Recipe Index: Budget
African Chicken Peanut Stew
A hearty West African-inspired stew of chicken thighs and legs, sweet potatoes and peanuts that is perfect for a chilly day.
Arroz Con Pollo
Classic dish of Spain and Latin America, this arroz con pollo recipe is browned chicken cooked with rice, onions, garlic, and tomatoes.
Baked Cod with Ritz Cracker Topping
Baked white fish, such as cod, haddock, scrod, hake or bass, baked with a buttery Ritz cracker crust.
A classic Italian American comfort food of pasta baked with sausage, tomato sauce and all kinds of gooey, yummy cheeses.
Blanched Cabbage with Butter and Caraway
Quick and easy. Torn cabbage leaves, blanched in salted water, tossed with butter, caraway and celery seeds.
Braised Turkey Legs
Turkey legs recipe, browned and then braised slowly. Sauce is further reduced. Hearty winter dish.
Breaded and Baked Chicken Drumsticks
Chicken drumsticks, dipped first in a mayo mustard mixture, then in dry breadcrumbs with chives, then oven baked.
Cajun Turkey Pot Pie
A pot pie made with turkey leftovers and flavored with Cajun spices, onions, celery and green pepper.
Chicken Cacciatore (Hunter Style Chicken)
Chicken cacciatore, an Italian hunter-style chicken braised in a tomato-based sauce with onions, garlic, and white wine.
Chicken paprikash with chicken pieces, browned in butter, cooked with onions and paprika, then served with a little sour cream mixed in.
Chorizo Mac and Cheese
Baked macaroni with a sauce of cheddar and pepper jack cheese and Mexican chorizo.
Classic Baked Chicken
Easy baked chicken recipe. Chicken breasts, thighs, wings, and legs coated in olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper baked in the oven.
Crispy Chicken Skin Tacos with Habanero Salsa
Simple tacos made with crispy fried chicken skin dressed with a cilantro habanero salsa.
Deviled Egg Salad
An egg salad made in the style of deviled eggs, with mustard, mayo, hot sauce and paprika.
Easy Black Beans and Rice
Quick and easy black beans and rice with onion, bell pepper, garlic, Tabasco, oregano, and white rice.
Easy Shepherd’s Pie
American favorite shepherd's pie recipe, casserole with ground beef, vegetables such as carrots, corn, and peas, topped with mashed potatoes.
Family favorite, Tex Mex cheese enchiladas recipe. Corn tortillas, lightly fried, rolled up with Jack or cheddar cheese, arranged in a casserole dish, covered with tomato and green chile sauce, and baked.
Fancy Hot Dogs
Hot dog slices sautéed in butter with onions, with a sour cream sauce. Served with pasta.
Leftover ham? Make a simple ham salad with diced ham, hard boiled eggs, sweet pickle relish, mayo, onion, celery, bell pepper, and mustard.
Hamburger and Macaroni
American comfort classic hamburger and macaroni recipe. Browned ground beef cooked in a tomato onion sauce, mixed in with elbow macaroni.
Beef stroganoff made with ground beef in a sour cream mushroom sauce, with onions, parsley, paprika, served over egg noodles.
A classic Southern dish to celebrate New Year's. The black-eyed peas are for good fortune in the coming year.
How to Make Chicken Stock
Two tried and true methods for making homemade chicken stock. One method involves simmering a chicken carcass with vegetables. The other method requires sauteing chopped pieces of backs and wings first, before simmering with water and veggies. Chicken stock recipe.
Italian Sausage and Cabbage Stew
A hearty and simple Italian peasant stew with cabbage, parsley and Italian sausage.
Classic American lemon chicken recipe, not too lemony, just right. With garlic, butter, lemon, thyme, and rosemary.
Lentils and Ham
Lentils cooked in a rich broth made from leftover ham and served with slices of that same leftover ham.
Mom’s Ground Turkey and Peppers
Quick and easy, sautéed ground turkey with onions, garlic, bell peppers, and seasoned with chipotle chili.
Mom’s Macaroni Salad
Quick and easy macaroni salad with hard boiled egg, roasted red bell pepper, onion, mayonnaise, and paprika.
Mom’s Stuffed Bell Peppers
Classic stuffed bell peppers recipe. Bell peppers, first steamed then stuffed with a mixture of ground beef, rice, and herbs, and then baked in the oven.
Pasta e Fagioli
Pasta e fagioli, or pasta "fazool". A classic Italian dish of beans and short pasta with tomatoes and vegetables.
A classic Italian pasta sauce based on pantry items such as olives, capers, anchovies and canned tomatoes.
Pasta with Tuna and Capers in White Wine Sauce
Pasta served with a sauce made with oil-packed canned tuna, onions, capers, white wine, and parsley.
Pasta with Tuna and Tomato Sauce
A simple dish of pasta shells with a buttery tomato sauce, tuna and ricotta, all baked with a cheesy parmesan crust.
Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce
Penne pasta with a tomato meat sauce, with ground beef, onions, Italian seasoning, garlic, and basil.
Pork Stir Fry with Green Onion
Lean pork sliced into shreds and stir-fried Chinese style with green onions and garlic.
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Pulled pork sandwich made with pork butt shoulder roast, slow cooked in a spicy sauce of onion, cloves, jalapeno, chipotle, tomato paste, Dijon, paprika, vinegar, ketchup, and sugar, until the pork meat pulls apart easily with a fork. Served on a bun.
Casserole of layers of flour tortillas and shredded cheese, with beans, chiles, tomato, onions, baked in pie dish until browned and crispy.
Quick and Easy White Bean Salad
Simple white bean salad with red onions, a little lemon juice, chopped parsley, olive oil, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper.
Red Beans and Rice
A Southern classic, red beans cooked with smoked shanks, onions, celery, bell peppers, and spices, served over rice.
Refried Black Beans
Black beans, cooked and then fried and mashed with onion, garlic, chili, and cilantro.
Classic roast beef recipe using rump roast, round roast, or sirloin tip. This slow roasting method at low heat is good for tougher cuts of beef; the lower heat prevents any gristle from getting too tough.
Quick and easy salmon patties recipe with cooked salmon, bread, green onion, dill, bell pepper, egg, and paprika.
Slow Cooked Boston Baked Beans
Slowly cooked Boston baked beans, white beans cooked with salt pork and onions, in a molasses and mustard sauce.
Spanish Roasted Potatoes with Tomato Sauce
A classic Spanish tapas appetizer known as patatas bravas, or angry potatoes - roasted potatoes tossed with a spicy, smoky tomato sauce.
Spicy, Citrusy Black Beans
Black beans cooked with onions, chili peppers, garlic, oregano, red chili sauce, chipotle, cumin, orange juice and lime.
Tuna Macaroni Salad
Family favorite tuna macaroni salad, made with canned tuna, elbow macaroni pasta, bell peppers, parsley, lettuce, green onion, iceberg lettuce, and mayonnaise.
Quick, easy, and budget-friendly tuna patties, made with canned tuna, mustard, lemon, parsley, chives, bread, and hot sauce.
Turkey Meatballs with Tomatoes and Basil
Ground turkey meatballs made with herbs and sour cream, tossed with fresh tomatoes and basil.
Turkey Stew with Peppers and Mushrooms
Turkey stew with chunks of turkey, onions, garlic, bell peppers, and mushrooms in a smooth but tangy yogurt-tomato base.
Turkey Stew with Root Vegetables
Filling, delicious, and affordable, this turkey stew is made with turkey thighs or legs, slow cooked with onion, celery, carrots and other root vegetables.