Pink Slime: The Fast Food Ingredient You Didn’t Want to Know About

If You Eat Beef, You’ve Likely Eaten Pink Slime I am sure by now you have all heard about something called pink slime. This ingredient has been used in our beef for a long time, but it was not until recently that many of us became aware of it. While the name alone stands to […]

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Learning To Cook: Onions and Garlic

One of the first things I learned about cooking is that almost every one of the recipes I began incorporating regularly started out with garlic and/or onions and olive oil. It didn’t matter if my recipe was Asian, South American, or Italian in origin– it all seemed to begin with the same simple ingredients. “Chop […]

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Do It Yourself Baby Food

Many thrifty moms of infants make their own baby food. The advantages are many:  1) it gives you total control over what your baby is consuming; 2) it is cheaper; 3) it can help emotionally with the transition from exclusive breast milk to solid foods. Three easy, healthy, and highly recommended do-it-yourself baby foods are […]

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The Thrifty Kitchen: Simple Stir-Fry

Stir-fry is always a meal I turn to when I’m craving healthy food and lots of veggies. Sometimes the craving will hit me after a busy week when we’ve eaten out too often or after a vacation when we’ve indulged ourselves with treats several days in a row. Inevitably, my body will let me know […]

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Gardening for the Whole Family

Last night, my uncle and his wife brought the last of the green beans from the garden into my grandfather’s garage for us to snap. They had my little girl in tow. My uncle’s wife said, “Well, she may not eat her dinner; she just ate a ton of tomatoes and green beans!” It was […]

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