french bread pizza

$3.51 recipe / $0.88 each
French Bread Pizza

French bread pizzas are a classic week night dinner because they are super fast, ridiculously easy, customizable and (of course) inexpensive! Most people know how to or have made french bread pizzas before but have you ever stopped to think about how inexpensive they are? This past week when I made my antipasto mix, I knew that french ... [Read More]

tilapia fish sticks

$6.22 recipe / $1.56 serving
Tilapia Fish Sticks

Is anyone else as freaked out by fish sticks as I am? I mean, they're greasy, sometimes slimy and smell fishy. Yet for some strange reason, every now and then, I get a MAJOR craving for them. I don't get it either but I decided to work with it. So, I found this recipe over on and decided to give it a shot. They looked ... [Read More]

tartar-like sauce

$1.32 recipe / $0.33 serving
Tartar Sauce

I'm calling this "tartar-like sauce" because I don't really know what it is. Well, it's the sauce listed with this recipe but changed a whole bunch to fit what I have in my refrigerator and to reduce the fat. Whatever this mixture is, it tastes DELICIOUS! I might just have to use it as a dip for a bunch of different things. I combined ... [Read More]

king arthur baguettes

$0.82 recipe / $0.27 baguette
King Arthur Baguettes

I am on the hunt for the perfect baguette recipe. I live in New Orleans so really good french bread is everywhere... but I want it to be in my oven too. The perfect french bread is chewy on the inside with a medium-large crumb and a perfectly crispy, crackly crust. Good french bread (or po' boy bread) is pretty expensive at the grocery ... [Read More]

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know I'm a little bit late saying this but... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you, Budget Bytes readers. Because of you I have learned many things, have had a goals, motivation and many smiles on my face. I appreciate your participation, comments, knowledge and presence! Without your participation ... [Read More]

chai concentrate

$2.73 recipe / $1.00 drink
Chai Concentrate

I was really really excited when I saw this post over on Judicial Peach the other day. Homemade chai is something that I've been wanting to make for quite some time. Never did I expect it to be so easy and so delicious. The final drink tasted every bit as good as what you'll spend $4 on at a coffee shop and it is completely customizable ... [Read More]

beef & barley soup

$13.81 recipe / $1.73 serving
Beef & Barley Soup

Ahhh... The perfect soul-warming soup. Hearty and delicious, this hodgepodge of meat, vegetables and grains will keep you going through those dark, dreary days of winter (does it really have to start getting dark at 3pm??). I based this recipe off of Beef, Barley & Mushroom Soup from Hungry cravings but made some changes as usual. ... [Read More]

mushroom herb gravy

$2.53 recipe / $0.42 serving
Mushroom Herb Gravy

What makes a gravy? Well, its basically a liquid thickened by roux (flour particles coated with fat). You can use any liquid (broth, milk, cream) and you can use any fat (meat drippings, butter, olive or vegetable oil). Meat drippings, like what comes out of a turkey when it's roasted, yields the most flavorful gravy but since I'm not ... [Read More]