I believe everyone should have access to nutritious and delicious meals, no matter what kind of budget you're on or how much time you have. My recipes are pretty quick to pull off, don't require a ton of kitchen skills, and stay within (or under!) the USDA’s low-cost food plan budget of about $9 per adult per day. Let's get cookin'!
With Labor Day in the books, I'm opting to run headfirst into autumn without looking back. Cooler temps and shorter days mean cozy recipes are in order, which suits me just fine. I've been missing using my oven, after all!
- Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup
- Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Herbes de Provence Mustard, Sheet Pan Apples and Fall Vegetables
- Sheet Pan Sausage with Fennel, Apples and Root Vegetables & a Creamy Dijon Apple Cider Vinaigrette
- Roasted Delicata Squash Salad with Creamy Maple Vinaigrette
- Instant Pot Split Pea and Ham Soup
- Zucchini Bread Oatmeal
- Carrot Cake Oatmeal
- Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Cake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting
Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice
If you, like me, can't wait for spooky season to start each year, I'm right there with you! Here are a few sweet, fall-inspired recipes to get you started:
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Easy, Affordable Desserts
As a former pastry professional and self-proclaimed Cookie Monster, dessert is always a favorite of mine. And, since I've run the gamut of different fad diets and have lots of loved ones with food allergies, I have enough recipes here to make sure there's enough for everyone to share, no matter your restrictions.
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I don't have the budget for takeout, but I want to eat delicious things for every single meal. Here are some of my favorite take-out fake-out recipes that are particularly easy on your wallet:
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New & Recently Updated Posts
Here's a combination of my newest content, and older posts that I have recently revised. When my readers ask questions, I do my best to answer them! As a result, some of my posts will be updated periodically to reflect any new information I've gathered for you. I also love trying lots of new recipes, so here's where to find all the bright and shiny ones that make the cut.
Fast & Easy Recipes
Just because you're busy doesn't mean a homemade meal is out of the question. Here are some of my favorite simple dishes to get you fed without any fuss:
Whether you need something tasty to bring to your next potluck, or just need a little something extra on the dinner table tonight, my favorite sides will give the main dish a run for its money:
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Whether you're in need of a super fast pantry meal, show-stopping side, grab-and-go breakfast, or something sweet to help you chillax, these tried and true recipes have you covered. They're what readers currently can't get enough of!