Baked Cod with Herb Crust

It’s the first of April and we are still pretty chilly here in Connecticut. After a long winter of cozy, warm and hearty and heavier meals I am particularly ready to start eating lighter. This was one of the coldestRead more…

Mussels with Coconut Thai Curry Broth

What do you prepare when you have invited another couple over for dinner and you don’t have a large budget? You want something elegant but looking at the meat case you discover that the roast you were hoping to makeRead more…

Cupcakes with Silky Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Beautiful white vanilla cupcakes with some silky butter cream cheese frosting are perfect for those who feel intimidated by baking. Although I possess the skills in the kitchen to pull off the cooking end of the food spectrum, baking hasRead more…

Ho-Lee Stir-Fry

Ho-lee stir-fry is all vegetables – lots of them and to quote my husband, “This is probably the best stir-fry you have ever made.” That coming from a carnivore who loves his meat and taters and to whom I approachedRead more…

Bacon, Potato and Cheese Pizza

It seems that my brain doesn’t stop thinking about food some days. This morning I came up with a recipe idea for a pizza. You see my inspiration came from the website In the Kitchen with Jenny and she postedRead more…

Baker’s® Raspberry Ganache Pie

I woke up one morning earlier in the week thinking about the lovely chocolate mousse pie I had at the steakhouse a couple of weekends ago. My thoughts were that I have to make it. Then I spotted a recipeRead more…

Stuffed Savoy Cabbage

Searching back through my recipes I had posted a recipe for Polish Stuffed Cabbage however it was earlier in my blogging days and I think my photographs were horrendous which is probably the reason why it did not receive muchRead more…

Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin

I am beginning to believe that the meat department in our local grocery store is actually listening to consumers. More often than I can count on my hands we have asked them for extra fat to tie onto a beefRead more…

Restaurant-Style Broccoli and Garlic

I have come to hold myself with high standards in my own kitchen at home. Each time I prepare a dish that I know I want to blog here at Cooking On A Budget, I expect no less than somethingRead more…

Steakhouse Potato Gratin

If you have ever made a potato gratin at home and it tasted good but you ended up with a watery sauce you are going to want to read and discover how you can make the BEST ever gratin atRead more…

Easy Fried Apple Pies

When I spotted this clever little idea for Apple Pie Egg Rolls on Pinterest I felt that I wanted to give them a go. And now that a request to satisfy a craving for apple pie was brought to theRead more…

Chicken Thighs with Roasted Herb Vegetables

This is a roasting pan one pan wonder sort of meal. I used one of my Calphalon non-stick roasting pans to sear the chicken, then roast the vegetables and add the chicken back in to finish roasting in the oven.Read more…