Category Archives: Recipes

Scrumptious Fresh Rosemary Pork

I used my fresh Rosemary from my garden and my kitchen smells amazing! Oh my gosh!!

-3 pork chops
-fresh rosemary to taste
-1/4 cup sourcream
-can of diced tomatoes
-Salt and pepper
-splash of milk

I seared my pork on high heat rubbed in herbs and salt and pepper, added tomatoes, sour cream, milk, and scraped the bits off the bottom of the pan. Simmered for 10 minutes and served over leftover rice from last night.

Total cost is $3.97 for the pork chops plus using things I already had on hand.


There is nothing that smells more like heaven than using fresh herbs. Can ya tell Rosemary is my favorite??

Easy Crockpot Chicken 7 Ingredients – DELISH!

Mmmm so yummy!! I made this tonight and my son raved about it! Super easy to make and only 7 ingredients. If i did my math right, it cost me $4.25

– 4 chicken thighs with legs
– can of cream of mushroom soup
– can of diced tomatoes
– cumin to taste
– salt and pepper
– 2 tsp parsley
– 1/2 cup milk

Throw all in a crockpot and cover on high for 3 hours. I kept my chicken half frozen to help make the sauce. And i served over rice.

It was enough for dinner tonight  and another dinner later! My chicken was cheap because I buy a large frozen bag of chicken from Aldi. All my ingredients came from Aldi, love that store!

Clean House on the Cheap!!

In an effort to start cutting my costs, I got into making my own Fabreeze earlier this year and it is amazing! I got a really good deal back in February on Gain liquid softener and had a coupon. I only paid $1.90 for it and I still have some!

  • Spray bottle
  • 1/4 cup Gain or other good smelling softener
  • Fill the rest of the bottle with water
  • Shake before spraying

I like my Fabreeze strong so I added a little more Gain than most call for. I used the 1/4 cup.

I also have been using two mixes for all-purpose cleaners

  • Ammonia and water (absorbs odor and is a natural disinfectant)
  • Lysol and water (I love the smell and to me this is clean)

But I’ve heard rave reviews using a mixture that includes Borax. I just bought Borax last weekend when I made my own laundry detergent so this works out for me at no additional cost.

All-Purpose Cleaner

  • 2T vinegar
  • 1 t Borax
  • Hot water
  • a few drops of a mild dish detergent

In a spray bottle put vinegar, borax and hot water. Mix well until borax has dissolved. Add the drops of dish detergent and fill the rest of the bottle with hot water.

I’m going to try making this All Purpose cleaner this weekend! As well as some cooking……yummy recipes to come!!  I’ll let you know how it turned out! 🙂

American Chop Suey = 3 meals for Less than $4!

I decided to make my mother’s american chop suey recipe for dinner last night.  Its a one pot wonder on the super cheap! 

I used a .33 cent bag of macaroni, .33 can of tomato sauce, .54 cent diced tomatoes, 2.79 pkg of ground beef and spices I had in my cabinet. I used ceyenne pepper, rosemary, salt, pepper, cumin.

Total Price of Dinner!!  $3.99

Out of that I fed my son and I for dinner, saved two more helpings for another dinner, and made a bowl for my lunch today!  WHO HOO!!

Change it up by adding parmesan cheese, canned mushrooms, spoonful of ricotta, or veggies.