Sriracha Deviled Eggs

$1.56 recipe / $0.26 serving
Sriracha Deviled Eggs - BudgetBytes.com

I have this sneaking suspicion that a week from now a lot of people will have a ton of hard boiled eggs on their hands and no idea what to do with them. While I do love a good old fashioned hard boiled egg, why not do something a little more fun with them?

A reader recently suggested that I try making Sriracha deviled Eggs and I’ve been patiently waiting for “hard boiled egg season” (aka Easter) ever since. Egg and Sriracha might be my absolute favorite Sriracha pairing. Something about those creamy yolks with the spicy and tangy sauce is just heaven. So, I was all about trying Sriracha Deviled Eggs. My first attempt got complicated and flavors got muddled, so in the end I kept them simple with a little mayo, garlic powder, and smoked paprika, and called it a day. And guess what? They’re to die for. Just be careful. It’s easy to pop these into your mouth one after another and another and another… Oops! … [Read More]

Fish Tacos with Cumin Lime Slaw

$5.44 recipe / $1.36 serving
Fish Tacos with Cumin Lime Slaw - BudgetBytes.com

Earlier this week I made a big batch of sunny and fresh Cumin Lime Coleslaw, but I didn't intend to just eat coleslaw all week. So, I used the coleslaw to top these super simple fish tacos. I'm an absolute taco fiend because they're so easy, fresh, delicious, and just plain fun. And while it can be tempting to pile ten different ... [Read More]

Cumin Lime Coleslaw

$3.00 recipe / $0.50 serving
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I can feel it, y'all! I can feel the summer coming! And in its honor, I wanted to make something refreshing, crisp, and crunchy. Hello, Cumin Lime Coleslaw! Seriously, though. Ever since the weather warmed up all I've wanted is salads and other crunchy, cold vegetables. This slaw has a bright and sunny dressing made with fresh lime ... [Read More]

Balsamic Chicken Thighs

$4.17 recipe / $1.04 serving
Balsamic Chicken Thighs - BudgetBytes.com

Chicken thighs are a favorite of mine because they're inexpensive, easy to prepare, tender, juicy, and quite versatile. So I was really excited when they went on sale last week. I'm always looking for new ways to season them up or infuse flavor (see Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs, Honey Sriracha Chicken Thighs, and Soy Dijon Chicken Thighs), ... [Read More]

Skillet Potatoes and Green Beans

$3.36 recipe / $0.84 serving
Skillet Potatoes and Green Beans - BudgetBytes.com

It's been far too long since I've had fresh green beans. Like, maybe since last summer and that, my friends, is a tragedy. I love a fresh, still slightly crunchy green bean. The flavor is just so "green", for lack of a better word. The freshness reminds me of summer, which I desperately need right now. This minimalist side dish makes ... [Read More]

Parmesan & Pepper Kale Pasta

$5.93 recipe / $1.48 serving
Parmesan & Pepper Kale Pasta - BudgetBytes.com

When in doubt, pasta + Parmesan + vegetable = a really good meal. For this version of that quick dinner classic, I added some mushrooms for extra umami, garlic because you gotta have garlic, and a heap of freshly cracked pepper (because I saw some parmesan & black pepper popcorn at the store it made my mouth water). I've already eaten ... [Read More]

Curry Roasted Carrots

$1.62 recipe / $0.81 serving
Curry Roasted Carrots - BudgetBytes.com

If you've been a follower of this blog for a while, you may already know that I'm obsessed with roasted vegetables. Oven roasting vegetables makes their flavor sweeter and deeper, transforming them into something really quite special. If you (or a loved one) dislikes vegetables because of their slightly bitter flavor, roasting may be the ... [Read More]

Mujaddara

$3.45 recipe / $0.58 serving
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I discovered Mujaddara probably about ten years ago at this little Lebanese lunch spot in Baton Rouge, called Serop's Express. I didn't know what the brown crumbly mixture was, but I ordered on a whim and I was instantly in love. The soft grain-like mixture was earthy, flavorful, and had an intoxicating blend of seasoning. I immediately ... [Read More]

Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

$6.56 recipe / $1.09 serving
Broccoli Cheddar Casserole - BudgetBytes.com

I've been craving Broccoli Cheddar Casserole for quite some time, and I finally got around to making it for lunch today. Yay! This awesome homemade version contains NO "cream of" soups and, thanks to pre-cooked rice, doesn't take much effort to pull together. Wait, what? You don't have any pre-cooked rice on hand? Maybe it's time to ... [Read More]

Homemade Freezer Garlic Bread

$2.76 recipe / $0.17 per slice
Freeze Garlic Bread

The other day when I was roaming around the internet, I stumbled upon this recipe for Garlic Texas Toast, from lovetobeinthekitchen.com, that you keep in your freezer just like the premade kind that you'd buy from the grocery store. It was such a "Duh! Why didn't I think of that?!" moment. I've made my own garlic bread in the past and ... [Read More]

No Sugar Added Banana Nut Granola

$5.45 recipe / $0.45 serving
Banana Nut Granola - BudgetBytes.com

I'm a sucker for crunchy homemade granola, but I always wish there was a way to make it without loading in the oil and sugar. Well, when I made a batch of Pumpkin Spice Granola last fall, I accidentally discovered that fruit purée can act as a binder in a similar way to the oil and sugar in traditional granolas. Sooooo, it was time for me ... [Read More]

Fudge Brownie Pots (for two)

$1.04 recipe / $0.52 serving
Chocolate Brownie Pots - BudgetBytes.com

I made some awesome Black Bean Chili the other day and what goes great with chili? Chocolate! In the spirit of not wanting to "accidentally" eat an entire pan of brownies, I decided to make two little single serving brownies instead. Sure, I could have made a Chocolate Mug Cake and killed the craving in about 60 seconds, but I wanted an ... [Read More]