Cherry Almond Danishes - BudgetBytes.com

Cherry Almond Danishes

After receiving last month’s Bon Appetit magazine, I experimented with puff pastry for the first time. I made some bite sized apple cheddar turnovers for a party I went to. Unfortunately, I never snapped...

Melon Mint Feta Salad - BudgetBytes.com

Melon, Mint & Feta Salad

I have been waiting all summer long to make this salad and never got around to it until now. Melons are selling at a great price and summer is almost over so now is...

Balsamic Pork Chops - BudgetBytes.com

Balsamic Pork Chops

I was craving pork chops and after tooling around the web I decided to try out this recipe from Epicurious. The recipe is simple, fairly quick and looks pretty fancy! Because this is Budget...

Italian Eggplant Bake - BudgetBytes.com

Italian Eggplant Bake

If you’ve ever had eggplant cooked correctly, you know that it is incredibly creamy and satisfying (not to mention full of fiber!). IMHO, you can’t go wrong anytime you cook *anything* with tomatoes, onions,...

Homemade Calzones - BudgetBytes.com

Homemade Calzones

I wanted to try to make calzones because they seemed like the perfect little portion controlled item to grab and go for lunch. The cool thing about calzones is that you can pack just...

Neon Rainbow Cupcakes - BudgetBytes.com

Neon Rainbow Cupcakes

I’ve seen so many pictures of rainbow cupcakes on the web that I just had to give it a shot. Turns out, the bright colors actually *do* make them more fun to eat. Who...

Grilled Pesto Chicken - BudgetBytes.com

Grilled Pesto Chicken

This is something I learned from Chef Jamie (Jamie if you’re out there, hey!!). Of course, we used expensive sun dried tomatoes and fresh made pesto but I had to improvise. The dish is...

Lemon Parsley Pasta - BudgetBytes.com

Lemon Parsley Pasta

I found this recipe on Recipe Zaar and it looked like the perfect side dish to the pesto chicken I wanted to make. Actually, it looked like it would be the perfect side dish...

Picnic Potato Salad - BudgetBytes.com

Picnic Potato Salad

This recipe is a hybrid recipe from both Whole Foods Market and Epicurious. I like this version of potato salad because it tastes much lighter due to the use of sour cream in the...

Pesto Pasta Salad - BudgetBytes.com

Pesto Pasta Salad

This wonderful pesto pasta salad makes a great summertime side dish or vegetarian main dish. My local Whole Foods Market makes a pasta salad called Tortellini Rustica which inspired this dish. Finding a 10...

Tomato Chevre Scramble - BudgetBytes.com

Tomato Chevre Scramble

I still had some of that great goat cheese (chevre) that I got on sale and have been putting it in *everything* ever since. Today I made a delicious egg scramble with a roma...

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce - BudgetBytes.com

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

NEVER under estimate the power of pasta. This recipe is another one of my “emergency meals” because it is so insanely satisfying, under $10 and I can eat off of it for almost a...