Leftover Makeover

As the summer draws closer I can’t help but think about our food bill. As a teacher the summer has always been a time when my family has really had to stick to a budget. Part of that means cutting down on food waste. Leftovers to the rescue!! Leftovers are a great way to cut your food bill and keep your budget. So, here are a couple of ideas on how to make use of those leftovers. It’s my Leftover Makeover. Continue reading “Leftover Makeover”

Beef Empanadas

One of my favorite dishes is picadillo. Not only is it easy to make but I typically have left-overs Sometimes those left-overs are used to make beef empanadas. Who doesn’t like a delicious hand held meat pie? I eat them as a snack though my husband thinks it can be a complete meal. When I make them he says, “empanadas are not a snack.” I’m sure his response is partially fueled by the fact that I used the larger empanada disc to make them. Of course, for some reason his retort always seems ridiculous to me. Not a snack? I only eat these as appetizers or snacks. Of course, I consulted some of my friends. The responses were half and half.

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Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins

It’s back to school time. And at the forefront of my brain is how to make our morning routine a little easier. There are many days we’re walking a fine line between being on time or an hour late. Having breakfast made is helpful. But having a breakfast we can eat on the go is even better. My solution, Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins. Continue reading “Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins”