Budget Meals

Leftover Night Simplified!  Easy BBQ Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie

Leftover Night Simplified! Easy BBQ Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie

Do you love leftovers?  We sure do!  On leftover night D.J. always talks about how his Mom took leftovers and made something completely different with them, so I channeled his Mom, and made this BBQ Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie using the leftover CrockPot Pulled Pork […]

Simple and Delicious Asian Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Fresh Ingredients from Sprouts Farmers Market

Simple and Delicious Asian Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Fresh Ingredients from Sprouts Farmers Market

Do you like saving money on groceries?  Have you ever been to Sprouts Farmers Market?  If you’ve been following Mom’s Bistro for a while then you know that it is my absolute FAVORITE grocery store.  The store is filled with fresh ingredients, and their prices […]

Just In Time For Super Bowl Sunday!  Philly Cheese Steak Crescent Cups Make The Perfect Appetizer or Week Night Dinner!

Just In Time For Super Bowl Sunday! Philly Cheese Steak Crescent Cups Make The Perfect Appetizer or Week Night Dinner!

All the flavors of a Philly Cheese Steak stuffed inside a light and flaky crescent roll. As I have been scrolling down my Facebook feed, I saw this really awesome and quick video about how someone used won ton wrappers, and filled them with all […]

A Simple 15 Minute Spaghetti Dinner Your Family Will Love!  5 Ingredient Spaghetti with Garlic and Oil Recipe

A Simple 15 Minute Spaghetti Dinner Your Family Will Love! 5 Ingredient Spaghetti with Garlic and Oil Recipe

Spaghetti Aglio Olio, or Spaghetti with Garlic and Oil is a classic Italian dish encompassing the fresh flavors of parsley with fruity olive oil and roasted garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Usually when I talk spaghetti, I mean traditional Spaghetti and Meatballs, […]

Start Your Year Off Right With Black Eyed Peas – Black Eyed Pea and Corn Salsa

Start Your Year Off Right With Black Eyed Peas – Black Eyed Pea and Corn Salsa

Happy New Year!  2016 is going to be a great year full of budget friendly meal plans and delicious kid approved recipes.  Like I mentioned yesterday, tradition says that black eyed peas are good luck when eaten on the first day of the New Year. […]

A Lucky Recipe To Bring You Fortune In 2016!  Easy Pasta Fagoli (Pasta Fazool) with Black Eyed Peas

A Lucky Recipe To Bring You Fortune In 2016! Easy Pasta Fagoli (Pasta Fazool) with Black Eyed Peas

According to tradition, eating Black Eyed Peas on New Years Day will bring you good fortune in the year to come.  This Pasta Fagoli is a fast and delicious way to eat your black eyed peas. Traditionally, pasta fagoli, pronounced “pasta fazool”, is made with […]

Start 2016 By Saving Money!  Easy CrockPot Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Start 2016 By Saving Money! Easy CrockPot Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Skip the take out and save money with this easy, slow cooked, kid-friendly CrockPot Beef and Broccoli recipe. We love Asian food, but take-out is really expensive.  This take-out fake-out version of CrockPot Beef and Broccoli will only cost you around $5 to feed a family of […]

CrockPot BBQ Pulled Pork Is Always A Good Choice

CrockPot BBQ Pulled Pork Is Always A Good Choice

Pulled pork!  An American classic slow cooked at a low temperature, making the pork so tender that it just melts in your mouth. BBQ Pulled Pork is my absolute FAVORITE food.  When we lived in North Carolina, D.J. and I had a standing date-night at […]

A Quick and Easy Meatless Monday Meal Using Leftover Spaghetti Sauce – Easy Kid-Friendly 30 Minute Stuffed Shells Recipe

A Quick and Easy Meatless Monday Meal Using Leftover Spaghetti Sauce – Easy Kid-Friendly 30 Minute Stuffed Shells Recipe

Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce is a staple in our house.  If it’s not in the fridge, there is a container of it in the freezer ready for another meal.   We use Spaghetti Sauce for everything from Cabbage Rolls to Baked Ziti and even Homemade Pizza. […]

Don’t Forget!  Save The Turkey and Finish Up Your Thanksgiving Leftover By Making This 30-Minute Turkey Noodle Soup with Homemade Turkey Broth | Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Noodle Soup and Homemade Turkey Broth Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

Don’t Forget! Save The Turkey and Finish Up Your Thanksgiving Leftover By Making This 30-Minute Turkey Noodle Soup with Homemade Turkey Broth | Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Noodle Soup and Homemade Turkey Broth Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

Not only does this recipe for Turkey Noodle Soup use up Thanksgiving Leftovers, the turkey bones make so much Homemade Turkey Broth that you’ll have homemade broth for about 3 months!  Thank you turkey!  Recipes that give me multiple meals are my favorite!  Theres just […]

A Halloween Recipe Guaranteed To Impress Your Kids – Hot Dog Spiders In Dirt with Homemade CrockPot BBQ Baked Beans Recipe | Homemade Beaners and Wieners

A Halloween Recipe Guaranteed To Impress Your Kids – Hot Dog Spiders In Dirt with Homemade CrockPot BBQ Baked Beans Recipe | Homemade Beaners and Wieners

Who doesn’t love beaners and wieners?  It’s a kid-friendly recipe sure to impress any night of the week.  This recipe for Homemade CrockPot BBQ Baked Beans uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and some dried navy beans.  These beans cook all day […]

Something Else To Make with Leftover Spaghetti Sauce!  Everyone’s Favorite Italian Dinner – The BEST Chicken Parmesan Recipe You’ll Ever Have

Something Else To Make with Leftover Spaghetti Sauce! Everyone’s Favorite Italian Dinner – The BEST Chicken Parmesan Recipe You’ll Ever Have

Here is another great kid-friendly recipe that’s perfect as the nights start to cool off.  Chicken Parmesan is probably the dish that I cook most often for dinner guests.  It’s even the very first thing that DJ made me for dinner when we started dating. […]

Meatless Monday’s Never Tasted So Good!  Easy Kid-Friendly 3 Bean Vegetarian Chili Recipe with Quinoa

Meatless Monday’s Never Tasted So Good! Easy Kid-Friendly 3 Bean Vegetarian Chili Recipe with Quinoa

This chili will even impress all of the meat lovers in your life!  Make this meatless chili next Monday and impress everyone with how much flavor you packed into this veggie filled dish! We love chili around here.  It’s almost as popular as my CrockPot […]

Another Use For Leftover Spaghetti Sauce – Easy One Hour Kid-Friendly Italian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Another Use For Leftover Spaghetti Sauce – Easy One Hour Kid-Friendly Italian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Tender cabbage leaves are filled with savory Italian meats, cheese and topped with my go-to recipe for everything, CrockPot Spaghetti Sauce.  These cabbage rolls are sure to impress anyone you serve them too, even your kids.  We call Cabbage Rolls “Meatball Surprise Packages” because everyone […]

A Cozy Fall Twist on Leftovers Ready In Only 20 Minutes – Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup with Leftover Chicken

A Cozy Fall Twist on Leftovers Ready In Only 20 Minutes – Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup with Leftover Chicken

A warm and cozy bowl of homemade Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice soup is easier than you think and is ready in less time than you imagined! This recipe starts with homemade cream of chicken soup.  Making homemade cream of chicken soup takes about 5 minutes […]

It’s Easier Than You Think!  Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup – Ditch The Can with This Simple 5 Minute Substitution for Cream of Chicken Soup from Scratch

It’s Easier Than You Think! Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup – Ditch The Can with This Simple 5 Minute Substitution for Cream of Chicken Soup from Scratch

This recipe is so easy, you’ll start to wonder why you’ve never made homemade cream of chicken soup before.  Use this recipe for any of your favorite recipes that call for cream of chicken soup. Cream of Chicken Soup can be used in so many […]