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Removing a slice of the Cheeseburger Casserole.

"cheeseburger" Casserole

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By Jenny Pennington
I make this quite often at my house, and it's always a BIG hit! There ...
(67 ratings)

Chili Cheese Dip

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By Amy H.
This is super easy, with minimal ingredients. Great appetizer in a hurry or on a ...
Perfectly baked Wellies without the mushroom gravy

Aunt Squishy's Yankee Beef Wellington

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By Lynsee Gilbert
I call this Yankee Wellington because, as we American's do with most things, I've made ...

Creamy Onion Too-nay-toes

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By Julie Ann Keene
This is a great full meal to stretch out that paycheck without scrimping on flavor ...
Self Rising Flour

Self Rising Flour

Lisa Walker avatar
By Lisa Walker
I know we all live on a budget when it comes to foods. Myself I ...

Mama's Tuna Casserole

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By Susan Feliciano
This was one of those 1950's recipes that homemakers used when "Payday is not till ...
Almost forgot to take a picture!  LOL  I had just enough left for 1 piece of toast.  Mmm

Creamed Chipped Beef On Toast (sos)

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By Lauren Conforti
This was always a favorite of my Dad's, as well as my brother. My Dad ...
This was made with a smoked butt ham.

How To Make Deli-style Lunchmeat

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By Lauren Conforti
This is so easy and is much cheaper than paying the high prices at the ...

Black Bean Soup

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By Gretchen ***
This is my favorite soup. It's delicious, filling, and versatile. You can serve this over rice, ...
(1 rating)
Bubbly,Cheesy, Hot and Spicy Good!

Buffalo Chicken Ranch Dip

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By Sharonne Jacobs
My spin on a recipe I saw on Facebook.
(1 rating)
being single, a loaf of banana bread often goes to waste.  But creating a muffin?  I am excited these are great and use whole wheat flour.

Banana Bread Muffins

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By Sonya Wilder
So a loaf of banana bread was not at all appealing. But I made ...
(1 rating)
being on a budget i created this super easy and tasty bbq sauce.  Mainly out of desparation at the time but hey it worked.

Sweet And Spicy Homemade Barbecue Sauce

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By Sonya Wilder
Ok so we were all poor once, I still am LOL, but my richness comes ...
(1 rating)

Quick And Easy Pork N Gravy With Rice

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By Linda Kauppinen
This is one of my recipes that I created on a shoe string budget. ...
(1 rating)
Hot off the grill!

Onion Colby Jack Cheeseburgers

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By Sharonne Jacobs
My nieces and nephews love making and cooking these on the grill. These burgers are ...
(1 rating)
Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding

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By Treva Orange
I use either raisins, dried cranberries, chopped fresh fruit - whatever I'm in the mood ...
(1 rating)
Southern Style Green Beans

Joy's Southern Style Greenbeans

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By Sharonne Jacobs
Everybody loves my green beans. I'm always asked to make them for potlucks at work, ...
(1 rating)
Creamy, yummy, stick-to-your-ribs casserole that's sure to please!

Creamy Ground Turkey Noodle Casserole

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By Oreta Rumbawa
Off the top of my head recipe. Serve with a side salad for a ...
(3 ratings)

Tortellini With Edamame And Smoked Sausage

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By Hope Vaillancourt
I found this recipe when I was "googling" some budget friendly family meals because we ...
(2 ratings)


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By Ginny Chisaakay
This recipe was given to me by my Husband's sister. When he was growing ...
(1 rating)

Albondigas (mexican Meatball Soup)

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By Lisa Kudek
This is my mother's Sonoran recipe which has been in the family for years! We ...
(2 ratings)