My Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe


PIN this post! Follow FFF on Pinterest! This might seem like an ODD time of year to post a recipe for Chicken Noodle Soup. It’s July after all, and hot soup is the last thing on our minds most days. Until that summer cold comes along and knocks us out. We moved last month and the mixture of moving, swimming, going on playdates, etc made for excellent “getting sick” conditions in my family. In fact, my husband is STILL battling {Read More}

Chicken with Rice: A One Pot Frugal Family Meal!


Pin this recipe! Follow FFF on Pinterest!I love to try to recreate dishes I had as a child/teen from scratch. Never really knowing if I have the ingredients correct or not, I tend to go on taste alone. This is one of those dishes that I’m pretty sure I’m not recreating authentically…but it doesn’t really matter because it tastes so darn good. Plus it’s a rather frugal meal that can feed a large group for very little cash. Essentially, this {Read More}

Fruit Filled Rainbow Cups

rainbow fruit cups

Like this? Pin it! So far this week, I have posted my recipe for Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Nachos and Mini Stuffed Baked Potato bites. I am of the firm belief there should always be SOMETHING healthy available at any get together though, so today’s recipe is going to help you get some of your fruit servings in. This “recipe” isn’t really a recipe though. Mainly it’s just a colorful cup full of yummy fresh fruit! I was inspired by some {Read More}

Homemade Sazon: 5 Simple Ingredients Already In Your Spice Cabinet!

Homemade Sazon

Homemade Sazon If you’ve ever had a dish seasoned with Sazon, you know it’s some GOOD stuff. If you don’t know what Sazon is, it is a seasoning mixture used in Latin American and Mexican cuisine. Unfortunately, it’s not that great for you. They do make packets without MSG now, but it’s so simple to make your own Homemade Sazon! 5 ingredients and you have enough Homemade Sazon to last for several meals. Ingredients: 1 tbsp coriander 1 tbsp cumin {Read More}

Pecan Pie Bites: Little Bites of Pecan Pie Heaven!

Pecan Pie Bites

I am not really a pecan fan. Yuck. For reasons this pecan hater can’t quite remember though, one day I tried my MIL’s pecan pie. I was sold on pecan pie for life! It’s hard to get my MIL to bake pecan pie though (if you are reading this Claudia, it’s okay…I forgive you), so I either needed to figure out how to do it myself, find some juicy blackmail to hang over my MIL’s head or learn to enjoy {Read More}

Kid-Friendly Weeknight Recipe: Asian-Style Crusted Chicken

Asian-Style Crusted Chicken

Guest Post by Meredith Are you interested in guest posting on Family Friendly Frugality? Please email me heather @ If you have picky eaters in your family, a couple things are probably true. First of all, you probably have a lot of boneless chicken breasts in your freezer since they can be used in so many different meals, and secondly, you probably end up repeating the same meals over and over again. If you’re stuck in a recipe rut because {Read More}

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe: Get Ready for Strawberry Season!

Strawberry Shortcake

We’re coming up on strawberry season fairly soon here in Texas. I know, we’re a lot earlier than the rest of the country! Our favorite place to go get strawberries (pick your own strawberries at Froberg Farms) is already selling their homegrown strawberries (although public picking isn’t available for at least a month or two) so we stopped by this past weekend and picked some up. My daughter adores strawberries and is a self proclaimed Strawberry Monster, so I thought {Read More}

Make Your Own Freezer Containers in a Pinch


I’m a big fan of making double batches of freezer friendly meals. We eat one that night and I freeze the other. It works out great because even on nights when time is of the essence, I can still deliver a home cooked meal to my family (not to say we never grab a bite out or order take out, because we TOTALLY do). A few months back, I found myself without a disposable pan to store a freezer meal {Read More}

My Morning Juice Recipe – 4 Veggies + 2 Fruits = Tastes Like Apple Juice!


I recently purchased a juicer (this Breville Juicer) and I’ve been enjoying trying out different recipes. I admit, I’ve been nervous about everything tasting like pureed celery, but luckily I’ve found that a green apple makes ALL the difference! I love Granny Smith apples and any juice I’ve included one in so far has been awesome! Here’s what I put in my juice this morning (inspired by the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead currently available on Netflix instant streaming!) {Read More}

Old Fashioned From Scratch Stuffing

From Scratch Stuffing

I love stuffing. I’d eat it year round. In fact, I do eat the boxed stuff year round! Once a year though, I pull out this old fashioned from scratch stuffing recipe and I make a huge roasting pan full of it! It’s SO good…and it has some unexpected ingredients in it! This Old Fashioned From Scratch Stuffing Recipe might be a lot of work…but it’s soooo worth it. Do it just once and you’ll have to do it again! {Read More}