All You: Delicious on a Dime Cookbook Giveaway

The editors of All You Magazine have created a cookbook with 154 simple, money saving recipes with the majority of recipes costing less than $2 per serving!

Delicious on a Dime cookbook contains hearty, healthful, affordable food for every meal including vegetables, sides, and desserts.  This cookbook also includes time and money saving tips on each page, hands-on time estimates for preparing the meals, and a color photo and nutritional analysis for every recipe.

We are giving away 3 copies of a limited-edition version (sold exclusively at Walmart stores) of the Delicious on a Dime cookbook that also includes $13 worth of coupons!

To enter the giveaway please leave a comment sharing your favorite cheap meal. Giveaway ends September 7, 2012.

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  1. simple spaghetti!

  2. My favorite cheap meal is either Sheperd’s Pie or Tacos! I always have ground beef pre-cooked in the freezer to cut down on prep time as well.

  3. I would have to say my favorite is Spaghetti and meat sauce. It is very easy to prepare and the best thing is that all my kids love it!

  4. Isabel Acosta says:

    one of our favorite cheap meals would have to be, chicken tacos. I will use any left over chicken and season with cumin, garlic, onion, chili powder . Or if I am making this with fresh chicken I make a bit extra to make into a southwest chicken salad.

  5. Hamburger green bean casserole

    Hamburger cooked with a can of tomato soup add 1 can green beans and put mashed potatoes on top cook in over for 1 hr Sprinkle cheese on top

  6. My mom nicknamed this “Mulligan” because it always works in a pinch & it hits the spot every time.

    2lbs ground beef*
    2 cans mixed vegetables (sub frozen mixed)
    1 pkt taco seasoning

    1) Brown meat in a skillet till almost done.
    2) prepare seasoning per instructions
    3) Drain & rinse veggies & add to skillet with meat.
    4) add seasoning & simmer the water out.

    Serve in bowls with buttered bread or saltines.

    *IF you sub ground turkey, know that it will be a bit drier

  7. Rosemary Potatoes and Asparagus

    -A couple sprigs of fresh thyme (from the garden)
    -Olive Oil
    -Sea salt and pepper

    Chop potatoes and spread them into a glass cake pan. Arrange (unstripped) thyme sprigs on top, then pour a generous amount of olive oil over it. Season with ground sea salt and pepper. Bake at 375? turning the potatoes occasionally, which allows for the cooking thyme leafs to fall off and mix in. Once the potatoes are soft, turn up the heat to 425? and placed some frozen or fresh asparagus spears on top of the potatoes. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until the asparagus had heated through. We like to dip our roast potatoes in prepared horseradish for an extra kick.

  8. Sheila Laurence says:

    Chicken pot pie with biscuit topping (I use the Family Fun recipe for this). It’s entirely from scratch, and you can use leftover meat and veggies. Plus, it’s really good!

  9. Stacey roten says:

    Mexican Chili Casserole
    1 Bag Corn Chips
    2 large cans chili with beans
    1 c shredded cheese
    shredded lettuce
    chopped tomatoe

    Layer chips in bottom of casserole dish top with chili, heat in 350 oven 15 min. Then top with cheese heat 5 min more. Serve with toppings of lettuce tomato

  10. Shepherd’s Pie, for us, with ground beef, veggies and mashed potatoes on top. Not authentic, by any means, but cheap and tasty.

  11. Chicken soup with homemade broth. Gives the chicken one more use and I can throw in whatever vegetables I have on hand.

  12. My favorite cheap meal is tacos!

  13. One of our favourite cheap meals is a super simple casserole made with white rice, mixed with a can of cream of mushroom soup, cut up broccoli, some diced ham or chicken, and some onion if you wish. After combining all ingredients, top with shredded cheese and bake until warm and cheese is melted! Yummy! 🙂

  14. I’d have to say a beef & orzo skillet recipe my friend Brandi shared with me!

  15. I would have to say our favorite cheap meal is tuna noodle casserole made with cream of chicken soup and a little sharp cheese!

  16. Mac and cheese is always something easy and I always have the ingredients in my pantry.

  17. Chipotle bean burritos!

  18. A package of rice mix (under a buck) cut up leftover chicken, pork or beef, peas or peppers. All mixed together in the same skillet. Our family calls it “the rice meal”.

  19. Tuna Pasta!
    Just need a can of tuna, whole wheat pasta and whatever tomato sauce you have in your house. If you have veggies leftovers works too 🙂
    I normally have all these things in home… And it’s super fast and easy to prepare

  20. Grill cheese and tomato soup is always a favorite for our family.

  21. Jennifer Stone says:

    Smoked sausage, green beans, and potatoes boiled together = about 4 bucks total and my family loves it!

  22. Grilled Cheese with either a tomato or some bacon inside.

  23. We like salsa chicken. Buy chicken on sale, dump a can of salsa over it, and put it in the crockpot for about 4 hours. Shred and put on rice, in tortillas, in soup.

  24. Spaghetti is always a cheap and easy winner at our house. Sometimes I will also substitute bulgar wheat for some of the beef to help stretch it out a bit.

  25. Leftovers from Grandma’s house! Every time we visit for the weekend, she sends us home Sunday afternoon with a meal for Sunday evening so that we have something to eat when we walk in the door and have to get unpacked and ready for the week ahead. What a nice Grandma, huh? 🙂

  26. One of my favorite cheap meals is groundbeef with rice and mozzarella cheese! It’s been a favorite of mine since I was a child and now my girls love it too. It will soon be time to make it as it’s more of a fall/winter meal.

  27. Our favorite cheap meal is beans & rice with ground beef & bell peppers and a side of salad. It is about a buck twenty five per plate! Love it!

  28. My favorite cheap meal is using leftovers in a creative way. I might make pizza and top with leftover meat or do soup and throw all the wilted veggies into it. Whenever I can use up stuff I already have the meal feels free.

  29. Black Bean Veggie Burgers on rolls with lettuce & tomato

  30. This is a tried and true family favorite. This is a meatless dish, so it is also very economical to make.

    Bean & Cheese Enchiladas

    12 flour or corn tortillas
    16 ounce can refried beans
    1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
    1 cup Monterrey jack cheese, shredded
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1/2 teaspoon cumin
    1 & 1/4 cups enchilada sauce


    Mix the beans, 1/2 of the cheeses, the sour cream and the cumin together in a bowl.
    Warm tortillas in the microwave to soften them.
    Place a portion of the filling in the center of a tortilla.
    Roll up tucking under the ends.
    In a 13×9 dish place half the enchilada sauce.
    Place enchiladas on top of the sauce.
    Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
    Pour remaining sauce over the top of the enchiladas.
    Sprinkle the remaining cheddar and Monterrey jack cheese on top of the enchiladas.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
    Serve with additional sour cream, guacamole, or salsa if desired.

    Pictures if you want to see them:

  31. This sounds delicious ~ I would love to win! Our family’s favorite recipe came from a cookbook I bought many years ago called “Eating Economically is Just Plain Smart”. It’s a casserole made with textured vegetable protein in place of meat, and my grown kids have all, at one time or another, asked for the recipe.

  32. My favorite cheap recipe is for lemony lentil soup from the Light and Natural cookbook. I also make some homemade “peasant bread” in the bread machine to dip in the soup.

  33. Our standby cheap meal is rice and beans. There’s so much versatility adding in whatever we have leftover and different seasonings.

  34. Freezer Soup is as cheap as it gets. I have a container in the freezer for any veggies bits that are leftover, but not enough to serve again. When it’s full, I add it to a pot with homemade (also frozen) broth, some spices and let it cook all day. It’s always different, but always delicious. Another cheap favorite is spicy black beans over brown rice.

  35. Taco soup! One can whole kernal corn, one can chilli beans, jar of salsa and scrm led ground meat. Turkey even works when it is least expensive. Stir together and heat through.

    Great served by itself or can be fancied up with fresh cilantro sour cream and tortilla chips.

  36. Lisa Buchanan says:

    One Pot Spaghetti is our easiest and quicket and cheapest meal AND it’s all in one pot – gotta love that! It is on our meal plan every week! 🙂

  37. I have a bunch of cheap meals–usually revolving around food we produce ourselves. We had spaghetti last night with a crock pot tomato sauce using our garden tomatoes.

  38. Black bean quesadillas from the blog Budget Bytes – all of her recipes are delicious, and most are super cost-friendly!

  39. I like to make tacos.

  40. Mom24jewels says:

    simple spaghetti and meatballs (if we have any made)!

  41. I would say my cheap meal would be spaghetti and meatballs with some texas toast.

  42. For our family of 12 it is tacos as it really stretches the meat whether it is chicken or beef.

  43. Pancakes (made from scratch), usually with a side of eggs and fruit.

  44. I have to agree with others and say my favorite cheap meal is always spaghetti. It’s easy on the wallet, easy to make, and the whole family loves it!

  45. Grilled cheese and tomato soup.

  46. I have no idea what this is called but it’s good served on rice or noodles:

    2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
    2 cans cream of chicken soup
    1 can cheddar cheese soup

    Put everything in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.

  47. breakfast for dinner — eggs, toast, meat or leftover potatoes if we have some. Hits the spot every time!

  48. Spaghetti every time!

  49. Pinto beans in the croc, and a pan of golden corn bread….

  50. black bean veggie burritos

  51. Chili! Made with leftover chicken or 1/4 lb ground beef. Then add seasonings (i normally use a packet) any type of canned beans (2 cans) 1 can petite diced tomaotes (can used chili flavor) 1 can crushed tomatoes, chopped onion and if you have red or green peppers chop and add. It’s versatile, whatever you have on hand! add a little water and cook till hot. serve with shredded cheese, corn bread, rolls or crackers. Easy and very frugal since I buy most store brand tomatoes and beans.

  52. My favorite recipe is a chicken bean chili – it makes at least 12 hearty servings, served over rice.
    We buy a baked rotisserie chicken when on sale ($5), and add it along with the following in a giant pot and simmer for 30 minutes:
    4 cans of white/pinto beans, pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion, oregano, tomatoes, cumin, and corn. Delicious, keeps us full with all that protein, and it keeps as leftovers all week long!

  53. Dawn Walbeck says:

    One of our favorite simple recipes is called “Sloppy Tacos” It is a sloppy joe and a taco in one. You brown 2 pounds of hamburger, add 2 Cup of Salsa, put it on a bun and sprinkle some cheese on top. Done! Amazing and satisfying.

  54. Chicken & rice! Chicken breasts, cream of mushroom, rice & some seasoning ~ easy and tasty and great leftovers 😉

  55. Chicken & rice! Chicken breasts, cream of mushroom, rice & some seasoning ~ easy and tasty and great leftovers 😉

  56. Chicken & rice! Chicken breasts, cream of mushroom, rice & some seasoning ~ easy and tasty and great leftovers 😉

  57. Our favorite *cheap* meal is rice, mixed with black eyed peas and ground beef.
    Pretty simple cook the peas per the package. 1 lb does my family of 10. Once it’s done, cook the rice and brown 1 to 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef. Mix the rice and meat.(it stretches farther) You an either mix the peas with the rice/meat mix or let everybody pour it on as they want. It’s easily a one dish meal.

  58. Bean chili!

  59. homemade pizza crust; add canned sauce and mozzarella! yum!

  60. Probably Mac & Cheese. Would love this book! We’re in a season where dimes is all we have it seems. 🙂

  61. Scrambled eggs with spinach, mushrooms, and melted cheese with whole wheat toast.

  62. Orzo with with spinach nd ground hamburger

  63. margarida v says:

    tortellini with romato sauce