Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs

I was really craving some red meat the other day and the first thing I wanted was meatballs. Of course, I didn’t have any meatballs so all I could do was sit there and...

Homemade Marinara

Homemade Marinara

After being treated to a wonderful Italian dinner at a local restaurant last week, I was inspired to finally try to make my own marinara sauce. I’ll admit, usually I’m too lazy and I’d...

Sweet Chili Shrimp

Sweet Chili Shrimp

SHRIMP IS ON SALE! Bet you never thought that you could eat shrimp on a budget, did you? Well, this week I found shrimp on sale for $4.99 per pound. Not bad and according...

Garlic Noodles

Today I made my first visit to our local Vietnamese grocery store where I picked up a couple basic sauces to add to my well stocked kitchen. One of the sauces I bought was...

Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Muffins

Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Muffins

If you have been reading my blog for a while then you know that I like to use up leftovers. Wasted food is wasted money, right? These jalapeno cheddar corn muffins are a quick,...

Jalapeno Bacon Stuffed Potatoes

Jalapeno Bacon Stuffed Potatoes

A few months ago I had made some Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes, most of which ended up in the freezer. I can’t even tell you how awesome it is to be able to reach...

Bacon Pesto Pasta

Bacon Pesto Pasta Bake

I know today is Thanksgiving but I cooked all of my Thanksgiving food last week and after eating turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce all week I needed something new. After perusing my “to cook”...

Pear Ginger Oats

Pear Ginger Steel Cut Oats

Pears are the fruit of the season and you know what that means… deliciously ripe and on sale! This week I picked up some Comice Pears for $0.99 per pound and I knew exactly...

This simple cranberry sauce only requires three ingredients but has enough flavor to add excitement to your holiday meal. BudgetBytes.com

Simple Cranberry Sauce

I guess I take pleasure in the little things because I was most excited about this Simple Cranberry Sauce out of everything that I cooked today. The simplicity of this sauce is unreal especially...

Roasted Turkey - BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Turkey

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...

Indian Pudding - BudgetBytes.com

Indian Pudding

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...

Apple Walnut Stuffing - BudgetBytes.com

Apple Walnut Stuffing

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...