Easy Costco freezer meals

Easy Costco Freezer Meal Plans (Less Than $5/Meal!)

Main Dish|Make Ahead/Freezer Meal|Meat and Poultry
Affordable Freezer Meal Plans for Beginners If you've been around Fabulessly Frugal for a while, you've probably noticed that we LOVE meal prepping. Cooking and planning meals takes a lot of time and energy so we love anything that makes it a bit easier! That's why we've posted our 30-minute meals, our own freezer meal recipes, and I've even released a freezer meal eBook which has my 20 favorite meal prep recipes in it. (That guide is great for beginners, by the way.) Needless... Read this post
Recipes to feed a crowd

Feeding a Crowd: Menu Ideas, Easy Meals, and Tips

Meat and Poultry|Recipe Roundup|Pasta
Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for Feeding a Crowd I've got 8 kids. Some would say I feed a crowd on a fairly regular basis! But seriously, I really enjoy entertaining and feeding a crowd! So today I'm sharing some of my favorite menu ideas and recipes... Read this post
How to freeze pineapple

How to Freeze Pineapple (Can You?)

Fruits|Tips|Canning & Preserving
Can You Freeze Pineapple? Pineapple is a delicious fruit and I love when I can get my hands on some, but it doesn't have a very long shelf life. In the fridge, a pineapple will only last about 3-4 days, if you're lucky! There are ways to lengthen... Read this post
quick easy boston cream pie recipe

Quick & Easy Boston Cream Pie Recipe

Desserts|Oven|Meatless
Cake Mix Trick This tip will improve your cake mix. I found this trick in the comments of a post on Tidy Mom, from a pastry chef named Shelly. (Thanks!)  Look at the directions on the cake mix box... Add one more egg (or add two additional... Read this post
Easy sweetened condensed milk recipe and substitute

How to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk Fast

Egg Free|Butter|No Bake
Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe Did you know that you could make your own sweetened condensed milk? For the longest time, I thought you could only get sweetened condensed milk in cans from the grocery store. With this easy sweetened condensed... Read this post
The best way how to shred chicken

How to Shred Chicken with a Mixer (So Fast)

Meat and Poultry|Chicken|Tips
How to Shred Chicken Fast Chicken is a staple meat in my house! Often times it is one of the most inexpensive meats and it is so good for us! I have SO many recipes that call for shredded chicken and I used to dread doing any of them because I would... Read this post

Tips and Ideas for Making Cold Lunches Easy and Cool {From a Mother of 8}

Healthy|Back to School|Tips
When it's time for the kids to get back to school and summer or winter break, I have mixed emotions (P.S. - pic on the left is from 2008! My two oldest have graduated and my littlest, who isn't even pictured, is 4!). In many ways, I love having... Read this post
Frugal freezer meal cooking recipes

Freezer Cooking Recipes, Benefits, and Tips

Make Ahead/Freezer Meal|Tips|DIY
I have a confession... I hate meal planning. No really. I hate thinking about what to make for dinner, as it usually dawns on me at about 5:30 that people are hungry. It's not fun. I don't like that question, "What's for dinner?". I usually answer... Read this post
Fat free chicken broth recipe

Easy Fat-Free Chicken Broth Recipe

Egg Free|Meat and Poultry|Salt
How to Make Fat-Free Chicken Broth for Cheap There are a lot of recipes that call for chicken broth but it can be pretty expensive sometimes to go out and buy it from the supermarket. That's why I love this homemade fat-free chicken broth recipe. Now... Read this post

Easy Microwave Bacon + 3 Rookie Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make!

Egg Free|Meat and Poultry|Christmas
Bacon is glorious. But it sometimes there just isn't time to sit and fry bacon on the stove. Plus that's quite the mess and you'll be smelling like bacon grease for hours. Let me change your life right now people. Microwave Bacon, results in some fast... Read this post

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Egg Free|Oven|Meat and Poultry
Ah bacon, how we love thee. But let's be honest... cooking bacon on the stove is messy. That's why I've fallen in love with whipping up a batch of bacon in the oven! At times, I'll cook bacon in the microwave too, but overall, I prefer the chewy delicious... Read this post
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