Recipes Using Jiffy MixesThis page contains recipes using Jiffy mixes. Jiffy mixes can be used in recipes calling for baking and cornbread mixes.
Recipes Using Kielbasa or Polish SausageThis page contains recipes using kielbasa or Polish sausage. Kielbasa is a popular ingredient in many recipes. It is often used in recipes based on dishes from Eastern Europe, but is adaptable to many cuisines.
Chicken Cordon Bleu RecipesThis page contains chicken cordon bleu recipes. This award winning, deletable chicken recipe is sure to delight your family or guests.
Bisquick DumplingsUse Bisquick to drop some tasty little dumplings into your next stew or soup. Bisquick dumplings are easy to make and add substance to any soup.
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Galumpkis) RecipeSeasoned rice stuffed, rolled cabbage leaves baked in a tomato based sauce are a delicious main dish choice. This page contains a stuffed cabbage rolls (galumpkis) recipe.
Ground Beef Scalloped Potato RecipeMake your scalloped potatoes a little more hearty by adding ground beef. This page contains ground beef scalloped potato recipe.
Freezer Meal Dinner RecipesMake ahead meals can be very helpful for those days when you are very busy and don't have time to cook. This page contains freezer meal dinner recipes.
Lemon Pepper Chicken and VegetablesThis packed filled of flavorful dish is not only delicious but light and very different. Serving a hot dish over a cold salad! Just incredible flavors! The presentation is stunning!
Dinner in a PumpkinSaute onion until tender; add beef until browned (discard grease). Stir soy, sugar, mushrooms, and soup into mixture; simmer for 10 minutes.
Chicken RingI found this on youtube.com and had to try it. It's so good! I used the frozen chicken tenders from Save A Lot and cream of mushroom soup instead of cream of chicken.
Unstuffed CabbageTake advantage of cabbage sales and make this. It makes a lot, is healthy, delicious and freezes well.
Instant Pot Beef StroganoffI had a container of sour cream that I needed to use up soon. I found a few recipes online for making it right in the Instant Pot, noodles too. It was very easy and turned out delicious.
Chicken SofritoA great meal for the cooler weather. You could add more vegetables to the dish for a one-pan meal. The peppers and garlic scapes came from the garden.
Scrapple RecipesYummy! Crispy on the outside, tender and savory on the inside, and just delicious. I like it with a touch of homemade maple-flavored syrup over the top, with eggs on the side.
Gluten Free Chicken Pot PieChicken pot pie is one of our favorites and even though it is gluten free, the family devours it with me and they enjoy it as well as I do. It is also good left over and heated for another meal.
Weight Watchers Italian Stuffed Peppers (6 PointsPlus)This will become one of your favorite recipes once you've tried it! It's so easy, delicious and very healthy. A Points Plus+ recipe as well.
Chicken Salad PieYummy dish any time. Seems that kids really like this. Most of us are always looking for a way to get vegetables in our kids, and this is a great way to get a couple veggies in them, in my opinion.
Making Fried CabbageFried cabbage is a popular recipe in many Eastern European countries. It is often combined with noodles for a complete meal.
Homemade Glumpkies'(Stuffed Cabbage)This old recipe is one we grew up on. My mom made these and they bring back such fond yummy memories!
Black Bean-Cauliflower Rice-Mushroom MedleyI had half a bag of riced cauliflower left over, a can of black beans, and got a great deal on mushrooms. This was a very satisfying meal.
One Pot RecipesOne pot recipes are wonderful for quick easy meals. Meat, veggies and starches are combined and cooked together. Many of these recipes can be modified for a slow cooker or Instant Pot too.
Chicken and Rice Bake RecipesIt's easy to bake chicken and rice together in one dish. This makes a hearty dinner with very little prep.
Rice Dinner RecipesRice can be cooked in a variety of ways: baked, stovetop or even by using already cooked rice. Leftover meats or vegetables can be added for a frugal dinner.
15 Minute Beef StroganoffPrecooking ground beef and freezing it saves time when preparing this tasty meal.
Spaghetti ChickenThis is a recipe shared with me from a friend I used to babysit for over thirty-five years ago.
Chinese Bitter Melon Scrambled Eggs with MushroomAdd some nutrients to your scrambled eggs with Chinese bitter melon and mushrooms! Very simple and easy to make pairs great with rice.
Corned Beef and CabbageMade in an Instant Pot and just as good as the old way!
Hudspudt/ColcannonA combination of two favorite comfort foods from two different ethnicities; Holland and Ireland.
Recipes Using Bitter MelonBitter melons, a member of the cucumber family, can be found in many parts of Asia and are called by many names, including bitter gourd, wax gourd or karela (India). This vegetable is used medicinally and also in many recipes.
French Onion MeatballsThis is a wildly popular recipe in a neighborhood food group I belong to. I used ground turkey, fresh parsley from my garden instead of the thyme, chopped onions I had frozen previously, and Swiss cheese instead of the pricey Gruyere.
Ground Turkey Stuffed TomatoesThis is a pretty simple meal to make and is very flavorful. I like to pair this meal with rice. If you don't like ground turkey, you can stuff with ground beef, chicken or pork.
Mushroom ChicharonThe best thing with staying at home for me is that I have a lot of time in the kitchen. I spend most of my time in cooking when at home. Here I am again trying to trick my son with this crispy mushrooms. He thought it was just crispy fried chicken skin and he ate all of it like popcorn.
Tuna, Ham and Mushroom Pepper SteakBeen craving for burger steak but beef burger is too heavy. So the best alternative for fatty meat is either chicken or tuna. Tuna is lighter so let's try to recreate a burger steak using it.
Stuffed Peppers and ZucchiniI started this recipe by cleaning out my vegetable bins that were full of leftover veggies from the farmers market. Before they go bad, I got them all out and decided to chop them up and make my favorite stuffed peppers and stuffed zucchini.
Quick and Frugal PerloPerlo or perloo is a southern dish that combines meat and tomato salsa, which is then mixed or served with rice. It's a great option for leftovers.
Chicken Pesto PastaThis is a light fresh colorful combination of flavors that taste so sweet, yet a bit spicy!
Chicken and Vegetables with Rice PilafThis is just a quick, easy chicken and vegetables over rice pilaf dish. Using spices, and easy additions that make it fast and made in about 15 minutes! And healthy and yummy!
Egg Filled Tuna CroquettesPotatoes and tuna - these are just two of the many foods that my eldest son loves to have on his plate. Today I tried another recipe and luckily, he liked it so much that he wanted me to make more.
Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato SkilletThis is a very quick meal to make, perfect if you work during the day. I omitted the cheese and added asparagus, so I made this a one-pan meal. Feel free to add other vegetables and spices to your liking. I partially cooked the sweet potatoes and the asparagus in the microwave to make it even faster.
Chinese Shrimp and Green BeansThis is a delicious meal using shrimp and green beans. You can eat this on a bed of rice or noodles, or you can eat it on its own like I do. The beans are carb enough for me and make the shrimp more a star of the plate! I hope you try this recipe.
Easy Stuffed Green PeppersThese days with the stores not carrying every product we need to cook with, we have to improvise with items we have in the house. So these stuffed peppers came out better than my original, and I had to use box mixes and canned products!
The Poorman's MealThis is another recipe from Clara Cannucciari, who had a YouTube channel with recipes from the Great Depression. It was a hit in our home. I used small, thin-skinned potatoes, so I did not peel them.
Easy Beef and BroccoliWe wanted Chinese food but didn't have too many ingredients on hand. I was able to make this beef and broccoli dish with what I could find in the fridge. It was really good!
Eggplant Layered RiceFor the eggplant lovers out there this delicious dish of layered rice, savory meat sauce, and eggplant slices is a winner. The recipe, ingredients list, and instructions follow.
Cabbage Kidney Bean QuinoaCabbage sautéed in soy sauce and a can of kidney beans is added to cooked quinoa for a delicious main or side dish.
Pork Fried Rice with Duck SauceLeftover pork tenderloin is the basis for this quick and easy fried rice dish. The ingredients and steps are listed below.
Chicken PizzadillaThis improvised chicken pizza substitutes flour tortillas for pizza dough resulting in a delicious pizzadilla (pizza/quesadilla). You may never go back to traditional pizza crust.
Spicy Ginger Beef with TofuGround beef and tofu in a spicy ginger sauce is delicious whether you are recovering from a cold or just looking for a scrumptious meal. Serve over rice if desired. The complete recipe and ingredients list follows.
Easy Italian StewThis quick and tasty Italian stew is made with sausage cooked in Italian salad dressing. Add diced tomatoes, cannelloni beans, bell peppers, broth, and elbow macaroni. Cook until pasta is tender. Top with grated cheese and dinner is served.
Making Mixed Vegetable QuinoaQuinoa melds well with many additions. In this case mix in tomatoes, onions, baby greens, and garbanzo beans for a delicious dish.
Homegrown Mushroom and Asparagus RisottoSautéed chopped mushrooms and asparagus are added to rice cooked in vegetable broth and white wine. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and enjoy.
Maple Apple Pork Japanese CurryThis delicious recipe is actually the combination of two recipes, maple apple pork and Japanese curry. The flavors of the two complement each other and tone down the curry a bit. The recipe follows.
Glazed Pomegranate Pork RibsFor a delicious tart pork rib dish begin with juiced pomegranates. The tart sweet cooking liquid becomes a luscious glaze. Beautiful to see, and yummy to eat, this is an artful dish.
Pork and Mung Bean GuisadoOnions, garlic, ginger, and tomatoes combine with cooked pork and mung beans for this tasty dish. The recipe and instructions follow.
Roasted Chicken and RiceMake a tasty chicken and rice dish that also includes cabbage, carrots, celery, and cream of mushroom soup. Freeze some for a future meal. The recipe including ingredients list and instructions can be found below.
Baked Sausage and PeppersThis quick meal consists of sliced Italian sausage, sliced onions, and cut up bell peppers. Roast them in your oven or toaster oven for a yummy dish.
Making Taco Mac and CheeseTransform plain boxed mac n cheese into a scrumptious taco flavored delight with the addition of seasoned ground beef and cheese. The instructions and ingredients list follows.
Savory Rice Balls SaladRice flour dumplings served in a savory sauce make for a tasty salad. The ingredients, recipe, and instructions can be found on this page.
Pulled Pork SwineappleGet ready for a delicious stuffed pineapple dish. Stuff a hollowed out pineapple with tender pulled pork, then wrap with bacon, and bake for a scrumptious summer meal. The recipe follows.
Greek Lamb Over NoodlesTurn leftover lamb into a scrumptious meal. The recipe for preparing a dish of greek style lamb over noodles can be found on this page.
Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine AlfredoThis delicious Instant Pot chicken fettuccine Alfredo is ready to serve in less than half an hour. Add a side of garlic toast and perhaps a green salad and dinner is served.
Instant Pot Orange ChickenMake chicken breast meat with a sweet orange sauce in your instant pot to serve over rice. A tasty meal that is easy to make.
Creamy Chicken and BroccoliThis delicious creamy chicken and broccoli dish is easy to make and uses the old standby, cream of mushroom soup. It is quick to make and can be varied depending on the spices added.
Cheesy Eggplant StacksThese sausage and cheese eggplant stacks are like little eggplant Parmesan individual servings. Make as many as you like, save some for later. The instructions and photos will ensure a delicious meal tonight.
Sheet Pan RecipesGet out your shallow sheet pan and try one or more of these delicious recipes. Choose from chicken recipes or a delicious sausage, potato, and veggie option. There are many more recipes that work well with this type of baking pan, it is not just for cookies and pizza any more.
Making Smoked Neck Bones and Pinto BeansSmoked pork neck bones can be used to season dishes such as beans. This page contains a recipe for making smoked neck bones and pinto beans in your crockpot.
Stuffed Peppers and Stuffed ZucchiniI have always loved stuffed peppers, but stuffed zucchini is fabulous using the same stuffing!
Spaghetti in Meatballs RecipeAn interesting way to form your meatballs is to twirl your noodles into balls and freeze them. These noodles get wrapped by the meat mixture, covered with sauce and baked.
Fried Karela Bitter Melon with Egg RecipeKarela bitter melon is a tropical or subtropical fruit that grows on a vine. Try it fried with egg on rice.
Instant Pot Pinto BeansYou can make this in any pressure cooker. You do not have to soak the beans. I like the electric pressure cooker because you don't have to watch it. This is a healthy meal and cheap. I got 1.5 pounds of pinto beans at Dollar Tree. I do not eat bacon, so I left it out. I sautéed the onion in a bit of oil.
Zucchini Manicotti RollsYou can use thin sliced zucchini in place of pasta to make these manicotti rolls. This will reduce the number of carbs and calories in a manicotti dish.
Salsa Chicken and Rice RecipesChicken and rice go well with some salsa to season the tomato sauce, and makes a great main dish. This page contains recipes for salsa chicken and rice.
Tofu Stuffed with Ground Turkey, Shrimp and MushroomTofu is very bland by itself. Jazz up a boring meal by adding turkey, shrimp and mushroom to make this delicious stuffed tofu recipe.
Ground Beef HaystacksA quick, easy meal when you don't have a lot of time. Layer a variety of foods to create a delicious meal. This page contains ground beef haystacks.
Chicken with Green Olives RecipeSeasoned chicken thighs with green olives makes a delicious main dish to serve with rice. This is a page about chicken with green olives.
New England Corned Beef and CabbageAlso called a boiled dinner, this one pot meal is hearty and comforting, perfect for St. Patrick's Day. It is traditionally served with beets. This is a page about making New England corned beef and cabbage.
Easy Chicken and Noodles for OneIf you are cooking for yourself, try this comfort food classic. This is a page about making easy chicken and noodles for one.
Chicken Sausage, Apple and Sweet Potato PotUse your slow cooker to make this easy one pot meal. This page is about making chicken sausage, apple and sweet potato pot.
Lentils and Quinoa with Shiitake Mushrooms, Tomatoes and SpinachA delicious, vegan main dish that is quick to make. It is full of healthy ingredients that you can customize to your liking. This page contains a recipe for lentils and quinoa with shiitake mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach.
Saffron Rice Cake with Chicken (Tahchin Polo Ba Morgh)This Persian dish is basically a savoury "cake" made from rice, yogurt, eggs, saffron and chicken. How it all binds together creates this most comforting pillowy texture unlike any other. Because it's cooked in a pot with oil, it has this amazing crispy outer shell. You slice right into it just like a cake, and enjoy the crisp exterior and the soft interior. Aside from it tasting so good, I find it's also quite beautiful.
Chicken and Cheese Stuffed CrepesHere on the islands we eat crepes like Americans eats pancakes. I live in a French territory with a French influence when it comes to cooking. Every restaurant here on our islands serves crepes for desert. You can find crepes filled with fruit, chocolate, or a variety of other sweet fillings. They top this off with whipped cream.
Shami KabobWe love to make these kabobs over the stove when we are craving kabobs but don't want to break out the grill. This is especially handy in the colder months. They are quick, easy, and super delicious. I love them wrapped up in a piece of lavash bread with some chutney and fresh herbs!
Spaghetti Squash Chow MeinWhen people see spaghetti squash, usually the first recipe that comes to mind involves spaghetti sauce. I decided to give these vegetable noodles an Asian twist by turning them into chow mein. I added shrimp, cashews and veggies to mine. You can try many different meat and vegetable combinations.
Ketchup and Soda Marinade and Glaze RecipeThis delicious marinade and glaze recipe begins with ketchup and flat soda. Add vinegar and spices then use with either meat or veggies for a delicious, easy to prepare meal. This page contains a ketchup and soda marinade and glaze recipe.
Feta Stuffed Chicken BreastsA simple main entree that you can use other cheese to substitute for feta when stuffing your chicken breasts. This page is about feta stuffed chicken breasts.
Recipes Using Red BeansRed beans and rice are a great pairing. Here is a collection of recipes to try, including a crockpot soup and more traditional dishes. This page contains recipes using red beans.
Moroccan Spaghetti RecipeCumin, cinnamon, ginger and cayenne give this spaghetti pasta sauce a unique twist. This page contains a Moroccan spaghetti recipe.
Two Pasta Goulash RecipesGoulash is great for additions and substitutions. Ramen noodles are added to this popular Hungarian dish. This page contains recipes for two pasta goulash.
Ham, Cabbage and Potatoes RecipeA hearty family meal can be made from ham cooked with cabbage, potatoes and onion. This page contains a recipe for ham, cabbage and potatoes.
Chicken and Mushroom Dinner RecipesA delicious main dish of chicken and mushrooms with rosemary and/or thyme. Can be varied with added vegetables and served over rice or pasta. This page contains chicken and mushroom dinners.
Chicken and Noodles RecipesQuick, easy and satisfying these popular comfort foods don't have to be in soup. This page contains chicken and noodles recipes.
Vienna Potatoes RecipeThis hearty dish combines potatoes, cream of mushroom soup and Vienna sausages. This page contains a recipe for Vienna potatoes.
Spicy Taco Beef Mix with Corn and BeansYou don't have to buy pre-packaged taco mix, you can make your own with spices you may already have at home. This is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.
Rhubarb StewHurray! It's rhubarb season! When people think of rhubarb, they usually think of sweets like pies and jams. This is a delicious Persian stew that my family has been making since before I was around. We call it "khorest-e-rivas" which means rhubarb stew. It's a great way to try a non-dessert rhubarb treat, as well as getting in quite a bit of your day's vitamin K and calcium needs.
Thai Yellow CurryThis curry is by far one of my family's favourite meals. It's creamy, savoury, spicy and has a hint of sweetness. This version uses chicken, potatoes and carrots, but you can use any mix of meats and/or vegetables and it's an absolute delight.
Easy Thai CurryWhen I make too much rice the night before, one of my go to meals for using up cooked rice is curry! This is an easy recipe for Thai curry. Have your lunch or dinner ready in less than 30 minutes.
Black Beans and Rice RecipesThere are several ways to prepare this bean and rice dish. The variation of seasonings takes them for simple to a more Caribbean cuisine. Either way they are nutritious and good for you. Substitute brown for the white rice and you move another bump up the healthy scale. This is a page containing black beans and rice recipes.
Colorado PieThis delicious pie freezes well, if there are any leftovers! You can vary the vegetables used. You can use frozen, canned or fresh vegetables. I used ground turkey instead of beef, and added some seasonings because turkey is blander. I will write the recipe as I got it. I used pre-made pie crust to save time.
Sweet and Sour Fish and Onion RingsDuring our Holy Week of each year our family has practiced a week without meat in every meal we prepare. So here's one recipe I would like to introduce to you.
Dual LasagnaHere is a way to make a lasagna; one half for a meat lover, the other half for a vegetarian or vegan. If your veg eater is objecting to meat for ideological reasons, this will not work as the meat will infuse the other half of the dish.
Chicken Crescent Square RecipesThis page contains chicken crescent square recipes. Crescent rolls stuffed with chicken and other tasty ingredients make for a delicious light meal. Serve with fresh fruit or a salad.
Stir Fry Snow Peas With SobaAn easy, light and healthy meal as is, or can be served with your choice of protein.
Tyre PuddingA "handed down" English main dish pudding recipe from my great grandmother Lydia Butcher Seager. I had my first bite of the pudding when I was about eight years old. I was hesitant because it didn't look very appetizing. But I was wrong! It was delicious. The salt pork crust is the secret to the recipe's great flavor.
Balsamic Steak and Veggie RollsThis is a super yummy low carb recipe for steak and vegetables. The colourful, julienned vegetables embraced by the juicy steak are so pretty. The sweet and savoury balsamic glaze is irresistible. Give this recipe a try!
Southwest Beef and PolentaThis is a quick and easy meal. It makes great leftovers!
Pork and Vegetable Harvest StewMy weekly organics box included lots of late summer veggies like zucchini, corn and potatoes. I decided to make a hearty stew for dinner. There were various hot peppers included this week, too. I didn't know exactly what they were, so I just chopped them up and threw them in. The stew starts off with a relatively sweet flavor, but has a nice kick at the end.
Stuffed Green PeppersStuffed peppers is a versatile recipe that is easy to make and inexpensive too. Changing up the stuffing routinely keeps them from being boring, unless you have a personal favorite. This is a page about stuffed green peppers.
Ginger Beef Lettuce WrapsThese Ginger Beef Lettuce Wraps are a family favorite - and they're fast! Perfect for a busy night.
Making Mini Cheeseburgers (Sliders)Mini cheeseburgers are a great meal to make at home. Check out how to make them with this short video.
Ginger Beef Lettuce WrapsGinger beef lettuce wraps are delicious and healthy. Watch this video and make your own tonight.
What Can I Make with These Leftovers?I want to make an Asian curry with leftover roast beef, basil, and broccoli.
Quick and Easy Skillet Dinner?Does anyone have any super easy skillet meal recipes that don't use so much cheese? Thanks.
Old Heinz 57 Meatball Recipe?I am looking for a recipe that was on the back of the Heinz 57 bottle in the 80s. You made meatballs with Parmesan cheese. The sauce was Heinz 57, canned tomatoes, and sugar. You served it over noodles. Can someone help?
Dinner in a Pumpkin Recipe?Someone had sent in a recipe for, "dinner in a pumpkin". Can anyone who has it please post it or send it to me as I have lost my copy. Thanks very much!
Making Goulash With Hamburger?Does anyone have a recipe for hamburger goulash?
Goulash Recipes Using Canned Pulled Pork?I have a can of pulled pork. Can I make an American goulash with it?