Cast Iron Chicken Enchiladas & How to Make Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

Cast Iron Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

This recipe is featured in the 21 Freezer Cooking Recipes from Costco Meal Plan #5. "Mom, that says my name." "You're right buddy...that does say "T" for Tyler!!!" My sweet 4 year old was outside with me, 'helping' me take the photos of these enchiladas. He took one look inside the pan and got so excited and declared that he can't wait to eat these. (Or the dairy … [Read more...]

Curried Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Rinse Quinoa

This recipe right here is why I'm not to be trusted in a grocery store without a list, or with a partial list. What you should see pictured above mixed in with the quinoa are some green peas. But they never made it on my grocery list and my short term memory in a grocery store seems to malfunction. I was thinking that this curried quiona would be delicious inside some acorn … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Flour Blend + Favorite GF Baking Recipes

Gluten Free Flour Blend Recipe |

For those who need food allergy friendly baking ingredients, holiday baking can get expensive quickly!  However, if you make your own Gluten Free Flour Blend, then you will start to see real savings.  This GF flour blend recipe can be substituted 1:1 in most baking recipes that call for regular flour.  It'll last longer if you store it in the fridge, or if you will use it … [Read more...]

Recipes & Tips for a Rice and Beans Budget


Even though the recipes we share on this site are mostly on a $5 per meal budget, there are times in the month that you might really need to tighten the belt on the expenses even more...making it more like a $3 or $4 meal for a family of four!  To make this happen easily you can turn to a "Rice and Beans" budget that only uses grains (rice, quinoa etc.) and legumes (lentils, … [Read more...]

How to Season Hamburger Patties

How to Season Hamburgers

So I might be the last one on the planet to do it this way... In the past, I've seasoned hamburger patties on the grill...while they were grilling. And while it works, it wasn't going to work for me last weekend when we were having a bunch of family over for dinner. I wanted to prep as much as I could ahead of time so that I could enjoy them while they were at our house, … [Read more...]