Latest Cheap Recipes and Blog Posts

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 […]

Roasted Green Olives

These roasted green olives are cooked with orange zest and juice, garlic slices, rosemary sprigs, olive oil and crushed red pepper flakes. They are fantastic served warm but also delicious left over the next day and served at room temperature. I could not stop nibbling on them and am about to make another batch because […]

Chicken Pot Pie with Mushrooms and Leeks

Last night I made chicken pot pie with mushrooms and leeks for dinner. I picked up some boneless skinless chicken thighs on sale the other day, with no clear plan as to what I was going to make.  I used to plan out my meals every week and sometimes I still do that. But when […]

Recipes from the Past

Chicken Coconut Soup

I ended up doing two recipes from The Minimalist Cooks Dinner by Mark Bittman last night, both of which I’d cooked before. I really like this book and need to remember to get it out more often. The recipes are generally quite suitable for weeknight cooking, with a lot of fish and seafood recipes. Since […]

Introducing Kayden

Apparently it’s National Puppy Day so I thought I’d take a break from sharing recipes and introduce you to one of the animal residents here!   I’m down to one cat, one dog and one chicken at this point. Our border collie Kayden is always happy to hang out in the kitchen when I’m cooking, hoping […]

Stuffed Baked Potato with Bacon and Egg

Last night I was craving a loaded baked potato.  I remembered a recipe for stuffed baked potatoes in Plenty by Diana Henry. In my twice-baked potato world, I bake the potatoes, scrape the cooked potato out, mash up the baked potato insides with butter, milk and cheese, then stuff the potato skins back up and […]

Crab Cakes

Seasoned with Old Bay Seasoning, these crab cakes make a quick dinner.  You can make them  with canned crab or fresh (or salmon, too, for that matter). If you don’t have Old Bay around, you can mix up a substitute. I like to serve these with a simple tartar sauce.    

Crockpot / Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

My youngest loves pulled pork sandwiches and asked that I add them to the menu this week. The pork shoulder was not on sale, but even so, it’s still very cheap per serving. I’ve got a couple of different recipes for pulled pork. This had a less tomato-ey base than I’d hoped for so I’d […]