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The Thrifty Jewell

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This rice dish has amazing flavor and would be delicious with any main dish meat. It is an instant pot recipe and cooks up super quick! This serves 4-6 people and can easily be doubled. Ingredients: 2 C Rice (I used Jasmine, so fragrant) 2-1/4 C Water or Broth 1/2 Diced Onion 1 T Minced …

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This is a great dinner! You can make it ahead of time and put it in the fridge to bake later. This would be a great giving meal for someone who just had a baby or surgery. You could throw in some tortillas and you’re good to go! Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts cut into cubes …

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My Dog, Saphira, has food allergies. She is a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and it is pretty common for Wheatens to have allergies. We know she is allergic to chicken and possibly beef. Her veterinarian recommended venison, bison or salmon for her diet. She does very well on venison and sweet potato dog food. It’s …

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I am a huge coffee lover! This is by far the best way to make a perfect, delicious cup of coffee, it tastes so rich and smooth. Here’s my take on it: First, use whole beans. They make a huge difference in the flavor. The coffee tastes so fresh! I love the taste of Peet’s, …

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It is Walleye Season in Michigan. Fishermen come from all over to fish for some of the best. We have caught many Walleye in the Detroit River and Lake Erie. Here is a picture of my husband and one of the Walleye he caught. Good times! Here is my fish recipe. It is great for …

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Have you ever tried a project that you seen online and it looked really good and you tried it and didn’t work out for you like it did for them? Well this is one of those projects. It was a fail at first but I made it work. I seen this rope bowl craft on …

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One of my favorite fruits is watermelon! I have it nearly everyday in the summer time. I like it plain, with a pinch of salt or with feta cheese and mint leaves cut up in a bowl, it is amazing. Another way I like it, especially on a very hot summer day is as a …

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One of my favorite summer dinners is Greek salad. We usually grill up some marinated chicken and slice it up and put it on top of this salad. I use chopped romaine lettuce and I like to spread it out on a platter. I top it with tomatoes, cucumbers, Greek olives, chickpeas, red onions, mild …

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We have a small deep chest freezer. I really wish I would have thought it through better and bought an upright…but this is what I have so I came up with a solution to see everything that’s inside. It takes a little shuffling but it works so much better then this… Here everything is in …

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