Four Bean Casserole

This recipe came from my good friend Elizabeth. It's always popular at potlucks and goes great with just about any barbecued meal. 1 15-oz can pork and beans (undrained) 1 15-oz can kidney beans, drained 1 15-oz can lima beans, drained 1 … [Read More...]

taco shells

Make your Own Tacos

Save your money and stop buying those little packets of taco seasoning mix and those packages of pre-cooked taco shells.  All you need is some cumin, onion and tomato sauce to flavor the ground beef and some oil and a frying pan to make your own … [Read More...]

how to grind beef

Grind your Own Meat

If you've got a KitchenAid stand mixer, adding a KitchenAid FGA Food Grinder Attachment for Stand Mixers (affiliate link) lets you easily grind your own meat so you know what you're getting. Essentially, you cut the meat into cubes or strips that … [Read More...]

vegetables

The Quick Start Guide to Saving Money on Food

When you run into a month where there's "more days than money" here are some quick tips to help you cut back on your grocery bill. Make an inventory of what you have on hand Look in your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer. Make a list of every meal … [Read More...]

Chicken Fajitas

Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Fajitas

I made these chicken fajitas the other night for dinner and they were so good!  Quick and easy, too, which makes a great combination for a weeknight dinner. I had a friend coming over so did all the prep ahead of time, letting the chicken and … [Read More...]

Just Learning to Cook? Start Here

Read my quick start article and then explore the site for some new recipes to try.

Slash Your Food Bill

Do you need to slash your food bill? I've been there, more than once. I've had to track every penny and experiment with cheap cuts of meat I didn't know how to cook and new vegetables I hadn't eaten before. So I started keeping notes on our favorites recipes. I also started writing articles on various money-saving tips and techniques.