Budget Meal

Chocolate Crinkles

by Sara on December 14, 2011

chocolate crinkles

Remember when “vegetable oil spreads” threatened to take over the home bakers’ kitchen? At the time, so many of us (meaning me) thought we were improving our health by shunning margarine and butter, and choosing the “healthy” spread, but a not-so-funny-result occurred: our (my) baked goods were terrible. It took awhile before the collective “we” [...]

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Turkey Pot Pie

by Sara on November 12, 2011

turkey pot pie

Earlier this week, I posted a Thanksgiving-leftovers-transformation recipe, and now I have another. Last year, after the Thanksgiving meal at my parents’, I tossed the Turkey carcass and some veggies in a pot to make stock. That stock ended up in pot pies I made from our leftovers. In my family, we tend to prefer [...]

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Turkey Cottage Pie

by Sara on November 7, 2011

cottage pie

I did something rather silly last week. On Halloween, I took a full turkey breast out of the freezer to thaw. It takes a few days to thaw in the fridge, and it wasn’t until later in the week that it occured to me that Thanksgiving was fast approaching. Yes, I know Thanksgiving is in [...]

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Chicken Lo Mein

by Sara on October 27, 2011

chicken "lo mein"

I have to say, this recipe caught my eye, though I had just gotten Chinese takeout. The original recipe used leftover pork tenderloin, but I’m more of a chicken girl. It was a great weeknight meal, as it came together very quickly. Like any stirfry, having your ingredients ready before you start cooking is a [...]

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