What To Do With That Leftover Halloween Candy


No matter how many trick-or-treaters we have come to the door, we always have leftover candy. And if I don’t do something with it, other than just leaving it in the cabinet, I’ll end up eating every single piece. You can easily turn the candy into other types of treats, use it for other occasions or even donate it….here’s a few ideas.

Apple-Pumpkin Brown Betty…..So Easy Even I Can Make It!


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.

Spicy Ritz Crackers…Perfect for Snacking, Gift-Giving, and Appetizer Platters (And Cheap To Make)


These crackers are seriously good and very hard to not keep eating once you start! These would make easy gifts during the holidays.

Curried Pumpkin Soup & Creamy Apple and Pecan Stuffed Pitas….$10 or Less Meal


This meal not only sounds like an autumn meal, it tastes like one. And pairing a hearty soup and flavorful salad makes for a healthy, no-fuss meal….perfect for this time of year. The creamy apple and pecan recipe can be stuffed in pitas or simply served as a salad. If you like, you could add […]

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.