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10 hacks for slashing the cost of holiday meals

In Episode #55, we tell you how to put out a beautiful spread without breaking the bank! Our tips include recommendations on what to DIY instead of buy and how to save big on booze. Plus, we share our favorite recipe sites where you can plug in on-sale ingredients and create delicious dishes! Special thanks to our friend Chadwick Boyd, who shared his best biscuit recipe with us. Plus, as promised, Mandy's Green Goddess Dressing recipe is below.

In this episode we also cover:

  • The Secret Sister scam. Watch out this holiday season!

  • How to wring the biggest payout from your auto insurer after an accident.

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Green Goddess Dressing

1 1/2 C cucumber, seeds removed and chopped

2/3 C Nasoya or regular mayonnaise

1/3 C onions, minced

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 C fresh dill, chopped

1/4 C fresh parsley, chopped

1 1/2 T Dijon mustard

1 1/2 T soy sauce

1/3 C lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a blender for 3 minutes or until smooth.

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