Alea’s Yellow Squash Pizza Boats

yellow squash pizza boats

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 have a hard time resisting pizza and I used that to my advantage when I created these yellow squash … [Read more...]

Alea’s Hash Browns with Summer Squash

hashbrowns with yellow squash

It's that time of year. The time of year when I struggle with my morals. Is it dishonest to hide squash in recipes? What if I adopt the "don't ask, don't tell" squash policy? Is it acceptable as long as I admit that I have once again hidden squash in a recipe if they ask? Well, it turns out I don't have to worry about solving this moral dilemma yet, nor do I have to worry … [Read more...]

Alea’s Herbed Chicken on Vegetable Confetti

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Gardening helps offset my grocery bill, especially since I grow items that can be expensive at the grocery store such as peppers and tomatoes. The one downside to gardening is that supply sometimes exceeds demand, particularly when I grow things like yellow squash and zucchini. My children are now examining all baked goods with a suspicious eye, so I have to step up my game … [Read more...]

Beef and Mushroom Kebabs – $5 Dinner Challenge


I made these the other night...I made an extra trip to the store to get the ingredients needed for this morning's news segment...and spotted some $.99 whole mushrooms.  I see them often for $.99 in the mark down basket in the produce section. I found more this morning...sliced this time. I don't typically buy extra food when I'm getting food for news segments, but I couldn't … [Read more...]

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Drumsticks Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes (+30 min for marinading) Cooking Time - 15 minutes Ingredients 2 lbs drumsticks ($2.03) $.99/lb sale 1/4 cup dijon mustard ($.25) 1 tsp cider or white vinegar ($.01) 1/4 cup honey ($.50) 1 large yellow squash ($.50) Farmer's market 1 Tbsp olive oil ($.10) Salt and … [Read more...]