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$5 Dinners™ — Feeding the Family for $5 or Less

$5 Dinners™ — Feeding the Family for $5 or Less
Handmade Clay Pot from Hurst Beans ~ Giveaway April 10, 2014 If you’re afraid to cook beans, don’t be. At least you won’t have to if you win this one of a kind clay pot from Hurst Beans. Each one is handmade and designed specifically to cook beans to perfection. Simple.

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A Spicy Perspective Turkey Soup with Poblano Peppers Creamy Poblano & Turkey Soup + Giveaway Is your fridge loaded with Thanksgiving leftovers? This creamy Turkey Soup with Poblano Peppers will give your leftovers a sassy makeover with a little southwest flair. Not even the most anti-leftover eater could resist it! The biggest cooking day of the year is over, and I bet you could use a weekend off from cooking. Yet, it seems there are always hungry mouths to feed, and about half of those mouths will turn up their noses to leftovers, even sacred Thanksgiving leftovers. Resource Directory - Page 2The Center for Parenting Education Center for Special Needs, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia – offers a wide range of programs and services for people with special needs and their families. 1-866-532-7669 Email: info@jfcsphilly.org Connect - state organization that puts families in touch with organizations that can help – Early Intervention Help Line 800-692-7288 Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN) – a statewide, non–profit corporation designated as the federally–mandated organization to advance and protect the civil rights of adults and children with disabilities. The Philadelphia Building 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 500 Philadelphia, PA 19107–4798 215-238-8070 (Voice) National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities – National information center that provides information on disabilities and disability related issues.

The Amateur Gourmet - The No-Knead Bread December 18, 2008 | By Adam Roberts | 56 Comments If you haven’t heard about the no-knead bread by now, you clearly don’t read many food blogs (or newspapers, for that matter.) Last year, in The New York Times–actually, TWO years ago in The New York Times (the article was published November 8, 2006! Boy, I’m way behind on making this)–Mark Bittman coaxed a recipe from master bread baker Jim Lahey for perfect bakery-quality bread at home. 100 Delicious, Dirt-Cheap Recipes for the Starving Student Most students don’t have a lot of cash to spend on food, but that doesn’t mean you have to go hungry. With the right recipes and some kitchen savvy, you can eat great even on a student’s budget. Here we’ll share 100 tasty recipes that you can make on the cheap. Along with saving money on meals, budget-savvy students can also save big on a college education by attending inexpensive online colleges. Breakfast

Fabulous Freezer Meals It's always nice to have a head-start, especially when time is tight and your family asks, "What's for dinner?" These recipes can be made ahead and frozen for last-minute or pre-planned dinners. Taco-Filled Pasta Shells I've been stuffing pasta shells with different fillings for years. 5 Food Blogs I’m Following Now Ho! Ho! Ho! Take a lookie at what Santa’s got in his bag for all of you good little boys and girls in the kitchen. It’s the final look for 2014 at 5 Food Blogs I’m Following Now. Because I’m often asked about new food blogs I’ve discovered, who I’m reading now, and where to find inspiration for great recipes and beautiful food photography, I’m always excited to share a few food bloggers that are favorites in my blog reader.

Leave no trace: Tips to cover your digital footprint and reclaim your privacy Privacy is at a premium. Whether it’s the NSA, a hacker cabal, or corporate marketers, someone is looking over your shoulder every time you use your PC. You can minimize your exposure, though. Whether you’d just like to keep your Web browsing under wraps or you want to obliterate all evidence of digital activities, follow these tips to stay on guard and off the grid. Conceal your Internet activity Covering your tracks on the Web starts with your browser’s private browsing feature.

A holiday drink Out of sheer boredom around the house this morning, I came up with a tasty beverage: Mountain Dew and Cranberry Juice. Just mix equal parts of each. You get the great energy boost from the Mountain Dew, the vitamins and goodness of the Cranberry Juice, and the tartness and sweetness simply synergize. And it turns a pretty color. Everest Home Improvements Despite what modern cooking shows might tell you, whipping up a gourmet meal isn’t just a case of slicing, dicing and measuring ingredients before throwing them into a pan. You can’t just turn the oven on and gaze wistfully out of your Everest windows until it emerges perfectly cooked. It takes a lot of knowledge and preparation to be a whizz in the kitchen, which is why Everest Home Improvements have produced this Kitchen Cheat Sheet to help you on your way to your first Michelin star! Save it, Print it & Stick it on the fridge

Home freezing guide - foods that should be frozen and foods that do not freeze well. Emulsions such as cream, mayonnaise and milk do not freeze well, as they are often damaged by the freezing process and may result in curdling or the separation of the two liquids. Other items that do not freeze well are foods that contain cream or custard such as cream or custard cakes, trifles and tarts. However, heavy creams that contain over 40% fat do freeze well. Likewise, many fruits and vegetables with a high water content do not freeze well, and the change in their texture is extremely noticeable on thawing. Examples include lettuce, celery, radishes, strawberries, melon, cucumber and cabbage, and these foods are not usually frozen at all. On the other hand, starchy vegetables such as potatoes, pumpkin, butternut squash, corn and pulses including lentils, dried beans, peas and chickpeas freeze much better and there is little change to their texture when defrosted.

Maple & Hazelnut Encrusted Pork Sirloin Tip Roast + A Giveaway Halloween is getting closer, and before I start sharing a few spooky recipes, I wanted to share one last Porktober recipe for the month. This recipe features the delicious sirloin tip roast, a juicy cut of meat from the upper back that is as versatile as it is flavorful. This particular cut does best when cooked slowly, so I roasted it at a lower temperature for a longer period of time. I also salted it and rubbed it down with maple the night before to allow time for the flavor of the two to soak deep into the tissue of the meat. When I was ready to begin cooking, I let the roast rest at room temperature for 40 minutes before placing it in the oven, since a cut of this size will cook more evenly if is has been allowed to come closer to room temperature than if you put it in the oven straightaway from the refrigerator.

The No. 1 Budgeting Step You Have to Stop Avoiding Budgeting isn't easy. Many people feel overwhelmed and give up before they even get going. But even among those people who don't quit, many miss the most critical step when creating the family budget: tracking all of your expenses. And I mean down to the penny. Chinese Buffet at Home It is no secret that I have an obsession with Chinese cuisine. The place that started it all was a local Chinese buffet here in Michigan. After frequent visits to the buffet over the years, I finally decided to take a stab at cooking my own Chinese dishes at home. The majority of the dishes were delicious and I began cooking different Chinese meals every week, but I had always wanted more variety just like the buffet. I had always wondered, “what if I could create a Chinese buffet at home?” I have wanted to do this for along time so I was very excited when I was chosen to be part of the 24,24,24 event presented by Foodbuzz.

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