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My Version of “Thai” Ramen Noodles with Peas & Mushrooms

I love Ramen. I could eat it daily, but, sadly, I think it may shorten my lifespan and I’d swell up like a hot air balloon. Did you know that if you ate Ramen Noodles for every meal, every day, for a year, you’d only spend $140 A YEAR on groceries?? It’s true! The dirt cheap price of Ramen has made it a staple for college co eds for years, and that’s the very same reason YOU should add it to your menu plan, as well! (IN MODERATION)! This recipe…

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Best-Ever Beans & Rice

This is one of my all time favorite meals! It’s dirt-cheap, healthy and it makes a gigantic pot that you can eat all week or freeze for another meal (freezer meals, yay!!!!) Best-Ever Beans & Rice Recipe Type: Dinner Cuisine: Southern Food Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 90 mins Total time: 1 hour 40 mins Serves: 10 This meal makes a ton & sticks to your ribs! It’s also dirt-cheap and SUPER healthy! Ingredients Dried Beans (any kind) 1 Carton Chicken or Veggie Broth 1 Diced…

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Cheap Alfredo Pasta with Chicken & Veggies

Ok, so this isn’t exactly made-from-scratch…BUT, this is a quick, easy and cheap meal that is great for busy nights. You can even make it ahead and freeze it. Gotta love those freezer meals! And it’s fairly healthy, too, made with grilled chicken and a big dose of veggies! This is definitely a go-to meal in our family. Everyone likes it, even the kids! Cheap Alfredo Pasta with Chicken & Veggies Recipe Type: Dinner Cuisine: Freezer Meal Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time:…

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Cheap Homemade Crockpot Veggie Soup

This is a go-to favorite  in our family. It’s made of nothing but canned veggies, broth & herbs. It could not be simpler! You’ll be surprised at how DELICIOUS it is! It costs just a few dollars for a GIANT crockpot full, and it is so healthy! I make it healthier by always draining and rinsing my canned veggies to remove the excess sodium. Cheap Homemade Crockpot Veggie Soup Recipe Type: Soup Cuisine: Crockpot Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 6 hours Total time: 6 hours 5…

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Cheap & Easy Bruschetta Appetizer Recipe

Well, it’s official… I’m crushing on Bruschetta! And it all started because my husband brought home a cheap, one-dollar, day-old baguette from the store and I just couldn’t let it go to waste. I looked through my pantry and found everything I needed for a quick Bruschetta. Here’s the recipe, and my video on how I made it.   Cheap & Easy Bruschetta Appetizer Recipe Recipe Type: Appetizer Cuisine: Italian Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 4 mins Total time: 9 mins Serves: 6 A cheap, quick,…

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Frugal Recipe of the Day: Fish Tacos

This is a delicious, light & fresh recipe that is super easy on your wallet! We often use fresh-caught fish that my husband scores on his fishing outings, but when we don’t have that, I like to use Tilapia. Frugal Recipe of the Day: Fish Tacos Author: Kelli Brink www.foodwineandpoopydiapers.com Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 4 This is a super simple, delicious, and frugal recipe. Ingredients 4 Fish filets. I like Tilapia or any flakey white lake fish. 8 Tortillas Shredded Lettuce…

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Frugal Recipe of the Day: Vanilla-Orange Monkey Bread

If you like my frugal recipes, you’ll LOVE my Ebook! 1 Month of Dirt Cheap Dinners brings you an entire month of easy, frugal & delicious recipes, along with meal plans and shopping lists! Best part, it’s only $1.99! I love this recipe from the Pioneer Woman! This recipe was the first Monkey Bread I ever attempted to make, and now I make it all the time! Soooooo good! 🙂 It’s super easy and really impressive! This recipe was featured as part of my frugal meal plan series. If you…

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Week 2: How I Fed My Family For $48.90 This Week!

If you like my frugal meal plan series, you’ll LOVE my Ebook! 1 Month of Dirt Cheap Dinners brings you an entire month of easy, frugal & delicious recipes, along with meal plans and shopping lists! Best part, it’s only $1.99! Welcome to WEEK 2 in my money-saving meals series! Be sure to check out the rest of the series, too! WEEK 1 Here … WEEK 3 Here The details: We live on a budget to help bring us closer to achieving our dream of being completely debt free! 🙂…

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Frugal Recipe of the Day: Crockpot Baked Potato Bar

This is a simple recipe, that’s not even really a “recipe” at all. This just involves warming things up, basically, so it’s great for a night when you don’t really feel like cooking. 🙂 You can add any toppings you like to this list, this is just a good start. Get as creative as you can imagine! Baked potato bars are fun! Everyone gets to build their own, just the way they like it, with as much or as little as they want. Great idea for parties and big crowds!…

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Frugal Recipe of the Day: Tuna Noodle Casserole

This is a dish my mother-in-law has been making forever, and it’s one of my husband and my son’s favorite comfort foods. I love this, because you can make it anyway you want…throw in extra veggies if you have them leftover. You could even use chicken instead of tuna! Here’s my spin on the classic. 🙂 Tuna Noodle Casserole Author: Kelli Brink www.foodwineandpoopydiapers.com Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 45 mins Serves: 6 In honor of Throwback Thursday, I’m making Tuna Noodle Casserole. This is a…

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