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Cumin Beans &  Cornbread

Cumin Beans & Cornbread

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)

  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 […]

Easy, Frugal Potato Peel Soup

Easy, Frugal Potato Peel Soup

  As cheapskate cooks, one of our goals is to never ever waste food. Over the years, this meant I saved all the onion skins and celery leaves and simmered them into vegetable broth. I whirred carrots tops together with garlic and nuts and made pesto. […]

Picadillo (Mexican Beef & Potato Stew)

Picadillo (Mexican Beef & Potato Stew)

  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, which means I receive a small compensation if you make a purchase using […]

Modified Macaroni & Cheese: 4 Ways

Modified Macaroni & Cheese: 4 Ways

  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 […]

Easy Frittata (Or How to Use All the Vegetables in the Crisper Drawer)

Easy Frittata (Or How to Use All the Vegetables in the Crisper Drawer)

Frittata is like the green smoothie of baked egg dishes. It tastes good, and it tricks you into eating vegetables you would never normally eat in the morning. On that same note, quiche is like the pink smoothie that’s made with frozen yogurt and strawberry […]