Money Saving Meals

You do not need to eat ramen if you are on a tight budget.
These are recipes that are budget friendly regardless of what is on sale.
Check back regulaly for delicious, healthy recipes that are very affordable.

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

cheesecake strawberries smallThis past 4th of July I was looking for some fun, easy desserts with patriotic flare that I could make. I came across these cheesecake stuffed strawberries and they were perfect. The red of the strawberry, the white of the filling and top it off with a blueberry.  So much easier to make then cheesecake, no baking involved. My husband loves cheesecake so he was a fan of these along with everyone else at the party.

My Favorite Recipes to Use All Those Garden Fresh Tomatoes

cherry tomatoOK, I realize that is a really long blog title, but it describes exactly what I want to present. If you plant tomatoes in your garden, then you know how many tomatoes one plant can give you. Of course, one option is to create a number of sauces that you can then can, but don't you want to enjoy them fresh and off the vine. This is when they are packed full of flavor. That delicious, sweet flavor you never get from a grocery store tomato. Here are just some of the recipes that I like to make with my bowls full of tomatoes.

Rainy Day Recipes

photo16All the spring rain we've been getting and that they are calling for in the coming weeks, got me to thinking about the perfect rainy day meal. What is your go to on a cold, rainy spring day? Do you have something that you always crave. A good classic is of course grilled cheese and tomato soup, but there has to be more then that. I don't personally have a go to, so I thought I would put together a list that I can reference forever and ever. Hopefully the recipes below will entice you too on a rainy day, or any day really.

Simple Summer Garden Kale

simple kaleOne of the best things about summer cooking is how simple it can be. With so many fresh ingredients abound, you don't need to do much to them to get a flavor filled dish. This is especially true when the ingredients come from your garden. Kale was one of the many things that we planted this spring and started enjoying over the last couple of weeks. I know there are an endless number of recipes online for kale, but I like to keep it very simple with some red onion and vinegar. It's also hard to get much cheaper than a side dish from your garden.

Salt Potatoes

salt potatoesI realize that this is such a simple recipe that it can hardly be called a recipe, but I figure that unless you are from the western New York area, you probably don't know what salt potatoes are. And you are really missing out. I understand that you generally put salt in your water when cooking potatoes, but not like this. These potatoes use an excessive amount of salt in the boiling water, then once they are tender they are topped with excessive amounts of butter. This is not a healthy side dish by any means, but it is simple and delicious. As my dad recently said, "I don't know what makes them better, the salt or the butter." I think it is the combination of the two with the creamy little yellow potatoes.