What Vegetable Should I Grow First To Save Money On Groceries?

Two years ago, I asked myself this same exact question. I was a few months into paying off a massive amount of debt, but I still wanted to be able to eat well. Gardening sounded like the best option, but I had no idea where to start. I knew nothing and I was drowning in […]

How To Bake Eggplant (A Frugal Kitchen Staple!)

Throughout the year, I see eggplant on sale at Aldi for .59 to .99 cents. That’s a killer deal considering one eggplant can substitute for a pound of meat in a main dish. My family, including my meat-loving husband, loves the taste of eggplant when I cook it up right. But, if you’ve never bought […]

Slow Cooker Tips That I Learned The Hard Way (+ 10 Recipes!)

I know pressure cookers are so hot right now, but I want to revisit an oldie, but goodie today – the slow cooker. In fact, if you get my weekly emails, you already know that I’m kicking myself for eating out three times this week. I could have saved myself so much money if I […]

Do You REALLY Know The Best Way To Make Shredded Chicken? (Plus The Recipe!)

Here’s my problem. I really dislike picking chicken off the bone. But I love the flavor of using rotisserie chicken in recipes that call for shredded chicken. The good news is that Pinterest has dozens (maybe even hundreds? or thousands?) of recipes about how to make “the best and easiest shredded chicken ever.” You can bake, pan fry, boil or slow cook. You can […]

The Secret To Perfect Pasta Salad Dressing

It’s the day before payday and you don’t have a plan for dinner. Plus, all you can find in your kitchen vegetables and a box of noodles. (And you are so tired of salad you could scream!) What do you do? I found making a big batch of pasta salad is a great solution. Plus, I […]

How To Drink Starbucks Coffee For Less Than .20 Cents A Cup!

I drink a tall Starbucks coffee every single morning. Sometimes I drink two.  And I don’t even feel bad about it. Do you want to know how I drink Starbucks for less?   Once upon a time (3 years ago), I worked at a desk all day and I spent way too much money at the Starbucks […]

Easy Sausage Rolls

Happy Friday! Are you going to any brunches this weekend? If so, these easy sausage rolls are a fabulously frugal and easy dish to add a little savory to a traditional breakfast spread of sweet muffins, donuts, and danishes. I discovered these yummy sausage rolls (or pinwheels as called on some sites) when I was […]

{Fancy Frugal Food} Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Appetizer

Being on a budget does not mean you have to serve beans and rice at your next dinner party. Today, my fancy and frugal friend Olivia Polk from OliviaPolk.com is going to share an amazing appetizer recipe. She has introduced me to many delicious dishes over the years. But one of her appetizers – Roasted Tomatoes And Goat […]

$4 Speedy And Delicious Chicken Pot Pie

Do you love chicken pot pie as much as my family does? It’s comforting and filling. It’s a brilliant way to sneak vegetables into your children’s diet. Plus, I’ve found a way to make it for next to nothing. But don’t let the price scare you, my gourmet-taste husband even agrees that this is one […]

Simple Breakfast Pie

Quiche is one of my favorite frugal dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Quiche may sound fancy, but don’t be fooled. It’s the perfect meal to use up extra vegetables, leftover deli meat or that extra slice of cheese. Plus quiche is delicious. But in my family, we like to pour a little syrup over it […]