Monthly Archives: February 2011

Menu Plan Monday February 28th: Saving money with coupons while still eating healthy

Here is the thing about coupons; the vast majority of them are for food that we don’t eat. I have no use for prepackaged foods, no matter how cheap pop tarts are I wouldn’t be buying them. Also, coupons are … Continue reading

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Menu Planning Monday February 21st: Thanksgiving again

Every year at the end of February I make another Turkey feast. I started doing this a few years ago because Turkey is always such a good price in November that it’s hard to pass up buying a couple extra … Continue reading

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Pulled pork gyros

One way that I go about creating recipes is to combine a specific cooking method for a main ingredient and combine it with a completely different flavor profile. In this case I combined a pork shoulder and slow cooker with … Continue reading

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Red velvet cake truffle bites

Red velvet cake is something I make but once a year, it was the cake we had at our wedding and I now make a new variation every year for our anniversary. The first year we had the top tear … Continue reading

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Menu Planning Monday February 14th: Taking time to plan side dishes

One of the areas of menu planning that I think that tends to get over looked are the side dishes. Most of us think about the main course when deciding what to prepare but I have found that planning the … Continue reading

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Menu planning Monday February 7th: Menu planning for one

This week Paul and I are going to Kansas so that we may complete our class and become certified barbeque judges. I realize that this may sound odd but every barbeque cook off or competition must be judged in order … Continue reading

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