Recipe- Beet & Orange Salad

This tasty and nutritious salad is worthy of being enjoyed year-round.  It is quick to make and beautiful when presented.   I like to serve it room temperature, because the flavors are more pronounced, but it can be chilled if you prefer.   And, you can serve it as an accompaniment to a meal or […]

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Cost Cutting Cuisine–Roast Turkey Breast

As usual, I do my shopping at the grocery markets on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday:  the days when all the “Sales” and “Specials” take place.   This week I found an 8 1/2 pound fresh turkey breast for $9.38. How could I pass up such a bargain!  After washing and patting it dry, I basted it with some […]

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Cost Cutting Cuisine–Steak Savings

When shopping for meats in the grocery, we are given so many different choices of cuts that sometimes it is difficult to know from which part of the animal each comes.   If you are one of those millions who are not sure, it is fairly simple to find out.   Simply Google “beef, cuts of” or […]

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Cost Cutting Cuisine–Summer’s Bounty

Well, here it is.  A week away from the official autumn season, and  it still feels like summer here in the Northeast U.S.   At 76 degrees today, we could be in July; and my garden is still producing its bounty.   Even though these months are tomato growing ones, many markets still charge quite a bit for […]

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Cost Cutting Cuisine–The Carrot

When we are young we are always told to eat our vegetables,  especially our carrots.  Well, we all know how important vegetables are, not just for their vitamin content, but also for fiber–which should never be ignored. Carrots have an especial value in these categories….and can provide many great tasting dishes if prepared properly. Aside from their well-known value as […]

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Cost Cutting Cuisine — Beef Tenderloin

One would not normally expect that filet mignon and cost cutting  could be used in the same sentence , but upon closer attention, there is no reason they shouldn’t be.   As I have mentioned in the past, when attempting to reduce your food bill, always think in terms of buying either in bulk or in large quantities.  When it comes […]

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Cost Cutting Cuisine–Chicken a la Chicken

For anyone who cooks, especially for one who bakes, we all know how versatile and important the EGG is.   Well, isn’t it simply propitious that the egg comes from one of the most versatile and important food in our diet–the CHICKEN.  When I think of the number of dishes which can be made from this […]

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Cost Cutting Cuisine–Pasta Primavera

In the Italian language, primavera means “spring” , as in the season…it conjures up freshness, youth and new beginnings….at the Italian table “Pasta Primavera” is much the same:   fresh, light, tasty and colorful…. Since the ingredients are fairly simple—pasta and fresh vegetables–one can vary a bit and still come out with a delicious repast.  Just make […]

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