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6 Warning Signs You’re Overspending on Groceries

How many times have you been in this situation. You realize you need to make something for dinner, have nothing in the house and decide to make a quick trip to the grocery store. An hour and $179 later, you’re scratching your head trying to figure out where the money went. We’ve all been there…

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Vegetarian finger foods: meatless appetizers that even carnivores will drool over

Looking back, it’s no surprise that my daughter Alexa is a vegetarian. Even as a toddler, she wasn’t interested in eating the standard little-kid fare of chicken nuggets and hot dogs. By the time she hit middle school, she stopped eating meat altogether. We’re used to accommodating Alexa for regular meals, but we’ve had to…

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Chinese Takeout Dishes to Make at Home

I’ve been cooking for about 30 years. I’m pretty comfortable with cooking any “American” dish and my family heritage means it’s essential for me to know how to make great Italian comfort foods. I decided over the last year to branch out a little and try my hand at other styles of cooking. So, with…

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Boozy Eggnogs: Recipes to Brighten Your Spirits

Back in the mid-90s, I was a young software engineer. To close out the year, we’d have an in-office Old Fezziwig-style holiday party, replete with great food and drink. One of the engineers, Mike DeDominic, would whip up a couple of gallons of a homemade boozy eggnog that we’d enjoy while working through the day.…

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Top recipes of 2020, according to Google

For as long as I can remember Google has released a “Year in Search” that breaks down the zeitgeist of the public. This list includes recipes and it’s no surprise, with the pandemic raging throughout the country, people are cooking more and searching for comfort foods. I’ve rounded up those top recipes which you can…

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Thanksgiving Throwdown: What’s the Best From-Scratch Stuffing Recipe?

When I was growing up, my grandparents made two different types of stuffing. There was friendly competition between the families over which one was best. On one side, a stuffing mixed with Italian sausage. On the other, a simple stuffing where the thyme and butter really came through. They were both delicious and it was hard…

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1 Simple Trick to the Worlds Best Grilled Hot Dogs

I grew up going to the Jersey Shore. My grandparents owned rental properties in Wildwood, NJ and every year we would take our vacation there.  My father was the oldest of nine kids so there was always something going on at the house. One of my fondest summer time memories were the outdoor barbecues. We…

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10 Things Your Mom Forgot to Tell You About Smart Grocery Shopping

I absorbed a lot “grownup”  lessons from watching my mom when I was kid. I learned how to be organized, how to be polite, and how to stay focused while a little kid is tugging at your elbow while you’re trying to grocery shop. (Yes, that kid was me.) The main thing I remember from…

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5 Summer Fruit Pies to Make Your Piehole Happy

A couple of weeks ago I was re-watching the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou.” There’s a scene where one of the characters steals a pie from a window. I always thought that was a strange place to store pie. Everyone knows that the only place a pie belongs is in your pie hole. With…

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How to Grocery Shop Efficiently: My Secret Weapon for Getting In and Out in an Hour

I have a confession to make: I love to go grocery shopping. (Well, at least under non-pandemic circumstances.) I think the reason I like grocery shopping so much is that, over the years, I’ve honed a nice system to get me in and out of the store quickly. This might be a little nerdy but…

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