How to Cook A Whole Chicken in Under One Hour

How to Cook A Whole Chicken in Under One Hour

Reading Time: 2 min   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

Reading Time: 4 min   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

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…

Cumin Beans &  Cornbread

Cumin Beans & Cornbread

Reading Time: 5 min Learn to cook dry beans with this simple recipe that is gluten-free and taught my family to love a bowl of beans. Cumin beans are to make on the stove top, in the slow cooker, or with your Instant Pot, you can feed 6 people…

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

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

Reading Time: 6 min If you’re a frugal cook, you need a Hamburger Vegetable Soup recipe. Easy to adapt to any eating-style: vegetarian, paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, dairy-free. And it’s loaded with inexpensive but flavorful ingredients. Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Stovetop, and Freezer instructions included! Because we try to save…

Easy, Frugal Potato Peel Soup

Easy, Frugal Potato Peel Soup

Reading Time: 4 min Need a budget-friendly dinner idea that helps you use what you have and prevent food waste? This soup tastes like potato soup, but it’s made with the scraps! Real food and delicious. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. As cheapskate…

Picadillo (Mexican Beef & Potato Stew)

Picadillo (Mexican Beef & Potato Stew)

Reading Time: 4 min An authentic, frugal, hearty, ground beef staple that uses a few ingredients and costs pennies per serving. Picadillo is also gluten-free, dairy-free and Whole30 approved! This post contains affiliate links. You can view my full disclosure policy here. I used to think that making international food…

Modified Macaroni & Cheese: 4 Ways

Modified Macaroni & Cheese: 4 Ways

Reading Time: 4 min   For some reason, we feel the need to improve upon perfection. Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is basically the perfect comfort food. It has pasta, melted cheese, salt, and it’s ready in less than 20 minutes. But for some reason, people try to ruin it…