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Barry’s Favorite Stacy Makes Cents Recipes: A Selection

Barry’s Favorite Stacy Makes Cents Recipes: A Selection

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You’ve been asking me for a list of my favorite recipes.  Why?  Because apparently you know that in addition to the role of contributor, husband, web developer, crisis manager, bookkeeper and defender, I also am blessed to be the official Stacy Makes Cents taste tester.  It is one of my most difficult assignments, having to sample everything that comes out of Stacy’s kitchen.  You may think I’m being sarcastic here, but you can only imagine how difficult it is to maintain a girlish waistline when presented with some new delicacy almost daily.  I have a real challenge on my hands!

All kidding aside, when we asked in a survey late last year what you’d like to see from me, several of you wanted to know my favorites.  Many of you admitted it is because you want to make these for your man, but I suspect it is because each of you want to make these for me and present them as a tribute for my expert taste buds to judge the quality of your ingredients and the skill with which you combined them to a final product.

No matter the reason, you asked.  So here you go.  I went through the various archives of Stacy’s recipes and picked out my 35 favorites.  I skipped all those that require you to buy a book or subscribe to something…although you should definitely consider picking up a copy of one of Stacy’s cookboks since one of my TRUE FAVORITE OF ALL TIME recipes is in one of them (Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake, anyone?).

So without further ado, if you have me over to eat at your place, I’d be satisfied with any or all of the following:


Main Courses

 Side Dishes



Those are my 35 favorites…what are YOURS?

*This post is linked at Random Recipe Roundup at My Mixing Spoon, at Recipe Sharing Monday at Jam Hands, at Marvelous Mondays at This Gal Cooks, at Melt in Your Mouth Monday at Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, at A Round Tuit at Creating My Way to Success, at Mouthwatering Mondays at A Southern Fairy Tale, at Tuesday’s Table at Love in the Kitchen, at Tasty Tuesdays at Anyonita Nibbles, at Share It Link Party at The Winthrop Chronicles, at Hearth and Soul Blog Hop at Premeditated Leftovers, at Show Me What You Got at Our Delightful Home, at In and Out of the Kitchen at Feeding Big, at Fat Tuesday at Real Food Forager, at Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop, at Gluten Free Wednesday at Gluten Free Homemaker, at Fresh Foods Wednesday at She Eats, at Cast Party Wednesday at Lady Behind the Curtain, at Allergy Free Wednesdays at Whole New Mom, at Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, at The Party Bunch at Thirty Handmade Days, at Foodtastic Friday at Not Your Ordinary Recipes, at Gluten Free Fridays at Vegetarian Mamma, at Simple Meals Friday at Nourishing Simplicity, at Weekend Potluck at Sunflower Supper Club, at Friday Frenzy at Mostly Food and Crafts, at Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm, at Foodie Friday at Simple Living Eating, at That’s Fresh Friday at Fabulous Mom Blog.

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About Barry

Barry is the husband half of the Stacy Makes Cents team, responsible for all the marketing, website development, sanity management and taste testing. Barry writes about personal finance issues, helping people get out of debt, live on a budget and make the most of every cent that comes into their hands. He is the author of From Debtor to Better: The Details of Debt and How to Get Out! and writes periodically on his own site, Debtor to Better.


  1. Gotta love the looong list of desserts chosen!!! hee hee

  2. Hey Barry, Why are there more dessert listed than anything? LOL. I had to notice that not that I am complaining! Thanks!

    • While I love my main courses, most desserts out there are WAY too sweet or WAY too heavy on the calories. My bride has done a fantastic job of giving me desserts that ROCK without making me feel too guilty about eating them. Oh yeah, and I LOVE DESSERT. ;0)

  3. Great group of recipes! The Doughnut Scones sound especially good. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next time.

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