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Use your leftover party dips to make a delicious lunch the next day, like these super creamy Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas. BudgetBytes.com

Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas

It’s time to play the leftovers game! I’m all about “sweeping my fridge” and coming up with new dishes using my leftovers, especially after big food events. Did you know that The Big Game...

These smoky Roasted Corn Quesadillas are a fast and filling lunch that can be kept in the freezer for fast meals. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Corn Quesadillas

Whew, life has been hectic lately, y’all! But it’s a good hectic. In addition to launching the new Budget Bytes app (p.s. the Android app is officially coming!), I’m in the process of selling my...

These Ultimate BBQ Chicken Quesadillas are packed with colorful ingredients and deliciously tangy BBQ sauce! #ad BudgetBytes.com

Ultimate BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

You guys. I didn’t know if anything could ever top my Hearty Black Bean Quesadillas, but we now have a very strong contender! These tasty little quesadillas are packed with tender chicken pieces, creamy cheddar,...

Chicken & Pineapple Quesadillas

Chicken & Pineapple Quesadillas

My love for quesadillas is right up there with pizza. They’re like brothers from a different mother. Both combine melty cheese, crispy bread, and whatever other creative combination of ingredients you can think of....

Spinach Tomato Quesadillas

Spinach Tomato Quesadillas

Sometimes I get food overload and all I want to eat is something really, really simple… like bread and cheese. My favorite form of “bread and cheese” is a quesadilla. I was all set...

Hearty Black Bean Quesadillas

Hearty Black Bean Quesadillas

Words. Cannot. Describe. …how insanely good these Black Bean Quesadillas are!! This is my new favorite recipe, hands down. Hands down. So, most people go to Whole Foods to explore their beautiful produce, organic...

Green Chile Breakfast Quesadillas - BudgetBytes.com

Green Chile Breakfast Quesadillas

I’ve had a couple cans of green chiles in my pantry that need to be used up, so I decided to toss them into my favorite breakfast—a tortilla, egg, and cheese quesadilla. I also...

Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas

Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas

I love single serving desserts. They keep you from over indulging because there are no leftovers and they can be whipped up on the fly. I also love quesadillas, with their crispy outside and...

Mediterranean Quesadillas

Mediterranean Quesadillas

I LOVE quesadillas. Crispy on the outside, all warm and melty on the inside… Oh so good. While I don’t think I can top my favorite black bean quesadillas, these mediterranean quesadillas are an...

Hawaiian Ham Quesadillas

Hawaiian Ham Quesadillas

Quesadillas might be one of my favorite foods. That and pizza. Why? Because you can put just about anything inside and the outer crispy tortilla shell somehow makes everything a million times better. For...

Peach Quesadillas

Peach Quesadillas

I’m under the impression that just about anything is better when stuffed inside of a tortilla with some cheese and cooked to a crisp in a hot skillet (aka “quesadilla-ed”). So, just after I...

Melted Butter Banana Brown Sugar

Caramelized Banana and Peanut Butter Quesadilla

Dessert during the September Challenge? Heck yeah! Especially if it’s leftover Caramelized Banana and Peanut Butter Quesadillas! I’ve been buying bananas because they’re one of the cheapest produce items available to me, but sometimes...

Egg Florentine Quesadillas

Egg Florentine Quesadillas

Ever since making the creamed spinach, this has been my favorite breakfast. Wait, no, not my favorite breakfast… my favorite meal (because I can’t pretend that I haven’t made this for lunch and dinner...

Chili Garlic Breakfast Quesadilla

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...

Discover the best recipes of 2017 from Budget Bytes. Budget-frienly, super tasty, and guaranteed to keep your belly full.

Best Recipes of 2017

I can’t believe it’s that time already! Another year full of awesome food, gone in the blink of an eye. At the end of each year I like to put together a not-so-short list...

Weekly Recap 2-6

Weekly Recap 1/28-2/3

Hello friends! It’s time for another weekly recap. I had a pretty low-key week as far as grocery shopping and cooking is concerned. I knew I wanted to take time to post about freezing leftovers...

Pizzadillas

Pizzadillas

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. I’ve been BUSY lately. So, when I finally got a day off, I wanted something quick, delicious, and satisfying. I had not been meeting my quesadilla quota lately,...

Groceries Week 3

September Challenge 2015: Week 3 Summary

Okay, this whole September Challenge is going super quickly! I can’t believe I’m in my last week already. Week three went very smoothly, and I’m even contemplating continuing the challenge indefinitely. Week three’s menu felt...

Teriyaki Meatballs

Top 20 Recipes From 2012

So many wonderful things have happened this past year and looking back makes me feel overwhelmingly grateful. I want to thank each and every one of you for enriching my life and giving me...

Top Ten Freezer Meals

Top 10 Freezer Meals

So, I was sitting on my porch yesterday when my neighbor wandered up looking rather forlorn and wistful. “What’s wrong?” I asked. “I’m hungry and too tired to go pick up food or make...

Fresh spinach is a nutritious and versatile ingredient, but it can be difficult to use before it goes bad. Here are 34 ways to make sure all of your leftover spinach gets used! BudgetBytes.com

34 Ways to Use Leftover Spinach

Spinach is one of my favorite ingredients because not only is it nutritious, but it is extremely versatile. In fact, I keep frozen spinach on hand at all times. That being said, I do like...

Weekly Recap 2/26-3/3

Weekly Recap 2/26-3/3

Whats up, friends! Friday again. Already. How?? Today’s recap will be brief because I didn’t do a whole lot of cooking this week. Why? I cut my hand open really badly on Tuesday morning, leaving me...

Grilled Broccoli and Cheese

Grilled Broccoli & Cheese

Okay, hopefully my lack of good photographs of this sandwich will not deter you from trying it. In fact, it’s evidence of just how insanely amazing this sandwich was. I could not stop myself...

When you're tired and hungry, these 19 Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners that use pantry staples will save the day and leave you full and happy!

19 Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

Sometimes cooking dinner at home can seem like such a unicorn. We aspire, plan, and fully intend to do it, but can never quite make it happen. After working late, running errands, and picking...

Pantry Staples and Essentials - Herbs and Spices

Stock Your Kitchen: Pantry Staples

Have you ever come home from work full of intention and motivation to cook dinner at home, only to find an empty pantry and nothing to work with? Sometimes cooking at home sounds totally...

Slow Cooker Hot Buttered Apples are an easy and versatile dessert that is perfect for using up your glut of autumn apples! BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Hot Buttered Apples

What do you do when you’ve got a lot of apples on your hands and they’re looking like they might not have that much longer to live? Make Slow Cooker Hot Buttered Apples! 👏👏👏

Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese is like your favorite appetizer turned into a meal. BudgetBytes.com

Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese

Alright, this Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese is totally indulgent, but it’s the weekend, so it’s okay, right? Well, that’s my excuse anyway. This crispy, golden brown grilled cheese is like your favorite spinach artichoke dip...

Ultimate Southwest Scrambled Eggs make a fast and filling dinner or brunch, and are a great way to use up leftover ingredients in the kitchen. BudgetBytes.com

Ultimate Southwest Scrambled Eggs

Scramble eggs make a great last minute, sweep-the-kitchen weekend brunch or dinner. As I was looking through my pantry and fridge taking note of what needed to be used up today, I noticed I...

Chili Rubbed Pulled Pork - BudgetBytes.com

Chili Rubbed Pulled Pork

After grabbing the groceries that I needed for this week’s recipes, I had a few dollars to spare in my September Challenge budget, so I headed over to the meat aisle to see if...

Autumn Fruit & Nut Oatmeal

Autumn Fruit and Nut Oatmeal

Breakfast for me is usually one of two things: some sort of oatmeal if I’m feeling like a sweet breakfast or some sort of egg sandwich if I’m in a savory mood. Since discovering...

Jalapeno Hummus Breakfast Sandwich

Jalapeno Hummus Breakfast Sandwich

This one is for all of you out there who enjoy crazy egg sandwich concoctions like me (or maybe you don’t know you do until you try Chili Garlic Breakfast Quesadillas or Egg Florentine...

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Whew, what a week… after having out of town visitors for the past four days, I am finally getting back into my routine (school, blog, sleep… school, blog, sleep… school, blog… well, you get...

Cowboy Caviar is like a cross between a bean salad and fresh salsa with its colorful mix of beans, vegetables, and a fresh lime infused dressing. BudgetBytes.com

Cowboy Caviar

This super fresh and vibrant Cowboy Caviar combines two types of beans, colorful summer vegetables, and a sweet and tangy lime dressing for a bold and versatile dish that you’ll find yourself making over and...

This homemade taco seasoning is quick, easy, inexpensive, full of flavor, and can be made with just a few basic spice cabinet staples. Budgetbytes.com

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I used to be a “packet seasoning” junkie. It just seemed so easy. But really, if you have a decently stocked spice cabinet, making your own homemade taco seasoning takes five minutes, max. So,...

This Sriracha Pimento Cheese Spread is a rich, smoky, spicy spread with just a hint of sweetness from roasted red peppers! BudgetBytes.com

Sriracha Pimento Cheese Spread

Pimento cheese purists step aside. This Sriracha Pimento Cheese Spread will not make you happy. But it makes me happy, and that is the number one criteria for my recipes. And if you’re the...

Bright lime juice and earthy cumin pair perfectly with the subtle creamy sweetness of sweet potatoes in these Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes. BudgetBytes.com

Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I’ve been making these Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes since long before Budget Bytes was started. Why? Because sweet potatoes are delicious and inexpensive, and this particular recipe is easy to prepare and has bright, bold...

Cheesy Scallion Stuffed Jalapeños are a quick and impressive appetizer for any party or game night. BudgetBytes.com

Cheesy Scallion Stuffed Jalapeños

Alright, I know I’m a little late on this. I should have had this post ready for you before all the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, but think of it as an official excuse to celebrate...

Pesto Hummus - BudgetBytes.com

Pesto Hummus

Happy hump day! You’re half way done with the week, but you still have half way to go. I think you deserve a little something special, like maybe some Pesto Hummus! I make hummus...

Weekly Recap 2-18

Weekly Recap 2/12-2/18

Happy Friday! This is my first week back on weekly budget after having my freebie-fun week. I decided to do a series on farro this week that kind of messed with my weekly menu plan,...

Weekly Recap 1-27

Weekly Recap 1/21-1/27

Happy Friday, Y’all! I hope you have great plans for the weekend. I’ll be cooking up some good stuff, but before that it’s time to check in with my weekly recap for last week...

Soft, pillowy, homemade naan is easier to make than you think and it's great for sandwiches, pizza, dipping, and more. BudgetBytes.com

Homemade Naan Bread

And now for the much anticipated Naan recipe! If you’re unfamiliar with naan, it is basically just an Indian style flat bread. Okay, maybe it’s not “just” flat bread. This stuff is AMAZING. It...

SNAP Challenge Week 4 Receipts

SNAP Challenge: Week 4 Summary

Last week was one of the most chaotic/stressful/exciting/exhausting weeks of my life and it was also the final week of my SNAP challenge. Going into the week I really wasn’t sure I’d be able...

Hummus Breakfast Mug

Hummus Breakfast Mug

Okay… some of you are going to think this is the grossest thing you’ve ever seen, while others will think it’s the best idea ever. I’m in the second camp. This quick microwave hummus breakfast...

Easy Pineapple Salsa

Okay, so this little gem really deserves a post of its own, rather than being hidden in the Chili Lime Shrimp Bowls recipe post. This easy pineapple salsa is SO good that I could...