Budget Cooking Guide

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Budget Cooking Guide
The Secret to Making Cheap Meat Tender and Tasty
Memorize these tricks to end up with tender, great tasting meat every time.
The Secret to Making Cheap Meat Tender and Tasty
Memorize these tricks to end up with tender, great tasting meat every time.

Healthy Budget-Friendly Recipes

Tuna, White Bean & Dill Salad
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Take canned tuna to new heights by adding cannellini beans, red onion and dill, tossing it in a lemon-pepper-Dijon dressing and serving it over a spinach salad with canned beets.
Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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Don't tell your kids, but we snuck a whole head of cauliflower into these garlic mashed potatoes. The cauliflower, garlic and potatoes are all cooked at the same time and mashed with butter and cream cheese. Your kids will love this side dish and the best part is you won't have to remind them to eat their vegetables!
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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This incredibly simple and quick recipe for roasted sweet potatoes relies on the most basic of seasonings--olive oil, salt and pepper. Ready in just 30 minutes, it's a great side dish for a family dinner on a busy weeknight but because it's so easy and delicious, it can also be doubled or tripled and served at larger gatherings.
Fresh Corn Cakes with Cilantro Cream
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When corn stands are full of fresh, tasty corn in late summer, grab a few extra ears for this 35-minute corn cake recipe. Loaded with fresh corn, carrot and green pepper, each patty is cooked until crispy and golden-brown and served with a cilantro-lime yogurt dip.
Sweet & Spicy Steam-Fried Collard Greens
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In a departure from typical Southern-style all-day stewed greens, these collards are sautéed first with a small amount of fat and then steamed, meaning tender-crisp healthy greens on the table in under a half hour.
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