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

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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 […]

Hazelnut-Chocolate Truffles….Great for Gifts, Parties, or Yourself


I make chocolate truffles every year for gift-giving to neighbors, friends, and family. I eat a lot of them myself too. I try out different recipes each year and this is my newest one to try (I made them for Thanksgiving), and they are delicious.

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 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.

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.

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?

Tarragon-Stuffed Chicken, Brandy Gravy, Spaghetti Squash and Broccoli – $10 or Less Meal


This is delicious, moist and the tarragon smells so good while the chicken is cooking. If you don’t need or want a big turkey for Thanksgiving, this would be perfect for a smaller, more intimate meal.

Homemade Soft Pretzels – At About 33 Cents Each

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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 […]

“Not For Company” Crock Pot Chicken – $10 or Less Meal

"Not For Company" Crock Pot Chicken - $10 or Less Meal - 719woman.com

I got this recipe from my friend Sarah, who admittedly, is not the most enthusiastic cook. Before Sarah was married and had children, her typical dinners consisted of a bowl of cereal or a pan of Tuna Helper. Sarah and her husband take turns cooking dinner and believe me, when her turn comes, she’s racking […]

Spaghetti alla Carbonara


This Tyler Florence recipe works perfectly as a meal for $10 or less! I have always been scared of making Spaghetti Carbonara because of the raw egg, but it turns out: it’s easy and totally safe! So come watch my step-by-step video and enjoy this delicious recipe.