Pizza-style polenta recipe

The $10 Food Day #3: Pizza-Style Polenta Recipe

For some crazy reason, I had never made homemade polenta before. That’s definitely going to change, now that I know how cheap and easy it is to make at home. I call this...

Leftover pie crust cookies recipe

The $10 Food Day #3: Leftover Pie Crust Cookies Recipe

I’m sure these cookies are familiar to many of you. Back in the day, I remember my mom making these cookies whenever she would make pies and have leftover crust. I thought they...

Black bean soup recipe with orange jalapeno salsa

The $10 Food Day #3: Black Bean Soup With Orange-Jalapeño Salsa

Last summer, I had the opportunity to meet Michael Natkin, author of the popular vegetarian cooking blog Herbivoracious. I got a copy of his cookbook, which I have greatly enjoyed reading through over...

Banana and egg pancakes recipe

The $10 Food Day #3: Banana and Egg Pancakes Recipe

Sticking to a $10-a-day food budget just got a whole lot easier. Enter these two-ingredient banana and egg pancakes. If you’ve been following my other $10 Food Day posts (check out #1 and #2),...

Mall of America in Bloomington, MN

A Budget-Friendly Guide to the Mall of America: And a Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card!

Attention: The sweepstakes has ended as of 6/9/13. Congratulations to Jaime on winning the $100 gift card! Hey there! Today I am posting something a little different than usual : A frugal guide to...

Pecan pralines recipe

Pecan Pralines Recipe

I recently got back from a splendid vacation to North Carolina and South Carolina. Seven days – 1,300 miles – meandering our way down the coast with no set agenda and only one small...

Cheap recipes for Mother's Day

Cheap Recipes for Mother’s Day

It takes some people decades to realize that they’re turning out to be just like their mothers. I, on the other hand, have known it for quite a long time. Here are some...