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!
Bar pies are the ideal pizza for those who love thin crusts, and while making them from scratch is doable, sometimes you just need that pizza NOW. Far from being a compromise, tortilla-based pizzas are in fact the ideal quick and easy-way to make a super-crisp, extra-thin crust for a full-on pizza experience in under 15 minutes from start to finish.
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!
I love stir fries because of three reasons: 1. they're quick, 2. you can usually use whatever veggies you have on hand, and 3. they make for really yummy leftovers.This Thai-style beef stir fry is full of flavors and is a great recipe for getting lots of vegetables to your family in a quick amount of time. If you don't like spicy foods, feel free to leave out the spicy peppers.See more frugal recipes!
I had a night the other night where I didn't have a dinner plan in my mind, so I headed to the pantry. I knew I had sausage and rice, so after looking around for ingredients that would complement those, I decided to make a quick and easy jambalaya. It should be said that this is not really a traditional jambalaya; there is no seafood or chicken and it doesn't start with the complete foundational onions, celery, and bell peppers. With that being said, this recipe is still pretty yummy and you can add pretty much any additional ingredients you'd
This one is an odd combination of flavors but it works. We came up with this on the fly. Ok really we were low on groceries and we didn’t feel like making a trip to the store. We used a wok … Advertisements
Choosing cheaper cuts of meat is one of the most basic ways to save money on groceries. A long time ago I began to buy boneless, skinless chicken thighs more than chicken breasts, mostly because the flavor is better, but thighs are also cheaper than breasts! If you buy chicken thighs that are bone-in and skin-on, though, you'll save even more money. I recently saw bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs for $0.69 per lb! Even better, this recipe for crispy roasted chicken thighs is a family favorite! One of my favorite bloggers/podcasters to follow is the Lazy Genius, who has a
You may see shrimp in the title of the recipe and think, 'Seafood isn't very frugal!' It's definitely more expensive per pound than most meat, but we still see deals. For us this recipe was born out of a desire to eat what we had on hand at the end of the month (we've all been there). I decided to see what I could do with shrimp that was in the freezer, and stretch it to feed the whole family. And so our Sausage Shrimp Skillet was born! I served this with what my kids call 'garlic cheese toast,' which