Poor Man’s Champagne Cocktail

Not that we have anything against bubbly. Gosh, no. But ounce for ounce, this is a far more budget-conscious cocktail.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0

Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs

Bet you’ve already got everything you need for this frugal pantry pasta. All you need now is 15 minutes to pull it together.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 12

Lemon Icey

Much as we love ice cream, sometimes it’s just too darn hot and humid for something so sweet and sticky. Enter the lemon icey.

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  • 10 M
  • 7 H, 30 M
  • 10

Sugar-Dipped Fruit

Unlike painting your domicile, painting summer berries with simple syrup demands little precision and even less prep work.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 7

North Carolina Barbecue Sauce

This isn’t your typical sweetly gloppy barbecue sauce to squirt onto burgers or dogs. This is thinner and tangier than most and it’s something sorta special.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 7

Barbecue Potato Chips Recipe

A cheater’s version of homemade barbecue potato chips that will have you hooked for life. Taste ’em and get back to us.

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  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 15

Frozen Long Island Iced Tea

Blender drinks don’t get much boozier than this rendition of that raid-the-liquor-cabinet classic. Umbrella optional.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2

Limeade | Agua de Limón Recipe

More tart than sweet is what you’ll find this perfectly puckery little limeade to be. That’s sorta the point, eh?

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6

Chile-Spiked Margarita

Subtly sweet with a defiant heat. If you’ve ever sought an excuse to start making your own margaritas, this is it.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Not that making homemade chicken stock is ever difficult, but this slow cooker chicken stock is the easiest ever.

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  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 25

Green Smoothie

Close your eyes and we swear you’d never guess this sweet, banana-y smoothie is suffused with good-for-you greens.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 18

Old-Fashioned Cocktail

A little sugar, a splash of bitters, and a lotta booze—your grandma’s go-to drink. (Oh wait, was that just our family?!)

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2

Baked Spinach Mornay

Sorta like potato gratin, except the nutty, cheesy white sauce swaddles leaves of spinach, not sliced spuds. Sure beats salad.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2

Autumn Root Vegetable Purée

This stealthily healthy mash delivers the color of fall foliage right to your table—and just may make you reconsider why you think you don’t like root vegetables.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
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