8 Steps for Better Cookie Baking

oatmeal cookies on a white plate with glass of milk

Bake someone happy today. Include cookies. And make it easy on yourself with these eight simple steps to better cookie baking. Pictured: Cranberry Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies C is for cookie. It’s good enough for me. Truer words were never spoken. Who doesn’t have fond memories of the Cookie Monster gobbling down cookies in a flurry of […]

Convenience Foods You Can Make Better & Cheaper Yourself

Want to make your own trail mix? Oatmeal cups? Flavored cream cheese? Frozen taquitos? There are loads of convenience foods you can make better and cheaper yourself. Pictured: Instant Oatmeal Packets: How to Make Your Own There are a lot of things out there that are convenient to grab when you’re out and about. The grocery shelves […]

Easy Mac & Cheese in the Instant Pot

The easiest Instant Pot Mac and Cheese recipe comes together in just minutes, tastes great, and feeds a crowd easily. Try this tonight! Mac and Cheese is pretty easy to make, right? Open the blue box, dump the noodles in boiling water, mix the dry mix with milk and butter…. Oh right. You want real […]

Bean Recipes that Taste Great & Will Save You Money

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 […]

How To Cook Pinto Beans (Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, & Stovetop Directions)

Cooking pinto beans from scratch is a great way to enjoy beans as a side dish or as a meatless main dish. They are so much cheaper than canned beans. Wanna save some money on food costs? Well, then, maybe it’s time to embrace the bean. If you read any money-saving advice when it comes […]

Creating a Sandwich Bar on a Budget

ingredients for sandwich bar

Offering a sandwich bar for dinner is a great way to feed a crowd on a budget. Here are some tasty ideas to include in your build your own sandwich bar.

What Can You Make with Eggs?

Eggs are a wonderful protein to work with. Here’s a tasty roundup of egg recipes to make for dinner tonight:

How to Cook Great Rice in Your Instant Pot

bowl of rice next to instant pot

Make rice quickly and easily in your electric pressure cooker. Instant Pot Rice is a great budget-friendly side dish to include in your weekly meal rotation. So, you got an electric pressure cooker, eh? Birthday/Christmas present? Or was it something that your friend raved about and you knew you just had to have one? It’s […]