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Comfort Food: Crunchy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

Comfort Food: Crunchy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

| January 5, 2010 | 8 Comments

There is something amazing about biting into the crispy coating of fried chicken. It crunches between your teeth, revealing layers of flavors. It’s salty and wonderful … Before you know it, you’re biting into juicy chicken, just below the skin. Well, at least I hope it’s juicy. I’ve had a lot of flavorless meat on […]

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Fabulous Fish: Baked Lemon Herb Cod Recipe

Fabulous Fish: Baked Lemon Herb Cod Recipe

| December 10, 2009 | 35 Comments

Looking for a great baked cod recipe? Baked Lemon Herb Cod is a quick and easy recipe with rich results. This is one to make again and again. Sometimes, you taste something – just a little bite of it – and it blows you away. That was the case with this dish. It was rich, […]

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Five Uses for Leftover Ham

Five Uses for Leftover Ham

| April 13, 2009 | 4 Comments

When we were driving to my cousin’s house this afternoon, Will pointed out the brilliant blue sky (“I really like the color of that blue sky.”), and he was right, it was spectacular. It was one of those skies that takes on a breathtaking sapphire hue that makes you want to drink it in while […]

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Making a Plan, Following a Plan

Making a Plan, Following a Plan

| March 16, 2009 | 5 Comments

Before I headed off to the grocery store on Saturday, I did something I don’t normally do … I planned out our dinners for the week and made a list of whatever we were out of for those meals. Did you catch that? Yep, I meal-planned for the week. I’ve toyed with meal planning in […]

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The $7 Dinner Challenge, Version 2.0

The $7 Dinner Challenge, Version 2.0

| November 11, 2008 | 10 Comments

The $7 Dinner Challenge is now the $10 Dinner Challenge! After reviewing the results of the recent survey we did on the $7 Dinner Challenge (thanks for joining in!), Cate and I decided to make a few modifications to the rules … to make it a little more user-friendly and hopefully encourage more participation.  Although […]

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The $7 Dinner Challenge: Survey Edition

The $7 Dinner Challenge: Survey Edition

| November 4, 2008 | 1 Comment

It was about a month ago that Cate and I launched The $7 Dinner Challenge. Over the past few weeks, we certainly have learned a lot about planning meals on a tiny budget. But most of all, we’ve learned that it can be done if you try. We’ve decided to take a week off of […]

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The $7 Dinner Challenge: Week 3

The $7 Dinner Challenge: Week 3

| October 28, 2008 | 6 Comments

Shawn just caught on that every Monday we’ve been eating dinner for just $7. And he was kind of dreading tonight’s meal as a result. I certainly don’t blame him. It is breathtaking to think about putting a full meal on the table for four people for just $7. Your mind jumps eight steps down […]

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The $7 Dinner Challenge: Week 2

The $7 Dinner Challenge: Week 2

| October 21, 2008 | 3 Comments

Last week, I planned and primped and prepared for The $7 Dinner Challenge. Blood, sweat and tears went into that menu. Okay, maybe not blood, but you get the idea. This week? Everything pretty much fell into my lap. Seriously. And I didn’t even think about how inexpensive a meal this was until Cate mentioned […]

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The $7 Dinner Challenge: Week 1

The $7 Dinner Challenge: Week 1

| October 14, 2008 | 9 Comments

What can you make for a dinner for four people, including a vegetable and dessert for under $7? That’s what Cate and I wanted to find out when we challenged each other to The $7 Dinner Challenge. Good thing we didn’t push to go any lower, because $7 is very challenging. The first thing that […]

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Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli Ragu

Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli Ragu

| October 14, 2008 | 1 Comment

This photo doesn’t do the dish justice. I love mixing a tomato sauce with broccoli. And when it’s lightly roasted broccoli like you find in this recipe, it’s all the better. Roasting broccoli brings out a great, lightly sweet flavor in it. Will and Paige gobbled this up. (This is part of The $7 Dinner […]

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