Asian Salad with Peanut Dressing

Asian Salad with Peanut Dressing

I gotta get my veggies and coming up with new ways to do so can be challenging. Since I made the Thai Peanut Sauce today, I thought I would throw together a salad and...

Thai Peanut Sauce

I’ve been really digging Asian food lately. As I was deciding on my main entree and side dish for this week, I decided to give Thai peanut sauce a shot. I had never made...

Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Sweet Potato Enchiladas

As I ate my Roasted Poblano and Sweet Potato Salad this week it dawned on me- this salad would make a KILLER enchilada filling! Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to make them until...

Broccoli Rice Casserole

Broccoli Rice Casserole

Ahhhh, comfort food. Sometimes you’re stressed out, sometimes you’re tired, sometimes you’re just plain hungry. All of those things make me want comfort food. Well, I must have been experiencing one of those (or...

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

I saw these Ricotta Cookies yesterday morning on Tastespotting.com and they looked so scrumptious that I bumped one of my planned recipes in favor of this one. The cookies are great because they are...

Budget Byting Principles

Budget Byting Principles

Over the past few months I’ve been compiling a list of principles to shop and cook by. I have identified 6 practices that have really helped me take a big “byte” out of my...

Antipasto Panini

Antipasto Panini

Alright, this is my FAVORITE use for the antipasto mix. One bite of this sandwich (which occurred precisely a half second after the last photo was taken), and I was dumbfounded as to why...

Antipasto Pasta

Antipasto Pasta

The first (and most obvious) thing that I made with my antipasto mix was a pasta salad. I ate this salad warm as a side with my pepperoni stuffed chicken and they were a...

Antipasto Mix

Antipasto Mix

If you’re an avid reader of Budget Bytes you already know that I choose most of my recipes based on what I have “left over” in my fridge that I need to use up....

Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms

I had a hankering for some balsamic marinated mushrooms the other day but after searching for recipes, I decided to try a batch of regular marinated mushrooms before trying the balsamic variety. There were...

Garlic Noodles

my favorites from 2009

This past year has been amazing thanks largely in part to my new blogging adventure. Through creating this blog I have saved money, broken free from my 15 (or so) recipe rut, and expanded...