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Oct. 16th, 2010


Bulk sausage in meatloaf

Hope this isn't a dumb question
Picked up some fresh bulk sweet sausage just because it was on sale. Was planning on adding it to lasagna we are making tonight but gf does not eat pork.
Anyone have any idea if adding sausage to a meatloaf mixture would work? I usually just use ground beef only not the fancy veal/beef/pork mixes. So have no idea.

Mar. 12th, 2010



Firefly Party

I'm hosting a Big Damn Party at my place in two months. So far, the only thing I know I want to serve is freshly picked Strawberries. Can you guys make food recommendations?

Dec. 15th, 2009

lots o love


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Hey all, haven't posted in a long time, but lurked for a while. I have a question I'm hoping you all can help me with.

My Mom has requested new pots and pans for their holiday gift this year. Obviously this can be an expensive endeavor, but I'd like to get her one or two and give her some good suggestions. The thing is, she explicitly asked for "light weight" pots and pans as it is difficult for her to work with heavy cookware. Any suggestions for good quality, durable, light weight pots and pans?

This would preferably be something we could purchase in a store, as I'm sure she would want to try them out (weight wise) first.

Thoughts? TIA!

Sep. 25th, 2009


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I'm a high school senior who's been working on some social science research with the Intel Science Program for the past few months. I need to survey as many people as possible to take my survey, and would appreciate it if any of you did.

Dec. 27th, 2008


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Ok folks, sorry for this being late, the holidays got a little out of hand XD

Vote now for jargon  or djsparkydog  !

Dec. 23rd, 2008



Many years ago I inherited a cookbook... It is hand written for the most part, with some cuttings from newspapers, magazines and food boxes loose between its pages.

It belonged to a neighbour who was an amazingly wonderful cook - Mrs Milliner. She was a little old lady when I was a kid, and had been keeping this book since she was young - so I don't know how old it is, but must be 80 - 90+ years!

When I got it out to make the Christmas cakes this year I realised it was falling apart and really needed to be saved. So I decided to make a website and put it up so that everyone would have access to it.

It's going to be a huge task putting everything online. I've started putting a few headings up that I will make into links when I have the recipes up - but I have only put up a few headings - there are .... I have no idea how many recipes in this book.

Also so household hints - some really helpful, some really out of date and funny.


On the main page there you will see a bit that asks you to join the mailing list - do please join. It will only be used once a week or so, when I get time to put new recipes up.

And please tell other folks about it - this book deserves to be seen and used!

Thanks :)

Dec. 18th, 2008



"German" pork chops

I'll throw my hat in the ring.

This one comes in at around 5 bucks, and feeds four to six, depending on how hungry you are. My grandmother used to make something similar, this is the streamlined version of the more authentic(and expensive and time consuming) schnitzel and rotkraut.

6 pork chops (One of the groceries near me does assorted "scrap" chops for a buck a pound occasionally, so I'll buy a bunch)$2

1 can of salt brine sauerkraut (Just water and salt and cabbage) 1$

1/2 jar of plain apple sauce(the chunky kind's better, but usually the smooth kind is cheaper. Cinnamon or raspberry sauce just ends up being gross. Yes, I've tried them) 1$

1 heaping handful of dried brown raisins(A couple of the mini boxes of raisins is fine too) 1$

Pile it all into a large casserole dish, slop about with your hands, and bake at 325 for about 40 minutes. You can add caraway seeds if you like before cooking.

Most people don't think "Mmmmm, sauerkraut and applesauce", but trust me, the flavors compliment each other.


Contest Update

Well folks, Jargon is in the lead .. with our only entry! A tasty sounding entry I might add, you should check out his Poor Man's Donburi.

Be sure to share your favorite holiday money saving cooking tips -  the winning tip as voted by cheap_eats  members wins a custom userpic package of 10 professionally designed Livejournal userpics!  The winner will be decided by community poll on December 22nd.

Dec. 16th, 2008


The Poor Man's Donburi

Love going to sushi places for donburi, want to make it yourself, but have neither the patience nor the funds? Well, folks, here's your solution!

What you'll need:
  • 2-3 servings of instant rice
  • Diced onion to taste
  • 2-3 hot dogs (cubed) that come twelve to a pack.. weiners, really, and you can get away using with veggie dogs, too
  • Sauce of your choice (soy and szechuan go well!)

Follow the directions for your instant rice, adding in the onion and hot dog when you start the whole affair. When the rice+onion+hot dog is finished, transfer it to a bowl, mix in your sauce and enjoy!

Is it donburi? Not quite (I believe that would require an egg, and noodles, somewhere). Is it tasty? It sure is, and you get valuable vegetable and protein content as well!


Cheap_Eats Holiday Tips Contest!

Hello folks!

Share you favorite holiday money saving cooking tips and the winning tip as voted by cheap_eats  members will win a custom userpic package of 10 professionally designed Livejournal userpics!  Enter as often as you'd like and the poll to decide the winner will be posted on the December 22nd. Happy posting!


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