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Column: Gingerbread for breakfast

November 26, 2014

This time of year gingerbread rules. For some reason cooler weather seems to bring out the recipes with heftier calories. Something in our DNA probably, leftover from when cold weather could easily mean starvation. The cooler weather of fall mornings means something substantial for breakfast, such as these special pancakes. Gingerbread Pancakes Whisk together 3 Read More

Column: Readers share more savings tips

November 19, 2014

Jill Cataldo is coupon workshop instructor and mother of three. As promised, it’s time to feature more of your savings tips! Readers of this column sent all of the following ideas to me. While this batch doesn’t specifically involve coupons, there are some good ideas here for saving money in many areas of life. “While Read More

Turkey burgers with feta and herbs

By Susan Nicholson Universal Uclick TURKEY BURGERS WITH FETA AND HERBS Servings: Makes 6 servings Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 to 26 minutes; standing time: 5 minutes INGREDIENTS 2 1/4 pounds ground turkey (not turkey breast) 6 ounces (1/2 cup) part-skim ricotta cheese 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1/2 Read More

Column: How to organize a potluck Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is always a special time to gather around the table with family and friends to celebrate the joys of the season. Many people lead such busy lives that it is hard to find the time to clean the house, put up decorations, cook a big meal and still have enough time to enjoy the Read More

Column: When frugality is taken too far

November 12, 2014

Jill  Cataldo is a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three. In a recent column, I featured a list of ultra-frugal savings tips – some of which had me asking myself, “Is this really the best way to save money?” I enjoy featuring reader emails regularly in this column and I feel there’s value Read More

Top sirloin steak with asparagus and tomato orzo

By Susan Nicholson Universal Uclick TOP SIRLOIN STEAK WITH ASPARAGUS AND TOMATO ORZO Servings: Makes 6 servings Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 21 to 25 minutes for beef, plus orzo INGREDIENTS 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick (about 1 1/2 pounds) Coarse salt 1/3 cup lower-sodium beef Read More

Column: Easy baked applesauce

Susan Woody has been a food writer for more than 20 years and is a member of the Association of Food Journalists. This sauce is delicious pared with roast turkey or pork, and you can prepare it up to three days ahead. For best results choose apples that break down easily when cooked, such as Read More

Column: What to do for November

October 31, 2014

Susan Woody has been a home and garden writer for more than 20 years and is a master gardener. Remember to vote. Daylight savings time ends  Nov. 2 — fall back 1 hour. Inside: With the holidays approaching, ready your refrigerator with a good cleaning. Wash interior wall with 2 tablespoons of baking soda mixed Read More

What’s in season

October 22, 2014

There is something about pumpkins that just brings a smile to my face. I suppose it is all the excitement that fall, and Halloween in particular, brings. Something  leftover from childhood no, doubt. When cooking with pumpkins, look for small, sweet varieties with a thick flesh and a fairly small seed cavity. Most large pumpkins Read More

Add a little creepy to your Halloween

Keep the goblins away with creepy crawly spider cupcakes. Prepare 1 (2-layer size) package chocolate cake mix according to directions, adding 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Bake as directed for cupcakes. Frost cupcakes with 1 (16-ounce) container prepared chocolate frosting, mounding frosting in center to create dome shape. Sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles. Cut string licorice into Read More

Available at another store … May I buy it at mine?

Do you use printable coupons often? I do, and a phrase I’ve been seeing more often on my printable coupons is “available at” followed by a store name. If a coupon’s text states that something is “available at” or “redeemable at” can you use the coupon at a different store? Dear Jill, Thank you for Read More

Column: As seen on television — extreme coupon charades

October 15, 2014

Jill Cataldo is a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that “reality television” is often anything but real. While the television show “Extreme Couponing” was canceled two years ago, it lives on in syndication. Whenever it airs in reruns, readers write with questions about what they’re seeing on TV: Read More

A taste of fall — pork, apples, cranberries

By Susan Nicholson The combination of apples and pork is perfect for a fall family dinner, so enjoy these autumn-glazed pork chops. Heat 2 teaspoons canola oil on medium-high in a large nonstick skillet until hot. Brown 6 (3/4-inch) boneless pork loin chops sprinkled with pepper 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Add 1/3 Read More

Column: Peach-pecan muffins

What better way to use the goodness of fresh peaches than in this easy-to-make muffin recipe. I’ve always enjoyed a streusel topping and this combination with peaches is a winner. Peach-pecan muffins Pecan streusel: 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoon melted butter 1 teaspoon ground Read More

Column: Readers share pet savings tips

October 8, 2014

Jill Cataldo is a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three. Last week I discussed some pet savings tips related to adopting pets. As always, my readers have been busy sending in their own pet savings tips too: Dear Jill, No matter what kind of stuffed toys we get for our dog, she always Read More

Try this recipe’s unusual flavor combination: Fire-roasted corn and cherry salsa makes the ordinary extraordinary

By Susan Nicholson Universal Uclick FIRE-ROASTED CORN AND CHERRY SALSA Servings: Makes 6 servings Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes INGREDIENTS 1 cup dried tart cherries 1/2 cup water 3 ears fresh corn-on-the-cob, roasted 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped 2 medium jalapeno peppers, Read More

Column: Don’t toss those pumpkin seeds

Susan Woody has been a food writer for more than 20 years and is a member of the Association of Food Journalists. We’ve all felt the wonder that comes with carving pumpkins for Halloween. Watching the kids’ faces when they had to reach into the pumpkin and remove the fiberous pulp and seeds from the Read More

Column: Try out these money-saving pet adoption tips

October 1, 2014

Jill Cataldo a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three. According to a recent survey by the Humane Society of the United States, 62 percent of American households own at least one pet. Pet owners spend more than $50 billion per year on their pets, too! Certainly, that’s a lot of money. How can Read More

The flavor of fall; Pumpkin pie in a cinnamon bun

ALISON LADMAN Associated Press A pumpkin pie. Rolled up in a cinnamon bun. Do we have your attention yet? That’s right… We took our autumn baking to a delicious new level by combining two classics, then topping them with an intensely good homemade caramel sauce spiked with flaked sea salt for added oomph and to Read More

Column: The best new side dish

Susan Woody has been a food writer for more than 20 years and is a member of the Association of Food Journalists. When it comes to side dishes most of us get stuck in a rut. Vegetables or starches, vegetables and starches, etc. Grilling is so easy and gives us an easy way to add Read More

Column: Readers share money-saving tips to use on your next vacation

September 24, 2014

Jill Cataldo is a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three. Fall is officially upon us, and it’s hard to believe that summer vacation season has come to an end. That doesn’t mean you have to stop your travel dreams though. Many of my readers have been sending in their own tips for saving Read More

Fruitful dish won’t leave anyone hungry

By Susan Nicholson Universal Uclick BALSAMIC CHERRY RICE SALAD WITH TOASTED WALNUTS In a large bowl, combine 3 cups medium-grain cooked rice, 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts, 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries, 1/4 cup fresh parsley and 1/4 cup minced green onions. Add 1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette. Season with coarse salt and pepper to taste Read More

Column: A winning pear cake recipe

Susan Woody has been a food writer for more than 20 years and is a member of the Association of Food Journalists. Pears are at their peak right now and in abundance. Try a new recipe and use the fruit of choice while it lasts. A few years ago Denver caterer Pat O’Connor won a Read More

Column: On newspaper theft and couponing

September 17, 2014

Jill Cataldo is a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three. A recent column about newspapers being stolen by coupon-seekers generated a lot of interest from readers. Newspaper theft is an ongoing problem. Why avid couponers simply don’t purchase additional newspapers is beyond me — paying a few dollars for another copy of the Read More

A salad of a different color: Unusual but worth the wait — Moroccan orange beet salad

By Susan Nicholson Universal Uclick MOROCCAN ORANGE BEET SALAD Makes 4 servings Preparation time: 15 minutes INGREDIENTS 1 (16-ounce) jar whole pickled beets, drained and quartered 1 (15-ounce) can rinsed reduced-sodium chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 1 tablespoon grated orange zest 1/4 cup orange juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt Read More







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