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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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