My Incredible Vegetarian Coleslaw

We have an egg allergy in the house, so traditional mayonnaise is not something we use. I stumbled upon Vegenaise a while back, and adapted my coleslaw recipe to use this product instead of regular mayonnaise, and the results were great! Here is the recipe that I used – you won’t be disappointed. *You can find Vegenaise in the refrigerated…

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Old Fashioned Glazed Strawberry Pie

I recently made this pie – Strawberries were on sale for $1.67 for organic (which is an unheard of price!) so I stocked up and bought 4 pints. My mom used to make this pie when we were young, and I loved it. So I decided to try it for the first time. It turned out great! You can use…

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How to transform leftover mashed potatoes

Anytime I make mashed potatoes, I always make a few extra so that I can use them for this recipe. Having grown up with perogies, these potato cakes are especially good with sour cream and chopped green onions. It’s a great way to use up your leftovers, and they are usually a big hit with kids. First, heat up a…

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The Tightwad Gazette: Saving Money When You Have No Time

I wanted to talk about an article I read in Amy’s book. Sometimes when time is tight in our lives, we rationalize that we are ‘too busy’ to bother with being frugal, and even go a step further and justify why we should be able to spend a lot of money on convenience items because we ‘have no time’.

The Urban Garden

I always liked the idea of a vegetable garden, but somehow things always started out well, then went south. This year I decided to give it a go again, and with new planter boxes (built at home after a quick trip to Home Depot) and some veggie plants, we gave it a shot.  Pictured above are three heirloom tomato plants,…

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Food Diaries

Tonight we had a fairly easy dinner – Pasta Casserole, with homemade garlic bread and salad. This is a great quick assembly meal, and when I make any pasta now, I cook the whole package (900g) and use half, and freeze the rest. I figure that I am already boiling the water, and dirtying the pot, so why not cook…

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Menu Plans

Each week I spend time and write out a detailed menu plan. I write down everything we are going to eat, what book the recipe came from (and what page it is on for easy reference) and most importantly, what preparation is needed  the day, night or morning before. I cant rely on my memory to know that I need…

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Menu Plan Monday

This week is a light shopping week, since I still have groceries from last week that I can use. The weather has been hot,  so a couple of slow cooker meals, and easy, short cooking time recipes are in order. The item that I am planning around is ‘Free From’ whole chickens  – I have these on hand. Here is…

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