Budget Recipes

I love to cook AND I love to save money, so I am always coming up with new budget recipes in my kitchen.

Years ago I would follow recipes, but now I just enjoy playing around and seeing what types of recipes I can come up with based on what we have on hand. Cooking with food that you already have can be quite fun as you come up with new ideas about cooking.

We grow quite a bit of our food, so most of the year I have fresh vegetables and herbs and much of the year I have fresh fruit which really does help our budget. I love coming up with canning recipes from my garden that I can can and enjoy throughout the year.

I love making budget recipes from scratch. My husband says that I usually cook enough for an army for each meal (which is true!) But, this way I have leftovers the next day for quick lunches, and I can other leftovers for quick meals on days when we are in a rush.

I love cooking all sorts of food! American, Thai, Indian, Italian, Mexican . . . you name it, I will make it.

I try to make meals that are really healthy, but that also taste great and of course save money, especially for holidays like Halloween or Thanksgiving. My eldest daughter loves to cook just as much as I do, and has just as much fun playing around in the kitchen! I try to sprout my wheat and grind it.

I love garlic, onions and spices, so I use them in many of my meals. So, if you aren’t a garlic or onion fan, you might want to add a little less, but I hope that you enjoy trying out some of my budget recipes from my home to yours!

Recipes to come soon.

Breakfast, snacks and bread:

Apple Trail Mix
blackberry strawberry smoothie
butternut squash muffins
garden smoothie
Grandaddy Dilmus’ biscuits
Homemade Granola Bars
Mango Trail Mix
Orange Bread with cranberries and walnuts
Peach, strawberry smoothie
pumpkin bread
pumpkin muffins
Rotel cheese sauce
Strawberry Muffins
sugar & spice pumpkin seeds
Vacation Trail Mix
Yogurt (homemade)
Main Course:

3 Bean Chili
Asian Rice Noodles With Chicken and Vegetables
Bean taco
Beef & Lentil Stew
Broccoli, Carrot, Zucchini Cheddar Soup
butternut squash macaroni & cheese
cheesy chicken mexican casserole
chicken curry
chicken curry with yogurt
cranberry pork chops
crockpot chicken
Indian chicken curry (my favorite version)
Indian chicken curry (my husband’s favorite version)
oriental salad
Roast in Wine Sauce
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
spicy beans and chicken
split pea soup
taco meat
taco soup
thai chicken with coconut jasmine rice
vegetable fritatta
side dishes:

cream soup – great substitution for cream of anything soup
creamed kale with caramelized onions
Fresh kale salad
Kohlrabi recipe
mashed yucca
mock refried beans
Swiss Chard with Summer Sausage
Canning Recipes:

apple butter
apple sauce
cinnamon apples
Green tomato relish
Green tomato salsa
Pickling Spice recipe
pizza sauce recipe – Seriously, the best ever! Love it!! I could eat it by the spoonful!
rotel (homemade)
salsa recipe

Barbie birthday cake
Caramel Apple Cake
Oreo Ball Recipe
Oreo Coke Recipe
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut butter hot cocoa oatmeal cookie
peanut butter pie
shortbread cookies

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