Easy Taco Soup

Sometimes you really can have it all! Check out this budget friendly, one-pot, versatile soup to feed a crowd.


Easy Chicken Tacos

√Budget Friendly √Family Friendly √Easy to make Since hamburger prices have gone up, you may find yourself turning to chicken more often. Step away from baked chicken and do something a little different for dinner!

3-Bean Chili (A One-pot, Crock-pot Fave)

Recently, I asked what kinds of recipes people were interested in for their everyday lives. What I got back was: √One-Pot √Crock-Pot √Low-Cal/Low-Fat I think I found the perfect recipe to fit ALL of these needs! It’s requirements are minimal – one crock-pot, one can-opener, one spoon. Check out the recipe and health stats below.

30 Minute Crustless Egg and Veggie Bake

I recently had to adopt a super-low carb diet for health reasons, and was looking for a super easy, super fast, super low-carb meal that would be super yummy. I also wanted to be super cheap; it’s just how I roll. My husband and I are finishing our graduate degrees this semester, so as full…

3 Ingredient Mexi-style Side Dish

I love 3 ingredient recipes. They are so easy and usually very inexpensive. If you’re making Dorito Casserole, Enchiladas, Taquitoes, or any another Mexi-style dish, the side dish below is a healthy, quick way to add protein to a meal. Spicy Corn and Black Beans 1 cup canned Black Beans, rinsed 1 cup canned Sweet…

JenE’s Smothered Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe came about because I wanted to find a fun alternative to using sour cream with my taquitos and burritos.  Cheesy goodness trumps sour cream in my book! Although this recipe is very, very similar to my taquito recipe, using the Cream Cheese mixture also helps hold all of the good stuff inside the…

Quesadilla Salad: Chili’s Swap

The Quesadilla Explosion salad looks healthy…a bed of greens, grilled chicken, black beans, citrus-balsamic dressing.  Oh, how that salad fooled me!  The salad and quesadillas somehow pack a full day’s worth of calories into a little bitty space. I really love the idea of this weirdo salad, so I decided I can Make This At…

Chili Bake

Easy Chili Bake The Basic Ingredients: 1 lb ground hamburger, fully cooked and drained 1 cup salsa 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon cajun seasonings 1 can Chili beans (don’t drain) 1 pkg (8 oz), Jiffy Cornbread mix 1 egg 8 0z Sour Cream Shredded Cheese, optional

Tuesday: Shepherd’s Pie

G’s Beef Shepherd’s Pie The Basic Ingredients: 1 lb ground hamburger, fully cooked and drained 1 – 2 8-0z cans tomato sauce 4 – 8 oz Velveeta cheese, cubed or shredded 1 can Veg-All, drained 1 can corn (or other favorite vegetable), drained Prepared Mashed Potatoes, for 4 Shredded Cheese (optional) Garlic and seasonings, to…

Stuffed Pasta Shells

Easy Stuffed Pasta Shell Dinner for 2 The Basic Ingredients: 14 large pasta shells1/2 small container of cottage cheese1/2 bag of shredded mozzarella cheese, divided1/2 jar of spaghetti sauce1 eggGarlic and seasonings, to taste  —————————————————————————————————– I’ll be honest here.  I thought stuffed pasta shells were beyond my abilities.  Did I seriously think I could do…

Jen’s Easy Veggie Soup

Easy Vegetable Soup1 – 1.5 lbs ground hamburger2 cans tomato sauce1 can crushed (or diced) tomatoes1 bag frozen mixed veggies (carrots, corn, green beans)Chili powderSalt and pepper, to tasteGarlic, to taste Fry hamburger meat and drain. Add tomato sauce and tomatoes. Add chili powder, garlic, salt and pepper — I usually sprinkle the whole top…

My Mamma’s Enchiladas

Easy Enchiladas 1 lb hamburger meatTaco seasoning1 small can enchilada sauce4 – 8 oz of shredded cheese (half a bag)1 package burrito size tortillas, corn or flour Mexican made easy is my new middle name! I like my Mexican recipes because I can mix them up and use all of my left overs each week….