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Old 09-15-2008, 01:54 AM   #1
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I was thinking I need some new recipes. Money has been so tight we've been eating the same cheap stuff for like months now and I've had to get creative with a lot of dinners...lol...So, I was wondering if anyone has any cheap and easy recipes to share?

One I came up with the other night that turned out DELICIOUS is this:

Potato Wraps

Ingredients:

5 large potatoes
1/4 cup Vegetable oil
Salt
Pepper
Garlic
Cilantro
Spike
Lemon Herb Mrs. Dash
Bread Crumbs
Butter
Mexican Shredded Cheese
Ranch Dressing
Flour or Whole Wheat Tortillas

*Optional ingredients*:
Onion
Green and Red Pepper

Preheat oven to 425

Put 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a large baking pan
Cut potatoes into small pieces and place in pan
*add diced onion and peppers*
Add 2 tbsp of butter
Sprinkle on salt, pepper, garlic, cilantro, Spike, Lemon Herb Mrs. Dash, and bread crumbs (to taste)
Mix ingredients well

Bake in oven @ 425 for about 25-30 minutes (checking and stirring often)

When potatoes are almost done, warm tortillas as directed on package

When everything is done, place a scoop of potatoes on a tortilla, add the Mexican shredded cheese and drizzle on ranch dressing. Fold tortilla as you would a burrito.

I think that's all of it...lol...I've made it only once so far but I'll definitely be making it again!
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:27 AM   #2
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I always do creative "stuff" with boneless, skinless chic breast...chicken salad, grilled chic over salad fixins, fajitas, my favorite, I call Angels Special and on and on...I do not eat red meat (although my family does and I cook eat) I do lots of pasta and veggies!!!! If you want any of my chic recipes pm me
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This is not a recipe really, but I do love buying those roasted chickens at my local Super Target. You can't beat five dollars for a whole chicken. I make chicken salad with it or sometimes shred the meat for tacos or mix it with pasta.

Tuna casserole is also a cheap way to eat a fairly nutritious meal.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:38 AM   #4
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I love recipes...my fave site by far right now is Recipezaar. There is so much there...just type in your main ingrediant and off you go...

I have hit a few not so good ones...but non the less....

It is nice cause ppl leave feedback, so you can see some recipes for being highly rated...sometimes reviews will have handy substitutions too...

www.recipezaar.com
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There is this one by Martha Stewart Everyday Food, also. It's pretty good and Allrecipes.com.
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If you have a crockpot, this site might help. I find I can create almost anything in a crockpot with a couple cans of something and a hunk of some sort of meat. http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm
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I forgot about this, I get a quarterly (I think it's quarterly) 60 page magazine from Kraft Foods called Food & Family. It's FREE! It has a bunch of recipes made from just a few ingredients. Some of the recipes aren't super healthy but they offer ways of lowering the fat content ect. at the bottom of the recipe if you want/need to do that. Some of them are really good. You can sign up at http://www.kraftfoods.com/share
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Have you heard of the book "Cheap. Fast. Good." by Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross?

http://www.amazon.com/Cheap-Fast-Goo...2169368&sr=8-1

I *LOVE* this book-it has some really great recipes that have since become staples in my line-up of recipes; here are a few~

Pasta Fagioli Soup
Refried Bean Soup (all the soups I've tried are even better the second day!)
BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Burritos
Hawaiian Meatballs
Sausage and Pepper Pasta

There are a ton of recipes in this book-it was worth every penny! If you want me to share any of these, let me know! There are lots of really good tips throughout the book as well. The way they write out the steps is very helpful and makes for quick prep~I usually actually finish the recipes in 30 minutes or so-very cool, as I love to cook, but I love to be done with it quickly too, for regular every-day meals when everyone is *waiting* (so impatiently, lol) for supper.

They've written another book as well, called Desperation Dinners (lol) that also seems really popular~I may have to try that one too
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