Latest Cheap Recipes and Blog Posts

Raw Artichoke Salad

When you grow artichokes (or anything else really), you need to find new ways to eat them!  This raw artichoke salad is one I’ve now made many times. I don’t measure anything anymore and often make it from just one artichoke just for me. I got the original recipe from Buvette (Amazon link), a cookbook I […]

Sweet Zucchini Pickles

One of the customers on Marlo’s route gave him a jar of sweet zucchini pickles one year and he couldn’t stop raving about them last summer when I was blessed with an abundance of zucchini. His customer was happy to share the recipe, but couldn’t remember which recipe he’d used. He gave us three different […]

Greek Turkey Burgers for Two

I love gyros and sometimes I make these fake gyros for dinner. But I have to plan ahead enough to have pita bread and my planning ahead has really fallen by the wayside when I’m just cooking for one or two most of the time. I saw these Greek Turkey Burgers in my latest issue […]

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese for One or Two

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese is quick and easy to make. It’s also easy to stir in some ham, peas, asparagus or whatever you like to add to your mac and cheese. And you can cook it all in one saucepan. You just reduce heavy cream, then add the grated cheese to it and stir until […]

Vietnamese Breaded Pork Chops and Stir-Fried Asparagus

I was on my own for dinner the other night and pulled a pork chop out of the freezer to defrost, not sure what I was going to do with it. I ended up making these Vietnamese breaded pork chops, which was a far cry from what I had in mind initially. But I’m glad […]

Recipes from the Past

Falafels from a Mix

Dinner last night was falafels. I will try to make them from scratch at some point. I see a recipe in Jerusalem: A Cookbook that I’d like to try. I did use the recipes in there for the tahini sauce and yogurt and cucumber sauce. But last night I used a mix I picked up […]

Thanksgiving menu

I am starting a household notebook of sorts and want to keep track of the different menus I use, so I can find those once-a-year recipes that were big hits! Roast Turkey – Gourmet magazine, November 2003 Mashed potatoes – pretty traditional gravy – my mom’s best, with giblet broth, no recipe Sweet potato casserole […]

Frisee Salad with Apple Slices and Cream Fraiche Dressing

My typical salad dressing these days is is one I don’t even mix up but just mix in the salad bowl.  I put the lettuce or spinach or whatever other green leafy thing I’m using along with the chopped or sliced vegetables in a bowl, then pour olive oil over it and toss it until […]

The Christmas Cookie Cookbook: Book Review

Are you thinking of your holiday baking?  This book The Christmas Cookie Cookbook: All the Rules and Delicious Recipes to Start Your Own Holiday Cookie Club might spur you on!  I was sent a review copy by the publisher. It’s not for sale yet but will be released November 16, 2010. In addition to some […]

Cooking on a Budget

Of course, this site is full of recipes for cooking on a budget! But here are some articles I’ve written that will help you more than just a single cheap recipe. First, figure out how much things really cost. Some meats that are cheaper by the pound have fewer servings in each pound so you […]