Recipes needed

Thanksgiving is done. I ate too much and have leftovers that could last until Christmas. The Day After Thanksgiving, traditionally I make gumbo with whatever turkey didn’t get eaten. The last couple of years I have had epic fails. I burnt the roux last year and threw in the towel. I need some new recipes […]

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100 Word Challenge: Save

Growing up, my mother was what people called, “frugal.” Now, she is considered a consummate recycler. She saves things. Not a hoarder sort of saving, she reuses everything she keeps – rinsed and cleaned plastic bags and foil, margarine and whipped topping tubs, bread bags, and twist ties. She’s even kept once-used dryer sheets to […]

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Extra cheese

Takeout pizza

The first four days of this week, were spent prepping for our family Thanksgiving Dinner. I literally cooked and cleaned the entire time… well, I did stop occasionally to sleep, but day-um, I worked hard. In spite of that, it wasn’t too stressful. Not like years past when it was only my little clan. This […]

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Take-out rice pudding

When I was growing up, my mother was a pro at re-purposing leftovers. Extra meatloaf became sandwiches (still a favorite), cold mashed potatoes and cracker crumbs made potato cakes the next day, excess pie crust was turned into cinnamon rolls… and of course, when there was leftover rice, it was made into rice pudding. In […]

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