Cooking On A Budget

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sausage and Beef American Goulash

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Sausage and Beef American Goulash ~ a family favorite with a slight twist that's easy peasy for weeknight suppers!


My husband grows tomatoes in the summer and we always cook them down and can them for sauce year round. With this fabulous tomato sauce we create spaghetti sauce and it's just delicious! There's nothing like homemade but if you don't have homemade sauce or the time to put it together, I have a recommendation. The closest sauce to homemade (in my humble opinion) is Ragu's Homestyle Sauce. I did a post using the sauce quite some time ago and I meant every word about how good it is.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Silky Chocolate Mocha Frosting

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Silky Chocolate Mocha Frosting ~ a frosting worthy of the name.

My husband as I've mentioned here a number of times is a true chocoholic; he has to have some form of chocolate on a daily basis. I kid you not - he's addicted. Those ice cream bars with chocolate he loves are expensive frozen treats so I have taken to having on sale cake mixes in my pantry and the staples to make homemade chocolate frosting: cocoa powder, cream cheese and confectioner's sugar. I grab those when they are on sale and today I made cupcakes with this Silky Chocolate Mocha Frosting.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Mushroom Risotto

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Mushroom Risotto ~ toasting and creaming Arborio rice into a scrumptious risotto!

While the cats away the mouse gets to play - in the kitchen that is! My husband has gone up north with his brother to work on his brothers eventual retirement home and I have five glorious days by myself. Whenever my husband has left for a few days it gives me an opportunity to cook things that only I enjoy. Risotto is one of those dishes.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry

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Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry ~ in 30 minutes or so you have a scrumptious meal on the table for your family that costs so little to make.


We haven't done in a stir-fry meal in quite some time. Because of the condition of my right arm, my husband has done most all of the cooking for the last 4 months so we did family meals we enjoy and that he knows how to cook. With my second steroid injection having been done and some relief in my arm, I am back in the kitchen and sharing the cooking duties. With that being said, I think you are going to enjoy this Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry recipe where I based the sauce off of another dish I created a while back, Sizzling Shrimp with Yakisoba Noodles. That recipe was phenomenal and we think this dish was outstanding as well.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Cooking and Budgeting Family Meals

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Cooking and Budgeting Family Meals ~ an ongoing theme to help you feed your family well.

My goal here at Cooking On A Budget has always been to create recipes that cater to those of us whose financial situations are not the greatest. Not all of the recipes are totally budget-friendly as we've been known to allow ourselves a "splurge" once in a while. If you are a Mom or Dad out there who is having a difficult time feeding your family for not a lot of money, then I recommend reading further.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cooking and Budgeting Dinners For Two

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Cooking and Budgeting Dinners For Two ~ because sometimes life demands you to be savvy!


We've not had it easy since October of 2016. Me with health issues and on top of that, my husband hasn't had the little extra jobs that in the past have helped us "get by". It's been tough and recently it was getting harder and harder. I am most positive there are many people in this situation that can identify. The struggle to feed your family is real. It's just the two of us; the kids are all grown and on their own and I've often said I don't know how families are managing to feed their families on so little money. I have never not had financial struggles to some degree, which is why in part, I started Cooking On A Budget.
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