Uses For Virgin Coconut Oil

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Just as with olive oil and castor oil, coconut oil is a product that has multiple health and beauty uses that doesn’t cost a lot of money. Virgin coconut oil can be used on your hair, skin, and even as a weight-loss supplement. As long as the oil has been cold pressed and has no […]

Eggplant Parmesan & Angel Hair Pasta – $10 or Less Meal


I had never made eggplant Parmesan before and in fact, the last time I ate eggplant I didn’t like it. Well let me tell you, this is recipe so yummy I ate one entire (small) pan of it myself! Seriously.

Cauliflower Pizza? … (And More Delicious Cauliflower Recipes)

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I am a huge fan of cauliflower. I knew that it was low in calories but because it’s white, I assumed it didn’t have that much nutritional value. Boy, was I wrong! Not only is it low in calories, it’s full of vitamins and minerals. If you like cauliflower, you’re going to love some of […]

Beer Brats with Onions & Peppers With Loaded Baked Potato Salad – $10 or Less Meal


These brats are super easy to make and perfect for fall weather. Cook them for a Oktoberfest celebration or a tailgating party.

Ristorante del Lago – Fabulous Italian Food at The Broadmoor (That’s Affordable!)

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My husband and I had been dying to visit the newest restaurant at The Broadmoor (in Colorado Springs,) Ristorante del Lago, so for our anniversary last week, we went. When you hear The Broadmoor, a lot of us, who are on budgets, might think, “out of our budget,” but we had one of the most enjoyable evenings […]

Can An Omnivore Enjoy A Vegan Cooking Lesson? (And Will It Taste Good?)

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Back in February 2013, I met my friend JL Fields after she moved to Colorado Springs from New York. She had reached out to me asking if I’d be interested in teaming up for a vegan cooking video, and even though I’m not vegan, I immediately said yes. (I’m always open to learning something new!) I hadn’t […]

Easy Homemade Pizza – $10 Or Less Meals


Another fabulous recipe you can custom-design to your liking. With the toppings I added, two pizzas came in at a little over $8. This would obviously change, depending on what you add. Easy Homemade Pizza – Prep Time: about 1 hour, which includes dough rising Cook Time: 10-15 minutes Serves: 4 for approx. $8.06 Basic […]

Spaghetti Pie – Easy, Delicious & Less Than $5 (And A Few Mishaps)

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Have you ever tried a new recipe and it just didn’t come out right? Well, this recipe was one of those. But, I was able to salvage the first “mess-up,” and then make it work by adding a simple ingredient. I will say, the first pie that didn’t work, still tasted fabulous and my husband […]

Make Your Own Frozen Veggies…Saves Money &Time…And Tastes Great!


I saw Roma tomatoes on sale at Safeway this week for 79 cents lb, which is an excellent price, so I wanted to stock up on them but knew they’d go bad before we could eat all of them so I decided to freeze them. I’ll use them for sauces, stews, soups and casseroles. Of course […]

Fettuccine With Mushrooms – ($10 Or Less Meal)


This is an easy, inexpensive and quick meal that’s rich without being full of heavy (fattening) creams and tons of butter.