Homemade Greek Spice Blend

Homemade Greek Spice Mix Recipe - Save money on fancy spice blends by making your own. Try this Greek-inspired blend for easy meals packed with flavor.

Save money on fancy spice blends by making your own. Try this Greek-inspired blend for easy meals packed with flavor. Admittedly, I’ve never been to Greece, but it’s on my list! I love the flavors associated with the Mediterranean islands. Once we tackle the whole France experience, we hope to plan an Ancient World trip for […]

Homemade Chipotle Taco Seasoning Mix

Homemade Chipotle Taco Seasoning Mix - Avoid expensive, packaged seasoning mixes. Make your own for less!

Avoid expensive, packaged seasoning mixes. Make your own for less! One of my favorite ways to save money but still eat incredibly tasty food is to make my own spice mixes. I buy spices in bulk from Costco and then make all kinds of blends myself at home. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the different […]

Honey Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread

Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread - Homemade baked goods are significantly cheaper than store-bought varieties. Try this whole wheat bread that mimics an "English muffin" in texture and taste.

Homemade baked goods are significantly cheaper than store-bought varieties. Try this whole wheat bread that mimics an “English muffin” in texture and taste. My cousin Kelly is an awesome penpal. About 8 years my senior, she took pity on her younger cousin. There are 22 of us cousins and I pretty much fall on the […]

Pesto Penne and Cheese

Pesto Penne and Cheese - Mac and cheese is one of life

Mac and cheese is one of life’s ultimate comfort foods. Cozy up with a plate of this rich and cheesy, Pesto Penne and Cheese to while away whatever worries you may have. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of […]

Creamy Coleslaw That Won’t Go Soggy

Creamy Coleslaw - Forget that stop at the deli salad counter! Mix up this easy and delicious slaw from good cheap ingredients.

Forget that stop at the deli salad counter! Mix up this easy and delicious slaw from good cheap ingredients. Salads and sandwiches make up some of my favorite foods on the planet. It used to be I would make my mom take me to the deli to pick up all the fixings — back in the […]

Plain Yogurt is a Good Cheap Eat

Plain Yogurt

Plain yogurt is a good cheap eat that you can enjoy plain as well as in cooking and baking. It’s a must-have in our kitchen. It wasn’t until we found ourselves buried in debt that I really gave plain yogurt a chance. Previously, I bought the more expensive sugared varieties in individual packaging. Once I […]

Six-Layer Nachos that You Can Make & Freeze

Six-Layer Nachos that You Can Make & Freeze - Viva la fiesta! These six-layer nachos are packed with flavor and are freezer-friendly. They go well poolside as well as at a tailgate party.

Viva la fiesta! These six-layer nachos are packed with flavor and are freezer-friendly. They go well poolside as well as at a tailgate party. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but […]

Spiced Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Spiced Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting - Bake yourself happy with this spiced zucchini cake topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting.

Bake yourself happy with this spiced zucchini cake topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. When it rains zucchini, it pours. At least in my neck of the woods. And when it does, I have two lines of defense: Ratatouille (to appease FishChick7) and baked goods (for the rest of the family). We have some […]

Avocado Salsa Sandwich

Avocado Salsa Sandwich - Layer buttery avocado with salsa ingredients on toasted bread for a sandwich that

Layer buttery avocado with salsa ingredients on toasted bread for a sandwich that’s light, yet packed with flavor. It’s perfect for Meatless Monday. Years ago in France I had lunch at my friends Julie and Jean-Phillipe’s home. Julie served a halved avocado filled with vinaigrette for the first course. Yum! I thought, but I felt […]

Coconut Crunch Pie

Coconut Crunch Pie - Mix up these quick and easy coconut pie. It only takes about fifteen minutes. You will wow your guests!

Mix up this quick and easy coconut pie. It only takes about fifteen minutes. You will wow your guests! I love to create recipes that surprise people. Typically it happens when they have some preconceived notion about how something’s supposed to taste, probably based on past experience. They don’t like what they had, and they […]