recipes

5 Theme Menus for a Merrier Holiday Meal

From southern comfort to old-world classics, these atypical theme menus will have your guests falling on their knees and hearing angels' voices.

Kick-Ass Alternatives to Canned Cranberry Sauce

Canned cranberry sauce is lame. Here are six ways to shine up that holiday staple, from chutney to booze-spiked berries to tart-cherry sauce.

Save Money by Making Your Own Mustard?

Welcome to my third and final installment about making your own condiments. I have now experimented with mayonnaise, ketchup, and finally, mustard.

5 Best Money-Saving, Healthy, Homemade Salad Dressings

Making your own salad dressings will cut down on expense, waste and your waistline. Here are the top 5 favorite salad dressings, in their easy homemade versions.

6 Wonderful Ways to Use This Year’s Cherry Crop

In addition to the more traditional pie fillings and jams, here are the 6 unique ways we plan on using our cherries.

How (and Why) to Make Good Pan Gravy

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to master the art of good brown gravy (sometimes called “pan gravy”) -- and why you’ll want to add it to a few meals here

Homemade Gluten-Free Oreo Cookies

Thanks to this recipe, if your kids are gluten intolerant, they can have their Oreos and eat them, too. And you won't have to worry about dietary repercussions later!

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Easy Pizza Crust

You can have a gluten-free pizza at home without spending $9 on a mix at the store. This recipe will keep the gluten out of your diet, the money in your wallet, and won't scare yo

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Flour Tortillas that Taste Great!

This easy recipe for homemade tortillas is fast, delicious and entirely gluten-free. The best part is, even your gluten-eating friends will enjoy them.

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Delicious Homemade Gluten-Free Bread

Here is an easy to make Gluten-Free Bread recipe that is extremely affordable and much better tasting than store brands. Celebrate and have toast again!

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Gluten-Free Desserts

These gluten-free desserts are easy to make, delicious and cheaper than splurging on packaged dessert products in the store. Get re-acquainted with your sweet tooth, the gluten-fre

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Homemade Gluten-Free Noodles

You don't have to give up noodles when you're gluten-free. This simple and delicious homemade gluten-free noodle recipe will have all your gluten-grubbing friends asking for second

8 Swanky Sauces to Glamorize Dinner

Are you tired of buying boring, budget cuts of meat or poultry? Dress them up!

Start a Cooking Club: Cook Up Some Frugal Fun

Slaving away in the kitchen may not be such a chore once you start your own cooking club.

Carving a Pumpkin This Fall? Don't Throw Any of It Away!

Americans buy more than one billion pounds of pumpkins at Halloween, and the vast majority of those end up in the trash. But at my house, we eat our jack-o-lantern, every last bit

Gadzukes! 10 Ways to Use Up Your Zucchini Bounty

And by "bounty", I mean "curse". It's the end of the summer. And once again you are suffering from that chronic malaise common to the home gardener: Zucchini Fatigue. Instead of d

The Five-Day Freeze: Batch Cooking for the Rest of Us

Here are my tips on batch cooking for those who work a full-time job, have tiny ones underfoot, or just generally hate cooking for days at a time.

Tasty Treats to Make With Mulberries

It’s one of my favorite times of year. The volunteer mulberry trees in my yard have begun popping with mulberries, and the kids have come inside from a morning out in the yard wit

6 Unique Ways to Eat Watermelon

You’ll be surprised at these unique recipes, tips, and delights inspired by the watermelon.

Hit Up Your Grandma's Cookbooks for Frugal Cooking Ideas

There are many families that share generational cooking traditions as a long standing family tradition. Since there are many families that are also feeling the pinch of the recessi