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...

Spinach and Goat Cheese Pizza - BudgetBytes.com

Spinach and Goat Cheese Pizza

I’ll tell you a secret: when I’m not making this blog, I make gourmet pizzas for 8 hours, 3 days a week! This is one that I make for myself because it is just...

Summer Squash Saute - BudgetBytes.com

Summer Squash Sauté

It’s mid-week, only $30 left till pay day and I’m having a serious craving for vegetables. What is a girl to do? Visit the produce market for a couple squash on the cheap and...

Yummy Yogurt Parfait - BudgetBytes.com

Yummy Yogurt Parfait

It’s peach season! This week I scored big when I found peaches on sale for $1/pound. My favorite breakfast/sweet tooth fix is a yogurt parfait! While this parfait can be made with a number...

Stock Your Kitchen

Stock Your Kitchen

The excuse I hear most often as to why my friends do not cook for themselves or why they think it would too expensive to cook for themselves is because they don’t have a...

Spinach and Sausage Pasta - BudgetBytes.com

Spinach and Sausage Pasta

This recipe was inspired by my fabulous hair stylist, Amy. While her recipe was different, it got my wheels spinning and this is what came out! If you’re not a fan of sausage, this...

Bold Black Bean Salad - BudgetBytes.com

Bold Black Bean Salad

Oooooh a summertime favorite! It is so fresh and lively, like a little carnival in your mouth! The best part of this recipe is that it requires no cooking (an extra bonus when you...