Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Hellmann’s

Hellmann’s Chicken Challenge is on! Each week on Hellmann’s, two chicken dishes, from Chipotle Lime Crusted Chicken to Baked Buffalo Chicken, will go head to head with the popular Parmesan Crusted Chicken. Doug and I were supposed to be heading to NYC today to help kick off the Hellmann’s Chicken Challenge, but things didn’t work out like […]

How to Freeze Hamburger

Sometimes life just gets away from us, time speeds by and we forget to take meat out the of freezer. I know, it happens to me all the time. A little short cut that I learned years ago, is to cook and freeze hamburger. Cook the hamburger or ground beef in a skillet like you […]

Breakfast Scramble and Weekly Menu Plan

We love Breakfast for Dinner! It’s one of most inexpensive meals you can serve for dinner. I usually schedule a couple dinners a month with breakfast items, but I also like to change up what I serve. Recently, I cooked up this Breakfast Scramble and we all loved it. The best thing about a Scramble […]

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole and Weekly Menu Plan

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are all enjoying your holiday and a little relaxing. We took the weekend off, so we will be working today. Over the weekend we made this delicious Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole and just had to share it with you. It’s simple enough for weeknight meals, but special for holiday […]

Barbecue Pork Sliders

What Tailgate would be complete without some Barbecue Pork? Here’s our version of traditional Barbecue Pork Sliders. Now we don’t have a smoker to fix an entire pig for our Tailgate Party, so we go ahead and fix our Pork Roast the day ahead in a slow cooker. Just season it up with some salt, […]

Grilled Potatoes and Mushrooms

We have been fixing these Grilled Potatoes and Mushrooms for years and we never tire of them. I’ve seen these mentioned around the internet as campfire potatoes, we just call them yummy! We’ll often roast them in the oven during Wintertime but our favorite time is when new potatoes are available during the late summer […]

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 […]

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