Who said you can't have it all? Save money and eat well with these frugal recipes. Just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you have to eat bland and boring meals. If it doesn't taste good, who cares how cheap it was? Here, we put taste on an equal playing field with budget and come up with a winner every time.

Family Friendly Frugality Recipes

Make Your Own Spring/Easter Themed Candy! #SpringFling #goodcookcom


Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Are you looking for something special and unique to make for friends, families and teachers for Easter? Check out this homemade candy we made! This recipe is SO super simple. You really only need a few items. I was sent this awesome Spring Silicone Bark and Chocolate Mold and spatula from GoodCook. It’s from their Sweet Creations line and isn’t it just absolutely DARLING?! We decided to make some {Read More}

Easy Weeknight Lasagna-Yes, Really

easy weeknight lasagna

Pin it: Lasagna can be a pretty big undertaking. It’s a meal that I don’t really put on our menu all that often. Mainly because it takes a veritable army of pots, pans and ingredients to go from kitchen to table. I am a work at home mom of a 3 year old and a 2 year old. I don’t have time to: Brown the meat, while simultaneously not overcooking the pasta noodles. If I’m really doing lasagna right, of {Read More}

11 Game Day Recipes-Appetizers, Finger Foods and Dips!

Fruit Filled Rainbow Cups

Here are some game day recipes that have been posted on Family Friendly Frugality. These game day recipes are all fairly budget friendly (although I won’t claim they are waist friendly!) and they are ALL YUMMY!  Cheesy Ground Beef Bean Dip Mini Ham and Swiss Party Rolls (Can Be Prepared Ahead of Time!) Baked Taquitos with Slow Cooked Carnitas & Cheese Game Day-Fruit Filled Rainbow Cups Game Day Worthy Stuffed Baked (Mini) Potatoes Game Day Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Nachos Spinach {Read More}

Copy Cat Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Recipe

Peppermint Bark

Last year, my sister purchased tins of Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark and handed it out to everyone for Christmas. I fell deeply in love. However, this year when I went to go purchase some lovely Peppermint Bark for myself, I had a bit of sticker shock! It’s quite pricey! I decided to see if I could recreate the magic at home and started googling “copycat Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark” recipes. I found the ingredients were actually quite simple! So simple {Read More}

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites Recipe


If you like brownies and you like peanut butter, you won’t want to miss this recipe. My two favorite pairings in the world are as follows: Salty & Sweet Peanut Butter and Chocolate This wonderful recipe for Peanut Butter Brownie Bites involves peanut butter and chocolate and it’s honestly SO stinking easy that it’s almost embarrassing to call it a recipe. You COULD make it harder. You COULD make your brownies from scratch (I have a GREAT from scratch brownie {Read More}

Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Gravy Soup {Good Cook Leftover Thanksgiving Recipe #62}

Thanksgiving soup

Disclaimer: GoodCook sent me a basket of goodies for Thanksgiving that I used to help make this post possible. All opinions are my own. I’m not a big fan of leftovers. Truthfully, we rarely ever have leftovers, but when we do my husband loves to take them to work and that is just fine by me. The one time of year I don’t mind leftovers is Thanksgiving. I can eat Thanksgiving leftovers 2-3 times before I get bored (It’s monday {Read More}

Our Thanksgiving Menu (with Links to Recipes!) With a Message for YOU!

Who is excited for Thanksgiving? I know I am! This year we are hosting Thanksgiving lunch at our house for my husband’s side of the family (we’ll be going to my side of the family in the evening). We have a GREAT feast planned! My SIL’s are both bringing some yummy sides, drinks and desserts and my MIL has been busy in the kitchen all day making the pies, gravy and cranberry sauce (her specialties!). I wanted to link you {Read More}