Category: Budget Eats

Cheap and Easy Spaghetti Carbonara

Carbonara, it’s one of Italy’s most famous and delicious dishes. Carbonara features guanciale (pork jowl) or pancetta, spaghetti, grated Pecorino (an italian cheese) and ground black pepper. Unfortunately, your average grocery store doesn’t always feature these products or have them at decent prices when they do. That’s where I come in. After many testing and trials I have finally figured...

Super Easy and Quick Oatmeal Apple Crisp

When Fall hits I start craving all sorts of baked goods, but there is one baked good in particular that I absolutely love. That’s my husband’s Oatmeal Apple Crisp. One of our first dates included this crisp and let me just say, the way to my heart is through Apple Crisp evidently. There is only one ingredient that I have...

Delicious and Easy Spanish Tortilla

I have never visited Spain but oh, it is on my list of must go places in the future. A lot of this is simply because of the food. Jamon – a dry cured ham, Paella, Patatas Bravas, the cuisine is truly mouth watering.  Then I came across a dish that immediately had me excited because I knew I could...

Chicken and Penne With Butternut Squash Sauce

Have you ever had chicken defrosting in the fridge for a day or two when you suddenly realize you are missing ingredients for the meal the chicken was intended for? That was me yesterday and I had to come up with something pretty quick. Luckily, I was able to adjust my dinner plans. I whipped up a fantastic dinner that...

5 Ingredient Meals For Easy Dinners

These days we are all feeling a bit busier than usual, probably because we are doing a bit more at home. When people are in the house all day the house gets messy faster, we have more dishes to do, and we are eating every single meal at home. The need for quick and easy dinners is rising and I’ve...

Easy Iced Coffee With No Hard To Get Syrups

I’m a sucker for iced coffee drinks. For the longest time I would grab my Venti Iced Caramel Macchiato every morning before work. It became like clockwork, summer or winter. Then one day I went through the math of it all. Five iced coffee drinks a week for a year straight was about $312 a year. It’s not much and...

Easy Creamy Tomato & Spinach Pasta

When it comes to delicious budget meals I’m a pro. During the bad financial periods in my life I had to learn how to cook cheap meals. That’s where this Easy Cream Tomato And Spinach Pasta came from. It’s super easy to prepare and cheap. It’s one of those meals where no matter what I usually always have the ingredients...

8 No Bake Energy Balls to Cure Mid Day Cravings

If you are a snackaholic like me you may want to look into the energy balls I have featured below. Energy balls make the perfect snack because they are usually jam packed with fiber and protein. It’s a great mid afternoon snack to boost your energy and cure the munchies without ruining your diet. I have a major problem with...

20 + Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes

Have you ever noticed that when fall hits you start massively craving comfort foods? It happens to me every year. Unfortunately, with a busy work at home schedule comfort food cravings usually lead to ordering a pizza or getting Five Guys. To help save money while still getting comfort food quality I’ve put together a list of delicious slow cooker...

21 Best Soup Recipes for Dinner

We’ve reached that time of year when all I want to eat is lots of soup. It’s smart to have a list of best soup recipes when fall and winter hit. Soup is great for those busy days when you just need some comfort food. When I first started making soups I seriously thought I would suck at it but...
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