Kickin’ Carolina Cheesesteak

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Meat eater? Fan of cheese? Looking for something a little different & a lot delicious? Here’s a southern twist on a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich recipe. Prep. time: 25 minutes. Cost: Less than $20. Serves: 6. You’ll need: 2 pounds of beef round steak (sliced into strips) or beef shaved steak 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon salt […]

chicken noodle soup

The. Best. Chicken. Noodle. Soup. Ever. Period.

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  Ever had one of those days when you just want to curl up with some comfort food? Maybe your kid/spouse/boss/in-law/insert-someone-you-can’t-take-a-break-from is getting under your skin? Or a deadline is looming and you’re not even close to being done? Or maybe you’ve just about had it with everything and you need a little something warm to […]

Salted Caramel Latte Love Potion*

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  This is delicious, delicious, delicious! Turned out better than I imagined. You could probably get someone to love you just by giving them this.* Yes, it really is that good! Prep. time: 25 minutes. Cost: Less than $10. Serves: 6 big mugs. You’ll need: 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup water 1 1/2 cups heavy […]

Homestyle Mac & Cheese

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  Well, apparently today is National Cheese Day! Who knew? So in honor of that, here’s a recipe that turned out great (according to the toughest critics ~ my kids!) Creamy & delicious. Awesome comfort food. And easy, easy, easy. Inactive prep. time: 12 hours. Active prep. time: 20 minutes. Cost: Less than $10. Serves: […]

Hearty Bean & Ham Soup

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  So my husband loves bean & ham soup. He tells me this turned out delicious. Then he called me awesome. So this one’s a winner. Prep. time: about 20 minutes. Costs less than $10. Feeds 6 – 8. You’ll need: 1 1/2 cups small white beans, soaked overnight in cold water 2 tablespoons vegetable […]

Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Well, if you’re a chocoholic & can’t ever get enough chocolate (like me!), then this is the recipe for you. Prep. time: about 5 minutes. Costs less than $10. Feeds 8 – 10. You’ll need: 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips (60% cacao) 5 ounces milk chocolate chips 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract […]

Cheddar Cheesy Potatoes

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Need an easy side dish that tastes great & doesn’t cost too much? Here’s a fantastic choice. Prep. time: about 10 minutes. Costs less than $10. Feeds 6 – 8. You’ll need: 8 medium potatoes, peeled & sliced thin 1 cup bacon, cooked & torn into small pieces 2 cups Cheddar cheese (1 1/2 cups, […]

Caramel Mocha Latte Love Potion*

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What I love about cooking is that you really can reach a person’s heart through his/her stomach. I know because I’ve done it. And not only that but you can find your own heart, too. Adding a splash of this or taking away a dash of that, you can find out how much passion you […]

Fabulous Turkey Stew

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Well, Thanksgiving’s coming. Know what that means? Yes, some gratitude. But also, lots of leftover turkey. Here’s a recipe to use up some of that while making everyone even more grateful at the same time. Serves 8 – 10. Assuming you already have the turkey, it costs less than $15. Prep. time: about 30 minutes. For step […]

Blueberry Breakfast Bread

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Want something yummy to serve for breakfast? Got 10 minutes & a crock-pot? Here’s a recipe that, so far, has made everyone who’s tried it happy. Serves 8 – 10. Costs less than $10. You’ll need: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 3/4 cup sugar 1 […]