Sharon’s Easy Beef Stroganoff

beef stroganoff

My teens like a plainer version of many recipes. This Beef Stroganoff does not have any mushrooms, and is very basic.  It meets the needs of my picky eaters.  It is also made with ground beef, making it very easy to prepare. Beef Stroganoff Yield - 8 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes Cooking Time - 8 minutes Ingredients 1 lb. ground beef 1 lb. extra wide … [Read more...]

Sharon’s Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti |

Baked Ziti Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 5 minutes Cooking Time - 60 minutes Ingredients Two Boxes of Prince Ziti (1 lb. packages at 99 cents each) One pound of ground beef (on sale for $1.99) One Jar of Prego Pasta Sauce (26 - 28 oz. on sale for $1.50) One 8 oz. Bag of Shredded cheese mix -Mozzarella and cheddar ($1.89) Oregano … [Read more...]

Chuckwagon Chili


I actually made this before the baby was born. And of course, froze the extras. Because there were lots of extras. And we are eating those leftovers tonight! Chuckwagon Chili Yield - 4 servings plus leftovers Preparation Time - 15 minutes Cooking Time - 30 minutes (plus time to soak and cook dried beans) Ingredients 1 cup dried red kidney beans ($.40) 1.5 lb. … [Read more...]

Italian Stuffed Shells


I originally intended on making these Mexican Stuffed Shells from Tricia's March Menu.  Just not feeling that "unstuffed" or "Mexican" vibe this afternoon. Ended up making Italian Stuffed Shells.  And a whole lotta 'em. And a dairy-free version, too. Recipe below is the doubled version.  Will make at least 2 9x13 pans.  And costs just over $10! Got another meal … [Read more...]

Poor Man’s Stoup – $5 Dinner Challenge

Janice shares her favorite "Poor Man's Stoup" recipe with us tonight!  What a fantastic and filling meal! Poor Man's Stoup Yield - 8 servings Preparation Time - 15 minutes Cooking Time - 60 minutes Ingredients 1 lb. ground beef or chuck (sausage or chicken works well too) ($1.50) Carrots (from the garden) Celery ($.20) Onions (from the garden) Beef stock … [Read more...]