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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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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 3 days ago at The Cheap Gourmet
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Do you have a favorite recipe that you cook with your family and friends? If so, consider entering the KN Family Kitchen Sweepstakes for a chance to win the Ultimate Spa Giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a two night... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at The Cheap Gourmet
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
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
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
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
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
Sabrina, Bake these at 350 degrees. I hope you enjoy them!
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This recipe for chocolate balsamic glazed sirloin and potato onion bacon hash is certain to be a huge hit! While it tastes as though you spent hours preparing it, this gourmet meal takes less than an hour from start to finish. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at The Cheap Gourmet
Chocolate covered marshmallows on a stick are one of the easiest treats to make and almost everybody loves them. I prefer to use the giant-size marshmallows, but you can use regular or mini marshmallows. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at The Cheap Gourmet
Hi Caitlyn, These hold up pretty well during reheating. I think if you partially bake them the night before, wrap in foil, and reheat on a grill that they will be perfect. Please let us know how this method works so we can fine-tune if need be. Thanks so much and I hope you enjoy the bacon wrapped stuffing balls!
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Here is a simple rustic Italian chicken sandwich recipe that's affordable and easy to prepare. I purchase a loaf of freshly baked bread from our local bakery, which yields 4 good-sized sandwiches. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at The Cheap Gourmet
When The Better Chip asked me to review their new Spinach and Kale chips, I was hesitant. I love raw spinach and baked kale chips, but couldn't imagine combining these flavors into a tortilla chip. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2013 at The Cheap Gourmet
This Florida red royal shrimp scampi with linguini entree is a family favorite. Since these shrimp are only available a few weeks each year we stock up our freezer so we can enjoy it more often. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at The Cheap Gourmet