Crispy Baked Home Fries

Crispy Baked Home Fries

Reading Time: 4 min These healthier home fries are baked, not fried. They’re drizzled with healthy fats, tossed with garlic and paprika, and work perfectly for breakfast as well as dinner.

The Salad the Guys Will Eat (Caesar Salad Dressing)

The Salad the Guys Will Eat (Caesar Salad Dressing)

Reading Time: 4 min It’s just a Caesar salad. But the dressing makes all the difference. It takes about 3 minutes to shake together. If it makes my brothers and dad will eat a mixing bowl of salad, it’s worth the extra effort to me. I think it’ll be the…

Cheap & Simple Nachos

Cheap & Simple Nachos

Reading Time: 2 min   Did you ever have junky days, growing up? 6 days of the week, my family tried to eat fairly healthy. Sundays were junky days. Fur lunch, we made nachos. Not loaded like Pioneer Woman makes. There was no meat, no hidden veggies, nothing redeeming…

Frugal, Real Food Buffalo Chicken Dip

Frugal, Real Food Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reading Time: 3 min   This is the part where I’m supposed to draw you into the post with a fun story that has something to do with this recipe. But honestly, do we ever read this part? I mean, I try to make it entertaining. I try to…

How to Make Really Frugal Hummus

How to Make Really Frugal Hummus

Reading Time: 3 min   Homemade hummus is easy and frugal except for two ingredients: Tahini and Chick Peas (or Garbanzo beans). It’s not that they are incredibly difficult to find. You can hit the health food store, and in some places, even Walmart carries them. However, in many places,…

Simple & Frugal Roasted Okra

Simple & Frugal Roasted Okra

Reading Time: 3 min   As a rule, I think okra is gross. I also think it’s miraculous. Have you ever cut into it? 3 seconds into chopping okra, you know you’ve made a terrible mistake. It’s slimy, sticky, and hairy – 3 words I never intentionally associate with…

Easy, Frugal Mediterranean Platter

Easy, Frugal Mediterranean Platter

Reading Time: 3 min 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

Reading Time: 2 min   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…