Frugal Cooking: Potato & Ham Soup

Ever have memories randomly pop up when you’re thinking about a particular subject? I just did. I am about to share a recipe with you that my husband and I LOVE. I use left over ham in it, which leads me to thinking about the first time I cooked a ham after we were married… … Continue reading

Menu

Almost every Saturday I pick up a basket of produce – half fruit and half vegetable – from a co-op. I bring it home and make a list of what produce I have already in my house a list of what I received that day. Then I make my menu based off these items. This … Continue reading

Frugal Baking: Banana Bread

In my house, we all love bananas. Although my husband is a bit more picky about WHEN the bananas are ripe enough to eat (something to do about living in Brasil for a few years made him only want to eat them at peak ripeness… but I swear it ONLY translated to bananas!) The time … Continue reading

Menu

Almost every Saturday I pick up a basket of produce – half fruit and half vegetable – from a co-op. I bring it home and make a list of what produce I have already in my house a list of what I received that day. Then I make my menu based off these items. This … Continue reading

Frugal Cooking: Black Bean Tortilla Casserole

As this week I’m getting ready for a housewarming party, I’m just linking this recipe. I love this casserole and it can be made for under $5 (especially if you use salsa made yourself, and buy the canned goods on sale – we usually get ours in a case lot sale.) It also has about … Continue reading

Frugal Cooking: “Leftover” Pizzas

The other day I had quite a few leftovers in the fridge – from salads, tacos and spaghetti with meatballs. I tend to have leftovers quite a bit, but this pile was becoming a bit unmanageable. I did not want it to go to waste (throwing away food is after all throwing away money), so … Continue reading

Frugal Cooking: Caramel Apple Slices

I posted about this recipe over on Crystal’s Cozy Kitchen. I just had to discuss it here as well… I use to buy fruit just to dehydrate – I’d buy it on sale and have it for later when it was not available. However this batch of apples was FREE. I love getting free stuff … Continue reading

Frugal Buying: Meat

I have started doing my grocery shopping on Saturdays. I’ll be talking about that in a different post. A little over a week ago, I went after we put our son to bed (I usually shop before then as I don’t like late night shopping.) This turned out to be a profitable shopping trip for … Continue reading

Frugal Cooking: Celery Pesto

There are some vegetable that I don’t eat all of… for example – celery (it happens to be on my mind since I’m sharing it today). Celery has the ends which get cut off and the leaves which up until now I’ve just discarded without thinking twice about! Then I came across the idea for … Continue reading