Shopping the Pantry – Homemade Bean Soup

Shopping the Pantry – Homemade Bean Soup

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien   One of my favorite ways of saving on my food budget is to “shop the pantry”. What do I have on hand that will make a great meal? One recent Saturday...
Christmas Party Appetizers

Christmas Party Appetizers

“We elves like to stick to the 4 main food groups-candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup!” Elf, the movie Earlier this week I published a post with some wonderful Christmas cocktails. I promise you that is NOT all we will be having before our holiday meal! I don’t...
Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers

“It’s not too much food. This is what we’ve been training for our whole lives. This is our destiny, this is our finest hour.” — Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls Oh, if ONLY it wasn’t too much food! If your Thanksgiving dinner is anything like mine, you cook enough food...
Eat at Home-Copy Cat Restaurant Meals

Eat at Home-Copy Cat Restaurant Meals

“People copy people they look up to, and good products inspire copycats.” Innocent Mwatsikesimbe One of the most inspiring books I’ve ever heard about is a book called, “Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon. The premise of the book is to...
Eat at Home-Copy Cat Restaurant Meals

Leftovers – A Cook’s Best Friend

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” Calvin Trillin Someone in a Facebook group I frequent asked the question, “Do you eat/serve leftovers?” I...

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