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14 November, 2018

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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5 September, 2018

Stir Fry

Stir Fry
Posted in : cheap, college, dinner, easy, food, lunch, one pan, one-pot, quick, recipe, savory, spicy, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, veggies on by : Jeanette Rueb
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The hubby and I have taken a liking to a local stir fry place over the course of the past year, but eating out a lot can get expensive pretty quickly. I got a stove-friendly wok from Nana, so I decided that now was as good a time as any to break it out and
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29 August, 2018

Hard Lemonade

Hard Lemonade
Posted in : alcohol, booze, cheap, drink, drinks, easy, fruit, lemon, natural, quick, summer, vegan, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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One of my favorite drinks (next to rum and Coke or Jägermeister and Dr. Pepper) is hard lemonade. I’ve been drinking MIke’s since I was in college. I’d grab a bottle and take it outside with me whenever I had to work on my bike. Now that I’m older and I have more to do
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22 August, 2018

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Red Wine Hot Chocolate
Posted in : alcohol, chocolate, dessert, drink, drinks, easy, funny, humor, milk, quick, wine on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Last winter, people got really excited about red wine hot chocolate. I thought it sounded kind of dumb, so I let it be. Well, here I am, months later, faced with a chocolate craving and a remaining third of a bottle of merlot. So I said, screw it, let’s try it. I’m going to come
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15 August, 2018

Lemon Mug Cake

Lemon Mug Cake
Posted in : cake, dessert, easy, food, fruit, lemon, no-bake, quick on by : Jeanette Rueb
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This recipe is brought to you by Mother Necessity. Back in May, I was scrambling to put together a birthday dinner for my hubby after a busy day, and I realized partway through that I hadn’t made him a cake or a pastry or anything. Crap. So, I scrambled to toss something together, and after
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1 August, 2018

Bailey’s Chocolate Mug Cake

Bailey’s Chocolate Mug Cake
Posted in : 21, baking, booze, cake, cheap, chocolate, dessert, easy, food, fun, quick, sweets on by : Jeanette Rueb
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This past weekend, this Miss became a Missus! To celebrate, I’m bringing you some delicious, way too easy to make, rich chocolate cake — in a mug! Don’t let the idea of eggy, dry mug cakes deter you. This mug cake is rich, moist, and doesn’t use egg! It’s an awesome dessert to make when
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13 June, 2018

Fried Tilapia

Fried Tilapia
Posted in : cast iron, dinner, easy, fish, intermediate, quick, spicy on by : Jeanette Rueb
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This recipe makes slightly ironic use of another recipe of mine, Gourmet Vegan All-Purpose Seasoning. While tilapia obviously isn’t vegan, this seasoning makes for a great crust/rub on this otherwise bland fish. What’s even better is that this recipe works great in a cast iron skillet. Intimidated by your skillet? Don’t be! Just reference the guide
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11 April, 2018

Turmeric Milk

Turmeric Milk
Posted in : drink, drinks, easy, ginger, hot drinks, Indian, milk, quick, spicy, turmeric on by : Jeanette Rueb
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When you have a finnicky stomach like mine, it’s good to have multiple cures and fixes up your sleeve. I’ve got ginger chews, teas, mental exercises, you name it. Sometimes, though, you need to add something new to your repertoire. That’s where this turmeric millk comes in. It’s a sweet, spiced, hot milk drink that
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4 April, 2018

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Posted in : cheap, chickpeas, dip, easy, food, healthy, hummus, peppers, quick, recipe, snack, turmeric on by : Jeanette Rueb
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As delicious as my spicy hummus is, sometimes I need to mix things up a bit. Back when I used to buy hummus, I used to love the roasted red pepper kind. I also really liked olive tapenade hummus, though it was almost impossible to find, which is why I have to figure out my own
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21 March, 2018

Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit
Posted in : alcohol, antique, bread, cheese, dinner, easy, food, lunch, quick, sandwiches, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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One day, I was sitting down and having lunch at a restaurant with my Poppa, and the waitress came over to take our orders. We both ordered a grilled cheese sandwich and a cup of tomato soup. Before the waitress turned and left, Poppa asked her, “do you know what we used to call these
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