New Year, New Plan, New Budget

2017 has begun! This year, as I've said, we've got a lot of goals. With that in mind, I've been working on a budget for DH and I to follow this year. He's not so big on budgeting. He's more the "Just don't spend it, and it'll be fine" sort. I need plans. I can't …

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Week 6 in the 52 Week Challenge – Turkey Turnovers and Fake Spanikopita

See? I totally didn't forget! I will admit, however, that there are no pictures this time. Mainly because we were hungry, and I forgot. Oops. Still, they were delicious, and a great way to use up leftovers. DH had done a dry rub on a turkey breast as a test for Thanksgiving and smoked it. …

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Week 5 in the 52 Week Challenge – Apple Crisp

I wish I could tell you that I made this because I just had a few apples sitting around after canning Apple Pie filling. But, sadly, its because all the filling I canned...well... it exploded. I might have overpacked the apple slices in my jars juuuust a little. I've learned my lesson. Next year I'll …

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Week 4 in the 52 Recipe Challenge – Apricot Asian Chicken

Really, I had great intentions when I started this 52 week challenge. And I will do it. Its just taking a bit longer than I planned. Life has gotten REALLY hectic lately, and I haven't had time to tinker in the kitchen. That being said, last night I created a sauce for the chicken we …

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Week 3 In the 52 Week Recipes Challenge – Cookie Butter

So this isn't exactly an original recipe. BUT - its delicious! If you try it, you will never, NEVER, believe how good it is. And it will be gone before you know it. Cookie butter can be, I think, any kind of cookie you want. I'm planning on trying it with chocolate chip next. But …

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Week 2 in the 52 Week Recipe Challenge – Chai Tea Coffee Cake

If you don’t know, I’ve challenged myself to create a new recipe of some kind every week for a year. (with allowances for times when I’d cry if I had anything else on my plate.) This is just Week 2, and so far we're doing okay. School is back in session (at least for us …

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Week 1 in the 52 Week Recipe Challenge – Peach Salsa

So, if you don't know, I've challenged myself to create a new recipe of some kind every week for a year. (with allowances for times when I'd cry if I had anything else on my plate.) This is Week 1, and I'm presenting you with my recipe for Peach Salsa. It's not something I've tried …

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