The Unemployment Cookbook: When Two Good Recipes Make a Third

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Hey y’all! I’m so excited for this recipe post!

Last week I celebrated my new career by going to WinCo. Along with a new day gig at the local paper’s ad and digital marketing division, This Girl got paid to present on social media vs. marketing at WOK in Bakersfield, and I bought food with that thar income. So I guess social media really does put food on the table.

Now, the day job won’t start for another day or two, but I quit the old job last week so I could take … read the rest. . .

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Feta Tomato Spinach Salad in a Jar

I’ve been waiting for this day. This day when I finally used my new OXO International Good Grips Little Salad and Herb Spinner. Right away, the size is perfect. My little two-person household doesn’t eat much salad so using a full head of lettuce or other greens can lead to waste.

Last week I bought a set of 4 oz. canning jars. They’re the perfect serving size for us. For desserts, a special beverage, and yes, even salads. I’ve been planning to make my Feta, Tomato and Spinach Salad since I bought them. Enter the ease of OXO.

I … read the rest. . .

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(Not) Recipe: The Impromptu Breakfast

This isn’t really a recipe, although I’ll tell you in a minute what I made and how I made it. I’m just fairly tickled that it turned out so well.

The other day, Dot was hungering for some authentic Mexican flavors and Del Taco just didn’t fit the bill. I wasn’t about to toss $20 at a waiter for Spanish rice, either, so she had to make do with whatever was in the Stock Pantry.

Taking a  notion from her mother (more like a push while saying, “Just go look!”), she returned to the kitchen with several canned goods and … read the rest. . .

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Recipe: Cheesy Potato Soup

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

I love the creamy, cheesy soups at restaurants. But I can’t afford to go out each time I want one bowlful. For the price of less than three restaurant servings, this recipe serves up 12 or more portions. It’s simple to make, freezes well, and goes great with breads.

It can be made on the stove top or in the slow cooker. Directions for both follow the recipe.


1 chopped onion
2 TBSP butter [if stove top, not needed for slow cooker]
6 small red potatoes, chopped
1 large [26 oz.]  condensed Cream … read the rest. . .

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