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10-Minute Homemade Tomato Soup

10-Minute Homemade Tomato Soup

  Like many of us,  I grew up on canned tomato soup and grilled cheese. It was one of the first dinners I learned how to make. Do you remember learning how to use the can opener as a kid? Squeezing hard enough to pierce the […]

The Cheapest One Pot Macaroni & Cheese

The Cheapest One Pot Macaroni & Cheese

  The first year we were married, Chris and I lived in a 300 square-foot converted shed in someone’s backyard. Don’t worry, we had their permission. It had drywall, a bathroom – even two windows. It kinda had a kitchen. There was a fridge the size […]

Garlicky Pizza Crust for 70 Cents

Garlicky Pizza Crust for 70 Cents

    Would you agree that a mother’s job is to help guide her kids into adult life? First, she keeps you alive when you’re tiny and helpless. Then she keeps you alive when you’re toddling around doing everything that can kill you – fingers […]

Githeri (Kenyan Corn & Beans)

Githeri (Kenyan Corn & Beans)

  Kenyan Corns & Beans – if you’re looking for delicious, frugal, allergy-friendly recipes made with real food, look no further than the whole entire world. In America, it’s easy to feel discouraged about healthy, frugal eating – especially if you have food allergies. Our […]

Easy, Frugal Mediterranean Platter

Easy, Frugal Mediterranean Platter

Need a simple, classy budget-friendly way to serve guests? This Meze Platter is the perfect summertime meal for entertaining! 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 […]

Simple Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Simple Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

  I first tasted Mediterranean food when I lived in Africa, of all places. We frequented a particular Lebanese restaurant, and every dish they served made my tastebuds dance. Fresh, tangy flavors and simple ingredients makes Mediterranean food the best of all the foods, in […]

Simple Broccoli & Parmesan Noodles

Simple Broccoli & Parmesan Noodles

This quick, frugal dinner is loaded with the good stuff – vegetables, pasta, chicken (or steak!) – and you can use 1 chicken breast to feed up to 6 people!     I grew up with this dish. When my friend’s mom first served it, […]

Frugal, Easy Filling for Tacos, Burritos, Taquitos & More

Frugal, Easy Filling for Tacos, Burritos, Taquitos & More

  Here’s a frugal, healthy meal that takes no time to prepare and is incredibly versatile. This 5-minute recipe is the foundation for Burrito Bowls, Tacos, Nachos, Dip, Burritos, Taquitos, and Chimichangas. It even gets away with being meatless. 3 Key players make this dinner a winner: 1. Crockpot The […]