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Side Dish Recipes

Layered Nacho Dip

Guest post from Brigette Shevy This is a fantastic recipe to make for a New Year’s party! It’s great to serve as an appetizer, a “finger food,” or as part of a Mexican meal any time of the year, but […]

Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes

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.

Creamy Milk Rice

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.

Homemade Vegetable Stock… in a Slow Cooker

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!

Homemade Kale Chips

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.

Easy Homemade Hummus

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.