Comfort Food: Crunchy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

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

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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The $7 Dinner Challenge, Version 2.0

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: Week 3

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

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

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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