cherry almond steel cut oats

$4.23 recipe / $0.85 serving

So I'm back on the steel cut oats bandwagon after a couple weeks off. I had begun to draw a blank on new flavors and fell back into my bran flake rut when *BAM* three new ideas just popped into my head! Here is the first one in all of it's creamy, almondy, deep cherry goodness. Total Recipe cost: $4.23 Servings Per Recipe: 5 ... [Read More]

pork and pineapple burritos

$10.06 recipe / $1.68 each

One of my favorite places to eat when I'm in New Orleans is Juan's Flying Burrito because I LOVE burritos and theirs just rock. My favorite burrito is the "Al Pastor" which combines slow cooked pork, pineapple salsa, jalapenos, beans and rice. So, you KNOW the first thing that I was gonna do with my slow cooked pork was recreate that ... [Read More]

open faced pork sandwich with pan gravy

$1.12 each

So I couldn't wait to start using up my delicious Pulled Pork and one of the easiest and fastest ways is to eat it on an open faced sandwich. Also, as promised, I have instructions for making the Pan Gravy that goes along with it. Because I couldn't decide what to have for breakfast this morning, I gobbled down the sandwich and I must say ... [Read More]

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]