budget | cheap eats

How to Freeze Basil

How to Freeze Herbs

When life hands you an abundance of herbal loveliness, pull out your ice cube tray, add some olive oil, and save the loveliness for another day.

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  • 5 M
  • 6 H
  • 0
Baking sheet lined with parchment and covered with easy roasted carrots and onions with burnt edges

Easy Roasted Carrots

Four ingredients and one simple technique that will leave everyone asking—maybe even demanding—you for more. A keeper of a side dish.

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  • 10 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
A plate of roasted Brussels sprouts with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar splashing down on it

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

“They will make converts of Brussels sprouts haters and Brussels sprouts lovers will scarf them down like candy!” That’s what we’re hearing about these lovely little crucifers. We couldn’t agree more.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
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Tall glass of tinto de verano, a read wine with Sprite, and ice cubes

Tinto de Verano

The unofficial Spanish summer sipper, tinto de verano is just as much a classic as sangria. But this one the Spanish keep all to themselves. One sip and you’ll understand why.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 7
Small white ramekin filled with coleslaw with maple syrup

Coleslaw with Maple Syrup

A touch of maple syrup infuses traditional coleslaw with a unique, unexpected sweetness. Try this slaw with pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, or barbecue.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 5
Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bread Pudding

This homey chocolate bread pudding transcends its arguably homey origins of brioche, milk, cream, sugar, eggs, and bittersweet chocolate.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
A wooden bowl of green bean and potato salad with pesto, almonds, and tomato

Green Bean and Potato Salad with Pesto

Pasta may be the most classic destination for pesto, although it’s definitely not the only one. Here we swap pasta for potatoes for a light and lovely pesto potato salad.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
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Three freshly fried hush puppies on a marble top and brown paper bag, a spider strainer bear by

Hush Puppies

Orbs of deep-fried cornbread awesomeness that are crisp and burnished brown on the outside, cakey and tender on the inside, and truly irresistible through and through.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Madeleines

Madeleines

Buttery, cake-y, crisp at the edges, and with a slight lilt of lemon, this cookie launched a thousand memories—and a literary masterpiece—for Marcel Proust.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Infused Water

How to Infuse Water

Why spend half your paycheck on pricey infused waters when you can make them at home? It’s easy, inexpensive, and lovely.

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  • 5 M
  • 8 H, 5 M
  • 2
Nine deviled egg halves and a teaspoon on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Sriracha Deviled Eggs

This Sriracha deviled eggs recipe is made with hard-cooked eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, bacon, and hot sauce. A new classic.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Rosemary-Garlic Chicken

Folks are calling this recipe “wonderful” and “amazingly tender” and “perfectly balanced” and “restaurant quality.” Sorta enticing, yes?

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
Chocolate Banana Pops

Chocolate Banana Pops

Bring back memories? How about we make some new memories with whatever the heck you feel like sprinkling on top of your chocolate-covered bananas? After all, you’re an adult. You get to decide.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
Copper skillet with a potato chip and chive omelet, a wooden spoon resting inside

Potato Chip and Chive Omelet

Sorta like a first grader’s culinary experiment that unexpectedly turns into something deliciously right and, we dare say, unexpectedly sophisticated.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
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