recipes

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

5 Perfectly Respectable Uses for Instant Mashed Potatoes

Like most people, I can tell the difference between authentic mashed potatoes, made from fresh spuds, and the dehydrated “flakes” that come in a box. This doesn’t mean that you can

Healthy recipes--with cost data

Want to eat a cheap, healthy diet? Want some recipes that use real food instead of packaged food products? Want to argue about how much it costs to feed a family a healthy diet?

Put it in a Pie for Fast, Frugal Food

Are you running out of fresh ideas for supper? Are you also running out of meat and fresh veggies? Pie shells are the best trick

Get More from Pumpkin Carving by Baking the Seeds

Even if you don’t celebrate Halloween, the pumpkin is a staple food for fall recipes and decorating schemes. The bright orange squash variety i

Edible Flowers Make Cheap Food Beautiful Again

Those of you with gardens are probably entering a new season of produce. Squash plants are getting icky, but they are still producing more zucchini and summer varieties than you ca

Mix 'n match your food to save money

Is there any way out of the "I love to eat but I don't want to cook all the time!" dilemma? Will there ever be a way to eat consistent, healthy, homecooked meals without slaving in the kitchen all the time? [more]

When Good Food Goes Bad Part V: Cooking with Peeps

I suppose defining Peeps, a favorite of my childhood, as "good" food that goes bad, might be a bit of a stretch. Those marshmallow chicks that come in an array of unnatural colors go stale REALLY quickly. [more]

The Way to Your Honey's Heart Is Through the Kitchen

They say a way to a man's heart is through the stomach, but on Valentine's Day, our men take no pains to take that very route to their ladies' hearts as well: call every restaurant in town for a last minute reservation. [more]