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DIY lemon-sugar hand scrub, from Cheap Recipe Blog

DIY Lemon-Sugar Hand Scrub

I love going shopping for cosmetics and body products, but the cost of certain items astounds me. For example: Sugar and salt scrubs. Doing a quick Google research and landing on Sephora.com, I...

Homemade peanut butter is used to make these peanut butter cookies, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Peanut Butter Cookies (With Homemade Peanut Butter!)

Over the past couple of years, I have been more conscious of using ingredients that I already have on hand at home instead of buying more food at the grocery store.  This forces...

Strawberry granola, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Strawberry Granola

So far, my favorite culinary part of 2014 has been making my own granola at home. If you’ve never made homemade granola at home, you’re missing out. Here’s why: It’s super easy to...

Mango chicken naan bread pizza, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Mango Chicken Naan Pizza

I have international flavors on my mind, just in time for the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (one of my favorite events of the year) and an upcoming trip to Ireland. I...

Fried lemons, used in this lentil dip, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Lentil Dip With Fried Lemons

I decided to give up sweets this year for Lent. I also decided to give up telling white lies, so I feel it necessary to tell you that my sugar fast hasn’t been...

Supermarket price wars: Comparing prices at 8 types of grocery stores, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Supermarket Price Comparisons

Have you ever wondered how drastically prices vary at different types of grocery stores? Me too. I recently visited eight grocery stores to compare prices for a set number of food items. The...

Mini party cupcakes, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Mini Party Cupcakes

In a perfect world, everybody would have the time needed to make cupcakes and frosting from scratch. Unfortunately, the world doesn’t work that way. Which is why so many of us resort to...