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A Taste of Winter

Beans, the Wonderful Fruit

Without beans where would Jack be? Though there are no magic beans outside of fairytales, they can seem to magically stretch your food dollars.

"Oh, beans," you may say. "They take too long to cook, and then...well...YOU know. Plus they're boring. How many times can you eat chili?"

Balderdash. Beans take hardly any time to cook if you know a couple of tricks (and if you don't use beans that have sat on your shelf for the last five years). There are hundreds if not thousands of things you can do with them. They're so versatile you can make everything from appetizers to dessert with them--yes, dessert! But we're getting ahead of ourselves.

All Winter Articles Alphabetically

Gorgeous gruel, magnificent mush, stunning stirabout--it's all great winter food
Simple, yummy, fun to make with kids
The more you eat, the better you--and your wallet--feel!
...on a pennypincher's budget!
This week's tips: Stay warm!
Honest, they'll survive the cold!
Stay cozy this winter and save money
A bouquet of books for winter daydreams
Looking back to look forward
Take depression seriously--it can kill you
On resolutions, goals, calendars and other topics of organizational interests
You don't have to toss them out with the tree
Using the changing of the seasons
Young children really can enjoy one!
Two recipes for seasonal dishes