budget | cheap eats

A loaf of paleo pumpkin bread with three slices cut off the end.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

“Wow!” “Amazing!” “What a surprise!” That’s what folks are saying about this lovely quick bread that’s gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly. No one will ever tell the difference. Swear.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8
A white bowl filled with carrot ginger soup, with a spoon resting inside and a plate of carrots beside it.

Carrot Ginger Soup

Easy, healthy, simple, vegan, and done in an hour. And, most importantly, absolutely scrumptious.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Nine chocolate coconut banana muffins in paper wrappers.

Banana Muffins

If something looks like banana bread and tastes like banana bread, chances are it’s banana bread. Unless it’s these cute little banana muffins riddled with chocolate.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 16
Three jars filled with pickled green tomatoes and a cinnamon stick with two empty jars in the background.

Pickled Green Tomatoes

A little sweet, a little sour, and a whole lotta delicious. And so obscenely easy to make, the most difficult part will be finding the patience to wait before trying them.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 2 H, 55 M
  • 0
Two Philly cheesesteak sandwiches cut in half on a foil wrapper with a glass of beer in the background.

Philly Cheesesteak

This is the sandwich from South Philly that’s had everyone talking for years. Here’s how to make it at home.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
An overhead view of a single snickerdoodle.

Snickerdoodles

A childhood classic perfected. Includes advice depending on whether you prefer cookies that are thin and flat or thick and puffy.

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  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
An open plastic bag of homemade pancake mix with a mug for scooping and an ice cream scoop on the side for the batter.

Homemade Pancake Mix

Homemade buttermilk pancakes can be yours any day of the week thanks to a stash of this handy DIY pancake mix.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 9
Pieces of grilled chicken with balsamic vinaigrette cooking on a grill, being turned with a pair of tongs.

Grilled Rosemary-Garlic Chicken

Folks are calling this grilled chicken thighs with arugula salad “wonderful” and “perfectly balanced” and “restaurant quality.” Sorta enticing, yes?

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
A grey plate topped with steak and quinoa salad with shaved carrots and mustard vinaigrette.

Steak and Quinoa Salad

An exceptionally easy and ridiculously satisfying use for that leftover grilled steak from your backyard barbecue.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
An open jar of refrigerator sweet pickles with the lid lying beside the jar.

Refrigerator Sweet Pickles

A Scandinavian-style pickle that’s distinctly sweet, just a little sour, and subtly perfumed with dill. So simple it doesn’t even require turning on the stove during the dog days of summer.

  • 15 M
  • 6 H, 15 M
  • 8
Three pretzel rolls on a piece of parchment.

Pretzel Rolls

You’re gonna be astounded at just how easy pretzel rolls are to make at home. And yes, they taste like the real authentic German deal.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 10