Hi. I’m Haley, and I have been in love with cooking and baking my whole life.
- Age 5: I made my mom breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day. I didn’t know how to make coffee, so I simply put coffee grounds in warm water. My mom graciously drank it, but I later learned that she could barely choke it down.
- Age 9: I would make my brother pretend he was a co-host in a faux-TV cooking show.
- Age 11: I would pack “mystery” sack lunches for family members.
- Age 19: I was accused of being “too domestic” in college because of my frequent late-night baking sessions. I considered it a compliment.
- Age 22: I chopped, mixed, and stirred my way through bouts of home sickness and culture shock while studying abroad in Brazil.
- Today: I get to cook great food for friends and family, take photos of it, and share my experiences online. Life is good!
Aside from my love of cooking, I’m also a die-hard bargain hunter who is always looking for creative ways to save money. I frequent thrift shops and garage sales, scope out clearance racks, and scour eBay for great deals. I also look for ways to cook really great food without spending a lot of money.
Save Money and Eat Great Food: I’ll Show You How
My goal is to post recipes that are cheap, creative, and delicious. By choosing the right ingredients and learning a few money-saving tips, anyone can start saving money immediately. I know because I do it all the time!
A Little Bit More About Me
I grew up in a small town in Minnesota near the South Dakota border. I spent a few years globetrotting and taking advantage of amazing opportunities to live in fun cities both in the U.S. and abroad. I now live in St. Paul, Minnesota. While the dining, entertainment, and shopping options in the city can’t be beat, I’m a small-town girl at heart.
Cooking is my therapy. For me, nothing cures stress better than chopping, mixing, and ultimately reaping the benefits of a day spent in the kitchen.
Cheap Recipe Blog Has Been Featured On:
How to freeze fresh fruit
How to make beans in a slow cooker
How to coupon without going crazy
4 Easy ways to save money on meat
Slow-cooker corn jalapeno bacon dip
DIY stir-fry veggie kits
3 Quick and easy holiday gifts from the kitchen
Super fast yogurt snacks
How to make apple chips
7 Affordable apple snacks
6 Late summer toast toppers
8 Budget-stretching summer pantry staples
Guest Blog Posts
Simply Save: 3 Cheap and easy meal ideas for people who don’t cook
Savoury Table: Chinese chicken salad
Feast On The Cheap: Fluffy yeast-raised pancakes
The Oatmeal Artist: Oatmeal risotto
Minnemama Adventures: Movie night on a budget
Living Well Spending Less: DIY liquid hand soap