Mini Cheesecake Surprise: Delicious Cheesecake At Only 88 Cents Per Serving

Mini Cheesecake Surprise: Delicious Cheesecake At Only 88 Cents Per Serving

When it comes to desserts, there are so many choices! But, one of my favorites to make is cheesecake. Cheesecake seems to be a crowd pleaser, no matter where it’s brought. Not only is it pretty easy to make, but it doesn’t require many ingredients either. This means that the cost to make it ends up being pretty low per batch, and per individual serving. Which makes it easier to … Read more

Extra Veggie Healthy Lasagna Recipe: $1.83 Per Serving

Extra Veggie Healthy Lasagna Recipe: $1.83 Per Serving

I know how it sounds. Healthy and lasagna in the same sentence? What about all the fat from the cheese and carbs from the noodles? Yes, of course, there’s cheese and pasta. It won’t be lasagna without these two ingredients. But with the summer coming, let’s look at how we can use fresh vegetables to load up our healthy lasagna recipe with flavor and cut down on fat and carbs. … Read more

How To Find Cheap Produce (Plus 2 Recipes!)

How To Find Cheap Produce

Since summer is just around the corner, here are some tips on how to get the best produce for the lowest price. Local farmers markets, subscription services, or just slightly imperfect produce are a few ways to save money on fresh fruits and vegetables and eat well. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) CSA is a way to buy locally grown produce directly from the farm. You are getting the best local … Read more

Spring Brunch For The Gluten Free Bunch

Spring Brunch For The Gluten Free Bunch

Here are two recipes that I make all the time utilizing one of the least expensive sources of protein available–eggs. Dress up your brunch with gluten free dairy free quiche or with egg muffins! Both are delicious! Gluten Free Dairy Free Quiche With Almond Meal Crust And Roasted Vegetables This is a perfect brunch dish. Brunch food doesn’t have to be all carbs. Brunch could actually be good for you, … Read more

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup With Pomegranate And Arugula

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup With Pomegranate And Arugula

Stretching our money as far as possible, while still eating well, can be difficult. Food just gets more and more expensive every day. But we don’t have to cut corners to still be FI, eat some really great food and keep our health and finances in check. Soup is one of our favorite go-to options that meets all of our recipe requirements. Especially when it is cold outside! In our … Read more

Frugal Recipe: Russian Potato Salad–Olivye

Frugal Recipe: Russian Potato Salad--Olivye

You will find this dish at every gathering in any Russian house, here or abroad. I’ve even seen versions of this salad in other European countries, where it is called Russian Salad. My friend shared that it was even served in many restaurants in Madrid, Spain! This is such a classic, it’s hard to imagine a holiday, birthday, or any get together without it. And it is an absolute must at … Read more

My Top Two Gluten Free Recipes–Meatballs And Meatloaf

My Top Two Gluten Free Recipes--Meatballs and Meatloaf

When I tested positive for gluten and dairy sensitivity, I had to rethink my whole way of cooking and eating. Gluten-free products are starting to be more widely available, like gluten-free bread, crackers, even flours and baking mixes; however, I’ve noticed they are often laden with sugar, salt, and hard to pronounce ingredients. I decided to come up with ways to adapt my tried and true recipes to this new way of … Read more

My Top 2 Comfort Food Instant Pot Recipes

My Top 2 Comfort Food Instant Pot Recipes

I must admit, when Instant Pot first appeared on the market, I was really skeptical about getting yet another appliance for my kitchen. I’m so glad I gave in and got it, I can’t imagine my life without it now. When you’re cooking with an instant pot, you can eliminate many in-between steps. You can brown the meat for stews and roasts and sauté vegetables right in your Instant Pot, … Read more

My Top Two Instant Pot Soup Recipes For Fall

My Top Two Instant Pot Soup Recipes For Fall

Is there an appliance more versatile than an Instant Pot? Whether you’re a single person or need to feed a big family, Instant Pot is a must have. You can make soups, roasts, a whole chicken, and even bake a cheesecake! One of my favorite ways to use it is to make soups. Nothing beats the one pot convenience and ease of cleanup. You can sauté vegetables, sweat onion and … Read more