With this burrito bowls recipe we get our Chipotle fix for significantly less than half the cost, with plenty of leftovers for school lunches.

Shredded Pork Burrito Bowls

By Heather Solos

Heather says We’ve been working hard to reduce our meals out. We’ve come a long way since we first started dating and I’m thrilled about that. However, we both sometimes miss items found at certain *cough* Chipotle *cough* restaurants. We’ve agreed to work on finding meals or recipes that satisfy those urges without breaking our…

Cheeseburger Macaroni

By Heather Solos

Heather says: There are some meals that are so simple that I’ve forgotten to include them in the recipe files here on Home Ec 101. This easy recipe for Cheeseburger Macaroni is one of the forgotten go to meals. This quick dinner is a great for busy weeknights. It is as simple as it sounds,…

Carrot Raisin Salad

By Heather Solos

Heather says: This classic pairs well with sandwiches and meals that call Spring and Summer to mind.  In its most basic form, the recipe here, it’s low cost and low effort.  There are many variations on this recipe, feel free to share yours in the comments. Ingredients: 2 cups coarsely shredded carrot 1/2 cup raisins…

vegetable beef soup recipe

Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe – Like Mom Used to Make

By Bobbie

Bobbie says: Have you ever caught a whiff of an unexpected scent that suddenly sent you back in time? Figuratively speaking, of course. The sense of smell is a huge memory trigger, and if there’s a smell that says “home” to me, it’s the comforting aroma of simmering Vegetable Beef Soup the way our mom used to make…

How to Poach an Egg

By Heather Solos

Heather says: We’re huge fans of eggs in our house, with growing kids and a busy schedule, they are one of the fastest and most economical forms of protein we keep on hand. Throw in the fact that there are hundreds of ways to cook eggs and we’re sold. Learning how to poach an egg…

Broccoli Cheese Frittata

Broccoli Cheddar Frittata

By Heather Solos

Heather says: We consume a lot of eggs in our household, currently consisting of three adults and three children. Seriously, you can’t beat egg dishes for protein content, budget consciousness, and speed of preparation. Right now we’re hot and heavy into football season which means that breakfast (and really the entire day) is all about…

How to Fry an Egg

By Heather Solos

Heather says: Today we’re covering fried eggs -as new projects to procrastinate develop- I’ll also address: scrambled eggs, omelets, frittatas, quiche, and my as yet unnamed hybrid of the three techniques that feeds my family on a busy evening when I have no interest in effort.     So what is a fried egg? Well…

Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli, Roasted

By Heather Solos

Heather says: Once in a while every cook stumbles on a technique that transforms a vegetable from a tolerated item into a highly anticipated side dish. This technique which can easily be modified does it for broccoli and I. Admittedly I never hated broccoli, I just didn’t love it, except in salads like broccoli almond…

Hoppin’ John

By Heather Solos

Heather says: In my corner of the south, Hoppin’ John is a traditional New Year’s dish believed to bring good luck. I’m not superstitious, but some traditions, like this one appeal to me. Every year on New Year’s Day we serve Hoppin’ John, collard greens, and cornbread. Hoppin’ John is a nice, flavorful version of…

It’s scrumptious as a dip for buffalo hot wings and celery sticks. Use a dish of Simple Chunky Blue Cheese Dip as the star of a raw veggie tray.

Simple Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing and Dip Recipe

By Bobbie

Note from Heather: When I updated the images on this recipe, I added 3 green onions, chopped, used fresh ground black pepper, and used *gasp* bottled lemon juice. Don’t tell Bobbie 😉 Bobbie says: This recipe for Simple Chunky Blue Cheese Salad Dressing and Dip was the result of the quest of a lifetime. I…



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