Category: Low-Cost Recipes

Homemade Pizza

Homemade pizza is easy and fun to make. It’s a great quick dinner for one or the family during the week or on weekends. Customize your pizza with any toppings you’d like! My boyfriend introduced me to making homemade pizzas, dough and all. Homemade pizza is great because it’s a quick weeknight meal to throw

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Quick Tomato Soup

Bowl of tomato soup with croutons

A quick and easy homemade classic that can be made entirely with ingredients from your pantry. Unlike its canned counterpart, it has way less sodium and no added sugars. I’ve finally jumped on the “What can I make entirely from my pantry during COVID-19 isolation?” bandwagon. I’ll still continue posting normal recipes, but you’ve probably

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20 Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipes

Collage of pasta sauces

Don’t have pasta sauce in your pantry? You can make some with these 20 homemade pasta sauce recipes. Most of these recipes are quick and easy. Many can be made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker, and there’s even a recipe for the air fryer!

The Ultimate List of Homemade Pantry and Fridge Staples

Collage of sauces, condiments, and seasonings surrounding text that says, "the ultimate list of homemade pantry & fridge staples"

This is the second post in my series of how to make things you’d normally buy at the store. The last post was all about bread (20 Homemade Bread Recipes). This one focuses on things you’d normally have in your pantry or fridge. Homemade butter is easier than you think. Recipe calls for cream of

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20 Homemade Bread Recipes

Collage of breads

This post is part of a series I’m doing about things you normally buy at the store that you can make at home. I want to keep content relevant for everyone during a time when you might be having a hard time getting certain grocery items. Bread is one thing you can make at home

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All-Purpose Homemade Dough

Dough in a mixing bowl

This dough is one of the most versatile I’ve ever used. It can be used for rolls, pizza crust, stromboli or calzone crust, pot pies, and more. My boyfriend is the one who originally started to experiment with this recipe. He says it’s the closest thing he’s been able to make to butter rolls his

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Corn & Black Bean Salad

Corn & black bean salad

This is a quick, easy, and simple salad that can be used in so many different ways. It’s an inexpensive and quick dish to bring to a potluck. It can be served as an appetizer or side, eaten alone or with tortilla chips, or used in tacos or burrito bowls. The serving size of 10

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Easy Chicken Tacos

Easy chicken tacos - picture of chicken with peppers and onions

I volunteer to cook at a local shelter with my church, and this month I’d signed up to prepare the main dish. It seems like every time I’m there cooking, I’m always rushing to finish on time, like I’m on an episode of a cooking show. I was able to prepare the recipe for 60

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Vegetarian Chili (with vegan option)

vegetarian chili

This recipe follows the basic method of what I usually use to make my chicken tortilla soup and meat chilis. For the first time ever, my chili came out perfectly seasoned without any adjusting needed at all. The recipe itself is vegan – only the toppings take away the vegan-ness and make it vegetarian.