$10 Buck Dinners
Pork and Egg Machaca with Beans & Tortillas
Years ago, I went to lunch nearly every day with my good friend, Danny. We tried as much as possible to leave the office for lunch, just to get a break from our crazy and hectic jobs. Plus, we also enjoyed some general banter and a good meal. Especially a meal from Tio Leo’s! 15 [...]
Simple Couscous and Grilled Ahi Salad
If you haven’t tried couscous, you must! Especially if your household is a rice loving kind like ours. Even though it’s technically a pasta, it’s affordable like rice and cooks up even easier. It’s bland when cooked alone, but because of that, you can make it special with your own additions. ...
Bangers and Mash – Kicked up a little. OK, a lot!
This is not “traditional” bangers and mash. And in truth, it’s not meant to be. Not because I don’t love the traditional version, it’s just because I happen to pick up a great deal on Jalapeno Cheddar sausage from the butcher and figured, what the hell? Why not, right? How can you go wrong with ...
Chicken and Andouille Gumbo over White Rice
My father is law is the master at gumbo, so I’m in no way trying to compete. But my kiddo asked for gumbo over jambalaya the other day and I figured, why not? Chicken and Andouille gumbo has got to taste delicious, even if it’s not the authentic version. And boy was I right! Great [...]
Cinnamon Churro Cupcakes!
A good friend of mine, Anne, shared this wonderful recipe with me this week and I just couldn’t wait to try it. I made a few minor adjustments, but I’m sure she won’t mind. I just have to add my own touch. Part of my own touch was out of laziness (store bought frosting) and [...]
Tomatillo Chicken Enchiladas with Chickpea Salad
A few things in life have changed my meal planning. One is my sister in law’s amazing garden and her willingness to share her goodies. The other is our CSA box. I’ll be doing a separate post on CSA’s, but for now, just know that we are in LOVE with our fresh weekly veggies, thanks [...]
The $10 Buck Dinner Cookbook is now Available!
The $10 Buck Dinner cookbook is now available for purchase via Bookemon.com. Everything from Quick and Easy meals to Homecooked delights! A great gift for the budget conscious cook or family, college student or even the young couple just starting out in life. Easy to follow directions, simple ...
If you love Oreo Cookies, this recipe is for YOU!
There are so many versions of the so called “homemade” Oreo cookie. Everything from semi homemade, which begin their cookie base from a boxed devils food cake mix to one of the original adaptions by Wayne Brachman. His book, Retro Desserts seems to be the catalyst to many of the various versions ...
BBQ Pork Sandwich, Fresh Veggies and Tater Tots
When you find pork shoulder for .99 cents a pound, well, it’s a no brainer…scoop it up and then figure out what to do with it. In this case, it’s slow simmered bbq pork sandwiches with lots of fresh veggies and some fun tater tots. The leftovers will be abundant, so what a deal! Simmered [...]
Arroz con Pollo Y Chorizo – An Easy, Healthier Version!
This dish started with a great deal on Chorizo. I bought two packages and used one on a traditional style breakfast. Awesome, as usual. But…the other package was still sitting in the fridge and begging for something new. Figuring I’d treat it like andouille or spicy Italian sausage, I decided to ...