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A stack of no knead focaccia slices viewed from the side

No-Knead Focaccia

Piece of pepperoni pizza being pulled out the side of the pizza

No-Yeast Pizza Dough

One slice of chocolate depression cake or "crazy cake" viewed from the side, a glass of milk in the background

Chocolate Depression Cake

Overhead view of a white tray lined with paper towel, with vegetable fritters and a small bowl of garlic herb dipping sauce

Vegetable Fritters with Garlic Herb Sauce

A bowl of Sesame Tuna Salad surrounded by crackers and cucumber slices

Sesame Tuna Salad

Two bowls of chunky ham and bean soup with chunks of bread on the side

Chunky Ham and Bean Soup

Overhead view of turkey taco skillet next to tortilla chips, a bowl of sour cream, and toasted tortillas

Turkey Taco Skillet

A bowl full of red beans and rice with sausage, a spoon in the center of the bowl

Louisiana Style Red Beans and Rice

A skillet full of Crunchy Chicken Ramen Stir fry with a spatula in the side and a package of ramen on the left

Crunchy Chicken Ramen Stir Fry

A platter full of roasted breakfast potatoes with eggs, coffee, oranges, and bacon on the side

Smoky Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

A black bowl with Indian Creamed Spinach on a wooden plate with a piece of naan in the side of the bowl

Indian Style Creamed Spinach

Side view of a bowl of creamy coleslaw with a fork lifting a bite

Simple Creamy Coleslaw

Close up side view of one bowl full of spicy sweet potato fries

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Three glass meal prep containers with rice and Smoky Roasted Sausage and Vegetables

Smoky Roasted Sausage and Vegetables

A shallow bowl full of Spinach and Artichoke One Pot Pasta with spinach and feta on the sides.

Spinach and Artichoke Wonderpot

Overhead view of a bowl of mashed potatoes topped with lentils in a creamy mushroom gravy

Lentils with Creamy Mushroom Gravy

Super close up side view of a bowl of olive oil mashed potatoes garnished with rosemary and a drizzle of olive oil

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Overhead view of a pot full of vegetable barley soup with bread on the side

Vegetable Barley Soup

Close up of teriyaki meatball bowls with sauce being drizzled over top

Teriyaki Meatball Bowls

Two bowls of Smoky Black Bean Soup with various toppings, next to a bowl of sliced green onion and a crumbled corn muffin.

Smoky Black Bean Soup

Overhead view of a bowl of Creamy vegetable wild rice soup with bread and a napkin on the side.

Creamy Vegetable Wild Rice Soup (Vegan)

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes in a casserole dish with a wooden spoon on a blue background with leaves and pine cones on the side.

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

Slices of Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin on a wooden cutting board.

Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Close up of Balsamic Roasted Vegetables on a white platter

Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Five different bowls full of tomato soup with the soup pot and ladle at the top

Secret Ingredient Tomato Soup

A spoon lifting some homemade balsamic vinaigrette out of a small bowl

Easy Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Close up overhead view of a bowl full of vegan creamy mushroom ramen with chopsticks lifting some noodles

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen

Asparagus and Tomatoes on the baking sheet

Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes

Front view of a large salad in a bowl topped with homemade croutons

Homemade Baked Croutons

Three bowls of rosemary garlic white bean soup with different toppings (pesto, croutons, Parmesan).

Easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup

Close up of four Maple Sage Breakfast Sausages in a cast iron skillet

Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage

Four glass containers with Roasted Vegetable Salad and three dressing containers

Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep

Close side view of a skillet full of potatoes topped with tahini dressing and green onion

Crispy Potatoes with Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing

Front view of a bowl of Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad with a black fork and spoon in the side of the bowl.

Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad

A sheet pan full of Super Crunchy Oil Free Granola with a large wooden spoon scooping it up.

Super Crunchy Oil Free Granola

Close up of a dumpling being dipped into a bowl of Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce

Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce

Close up overhead view of pork chops in the skillet with vegetables, covered with sweet and sour sauce.

Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with Vegetables

Close up of Lemon Dill Salmon and Kale Salad on a plate with a black fork

Lemon Dill Salmon and Kale Salad

Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing dripping off a spoon into a white bowl.

Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing

A bowl of Sweet and Spicy Tuna Salad surrounded by crackers and vegetables.

Sweet and Spicy Tuna Salad

Lemon garlic dressing being poured over the salad bowl

Lemony Artichoke and Quinoa Salad

A hand dipping a piece of naan into the Creamy Coconut Curried Lentils with Spinach on a plate with curry roasted carrots

Creamy Coconut Curry Lentils with Spinach

Close up of a bowl of cucumber mango salad with chopsticks picking up a piece of mango

Cucumber Mango Salad

Two grilled chicken breasts coated in homemade bbq sauce in a dish, one sliced into strips, and a fork dipping a piece of chicken into a bowl of sauce.

Homemade BBQ Sauce (no ketchup)

A wooden plate full of baked sweet potato fries drizzled with peanut lime dressing and topped with cilantro, peanuts, and red pepper.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Peanut Lime Dressing

Chicken and vegetables removed from one skewer of a chimichurri chicken kebab, on a bed of rice.

Chimichurri Chicken Kebabs

Cold Peanut Noodle Salad divided between meal prep containers, dressing being poured.

Cold Peanut Noodle Salad

A spoon lifting some peanut lime dressing out of a bow, squeezed lime and cilantro on the side.

Peanut Lime Dressing

A glass casserole dish filled with baked beef and black bean tacos, with toppings in bowls on the sides

Crispy Baked Beef and Black Bean Tacos

Honey Mustard Sauce dripping off a spoon into a bowl

Honey Mustard Sauce

Close up of One Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice in the skillet.

One Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

Close up side view of a marinated portobello mushroom burger topped with a slice of tomato and two red onion rings.

Marinated Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Close up of Easy Cilantro Lime Chicken in the skillet, garnished with cilantro and lime wedges.

Easy Cilantro Lime Chicken

Front view of chopsticks picking up a slice of mushroom out of a Gochujang Mushroom Bowl.

Gochujang Mushroom Bowls

Three rectangular glass meal prep containers with Ground Turkey Stir Fry and Brown Rice

Quick & Easy Ground Turkey Stir Fry

A piece of Easy Oven Baked Fish with Tomatoes on a plate with baguette slices, a green salad, and black fork

Easy Oven Baked Fish with Tomatoes

Cajun Salmon Burgers topped with guacamole and the top half of a bun

Cajun Salmon Burgers

Close up shot of Banana Flax Muffins in paper liners

Banana Flax Muffins

Sesame Tempeh Bowls being eaten with chopsticks

Sesame Tempeh Bowls

A hand scooping up a spoonful of Vegan West African Peanut Stew with Rice

Vegan West African Peanut Stew

A Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wrap cut open, with open sides facing viewer.

Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wraps

A bowl of Spicy Coconut Vegetable Stir Fry ready to be eaten.

Spicy Coconut Vegetable Stir Fry

This easy one pot version of American Goulash cooks the pasta and beef in the same pot with a homemade red wine tomato sauce for extra flavor. Budgetbytes.com

Easy One Pot American Goulash

Bowl of super easy small-batch Rice Cooker Chili

Rice Cooker Chili

Homemade Cajun Seasoning ingredients in a bowl.

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Autumn Quinoa Salad with Lemon Turmeric Dressing ready for serving

Autumn Quinoa Salad with Lemon Turmeric Dressing

A rich and hearty medley of vegetables, lentils, and herbs makes this freezer-friendly Vegan Winter Lentil Stew the perfect cold-weather comfort food. Budgetbytes.com

Vegan Winter Lentil Stew

Close up of caramelized Smoky Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

Smoky Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

A hearty bowl of Rice Cooker Spanish Chickpeas and Rice with fresh lemon and parsley

Rice Cooker Spanish Chickpeas and Rice

Garlic Herb Seasoning Ingredients with vegetables pasta and butter

All-Purpose Garlic Herb Seasoning

Three bowls of Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry

Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry Bowls

Easy Sweet Chili Sauce close up on a spoon

Easy Sweet Chili Sauce

Basic Chili in a bowl being eaten

Simple Homemade Chili

Filling enough to serve as a light meal, but light enough to act as an easy side dish, this Italian Orzo Salad is a versatile addition to your weekly meal prep. Budgetbytes.com

Italian Orzo Salad

Roasted Vegetable Couscous is an easy side dish with complex flavor, with sweet roasted vegetables mixed with savory, fluffy couscous. Budgetbytes.com

Roasted Vegetable Couscous

These Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken Thighs are moist, tender, and have huge flavor with very little effort. Perfect for fast weeknight dinners! Budgetbytes.com

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken Thighs

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are an easy, flexible, and DELICIOUS side dish that can be paired with just about any meal. Keep this go-to recipe handy! Budgetbytes.com

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

By adding a few extra ingredients to your rice cooker, you can cook an entire meal at once. This Teriyaki Shrimp and Rice is an easy and healthy alternative to take out. Budgetbytes.com

Rice Cooker Teriyaki Shrimp and Rice

Skip the meat and make these light and fresh Hoisin Tofu Lettuce Cups, for a fast and easy weeknight dinner. Budgetbytes.com

Hoisin Tofu Lettuce Cups

This Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Chili makes a huge batch, is packed with flavor and nutrients, and can be made for only about 5 dollars! Budgetbytes.com

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Chili

This quick and easy egg drop soup is warm and southing on cold days or when you're feeling under the weather. BudgetBytes.com

Easy Homemade Egg Drop Soup

This incredibly Easy Sesame Chicken is faster and tastier than take out. You control the ingredients, you control the flavor. Budgetbytes.com

Easy Sesame Chicken

This Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce (or marinade) takes only a few minutes and five simple ingredients that can be kept on hand at all times. Perfect for last minute weeknight dinners! Budgetbytes.com

Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce or Marinade

This Parsley Salad with Almonds and Apricots is savory, sweet, crunchy, and drenched in a tangy homemade vinaigrette! Holds up well to refrigeration and perfect for meal prep! Budgetbytes.com

Parsley Salad with Almonds and Apricots

With just a few ingredients, dinner doesn’t get easier (or tastier) than this Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken. Skip the take out tonight! Budgetbytes.com

Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

These Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips are fast, easy, super crunchy, a great way to use up leftover tortillas, and a great alternative to store bought chips. Budgetbytes.com

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

Full of fresh summery flavor, without needing a lot of ingredients, this Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa will become your new go-to easy summer meal!

Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

This simple homemade chili seasoning is made with a few basic pantry staple spices and can be used for so much more than a pot of traditional chili! Budgetbytes.com

Homemade Chili Seasoning

BBQ Tofu Sliders are an easy and inexpensive alternative to pulled meat sandwiches. With a simple and uncomplicated ingredient list, this is a tofu dish anyone can master! Budgetbytes.com

BBQ Tofu Sliders

This Honey Hoisin Garlic Chicken from Jessica Gavin’s new cookbook is salty, sweet, and mouth-wateringly tender. BudgetBytes.com

Jessica Gavin’s Honey Hoisin Garlic Chicken

Roasted Summer Vegetables are the easiest side dish of the season and can be served as a simple side, or added to several other dishes to add color, flavor, texture, and nutrients. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Summer Vegetables

This rich and subtle pasta sauce is incredibly easy, which has earned it the title of The Best Weeknight Pasta Sauce in my house! BudgetBytes.com

The Best Weeknight Pasta Sauce

Light, but filling, this Beef and Cabbage Soup will fill you up without weighing you down, and will keep you warm from the inside out. BudgetBytes.com

Beef and Cabbage Soup

A variety of colors, fresh vegetables, and vibrant herbs and spices make this Vegetarian 15 Bean Soup flavorful, filling, AND incredibly good for you. BudgetBytes.com

Vegetarian 15 Bean Soup

This Coconut Curry Hummus throws a new twist on the traditional dip with creamy coconut milk, vibrant lime, and warm curry spices. BudgetBytes.com

Coconut Curry Hummus

When fresh vegetables are in short supply, make this Sweet Crunch Winter Salad packed full of winter vegetables and a homemade Maple Tahini Dressing. BudgetBytes.com

Sweet Crunch Winter Salad

Sweet, salty, rich, and crunchy, these Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles hit all the bases. It’s fast, easy comfort food for busy nights! BudgetBytes.com

Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles

Make an entire dinner for two at one time with this fast and easy Sheet Pan BBQ Meatloaf Dinner. Perfect for meal prep! BudgetBytes.com

Sheet Pan BBQ Meatloaf Dinner

Slow Simmered Black Eyed Peas and Greens is a great cold weather comfort food that is as healthy as it is delicious! BudgetBytes.com

Slow Simmered Black Eyed Peas and Greens

Spicy, aromatic, and earthy, these Moroccan Spiced Sweet Potatoes will add an adventurous flavor to any dinner! BudgetBytes.com

Moroccan Spiced Sweet Potatoes