Refried Beans

Making your own refried beans is easy and economical. There are many uses for refried beans: bean burritos, bean tacos, beans and cheese, bean dip and more. They are inexpensive and very nutritious. Pinto beans are high in fiber, magnesium and potassium and can be purchased at any grocery store for around $1-2 a pound. Most people purchase their refried beans pre-made in a can. While … [Read more...]

Homemade Bagels

Homemade bagels are easy to make and delicious. I put off making them for 3 years and when I finally started making them, I couldn't believe how much better they tasted! We love bagels at our house, my kids would eat them all day if they could. When I realized how easy, healthy and inexpensive making homemade bagels was, I was sold! When I shared that I was making bagels every week I received many … [Read more...]

Meatloaf Cupcakes (Paleo and Egg Free Options)

By contributing writer Tessa These meatloaf cupcakes are bound to excite your children.  The first time my kids saw these, they were giddy with excitement because something for dinner looked like a cupcake!  Sometimes a little excitement is all the taste buds need to get them over that picky hump. Meatloaf was never one of my favorite meals growing up, but when I married my husband, who adores … [Read more...]

Tuna Noodle Casserole

I love meals that contain all the food groups—it makes dinner so easy! This tuna noodle casserole is one of those meals, and it only costs a little over $5. If you are looking for a recipe that doesn't use cream soup, I've shared a "cream soup free" tuna casserole here. PrintTuna Noodle CasseroleCook 25 minsTotal 25 minsAuthor Toni AndersonYield 6 -8 Total cost $5.40 Ingredients2 cans tuna … [Read more...]

Finnish Baked Pancakes and Crepes: Hot Breakfast Challenge

This week Fab Food Friday shares two of her favorite recipes. I am thankful for her guest post since I had a set back this morning. I woke up exhausted, achy and with a pretty upset stomach. The kids had requested biscuits, but I just couldn't get myself into the kitchen. I resorted to.... CEREAL!!!! I almost didn't admit to it, but I want to be honest. This could have been prevented if I had … [Read more...]

Mexican Chicken Skillet

You can add as much or as little rice as you like to this recipe. I used 3 cups of uncooked rice. I like to use more rice because then I can use less chicken. I also used brown rice. When mixed with the salsa, it tastes great and the kids don't seem to mind! My family eats this two ways. Some eat it just as it is and others put it on a tortilla with sour cream, lettuce and cheese. It is delicious … [Read more...]