Category Archives for Convenience Foods

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

It’s September and that means Fall’s almost here and it’s time for all thinks pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavored. I don’t know what it is about the end of summer, but even though it’s still hot outside, I’m in the mood for that fall flavor. I can’t wait to have my first pumpkin spice latte […]

Continue reading

Homemade Pizza Bread

We’ve had pizza bread for dinner around here for as long as I can remember. We’ve made it with toast, English Muffins, tortilla pizza etc. My  personal favorite though is French Bread Pizza. My friend Christine – The Menu Mom was kind enough to share this recipe with us. French Bread Pizza Prep time: 5 […]

Continue reading

Onion Ring Recipe

I love fall. It’s getting cooler and of course there’s football. I’m not the worlds biggest fan, but it’s nice to curl up on the couch with my husband to watch the game. A few weeks ago he mentioned that he missed hanging out with a beer and an order of onion rings to watch […]

Continue reading

Sweet Hot Dog Relish

Is there anything better than a nice hot dog fresh of the grill? It’s one of my favorite cookout things. Plus it’s frugal and easy to make. To me though what makes the dog is the toppings. You need some good mustard, a little ketchup and of course some relish. While the stuff from the […]

Continue reading

Homemade Seasoning Salt

I love using a seasoning salt like what’s sold in stores as Lawry’s Seasoned salt, but I prefer to make my own. Not only is it more frugal, it also allows me to control all ingredients. That means that I know exactly what it is I’m sprinkling on my family’s food and I can control […]

Continue reading

Spinach and Pasta

I love simple dishes that can be trown together in minutes. This particular one  is healthy and perfect for those days when you’re eating a little healthier and cutting out meat. It’s also quite frugal. Feel free to use any cheese you like with this dish. This recipe comes from my good friend Christine – […]

Continue reading

Strawberry Pineapple Freezer Jam

When strawberries are in season, I am always on the look-out for new recipes to use this family favorite. We have plenty of regulars, even another strawberry freezer jam, but this recipe offers a little surprise – pineapple.  The flavors complement each other so well, and the texture is incredible. If you’re looking for a […]

Continue reading

Vegetable Chow Mein Recipe

Chow Mein is a very versatile recipe and you can tweak this basic vegetable version to include various meats, seafood and of course you can use all sorts of different vegetables in this. Got some leftover broccoli? Throw it in there. Green beans or snow peas on sale at the grocery store this week, include […]

Continue reading

Ramen Noodle Recipes

My daughter is a big fan of Ramen Noodles, especially the chicken flavor kind. She’s fine with eating them just plain, but I like to play with it and come up with some yummy variations. We’ve tried all sorts of things and I know there are tons of ramen noodle recipes out there. Here are […]

Continue reading