What’s Up in My Kitchen – Snakes, $96,000 worth of chicken and Weddings

Whew! What a weekend! It was a busy one, and it really had nothing to do with the 4th of July at all. Not a single thing. It was just one of those crazy weekends that when it’s over, you’re like… “When’s the weekend getting here?” “Wait, what? It’s over?”

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Italian Chicken Recipe

Italian Chicken 1 frying chicken, cut into pieces 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated 1/2 cup chicken stock 1 can mushrooms, drained 1/2 teaspoon paprika zucchini, sliced into medium pieces freshly ground black pepper parsley to garnish Sprinkle chicken with seasoned salt. Combine… 

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Thinking About Better Writing

I was sitting today, just thinking about some of the ways I go about trying to be a better writer. I think the most important way that I accomplish this, is by reading. And reading, I do a lot of. I am the girl in which when you pull up my library card information, have… 

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Romantic Ideas For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Often dubbed the most romantic day in the year, Valentine’s Day is a time for love. Remember, just because you aren’t married, or do not have a boyfriend or girlfriend, does not necessarily mean that you can not have a Valentine and celebrate this special day. In fact,… 

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Chocolate Stuffed French Toast

Chocolate Stuffed French Toast 1 loaf French bread 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips 5 eggs 1 1/3 cups milk 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon sugar Preheat oven to 400°. Cut the French bread into 6 slices, each, 1 1/2 inches thick. Using a small, sharp knife, cut 2 inch long… 

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Frugal Living Is a State Of Mind

To be a true frugal gal (or guy), it has to become a part of who you are. Not everyone is cut out for frugal living, and not everyone cares.But if you do, you should be making it part of your lifestyle, a part of who you are. There are dozens of ways to incorporate… 

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Short Story Markets

I thought every so often I would add a list of great places to submit various genre’s and types of work to. Here is a great list of Short Story Markets EpochCornell University251 Goldwin Smith HallIthaca, NY 14853(607) 255-3385 Ph(607) 255-6661 Fx This tri-annual literary journal accepts “well-written literary fiction, poetry, and personal essays”. They… 

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French Green Beans

French Green Beans 2 packages of frozen french style green beans 1 9 oz jar sliced mushrooms, drained 6 T. butter or margarine, melted 1/2 t. dried Rosemary, crushed 1/2 t. dried basil Toasted sliver almonds, if desired Cook green beans per package directions. Drain. Add mushrooms and keep warm. Combine butter, rosemary and basil…. 

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Cheeseburger Pie Recipe

This recipe is super easy and quite delicious. Plus, when you are busy trying to feed your family on a budget, this is a great meal to make. It’s basically “from scratch” and allows you to stretch your meal dollars. It’s a centsable choice. Cheeseburger Pie Recipe 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef… 

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Freezer Cooking and Other Frugal Cooking Tips

I’d like to focus on the most valuable tool I’ve found for my grocery budget! This is something that took me almost a year to master and perfect to work for me and my family. A lot of trial and error and several different recipes, some of which wound up becoming favorites, and some that… 

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Remember The Coupons!

I am continuously amazed to see my neighbors and friends tossing away their “junk mail” without even looking through it. Of course I understand is this day and age that decluttering is a huge part of our lives, but you cannot forget that not everything has to go in the trash. Coupons are typically NOT… 

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