Frugal Food Friday

Homemade Nutrigrain bars 4 comments
Last weekend my family had a family reunion.  I was unable to go, but my mom and sister’s family went and had a grand ole’ time.  While there, they decided to pick me some cherries from my grandpa’s cherry bushes.  (To learn more about what Bush Cherries are, GO HERE) I knew they were going to pick me some and I was pumped.  I figured I’d make a few batches of bush cherry jam (Munchkin’s favorite).  I did not expect […]

Bush Cherry Homemade Nutri-Grain Bars

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In this heat, it’s no fun to cook.   It’s still fabulously fun to create food, though!  This light, tasty recipe I found for Corn Salad is the perfect solution.                     Look at that goodness.   It went perfectly with a piece of tilapia last night…and it was delicious again today for lunch with a baked potato!  This is a recipe that I’m thrilled to have found, and will use time […]

Friday’s Frugal Food – Dana’s Corn Salad (GF)

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I found the recipe for Sticken Chicken while using SuperCook (and yes, this is a plug…SuperCook is awesome), and I loved it!  The kids do as well.  Be forewarned, I didn’t have my camera with me, so the only pictures you’ll see are from a fuzzy phone camera:       You see what I mean?  I’m not even gonna put the “Better on a Budget logo” on it…no one’s gonna steal that picture.     The good news is […]

Frugal Food Friday – Sticken Chicken

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Thanks to my friend Collette for this recipe!  I’m a sucker for those recipe chain emails….     Parmesan Crusted Chicken 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Halves 4 tsp Italian Bread Crumbs (I used plain ole’ homemade breadcrumbs) Preheat oven to 425.   Combine mayonnaise and cheese in medium bowl, arrange chicken on baking sheet.  Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs.  Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is […]

Friday’s Frugal Food – Parmesan Crusted Chicken

I have to thank my son for inspiring me to make this.   (In other words, he screamed “I want pudding PLEASE!” over and over until I couldn’t stand it anymore.)  I didn’t have any boxed or premade pudding, so I searched online and found this great and simple homemade recipe:   AUNT EDNA’S HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PUDDING (From (Read more about it at,1940,144177-224201,00.html Content Copyright © 2011 – All rights reserved.) 1 (almost heaping) tbsp. Hersheys cocoa […]

Friday’s Frugal Food – Homemade Chocolate Pudding and Raspberries

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(My apologies for the lack of quality pics…my cell phone was all I had on me while making food.)     SOOO…I think a lot of us have probably heard of and even made the black bean and corn salsa.  I love making it completely homemade; it is just so dang good and healthy!  The other day, however, I was running low on time and didn’t want to have to measure out herbs, spices, and seasonings.  Here’s a great easy […]

Fast/Easy Black Bean and Corn Salsa