Appetizers & Party Food · money

The Salsa Industrial Complex & My Cheap 5 Minute Salsa Recipe

Salsa is the second most popular condiment in the United States, the first is mayo and the third is ketchup. That’s right, Americans buy more salsa than ketchup! Every year the salsa industrial complex (couldn’t resist) generates $764,299,900 in sales distributing 271,312,400 units in the United States alone. The difference in these numbers is important because it’s a… Continue reading The Salsa Industrial Complex & My Cheap 5 Minute Salsa Recipe

Appetizers & Party Food

Vegan Garlic Ginger Wontons-$4.83 recipe/$0.14 a wonton

If you’re looking for the perfect party food for vegan and non-vegan guests alike these creamy wontons totally hit the spot. This recipe makes a whopping 35 wontons and can be served with a variety of sauces- I used teriyaki, but you could also serve them with duck sauce, chili oil, or soy sauce. Folding… Continue reading Vegan Garlic Ginger Wontons-$4.83 recipe/$0.14 a wonton

Appetizers & Party Food · Entrees

Baked Cheesy Potato Broccoli Bites- $7.32 recipe/ $0.21 per patty

Like many of my favorite recipes this was the result of a craving and a wild idea that I had. I was hungry for something small and portable that was savory and creamy, but also chock full of fresh veggies! These are perfect as an entree, I served mine with homemade coleslaw and cucumber yogurt… Continue reading Baked Cheesy Potato Broccoli Bites- $7.32 recipe/ $0.21 per patty

Appetizers & Party Food

BBQ Breaded Portobello Bites- $4.36 recipe/$0.24 per slice

  These are so, so, so, good.   Ingredients 2 portobello mushrooms ($2.99) 1 cup plain breadcrumbs ($0.35) (For the marinade) 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar ($0.20) 3 tbsp. ketchup ($0.30) 2 tbsp. bbq sauce (store bought or your own) ($0.30) 1 tsp. worcestershire sauce ($0.10) 1 tsp. mollases ($0.12) Step by Step 1. Preheat… Continue reading BBQ Breaded Portobello Bites- $4.36 recipe/$0.24 per slice

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Egyptian Olive Tapenade

Dry oil cured and kalamata olives come together perfectly with Eqyptian duqqa (or dakka), a blend of spices frequently used in Egyptian side dishes, dips, and spreads. Served on good fresh bread with some zacusca (Romanian vegetable spread) , it’s a perfectly elegant international appetizer. I’ll be posting the recipe for homemade zacusca later, but… Continue reading Egyptian Olive Tapenade

Appetizers & Party Food

Creamy Jalapeño Potato Skins- $2.75 recipe/ $0.17 per potato skin

These are great for frugal entertaining at home. They’re the perfect finger food- savory, creamy, and portable- plus they only cost $0.17 each. Ingredients- ($2.75 recipe/$0.17 per potato skin) 8 small Idaho potatoes ($1.11) 2 jalapeños ($0.36) 1 tbsp. butter ($0.15) 1/2 tsp. onion powder ($0.03) 1 tsp. chili powder ($0.05) 1 tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro… Continue reading Creamy Jalapeño Potato Skins- $2.75 recipe/ $0.17 per potato skin