I’m browning the chicken in the skillet, along with the vegetables, which will give them a golden brown color and add flavor. Then we finish the entire meal off in the oven. This contains your protein, a carb and vegetables so it’s an easy one-dish meal and tastes delicious.
It’s a tradition in the South to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. I’m a Yankee by birth but grew up in the South and this is just what we ate every year for good luck. There’s a lot of different explanations as to why black-eyed peas are considered lucky…
This spicy sausage and kale stew is super easy, cooks in the crock pot, and most importantly, is rich and delicious. When my husband saw me putting the ingredients together he said it sounded “interesting,” but I could tell he was in no hurry to taste-test. Later I found him rummaging through the fridge and pantry, […]
I love this homemade chicken pot pie! It’s creamy, delicious, and inexpensive. And the whole house will smell so good!
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
This pepperoni and pepper stromboli is so easy to make and delicious. You can easily substitute different cheeses if you prefer or if red bell peppers are pricey, just use a green bell pepper. I made this for a fantasy football draft my husband had at the house and the guys loved it. You can serve this […]
This awesome taco recipe utilizes the inexpensive Talapia Tammy found in her Wednesday Coupons and Deals. These tacos can feed a family of 4 for less than $10, TOTAL!
I love today’s episode in which I show Ashley all the fabulous but cheap kitchen foods you can actually use as beauty products. Most of these items are probably in your kitchen already and when compared to what you’d pay for beauty products at the store, well, you can save a bundle. The products are […]
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 […]
I love this recipe because it’s quick, easy, cheap, and oh so versatile. Prior to being diagnosed with celiac disease I made this with regular dried spaghetti or linguine and soy sauce. If you’re gluten sensitive you can easily substitute gluten-free pasta and soy sauce, which will raise the price a bit. The first time […]
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.
When the weather is nice, there’s nothing I like better than just being outdoors. And I especially like entertaining when the temperature is warm and the flowers are blooming which means we can dine outdoors, (and I don’t have to clean the house as much!) I recently hosted a ladies brunch where I used my […]
Wow…that title sounds like a lot of good food for under $10.00 for a family of four…but it’s true! The word roulade simply means rolled. It looks (and sounds) fancy but it’s really easy. But if you don’t want to roll the tilapia, you can mound the crab stuffing on top of the fish and it […]
Here’s an easy and delicious variation on the burger, perfect for a Memorial Day cook-out!
I was looking through bon appetit magazine (September 2012 issue) when I found this recipe and it looked DELICIOUS….but I just assumed it would be way out of my $10 or less budget. Then I looked at it again and thought, I bet I can alter this a bit, get it in our price range and still make it taste good….which I did!
These burgers have a smoky, spicy flavor which pairs excellently with the cool cilantro aioli. And the homemade chips are so easy, you can literally cook them in minutes in the microwave, adding whatever oils and seasonings you prefer.
All three of these recipes work very well together. The red swiss chard has a kick to it that complements the cheesy polenta and it’s all so delicious!