crust that’s the way I like my pizza. Crust: I make a batch of bread dough, I’ve used several basic recipes, any of them … Continue reading

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Big Meal Prep Day

A few days ago I showed you my January groceries and promised to tell you how I used them. The stockpile in my freezer was down to just burritos and corn chowder. Wanting more variety in my menus I decided … Continue reading

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A Frugal Spinster’s January Groceries

January 4th Dollar Store $1.00 Grocery Outlet $9.25 January 16th Winco $33.74 January 20th Grocery Outlet $9.44 January 27th Sorry no picture but I bought: Tilapia, marked down ground beef, ground pork, tea, and whole wheat flour. Saars $31.40 Grocery … Continue reading

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Shrimp Florentine

After posting about my marathon meal preparation I got a request for the Shrimp Florentine recipe. So here you go Susan, The original recipe came from this Better Homes & Garden cookbook. However I made a few adjustments. 1 lb. … Continue reading

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Scratch Cooking is always FRUGAL

“Cooking from scratch is always the most FRUGAL way to go!” While, generally speaking I would agree with that statement, there are times it makes more CENTS to use a mix. When you purchase convenience foods you often pay more for … Continue reading

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Today is the day

Somehow I failed to schedule this to post last Thursday…The much anticipated grand opening of the Juanita Goodwill. My schedule won’t allow me to be there when the doors open. I won’t be one of the first 300 who will … Continue reading

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Wild and Free

Free is always frugal. There’s nothing better than free food. I was reading another blog, a commenter mentioned Dandelion jelly. That very afternoon, as I walked the dogs, I also collected dandelions .     Later that evening I made jelly.Another day I was … Continue reading

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Eighteen

That’s how many meals I got from 1 roasted chicken. Day 1’s Dinner:Roast chicken with rice stuffing, cinnamon carrots, cole slaw. Day 2 Lunch: Chicken Panini Dinner: Leftover chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, carrots Day 3 dinner: Corn-crusted Chicken and … Continue reading

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