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January 2008

Penne Pasta with Spicy Peppers Recipe

I'm a huge fan of penne pasta. I love the flavor and texture and find it to be one of the most versatile pastas on the market. Below is one of my all-time favorite Penne Pasta recipes. If desired, you can add grilled shrimp or chicken to this dish. I've also added thinly sliced strips of London Broil and chunks of Italian sausage. No matter what you add, it all tastes good! Read more →


Sweet and Sassy Crockpot Chicken Recipe

The following Sweet and Sassy Crockpot Chicken recipe is the most amazing dish I have ever tasted. The flavors are a cross between Bourbon Chicken and Sweet and Sour Chicken. This recipe is super easy to adapt. While it calls for a whole cut-up chicken, you can also use either bone-in or boneless chicken breasts, but will need to adjust the cooking time. Read more →


Delicious Living Magazine

I recently stumbled upon Delicious Living magazine and feel like a kid in a candy shop. I was introduced to Delicious Living many moons ago while working at a popular health food store. Our boss was incredibly creative and as soon as Delicious Living arrived on the counters, she would grab a copy so her chefs could get to work on creating something new. Read more →


The Dorm Room Diner Crockpot Recipes

Since we've been sharing Crockpot recipes this past week, I wanted to let you know about a place where you can get all the Crockpot recipes you could ever want. Over at Crock Recipe Pot, you'll find a phenomenal bargain -- 470 Crockpot recipes in digital format for less than $20. You can download them instantly and start cooking today! Read more →


Unusual Crockpot Recipe: Caramel Apples

My friend, Jo, shared an interesting Crockpot recipe with me the other day. It's really quite ingenious and I wish I would have thought of it a few months ago. You see, it's a Crockpot recipe for Caramel apples! I made four dozen caramel apples for Halloween. This technique could have saved me a LOT of time. Read more →


The Cheap Gourmet Hits the Big Time!

In September 2007, I wrote a post about The Cheap Gourmet Blog being syndicated by one of the industry-leaders, 1800Blogger.com. My association with FoodandWineBlog.net has been extremely rewarding. Not only have I obtained additional traffic and tremendous exposure via their network, I have also developed a wonderful business relationship with the founder and CEO, Ken Maciora. Read more →


Crockpot Beef Pot Roast with Burgundy Wine Gravy Recipe

It wasn't easy prying this recipe from mom. But, she's a passionate foodie and with a little persuasion from her favorite daughter (sorry Sis!) she agreed to share her divine recipe with The Cheap Gourmet readers. I am honored to share this tried-and-true Crockpot recipe with you and hope that you and your family enjoy it for years to come! Read more →


Vanishing Bees - Are We Pimping Bees into Extinction?

Once in awhile you run across a story that is so compelling you MUST share it with others. The Vanishing of the Bees is one such story and I hope you will take time to watch the trailer of this compelling video. You may or may not have heard about CCD - Colony Collapse Disorder. In a nutshell, honeybees are disappearing at an alarming rate, with as many as 85 percent of the bee population simply vanishing. Read more →