7 Great Meals That Start with Leftovers

pan of fried rice with potstickers and sauces

Got leftovers? Don’t just want to reheat them? Try one of these recipes for leftovers that will have you wishing you made too much food last night. It happens to all of us. We overestimate how much food to cook. Someone doesn’t show up for dinner. Or appetites aren’t what you expected. The end result? […]

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 […]

Cook Once, Eat Three Nights – Fancy Tricks to Save You Time

roast chicken on a white platter

Can you picture a scenario where you cook once and eat three nights in row without a lot of extra work? Use this strategy to save time in the kitchen. How can you be more efficient in the kitchen? How can you stretch your grocery dollar? How can you make the most of your minutes?  Believe […]

Easy Quinoa Egg Bites

Ready for a simple, make-ahead breakfast that’s great for on-the-go? These Easy Quinoa Egg Bites are just the ticket to fuel you for the morning. Over the last year or so, I’ve done something I never thought could happen. Lose over 20 pounds.  I know, right? Amazing. After years of trying a number of different […]

12 Great Recipes to Use Leftover Turkey

partially carved turkey carcass

Don’t want to just reheat your leftover turkey? Try one of these recipes that use leftover turkey or chicken equally well, making them a great way to use it up, save money, and enjoy good eats. Got turkey?  It seems that every year is different. One year you might not have a big enough bird at […]

Bean and Rice Soup to Help You Eat Well & Spend Less

spoonful of bean and rice soup

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 […]

Pinto Beans & 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. Are you looking for an easy, affordable meal that doesn’t look or taste like fast food? There’s nothing so homey and […]

The Easy Meals You Need to Make When There’s “Nothing” to Eat

Don’t know what to make for dinner? Sometimes it can seem like there’s “nothing” to eat. Nothing easy jumps out at you. This list of easy meals will change how you eat on those nights. It’s happened to all of us. You return home famished after a hard day full of grumbling coworkers, whiny children, […]