perfectly pulled pork

$8.34 recipe / $0.93 serving

I like meat, more importantly, I LOVE slow cooked meat. I love the tender juicy-ness and depth of flavor; they can't be matched. I decided to cook a pork roast in my crock pot this week because I also LOVE pork and it happens to be one of the least expensive roasts out there. After browsing tons of recipes for roasts and rubs, I decided ... [Read More]

teriyaki sweet potatoes

$2.19 recipe / $0.55 serving

I saw this recipe this morning on Kalyn's Kitchen and I had to try it IMMEDIATELY. Well, let me tell you, it was worth the urgency. The only word that I can think of that comes close to describing this stuff is "candy"... but it's not candy, it's way better for you than candy. It's just amazing. TRY IT NOW. Total Recipe cost: ... [Read More]

cheesey shepherd’s pie

$8.46 recipe / $1.06 serving

A while back my roommate made a Shepherd's Pie and I knew that I would have to make one for the blog due to it's hearty, satisfying simplicity. I had all but forgotten about the Shepherd's Pie until I saw an episode of Good Eats where Alton Brown made Shepherd's Pie while acting out scenes from Sweeney Todd (he's so funny!). I love how ... [Read More]

parmesan roasted potatoes

$2.99 recipe / $0.60 serving

It's no secret that I don't like seeing food go to waste. Last week when I made the Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, I had only used half of a 5 lb. bag of red potatoes. Since the Rosemary Roasted Potatoes were so delicious and they disappeared so quickly, I decided to roast the rest but with some different seasonings. A quick look in my ... [Read More]

sun dried tomato and spinach mac n’ cheese

$9.76 recipe / $1.22 serving

Alright people, I'm really excited about this one. This has to be one of the best tasting dishes that I've made so far. Unfortunately, it was already dark out when I finished cooking and my camera doesn't do well with indoor lighting. So, the picture really doesn't do it justice. Anyway, I wanted some mac and cheese the other day but I ... [Read More]

southwest breakfast casserole

$3.06 recipe / $0.77 serving

I don't know why eggs are always banished to "breakfast" because I would certainly eat them anytime of the day. The same is true for this casserole but for the sake of familiarity I will call it a "breakfast casserole". This casserole took a little while to bake but the end product was so rich and spicy and had a wonderfully crunchy ... [Read More]

bbq chicken dinner

$9.68 recipe / $2.42 serving

This week I wanted to do a simple, classic, American meal. After discovering the insanely low price of chicken leg quarters ($0.74 cents / lb.) I knew I had to work them into my menu. I bought a pack of three HUGE leg quarters, which was almost 4.5 lbs worth of chicken. The pack contained only three leg quarters but because of their ... [Read More]

rosemary roasted potatoes

$2.52 recipe / $0.50 serving

Herb roasted potatoes are a classic recipe that everyone needs to know how to make. Potatoes are delicious and satisfying and roasting them has to be one of the easiest ways to prepare them. I love mashed potatoes but (I'll be honest) I'm a little too lazy to mash them sometimes. I chose rosemary and garlic to roast my potatoes with but ... [Read More]

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]