Cheesy Herb-Stuffed Tomatoes

Cheesy Herb-Stuffed Tomatoes

Reading Time: 5 min  An easy, beautiful summertime dish made with melty cheese, whole-grain bread, and stuffed summer produce. Makes a frugal side dish or even more frugal main dish! Includes a dairy-free and vegan option.     This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a […]

Deeply Flavorful Baked Sweet Potatoes

Deeply Flavorful Baked Sweet Potatoes

Reading Time: 4 min  An extra-flavorful, easy way to make baked sweet potatoes even better. Whole30, paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free, CHEAP, and just plain good. The best baked sweet potatoes I’ve ever had.     For a while, I called these “the best baked sweet potatoes.” Let’s agree that […]

Crispy Baked Home Fries

Crispy Baked Home Fries

Reading Time: 5 min  This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small compensation if you make a purchase using the links. You can view my full disclosure policy here. If you need a cheap real food that keeps stomachs full without much fuss, potatoes are […]

Cajun Sausage, Beans & Rice

Cajun Sausage, Beans & Rice

Reading Time: 2 min  When a recipe appears from a mishmash of whatever’s in your pantry, it’s a keeper. This Cajun Sausage, Beans & Rice costs around $4 and feeds 4-6 people. It’s flavorful, filling, a little spicy, and besides the kielbasa, you probably already have the ingredients […]

Cumin Beans &  Cornbread

Cumin Beans & Cornbread

Reading Time: 5 min  One of the first ways my family enjoyed a bowl of beans was with this recipe. If you exclude our foray into Paleo and grain-free eating, beans have been a staple in my family’s diet for the last decade. Not only are they a […]

Hamburger Vegetable Soup (Instant Pot & Slow Cooker-Friendly)

Hamburger Vegetable Soup (Instant Pot & Slow Cooker-Friendly)

Reading Time: 5 min  Because we try to save the most money while eating as healthy as possible, my family doesn’t buy a lot of fancy cuts of meat. We try to eat local, grass-fed beef, and that’s expensive. As a result, we generally just keep ground beef […]