Baked Tilapia with Tomatoes

$4.80 recipe /$1.20 serving
Baked Tilapia with Tomatoes

I've been really into simple tomato sauces lately. You really don't have to add much to tomatoes to make a really mouth watering sauce. I bought a big pack of frozen tilapia filets a while ago and I really needed to start using them up, so I decided to give them the tomato sauce treatment. The result? YUMMM! I wanted to eat all four! ... [Read More]

How To: Make Soft Boiled Eggs

Soft Boiled Egg

Okay, this is my new obsession. So, I have to share. This technique is so fast and simple that I can have a perfectly (and I do mean perfectly) soft boiled egg in the same amount of time that it takes to make my coffee.  Why soft boiled eggs? As my someone once described it, a runny egg yolk is like the perfect mix between melted ... [Read More]

Sausage and Kale Skillet

$6.02 recipe / $1.51 serving
Kale & Sausage Skillet

Hooray for quick skillet dinners! This one is so fantastically easy that it kind of feels like cheating. Between the Italian sausage and marinara sauce, the dish has all of the seasoning built in, so you don't even have to measure out any extra herbs or spices. You're pretty much just heating it all together and then it's ready to eat! ... [Read More]

“Everything” White Bean Dip

$3.28 recipe / $0.66 serving
Everything White Bean Dip

Watch out hummus. You officially have some competition, and the new dip in town doesn't require tahini. White beans (navy or cannellini) are great for making dip because their flavor is so neutral. You can add just about anything and make it taste good. I kept the base of this dip simple with lemon, garlic, and smoked paprika, then ... [Read More]

Chicken Arrabbiata

$7.82 recipe / $1.30 serving
Chicken Arrabbiata - Budget Bytes

(a.k.a. ANGRY BIRDS) I got an email a while back from a reader who wanted to know how to make arrabbiata sauce, so I set out to find out how to do so. I found that it's actually pretty much the same as the red sauce in my Spicy Tomato & Shrimp Pasta, which is super easy and delish. The concept is simple: tomatoes + garlic + spicy ... [Read More]

Vegetable Polenta Casserole

$5.87 recipe / $0.98 serving
Vegetable Polenta Casserole

Someone asked me the other day if I ever cook anything that just doesn't turn out well and the answer is YES. If I ever go more than a few days without posting a recipe, there's a good chance that whatever I cooked just didn't turn out well and I have to wait for my next day off to try again. But a lot of times I'm never really sure how I ... [Read More]

Pin to Win Sweepstakes!

Pin to Win

We're about one week away from the launch of my first cookbook and I think it's close enough to start celebrating. Let's kick it off with a fun Pinterest sweepstakes! I want to see which recipes give you the most bang for your buck (flavor, nutrition, or volume)!  ... [Read More]

Heat and Eat Oatmeal

$1.82 recipe / $0.36 serving
Heat and Eat Oatmeal

I'm always looking for ways to streamline my breakfast routine. While I am the type to get up an hour early just to give myself time to enjoy breakfast, I don't want to spend any more time than absolutely necessary preparing that breakfast. I want to have as much time as possible to sip my coffee and enjoy my meal. So, when I saw this ... [Read More]