Cranberry Orange Nut bread

Freeze some cranberries in the fall and use them in this bread recipe all year long. Great anytime quick bread.

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Pork Leg Shank Crackling Roast

Pork leg shank roasts or sometimes called fresh picnic hams are usually very inexpensive to buy.  I found this nice 6 pound leg shank for $.99 per pound. For $6.00 I could get several meals from it.  Easter was coming and I didn’t have the room in my budget for an Easter ham. I actually…

Apricot Turkey With Bourbon and Pecans

  You are in for a treat.  The original recipe called for chicken breasts. I had some turkey fillet breast meat in the freezer and wanted to do something really nice with it. I was so appreciated to have been given the frozen meat in my food pantry box. Normally it is something I would…

Zucchini Nut and Raisin Bread

My income is small so I depend on the local food bank to help me get through the month with my expenses. It only is enough to supplement your food needs.  You still have to purchase food. I have noticed weight loss in a few of the regulars that I see so some must be…

New England Boiled Dinner (Corned Beef)

This is my family’s favorite spring meal.  Corned beef goes on sale just before St. Patrick’s Day.  I usually pick up a brisket right after that holiday on a quick sale.  It is an easy meal to make.  I like to make it on the stove top but you can make it in a crock…