Bits of Sweetness: Cooking on a dime (asking for recipes!)

Cooking on a dime (asking for recipes!)

OK, maybe more than a dime :) Ringing in the New Year means good changes (like cooking more). But, I have to admit-I fall short in just coming up with great ideas. And, although sites like Pinterest and other cooking sites are lots of fun to browse, there is nothing better than getting some great recipe recommendations from people I know. What are your favorite things to make (especially on a budget)Any fun new recipes you've tried?

P.s. We don't like seafood. Only thing. Crazy, I know, living in the PNW! Tuna is the extent of it. Maybe someday...! lol. I do love crab though!

So. bring on those suggestions!

Some I am wanting to try:

Chicken Piccatta



Avocado & Grilled Corn Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette


Chicken Parmesan Bake


Pesto Focaccia Pizza


Homemade Tomato Basil Soup (drooling already!!)


Breakfast Pita


Most of the recipes are from Budget Bytes. Lots of fun, budget-friendly meals and recipes there( look through the archives too!)

But. Don't forget. I want your recipes! This is just a wishful to-make list! Our dinners normally don't look so creative! Comment away!


1 comment :

  1. These arent super exciting recipes but we almost always have to cook on a budget, so Im pretty familiar with the easy and simple...

    Tuna Bake (we get free tuna with WIC so gotta use it somehow right?)
    1 pkg noodles (12 oz)
    2 C cheese
    half cup chopped onion
    1 C frozen peas (I ommit these, my hubby doesnt like peas)
    2 can tuna
    2 cans crm of mushroom (we're not lovers of crm of mushroom so I use crm of chicken)
    1 C crushed chips
    Cook pasta
    preheat oven 425
    mix noodles, onion, 1 cup shredded cheese, peas, tuna, soups, put in 9x13, top with leftover cheese and chips.
    bake 15-20 min

    Baked Spegghetti (sp)
    1 lb noodles
    1 block cream cheese
    1 jar speg sauce
    1 stick of butter
    2 cups cheese

    cook noodles
    melt together cream cheese, sauce, and butter.
    layer sauce and noodles
    top with cheese
    bake till cheese is melted.
    Yummy with garlic bread and salad

    Auju Roast Beef
    3/4 pound deli sliced roast beef
    Onion sliced
    2 cans beef broth
    2 TB butter
    1 garlic clove minced
    oragano to taste
    pepper to taste
    8 slices swiss cheese
    hoagi buns

    Saute onion in butter
    add beef broth, oragano, garlic, and pepper, stir till boiling
    add roast beef slices
    Simmer 10 ish minutes covered
    while simmering add mayo and swiss slices to hoagi buns
    take beef and put on hoagi's
    bake till cheese is melted (you can also put the onion slices on)
    dip sandwhiches in leftover broth.
    One of our faves!

    We also for those dont feel like cooking nights get the Tyson sweet and sour chicken, seasame chicken, and orange chicken meal things and cook those and put them on rice.

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