Gnocchi with Bacon and Dates

Damaris Phillips, a Kentucky born woman and culinary instructor won the Next Food Network Star back in 2013. When she won the show I was shocked as I really did not think that she would do well at all. IRead more…

Cheese Steak Pasta Casserole

A couple of years ago we went to surprise our son in Salem Massachusetts on Father’s Day. It was his fiancees idea to surprise him. He was over the moon happy to see us and we all ventured to downtownRead more…

Braised Short Ribs with Balsamic Sauce

Tangy, sweet, beefy and smooth, the balsamic sauce takes these short ribs up another level in the taste department. I am embracing this Sunday and doing what I love the most. That’s being in my kitchen fussing over tonight’s dinner.Read more…

Paprikash Pork Chops

A well balanced sauce and succulent pork chops combine for a magnificent weeknight meal. Uncomplicated, simple and a meal that is ready in under an hour, Paprikash Pork Chops will become a family favorite in your home. The last ofRead more…

Pork Chops Marsala with Apricot Sauce

We have the coldest February on record in the state of Connecticut. Waking up to minus 7 degrees F, a foot and a half of snow still on the ground, but thankfully no significant wind to speak of and theRead more…

Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes

To say I am excited about this recipe would be understating the facts. The facts are they are incredibly tasty. These roasted stuffed tomatoes with a blend of ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese and cream cheese along with some Italian spicesRead more…

Decorated Shortbread Cookies

I absolutely love shortbread cookies because they are so easy to make, the dough rolls out nicely and the recipe is great for making holiday cut out cookies. There’s only three ingredients in the recipe: butter, flour and confectioner’s sugar.Read more…

Ground Pork Enchiladas

The enchilada sauce is this recipe is creamy, dreamy and just abounding with flavor! I used a recipe that my daughter brought with her many years ago when she moved back home. The original recipe of hers was for chickenRead more…

Pineapple and Cinnamon Shortcakes

I am longing for winter to come to an end. I’ve had enough of this bitter cold and snow! My mind is thinking about warm weather, local farm markets and our own garden of vegetables and herbs. In the meantimeRead more…

Cowboy Chili

It’s been a while since I have posted any thing new here at Cooking On A Budget. Part of that was due to the fact that our propane tank gauge was not reading properly and we ran out of gas.Read more…

Lentil Soup with Ham

I created a post back in November of 2011 titled Brown Lentils Recipes-Lentil Soup with Ham. I had no camera and in fact as a new blogger no clue that photographs were a must in any food blog. What IRead more…

Pork Chops in Orange Sauce

A meaty bone in pork chop is always welcome in our home. We love them braised in a liquid to tender and about falling away from the bone as we often make braised pork chops with onions or a variationRead more…