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Easy Granola

Easy Granola
Posted in : bake, breakfast, cheap, chocolate, easy, family, food, healthy, honey, natural, no-bake, oatmeal, party, Protein, quick, recipe, snack, summer, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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This is one of my favorite simple recipes. My mom used to make this granola for me when I was in high school (and occasionally when I was in college). It’s delicious, quick, and incredibly easy to make. You can also do a lot to personalize it by adding in seeds, nuts, fruits, or anything
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Banana Bread

Banana Bread
Posted in : alcohol, baking, banana, bread, breakfast, cheap, chocolate, dessert, easy, food, recipe, rum, snack, sweets on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Banana bread is one of my favorite treats. It’s just cakey enough to make my body think I’m giving it a real dessert, but it’s ever so slightly healthier for you. It’s high in fiber and a classic baked good in any American kitchen. In the past, we’ve had banana pumpkin bread, which had a
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Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes
Posted in : butter, cheap, crock pot, crockpot, dinner, easy, food, potato, potatoes, recipe, side, Slow cooker, vegetables on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Somehow, I’ve managed to spend six years of my life with an Idahoan and almost two years living in the potato state without adding a mashed potato recipe to my blog. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t because I have some vendetta against mashed potatoes — they’re probably my favorite way to eat potatoes —
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Hoover Stew

Hoover Stew
Posted in : antique, cheap, dinner, food, food history, History, hot dog, pasta, recipe, vegetables, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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During the Great Depression, food was scarce and people had to make due with what they could get. Canned goods were extremely popular because they had long shelf lives and were inexpensive. For some people who grew up during the Depression, canned goods remained a staple in the pantry. As a kid, I remember my
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Cake Cookies

Cake Cookies
Posted in : baking, cake, cheap, chocolate, Christmas, cookies, dessert, easy, food, recipe, snack, strawberries on by : Jeanette Rueb
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If you’re experiencing the holiday rush and need to make a lot off cookies stat, here’s a trick that will save your sanity for sure. Cake cookies are exactly what they sound like. You use store-bought cake mix to create fast, easy cookies. Make them as simple or as wild as you want, the base
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Hungarian Chicken Heart Stew

Hungarian Chicken Heart Stew
Posted in : cheap, chicken, crock pot, crockpot, dinner, easy, food, foreign, international, recipe, Slow cooker on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Unpopular as the opinion may be, I’ve been a fan of organ meats since I was a little kid. My grandparents used to eat them on the regular, and I spent a lot of time with them. So, thanks to Nana and Poppa, I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for something most Americans
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Pumpkin Pasties (Hand Pies)

Pumpkin Pasties (Hand Pies)
Posted in : bake, baking, cheap, dessert, easy, fall, food, pie, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, quick, snack, sweets, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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I’ve been going through the Harry Potter book series lately, and, on several occasions, pasties are mentioned. I had no idea what a pasty was, so I looked it up one day, after hearing about pumpkin pasties for the second or third time. They’re hand pies, which I had heard of before, but which I had
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Currant Cordial

Currant Cordial
Posted in : alcohol, berry, booze, cheap, Christmas, dessert, drink, drinks, easy, Halloween, holidays, intermediate, summer, vegan, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Happy Halloween, my spooky friends! Your treat for tuning in is a delicious recipe for a sweet cordial, but the trick is that you have to wait for it to be ready! Halloween is my favorite holiday, and while I could spend the entire post telling you all about superstitions and pagan lore and fun
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Limoncello

Limoncello
Posted in : alcohol, cheap, dessert, drink, drinks, easy, intermediate, Italian, lemon, summer, vegan, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Limoncello is an Italian liqueur made with lemon peels, alcohol, sugar, and patience. If you want to put your leftover naked lemons to use, make a double batch of this recipe and then use the fruit and any leftover alcohol to make hard lemonade (or regular lemonade)! This is a set-it-and-forget-it recipe with a quick prep
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Pesto Chicken and Zucchini Pasta

Pesto Chicken and Zucchini Pasta
Posted in : 21, alcohol, booze, cheap, cheese, chicken, dinner, easy, food, foodie, healthy, Italian, noodles, one pan, pasta, recipe, sauce, scratch, summer, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, wine on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Don’t let the ingredient list fool you, this recipe is super easy, super healthy, and super filling. It can also easily be converted into a vegetarian recipe by swapping out the chicken for some extra firm or firm tofu. Make it vegan with a cheese substitute. When we make this recipe (as I try to
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