Chili Stacks – A Quick & Easy Stacked Tortilla Casserole

chili stacks in granite pie plate

Chili Stacks, a quick tortilla casserole, is an easy and economical dish to pull together. You can assemble it and cook it in less than 30 minutes! Hungry? Short on time? Not looking to go back out? That’s when you need a quick and easy recipe that comes together with regular pantry ingredients. No need […]

Easy Homemade Crepes

close up of crepe folded and topped with strawberries and cream

Enjoy homemade crepes, save money, and enjoy la belle vie. This easy recipe will get you hooked on making crepes yourself at home. Crepes are a huge part of my memories of France. Whether they were the simple (read: cheap) butter and sugar affairs that I purchased from a street vendor or the savory dinner […]

How to Make Soup from Leftovers

pot of tomato based soup with slices of bread on cutting board

Don’t worry about having the same thing twice this week. Did you know that you can make delicious soup from leftovers? It’s so gratifying to make soup from food you already have! Soup is a wonderfully frugal, potentially delicious meal to serve your family. It’s comforting. It’s easy on the budget. And there are so […]

How to Make Easy Stovetop Rice

stovetop rice in saucepan

Stovetop Rice comes together quickly and easily without a lot of hassle. It’s the perfect base for any number of meals and a super simple side dish. When time is limited, it’s helpful if you’ve got some quick and easy recipes in your back pocket. Bonus points if it’s a meal you can make without […]

Enjoy Pepper Bellies for a Quick & Easy Supper

pepper belly in gratin dish on plaid cloth

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 […]

Cheesy Sausage Pasta in the Instant Pot

instant pot and bowl of pasta

While pasta has always been a quick fix dinner, it becomes even more hands-free when you cook noodles and sauce in the electric pressure cooker. Add this Cheesy Sausage Pasta in the Instant Pot to your weekly rotation for a simple dinner on the regular. You know that electric pressure cooker you’ve got sitting in […]

Quick Potstickers with Dipping Sauce

Potstickers are an easy appetizer or main dish. Dress them up with this homemade dipping sauce that comes together in minutes.

Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes (or Less) Will Help You Save Time & Money

cover of Good Cheap Eats 30 minute meals

Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes (or Less!) is the book to help you save time in the kitchen. With 200 quick and easy recipes, it’s loaded with tips and tricks to help you make the most of your minutes and your kitchen more efficient. Do you ever find yourself staring into the depths of the fridge, […]