Southwest Spiced Corn

$3.21 recipe / $0.80 serving
Southwest Spiced Corn

OMG you guys! My favorite holiday is almost here! Cinco de Mayo is just one week away, so I am officially giving myself permission to start celebrating with as many southwest inspired dishes as I can eat. It's gonna be chips, salsa, and guac from here 'till next Tuesday! Oh, and corn. Roasted corn! I slathered this corn with butter ... [Read More]

One Pot Sausage & Mushroom Pasta

$9.23 recipe / $1.15 serving
One Pot Sausage Mushroom Pasta

I'm really digging these one pot pastas lately. It's so nice to just cook everything in one pot and have less to wash (especially when you don't have a dishwasher, like me!). Not to mention they're super quick and cooking the pasta in the sauce/broth just adds so much flavor. This one pot pasta is just slightly more involved than my ... [Read More]

Smores Macarons

$5.42 recipe / $0.27 each
Smores Macarons

I'm kind of breaking my own rules with this post, but let me explain. If you've been following my blog for a while then you know that I never do promotional, affiliated, or underwritten posts. I don't like it when blogs are just one big commercial. BUT when I was invited to be a part of a macaron contest hosted by an amazing local ... [Read More]

Beef & Pineapple Enchiladas

$6.54 recipe / $1.64 serving
Beef & Pineapple Enchiladas

Say what?! Yes, beef and pineapple. A little savory, a little sweet, and a little spicy. Those three things are all you need to make something seriously WOW-worthy. These super simple enchiladas are stuffed full of beef, black beans, pineapple, and jalapeños, which makes for a completely mouth watering flavor combination. Even ... [Read More]

Vegetable Alfredo Pasta Bake

$9.09 recipe / $1.13 serving
Vegetable Alfredo Pasta Bake

Okay, so it's not really alfredo because it doesn't even have any cream, but it's close enough that I'm going to call it that. This fake-out alfredo is a little lighter and doesn't hit your belly like a ton of bricks. That's a little more my speed. This dish reminds me of the white vegetable lasagna that I used to love so much as a ... [Read More]

Chorizo Chicken Jambalaya

$8.98 recipe / $1.12 serving
Chorizo Chicken Jambalaya

Jambalaya is one of the easiest, filling, and inexpensive dishes you can make. Just ask anyone from Louisiana—we live off the stuff. Flavorful sausage, savory aromatic vegetables, and rice all cook together in one pot to make a super satisfying, one pot dish. I love cooking up a big pot of jambalay on the weekend so I can feed myself off ... [Read More]

How to: Cook with Ginger

How to Cook with Ginger

After almost five years (!!) of experimenting with food through Budget Bytes, ginger has become one of my all time favorite ingredients. It was completely new to me when I started the blog, but once I learned how to use it I fell in love. If you're unfamiliar with ginger, I hope this post will inspire you to give it a shot. It's freaking ... [Read More]

Parsley Pesto Potatoes

$4.84 recipe / $0.81 serving
Parsley Pesto Potatoes

I don't want to rub it in your faces, but here in New Orleans SPRING IS HERE! That means that I want a lot of bright, vibrant flavors. These roasted potatoes with parsley pesto are about as vibrant as vibrant flavor gets. They're a great side for grilled meats (because spring = grilling season!) or you can warm them up and top them ... [Read More]

Pasta with Eggplant Sauce

$6.27 recipe / $1.05 serving
Pasta with Eggplant Sauce

Can I talk about anchovies for a second without you running away screaming? K, good. Anchovies have a reputation in the United States as being this stinky pizza topping that nobody really likes, but the rest of the world knows that anchovies are the ultimate secret ingredient. You see, when anchovies are used in just a small amount ... [Read More]

Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

$6.04 recipe / $0.76 serving
Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

After a long egg breakfast phase (fueled by this simple technique for soft boiled eggs), I've begun craving my old standby, baked oatmeal. I had the intention of making a carrot cake-esque baked oatmeal, but the more ingredients I thought about adding, the more it began to resemble those super scrumptious Morning Glory Muffins. The baked ... [Read More]

Coconut Vegetable Curry

$5.80 recipe / $1.45 serving
Coconut Vegetable Curry

I gotta give a big shout out to Neil, whose tweet inspired me to try again with a recipe that I completely failed with the first time around. Neil tweeted about an amazing vegetable and chickpea curry he had made with coconut milk and it just so happened to be exactly what I was craving, so I knew I was going to have to try it again. I ... [Read More]

Easy Southwest Mac n Cheese

$4.94 recipe / $1.24 serving
Southwest Mac n Cheese

And by "easy" I mean "you don't have to make a bechamel sauce." The other day I was lucky enough to have one of my recipes included in one of Buzzfeed's Quick Dinners posts. I wanted to be excited, but I was too distracted by the first photo in the list... it was this totally amazingly creamy looking macaroni and cheese. I was ... [Read More]