- Cheapism.com | In The Pantry | Thu, Oct 17, 2013 2:19 PM EDT | Comments
By Tahirah Blanding, Cheapism.com
College, unemployment, or an unexpected change in your life situation can mean learning to live off the dollar store. These are times when a major cut in spending is required as you plan how to survive from week to week. We found that it's possible to take care of the essentials, with a dollop of comfort thrown in, for less than $50 a week by shopping at the local dollar store.
Sure, the dollar store is a pit stop for cheap snacks, cooking supplies, toys, and other small items, but it's also a source for food at one very low price. And yes, there may be a stigma attached to dollar store shopping for all your needs, but it's time to get over it.
A dollar can go a long way.
These super-discount chains can sell items cheaply because they follow a strategy that involves buying non-brand items that aren't backed by enormous advertising budgets, stocking items in smaller sizes, and buying products in bulk from companies that ar...Read More »
- Everyday Food | In The Pantry | Tue, Oct 15, 2013 3:04 PM EDT | Comments"I'm a big kale fan, and today I'm using this wonder vegetable to create super-simple homemade ravioli. My secret is to use premade wonton wrappers as the "dough" for this pasta -- so you don't need measure, mix, roll, or cut! I'm also adding fresh ricotta cheese along with my greens, which gives each bite a creamy finish. Stuffing and sealing the ravioli is a great kid-friendly step, so invite your little one into the kitchen to help. Who knows? You might discover a new chef in your family!"
- Everyday Food's Sarah Carey
Kale and Ricotta Ravioli
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 bunch kale (3/4 pound), tough stems and ribs removed
1 3/4 cups ricotta
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1 garlic clove, minced
48 square wonton wrappers (from a 12-ounce package)
4 cups marinara sauce, warmed
1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook kale...Read More »
- The Daily Meal | In The Pantry | Wed, Oct 16, 2013 12:21 PM EDT | CommentsEmeril Lagasse's Breakfast Casserole with Broccoli, Ham, and Cheese
Ham and Potato Casserole
This breakfast casserole is packed with broccoli, ham, and is lighter on the eggs than the usual savory bread pudding, so it won't fill you up before the big meal later in the day.
Click Here to see Emeril's Breakfast Casserole with Broccoli, Ham, and Cheese Recipe
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potato casserole is a favorite Thanksgiving side dish, but you don't have to wait until then for it. It teams well with turkey, but it's also perfect with pork or chicken.
Click Here to see Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Cracker Barrel Hash-brown Casserole
Delicious Cracker Barrel Hash-brown Casserole That You Can Make At Home.
Click Here to see the Cracker Barrel Hash-brown Casserole Recipe
Ham and Potato Casserole
Searching for a way to breathe new life into some leftover ham? Give this easy casserole recipe a try, which has only five ingredients - ingredients you may already have handy. It's a hearty one-pot meal that's sure to stick to ...Read More »
- Food52 | In The Pantry | Fri, Oct 11, 2013 2:25 PM EDT | Comments
Today: Nicholas loads his pancakes with whole grains and fruit -- not because it's healthy, just because it's good.
I have a tortured relationship with pancakes. I have talked publicly about this before; I am not ashamed. Basically, I adore pancakes. And pancakes repay my affection by sending me into a Rip Van Winkle-like weekend stupor from which I only awake when the toddler, desperate to be fed, starts teething on my ankles.
... But there comes a time when a father, no matter how many recipes he still has not made in The Breakfast Book, has to make pancakes. It's stipulated in a clause somewhere in the appendix to the Contract of American Fatherhood. (You sign it, sleep-deprived, at the hospital; no one ever remembers it. It's also why fathers are obligated to play interminable games of catch with their sons. You think they enjoy Read More »
- Disney Spoonful | In The Pantry | Fri, Oct 11, 2013 3:52 PM EDT | CommentsThis old fashioned treat is almost like an inside-out apple crisp, with the oats and brown sugar filling nestled within. It's the kind of breakfast that might just get you moving on a cold winter's morning, and one you'll certainly want to share with your house guests.
What would the Pilgrims think?
4 medium apples
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
3 tablespoons softened butter
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
juice from 1/2 a lemon
1/2 cup apple juice
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash, peel the apples halfway, and remove the cores, taking care not to pierce through the bottom of the apple. Make a nice wide core, so there is plenty of room for the filling.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, oats, butter, walnuts, spices and lemon juice until crumbly. Divide mixture equally between the apples, mounding it a...Read More »
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