Roasted Carrot Soup…SO Good!

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When I think of delicious, creamy soups, carrot soup is not one that immediately comes to mind…until I made this. I found this Roasted Carrot Soup recipe in April’s issue of Good Housekeeping and thought it looked good and would be a reasonably priced soup, which it was. When I told my husband I was […]

Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring…Inexpensive ($4.00), Quick and Delicious


The entire house smelled fantastic as they baked up and I think I was actually drooling while I waited for the timer to go off. My only complaint is that they are so good, it’s hard to not overindulge.

Spicy Tomato-Poached Eggs With Kale & Pita – $10 or Less Meal


This recipe was in the April 2014 edition of EveryDay with Rachael Ray and it looked so different from my typical meals, I decided I had to try it. (If I could get it in at $10 or less, which happily I did.) This spicy tomato poached eggs, “shakshuka,” is a Middle Eastern dish which can be served for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner.

Spiced Pork Chops With Pineapple-Cilantro Rice – $10 Or Less Meal


The mix of paprika, cumin and cinnamon is SO good on these tropical chops. There’s a smoky yet sweet flavor, which I think would taste great with chicken or even fish too. This meal cooks in less than 30 minutes, cost $8.52 for a family of four (the price includes a side of steamed carrots), and is super easy to make. Perfect for a hectic weeknight.

How to Grow Vegetables in Pots-No Yard Required!

Just a few veggies and herbs I have growing in pots.

Almost any vegetable that grows in a backyard garden can be successfully grown in a container. So even if you are space-challenged, have limited physical mobility or have lots of deer roaming in your yard….you can have a garden!

Today on KKTV 11 News…Making Brioche Rolls at The Cliff House at Pikes Peak (Delicious, Easy & Cheap!)


These Brioche Rolls are another example of how you can take ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen (milk, sugar, eggs, flour, etc.) and creating something that tastes heavenly and will have your family asking for more. And believe me, if I can make these, anyone can!

Roasted Garlic Gnocchi With Brown Sage Butter, Pork Chops & Steamed Carrots – $10 Or Less Meal


A couple of weeks ago I learned how to make gnocchi from The Cliff House at Pikes Peak Executive Chef, Justin Boudouin. I couldn’t believe how easy AND cheap it was. We’re serving this with pan cooked pork chops that I simply cooked in a skillet with olive oil, salt and pepper. Carrots were also on sale so I’m steaming them in the microwave to round out the meal.

Spring Clean Your Fridge – Greenly and Cheaply


It’s that time of year when homes are getting spruced up and spring cleaned and here’s some tips on cleaning out your fridge in a green and cheap way.

Tuscan Chicken And Vegetables – $10 or Less Meal For A Family of 4


This is a one-pot wonder! By buying a whole chicken and cutting it up yourself, you’ll save a ton of money.

Over Easy…A (Local) Daytime Eatery – A “Regular” Person’s & Food “Snob’s” Opinion


My “food snob” husband and I (not a food snob) went down to check out the place everybody is talking about. So, was a 25 minute wait for breakfast worth it?