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Kathy Browning
South of Dysfunction, Florida
Freelance Writer by Day, Passionate Foodie by Night
Interests: cooking, baking, nature, parasailing, living life to the fullest., watching the sunset over the ocean, enviro-friendly living, enjoying a glass of wine and chocolate dessert with my friends, laughing until my sides hurt, writing blogging traveling
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The Cheap Gourmet was recently featured in the "Expert Interview Series" at CilantroCooks.com. We discussed ways to prepare affordably-priced, yet delicious meals, along with kitchen tools and equipment, favorite desserts and evening meals. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Our beach barbeque menu consists of jerk chicken kabobs, pineapple BBQ shrimp kabobs, multi-colored peppers pasta salad, baked beans, fresh veggie platter with Beau Monde dip, and grilled banana boat S'mores. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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I was recently invited to participate in a blog tour to promote Dawn Lerman's new book, My Fat Dad. I was excited because 1) I haven't read a book in longer than I care to admit; 2) I love reading memoirs of food and family; and 3) I love to cook and enjoy trying new recipes. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Posted Jun 21, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Posted Jun 8, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Growing up, my mom made ham and bean soup with cornbread on a weekly basis. She was the Queen of stretching a dollar, as she was a stay-at-home mom with 4 kids trying to feed 6 people on one income. She would prepare a bone-in ham for Sunday dinner and use the leftovers for grilled ham and cheese sandwiches and ham and bean soup. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Buttermilk cornbread has been one of my favorites since I was a kid. My mom used to make homemade ham and bean soup with a side of cornbread dripping in butter. I now add chopped jalapenos to give it an extra kick. And, sometimes I even toss in cooked bacon bits, which makes it even better! Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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My family refers to these red potatoes with bacon and gorgonzola as "crack" potatoes because they are so addicting! Better yet, they are easy to prepare and make the perfect side dish for just about anything. We enjoy them with hamburgers, steaks, pork chops, ribs, and even seafood. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Personally, I love sausage and beef hand pies because they contain an entire meal in flakey dough and can be consumed without utensils. These meat pies have become a favorite in our household. Give them a try and let us know what you think. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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When making the BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Onion Bombs from the previous post, you'll likely have some leftover meat. Here's a way to utilize leftover meatloaf and squeeze an extra meal out of it. Not only are these stuffed jalapenos perfect for a fast dinner, they also make fabulous appetizers. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Everything about these BBQ bacon wrapped meatloaf onion bombs is amazing and certain to please the carnivores in your family. Not only are they easy to prepare, they can be made in advance and frozen for those nights when you don't want to cook. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Need a fast, yet flavorful appetizer or meal? If so, you'll love these pepperoni and mozzarella pizza rolls. With only 4 ingredients and less than 30 minutes, you can enjoy ooey-gooey pizza rolls for a fraction of the cost of delivery pizza. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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After a few tries, I came up with what I refer to as 'Faux Pho'. While there's nothing fake about it, the process takes less than 30 minutes and the taste is pretty close to the restaurant at a fraction of the cost. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Looking for gifts for the hard-to-buy-for people on your list? Look no more! Clubs of America offers an assortment of monthly clubs that keep on giving long after the holidays have passed. Options include: Beer of the Month, Wine of the Month, Flowers, Fruit, Cigars, Coffee, Chocolate, Pizza and Mix Your Clubs, which allows you to choose a different club each month! Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at The Cheap Gourmet
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The slow roasted garlic chicken is the star of our Sunday dinner. I stuff the cavity with any leftover vegetables in the crisper. Most common selections include: one whole onion, two carrots, two celery stalks, and one lemon. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at The Cheap Gourmet
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The following Banana Bread recipe is not 100% organic; however, the only ingredients that are not include the cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at The Cheap Gourmet
Shari, There's no need to precook the bacon. Since it's a half slice and bakes for 20 minutes, the bacon will be crispy. However, if you like your bacon extra crispy, it won't hurt to precook it for 10 minutes or so.
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William, Yes you would cook the stuffing as usual, then add the bacon and bake in the oven. I hope you enjoy this recipe!
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Broasted fingerling potatoes are a great alternative to fried and take half the time of roasting. This easy to prepare recipe is ready in 30 minutes and is a great side dish with beef, chicken, seafood, or seasonal vegetables. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Posted Aug 27, 2014 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Tailgaiting Fingerling potato pockets are perfect for camping, cook-outs, and for a no-mess side dish at home. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Black Beans and Rice with Bacon and Andouille Sausage use Success Thai Jasmine rice. This dish is a fusion of Brazilian and Thai and offers a rich, robust flavor. It is very hardy and will likely become one of your most cherished comfort foods. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Roasted Fingerling potatoes in herbed olive oil is a great side dish with beef, chicken, seafood, and all types of vegetables. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at The Cheap Gourmet
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You are going to love these Chocolate Banana Changas. This easy-to-prepare dessert includes a banana smothered with chocolate chips, wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla, deep-fried and and slathered with pecans, caramel and chocolate sauce. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Not only is this Bacon, Gorgonzola and Scallion Waffle a great meal, it is also a great appetizer. Rather than serve it whole, cut into 8 slices and serve with warm maple syrup and confectioner's sugar. It's amazing! Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2014 at The Cheap Gourmet