Cooking On A Budget

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Let's Get Real Weekly Link Party #156

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Hi everyone! It's so good to see you again!
 Let’s get this party started. We are thrilled that you decided to link up with us this week. Let’s Get Real is a showcase for some of the best bloggers from across the world. We can’t wait to see what you have been working on this week. Make sure you share this party with your friends so that we can grow. Don’t keep us a secret! 

Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. We are all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and DIY.
We are complicated people living in the real world.

Step-by-Step: Garden Tomato Sauce

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Step-by-Step: Garden Tomato Sauce ~ use it for the base of your red sauce all year long!


How many of you have room for a garden and plant your own tomatoes? We are lucky that we have some room and I am extremely grateful that my husband loves to garden. He has planted tomatoes in his garden since before we were married and I've been the lucky beneficiary of fresh garden grown tomatoes throughout our whole marriage. There's nothing like a tomato picked right from the vine. It happens to be my favorite fruit. Yes, the tomato is actually a fruit for those of you who don't know that nifty little fact.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Strawberry Jalapeno Grilled Chicken

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Strawberry Jalapeno Grilled Chicken  ~ kicked up flavors from the strawberry jalapeno fruit spread makes this a winning grilling recipe!


After doing a sponsored post for Brie and Strawberry Jalapeno Crispbreads Snacks I had some of the fruit spread left. With some garden vegetables available and a package of on sale chicken I began formulating this idea for Strawberry Jalapeno Grilled Chicken. With the high heat and humidity that we've been experiencing, this seemed like the perfect summer time meal. Served with some rice it's a completely wholesome and inexpensive meal.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Let's Get Real Weekly Link Party #155

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Hi everyone! It's so good to see you again. Let’s get this party started. We are thrilled that you decided to link up with us this week. Let’s Get Real is a showcase for some of the best bloggers from across the world. We can’t wait to see what you have been working on this week. Make sure you share this party with your friends so that we can grow. Don’t keep us a secret! 

Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. We are all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and DIY.
We are complicated people living in the real world.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Brie and Strawberry Jalapeno Crispbread Snacks

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Brie and Strawberry Jalapeno Crispbread Snacks ~ and a friendly game of setback!





We have a group of friends and we love to get together at each others homes and play setback (It's a card game just in case you don't know.) It's generally a men's versus women's team and outside of enjoying a night of wins, losses, bragging and teasing we mostly enjoy the game night snacks that everyone brings!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Artichoke Dip & Homemade Garlic Pita Chips

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Artichoke Dip & Homemade Garlic Pita Chips ~ artichoke dip and those homemade garlic chips make the best ever snacking!


My daughter's first real job was as a bus person for a restaurant her grandfather and my step-dad owned. They also had her help with some prep work in the kitchen. For some event they made a huge batch of artichoke dip and my daughter wrote down all of the ingredients (smart girl) and we scaled it down to make it here at home. This is one of those dips that we savor on special occasions and for entertaining family and friends. The dip itself is absolutely delicious and tastes even better with the homemade garlic pita chips.
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