Category Archives for Recipes

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken And Rice

This creamy chicken and rice dish cooks up quickly in the Instant Pot.

If you’re looking for an easy weekday meal, look no further than this Instant Pot creamy chicken and rice recipe. It cooks up quickly. Best of all, the only clean up is the Instant Pot insert. Make it with your favorite veggies. I’ve made it with carrot sticks as you can see in the images […]

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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe

Here's my favorite recipe for Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

We love a nice bowl of macaroni and cheese around here. It’s a favorite side dish and a must have on the holiday table. I initially started playing around with using the Instant Pot for this around the holidays. We cook a lot of different dishes for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter. Usually every burner on […]

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Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers With Meat And Rice

Stuffed Bell Peppers with meat and rice cooked in the instant pot.

If you’re a long time reader of the blog, you know I’ve been working hard behind the scenes on a new cookbook full of frugal Instant Pot recipes. During the process I’ve been cooking up a storm. Today I thought I’d share my recipe for Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers. It’s a whole meal in a […]

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Creamy Italian Dressing

Make up a batch of this creamy italian dressing and try it on your favorite salad or sandwich.

Have you tried making your own salad dressings from scratch? It’s so easy and the end result is much tastier than the bottled stuff. Today I want to share my recipe for creamy Italian dressing with you. It’s a favorite around here and goes well on a salad that accompanies a wide variety of dishes. […]

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Skillet Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

This simple and inexpensive chicken teriyaki cooks in the skillet and comes together quickly. Serve over rice.

Do you spend a lot of money on takeout? We used to get Chinese food quite a bit and it didn’t take long for those little splurges to add up. I decided to do something about it by coming up with my own “Asian-inspired” recipes that were frugal and homemade. This skillet chicken teriyaki recipe […]

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Chicken Cacciatore

This chicken cacciatore is flavorful and surprisingly frugal. Make it for your family or dinner guests.

We eat a lot of chicken around here. When I’m ready to switch things up and prepare my favorite cuts (legs and thighs) a little differently than fried or covered and baked in barbecue sauce, I often make up a batch of chicken cacciatore. This is an old dish that’s been around for centuries. As […]

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Real Mashed Potatoes

Here's how to make real mashed potatoes that come out perfect every time.

It always amazes me to hear from people who have never made real mashed potatoes. Some of them only grew up on the instant version. Other’s had them for holidays, but never tried to make a batch of their own. Making mashed potatoes from scratch, using real potatoes is a lot easier than you may […]

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Sauerkraut Pork Roast

I love making this sauerkraut pork roast in my slowcooker. Great for Sunday dinners with fresh rolls and real mashed potatoes.

Every once in a while my German heritage comes out in my cooking. Not nearly as much as you’d think, but it definitely does with this dish. It’s a sauerkraut pork roast that slowly cooks in the crockpot with brown sugar, apple juice, onion, and a few interesting spices. It may sound weird at first […]

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Hamburger Stroganoff

This this simple hamburger stroganoff recipe. Perfect for busy weeknight dinners.

A few days ago I promised my newsletter subscribers I’d share one of the recipe from my latest Kindle Cookbook – Make and Take Meals. I figured I might as well share it here on the blog as well. The recipe is for homemade hamburger stroganoff and it’s a weeknight dinner favorite around here. As […]

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Black Bean Soup from Dried Beans

You don’t need much to make a big batch of black bean soup when you start with a pound of dry beans. This is one of those frugal recipes that is in almost constant rotation in our house. The end result is always delicious and filling. Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never made a batch […]

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