Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by Leah Damron
Okay, not to scare you off with more of the “T” word – we’re talking ground turkey here, and it doesn’t taste a thing in the world like Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, these little meatballs are so tasty, I wish I had made a double batch and stashed them away in the freezer. They’d be perfect stuffed in toasted rolls for subs, or tossed onto an impromptu pizza, or simply served over the obvious spaghetti. Maybe if you make this, you’ll have better forethought than I had. Double up on the meatballs, you won’t be sorry.
I hesitate to call this meal a casserole because of the bad rap such dishes get. I’ll just say it’s cozy, family friendly comfort food served up in one gooey, cheesy pan; I highly recommend it for picky toddlers, t’weens and teens.
Actually, I’d recommend it to anyone who’s just plain hungry.
Have a great week.
Blogs, Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | December 3rd, 2013
Posted on November 27th, 2013 by Leah Damron
If you’re a regular reader here at F-cubed, you’ll probably recognize this recipe from a couple of months ago. I thought I would put it out there again because a) it’s super yummy; b) lots of its ingredients are on sale; c) you might have a decent pile of turkey meat stockpiled after Thursday, and this is the perfect use for it. Tune in later in the week for three more recipes that will also make great use of your leftover bird.
Happy Thanksgiving. : )
Blogs, Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | November 27th, 2013
Posted on November 7th, 2013 by Leah Damron
Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of Enjoy Sendik’s All Week, where today I’m sharing a slow cooker recipe for Loaded Baked Potato Soup. I figure people are busy and could use an addition to their crock pot repertoire. Personally, I don’t have time to make dinner, as I’m spending the afternoon writing meaningful, heartfelt get well Read more
Blogs, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | November 7th, 2013
Posted on September 25th, 2013 by Leah Damron
Sometimes the DamKids love what they order in a restaurant so much that they ask if I can duplicate the dish at home. Once in a while, I’m able to come close (this tortilla soup, for instance); other times (like when it comes to authentic Chinese food) … not so much. And I tell them simply that that’s why restaurants were invented in the first place.
Blogs, Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | September 25th, 2013
Posted on August 27th, 2013 by Leah Damron
Let’s all plan to stay away from heat generating devices this week. I don’t know about you, but I am far too delicate (as I snort) to stand near an oven, or tend home fires, charcoal fires, bonfires, or any other manner of flame throughout the duration of this little hot spell we’re having here. Let’s build a nice, cool sandwich and call it a day.
Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | August 27th, 2013
Posted on June 25th, 2013 by Leah Damron
No Thank You Boy returned yesterday from two weeks in China. While he was away I heard from him one (that’s ONE, as in a singular instance) time and when I did it was a one (again, ONE) sentence email in which he briefly stated that there were creepy crawlies in his hotel room but that he didn’t care because all of the Chinese girls thought he was Justin Bieber. Frankly, I don’t see the resemblance, but oh well … I had a laugh and so did he. Now he’s home and hungry for American food and (SURPRISE!) his mom’s home cooking. He said he missed milk, cheese (“I just really want some cheeeeeeeeeeeese, Mom”) and chocolate. So last night, I made these cheddar burgers in his honor.
Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | June 25th, 2013
Posted on April 16th, 2013 by Leah Damron
I’m still on my mini pizza kick. What better little obsession is there to have, really? I guess there’s always fitness. And diligent flossing. Or never skipping a healthy breakfast. All good and useful routines to develop and embrace, and each one is less expensive than the hardcore proclivities like designer shoe shopping, fancy French truffles or Beluga caviar. Pizza and fitness. They go hand in hand.
Blogs, Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | April 16th, 2013
Posted on March 5th, 2013 by Leah Damron
Flatbread pizza recipes have consumed me lately and as a consequence, I’ve consumed a lot of flatbread pizzas. I recently discovered lavash (I mean, I didn’t personally discover it. I found out about it is what I should’ve said) and I’ve been using it like crazy when it comes to entertaining and/or feeding friends. I’ve made about five different versions of these nifty little pizzas in the past few weeks and they’ve all gone over so well, I thought I’d share one of my favorites with you today.
Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | March 5th, 2013
Posted on January 29th, 2013 by Leah Damron
I got this idea from a friend who doesn’t really like to cook, so there’s not really a precise recipe here today — more like just a short list of good quality ingredients you gather up and layer together then roll tightly and bake and magically, this melty and delicious loaf of yumminess will appear in your oven 25 minutes later. Not bad for a weeknight, eh? Not bad for a homemade dinner compiled from a visit to Sendik’s deli. And not a bad idea at all to serve one or two of these babies while you’re watching the Super Bowl on Sunday night.
Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | January 29th, 2013
Posted on November 27th, 2012 by Leah Damron
I saw this recipe in Oprah Magazine last spring when I was killing time in the waiting room at the orthodontist’s office. Because I am a firm believer in leaving reading material intact for the next lady-in-waiting, I did not swipe the magazine or tear out the article and instead made a note in my phone to look it up again at a later date. Anyway, it’s taken me approximately seven months to try the recipe, but I promise you, it is a life-changing risotto making technique. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the old ‘stand and stir.’ The prep work here is minimal, the variations are endless (check it out; they offer four great versions) and you won’t have to babysit your pan, which will give you more time to shop online or update your Facebook status. : )
Blogs, Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | November 27th, 2012