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Saving Dinner by Leanne Ely

Saving Dinner by Leanne Ely was published  in 2009.  I bought it shortly after it was released.  And I used it.  It was fairly simple – a weekly meal plan that included shopping lists.  The food was varied and healthy.  It was easy to make.  But there were lots of veggies and the boys wouldn’t eat a lot of it. (more…)


When the boys were in North Carolina, my parents introduced them to Cheese and Cherry Blintzes.  The boys had never had blintzes before, mostly because buying them from the freezer section is expensive. (more…)

Second Batch – Making Cherry Preserves

The cherry preserves were so good that I decided I really needed to make a second batch while cherries were on sale ($1.49/lb). (more…)

Making Cherry Preserves

In my quest to make blintzes, I needed to make cherry preserves.  I could have bought the preserves, but my goal was to make blintzes that were less expensive than in the store. (more…)

Making Yogurt

A couple of weeks ago I was able to snag some milk that was close to the expiration date for cheap. I decided that I would try to make yogurt. Little did I know this was going to become a new obsession. (more…)

A Low-Cost, Tasty Dinner (Or So I Thought)

I’ve been trying to cook the last few days, as school is done for me.  Michael has 3 more days and then he will be done and David finished before I did.  I’m trying to use up some of the things in the freezer and buying things on-sale, on clearance and with coupons.  David must be growing again, as he is eating us out of house and home! (more…)


My boys have never liked Spaghetti-Os.  Not as babies, toddlers or small children and they certainly don’t like them now.  They don’t like any of the canned pasta that I ate regularly as a kid.  I don’t know if they have been spoiled by home cooking or what, but they don’t like them and won’t eat them.  (more…)

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