Grilled Pineapple Orange Chicken

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There is just something about grilled chicken. It's so.... What is it?  It's so.... Tender on the inside, and a bit crisp on the outside. It's so......perfect. This is a simple marinade for any kind of chicken. It gave the chicken a lovely, sorta sweet, flavor! Ingredients 3 large or 4 small chicken breasts (about 1.5 lb) ($2.52) Garlic pepper and salt 1 15 oz … [Read more...]

Sausage Jambalaya with Salad – Guest Post

I love cooking from scratch when I can, but there are some days when quick and easy is a must. Zatarain's jambalaya mix is delicious right out of the box, and when it goes on sale I stock up for this quick and frugal meal. Pair it with a green salad for a perfect dinner! Jambalaya 1 box Zatarain's jambalaya mix ($1) 1 12 oz. package smoked sausage ($1.50) 1 Tbsp oil … [Read more...]

Chicken Gumbo with Iceberg Ranch Wedges

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This dinner is inspired by a gumbo that my dad had for lunch when we were in Dallas last month.  All I knew about gumbo was that people from LA made it. A lot. Call me "gumbo ignorant." I was. But no longer.  Did a little research on Wiki...and learned quite a bit.  Hop on over there and see how "gumbo savvy" you are! I digress. A simple soup. Err, gumbo!  With a whole … [Read more...]

Beef Roast for Company

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Company is coming for dinner.  And all you can think about is...do I have enough $$$ in this week's budget to make a nice meal for our dinner guests??!!?? If you're on a tight budget, but want to splurge a bit...to make a nice meal for your friends...but not without compromising your budget!  Here you go... This could be a meal in and of itself...but with a side salad, … [Read more...]