Chorizo Sweet Potato Skillet

$7.57 recipe / $1.26 serving
Chorizo Sweet Potato Skillet

I'm loving these one skillet meals not only because they're so easy to make, but because they're so easy to eat. Instead of filling my plate with a main dish and a couple of sides, I've got everything I need in one bowl. Carbs, fiber, protein, vegetables, and CHEESE. Ha, jk (not jk). Anyway. Since making my Chorizo & Sweet Potato ... [Read More]

Hot Weather Recipe Roundup

Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

Guuuurrrl, it's hot outside! The temperature is starting to climb, you're hungry, and you don't feel like heating up the kitchen. What do you do? Order take out? Noooooooo! This is a particularly difficult situation for me because most of my favorite recipes involve oven roasting vegetables or meat, and that just doesn't work in a ... [Read More]

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

$5.04 recipe / $1.26 serving
Buffalo Chicken Pizza sliced

I can't even pretend this one is healthy, so I won't. It's just straight up delicious, and that's all. A one trick pony. So, you know, eat it with a salad or something. I do like to indulge on occasion and when I do, I prefer to make it myself. That way I don't get hit in the stomach AND the wallet at the same time, you know? Why pay ... [Read More]

Lemon Blueberry Cornbread Skillet

$2.93 recipe / $0.37 serving
Lemon Blueberry Cornbread Skillet

I've been craving dessert for a while now, so when I saw this recipe for Raspberry Polenta Cake over at Love and Lemons, I knew that was the one I wanted. I don't make dessert often, and when I do, I tend to make things that are not too sweet. Things that could easily double as a breakfast. This cornmeal based cake is just that. So, using ... [Read More]

Marinated Kale, White Bean, and Tomato Salad

$4.54 recipe / $0.76 serving
Marinated Kale White Bean and Tomato Salad close

Tomatoes might be one of my favorite parts of summer. Even just the smell of a tomato stem sends me into a summertime euphoria. So, now that it's all gorgeous and summery out, I needed to make a tomato salad, pronto. ... [Read More]

Blackened Tilapia

$4.19 recipe / $1.05 serving
Blackened Tilapia

I'm continuing my quest to use up items in my pantry and freezer, which led to this delicious Blacked Tilapia. A while back I bought a bag of 12 individually wrapped tilapia filets for $9.99. I've made a couple batches of Baked Tilapia with Tomatoes (YUM!), but wasn't quite sure how to use the rest. Then it hit me. When in doubt, add ... [Read More]

Sautéed Corn and Tomatoes

$2.27 recipe / $0.57 serving
Sautéed Corn and Tomatoes

I used to really dislike corn, but I think that's because I never had it prepared in a decent way. Ever since learning to roast corn in my oven, I've kind of fallen in love. I don't always have time to roast it, but frozen corn makes a great quick fix alternative. It still has all the sweetness and juicy snap of fresh corn, but with only ... [Read More]

Roasted Eggplant with Lemon Tahini Dressing

$4.17 recipe / $1.04 serving
Roasted Eggplant with Lemon Tahini Dressing - Budgetbytes.com

Oh how I love summer! Produce prices finally come down and neighbors begin to share their bumper crops of tomato, zucchini, and eggplant. When I walked into the store the other day I saw that eggplant was on sale, so I took the opportunity to make an extra vegetable side for my meal. Eggplant with tahini is a fairly common combo and, ... [Read More]

Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

$5.57 recipe / $1.39 serving
Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

I've gotten a little lax with my grocery spending lately, so during the month of June I'm making it my mission to use up as many things in my pantry and freezer as possible. First up: chicken thighs! I fell in love with chicken thighs when I made the Maple Dijon Chicken because they are just so easy to prepare and come out so wonderfully ... [Read More]

Cheddar Scallion Scones

$2.44 recipe / $0.31 each
Cheddar Scallion Scones

I love scones. They're super fast to make, can be flavored with either sweet or savory ingredients, and make a quick "bread" option for dinner (especially great with soup, stew, or chili). I'll never get tired of trying new flavors (check out Lemon Blueberry, Chai Spice, and Strawberry White Chocolate). The combination of cheddar scallion ... [Read More]

Baked Eggs with Spinach and Tomatoes

$3.40 recipe / $0.85 serving
Baked Eggs with Spinach and Tomatoes

Have you ever noticed that the fewer ingredients a recipe has, the more elegant it seems? Lucky for me, that also usually means it's pretty easy and, depending on the ingredients you choose, very inexpensive. This super simple baked egg dish is just that. Simple, elegant, inexpensive, and delicious. This might seriously be the easiest ... [Read More]

Kitchen Basics

Kitchen Basics

I often get emails asking about what kitchen items people should put on their bridal registry or what tools and gadgets one would need to start a kitchen when moving out on their own for the first time. When I started this blog five years ago (!!!) I made a guide about How to Stock Your Kitchen, but it's sorely out of date and I've ... [Read More]