Serving a Build-Your-Own-Burrito Bar is a great way to make dinner simply, easily, and economically. With tortillas, beans, cheese, and any number of fillings, all can have a burrito just the way they like it. On a mission to make easy dinners? Fighting picky eaters all the way? Need something that can be made in […]
Simple Bean Tostadas come together quickly and easily for an affordable meatless meal, with tortillas, refried beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and your favorite toppings. Life is busy. Especially when you’re trying to save money. As economical as it is, DIY takes time. That’s why you need an arsenal of double win meals. What’s a double win […]
Ever been tempted by the contents of the frozen food aisle? It will be easy to just say NO when you’ve made your own homemade freezer burritos. These freezer burritos are loaded with beans, cheese, and tender chunks of chicken, making for a quick and easy lunch, snack, or dinner. You’ve been there before. Strolling down […]
This White Bean Chicken Chili, redolent with spices and bursting with chicken and white beans, comes together quickly in 30 minutes or less for an easy, delicious dinner. Did you graduate from high school in 1990? Cut your adult teeth on the foods of the era like Chicken Caesar Salad? Chinese Chicken Salad? BBQ Chicken Pizza? […]
I’ve been on a ground turkey kick. Part of it is an effort to reduce our red meat. It’s probably not that good for us to eat it as often as we were, plus it’s getting more expensive. I just can’t swing it when the kids could easily eat two to three pounds in one sitting. We’re enjoying it twice a week, which is good.
I didn’t used to like ground turkey, but since I tried Trader Joe’s, I’m hooked. (Sorry to all you people who don’t have TJ’s or don’t like it. I fell out of love with Trader Joe’s a few years ago, but I’m finding ways to make their products and prices work for me, and it’s working really well.)
Anyway, this dish is the antithesis of what I would have made five years ago when I was a sworn beefeater.
Black Bean Pot Pie is an interesting twist on your standard savory pie. Meatless yet packed with flavor, the flaky crust is filled with beans, peppers, onions, and cilantro. Are you looking for a dish that is meatless yet still packed with flavor? Affordable but still fun? Easy to prep and also freezer-friendly? This Black […]
Pepper Bellies are a simple yet comforting dish. With only four ingredients, it comes together quickly, making for a super easy supper that will please any crowd. Curried potatoes and pork chops, Oslo Kringle, and Pepper Bellies — those are all tastes and memories of my childhood. My mom may have been feeding five kids […]
Beans are an affordable ingredient with great main dish potential. But what can you MAKE with beans? I’ve gotcha covered with these easy and delicious bean recipes. Beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat… the more you save! Surprised ya, there, didn’t I? While beans may sometimes get a bad rap for causing […]
This Bean and Rice Soup comes together in minutes. Packed with flavor it’s a great way to use up leftovers, eat well, and save money! Beans and rice. Rice and beans. If you’ve ever listened to folks give budget cooking advice, you’ve probably heard some version of the beans and rice mantra. But the thing […]
Chimichangas are crispy burritos that are easy to make at home! While frying is traditional, you can also crisp them on the griddle or bake them in the oven. Have you ever had a chimichanga? Basically it’s a crispy burrito, usually deep fried. It’s considered Tex-Mex, Southwestern fare, but it may just be Cal-Mex as […]
Beans are a frugal food, full of fiber and a good option for protein. Dry beans are cheaper than canned, but can be intimidating and time-consuming to prepare. These Easy Instant Pot Black Beans will transform your bean game. Pressure cookers and I have a long history. My mother and her mother before her embraced […]
Save money and enjoy a hearty meatless meal with this Easy Vegetable Soup. It comes together quickly, tastes amazing, and reheats beautifully. You’ll want to start Meatless Mondays just to make this soup! My friend Kate, who lives in the frozen tundra of Smithers, British Columbia, can’t understand how I can eat soup in San […]