Grilled Pork Ribs

Pork Ribs aren’t really your typical budget friendly meal, but occasionally you need to splurge and stretch your budget. To get the most for our money we like to use Spare Ribs, there is a little more waste to them but the cost savings balances it out. Besides, Doug got the chance to try out a new […]

Stocking the Freezer

Although we don’t have a garden this year, we have had our fair share of fresh vegetables and fruit. I think the folks at the Farmers Market are beginning to recognize us. Going to the market to get inspired by the variety of fresh fruit and veggies has become one of Doug and my favorite […]

September Menu Plan

Happy Monday! We are so excited you are here to visit! Pocket Change Gourmet is almost a month old, can you believe it? And is it seriously almost September? Where did our Summer go? Seems like the boys were just getting out the school, and now they are already back there. September is a special month […]

Grilled Chicken with Cucumber-Peach Salsa

As I’ve said before, I’m more of a traditional cook, probably because that is how my Mom cooked…like a Midwestern. But Doug likes changing things up a bit, and sometimes I just have to give in and let him try a recipe. And usually…it turns out. This is one of those recipes. Living in Northern […]

Easy Stuffed Shells and Menu Plan

With the boys back in school, getting dinner on the table in a hurry is a must. Between all the boy’s school demands, homework, sports and get together’s finding the time to sit down for a family dinner can be the last thing on everyone’s mind. But what better way to catch up on all […]

Fresh Green Beans

Growing up with parents that cherished their yard and garden is something that I hold dear to my heart. I remember sitting under the big maple tree and stemming Green Beans for hours so that my Mom could can them. She would always make enough for a big pot of fresh cooked green beans to […]

Grilled Beer Can Chicken and Menu Plan

Happy Monday! I can hardly believe this is our third week already here at Pocket Change Gourmet! Time just flies by, doesn’t it? A few weeks ago, when we were roasting chicken to share with you, Doug decided that he would like to try Beer Can Chicken, of course having a reason to buy some […]

Homemade Pico de Gallo Recipe

As football season approaches, we thought it would be fun to share with you some yummy recipes that you can share at your next Tailgate Party or even a potluck or get-together. We love Mexican in our house, and usually plan at least one meal each week with tacos, quesadillas or one of our family […]

Easy BLT Pie

A Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato Sandwich is one of the first sandwiches I learned to make while growing up, and this has remained one of our family’s favorites. There is something about the combination of the crisp lettuce, a perfectly ripe tomato and the crunch of bacon that has made the BLT Sandwich a go to recipe in almost […]

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 […]