This is really, really delicious and didn’t take much prep work. And oh my gosh, the house smelled so good as it baked. I think this would be fun to bake in the really small pumpkins too for individual sized portions…more work scooping all the pumpkins but fun for the family or company. I will make for our Thanksgiving dinner too.
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.
I love caramel apples and always buy a couple (I can’t keep too many goodies in the house at one time due to a lack of self-control) when they go on sale for $1.00 each. It has been many years since I tried making them myself so I decided to try my hand at it again and see how much it cost.
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.
Would you pay thousands of dollars for spaghetti? You would if you ate at the restaurant whose dish this recipe is based on!
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!
These homemade cheese ball bats are so easy to make and are a perfect appetizer for Halloween entertaining. I used my favorite cheese ball recipe for these but you can use your own recipe if you prefer. Because I make these when I entertain, I make a big batch which can feed up to 20 people […]
This minestrone soup is hearty without being heavy, cooks in 30 minutes, making it a perfect and filling weeknight meal.
I love having floral arrangements scattered throughout our house, especially when we entertain, but I don’t like the expense of them. Today Ashley and I show you how to make some quick, easy, and affordable arrangements using flowers from the grocery store mixed with items from my yard. All of the vases we use, including […]
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.
My husband and I were at a recent event where grilled peaches were served as the salad course. They were delicious. I’ve been grilling peaches for years as a dessert but never thought to turn them into a salad so the next time we grilled some, we put our own spin on a grilled peach salad. […]
Looking for a new cheese dip to serve during football season? Or something a little different for all the holiday gatherings coming up? Then this cheesy provolone dip just might be the ticket. This dish takes about 10 minutes from start to finish and is so ooey gooey delicious. Because of how provolone cheese melts, with […]
I’ve mentioned many times that even though I’m a fairly good cook, I’m not that great of a baker. So when I saw this article in the Huffington Post about making cakes with only two ingredients, I immediately went to the grocery store and bought what I needed to try a couple of them out. Two […]
I like cucumbers. During the summer I eat at least one cucumber a day, sometimes I’ll even eat two. They help me stay hydrated, are low in calories which makes them perfect for my mindless munching during the day, and they are inexpensive this time of year. I prefer buying mine at our local farmers […]
My point of this is that if you want fresh herbs, which are a heck of a lot cheaper if you grow them yourself instead of buying at the grocery store, you should shop for them sooner rather than later.
Some friends of ours gave us a huge zucchini from their garden (thanks Chris and Ruby) and I needed to use it before it went bad. My husband just so happened to be having a fantasy football draft here at the house with a bunch of other fantasy football “fanatics” so I decided to make them a couple of my favorite zucchini recipes. These are super easy and inexpensive….
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 […]