pot roast dinner

$18.09 full dinner / $2.26 serving
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As I expressed in my post about Pulled Pork, I adore slow cooked meat. I have been waiting all winter long for the chance to make a big juicy Beef Pot Roast. Well, this week (thanks to Mardi Gras break), I got the chance to do some extra cooking, including a Pot Roast! Because this dish comes equip with vegetables that cook along side of ... [Read More]

rice pancakes

$0.42 recipe / $0.21 serving
Rice Pancakes

I made some pot roast yesterday and a bunch of rice to soak up the delicious gravy. I always seem to make too much rice and even though it's as cheap as dirt, I feel bad throwing the leftovers away. These tasty little rice pancakes are something that my mom used to make for us growing up when there was leftover rice from dinner the night ... [Read More]

roasted chickpeas

$0.80 recipe / $0.40 serving
Roasted Chickpeas

Move over popcorn, I have a new love! I am seriously kicking myself right now for only buying one can of chickpeas today. I most definitely should have bought two because this recipe was everything I wanted it to be and these crunchy tasty little morsels are disappearing right before my eyes. I had been seeing recipes all over the net the ... [Read More]

chili garlic breakfast quesadilla

$0.61 each
Chili Garlic Breakfast Quesadilla

A while back I posted my delicious Egg Florentine Quesadillas and many of you seemed to enjoy them just as much as I did. Although they are wonderful, I don't always have creamed spinach in my fridge (and not for lack of wanting) so the recipe has since morphed into these delicious Chili Garlic Breakfast Quesadillas. They sill have ... [Read More]

loaded nachos

$15.41 recipe / $1.93 serving
Loaded Nachos

Oh nachos, the mother of all comfort food! I know, I know, they're so unhealthy, blah blah blah. Well, one of the reasons nachos are so fabulous is that they are extremely versatile. Make them as healthy or unhealthy as you want depending on what you choose to put on them (I will list some healthier options at the end of the post). ... [Read More]

apple crisp

$3.41 recipe / $0.57 serving
Apple Crisp

It's not too often that I make sweets (the last one was lemon ricotta cookies back in january) so I didn't feel guilty about giving into my craving for warm apple crisp topped with cold vanilla ice cream! The problem came when I started researching apple crisp recipes. There are SO many out there (probably because the dessert is as old as ... [Read More]

baked ziti

$9.59 recipe / $0.80 serving
Baked Ziti

I was in the mood for a good hearty pasta dish this week so I decided to make yet another variation on the Italian pasta, marinara and cheese combo: Baked Ziti. I always feel a little guilty when eating just pasta sauce and cheese so I tried to squeeze in a few extra vegetables by adding sauteed mushrooms and spinach to the mix. If you ... [Read More]

roasted butternut squash salad

$3.72 recipe / $0.62 serving
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

This simple yet scrumptious salad is a favorite from our local Whole Foods Market. The prepared foods department there makes it all through the fall and winter and demand for it never wavers. The reason this salad is so popular is because it combines just the right flavors and textures into an insanely healthy and delicious package. The ... [Read More]

balsamic oven fries

$3.49 recipe / $0.58 serving
Balsamic Oven Fries

As a side dish to my Cranberry and Walnut Stuffed Pork Loin last week, I made up some thick cut french fries... well, oven fries because I don't have a deep fryer and my conscious is happier with baked fries anyway. Oven baked fries still come out crispy and you can add any sort of flavoring to them before they go in (garlic, chili, ... [Read More]

cranberry & walnut stuffed pork loin

$7.56 recipe / $0.95 serving
Cranberry Walnut Stuffed Pork Loin

Stuffing meat is fantastic. Not only does it add extra flavor and texture but it takes advantage of Budget Byting Principle #2: use ingredients wisely. That means taking an expensive ingredient (the pork) and combining it with a less expensive ingredient (the stuffing) to bring the cost per serving down. The second trick that I used to ... [Read More]

indian spiced oats w/ coconut milk

$2.80 recipe / $0.70 serving
Indian Spiced Oats

I've been off the steel-cut oats bandwagon for a while because I've been addicted to my little breakfast egg quesadillas (I'll post that soon because they're too good to keep to myself). But, this week I got a hankering for the almighty oats. I didn't realize how I missed their chewy goodness until now! Anyway, this little Indian pilaf ... [Read More]

baba ganoush

$3.07 recipe / $0.77 serving
Baba Ganoush

I'm going to admit right now that I have never made Baba Ganoush before today so if you have any suggestions or recipe variations, please share! If you have never heard of Baba Ganoush, today is your lucky day. Baba Ganoush is a roasted eggplant dip that is common in Mediterranean cuisine. If you like hummus, you may very well like ... [Read More]