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 […]
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.
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 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 […]
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…
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 […]
This meal not only sounds like an autumn meal, it tastes like one. And pairing a hearty soup and flavorful salad makes for a healthy, no-fuss meal….perfect for this time of year. The creamy apple and pecan recipe can be stuffed in pitas or simply served as a salad. If you like, you could add […]
There’s nothing like a hot bowl of chili on a cold evening….I know a lot of people have their own favorite chili recipe they make, as I do, but I also like to try new recipes or create new versions based on what I have on hand. Some people prefer beanless chili while others prefer meatless…if you’re like me, I like both beans and meat in mine.
This minestrone soup is hearty without being heavy, cooks in 30 minutes, making it a perfect and filling weeknight meal.
I had never made eggplant Parmesan before and in fact, the last time I ate eggplant I didn’t like it. Well let me tell you, this is recipe so yummy I ate one entire (small) pan of it myself! Seriously.
These brats are super easy to make and perfect for fall weather. Cook them for a Oktoberfest celebration or a tailgating party.
I love today’s episode in which I show Ashley all the fabulous but cheap kitchen foods you can actually use as beauty products. Most of these items are probably in your kitchen already and when compared to what you’d pay for beauty products at the store, well, you can save a bundle. The products are […]
I love this recipe because it’s quick, easy, cheap, and oh so versatile. Prior to being diagnosed with celiac disease I made this with regular dried spaghetti or linguine and soy sauce. If you’re gluten sensitive you can easily substitute gluten-free pasta and soy sauce, which will raise the price a bit. The first time […]
When I tasted this meal, I felt like I should have a grass skirt and lei on…it’s tropical and perfect for a quick and inexpensive summer meal. The shrimp have a coconut pretzel crust that I serve with an orange marmalade dipping sauce. We jazzed up jasmine rice with pineapple and green onion, even though the jasmine rice […]
Corn is so plentiful this time of year, nice and fresh, and very cheap! You can use half-and-half or milk, depending on your tastes. I choose based on price because I think they both taste great. I’ve eaten a lot of different corn chowder in my life but I like this version for the summer […]
When the weather is nice, there’s nothing I like better than just being outdoors. And I especially like entertaining when the temperature is warm and the flowers are blooming which means we can dine outdoors, (and I don’t have to clean the house as much!) I recently hosted a ladies brunch where I used my […]
Homemade Pasta with Basic Pecan Pesto or Fresh Tomato Sauce (Who Knew It Was So Easy?)
This is a delicious recipe that’s quick, easy, inexpensive and full of flavor. Most of the grocery stores in our area have shrimp on sale at least once a month for $5 a pound, and when they do, I load up. I saw this recipe on the Food Network and it sounded very similar to […]
Beet greens? Yes, beet greens. One of my new favorite foods. And since you have the greens when you buy fresh beets, I consider them a free food. (I used to throw them away, not knowing you could eat them.) Along with the greens we’re cooking pork chops (on sale for $1.99 a pound at […]
I have been making Elote, a typical Mexican street food, which is grilled corn on the cob coated with mayo and spices, for years. We love it! In this recipe I deconstruct the corn on the cob recipe and make a salad instead. It is so good with fish, steak, pork, or chicken. I used […]