Super-easy, Fabulous, Low-Carb, Crispy Hot Legs Valerie Cudnik (aka Dolly Domestic) Rate this recipe 1 2 3 4 5 0ratings Yum Category entree american – Cook Time:  1 hour, 10 minutes Servings:  8 A crispy low-carb version of a sports bar favorite. Instead of wings we’re using legs. Why? Because there’s more meat for…

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deviled egg tulips video

Whether for Easter or just for spring, these deviled eggs that look like tulips are sure to be a hit. Everyone loves deviled eggs, and they are particularly inexpensive to make (especially around Easter when eggs are on sale). In the following video I show my technique for my spring-time deviled eggs. I developed it…

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frozen turkey? no problem

Have you checked your turkey? Is it still frozen? Don’t fret, there is still time to defrost it and brine it at the same time. My 16 pound frozen turkey was purchased and popped in the fridge last THURSDAY. According to the ‘experts’, one should allow 1 day per every 4 pounds to defrost in…

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How to cut a pineapple I’m a gadget addict, I fully admit it. I rarely buy my gadgets new, though. Hubby and I find them at garage sales. Sometimes they are keepers, sometimes not. The below demo of a pineapple cutter, shows one of my favorites and shows how to cut a pineapple. I needed…

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Here are a couple of tips to save money this Thanksgiving. When you’re chopping celery for your stuffing, save the celery stems and leaves, and use them when making stock with your turkey carcass. They have all the same flavor and are going to be strained out anyway. Also, when you are peeling onions for…

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I admit it, I’m a sucker for short-cuts. I, even as frugal as I am, frequently buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts… but only on sale, usually under $1.80 lb. A couple months back one of the local stores had whole fryers on sale for 59¢ a pound (gone are the days of those 39¢ birds,…

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I know that most readers of this blog are couponers. And as couponers, we tend to stockpile food. The question then becomes: How do I find recipes that use the ingredients I have on hand? I’ve have a few different approaches to solving this dilemma. A list of recipes stuck to the side of my…

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photo of freshly made bratwurst

Homemade Sausage? Have you ever tried homemade sausage? Making homemade sausage can save you money. The meat used is typically pork shoulder (Boston Butt) and it can be found on sale for less than $1 per pound. The other supplies and ingredients you will need are seasoning and casings (casings are optional if you want…

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“Sell by July 31” or “Use by October 19, 2010”? I’ve seen articles on this before, and appreciated the info, so I’m going to pass some of this along… Dating on non-perishable food According to the USDA, most of the dates on food sold at stores in the USA are not related to safety. They…

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On seeing the news about the upcoming iron chef challenge with White House Chef Cristeta Comerford, I had to wonder: Does she use any of the recipes left behind from previous chefs? I was fortunate to pick up a copy of The Original White House Cookbook 1887 Edition (reprint) at a yard sale in Ohio…

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