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!
If you've got veggies and a protein, you can make stir fry! Stir fries are quick and they're great because you can basically use whatever you have on hand. Really, you just can't go wrong with a bowl full of veggies. And it'll be way better than takeout! 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!
Skip greasy takeout food and go for this healthy and fast dinner that's so much more enjoyable. To make it even easier, warm up ready-to-serve brown rice in the microwave and supper is ready to go (with one less pan to wash). —Donna Lindecamp, Morganton, North Carolina Skip links
"Broccoli grows abundantly during the long summer days here in Alaska," Heidi Doudna explains from Fairbanks. "I like to harvest it and freeze it along with julienned carrots, so this is always ready to go. The two vegetables are wonderful together, and the judges at our state fair even awarded this dish a first prize." Skip links
We go to the annual Salt Lake City Greek Festival for the awesome food. This chicken with lemon and spices is a great way to mix up our menu, and my kids are big fans! —Camille Beckstrand, Layton, Utah Skip links
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
Loaded with popular pizza flavors, this noodle bake is sure to be a winner with all ages. You can use ground beef instead of turkey. I like to serve it with garlic bread and a salad. —Debbie Staley, Mt. Vernon, Illinois Skip links