I love all kinds of pie, but those pastries have a ton of food in them.
That can be a problem when everyone has had two or three slices and they don’t want any more. In my house, we struggle to finish dessert pies, specifically fruit ones.
Betty Crocker gave me the answer!
I'm from the Northwest, and when I married a Southerner, I learned that not all of the United States is the same. At all.
The biggest surprise to me was the cuisine. My husband introduced me to a whole world of foods I knew nothing about.
It’s not easy for a new food blog like mine to stand out from the plethora of blogs on the internet. It occurred to me that if I really wanted to teach families how to use all their food and eliminate waste, I needed to do something unique to get traffic to my site. Maybe I’d come up with my own recipe.
Then I remembered: The Falling in Love Pie.
When my husband and I were newlyweds, I loved the movie Waitress. The main character, Jenna, creates pies based on her emotions and experiences. Example: I Hate My Husband Pie and I Don’t Want Earl’s Baby Pie, aka “Bad Baby Pie.” (I made Bad Baby Pie once. It was yummy.)
A friend begs Jenna to make her "magic" Falling-in-Love Pie. While the movie describes how she makes every other pie, it didn’t explain how she made that one. It was early enough in my marriage that the feeling of falling in love was still fresh in my mind, so I decided to come up with my own version.
(At the end of this article is an extremely healthy, easy, and delicious recipe for a pasta dish jam packed with vegetables.)
Okay, so sure, I want the prize money for the contest I'm about to tell you about -- it would almost completely cover the cost of grad school -- but let's put a pin in that for a sec and talk about how helping me win would be a great thing for everyone else, too.
Home and Family is hosting a contest for the Best Home Cook. I think the fact that I never waste food makes me a unique and memorable candidate, so I made a video about a vegetable pasta sauce made from the random vegetables that happened to be in my fridge today.
The winner will fly to Los Angeles and actually be on the Home and Family show. Yeah. THAT'S pretty cool. All I need are enough likes, shares, and comments on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for my healthy vegetable pasta video to get the judges' attention. Community involvement is huge.
All I need...is you.
Brace yourself for the best way to use leftover french fries... and possibly my new favorite breakfast!
One of my readers contacted me to say he had leftovers after a dinner of cheddar wurst hot dogs and tater rounds, so he "put an egg on it" and converted them into breakfast. He placed the taters and diced sausages in muffin tins, cracked an egg over each, and baked until the eggs were set.
In my last post, I talked about why I made my own baby food, one of the reasons being that there's zero waste because the food is yummy enough for me to eat if baby doesn't finish it. In this post, I’ll talk about how I made it and stored it.
First, storage: when my baby was really young and only ate 2 oz at a time, I’d store the baby food in tiny Tupperware containers and put them in the freezer. You can also use ice cube trays. Before bed, I’d try to put in the fridge approximately what the baby would eat the next day.
This recipe would be a fun Easter tradition!
Lots of recipes call for only one or two carrots â chicken pot pie, chicken noodle soup, casseroles â but stores donât let you buy only one carrot, do they? Most grocery stores sell 1lb, 2lb, 5lb, and 10lb bags.
I used to only cook with baby carrots for that very reason. I figured we could snack on whatever we didnât cook, since weâre all too spoiled to snack on regular carrots. But baby carrots cost more, and they can still go bad if you donât snack on them.
âWeâve all looked through our fridge and found that take-out box of rice from a month ago that no one wanted â where the rice is so rock-hard, you could use it to kill a mouse.
If your rice has reached a state of fossilization, donât worry; thereâs still hope! You can make congee.
You probably think that at some point, I’m going to say to use old bananas to make banana bread. That’s what everyone says: “Those bananas are going bad. Oh well, I’ll just make banana bread.”
Well, I’m not going to tell you that. Don’t get me wrong; I like banana bread, it’s just that this blog is about using up food to reduce waste, not making more food that needs to be eaten.
The title of this post is not overly-exaggerated click bait. This recipe will seriously only take ten minutes of your time – in fact, it’s the easiest recipe I use.
Of course, it takes 3-8 hours afterwards to cook.
It seems to me that the longer something takes to cook, the easier it is to make. If you plan ahead an hour or two – or eight – quite often all you have to do is toss ingredients together and put them in the oven or crockpot.