Curry Lunch

Save Money by Packing Lunches for School and Work

Whether you're packing lunch for yourself or your children, you probably end up running out of ideas and getting bored with your lunches at some point. I know I have. The sandwich, cookie and piece of fruit idea gets stale pretty quickly. Using … [Read More...]

Chicken Florentine Salad

Chicken Florentine Salad

My sister gave me a copy of Simply Salads: More than 100 Creative Recipes You Can Make in Minutes from Prepackaged Greens for my birthday. She had bought a copy for our mother, then bought one for herself after Mom tried a few of the recipes.  I love … [Read More...]

black bean and cheese quesadillas

Black Bean Quesadillas / Fried Tacos

I am enjoying Love Your Leftovers by Nick Evans.  I cooked up his Spicy Black Beans yesterday morning and then realized I could try out his self-described cross between tacos and quesadillas.   Basically, put a thin coating of oil in a pan, add a … [Read More...]

green salad

Macheesmo’s House Salad Dressing

I just bought Love Your Leftovers: Through Savvy Meal Planning Turn Classic Main Dishes into More than 100 Delicious Recipes, which looks very promising.  Nick Evans writes the food blog Macheesmo. The book gives you some great recipes you can fix … [Read More...]

meat sauce

Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

I've done many variations of spaghetti and meat sauce over the years, like this 30 minute meat sauce or this cook all afternoon "Sunday Gravy" from The Sopranos Cookbook.  If you have time to cook the sauce a long time, you can use canned diced … [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.