Tag: frugal cooking

Cut the cheese, save the $ (Go Bears!)

Cut the cheese, save the $ (Go Bears!)
In the spirit of Chicago Redeye’s “CUT THE CHEESE” pledge to boycott all things from north of our state line to show your love for the Bears, I thought it prudent to show you all the frugal recipes you can make this week that will also save you money by cutting the CHEESE!   Cheese... Read more »

Homemade Potato and Cheddar Pirogies - frugal Chicago eats!

Homemade Potato and Cheddar Pirogies - frugal Chicago eats!
Every Chicagoan loves pirogies!  And no matter how you spell it,….pierógi, pyrogy or perogi….everyone knows that pirogies are delicious filled dumplings!  Homemade pierogies are also preeeeeetty cheap to make as well!  Pretty much all they require is a couple potatoes, flour, egg and cheese…and a chunk of time for pirogie-making!  It goes quicker with 2 or 3... Read more »

Delicious cheap eats from your pantry

So as spending season (aka the Holidays) approach maybe you’re feeling a little bit of the impending doom of financial stress!  You still need to feed yourself and the family, so no fear….’Cheap Eats Part 1′ are the answer!  Currently we’re going through our pantry/fridge/freezer and creating meals from what we have stored up from... Read more »
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Cheapo Burrito!

Cheapo Burrito!
The best part of waking up….is breakfast?  Sometimes the answer is certainly yes!  This is especially true when you don’t have to spend $5 to get a decent breakfast sandwich and can make something delicious, filling and very quickly on your own stove-top! What you need: (you can make your own substitutions,…this is just what I... Read more »