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21 June, 2012

With a little help…

With a little help…
Comments : 1 Posted in : Fixins, Staples on by : Lauri
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Great creations rarely happen without a jumpstart of some sort.  When I have ingredients I love, but don’t want to waste, I tend to trawl the web for ideas and recipes, then adapt what I find to whatever’s on hand.  These gorgeous sunset-hued beauties are apricots from a farm stand in Gilroy, CA, where I
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3 February, 2012

Think outside the jar

Think outside the jar
Posted in : Food Finance, Staples on by : Lauri

One of the best (and easiest) ways to save money on groceries is by getting out of the habit of stocking your pantry and fridge with dozens of condiments. For some, the Heinz picnic pack at Costco (mustard, ketchup, relish) is enough to get you through most meals.  For others, a customized mix of favorites
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13 June, 2011

Food budget on ice

Food budget on ice
Comments : 2 Posted in : Fixins, Food Finance, Recipes, Staples on by : Lauri
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In my travels through discount stores and grocery superstores, mom-and-pops and big box extravaganzas, one thing is clear:  soda is considered a daily staple by many, many Americans.  Even those with more health-minded leanings are likely to drink a hefty amount of diet sodas, fruit juice, energy drinks or exercise-themed beverages, and all of this
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