I got this recipe from my friend Sarah, who admittedly, is not the most enthusiastic cook. Before Sarah was married and had children, her typical dinners consisted of a bowl of cereal or a pan of Tuna Helper. Sarah and her husband take turns cooking dinner and believe me, when her turn comes, she’s racking […]
Perfect for Valentine’s Day! This meal is hearty yet we lightened up some of the ingredients so it’s not as heavy in fat. This meal takes about 25 minutes and cost about $16.oo for 2 servings.
During the summer I cook with fresh herbs almost daily, using my own from the garden. It’s one of my favorite things about summertime and cooking. There was a time I could keep fresh herbs growing in the kitchen during the winter months but we have a cat who likes to eat and dig them […]
Chicken wings, potato skins, pigs in a blanket and tortilla roll-ups….these are basic (and easy) appetizers that you can customize to fit your budget, taste, and time.
Buffalo chicken dip has been a hugely popular recipe to serve on Super Bowl Sunday for several years now. You get the great flavor of chicken wings without the mess and if you serve it with healthy options like celery and carrots, you might not feel quite so “guilty.” Last year I made and shared […]
Having friends and family over for Super Bowl Sunday can be fun but expensive. If you’ve got guests coming and still need to pick up items, here’s a few easy ways to save money….. 1. Make Your Own Party Trays – Party trays are convenient to pick up but can cost up to twice […]
I found this recipe in the December/January issue of Fine Cooking and thought it sounded good and would make for a great snack to serve on football watching days. (Or anytime actually.) This recipe uses “regular” popcorn, you know, the kind you cook on the stove versus in the microwave. I hadn’t made popcorn this […]
This recipe does take 3 hours to slow cook so you’d probably want to make it on the weekend, if you work out of the home. This makes a delicious meal for dinner, brunch or even breakfast! We all tasted this and everyone agreed it’s wonderful.
According to National Geographic, the typical American family of 4, throws away an average of $1,484 worth of food every year. Oh my gosh! I have a few things I could use that money for during the year instead of just tossing it, don’t you? As much as I try to plan our meals, I found that […]
Brined Crispy Juicy Chicken Prep Time: 5 minutes Brine Time: 4-8 hours Cook Time: 1-1 1/2 hours Serves: 4 Cost: approx. $6.00 Brining the chicken makes it juicy. There are several ways to brine, and I do it the easiest way: with cold water and salt. The skin of the chicken blackens as the syrup/butter […]
I love this bacon-wrapped chicken recipe because it’s super flexible as far as some of the ingredients go, making it easy to keep the price down, depending on what’s on sale. You could serve this chicken as is, perhaps with a bit of butter drizzled over it or even your own white wine sauce but […]
I recently had someone write in, asking for an easy and inexpensive Chicken & Dumplings recipe that used ready-made ingredients. She wrote, “I want to recreate some of the meals I remember my mom making, like a big pot of chicken and dumplings, but with two children and working full-time, I don’t have time or the energy […]
Here’s 10 of the best foods that work with your body for a natural detox, which just might make you feel better and help your body function better.
It’s a tradition in the South to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. I’m a Yankee by birth but grew up in the South and this is just what we ate every year for good luck. There’s a lot of different explanations as to why black-eyed peas are considered lucky…
These crackers are seriously good and very hard to not keep eating once you start! These would make easy gifts during the holidays.
Whether you want to make goodies to give or have on hand, these recipes are fairly quick, inexpensive and they all taste delicious (I personally sampled each and every recipe, all in the name of research).
I found this delicious recipe on a friend’s FB page and the tacos looked so good but easy and inexpensive, I just had to try making them. And they were even better than I thought they would be. Becky Hardin, from The Cookie Rookie, is the author of this recipe and she uses Old El Paso […]
I think homemade goodies make great gifts and all of these are easy to make and inexpensive….and most important, delicious! After each recipe I’ve shown an inexpensive example of how to wrap it.
Ragu is a class of Italian pasta sauces made with at least one kind of meat, veggies and occasionally tomatoes. Simmered for hours until the meat is tender, the end result is a rich and savory sauce that will stick-to-your-ribs…perfect for a cold winter night dinner. I found this recipe in my Rachael Ray every […]
Here’s a few simple and easy ideas of how you can use it up and not waste any of your bird. And if you have time, why not spend a couple of hours creating a few dishes to freeze for later….will save you time and money in the long run.