cheap eats

25 Exciting New Potato Recipes You Must Try

Few foods are as frugal as the potato — and few are as versatile and delicious, either. Try these wonderful ways to prepare the humble spud.

10 Budget-Friendly Meals Everyone Should Know How to Make

Everyone wants to eat well and spend less money. These delicious, easy-to-prepare meals let you do both.

16 Cheap, Low-Cal Condiments to Brighten Up Boring Food

You can keep your food budget slim and make your meals delicious — turn flavorless food into delicacies with these condiments.

12 Healthy Brown Bag Lunch Foods for the Fridgeless Workplace

Lack of refrigeration doesn't have to keep you from saving money with a brown bag lunch. Here are a dozen ideas for tasty foods you can keep at your desk.

25 Tasty Ways to Use Chicken Stock

From soups to sauces, using frugal chicken stock is a great way to pump up the flavor in a variety of dishes. Check out these delicious and surprising recipes.

Wise Bread's Frugal Food Gone Wrong

From cooking blunders to dining-out disasters, sometimes our cheap eating goes terribly awry. Read Wise Bread writers' stories of sweet eats turned sour.

Healthy, frugal eating

Every so often, I get hit in the face with two facts.  First, Americans (even poor Americans) are unbelievably rich.  Second, Americans (as a group) utterly lack a cultural traditi

For the Love of Ramen: An Interview with Ed from RamenRamenRamen.net

When I brainstorm for cheap eats I often think of packets of ramen. Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Ed from rame

A $25 meal for just $3. Updated.

How many of you are familiar with Restaurant.com ? It's a terrfic site that slashes the price of meals by using a coupon system. You usually get great deals on hundreds of local restaurant by paying $10 for a $25 certificate. [more]

10 frugal things to try before you die (updated)

Well, I say frugal but some of these cross that line from frugality into something less honorable. But hey, live a little. We all have to try new things sometimes. And they’ll all save you a little money, a little time or a little frustration. [more]

Free Food in Your Yard: Edible Weeds!

Who says that there's no such thing as a free lunch -- you probably have one growing in your yard! Many weeds are edible, and delicious. Best of all, they're free!

Cooking great meals with your car engine. The heat is on.

Ladies, gentlemen, start your engines. But only after you've loaded them up with sausages, chicken, crabs, Cajun shrimp and plenty of vegetables. [more]

TACO TOWN and the gut-busting tributes.

Have you guys ever seen Taco Town? C'mon, the parody of supersizing that is way too funny and agonizingly close to reality? [more]

The GHETTO MAC - yours for $1.

Let me clarify something. I'm no huge fan of the Golden Arches. I'd much rather have a nice tray of sushi. But this is Wisebread and it's our job to cater to bargain-hunters everywhere. [more]

Sayonara, Ramen-san

Will alerted me that the inventor of instant noodles, Momofuku Ando, died over the weekend. [more]

When Good Food Goes Bad

I just started to clean out my fridge, and had to suppress a shudder at some of the things that I found towards the back. [more]