Banana Nut Muffins…


These banana nut muffins are delicious and easy to make. Today on KKTV News 11, The Cliff House Pastry Chef, Angela Ippolito demonstrates that homemade can be not only delicious and easy, but economical too.

Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf, Twice Baked Potatoes & Corn – $10 or Less Meal


If you need a break from that holiday turkey, here’s an easy and inexpensive “comfort food” dinner that feeds a family of 4 for approximately $8.02.

Homemade Treats From The Kitchen Make Easy and Inexpensive Gifts To Give (Or Keep!)


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.

Just The Best Cookies

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This cookie recipe is one my mom used when baking holiday goodies. I ran across the hand-written recipe the other day, with all the spots of oil and other ingredients that had splattered on it over the years, and decided to make them for a few of our neighbors and friends. The ingredients are fairly common so […]

Chicken & Dumplings – $10 or Less Meal (30 Minutes, Super Easy & Delicious)

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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 […]

Spicy Sausage & Kale Stew with Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes – $10 or Less Meal

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This spicy sausage and kale stew is super easy, cooks in the crock pot, and most importantly, is rich and delicious. When my husband saw me putting the ingredients together he said it sounded “interesting,” but I could tell he was in no hurry to taste-test. Later I found him rummaging through the fridge and pantry, […]

Nine Fattening Foods of Winter….But They Are So Good!

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I know a lot of women, including myself, who typically gain weight during the cold winter months. There are parties, dinner celebrations, holiday meal, and treats tempting us. And then there’s those comfort foods a lot of us are cooking during this time of year when it feels good to have the oven going and the grill is covered with snow.

Tofu Smoothies…Curbs Hunger Pangs, Boosts Metabolism & Eases Hormonal Stress (And How It Stole 4 Hours of my Life)


I’m always looking for easy but nutritional breakfast ideas because I have a tendency to skip breakfast and sometimes lunch, which then causes me to pig out on bad foods because I’m so hungry. So when I saw an article in First magazine featuring silken tofu smoothies and the benefits of tofu, I figured I’d […]

Beef Stroganoff with Egg Noodles and Fresh Carrots with Ginger and Garlic ($10.00 or Less Meal)


I have no idea why I have never made beef stroganoff before the day we fimed this video. My grandmother made it, my mother made it, and it was always so good! Well, not only have I found the perfect stroganoff recipe, but it can feed a family of 4 for under $10, too!

4 Super Easy & Inexpensive Appetizers…From $2.00 & Up (Including 2 Vegan Recipes)

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I tried each of these recipes for the first time this year and they have already become some of my favorite “go-to” appetizers. These are perfect for holiday entertaining since they are quick, easy enough for even the most challenged cook and very inexpensive. There’s actually been a couple of times my husband and I […]