Cranberry Sauce

$2.77 recipe / $0.46 serving
Cranberry Sauce

I guess I take pleasure in the little things because I was most excited about this cranberry sauce out of everything that I cooked today. The simplicity of this sauce is unreal especially for the amount of flavor bursting forth from it. Fresh cranberries provide a strong refreshing tartness that is only kept in check by the sweet orange ... [Read More]

roasted turkey

$11.92 recipe / $1.99 serving

I'll admit it, I was a little bit intimidated by the turkey. I have never cooked a turkey before in my life. I had watched my mother do it every Thanksgiving and Christmas while growing up but had always refused to participate (raw poultry isn't my favorite). After a few years working in the food service arena, raw poultry no longer make ... [Read More]

Indian Pudding

$3.88 recipe / $0.69 serving

One day last week, while taking my break at work, I caught a few minutes of Sandra Lee's Thanksgiving episode of Semi-Homemade (yes, we have a big screen TV and sofa in our break room). For her Thanksgiving dessert she made Indian Pudding. I had never heard of this dish before but I knew from the ingredients that I needed to try it... ... [Read More]

apple walnut stuffing

$4.18 recipe / $0.70 serving

Yes, I used boxed stuffing mix and yes, this is way better than the manufacturers of that boxed mix ever intended it to be. Since Thanksgiving day is all about cooking as much food as humanly possible (wait, did I get that right?), I like to take a couple short cuts. Instead of making stuffing from scratch, I like to take the boxed mix ... [Read More]

BBQ pork sandwiches

$7.61 recipe / $1.52 each

Alright, well, this is the last of the slow cooked pork recipes. After eating open faced sandwiches, burritos and quesadillas all week, I kinda feel like I've eaten the whole pig. Anyway, this recipes is perhaps the easiest of them all but still the one that I was most excited to eat. After mixing half of my pulled pork with taco ... [Read More]

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]