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Quick and Easy Cherry Coconut Fluff Dessert Recipe

My husband and I were invited to a summer cookout and volleyball extravaganza. Like all good Midwesterners, we automatically knew that includes bringing food for the potluck portion of the party. Unfortunately, earlier in the week due to a raging thunderstorm that took down power line followed by temperatures that shot up into the 90’s (F ) our electric company gave a huge chunk of the state the gift of multiday rolling blackouts early in the week. Fortunately, we got our electricity back in one of the first waves. Even though we didn’t lose any of our food in the freezer (I had the freezer packed with big reusable ice packs similar to these to get them ready for the party) the power outages made grocery shopping for fresh party food ingredients difficult. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I poked around my pantry and got a little creative. I made a quick and easy three ingredient cherry coconut fluff salad recipe that just so happens to also b

The Ten Best of Lazy Budget Chef in 2014

It’s time to say our good byes to 2014. Before we welcome 2015 and all of the bright shiny promise a new year brings, let’s take a look at the most popular Lazy Budget Chef posts of 2014.
best of Lazy Budget Chef 2014

1. 8 Painless Ways to Go Green and Save Money in the Kitchen – Eco friendly living doesn’t have to take gobs of money or time if you do it the lazy way!



2. How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Every Time – Another one of my lazy cooking hacks.


3. How to Render Ham Fat into Lard – One of my food experiments that worked!


4. 6 Hidden Grocery Budget Busters – I told you how I blew my grocery budget so you don’t have to.

5. The Best Homemade Taco Seasoning in the World! I haven’t bought premixed taco seasoning since I started making my own. It’s great on just about everything, including popcorn! Life. Changing.


6. Gourmet Potato Recipe – A favorite comfort food recipe from Husband’s grandmother. Yum!


7. How to Save Money on Groceries with a Pantry Challenge – All I really wanted to do was to get kitchen and cupboard space back after the holidays! I learned more about our shopping, eating, and storage habits than I planned.


8. 24 Ways to Make Camping and Cooking Easy and Awesome  This is how Husband and I eat as well in the woods camping in a tent as we do in our kitchen at home.


9. 20 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner – Pumpkin is an inexpensive ingredient that is tasty and a nutritional powerhouse especially if you eat it as intended – as a squash!


10. 22 Doctor Who Party Food and Beverages – A fun round up of food for your favorite Whovian to enjoy while watching the Doctor save the universe.

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