Category Archives: frugal

Baking Mix for Cookies, Quiche, and Coffee Cake

This is from the Make-A-Mix cookbook, and it can be used to make at least 32 other recipes, including desserts, appetizers, and pancakes. I’m not going to give all the recipes for all thirty-plus things it will make, but I will share a couple of them. The Mix: 8 1/2 cups flour (I would use […]

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Baked Butternut Squash with Cheese

  Butternut squash baked with tomatoes and cheese feeds six, comes from the Hollyhocks and Radishes cookbook: Ingredients:2 pounds butternut squash2 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons oilsalt and pepper to taste8-10 green peppers, sliced4 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped (I would just use canned)1/2 teaspoon thyme1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese Preheat your oven to 325 (actually, […]

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Pumpkin Corn Stew

Corn and pumpkin Stew   Recipe comes from The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American– I really like his cookbooks. The HG says she found several of them at Goodwill recently, but wasn’t in the mood to spend two dollars on cookbooks, not even hardbacks. Ouch. This feeds six 3 ears of corn or a ten ounce […]

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Rice Pudding Receipts

Rice pudding is good for breakfast, and it’s also a nice, homey dessert, good during cooler fall nights or frosty winters. You can dress it up with extra cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, or lemon extract, and additional dried fruits. Raisins are traditional, as are currants. Pie fillings, diced apples, and dots of jam are all tasty […]

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Ten Ways With Day-Old Bread

Things to do with stale bread: 1.  Toast it, serve with cheese or pizza fondues 2.  french toast or french toast casserole 3.  bulls’ eyes (use a biscuit cutter to cut a hole in the center of the bread, butter the bread, put it in a skillet and drop an egg in the center of […]

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French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole Butter for greasing the panThe equivilant of a loaf of leftover bread- any kind, mix and match- home-made, rolls, store-bought, even hamburger buns, slightly stale. Toast it slightly in the oven if desired. 2-3 cups milk (we only use whole, and usually raw)- the extra is for if you are sitting this […]

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Risotto with Tomatoes and Baby Limas

Risotto with tomatoes and baby limas steam baby lima beans (frozen) for five minutesSet aside. In a saucepan bring 7 cups of broth to simmer, keep at bare simmer in heavy 4 quart casserole, heat oil and butter over meduium heat, add 2 minced shallots and 2 minced garlic cloves, saute for 2 or 3 […]

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Salmon Patties

This recipe comes from the back of an inexpensive package of Chicken of the Sea salmon which I purchased from Amazon (using their subscribe and save option), but what makes it really good was what Jenny used for the ‘seasoned bread crumbs’ called for in the recipe (for low-carb variation scroll down): One 14.75 ounce […]

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Five Dollar Challenge, organic and/or local

If you’re here from My Meatless Mondays, welcome, and abject apologies.  I posted B.C. this morning (before coffee), and accidentally posted the wrong recipe and can’t delete it.  The following recipe *can* be vegetarian, but that’s not how I made it.  This is the squash recipe I meant to post. (Adapted and reposted from The […]

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Spaghetti and Zucchini Fritters

Picture by the FYB From Real Simple Family, 2011 Cook 1/2 a pound of spaghetti and drain (for low carb variation, substitute cooked spaghetti squash, although it might not get as delightfully crispy about the edges) While spaghetti is cooking, saute a chopped onion and grated zucchini in olive or coconut oil in a large […]

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