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How to Cook A Whole Chicken in Under One Hour

How to Cook A Whole Chicken in Under One Hour

  Let’s make dinner! Does cooking a whole chicken intimidate you? Or do you want to cook one, but you don’t have time to roast it for 2 hours? Also, let’s agree that slow cooker (and Instant Pot) chicken is great, but never tastes as […]

Easy Real Food Chinese Chicken & Veggies

Easy Real Food Chinese Chicken & Veggies

  An easy, real food alternative to Chinese takeout! Only 9-ingredients and 30 minutes.   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.   Truth: […]

Cheesy Herb-Stuffed Tomatoes

Cheesy Herb-Stuffed Tomatoes

  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 […]

Cajun Sausage, Beans & Rice

Cajun Sausage, Beans & Rice

  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

  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)

  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 […]