Who isn’t cold and hungry right now? This Rustic Ham & 15 Bean Soup is a better than the back of the bag recipe that is not only thrifty, but also tastes good. I do have some hacks to the basic recipe to increase flavor and make you want to lick your bowl. This soup does require soaking the beans the night before, so plan accordingly!Continue reading “Rustic Ham and Bean Soup”
It is now time to get cozy. Snow and rain forecasts are increasing, while temperatures are decreasing. We are getting weather alerts of increasing winds and it’s as dark as night before our work day is done. Time to break out the soup pot to create a one-pot meal that will pierce the cold and darkness with comfort and calm.Continue reading “Chicken and Dumplings”
I read or heard somewhere that if you want to be healthier, you should include vegetables and protein with every meal, including breakfast. Low-Fat & High-Protein Pumpkin Muffins have one serving of vegetables, bread, egg, milk and fruit in a single serving! Love it when you don’t feel guilt in the morning!Continue reading “Low-Fat & High-Protein Pumpkin Muffins”
I found this Easy Pumpkin Dessert recipe in no less than five church cookbooks. The use of “cake mix-cookery” hit American kitchens in the 1970’s-80’s. You could make a myriad of cookies, cakes and desserts with just a cake mix and a couple additional ingredients. This Easy Pumpkin Dessert is one of the best of this genre.Continue reading “Easy Pumpkin Dessert”
The request was for Snickerdoodles. I had to fulfill that request, as the Ford mechanic had fixed my car’s key fob for free. (Note to everyone-make sure the newly installed battery is THE RIGHT SIDE UP! My face is still red.)Continue reading “Snickerdoodles”
Yesterday I published The No Egg Chocolate Cake from the 1940’s, in response to Dollar Tree eliminating eggs from their store offerings. The 1960’s Coca-Cola Cake swings in a completely different direction from the 1940’s rationing of eggs, flour and sugar. The 1960’s was an era of extreme ingredients in comparison to twenty years prior. And this Coca-Cola Cake is a good example of that. This recipe will have you licking your fork AND plate, it’s that good!Continue reading “Coca-Cola Cake”
Dollar Tree has announced it will stop selling eggs because they are losing money offering them at a flat price. Eggs are now too expensive to sell in their stores.
Dollar Tree offers most of its products at a flat rate of $1.25, with a selection of items for $3 and $5. It appears that eggs aren’t fitting Dollar General’s price-conscious outlook right now.
The No Egg Chocolate Cake from the 1940’s is a recipe that reflects high prices of all food during World War II. There was little sugar and flour during that time, so this recipe would be made only for special occasions.Continue reading “The No Egg Chocolate Cake”
According to the latest news report, inflation is cooling down. I guess no one was buying eggs the day they wrote the report… Herbed Potato Soup doesn’t contain eggs, and is downright good stuff, and cheap dinner fare!
I happened to be in the grocery store when they were practically giving away 5# bags of potatoes for 99¢ a bag. All of the ingredients add up to less than 50¢ per serving, and that’s with fresh herbs, whole milk, and butter! The bonus of it all is that it also tastes good!
Do Economists Not Buy Groceries?
Depending on your newsfeed, there are conflicting reports that a recession is looming or there is a lessening chance of a recession. I know one thing for sure. The prices of groceries are still inflated.
Let’s go back to the 1960’s-‘70’s and retrieve a Taco Bake recipe that extends a pound of hamburger into 8 large servings!
Who doesn’t love alliteration? Well this recipe has that and it tastes great! Did I mention Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake is also thrifty? This recipe is a mashup of several different 1970’s recipes.
I added up the cost of the ingredients. With eight large servings, this family friendly and good enough for company recipe comes to less than $1 a serving AND everyone will eat it!