chili roasted broccoli

$2.13 recipe / $0.53 serving

One day while while half watching the Food Network, I happened to catch Rachael Ray whip up this amazing broccoli recipe. The next day I tried it out and I was in love. This is by far my favorite way to eat broccoli. As a matter of fact, I like it SO much that I have been known to eat the entire batch... in one sitting. I have altered the ... [Read More]

pumpkin beer biscuits

$3.03 recipe / $0.30 serving

I often base what I am going to cook on what I have "left over" in my fridge. I couldn't decide what side dish to make until I remembered that I have left over pepitas from the pumpkin soup and left over pumpkin beer (Wolaver's Organic Pumpkin Ale - YUM) from my pumpkin carving party. So, I whipped up a batch of beer biscuits (pumpkin ... [Read More]

Easy Pumpkin Soup

$4.29 recipe / $1.07 serving
Easy Pumpkin Soup

Everyone is familiar with the sweet confections that you can make with pumpkin puree (pie, muffins, sweet breads etc.) but if you haven't tried pumpkin mixed with savory spices then you are missing out. I remember finding this basic pumpkin soup recipe YEARS ago (we're talking late 90's) and I've been meaning to make it again ever since. ... [Read More]

apple walnut steel-cut oats

$2.64 recipe / $0.66 serving

Continuing on with my adventures in steel-cut oats, I decided to use up some of the left over apple juice from my Spiced Apple Cocktails. I also learned a couple of lessons since making my first batch of steel-cut oats (pumpkin spice oatmeal). Most importantly, a little bit of salt and a little bit of vanilla extract go a LONG way, ... [Read More]

savory coconut rice

$2.42 recipe / $0.61 serving

I'm not really sure how I ever lived before coconut rice nor do I think I could ever settle for plain old rice again. My first introduction to coconut rice was a sweet version with mangoes (recipe coming soon!) but when I searched the web for the recipe, I saw far more recipes for savory coconut rice. The ingredients were simple and cheap ... [Read More]

teriyaki chicken kabobs with grilled pineapple

$12.00 recipe / $3.00 serving

This summer I moved into a new rental house that was full of lots of little goodies left behind by the last tenants. Among the treasures was a small grill on the back patio. Of course the grill was abandoned, full of rust and spider webs (and a random crumpled up walmart bag), but I was determined to put it to use! I absolutely LOVE the ... [Read More]

spiced apple cocktail

$27.97 recipe / $1.12 serving

As previously mentioned, I had a wonderful pumpkin carving party last weekend to start October off the right way. Last October I happened upon an apple flavored liquor called Washington Apple Burst Made by DeKuyper and fashioned this cocktail around it. It was a big hit at the last pumpkin carving party so I bought the supplies again this ... [Read More]

pumpkin spice oatmeal

$27.97 recipe / $1.12 serving

In honor of October (my favorite month), I'm kicking it off with a warm, ooey-gooey, pumpkin-spicy recipe: Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal. Over the past month or so I've seen multiple recipes for pumpkin flavored oatmeal so I just had to give it a shot. Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast foods although I usually stick to "old-fashioned" or ... [Read More]

cherry almond danishes

$27.97 recipe / $1.12 serving

After receiving last month's Bon Appetit magazine, I experimented with puff pastry for the first time. I made some bite sized apple cheddar turnovers for a party I went to. Unfortunately, I never snapped a picture and I was on the fence about their taste so they never made their way into the blog. BUT, the puff pastry was fun and I ... [Read More]

mom’s mostaccioli

$13.25 recipe / $1.33 serving

Spicy Italian sausage, peppers, onions, pasta, red sauce and cheese... you can't go wrong. This is one of my all-time favorite dishes from when I was growing up. I'm calling this one "Mom's Mostaccioli" as a tribute to my mother who taught me the value of a nutritious meal. My mother cooked delicious meals for our family of seven almost ... [Read More]

buffalo chicken salad sandwich

$8.60 recipe / $1.43 each

So I was in the mood for a really hearty sandwich and I wanted something kinda spicy... after rummaging around in my kitchen and seeing that I had some frozen chicken breasts (buy 'em in bulk to save $$$ and freeze the rest) I thought, "hmmmm... buffalo chicken salad! (sandwich)." It was a total experiment but I think it turned out pretty ... [Read More]

melon, mint & feta salad

$6.73 recipe / $0.84 serving

I have been waiting all summer long to make this salad and never got around to it until now. Melons are selling at a great price and summer is almost over so now is the perfect time! The combination of sweet melon, salty feta and refreshing mint is just to die for! Total Recipe cost: $6.73 Servings Per Recipe: 8 Cost per ... [Read More]