COOKING ON A DIME

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QueenBea
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COOKING ON A DIME

Post by QueenBea » Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:59 am

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Hello Fellow Zazzites,

Nowadays people are struggling to put delicious meals on the table because the cost of food is so outrageous. Most families are going over budget weekly, having to dig into another pocket to make ends “meat”. We are doing without other things just so we can feed our families.

Let’s help each other out by making it our mission to find recipes that won’t make a dent in our wallets.

This tag game can help us all with weekly meal planning. If one plans for the week, it is easier to stay on budget. No food goes to waste because you know what you are cooking ahead of time and you know what you need for the week.

Below you will find different food categories with our members’ favorite, affordable recipes. You do not need to stick to those recipes, feel free to tag any budget-friendly recipe you find anywhere. Post the link in this thread, make it, review it, and report back here letting us know how it turned out. It would be great if you could mention Zazz in the review to promote the game and this site. ;)

Like our other tag games, you will have two weeks to make the recipes you tag. If for some reason, you cannot make it within the two weeks, please let us know here in this game thread and an extension will be issued.

Mission… “Cooking On A Dime” Happy Tagging :)

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Re: COOKING ON A DIME

Post by QueenBea » Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:59 am

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Tagged April 4th 2024, April 17th 2024
QueenBea tagging Dee's #recipe38957 Extension, now due April 24th

Tagged April 7th 2024, April 20th 2024
MsPia tagging QueenBea's #recipe26584

Tagged April 10th 2024, April 24th 2024
Gerry tagging Bea's Banana Berrie Smoothie
Gerry tagging Tismes #recipe19640
Gerry tagging Mikekey's #recipe42455

Tagged April 11th 2024, April 25th 2024
FEM tagging QueenBea's #recipe19612

Tagged April 20th 2024,May 4th 2024
Tisme tagging Luvcookn's #recipe42175
QueenBea tagging ellie's #recipe31728

QueenBea
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Re: COOKING ON A DIME

Post by QueenBea » Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:59 am

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Mikekey completed FEM's #recipe26431
Teresa's completed Dee's #recipe36250
QueenBea completed TeresaS' #recipe33452
QueenBea completed dienia b's #recipe19657
Mikekey completed dienia b's #recipe13181
QueenBea completed Dee's #recipe39491
TeresaS completed R/M's Panda Express Chow Mein Copycat
Mikekey completed Tisme's #recipe33916
MsPia completed QueenBea's #recipe1228
Tisme completed KittenCal's Kittencal's Famous Parmesan Meatballs
QueenBea completed Mary's #recipe5908
Teresa completed Chef Shapeweaver's #recipe8755
LIG completed QueenBea's #recipe6941
LIG completed Fantabulosity's Juicy Chicken Drumsticks in the Oven
LIG completed BreezerMom's #recipe37425
dienia b completed QueenBea's #recipe6340
QueenBea completed Dee's #recipe13340
Mikekey completed QueenBea's #recipe42298
QueenBea completed Dee's Aristocrat Java Rice Filipino
LIG completed Linky's Classic Egg Salad
LIG completed Mikekey's #recipe40129
MsPia completed Teresa's #recipe21522
Gerry completed Bea's #recipe42339
FEM completed Teresa's #recipe22582
FEM completed Teresa's #recipe21615
FEM completed Bergys #recipe29331
TeresaS completed Mikekey's #recipe11775
MsPia completed FEM's #recipe42176
LIG completed WhiskAffair's Spicy Lemon Garlic Baked Tilapia
LIG completed Mikekey's #recipe42456
LIG completed lazyme's Baby Carrots with Brown Sugar and Mustard
Teresa completed Bea's #recipe467
Mikekey completed Dee's Artistocrat Java Rice, Filipino
FEM completed Bea's #recipe21113
LIG completed Mikekey's Luck 'O The Irish Soup
LIG completed Dee's #recipe20098
LIG completed Lazyme's #recipe37011
FEM completed Dee's #recipe16723
Teresa completed Bea’s #recipe12171
Teresa completed Mikekey's Kumara (Sweet Potato) & Ginger Mash
QueenBea completed JostLori's #recipe20501
FEM completed Dienia's #recipe42458
FEM completed Dienia's #recipe38679
Tisme completed Bea's #recipe42380
MsPia completed Dienia's #recipe19657
Mikekey completed Bea's #recipe3290
Mikekey completed Dienia's #recipe36250
MsPia completed QueenBea's #recipe12171
MsPia completed FereverMama's #recipe22316
QueenBea completed MsPia's #recipe14213
QueenBea completed SwissMiss' #recipe6262
Gerry completed Bea's #recipe42298
LIG completed Teresas' WW Potatoes with Onions
QueenBea completed Mikekey's #recipe42456
ForeverMama completed Gerry's #recipe28504
ForeverMama completed Mikekey's Slow Cooker Potatoes au Gratin
Gerry completed Teresa's #recipe21997
MsPia completed Saveur's Amolesili Lobio (Stewed Red Beans and Walnuts)
Teresa completed JostLori's #recipe15378
QueenBea completed lovinretirement's #recipe5422
QueenBea completed lovinretirment's #recipe5317

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Re: COOKING ON A DIME

Post by QueenBea » Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:59 am

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These are budget-friendly recipes submitted for tagging by our members. You are not limited to just these recipes. You may tag any recipe you find that is budget-friendly or recipes that you have altered to make it budget-friendly

BEEF
#recipe3290
#recipe6390
#recipe4152
#recipe11906
#recipe42339
#recipe42152
#recipe18284
Balsamic Pot Roast (Slow Cooker)
Paul's Italian-Style Meatloaf
Shamrock Stew
Coffee Braised Pot Roast With Onion Sauce
Beef & Noodle Paprikash
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Roman Stew (Slow Cooker)
Aussie Meatloaf
#recipe41671
#recipe28583
#recipe1438
Ginger Beef
#recipe34974
#recipe11555
#recipe11661
#recipe38086
#recipe38063
#recipe13798
#recipe25547
#recipe22369
#recipe21554
#recipe21351
#recipe21615
#recipe21599
#recipe22374
#recipe24851
#recipe22235
#recipe41122
#recipe25545
#recipe36095
#recipe21596
#recipe31786
#recipe30728
#recipe15106
#recipe30728
#recipe16607
#recipe38237
#recipe13023
#recipe36544
#recipe26400
#recipe32983
#recipe16579
#recipe37139
#recipe41841
#recipe36903
#recipe28405
#recipe19043
#recipe41837
#recipe41863
#recipe36352
#recipe16579
#recipe33893
#recipe37853
#recipe40375
#recipe20507
#recipe35606
Budget Friendly Goulash
Sloppy Joes from Scratch
#recipe21477
#recipe5205
#recipe20907
#recipe1811
Dinner in a Dish Golden Oldie
#recipe7856
#recipe6262


BEVERAGES
#recipe15121
#recipe25670
#recipe25762
#recipe35604
#recipe15169


BREADS
#recipe24461
#recipe42176
#recipe17254
#recipe12861
#recipe31578
#recipe16552
#recipe38149
#recipe39322
#recipe42087
#recipe15130
#recipe19224
Feather Bread BM Bread or Buns


CANNING/PRESERVING
#recipe42380
#recipe42173
#recipe21536
#recipe23709
#recipe42425
#recipe25549
#recipe18381


DAIRY
#recipe42298
Buttermilk-Herb Salad Dressing (low-fat)
#recipe1288
#recipe12055
#recipe6919
#recipe5186
#recipe21113
#recipe6994
#recipe13181
#recipe21584
#recipe31520


DESSERTS
Banana Spice Cake
#recipe40387
#recipe41829
#recipe17980
#recipe16591
#recipe37375
#recipe38317
#recipe37550
#recipe22577
#recipe26444
#recipe25499
#recipe35005
#recipe19223
#recipe17652
#recipe21591


EGGS
#recipe34047
#recipe1554
#recipe487
#recipe7655
#recipe13921
#recipe7188
#recipe14045
#recipe7541
#recipe6340
#recipe28211
#recipe20996
#recipe454
#recipe2493
#recipe42389
#recipe34845
#recipe21571
#recipe21431
#recipe27349
#recipe33916
#recipe37171
#recipe31709


FATS/OILS
#recipe39740
#recipe39739


FISH/SEAFOOD
#recipe41432
#recipe1544
Spicy tuna dip
#recipe26584
#recipe19612
#recipe25822
#recipe12171
#recipe34459
#recipe34488
#recipe17824
#recipe3576
#recipe1229
#recipe25385
#recipe20910
#recipe16723
#recipe38696
#recipe23469
#recipe21522
#recipe25769
#recipe25911
#recipe25759
#recipe21918
#recipe39342
#recipe22316
#recipe25959
#recipe39303
#recipe30617
#recipe31560
#recipe40019
#recipe15410
#recipe25908
#recipe37176
#recipe42443


FRUITS/BERRIES
Banana Berry Smoothie
#recipe29174
#recipe15125
#recipe21536
#recipe38187
#recipe25548
#recipe27882


GAME MEAT
#recipe40922
#recipe11628
#recipe18478
#recipe12336
#recipe2102
#recipe925
#recipe12263
#recipe2492
#recipe24036
#recipe10394
#recipe13016
#recipe20766
#recipe19140
#recipe923
#recipe20298
#recipe37444
#recipe37445
#recipe37443
#recipe37442
#recipe30458
#recipe21084
#recipe19089
#recipe19087
#recipe37055

GRAINS
#recipe41375
#recipe40184
Lemon & Carrot Barley
Bunder Gerstensuppe (Swiss Barley Soup)
#recipe32973
#recipe21585
#recipe32113
#recipe22019
#recipe16891
#recipe16286
#recipe16278
#recipe14433
#recipe23840
#recipe23209
#recipe22893
#recipe20350
#recipe14728
#recipe33302
#recipe13367
#recipe31109
#recipe38573
#recipe40297
#recipe40238
#recipe21663


HERBS/SPICES/SEASONING MIXES
#recipe2065
#recipe7170
#recipe11028
Italian Herb Mix
Easy Garam Masala
Salt-Free Lemon Pepper Seasoning
Texas Barbecue Dry Rub
Basic Curry Powder
Scottish Mixed Spice
Salt-Free Seasoning Blend
Herbes de la Garrigue
Paprika Spice Rub
North African Dry Rub
#recipe10574
#recipe9498
#recipe38942
#recipe1806
#recipe12524
#recipe2321
Asian Seasoning
#recipe12367
#recipe13761
#recipe915
#recipe2881
#recipe1791
#recipe20668
#recipe5151
#recipe32973
#recipe40546
#recipe36221
#recipe38891
#recipe33155
#recipe41297
#recipe41449
#recipe36527
#recipe13180
#recipe36495
#recipe35432
#recipe41381
#recipe38432
#recipe36250
#recipe22883
#recipe33503
#recipe19459
#recipe23079
#recipe23073
#recipe23075


LAMB/MUTTON
#recipe35579


LEGUME/BEANS
#recipe42294
Turkish Red Lentil Soup
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
Hot and Spicy Black-Eyed Peas
#recipe42253
#recipe32086
#recipe23532
#recipe30021
#recipe19044
#recipe16567
#recipe5952
#recipe28504
#recipe28549


NUTS/SEEDS


PASTA
#recipe42152
#recipe41432
#recipe13551
#recipe13798
#recipe34685
#recipe42399
#recipe42422
#recipe42427
#recipe13868
#recipe32453
#recipe26363
Mrs. R's Tuna Noodle Casserole
Beef & Noodle Paprikash
Ham And Swiss “On Rye” Casserole
Quick Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
"Asian" Spaghetti-A Clean Out The Fridge Dish
#recipe22582
#recipe21594
#recipe24667
#recipe31699
#recipe36457
#recipe24410
#recipe40004
#recipe16550
#recipe19640
#recipe17515
Creamy Cajun Orzo and Sausage
#recipe40368
#recipe33495
#recipe31476


PORK
#recipe42398
#recipe41045
#recipe40198
Ham Pie
Slow Cooker Pork Marengo
#recipe19451
#recipe34461
#recipe3160
#recipe2283
#recipe1290
Potato Sausage Cheese Soup (Using Leftovers)
#recipe33452
#recipe13033
#recipe24161
#recipe38251
#recipe22585
#recipe40053
#recipe35777
#recipe40003
#recipe41837
#recipe41863
#recipe39048
#recipe38119
#recipe36543
#recipe42194
#recipe20507
#recipe22729
#recipe21524
#recipe21435
#recipe30685
#recipe25861
#recipe22695
#recipe2294


POULTRY
#recipe34186
#recipe42348
#recipe40674
#recipe40528
"Sick" (Or lazy) Day Chicken Soup
Grandma's Chicken-Barley Soup
Curried Chicken with Ginger and Yogurt (Crockpot)
Cheesy Chicken & Potato Chowder
Roasted Chicken With Nutmeg and Orange
Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties
Chicken Cuban Style
#recipe40030
#recipe13340
#recipe22664
#recipe21997
#recipe26576
#recipe33530
#recipe21578
#recipe21677
French Onion Thighs (slow cooker)
#recipe21414
#recipe26077
#recipe22001
#recipe28975
#recipe22563
#recipe41564
#recipe42177
#recipe39376
#recipe21910
#recipe32640
#recipe12866
#recipe22564
#recipe35171
#recipe26039
#recipe26455
#recipe36608
#recipe28437
#recipe37812
#recipe16572
#recipe36702
#recipe31520
#recipe39760
#recipe15100
#recipe41839
#recipe24845
#recipe21535
satay chicken
#recipe18686
Chicken, Rice And Spinach Soup
Turkey Thighs "Pot Roast" Style (Slow Cooker)
#recipe33537
#recipe29094
#recipe31887
#recipe23235
#recipe24265
#recipe12862
#recipe37056
#recipe37057
#recipe1022
#recipe22733
#recipe5203
#recipe22716
#recipe31387
#recipe3116
#recipe3109
#recipe23099
#recipe5551
#recipe2372


VEGETABLES
#recipe42307
#recipe42298
#recipe40648
#recipe40198
Buttermilk Scalloped Potatoes
Autumn Cauliflower Soup (Low Fat)
North African Soup (Vegetarian)
Paprika Roasted Cauliflower
Vegetarian Moroccan Stew
Stir-Fried Mushrooms & Broccoli
Beer Braised Carrots
Easy Vegetable Stock
#recipe17842
#recipe41664
#recipe39279
#recipe18363
#recipe19461
#recipe17799
#recipe24763
#recipe18302
#recipe23709
#recipe22172
#recipe20692
#recipe16306
#recipe41111
#recipe38345
#recipe34072
#recipe18406
#recipe16718
#recipe13467
#recipe13324
#recipe39268
#recipe30897
#recipe13552
#recipe21475
#recipe21675
Potato Sausage Cheese Soup (Using Leftovers)
#recipe22762
#recipe21981
#recipe22766
#recipe33531
#recipe31886
#recipe31769
#recipe23243
#recipe32485
#recipe37178
#recipe24231
#recipe36235
#recipe25985
#recipe26476
#recipe36754
#recipe38963
#recipe27113
#recipe33663
#recipe16487
#recipe25629
#recipe32656
#recipe39616
#recipe28239
#recipe12937
#recipe37212
#recipe39281
#recipe25919
#recipe41862
#recipe40081
#recipe38196
#recipe40004
#recipe36616
#recipe37549
#recipe39398
#recipe21761
#recipe13042
#recipe39401
#recipe39755
#recipe16783
#recipe35616
#recipe40377
#recipe40249
#recipe40315
#recipe17176
#recipe19221
#recipe15162
#recipe17244
#recipe17530
#recipe17863
#recipe19368
#recipe23634
#recipe34499
#recipe17638
#recipe19222
#recipe29015
#recipe33527
#recipe22813
#recipe28271
#recipe22987
#recipe25101
#recipe16588
#recipe39287
#recipe17255
#recipe2201
#recipe2233
#recipe28351
#recipe22717
#recipe31405
#recipe31458
#recipe7228
#recipe28694
#recipe28784
#recipe5955
#recipe7847
#recipe28333


OTHER
#recipe41665
Make Your Own Self-Rising Flour
Buttermilk Biscuit Mix (Homemade Bisquick)
Gluten-Free Baking Mix ("Bisquick")
Buttermilk Chive Dip
Onion Dip
#recipe37173
#recipe22283
#recipe15164
#recipe17384
Chuckwagon Marinade
#recipe5201
#recipe7456
#recipe1973
#recipe31474
#recipe2300

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Re: COOKING ON A DIME

Post by QueenBea » Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:00 am

:D

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Re: COOKING ON A DIME

Post by QueenBea » Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:00 am

:D

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Re: COOKING ON A DIME

Post by QueenBea » Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:05 am

Hello all,

This tag game will officially open on March 1st but you may post any budget-friendly recipes you would like to offer up to tag starting now. I will add them to the list as they come up :)

Mikekey
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Re: COOKING ON A DIME

Post by Mikekey » Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:33 pm

Tips:

Cooking on a budget doesn’t just mean “cheap”. Ways to stretch the budget also include making your own mixes, i.e. baking mix, spice mixes etc. Buy the basic herbs and spices, but use them to mix up your own, i.e. chili seasoning, ethnic mixes, etc. Do not buy premixed things like garam masala, Italian seasoning etc. you can find a lot of herb and spice mix recipes online.
If not a vegetarian, try a couple of meatless meal nights.
I don’t feel guilty at holidays buying a ham or leg of lamb, because you can make so many more meals with the leftovers.
And make soup, it can last for at least 2 meals.

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Re: COOKING ON A DIME

Post by Mikekey » Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:35 pm

Question, Bea. Do you need us to categorize our recipes or will you do that?

QueenBea
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Re: COOKING ON A DIME

Post by QueenBea » Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:44 pm

Mikekey wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:33 pm
Tips:

Cooking on a budget doesn’t just mean “cheap”. Ways to stretch the budget also include making your own mixes, i.e. baking mix, spice mixes etc. Buy the basic herbs and spices, but use them to mix up your own, i.e. chili seasoning, ethnic mixes, etc. Do not buy premixed things like garam masala, Italian seasoning etc. you can find a lot of herb and spice mix recipes online.
If not a vegetarian, try a couple of meatless meal nights.
I don’t feel guilty at holidays buying a ham or leg of lamb, because you can make so many more meals with the leftovers.
And make soup, it can last for at least 2 meals.
So true Mikekey. I make most of my own mixes also and keep them in mason jars. I prefer it that way as you know exactly what is in the product! And it is much cheaper, saving you money to "splurge" on something else. :)

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