Asian Ramen Noodle Salad ~ NEW 31 Days of 31 Minute Dinners

Chilled Ramen Salad Recipe

Ok. Let's talk about this salad really fast. I'm including it in this 31-Minutes Meals series for a few reasons. But there's a 'but.' This Asian Ramen Noodle Salad is so so so good. Not only because of the rich flavor of the homemade dressing. But because it's CHEAP. Cole slaw is cheap. Ramen is cheap. (Yes, I toss the seasoning packet. Ick.) Chicken (when bought on … [Read more...]

Pesto Orzo with Tomatoes

Pesto Orzo with Grape Tomatoes from

Oh pesto. Pesto, pesto, pesto. Pesto just tastes like summer, doesn't it?! I don't make pesto too often because pine nuts are expensive and I can't always get them into my budget...but I found some on sale this week and made my own pesto! Because, enjoying pesto-laced pasta is like taking a bite out of summer. I've written the recipe below with store bought pesto, … [Read more...]

Apple & Almond Butter Sandwiches ~ NEW 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo Recipes

Apple Almond Butter Sandwich

So dipping apples in peanut butter has been a long time snack favorite around here. My older boys will happily dip apples in peanut butter for a protein punch in the afternoon, but neither of them would touch a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a ten foot pole. (I don't get it, but it is what it is.) I decided to 'put it to a test' (albeit, not really a fair test!) to … [Read more...]

Homemade Mac & Cheese with Bacon and Spinach

Homemade Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Spinach |

Please pardon me while I wipe the cheese off my chin. Um, that was sorta embarrassing there...that cheese all over my chin. But you kinda don't care when your taste buds are bursting with joy and want to leap out of your mouth onto the spoon. It's the cream cheese in this recipe that works the magic. Well, that combined with the bacon. And the spinach, and the Italian … [Read more...]