Archives For Recipes

: Day 6 :

We were blessed to go apple picking yesterday so I just wanted to re-share an apple butter recipe from last year. Makes a whole lot! Enough for you to either keep stock in your pantry or to share with those around you. Enjoy!




Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
when it is in your power to do it. {Proverbs 3:27}

: Day 5 :

Ever wonder how fast food mexican restaurants can sell their burritos and tacos so cheap? Yeah, they’re way over charging! This recipe might be one of my families absolute favorites. The kids love burrito night. And it starts with a very cheap bag of dried pinto beans.

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: Day 4 :

Just cause it’s cheap doesn’t mean it has to be healthy. We have wicked sweet toothes here and cinnamon buns are one of those extremely rare treats. I was looking over the ingredient the other day and realized it really doesn’t take all that much to make. The recipe can be found at: All Recipes – Clone of a Cinnabon

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: Day 3 :

Beef or chicken enchiladas are pretty cheap but they don’t come close to the thriftiness of Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas. We began making this dish about a year or so ago when my husband heard somebody talking about it on the radio. He came home and whipped up the most delicious enchiladas any of us had ever eaten! Again, I’m going to give you a kinda recipe but it’s so easy you can really add what you want. You can’t mess this up. And just so you know, it tastes light years better than it looks.

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: Day 2 :

If you’ve never had hummus you are missing out on one of the best, most diverse and budget friendly foods out there. If you have had hummus maybe you’re like us and just bought it at the store. After all, it’s not like it costs all that much. But once you make this recipe you’ll see just how much money you’ll be able to save making one batch of hummus.

You can easily buy canned garbonzo beans and use those but if your goal is to save money I strongly encourage you to purchase dried chick peas.

Rinse the beans and place them in your crockpot. One wonderful tip I got from Broke and Healthy was to add baking soda while cooking. The beans break down dramatically faster and thin out their tough outer skin. But fair warning – when I added baking soda after it had been cooking awhile there was some science fair volcano action going on. So be careful when adding baking soda! I was also informed that the baking soda quite possibly removes some of the vitamins. You’ll have to make that call on your own.

{This photo was taken when I tried to just use boiling water and let them soak overnight. Don’t do that, use a crock-pot. Sorry, no crock-pot photos.}

Once the chickpeas are soft drain them of their water and place them in a food processor. Add garlic, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Honestly, there are probably thousands of hummus recipes but I just want to give you a general idea of what to use. The best advice I can give you is to make sure that you blend well enough to chop up the garlic {if you add it}. My kids were not thrilled to find large chunks of garlic in their hummus servings. I just saw it as extra probiotic.

Here, though, is an excellent recipe to follow!

 Heavenly Homemade Hummus

Serve with pita chips, raw vegetables, tortilla chips, make as a sandwich, etc.

If all my kids will eat this you know it’s good! And, of course, pocketbook friendly! After we made our one batch I asked my husband to hold the containers of hummus. He guessed we had made around twelve pounds of hummus! We’re in the process of seeing how well it freezes. I’ll update about that later.

Hope this helps you think of new and exciting budget friendly meals!