Easy, tasty, inexpensive. That's what you get with this slow cooker recipe that's special enough for a Pork Roastholiday meal like Easter or Christmas. Pork shoulder roast is less expensive than most other roasts, but you won't feel deprived with this tender flavorful roast.Add carrot chunks, whole fresh mushrooms, and potato chunks to the slow … [Read more...]
Oscar Party Ideas for a Low-Cost High-Style Night
As winter drags on, it's nice to have an excuse for a party. The Oscars works well. People who don't like the films can make fun of them and the actors. Then there are the gowns and speeches. Something for everyone. Here are the recipes that give the most Oscar style for the money: (click for the recipe) Zuppa Toscana, a rich creamy … [Read more...]
Big Soft Ginger Cookies: Comfort Food Extraordinaire!
Tender Ginger CookiesAm I wrong to be craving soft ginger cookies? After all, it's my daughter-in-law who is pregnant, not me. Perhaps it's all the election ads, but soft cookies and milk sound so comforting right now. Or with cider?These ginger cookie are hugely popular at All Recipes and are one of the highest rated cookies of any kind … [Read more...]
A Simple, Unbreakable Coffee Maker
I love coffee in many forms. My favorite is the Lavazza brand for being almost a dessert when you add a little cream. Yum. I ran across an article the other day for making the most of ground coffee that uses just about the cheapest coffee maker ever. Here's the scoop!the strainer he usesThe writer brews the coffee grounds in a Pyrex glass … [Read more...]
Red Potato Salad with Garbanzo Beans
What a great idea! Just make your favorite potato salad & add a can of drained garbanzo beans (chickpeas) to the finished salad. Mix & serve. This inexpensive and yummy dish packs plenty of protein.The garbanzo beans add some crunch and a whole lot of cheap protein. Plus the eggs have protein & the potatoes have some. So it might seem like a … [Read more...]
Turn Jarred Salsa Fabulous with Easy Add-Ins
Best Ham and Potato Soup Ever!
Do you have leftover ham? Make some ham and potato soup that warms the body and soul! This is one of those great frugal recipes that tastes like it came from a good restaurant. It's a basic recipe that you can change to your taste or according to what you have on hand. Instead of ham you can use chicken, any kind of sausage, or no meat at … [Read more...]
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