Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad

Enjoy all the flavors of the season with this easy-to-prep, low-cook meal that’s perfect for those nights when you want something light yet nourishing. This Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad is just the ticket. Some nights you just don’t want to cook. The day is long, and your temper, quite frankly, is short. You could go […]

No-Cook Suppers: Enjoy Real Food the Easy Way

Don’t feel like cooking tonight? No problem. You can skip that kitchen task and still eat real, good food on a budget with these no-cook suppers. No take-out or reservations required. The Ploughman’s Lunch Fancy dinners are to people in the 2000’s what restaurants were to people in the ’80s. Ahem. I just might have borrowed […]

Chicken Caesar Sandwiches for a Quick & Simple Meal

This Chicken Caesar Sandwich Recipe is just what you expect – quick and simple deliciousness tucked into French bread. They are a fun, portable twist on a vintage classic. Do you love caesar salad but sometimes find it a little cliche? Are you ready for a sandwich that will knock your socks off? Do you […]

The Ploughman’s Lunch, a very British Snacky Lunch

plate of meats, cheeses, egg, fruit, and pickle

The Ploughman’s Lunch, aka Ploughman’s, is the UK version of the Snacky Lunch. What was once a laborer’s meal now looks like a very posh cheese and meat platter. Make your own at home for less! You’re looking for an easy, no-cook meal but you want it to feel a little special. You’re tired of […]

Sloppy Joes from Scratch

Sloppy Joes from scratch are a quick and easy dinner that won’t break the budget. In fact, you can very easily — and economically — make this savory meat mixture to serve a crowd. No cans or mixes required. Sloppy Joes are ultimate comfort food. They are hearty so they fill you up after a […]

Italian Wrap Recipe

What happens when you wrap up sub fillings in a tortilla? You have an Italian wrap recipe that’s out of this world and full of flavor. What’s so secret about this submarine sandwich? Well, it’s under wraps, of course! (I love a good pun.) Now seriously, wraps have had hit-or-miss popularity over the years. Sometimes you […]

Santa Fe Salad with Chicken, Corn, & Black Beans

place setting with large dinner salad

This Santa Fe Salad is super easy to pull together. Signature corn and black beans get added protein from shredded chicken and other tasty toppings.

Pinto Beans And Rice

bean and rice bowl with chips and toppings

Pinto beans and rice are a good cheap eat, especially when you top them with chips, salsa, and some other goodies. They make a filling meal to help you save money and eat well. We eat homemade pinto beans and rice at least once a week for dinner. Sometimes they are side dishes, but often […]