Recipe: Summer Veggie & Farro Salad with Citrus Parmesan Dressing

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The past three weeks or so have been an absolute roller coaster ride of happenings and emotions for me. Between the insane work issues, the crazy peeping jerk, the unexpected return of an ex-boyfriend, getting the book ready, and learning that my poor…

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Recipe: Gnocchi in Heirloom Tomato Sauce

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I am made of cravings and I refuse to let the next 5 days of no working stove stand in the way of them. I’ve been seriously craving a good chunky, garlicky tomato sauce lately. I think the memory of the tomato relish that was on top of my dish…

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Recipe: Grilled Steak, Pepper & Asparagus Wraps

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So this is a rather embarrassing and I’m trusting you all not to stop reading my blog because of this, but in the interest of being brutally honest about how hard it is for me to make ends meet, and to prove that no matter how difficult the circumstances…

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Recipe: Herbed Chicken Crepes with Fresh Rosemary Cream Sauce

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You find the strangest things at light rail stations sometimes. There are times when you may see toy cars that have been carjacked for parts; other times you find fresh rosemary growing next to some uninteresting plants. I was pleased to discover the…

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Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter, everyone! I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday spent with family & friends, as well as the obligatory tasty Easter food. As many of you know, I’ve kinda been away from my kitchen for awhile due to a grueling rehearsal & performance…

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Review: McCormick & Schmick’s – Sacramento, CA

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Tip #6 – Buy what you need, but read carefully!

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Not all of us are in the same financial situation – some folks have a family with dual incomes; some have a family but because of the many job losses out there, they are trying to adjust to living on one income; others, like me, live alone and…

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Become a fan of PGEW on Facebook!

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Just a quick note to let you all know that PGEW now has a Facebook page! Took me awhile to figure it all out and I’m still settling in, but at least it’s up. It’s just another way you can stay connected to your favorite frugal food site.

Become…

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Recipe: Sweet & Fruity White Wine Sangria

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Those of you who know me well know that I love my wine. However, I am definitely not a wine snob. I probably could be if I had a larger income, but I still don’t see myself looking down upon others who can’t afford $78 bottles of wine. I’m not completely…

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Recipe: Orange-Scented Quinoa with Spiced Carrots

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I’m the lucky recipient of all sorts of fun kitchen gadgets thanks to my awesome mom. Last weekend when she was up on a short visit, she gave me this supercool little dicer/mincer and we tested it out on some fresh carrots. When I saw the end result of…

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What’s In Store for April

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I can’t believe April is already here! This year seems to be flying by even faster than the last, but I can’t complain because at least spring is here. Though we have a few showers in our forecast, it’s still gorgeous these days. As much as I love…

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