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...

Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken

Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken

It’s true, I usually am not a fan of chicken. I find the flavor and texture to be rather boring. BUT doctor it up just right and it can be the perfect protein-packed vehicle...

Pasta Salad literally

Pasta Salad (literally)

One day last week, after a long day at work, I felt a slight hunger in my belly. I was kinda craving pasta and kinda craving salad but one seemed like too much and...

Parmesan Garlic Twists

Parmesan Garlic Twists

The adventures in puff pastry continue! I had bought a second box of puff pastry to make another batch of Cinnamon Nut Palmiers for a party a week ago but never made them because…...

Meatball Stroganoff

Meatball Stroganoff

Okay, I saved the best for last! This Meatball Stroganoff is my favorite of all of the recipes that I made with my homemade meatballs. Yes, it is a little bit more expensive per...

Mexican Red Lentil Stew - BudgetBytes.com

Mexican Red Lentil Stew

This was one of the first ever Budget Bytes recipe experiments. After browsing the internet looking for ideas, I saw this Spicy Red Lentil and Tomato Soup by Andrea Meyers and it piqued my...

Egg Florentine Quesadillas

Egg Florentine Quesadillas

Ever since making the creamed spinach, this has been my favorite breakfast. Wait, no, not my favorite breakfast… my favorite meal (because I can’t pretend that I haven’t made this for lunch and dinner...

Meatball Sandwich

Meatball Sandwich

Have some frozen meatballs and marinara? Here is a quick (and very filling) snack or lunch whose components you can keep on hand in your freezer. I was lucky enough to find these little...