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Menu Planning Monday May 23rd: Catching up with groceries and the budget

As you know I grocery shop every two weeks but I budget for them on a monthly basis. I think if I had to do it all over again I would budget for each of those two week trips in … Continue reading

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Moussaka Lasagna

Most of the time when I create a recipe it’s because I can’t find what I am looking for anywhere else. Sometimes the reason for this is because some random thought found its way into my thoughts and it’s not … Continue reading

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Menu Planning Monday April 4th: 10 things to make with pita bread

So I was digging through my bread freezer… yes, the freezer above my second refrigerator is dedicated to bread, and found a bag of pita bread. I remember putting them in there but I guess I forgot because when I … Continue reading

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Tomato and Eggplant Bisque

We thought it would be fun to post a winter soup recipe rather than something for spring even though its April in honor of all those who are still experiencing winter temperatures. Here in Texas it is already consistently too … Continue reading

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Menu Planning Monday March 14th: finding inspiration for variation in recipes

I know that many of us find ourselves in a food planning rut. It seems like the same dinners get made over and over, sometimes that is because they are family favorites but most often its because we lack inspiration … Continue reading

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Polish Paczkis

Being from Michigan where there is considerable Polish community Paczkis are common place but once a year. They are a special doughnut like treat that marks the beginning of lent as it is a traditional opportunity for people to use … Continue reading

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Menu Planning Monday March 7: Planning around increased grocery prices

I mentioned last week that I started using coupons this year to help decrease our food budget. Well I guess the timing was somewhat serendipitous as no sooner do I get a basic handle on using them do grocery prices … Continue reading

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