Stretch that Beef Roast

As long as you’re cooking, cook a roast big enough for several meals. The first night, you might do a normal potatoes and gravy kind of thing. Save some of the “juices” for another night and set aside the meat you don’t want to get eaten that first night before you set the table. Out […]

Homemade Cream Soup Base

You can easily make your own “cream of whatever” soup for reasons of economy or taste with a basic white sauce, a homemade cream soup base. ¬†Here is the base recipe for a white sauce and some variations so you can stay away from the canned soups. Homemade Cream Soup Base 2 Tbs butter 2 […]

The Quick Start Guide to Saving Money on Food

When you run into a month where there are “more days than money” here are some quick tips to help you cut back on your grocery bill. Make an inventory of what you have on hand Look in your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer. Make a list of every meal you can make without buying anything. […]

Stuffed Baked Potato with Bacon and Egg

Last night I was craving a loaded baked potato.¬† I remembered a recipe for stuffed baked potatoes in Plenty by Diana Henry. In my twice-baked potato world, I bake the potatoes, scrape the cooked potato out, mash up the baked potato insides with butter, milk and cheese, then stuff the potato skins back up and […]

Potatoes Every Which Way: What to Do when Potatoes are on Sale

Periodically, potatoes go on sale around here for as cheap as .89 for a 10 pound bag. I’ve heard they get cheaper elsewhere but that’s about the lowest I’ve ever seen them here. With some flexible ideas about how and when to serve them so they’re not always the same and by preparing a few […]