Category Archives: frugal living

Surviving the Work Week

Not everyone’s Monday is actually on Monday. But regardless of what day your week actually starts, it’s highly likely that it’s not a smooth transition from your day off to your day on. This low point of our week, when … Continue reading

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Recipe: Thai Stir Fry Steak Salad

I love Thai food, at least my Polish American version of it. A real Thai person, cooking real Thai food, would probably be horrified, but my family tells me that what they taste from my kitchen shares flavors with what … Continue reading

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Shades of Turquoise — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Shades of Turquoise, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: It was not a dark and stormy night, but rather a brisk October afternoon in Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains when Steve, son Jordan, and two … Continue reading

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Along the Salmon River: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Along the Salmon River, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve: The Pacific Northwest is filled with hidden areas. Years ago, homesteaders with dreams, aspirations, and the willingness to work hard, settled in canyons, along … Continue reading

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Field of Dreams — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Field of Dreams, from Start Your Week with Steve of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Where we live, in the banana belt of Southeastern Washington, spring is here. A time of change and transition, spring gives us sunlight and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Save Money Pork Stew

Theoretically, stew is supposed to be a cheap meal, because it’s a conglomeration of inexpensive ingredients — namely vegetables — with a little bit of meat. The idea is to stretch out that little bit of meat to feed more … Continue reading

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Recipe: Cream Cheese and Raspberry Coffeecake

The “real” name for this recipe, “real” meaning what I call it, is a Christ-Child Coffee Cake, because it looks like a swaddled baby.  But, since some people might find the concept dreadful, or they’ll  wonder what Jesus and cream … Continue reading

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Recipe: Hot Chocolate — the Real Thing, Not the Powder

Those of us who grew up in the 1970s know that it was not an era of of high taste — be it in food, fashion, or home decor. The latter brought us avocado green appliances and brown and orange … Continue reading

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Recipe: Lentil Soup

Years ago, I took my two oldest daughters, who were then little people, to a Shoppe for a proper tea party. Five minutes with the menu convinced me that we would need to be creative if we were going to … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pancakes

Pancakes are pretty much the fastest food on the planet to make — and that’s without a mix. If you’ve got the basics in your kitchen — flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, oil, eggs — you can whip together a … Continue reading

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