If you're like me, you don't mind eating chili all year long, but I know there are some of you who are longing for summer salads and gazpachos. We'll get there soon enough, but I wanted to make a big pot of chili the other night that still made us feel cozy (despite the 80 something degree weather).This chili is pretty traditional: it's packed with protein and spices and it's great with toppings like cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips, or whatever else sounds good to you. Plus, its only takes 30 minutes to make.See more frugal recipes!
During cold days, there is not much more comforting than a hot pot roast with gravy and potatoes and carrots. It's a classic recipe that turns an inexpensive cut of meat into a tender meal.This recipe for slow cooker pot roast makes it super easy. Sear the meat first to create a deep and rich flavor and then the slow cooker does the rest.See more frugal recipes!
When entertaining guests, I bring out this savory soup while we're waiting for the main course. It's simple to make—just saute the onions early in the day and let the soup simmer until dinner-time. In winter, big bowls of it make a warming supper with a salad and biscuits. —Linda Adolph, Edmonton, Alberta Skip links
These skillet burgers from Mrs. James Bowles of Ironton, Ohio are perfect cold weather food. Heaping with mushrooms and the wonderful flavor of Swiss cheese, these burgers really deliver. This recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Skip links
Wish your guests "Feliz Navidad" with this south-of-the-border specialty! Hearty enough to serve as a meal, these flavorful and filling wraps draw raves whenever I serve them.—Kathy Rogers, Hudson, Ohio Skip links
This is one of those recipes you always come back to. A flavorful tomato sauce and mildly spiced meatballs make a hearty sandwich filling, or they can be served over pasta. I broil the meatballs first to quickly brown them. —Jean Glacken, Elkton, Maryland Skip links