Category Archives: cookery

Cheeseburger Soup

I do not remember where we got this recipe, but it’s very frugal and very warming in cool autumn months (YES! It’s cool again!) Cheeseburger Soup Ingredients: 1/2 pound ground beef 3/4 cup chopped onion 3/4 cup shredded carrots 3/4 cup chopped celery 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried parsley 4 tablespoons butter 3 […]

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Frugalities and Potatoes

The “white” potato, know today as the Irish potato, originated in theAndean Mountains. In 1532 the Spanish arrived in north Peru and it is speculatedthat they brought the potato to Europe in the second half of the 16thcentury.(8) Because they were classified in the same botanical family as thepoisonous nightshade, potatoes were thought to be […]

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Camp Cooking- with Electricity

When I say we were camping, I mean we were at a nice place in the woods with access to a campfire if we wanted it, and where nobody minded if the children got dirty or my husband’s boots had no laces. It wasn’t really camping. It was more like a rustic hotel. We even […]

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For as long as I can remember (granted, that’s not very long but that also means I don’t remember a time without it) we’ve made Russian Tea mix for the fall and winter seasons. Warm & spicy, sipping it conjures up images of cosy days watching autumn leaves fall or reading under a fuzzy blanket […]

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Cheese Moons

Cheese Moons 1 3/4 cups grated cheddar cheese (I prefer sharp)1 cup flour (I prefer freshly ground whole wheat)five tablespoons margerine or butter (butter is better)cinnamon Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.Grease and lightly dust with flour a cookie sheet.Grate cheese. Slice the butter in several small pieces. Food Processor directions: Put grated cheese, diced […]

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