Every now and again I happen upon a recipe that sounds all fancy-schmancy, but can certainly be made for under $5. Take this recipe for example. Stuffed acorn squash. Chorizo. Sounds gourmet. It is. But it isn’t. But it is. The end result is gourmet, the process and the price tag are not! The process […]
I know sweet potatoes and beans combined with Asian seasonings sounds like a crazy combination. You are just going to have to trust me on this. This soup is seriously delicious! It is also fast and easy to make, filling, and frugal. I pulled this soup together in under 20 minutes. I was able to […]
Love me some dried beans! I love cooking with dried beans…it’s easy, cheaper and I love to play with flavors. Our boys love beans too…so it’s a win-win situation for this busy mom! Cooking beans does take a little over an hour and they do have to pre-soak, so it does take a little pre-planning […]
This dinner recipe for Cilantro-Lime Chicken Casserole came together quickly…
We’ve all seen (or had) the 7 layer dip cups to serve at parties. But what about dinner in a cup. Specifically, burrito dinner in a cup. Sure burritos, require tortillas…but what if you can’t eat tortillas. We have a kid who is currently off gluten (and a number of other foods) because of some […]
Emily emailed me a recipe for Mandarin Orange Chicken that she’d tried from Taste of Home. I’ve been wanting to try it, but didn’t want to have to buy a jar of orange marmalade only to use a little for this recipe and then let the jar sit in the fridge. Neither my husband and […]
I get asked frequently about seafood and how to use it to make a $5 Dinner. And to be quite honest, it’s tough. The key is getting the seafood for a rock bottom price…or combining it with another protein to keep overall meal costs down (like doing a mix of chicken pieces and shrimp in […]
This Brown Rice Casserole is a nice way to add more fresh vegetables, and some whole grain rice, to the dinner menu.
If you’re looking for an exotic, but inexpensive dinner idea, here you go… Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala from Foodie with Family! Photo Credit
This Baked Zucchini Parmesan is an easy, frugal alternative to Eggplant Parmesan.