Favorite Recipe Friday: Taco Pie

This is one of my favorite recipes from childhood. Such a comfort!   Ingredients: 1 frozen pie crust, baked according to package directions 1 lb. ground turkey or beef 1 tsp. olive oil 2 tsp. chili powder 1/4 tsp. cayenne 1/2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 c. salsa 1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar […]

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Top 10 Thrifty Wins: October

We stepped up our game after a spendy September. I’m really proud of what we accomplished this month and I feel like we got our gazelle intensity back. Some of these wins were big, and others seemed so tiny they might not really seem like wins. I think it’s important for me to recognize them […]

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Meatless Monday: Chickpea Tomato Soup

This is that last week of the Meatless Monday series! I really enjoyed making more meatless meals this month. It was easier on the wallet and many meals were a lot quicker to make since I didn’t have to prep any meat. This week, I made an aromatic tomato soup with chickpeas and spinach. I […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Broccoli Chicken Cauliflower Casserole

I love it when you can make a complete healthy meal in one casserole dish. Soooo easy. This casserole is a cheesy mix of vegetables and chicken with a little crunch from some water chestnuts. Healthy comfort food! Ingredients 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts, halved 1 tsp. ground black pepper 2 10-oz. bags frozen cauliflower rice 1 12-oz. bag frozen […]

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10 Tips to Cut Your Holiday Spending

I know, I know, it’s not even November yet, and I’m posting about the holidays. It might seem a little early, but it’s good to be prepared for this money-zapping time of year. This year has great potential to be lighter on the wallet if you’re armed with these 10 tips to help you spend […]

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Meatless Monday: Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice

Fair warning: this Meatless Monday’s going to heat things up. This recipe’s a great mix of spicy and sweet. The crunch of the cashews adds a nice variance in texture, and it’s chock-full of veggies! If you don’t like a lot of heat, cut out the red pepper flakes. Ingredients 1 tsp. olive oil ½ […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Italian Stuffed Peppers

If you’re craving Italian for tonight’s dinner but want something a little lighter than lasagna, this low carb recipe might just do the trick! Ingredients: ¼ c. chopped onion 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp. olive oil 4 bell peppers, cutand seeds cleaned out ¼ c. bell peppers, diced 1 lb ground turkey 1-14.5 oz […]

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6 Essential Tools for a Frugal Kitchen

Making your own meals is a great way to save money, and there are endless varieties of fun gadgets to help make food prep easier and more enjoyable. Unfortunately, in the past, I have fallen prey to the allure of shiny new kitchen gadgets and “I must have this” thinking. I’ve purchased the item only […]

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Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad

Here’s another flavorful Meatless Monday recipe! I have a sweet, spicy and tangy salad to start off the week on frugal note. Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. cumin 1 c. cooked quinoa 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained ½ green pepper, diced 1 […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Shrimp & Basil Spaghetti Squash

There was a time when I was intimidated by the spaghetti squash. I wasn’t sure how to prepare it, and it seemed like a long and complicated process. I can’t believe how wrong I was! If you’re unfamiliar with spaghetti squash preparation, I’ll show you how easy it is in this recipe. Ingredients: 1 spaghetti […]

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