Side Dish Recipes
I love all thing potato — and this recipe is no exception. It’s simple, frugal, gluten-free… and it tastes great! This is a perfect side dish to accompany all your upcoming summer cookouts — it pairs well with hamburgers or grilled meats. Kids and adults love it! I like to make it up early in the day and pull it out of the refrigerator shortly before baking it.
This has to be one of the easiest side dishes ever. And frugal to boot! It’s a stick-to-your-ribs kind of side that can be served all year round. It falls somewhere between creamy mashed potatoes and risotto.
If you tend to cook from scratch you probably have had several recipes that called for broth, and while canned broth isn’t super expensive – you can make it at home with hardly any effort for pennies!
This homemade vegetable broth recipe is SUPER easy!
Believe it or not, I’ve never purchased kale before — at least not that I can remember. But when I found the bag of washed and chopped kale marked down to $1.29, I figured it was high time we try kale.
Guest post from of Chris of Simple Family Finance
Get ready. Today, you’re in for a good ol’ fashioned food fight! Don’t pretend like you don’t love those.
Three similar items are going to face off to determine who the winner is. We all know that price comparisons are vital to a frugal food budget, so the winner will be determined by value.
Guest post from Brigette Shevy
Here’s a super easy dinner idea that makes use of that oh-so-versatile slow cooker! The homemade pico de gallo takes this recipe up a notch and is a fantastic way to use up some of those amazing garden tomatoes that are quite prolific right about now.
After my fairly successful attempt at making homemade toothpaste, I was again inspired by Thankfully Thrifty to try making homemade yogurt in my crockpot. I’ve made yogurt on the stove and in a yogurt maker before, but I’ve always worried that it wouldn’t turn out right in the crock pot. Don’t ask me why! And [...]
Guest post from Jill of The Prairie Homestead If there is one food worth learning to make from scratch, it’s refried beans. Homemade refried beans are: 1. Healthier — Canned, store bought beans are usually full of hydrogenated oils and preservatives. 2. Frugal – I can get a 25-lb. bag of pinto beans from Azure Standard for around [...]
Whenever I say something about Green Rice Casserole, most people do a double take. “Green Rice Casserole? What’s that??” they’ll ask incredulously. My mom has made this recipe for as long as I can remember and I’ve always loved it. Since I’ve been married, it’s been fun to introduce it to my own family, too. [...]
One thing I love to do when I find great deals on soon-to-be-expiring apples and pears is to make homemade pear sauce or applesauce in the crock pot. You could also do it on the stove, but I’ve found that dumping everything in the crock pot and then leaving it is easier for me right [...]