How to Make Egg Salad

Egg salad is a classic recipe that can come in handy. Many years ago, When I was a very young mother, very lonely, and newly married, I belonged to a church that often asked the women to take turns hosting small groups. I wish I had known how little pressure I actually had to put …

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All About Beef Chuck

Image of a cow showing the primal cuts including the chuck

What is beef chuck? Beef chuck is a weird phrase, right? Doing a little etymological digging, it seems that the term chuck started out as “chunk” and slowly evolved into “chuck.” There are various stories about the chuck wagon in the American cowboy tradition being a part of this, but I’m not sure how much …

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Breakfast Skillet For an Easy Family Meal

There’s no need to load the family up and try to beat the rush to Denny’s or IHOP on a weekend morning. Breakfast skillets are an easy way to use up leftovers for an easy, economical meal. Whenever I bake potatoes, I load up the tray. First, because potatoes are cheap and filling and second …

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Baked Potatoes

Baked potato topped with chili, cheese, sour cream, and chives

Fellow blogger and brand new mom Julieann asked, “How do you make your baked potatoes?” Yes, we are heading way back into the archives, blowing off the dust, and freshening up an old post. Baked potatoes are a favorite around Home-Ec 101. Why? Well, we’re heading back to the basics in the kitchen and baked …

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