Alea’s Mexican Cocoa Fudge

by Alea on November 26, 2013

Have you ever had Mexican Cocoa? It is a delightful combination of dark chocolate and cinnamon with just a tiny bite to it from cayenne pepper. If you haven’t had it, you must try it when you have a chance. In the mean time you can enjoy this spicy cinnamon chocolate fudge recipe which has […]

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Alea’s Easy Homemade Stuffing

by Alea on November 12, 2013

Start saving your dried out bread, the odd leftover hot dog bun, that one extra roll from dinner, and the ends of the bread that your kids refuse to eat. All of those odd pieces of bread that might normally go to waste can be turned into a delicious stuffing for your Thanksgiving dinner. Just […]

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Alea’s White Chili Stuffed Potatoes

by Alea on October 22, 2013

It’s Chili Season! Well, in the southwest, it is always chili season. While I love all the different types of chili, my absolute favorite variety is white chili. If you haven’t had white chili, it is made with white beans, chicken, corn and, of course, lots of chili peppers. You can play around with the […]

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Alea’s Pumpkin Pasta Casserole

by Alea on October 8, 2013

This quick and easy recipe for Pumpkin Pasta Casserole is perfect for chilly, fall evenings. If you are a gardener, you may only have to buy 2 ingredients to make this recipe: pasta and cheese. If you aren’t a gardener, it is still frugal as most of the produce is on sale right now. You […]

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I scored a great deal on boneless pork ribs and made plans to grill them. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate with my plans.. Fall arrived last weekend at our house and brought high winds and rain with it, so my plans for barbecue ribs was shifted from the grill to my oven where I broiled […]

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Alea’s Apple, Cranberry, and Chicken Wraps

by Alea on September 10, 2013

The mornings are getting cooler. It’s almost beginning to feel like fall. And with cooler weather comes the cool weather crops. Apples, cranberries, and cabbage will be on sale soon in your grocery stores. I have already noticed that the prices on apples are dropping at the same time the quality is improving. That’s the […]

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There is something so satisfying about creating a frugal recipe that the whole family loves. Especially when that recipes helps you make a dent in the zucchini harvest! This recipe makes use of several vegetables from the garden: zucchinis, tomatoes, corn, onions, and peppers. All of the garden veggies make it an especially frugal dish. […]

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Alea’s Yellow Squash Pizza Boats

by Alea on August 13, 2013

It is that time of year. The time of year where every gardener has to dig deep and get creative or else let bushels of squash go to waste. The kids are wise to my squash-hiding tricks, so I had to pull out my secret weapon: Pizza! It may seem a little underhanded, but kids […]

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Alea’s Easy Homemade Chocolate Syrup

by Alea on July 23, 2013

Sunday was National Ice-Cream Day and we decided to celebrate with homemade ice-cream sundaes at home. Unfortunately, I forgot to check on our sundae supplies before I made the announcement. I thought I had a jar of my homemade hot fudge sauce in the fridge. When I pulled out the empty jar my husband and […]

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Alea’s Slow Cooker Pot Roast

by Alea on July 9, 2013

We have been alternating between high temperatures and flash floods. Every time it rains, I want comfort foods like pot roast and potatoes. But it is so hot that I don’t want to turn on the oven. My slow cooker once again came to my rescue! I love that is allows me to cook family […]

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