ECON 101

Apr 05

ECON 101

WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO? For that matter, where does it come from, and why don’t we have more of it? Robert Reich’s 2013 documentary, Inequality for All, explains the facts clearly. We hear a lot about the 1% and the growing gap between not just the rich and the poor, but the rich and the middle class. This one’s worth watching. Here are the...

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Chocolat!

Dec 09

Chocolat!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE? Dark? Milk? Belgian seashells? Cadbury easter eggs? Ghirardelli? Godiva? My favorite comes in a tin box every Christmas:  Crate and Barrel sea-salt caramels! Looking for unique chocolate gift ideas, check out these sites: World Chocolate Guide World’s Strangest Chocolates Serve something new at your next Saturday Salon… ...

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Warming Winter Soups

Dec 08

Warming Winter Soups

GRANDMA NOT THERE TO MAKE YOU a nice bowl of hot soup when the temperature drops? Make your own!  Soup is one of the most forgiving dishes to make, and if you double the recipe, you’ll have lotsa bowls of love to give away to neighbors and friends who will really appreciate it this time of year.  Easy, inexpensive and a family favorite.  Hopefully you saved...

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“Down Home” Hash Brown Casserole

Sep 22

“Down Home” Hash Brown Casserole

SOMETIMES HEALTHY IS OVERRATED! For a real crowd pleaser, this cheesy hash-brown recipe fits the bill.  It’s perfect for your next Saturday Salon as it can be made ahead and like all casseroles, feeds appetites large and small. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Combine 1 c sour cream, 3 c sharp cheddar cheese, 1 2-lb bag frozen hash browns, 1 c finely chopped yellow...

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Grilled Chicken Adobo

Jul 24

Grilled Chicken Adobo

TANGY, DELICIOUS AND QUICK, Grilled Chicken Adobo also rates for being gluten-free and Almost-Paleo, if you use Tamari soy sauce (even the regular grocery stores carry it now).  I think Kikkoman also makes a g.f. soy sauce. Easy to make, inexpensive, and won’t heat up your kitchen on a hot afternoon.   Ingredients chicken legs/thighs w/skin (organic,...

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Johnna’s Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

Jul 22

Johnna’s Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

TRY A COOL TWIST ON A TRADITIONAL FAVORITE with Johnna’s Cilantro Lime Coleslaw.  She served it with pulled pork, but it goes with anything your Saturday Salon guests bring to the potluck before the Talking Stick gets passed around.  Perfect, refreshing side dish for summer BBQs and Sunday dinners.  It’s now a favorite at our house! Johnna’s...

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