Cut your grocery budget with a Price Book

One of the best ways to cut your grocery budget is to do price comparisons. Typically this would take a long time to do every week, but if you have a price book, it’s pretty easy. When I first started my price book, years ago, I found a printable page over at MomAdvice. I printed […]

Easy Barbecue Chicken Salad

With only 3 ingredients and a couple optional ingredients, you can put together this Barbecue Chicken Salad in a flash. I usually make my own Barbecue Sauce {recipe below} but you can certainly use bottled sauce as well. We like the added crunch and flavor of the french fried onions and the bite of the […]

Mini Penne with Cherry Tomatoes

Pasta dishes don’t always have to be weighed down with a heavy sauce, especially during the summer. And summer is a great time to plan a lighter meal and this Mini Penne with Cherry Tomatoes is perfect. Pasta is one of our family’s favorite meal, whether it’s the main course or paired with meat or […]

Roasting Chicken: Saving Time and Money

One of the most economical sources of protein for your family is chicken. While most meats will run you $2.50 per pound or more you can readily find chicken for less than $2.00 per pound. We are always on the lookout for deals at our local supermarket, especially when it comes to buying meat. We […]

August Menu Plan

Welcome to Pocket Change Gourmet! You can read all about our new blog and find out what we are up to. Menu planning is one of those chores that I have done for a long time and actually love. It also considerably cuts down your grocery budget. Planning a whole month worth of meals can […]

Welcome to Pocket Change Gourmet

Welcome to Pocket Change Gourmet! We are so excited to be launching this new blog! Our mission here on Pocket Change Gourmet is to share delicious food and our passions of cooking for our family using easy, creative recipes and saving money at the same time. These are not necessarily two opposites, with a little […]

Breakfast Biscuit Bowl

After a recent trip to Bob Evans for a Sunday morning Breakfast, we were inspired to recreate their Breakfast Biscuit Bowl. Cooking all the ingredients ahead, will also make these a great, quick breakfast for those school mornings that are quickly approaching. Offering a variety of ingredients to put in your Biscuit Bowl, not only […]

Grilled Italian Chicken Sandwich

Sandwiches are all the rage now! They aren’t just for lunch anymore, you know? I think the best thing about sandwiches is you can have the same ingredients, and come up with several different sandwiches. These Grilled Italian Chicken Sandwiches were inspired by the Grilled Cheese with Sauteed Mushroom and Jarlsberg Cheese that I shared […]

Pork on a Stick

Every year when we visit our County Fair one of the must have treats, is Pork on a Stick! After years of experimenting and searching for the perfect flavor, we just happened to stumble upon it when we tried a new recipe for grilled pork chops recently. If you are a fan of the delicate […]

Chicken Lo Mein

Need a quick and easy meal with very little clean up? Stir-Fry is the way to go! I have been fixing stir-fry for years now, but had never tried Lo Mein before. Essentially it’s stir-fry with noodles. I first spotted this recipe in a Kraft Food & Family magazine, and was drawn to it with […]