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What are some of your favorite frugal recipes?  Please share with the rest of us!!

bakingapron

by on Oct. 25, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:34 AM
1 mom liked this

Chicken strips

2 lbs. chicken breast, sliced into strips.

Sauce: 4 eggs, 1/3 c. water, 1 cup Louisiana hot sauce (the strips are NOT spicy hot), 1 1/2 tsp salt, 1 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, 1/4 tsp garlic powder.

Dredging mix: 2 c. all purpose flour, 1 Tbsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt.

Dip chicken strips into sauce, then into flour mixture. Fry a few pieces at a time (depends on the size of your fryer) until they are done, takes about 4 or 5 minutes.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:34 AM

Country style Oven fried Chicken:

1 c. flour

2 tsp. garlic salt

2 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning

1/2 c. milk

1 egg, beaten

2 to 3 lb. chicken parts

In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients. In another bowl whisk together milk and egg. Roll chicken in flour mixture, then dip in egg mixture and roll again in flour mixture. Heat about 1/4 to 1/3 c. vegetable oil in a large skillet. Fry chicken in batches until golden brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Put chicken in a large cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until juices run clear.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:34 AM

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken breast, cut into 3/4 inch chunks
  • 2 Tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • salt and pepper

Sauce:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 3/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper (may also use black pepper)

16 oz. cooked spaghetti, linguini, fettucini or angel hair pasta

parsley

Cook chicken in olive oil with garlic and salt and pepper. While chicken is cooking, melt cream cheese and butter together in saucepan. Stir until smooth. Stir in milk, Parmesan cheese and pepper. Pour chicken and juices over spaghetti in a serving dish, then top with sauce and sprinkle parsley on top.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Italian Salad dressing mix:

  • 2 Tbsp. oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. basil
  • 1/4 tsp. celery salt

Stir all ingredients together.

To make dressing:

  • 1/4 c. vinegar
  • 2/3 c. vegetable or canola or olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. dry mix

Shake, whisk or stir well.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:35 AM
1 mom liked this

Homemade Ranch dressing mix:

  • 1/2 c. dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 c. finely crushed saltines
  • 1/4 c. dried minced onion
  • 1/4 c. garlic salt
  • 1/4 c. onion salt
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. dried dill weed.

Combine all ingredients, store in airtight container in fridge. Use 1 Tbsp. for recipes calling for 1 pkt of ranch dressing mix.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Spaghetti Sauce mix:

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
    1 Tablespoon dry onion flakes
    1 Tablespoon dry parsley flakes
    1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
    1 tsp. oregano
    1 tsp. minced garlic OR 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    1/4 tsp. sugar
    salt to taste

    Combine all ingredients and add to 15 oz. can of tomato sauce plus 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes. Cook until thick. May add browned sausage or ground beef, green peppers, olives, mushrooms, etc.....

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Homemade Taco seasoning mix:

  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. salt (may use less)
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 beef boullion cube or 1 tsp. instant beef boullion
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sugar.


Mix together and use with 3/4 c. water to make taco meat. Can also substitute in any recipe calling for 1 pkt taco seasoning mix. Can add red pepper flakes if desired

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Sweet French dressing (Catalina style)

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup catsup
  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 1/2 c. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika, or chili powder if you like a bit of a bite


Whisk all ingredients together until mixed well. Store in refrigerator.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Honey BBQ Sauce

  • 1 1/4 c. ketchup
  • 1/3 c. white vinegar
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder

Combine all ingredients in small saucepan over medium heat. Stor well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes.

 

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:36 AM


Copycat Manwich

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 cup. ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. dried onion flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped green pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. prepared mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. celery seed

Brown ground beef. Mix rest of ingredients together and add to browned meat. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes and serve on toasted buns.

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