Reflection on Maine coast: Cheap Recipe blog

Decrypted

When I lost thousands of photos and personal documents to the Cryptolocker virus last November, I had to make peace with the fact that I might never get them back. Devastated doesn’t begin...

Apple oatcake recipe, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Apple Oatcakes

Current recipe obsession: Oatcakes. They’re a variation on pancakes, minus the flour, sugar, and egg (otherwise known as the unhealthy stuff). How obsessed am I? I have made these oatcakes three times in...

Entertaining on a budget: Use crostini

Entertaining On a Budget: Serve Crostini At Your Next Party

First rule about entertaining on a budget: Don’t let a tight budget keep you from entertaining friends and family in your home. Throwing a great party does not, I repeat, does not have...

3 cheap ways to make your food taste better, from Cheap Recipe Blog

3 Cheap Ways To Make Your Food Taste Better

Do you want to instantly become a better cook? Of course you do! Today I am sharing three of my favorite tips for making food taste better. I use these tips all the...

Summery BLT salad recipe, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Summery BLT Salad

Summer cooking, in my opinion, should be as simple and stress-free as possible. As much as I love spending time in the kitchen cooking up a storm, summer just isn’t the time to...

Indian spiced bar mix recipe, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Indian Spiced Bar Mix

As much social and cultural pressure as there is to love craft beer, I just can’t get into it. I’ve never been a beer drinker and probably never will. When it came time...

Homemade play dough recipe, just 60 cents a batch

DIY Play Dough: Just 60 Cents a Batch!

Have you ever made homemade play dough at home? I have, but we’re talking 20-some years ago. I forgot how fun it can be. I recently found myself home on a Sunday morning,...