Leftover Turkey Ideas

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.

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

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 […]

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

These pumpkin cheesecake bars are super easy to make due to using a boxed pound cake mix. They take about 10 minutes to prep, 30 minutes to bake and taste so good.

Shrimp & Cheesy Grits – Delicious, Cooks in 15 Minutes, $2.75 Per Person

I recently sampled a delicious shrimp and grits dish that was to die for at The OceanaireĀ in Denver. Jumbo shrimp in creamy, cheesy grits (as an appetizer) for $15. I knew that I probably couldn’t duplicate the meal for a family of 4 for $10 but with a couple of great sale prices, I was […]

Talking Turkey….What Kind, How Much, How To & More….

Ever wonder what the turkey labels really mean? And is fresh better than frozen? Organic healthier than not? Should you spend the extra dollar amount on a natural turkey?

4 Ingredient Super Easy (What I Make EVERY Year) Cranberry Relish

Out of all the ones I’ve tried, this cranberry relish from Tyler Florence is hands down, the best.

Homemade Soft Pretzels – At About 33 Cents Each

I have always wanted to try making homemade pretzels or pretzel buns but was always overwhelmed just reading various recipes. The recipes looked so complicated I just didn’t want to put in the effort and it’s not like I eat them all the time so I kind of just forgot about it. But in the […]

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!

Bacon Wrapped Appetizers…

I try to cook healthy but sometimes, well, let’s just say these appetizers aren’t the healthiest foods I’ve ever made but boy are they good! And the way I look at it, an occasional “splurge” not only tastes good, but satisfies my craving for something decadent. What I like about these appetizers is that once […]

Butternut Squash Ravioli With Browned Butter And Sage – $10 or Less Meal for 4

This ravioli looks like a dish you’d get at a nice restaurant and pay a lot of money for. It’s surprisingly easy and so delicious! I have seen a lotĀ of recipes for ravioli dishes that looked good but were either complicated or expensive…which this isn’t. I found this recipe in my new book, “Freakin’ Fabulous […]