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The Economic Cook: do-it-yourself Valentine’s Day dinner for two for less than $11

Valentine’s Day for me usually equals me eating out on my own dime, but my weekly grocery budget is not allowing it this year. Fortunately one of my favorite dishes is inexpensive to make at home. Spaghetti is the perfect Valentine’s Day dish. Who can forget that iconic kiss in Disney’s “The Lady and the Tramp” over a plate of spaghetti and meatballs? Frankly I like a little spice in my romance, so this holiday, I will be making a spicy spaghetti inspired by one of my favorite Thai restaurants in Birmingham, Alabama.
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The Economic Cook: a ‘super food’ dinner for under $8

Last week's grocery shopping left me with a bunch of kale that I wasn’t interested in chopping into a huge salad. For this week's grocery plan, I decided to search for other "super foods" to pair with my leftover kale. Foods are classified as "super" when they provide a high amount of a daily recommended nutrient and have health benefits.
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