Watermelon Gazpacho – Refreshing, Easy, Vegan & Gluten-Free

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I’ve seen some good deals on watermelon lately and while I enjoy eating it simply sliced up, we have a hard time eating an entire watermelon with just two of us in the house. I recently saw a recipe for watermelon gazpacho on my friend JL’s Facebook page that she shared from veganmos.com that you can make […]

Coconut-Pretzel Crusted Shrimp with Orange Marmalade Horseradish Sauce & Tropical Rice – $10 or Less Meal For 4


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 […]

The Best Ever Barbecued Ribs…Easy & Fairly Inexpensive

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My husband and I had been wanting to cook ribs but they aren’t something I cook on a regular basis and I didn’t have a recipe on hand that I wanted to use. Then my husband found this recipe called “The Best Ever Barbecued Ribs,” from Bon Appetit magazine, and since it looked easy and […]

Veggies, Fruits & Herbs You Can “Re-Grow”

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Anytime I can save money on food, I’m all for it. I saw this really fabulous, easy-to-follow article from Wake Up World on how you can easily re-grow foods like onions, leeks, and even pineapple.

Barbecue Chicken, Corn Salad & Stuffed Potatoes – $10 or Less Meal


This would also make a great meal for your Labor Day cookout. To keep the costs down, we used chicken thighs and legs, which are actually juicier than the breast.

Zucchini…Some Great Recipes To Try, Two Personal Favorites…And How To Freeze


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….

Jambalaya and Fried Zucchini ($10 or Less Meal)


This jambalaya recipe is easy and versatile. If you don’t like the proteins I use, it’s simple enough to change it up to what you or your family likes. I used Hillshire Farm sausage (that I got on sale at Safeway on a $5.00 Friday deal) and shrimp that was on sale. You can easily substitute […]

Vegan, Vegetarian or Carnivore…Fabulous Burger Recipes You Can Try


I’m a meat-lover, I admit. I prefer making burgers at home versus fast-food ones, which I very rarely eat. For most of my life I only made beef burgers but over the past two years have begun experimenting with other, healthier ingredients (even though I still prefer my beef!) Just recently I made chicken burgers […]

Homemade Peach Pie with Homemade Piecrust…Easy, Delicious & Costs Abouts $8.00

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I’m a pretty decent cook if I do say so but desserts have never been something I was good at. And since I’m not a big dessert eater, I guess I just never really tried to master sweets. And I know that if I was baking up yummy dessert recipes on a regular basis, I’d […]

Homemade Lemonade…Refreshing, Easy & Inexpensive

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I’ve never been a huge fan of homemade lemonade, usually finding it overly sweet or too tart. The few times I have made it, the proportions were off and it tasted just ok, and not really worth the effort. But, the other day I saw a recipe in Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine (the August 2014 edition,) and […]