Marble Biscotti Using Melt

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by Miranda, who does promotional services for Melt, and she sent me a couple of free samples. I first discovered Melt over at Dinners, Dishes and Desserts (Triple D if you're Guy Fieri) and was surprised it could be used in baking. Previously, I haven't had good luck baking with margarine, butter substitutes, or shortening instead of actual butter, and Melt baked perfectly for my Marbled Biscotti.

Taco Tuesday

Drop that seasoning packet! Nope, you're not going to need that anymore; save your ninety-nine cents.

Creamy Chicken Soup from Fresh and Fabulous

This soup was perfect timing for this week as Jen (my wife) and I have been fighting off some semblance of colds and sinus crap. There's nothing better than a nice hot bowl of soup to warm the soul and relieve those nasty body aches.

Beans n Rice; Rice n Beans

Jen and I have become recent fans of Dave Ramsey, and one of his popular expressions is going on a "beans n rice; rice n beans grocery budget." This is a great way to save about $10 a week on the grocery budget, or even more, weekly, once you've stocked the ingredients.

Bacon Meatball Subs from The Cilantropist

Continuing with a meatball theme this week...

Swedish Meatballs

It's been a long, long time since I've had a Swedish meatball. I think my grandmother made some as a side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas some 25 years ago. Considering I was only a kid at the time, they must had made some impact on me to remember loving them so much, so when I found this recipe in Food Network Magazine I had to give it a go.