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October 25, 2010 at 9:31 AM

What are some of your favorite frugal recipes?  Please share with the rest of us!!



  • michiganmom116
    October 27, 2010 at 8:50 AM


  • michiganmom116
    October 31, 2010 at 11:15 AM


  • Nicky80
    by Nicky80
    October 31, 2010 at 3:15 PM


  • Larisa72
    October 31, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    if that is allowed.  Its the blog that I try to keep up and running.  Has several inexpensive, yummy recipes from both cafemom friends as well as friends of mine outside of cafemom.


  • mammakisses
    October 31, 2010 at 10:13 PM

    Tomorow I'm making Sloppy Joes on homemade biscuits because we ran out of bread I and don't want to get some more until payday. Should be good!

  • michiganmom116
    November 15, 2010 at 11:09 AM


  • michiganmom116
    November 15, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    Hawaiian Chicken

    Set oven to 350°F. Place chicken in baking dish. Melt butter in large skillet on low heat. Mix corn starch and hot water in glass or small bowl until well blended; set aside. Add excess pineapple juice from can of pineapple chunks.

    Sprinkle pineapple chunks over chicken.

    Mix brown sugar, salt, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and chili powder in skillet until well blended.
    Turn skillet to medium heat and let simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in ketchup and soy sauce. Stir in corn starch mixture and blend well, sauce will become very thick. Let simmer 2-3 more minutes. Pour sauce over chicken and pineapple chunks.

    Bake chicken for 50-60 minutes, or until chicken is cooked completely through.  Serve over rice.

  • michiganmom116
    November 15, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Rosemary chicken & potatoes

    • 6 bone-in chicken thighs
    • 1 1/2 lbs. red potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
    • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
    • 2 tsp. paprika
    • 1 1/2 tsp. crushed rosemary leaves
    • 1 tsp. dry minced garlic
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

    Mix oil, spices and salt in a large bowl. Add chicken and potatoes; toss to coat well. Arrange chicken and potatoes in single layer on foil-lined cookie pan sprayed with cooking spray. Roast in a preheated 425°F oven 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender, turning potatoes occasionally.

  • michiganmom116
    November 15, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Chicken Breasts in Lemon Cream Sauce

    • 6 Tbsp. butter, divided
    • 12 oz. mushrooms sliced, or 12 oz. can mushroom pieces, drained
    • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • Flour to dredge
    • 2 c. chicken broth
    • 2 c. heavy whipping cream (I used evaporated milk)
    • 6 Tbsp. lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
    • 1/2 tsp. white or black pepper

    Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and saute until tender (or just cook the canned mushrooms a bit). Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

    Sprinkle chicken with some salt & pepper, dredge in flour, shaking off excess. Melt remaining 3 Tbsp. butter in skillet. Add chicken and saute 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Transfer chicken to a plate and cover to keep it warm. Add chicken broth to skillet, scraping up browned bits. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until reduced to approximately 1 1/2 c. Stir in cream and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until slightly thickened. Stir in mushrooms, white or black pepper, & add salt to taste if you like. Add chicken and simmer for another 15 minutes until sauce is medium thick consistency. Serve over rice or noodles (we prefer noodles.)

    Serves 6.

  • michiganmom116
    November 15, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Teriyaki Chicken

    • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1/4 inch slices
    • 3/4 c. water
    • 1/2 c. soy sauce
    • 2/3 c. brown sugar
    • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
    • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
    • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

    Combine water, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. Whisk to mix well. Marinate chicken in 1/3 to 1/2 of the sauce for 2 to 3 hours (we've done it for less than that).

    Drain marinade off chicken, reserving the marinade. Stir fry chicken in vegetable oil over medium high heat until chicken is cooked. Stir in remaining marinade and continue stir frying until chicken is done and glazed.

    Stir cornstarch into remaining sauce and bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens slightly. (I do this while chicken is cooking). Serve chicken over hot rice with the sauce.


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