Tag Archive: tomatoes

Aug
06

Cincinnati Style Chili – homemade imitation Skyline Chili

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Well, one of my favorite foods is Skyline Chili. Given that I don’t like processed foods and am trying (hard) to move further and further away from them, and given the price of Skyline Chili in cans at the store (we don’t live in Ohio), I made this to satisfy a craving a week ago. …

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Feb
18

Coconut Chicken Curry

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This recipe is by far my favorite one that I’ve made this last week; I ate way too much when I initially made it and also scored all the leftovers. It was the first time I had tried a casserole like dish with brown rice without cooking the rice first, and was amazed at how …

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Feb
07

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole – Take 1

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After much reading of similar recipes, and remembering some versions I have had over the years from family and friends, I decided to try making Chicken Spaghetti. However, there were many variations to sort through, some baked, some not, some with Velveeta… I prefer real cheese, so with a lot of inspiration from this recipe and …

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Feb
04

Mexicali Hamburger Casserole

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I made this dish also from the Better Homes and Gardens Ultimate Casseroles. However, this recipe is online here. We both really enjoyed the meal, although it didn’t fully qualify my frugal tastes (too much ground beef, and ground beef is expensive!) It also seemed a lot like something that didn’t have the complexity I …

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Jan
28

Crockpot Greek Feta Chicken

I don’t know how Greek this recipe is, but it is one of my favorites. I think I started making it on long nights when I was commuting from Bowling Green and we lived in Nashville. It’s very simple, and a true “dump and run” crock pot option. I mixed it up from more than …

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Jan
25

Ancho Chili Mac

This recipe is inspired by a recipe from Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes for Two, but with my own flair. I’d change even more next time, as detailed below. First, ground beef is cooked with onion, and added to the crock pot with tomatoes and several spices. My husband and I agreed, the canned …

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Aug
02

Moussaka

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Tonight I made one of my favorite “splurge” dinners. It’s not the most frugal, but it definitely beats restaurant pricing. The ingredients in my moussaka: 2 medium-large eggplants olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 large onion, diced 1/2 of a lemon, sliced very very thin 1 lb ground beef 1 stick of cinnamon (I …

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Jul
26

Cheesy Meaty Penne!

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My husband is a meat eater. By this we mean… if it doesn’t have meat in it, it’s not dinner! In my parents home growing up we had many entrees that were meatless, just by coincidence – not using a fake meat, but just because the dish didn’t need meat to be good and balanced. …

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Jul
19

First Harvest

It’s been awhile since I have had the time to write, but I really do want to seriously get into keeping track of our progress, and share what we learn. We started many plants this year in our garden, and lost a lot of them. What survived seems to be doing fantastic, however. We had …

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