Tag: budget meals

Rhubarb, Beet, and Blood Orange Salad

I promised a vegetarian recipe and here it is. Unexpected and born out of necessity I was pretty pleased with how this turned out. This has been an unpredictable and crazy summer following the exact same kind of year. Don’t let the travel blogs fool you, there is lots going on and it has been

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Reinventing The Potluck

I had a few people for dinner the other night, 25 to be exact. So, truth be told, I like cooking for my family but cooking for friends is a bit trickier and it stresses me out a bit. Those meal trains when someone has a baby and everyone brings a meal? Total stress bomb

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I Made Glue

In the interest of being transparent and real, brace yourselves:  most of the time I’m making this up as I go along. For example, tonight we are having a potluck dinner themed “food from a book or movie”.  I picked spaghetti and meatballs from Lady and The Tramp thinking that would be a super easy

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Bocconcini Bird’s Nests

When my kids were little, little enough to have been impressed by food that looked somethings else, I was just plain too tired to be creative.  Isn’t that always the way?  Kind of like when you come up with the perfect response to someone an hour after you needed it? I have loved being a

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Grandma’s Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs Recipe

This recipe is as sacred as they come.  I’ve been keeping it tucked away in a box on a top cupboard shelf for safe keeping, bringing out only for special occasions for these past 18 or so years.  To disrespect or disregard the wonderfulness of this recipe, is, simply put, a crime. As the title

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