Tofu Tortilla Casserole

I’m a huge fan of Amy’s frozen organic entrees. One of my favorites is their Santa Fe Enchilada Bowl. It’s a lovely little individual serving of corn, pinto beans, layered tortillas, jack cheese, tofu, rice and enchilada sauce. It’s absolutely delicious and makes a great lunch. However, at anywhere from $3 to $5 for ten ounces […]

5 for $20 Challenge: Carbonnade

The first protein we chose to use in the 5 for $20 Challenge was the package of two beef chuck tenderloin steaks. These weighed in at about 13 ounces, so our attempt at this recipe was a bit light on meat. Despite that, the finished product was absolutely amazing. Note that the beer I used […]

Lemony Chicken and Orzo

This recipe has everything I love going for it. It’s low fat, super high protein, delicious, and comes together easily in 30 minutes or less. It’s very protein dense if you follow the original recipe, but I’ve been known to keep the chicken ratio where it is (have you seen chicken breasts in the grocery […]

Potato Salad with Sour Cream and Dill

B. and I used to pay $6.99 a pound back in the day to get a version of this potato salad at Giant-Eagle’s deli. This recipe is as good as, if not better, than Giant-Eagle’s. It’s also considerably less expensive to make. The nice thing about this potato salad is that it doesn’t really need […]

Jello Poke Cake

This was the first recipe I helped my mother to make. When I was a kid, she did all the baking and my father did all the cooking. Given that he didn’t trust me with a rusty butter-knife, I never got a chance to cook as a child; however, Mom let me help with baking […]