Save Money with Chicken Leg Quarters

Frozen chicken leg quarters frequently go on sale at a price that’s hard to beat. You have to look and make sure they’re not including the backs, unless you don’t care because you’re mostly making soup anyway. Also, they tend to have more fatty portions that I like to cut off before doing anything else. […]

How to Make Meatballs

If you just like to buy a bag of premade frozen meatballs you can skip down a bit and read my list of different serving ideas. But first I’m going to share a few meatball recipes. Italian Meatball Recipe Adding a bit of grated Parmesan cheese and some fresh parsley gives these meatballs an Italian […]

Homemade Baking Mix

If you’re like most of us, you’re somewhere in the conundrum of needing to save money, but not necessarily having as much time as many of the hardcore frugality books would suggest. I believe in taking a firm stance right in the middle of the road! Read what you can and follow those ideas that […]

Cooking Ahead: Roasting Vegetables

Last night it was just me for dinner and before I started I was re-reading parts of An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace by Tamar Adler, which is not full of recipes exactly but more like ideas. It’s about not wasting food and cooking ahead and exploring. Every time I pick it up, […]

Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

I’ve done many variations of spaghetti and meat sauce over the years, like this 30 minute meat sauce or this cook all afternoon “Sunday Gravy” from The Sopranos Cookbook.  If you have time to cook the sauce a long time, you can use canned diced tomatoes or whole tomatoes that you squeeze with your hand […]