Recipe Index: Budget
Crispy Chicken Skin Tacos with Habanero Salsa
Simple tacos made with crispy fried chicken skin dressed with a cilantro habanero salsa.
Curried Ground Turkey with Potatoes
One-pot Curried Ground Turkey—ground turkey sautéed with onions and garlic, then simmered with Indian seasonings, potatoes, tomatoes, and peas.
Curried Turkey Soup
Easy one-pot curried turkey soup, a "Mulligatawny" made with leftover turkey, apples, rice, curry powder, stock, onions, carrots, and celery. Delicious!
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
Three tried and true methods for making homemade chicken stock. One method involves simmering a chicken carcass with vegetables. Other methods require sauteing chopped pieces of backs and wings first, before simmering with water and veggies. Chicken stock recipe.
How to Steam Hard Boiled Eggs
The best way to hard cook eggs? Steam them! That way they peel easily.
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.