Chicken Marsala-quick and easy.

Sundays we eat just two meals, breakfast and then a midday dinner. This helps my budget and sanity. Generally, we get up and are out the door to the grocery store by 6:45 AM! I always wake up between five and six AM even when I don’t want to so I put that time to…

Blueberry Lemon Cake

This super moist cake is worth the short amount of time it takes to put together!  It’s so lemony and the glaze on the top balances out the whole thing. I talk a lot about food, I am sure you have noticed. I can do without on a whole lot of things but feel if…

Chinese Fried Rice Tutorial

I made a Chinese dinner for us the other night.  Making our own saved us so much money as opposed to ordering out.  I did Pot Stickers  https://yankeefrugalist.com/2017/03/08/how-to-make-chinese-pot-stickers/ and Sweet and Sour Shrimp https://yankeefrugalist.com/2016/11/02/sweet-and-sour-shrimp/  Talk about yummy! Fried Rice is actually pretty easy to make.  I high recommend a non stick pan for this, it makes…

How to Make Chinese Pot Stickers

I love Chinese food, don’t you?  I don’t care for the MSG though and salt and I can control these things when I make it myself.  We generally have these pot stickers, fried rice and sweet and sour shrimp, I did a post on that awhile back, if you’d like to try that:  https://yankeefrugalist.com/2016/11/02/sweet-and-sour-shrimp/  …

Apple Coffee Cake Tutorial

This Apple Coffee Cake is the most scrumptious stuff!  The inside is so moist and the tart apples I used really do shine through in this recipe. A must have, trust me! I can’t express how very much I like to bake.  I can’t say I am a wonderful baker though.  It has taken me…

Pecan Pie-A Simple Easy Dessert

It’s valentines day and I decided to make my husband some pecan bars that he thought looked yummy.  I thought they looked pretty good.  It seemed simple enough, you make a crust and then you pour over the filling and bake.  Until I looked at the recipe, the first ingredient 2 pounds of pecans!  Do…

How to make Fried Haddock

Fried Haddock is not difficult to make.  A good solid pan (we prefer cast iron for this), some vegetable oil, cornmeal, flour and that is all you need! First you will need about half a pound of fish per person, more if you have some heavy eaters.  Here in New England we are often lucky…

Grown-Up Grilled Cheese

First of all, I cannot tell you how very much I love my grill, griddle, panini press thingy we bought a few years now. Best ever invention for making something quickly and easily. We make pancakes, french toast, grilled cheese, grilled chicken, hamburgers and all the rest on this thing. If I pound out a…

Apple Crisp-Frugal and Delicious

I hate waste.  My granddaughter came to stay and she had me buy some yellow delicious apples but she didn’t eat them.  I don’t care for yellow delicious apples to eat raw so I thought I’d make some Apple Crisp with them instead.  I got some Cortland’s to go along with the three I had…

Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Casserole

  We are having a Ham at Christmas dinner and yes I will be using the scraps for this dish!  It really is yummy.  You can freeze the leftover ham in cubes for this dish.  I’d just leave them in the refrigerator to thaw the day before.  I am so into USING it all UP!…

How to Feed 8 people with two pounds of fish?

How DO you stretch so much fish to feed so many people?  Make New England Fish Chowder of course! INGREDIENTS 4 slices of bacon chopped 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large onion chopped 2 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes (I don’t even peel mine but you can) 1 oz container of chicken stock Kosher or sea salt…