Grandma’s Apple Strudel Recipe

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My Grandma Roth knew a thing or two about feeding a family on a Shoestring Budget.  She was the mother of eight kids, and famously scolded my mom once for paying full-price for bananas for Grandpa while she was in the hospital ("but Patty, they were 29¢ a pound at Save-a-Lot!"). I learned a lot … [Read more...]

Kielbasa, Potatoes and Peppers

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Kielbasa, Potatoes and Peppers As a mom who works two full time jobs (yes, the site is a full-time job :) and has a family to take care of  - meal planning is essential. Here's one of my easy fast-five meals on the rotation.  I always have potatoes around and smoked sausage or kielbasa in the … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Almond Cookies with Cake Mix

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Snag those 50¢ boxes of Cake Mix (details HERE) ! You and your family will love these super simple and creative Fourth of July Almond Cookies with Cake Mix Super easy and look impressive to bake and take! Save Print Patriotic Fourth of July Almond Cookies from Cake Mix … [Read more...]

Cooking on a Shoestring: Chicken Pot Pie from Scratch (or *almost* from scratch with shortcuts)

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I love being able to cook homemade comfort food from scratch.  I love eating it even more. ;)  (Cleaning up after using every pan, bowl, and utensil in my kitchen, not so much!) Chicken Pot Pie is one recipe that's great when I can make all the parts of it from scratch, but I also love that I can … [Read more...]

Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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Strawberry season is right around the corner, and I can't wait to make this recipe again!  I love that you can make a big ol' pan of the old fashioned strawberry shortcake. The texture of the shortcake is just perfect, and with a little (or a lot!) of whipped cream on top it makes the perfect summer … [Read more...]

Cooking on a Shoestring: Poor Man’s Lasagna Recipe

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Poor Man's Lasagna Recipe In our family, we have two different lasagna recipes.  Grandma's lasagna (my mom's) is a delicious traditional one, but with all the meat, cheese, and other ingredients, the cost can add up.  Nana's (my mother-in-law's) recipe is equally delicious and gets just as many … [Read more...]

How to make Homemade Noodles, plus Sweet Potato Casserole and Awesome Stuffing recipes

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My husband says I’m a Thanksgiving snob…and he might have a point.  It’s not that I’m stuck up about Thanksgiving food, but I have a couple of Thanksgiving side dishes that I’ve adapted the recipes for over the years to the point that I like them the way I make them, and sometimes others don’t quite … [Read more...]