frugal foodie

I have a confession to make – when we were first married, I was known as the ‘microwave queen’. I didn’t really cook because I thought making the dishes I loved was hard and expensive. Turns out I was wrong on both counts. Though I’m no chef, I’ve expanded my skills and recipes enough that cooking [...]

Tonight’s meal was done in 17 minutes. (Yeah, this is real time!) So this bug/not flu but sort of flu/ plague continues and dinner time was upon me. I’m not going to lie; there was a temptation to get some pizza delivered or call my husband see if he would pick up something on the [...]

There’s a misconception that eating on a budget means ramen noodles and endless bowls of rice and beans. I’m not knocking the ramen (or arroz con gandules as they were known in my house) – you can quickly jazz them up and enjoy a good meal. However, being a frugal foodie means you have more [...]

For most people, food is a major monthly expense. Some days are just so hectic, it seems easier to grab something on the way home or go out for dinner. Even if you decide to make something at home, you’re sometimes exhausted and stress so frozen boxed meals or having pizza delivered seems like an [...]