Recipe: Herb-Crusted Roast

Sometimes, simple things are my favorite. I saw this recipe on Food Network and tweaked it to my liking. Roast beef, simply done with herbs and served with rice and green beans is a simple weeknight meal. The horseradish cream I made to go alongside really brought the dish together. Best part is, you can…

Cheap Eats: Shake Shack

First off, today is Frugal Foodie’s one–year anniversary! Super exciting, and the year has gone by super–fast. I certainly have a lot more to do in the kitchen so here’s to many more! Speaking of stuff to say about food, The Russian and I went to Shake Shack, finally, last week.  Everybody lost their minds…

Recipe: Smothered Pork Chops

Who doesn’t love pork chops? I obviously have a thing for pork (see last post to confirm), and this recipe is so awesome, when I saw it on Food Porn Daily, I had to click on the link to the original recipe and make it for myself. The blog is super cute, a blog about…

Recipe: Simple Roast Beef

Winter is the time of easy simple comfort food, and roast beef is top of that list. I love to just throw a meal in the oven and forget it while I hang with The Russian and our roommates. Then, when you’ve almost forgotten (or in my case, completely forgotten, notice how the meat is…

Recipe: Biscuits and Gravy

I’m not a morning person, I’ll admit it. Usually a good breakfast is what I need to help me start my day, but I am also lazy in the morning, so I don’t want to flex my kitchen muscles or my credit card too much. So what’s a gal to do? Though some trial and…

Turkey trimmed to the nines: Thanksgiving at five luxury hotels

Guys, click the link below, it was passed on to me by a travel site for those who cannot cook this year, there’s still time for you to head to one of these luxury hotels (I wish!) and try some delicious food without lifting a finger.  It’s not exactly frugal, but it’s the time of…

Recipe: Mock–Thanksgiving

It’s the end of November, and my favorite holiday is almost upon us.  Thanksgiving.  For most people, Christmas is where it’s at, and don’t get me wrong, I love the Christmas tree, the happiness of spending time with family, and the gifts.  For me, however, Christmas falls short to Thanksgiving, a holiday where all you…

Recipe: Pomegranate–Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Here’s another recipe that I love with some great fall flavors.  Pomegranate, balsamic, and whole grain mustard come together in this glaze that is flavorful but will not overpower the fish.  Super simple to make and a sure crowd–pleaser, this recipe is perfect for a quick dinner on the nights leading up to Thanksgiving. I…

Recipe: Beet Slaw

It’s winter time, which means lots of root veggies, and root veggies mean beets. I love beets, guys.  Love them. They’re also good for you, which is awesome.  If you like beets, this recipe is for you.  This slaw was inspired a little by Food Network, a little by my job, which I have written…

Recipe: Quickest–Ever Glazed Salmon

In light of my recent laziness (and brokeness, thanks new car), I have been really excited about making simple, quality meals. This is one of them, adapted from a Martha Stewart cookbook my mom gave me ages ago. Served with jasmine rice and broccoli sauteed in a little soy sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes,…