Easy, Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Easy, Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

These stuffed tomatoes are an easy, beautiful, budget-friendly summertime dish made with melty cheese, whole-grain bread, and summer produce! Use this recipe for a frugal side dish or even more frugal main dish! Includes a dairy-free and vegan option.

Budget Burrito Bowls Recipe

Budget Burrito Bowls Recipe

Need an easy, budget-friendly, real food dinner? Burrito bowls are an allergy-friendly, plant-based pantry meal that even help you reduce food waste (who doesn’t love taco leftovers?!).

Cajun Sausage, Beans & Rice

Cajun Sausage, Beans & Rice

This fast, easy dinner costs around $4 and feeds 4-6 people. It’s flavorful, filling, a little spicy, and you probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboards!

Instant Pot Turmeric-Spiced Chicken (Slow Cooker Version!)

Instant Pot Turmeric-Spiced Chicken (Slow Cooker Version!)

This Turmeric-Spiced Chicken recipe is naturally gluten-free, and you can make it all kinds of frugal, simple, and even dairy-free! It’s an easy, creamy, flavorful Instant Pot chicken dish infused with turmeric and ready to serve over rice and veggies.

Real Food, Mess-Free Fried Chicken

Real Food, Mess-Free Fried Chicken

A budget-friendly way to replace the drive-thru cravings with real food, and simple ingredients. Plus tips on keeping the kitchen tidy in the process! If you like this recipe, you might like my other simple dinner recipes here. This post may contain affiliate links. Read 

Cook the Perfect Chicken Breast in 10 Minutes

Cook the Perfect Chicken Breast in 10 Minutes

Tired of dry, tasteless chicken breast? Problem solved. In 10 minutes, you can make the perfectly tender chicken breast of your dinner dreams.I’m cooking my way through Mark Bittman’s 1,000+ recipes in How to Cook Everything, and this is what we learned.

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 may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Truth: We love breaded fried Chinese takeout, but we almost never buy it. For obvious reasons. And unfortunately, many copycat recipes