recipes

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

4 “Secret” Ingredients for More Delicious Dishes

Check out these four uniquely affordable ingredients that can covertly jazz up your dishes for mere pennies!

4 Meals You Can Make With Thanksgiving Leftovers

With these tasty meal options, you'll never let your Thanksgiving leftovers go to waste again!

When Good Cakes Go Bad: A Cheat Sheet for the Uninspired

I’m no cake professional. I can barely manage a Betty Crocker boxed mix with the fluffy frosting from a can. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into a professional piece (b

5 Easy Recipes Perfect for the Traveling Chef

All you need is a basic, stocked kitchen and widely available ingredients to prepare these travel-friendly recipes.

8 Meatless Dishes for Meat-n-Taters Lovers

Whether you're frugal or bored, meatless may be an avenue you've been wanting to explore for awhile. Here are my eight top meatless picks that are guaranteed to fill you up and

Frugalize any recipe

My wife picked up a cookbook at the library--one of those beautiful cookbooks with a gorgeous pictures of each dish. It had an above-average number of dishes that appealed to me.

“Make your own Twinkies” and other secret recipes by the Food Cloner Dude.

Todd Wilbur is a name you may well have heard before. For lack of a better word, he’s a copycat…and a cool one at that. From homemade Twinkies to homecooked Big Macs, Todd can recr

Stop dissing Spam!

Is it me, or are most people a bunch of Spam snobs? I admit it’s not filet mignon or a piece of finely seared Ahi Tuna, but come on people! It’s not that bad. In fact, I love it, a

Restaurant Recipes at Home-Cooked Prices

Look for 'clone' recipes to make your favorite restaurant dishes at home.

Make Homemade Dog Food with your Slow-Cooker

Awhile back, I told you how we had gone the way of homemade dog food. It isn’t jus