Contest WINNER!

Contest WINNER!

Well, it’s the moment that you’ve all been waiting for.  The winner of the first ever Budget Bytes giveaway contest is… May Ling Wu! Her favorite seasonings to use are: Garlic, Sage, and Cilantro!...

Budget Panzanella Salad

Budget Panzanella Salad

Ahhh, panzanella salad. It’s so good with all of its vinaigrette soaked chunks of bread, olives and cheese. But we all know that good olives and cheese are not cheap. So, I switched a...

Balsamic Caprese Sandwich

Balsamic Caprese Panini

This sandwich is nothing short of fantastic. Caprese salad is simply slices of tomato, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, olive oil, salt and pepper. It’s a fresh, summertime classic. I went a step further and...

1st ever GIVEAWAY!

1st ever GIVEAWAY!

Aaaaaaaand it’s closed.  Thanks for participating, everyone!  The winner will be announced soon! XOXO There have been many exciting things going on in my world lately, one of which was winning a recipe contest...

Ham & Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

Have you ever seen those bags of 16 bean soup mix in the dry bean aisle at the grocery store? Well, they’re kinda like the ramen of the bean world. They come with their...

Beth's Best Tuna Salad

Beth’s Best Tuna Salad

I think I might have been at least 18 years old before I realized that you could add more to canned tuna than just mayonnaise… and when I did, a whole new world opened...

Skillet Lasagna

skillet lasagna

Those of you who follow Budget Bytes on Facebook may recall a few weeks back when I tried to make Alton Brown’s slow cooker lasagna and it turned out… less than fabulous. Well, everyone...

No-Knead Focaccia

no-knead focaccia

I was in the mood for sandwiches this week so I needed to make some bread. While my honey wheat sandwich bread was fantastic, I wanted something more savory. Then I got the idea,...

Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pasta

creamy mushroom pasta w/ chicken

This post is dedicated to all of you who are still going out to eat at the Olive Garden. ;D This is a super simple, very flavorful pasta dish that will cost about the...

Easy Dulce de Leche

easy dulce de leche

Oh boy, I may have done a bad thing when I made this… I may have opened Pandora’s box. Now I want this delicious dulce de leche on everything. I’ve been sneaking spoonfuls out...

Quick Tomato Soup

Super Quick Tomato Soup

Last summer I made some tomato soup from scratch with fresh tomatoes and it was delightful but I’ve been meaning to make a quick version with canned tomatoes ever since. I definitely needed something...

Ginger Salmon

ginger salmon

I’ve shied away from making salmon in the past because of the price. At over $8/lb., it’s twice as expensive as ground beef and almost three times as expensive as chicken or pork. After...