Homemade stromboli cut into slices on a platter with marinara sauce in a ramekin.
Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Main Courses, Weeknight Cooking

Homemade Stromboli

This stromboli recipe is great for a weeknight dinner, especially if you make the dough ahead of time. Typically stromboli includes pepperoni, salami, and ham, but this is also a great way to use up sandwich meat and cheese at the end of the week. You can also customize the herbs and spices you use… Continue reading Homemade Stromboli

Dough in a mixing bowl
Bread, Low-Cost Recipes, Vegetarian

All-Purpose Homemade Dough

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… Continue reading All-Purpose Homemade Dough

Easy chicken tacos - picture of chicken with peppers and onions
Chicken, Low-Cost Recipes, Main Courses, Weeknight Cooking

Easy Chicken Tacos

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… Continue reading Easy Chicken Tacos

Stuffed peppers
Beef, Low-Cost Recipes, Main Courses, Weeknight Cooking

Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa, Ground Beef, & Basil

I volunteer to cook at a local shelter once a month with a group from church. I've typically signed up for side dishes and desserts, but this time I signed up to make the main dish. After almost running out of time with my roasted potatoes last time, I wanted to make something that would… Continue reading Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa, Ground Beef, & Basil

Fighting Hunger

Low-Budget Food Challenge: Day 1 Recap

It's the end of day 1 of my 7-day low-budget food challenge. Spoiler alert: I already cheated, which means I add $5 more to my donation to Feeding America. Strangely, I woke up hungry. I've never been a big breakfast eater, so this was a little odd for me. I was planning to have a… Continue reading Low-Budget Food Challenge: Day 1 Recap

Chili
Low-Cost Recipes, Soups, Weeknight Cooking

Simple Chili (for low-budget food challenge)

One of the meals I made to last most of the week for the low-budget food challenge was a simple chili. I was surprised I was able to pull this off without my usual poblano and jalapeno peppers, among other ingredients. This isn't the best chili I've made, but it tasted good and it was… Continue reading Simple Chili (for low-budget food challenge)

In the Kitchen, Low-Cost Recipes

Low-Budget Food Challenge: Grocery Shopping

Step 1 of the low-budget food challenge I'm undertaking was grocery shopping. Tomorrow I start the actual challenge. I'm raising money (and donating funds myself) for Feeding America while I do the challenge. If you'd to donate, click here for my fundraising page. Lessons Learned From Grocery Shopping It was really hard and took twice… Continue reading Low-Budget Food Challenge: Grocery Shopping

In the Kitchen, Low-Cost Recipes

Low-Budget Food Challenge

Last night on the way home from work, I stopped by Target and the pet food store to pick up a few things. I had to stop because my dogs completely ran out of food that morning. There was a family outside of Target with a sign indicating they were struggling to feed their family.… Continue reading Low-Budget Food Challenge