Nacho Cheese Ball….A Perfect Party Appetizer


This is easy to prepare, it does take about 2 hours to chill, and it cost me approximately $6.50 (none of the items I bought were on sale this week so if you catch a sale on cheese, it will be less expensive.) I had used bell pepper earlier in the week so I just kept the pepper stem for this recipe. This is a big cheese ball, very rich and a little goes a long way….it should easily feed about 20 people (as an appetizer).

Frittata With Spinach, Roasted Red Peppers and Swiss….$10 or Less Meal


I had never made a frittata before and now that I know how easy it is, this will become a staple in our home for a quick, easy and inexpensive meal. You can of course substitute any vegetables or cheese you have on hand to use up leftovers. We completed the meal with twice cooked potatoes with fresh herbs and sausage….all for approximately $5.28….that’s less than $1.50 per person! You could make this for breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch.

Real Meatballs & Spaghetti….Simply the BEST Meatballs and Sauce I’ve Ever Had! (Company Worthy & Fairly Inexpensive)


Would you pay thousands of dollars for spaghetti? You would if you ate at the restaurant whose dish this recipe is based on!

Scary Apple Mouths


So who doesn’t like apples and peanut butter…add some sliced almonds and you have a great snack with protein. These are “scary” apple mouths that the kids (and adults) will enjoy!

An Apple A Day…(Healthy, Cheap & Delicious)

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We’ve all heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and they really can help keep you healthy. Sold year-round, they are usually better and cheaper in the fall. One of the most popular and favorite of fruits, apples are packed with rich phytonutrients and anti-oxidants for optimal health. Apples are low […]

Spooky Eggs & How To Make The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg


I make deviled eggs for any and every get-together we have. They are inexpensive and easy to make and you can add different ingredients to change things up.

Chili Con Carne in a Bread Bowl….$10.00 or Less Meal


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.

Uses For Virgin Coconut Oil

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Just as with olive oil and castor oil, coconut oil is a product that has multiple health and beauty uses that doesn’t cost a lot of money. Virgin coconut oil can be used on your hair, skin, and even as a weight-loss supplement. As long as the oil has been cold pressed and has no […]

Eggplant Parmesan & Angel Hair Pasta – $10 or Less 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.

Cauliflower Pizza? … (And More Delicious Cauliflower Recipes)

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I am a huge fan of cauliflower. I knew that it was low in calories but because it’s white, I assumed it didn’t have that much nutritional value. Boy, was I wrong! Not only is it low in calories, it’s full of vitamins and minerals. If you like cauliflower, you’re going to love some of […]