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Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake

on September 2, 2018

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I think it’s fair to say that September is officially the start of pumpkin season, right?

I am a pumpkin lover year-round but I can’t get enough of it this time of year. Yesterday I made this easy pumpkin cheesecake and it turned out incredibly good. Move over pumpkin pie.

The best part? It took about five minutes to throw it together using my stand mixer.

Don’t be misled, it still takes 50-60 minutes to bake (it is an actual cheesecake) and about another hour to cool. Read more...

5 Perfect Recipes for Your Labor Day Cookout

on August 16, 2018

I’ve rounded up some recipes from my closest blogging friends that are perfect for your end-of-summer cookout!

Labor Day is quickly approaching and many are celebrating the close of the summer season – unless you live in the South and summer weather drags on until October. I’d love to bring out those Fall sweaters but that is months away!

Hopefully, you’ll have many more opportunities this year to get together with friends and enjoy some nice weather. Read more...

Easy Lemon Raspberry Ricotta Cake

on August 13, 2018

An easy and delicious Lemon Raspberry Ricotta Cake that great for dessert or brunch! #easyrecipe

If you need a cake that is easy to make AND impressive, look no further than this super moist and delicious Lemon Raspberry Ricotta Cake.

This Italian dessert has a pound cake-like texture and is pretty rich, thanks to the stick of butter and whole milk ricotta. The lemon and raspberries complement the richness nicely.

I’m not at all ashamed to admit I eat this for breakfast. It is good for an afternoon snack, too! Read more...

Budget Luxury: 7 Tips For Self-Respecting Foodies

on August 2, 2018

I was compensated for this post but all opinions are my own.

If you are a food lover like me, meal times are the highlights of your day.

Although food is life, it’s also expensive. The best joints and the tastiest treats cost tens, and sometimes hundreds of bucks.

For a person with a family to care for, this is too much to fork out on meals. Sorry, but you’re going to have to stick to a budget and grin and bear it. Read more...

Instant Pot Ham & White Bean Soup

on April 22, 2018

Like many of you, I am IN LOVE with my Instant Pot (generic version, not sure what but it works).

I’m been trying out tons of recipes I used to make in my crockpot and I get a huge thrill when what used to take half a day is ready in like 20 minutes.

The recipes that have turned out best so far have been soups and chilis. I guess it’s because they have plenty of liquid to help the pressure cooker get up to pressure without any issues. Read more...

Easy Homemade Fresh Salsa

on March 19, 2018

Cheap, easy, and delicious homemade fresh salsa that you can make in 5 minutes! #easyrecipes

I go through phases of being totally obsessed with chips and salsa. I’m not the only one… right??

I’ve been on a salsa kick recently and dragged this fresh recipe out of the archives. It’s super fresh and tastes like summer in a jar – even though you could make it any time of year because it uses all canned ingredients!

The best part is that this homemade fresh salsa takes five minutes or less to make. Read more...

Easy Veggie Fried Rice

on February 19, 2018

This post is sponsored by Harris Teeter, but all opinions are my own.
Easy Veggie Fried Rice Recipe - Get a healthy dinner on the table in 20 minutes with this organic fried rice recipe #sponsored @harristeeter

Homemade veggie fried rice is one of my all-time favorite things to eat. I swear I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and sometimes I do!)

Today I’ve partnered with Harris Teeter Organics to show you how to make a super-easy organic veggie fried rice at home.

This veggie fried rice is WAY healthier than take-out and uses frozen veggies to cut down prep time. Read more...

No-Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies {Recipe}

on December 1, 2017

Last week I was craving some yummy cinnamon-and-sugar-coated Snickerdoodle cookies like my grandparents used to make.

I was all excited to make some when I discovered I was out of butter, one of the main ingredients in my recipe. Arggghh.

I’m a determined sort of gal so I scoured the web for a recipe for Snickerdoodle cookies without butter.  It wasn’t easy, but I eventually tracked one down!

I’m sharing my adapted version with y’all below because the cookies turned out so soft and delicious, you really would never guess they are butter-free. Read more...

Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Waffles {Recipe}

on October 26, 2017

I have no shame about being a pumpkin junkie. I have a board dedicated to pumpkin recipes on Pinterest, which I consult when I am in the mood for something pumpkiny. The mood can strike at any time of year, but it strikes most often in the fall – like right now.

Today I’m sharing my recipe for Pumpkin Spice Waffles with you because they are my current obsession.

The past two weekends I have made a batch on Sunday, threw the rest in the fridge, and enjoyed them warmed up in the toaster for breakfast all week! Read more...

12 Cheap & Easy Snacks for New Moms

on September 9, 2017

Guest Post by Natalie Michele from Maternity at Home

New motherhood comes with the huge challenge of feeding yourself as you keep up with the demands of your newborn baby. As a new mom, you will be sleep deprived, and your body will need nutritious foods as you recover.

Here’s the good news – there are plenty of ways to make certain that you eat healthily while you care for your baby! Read more...

10 Weeks of Easy & Budget-Friendly Dinner Recipes

on August 14, 2017

Lots of inspiration for getting dinner on the table! Easy and budget friendly recipes for dinner on the cheap.

Readers often ask for easy, budget-friendly dinner recipes here at The Frugal South. So today I’m sharing LOTS of recipes in one post!

For a year I shared my weekly dinner meal plan here on the blog. I made affordable, healthy, and easy dinners a habit, so now I have a huge collection of go-to dinners that I make regularly!

So here’s ten weeks’ worth of my favorite dinner recipes from my year of meal planning… I hope you find some inspiration for planning meals! Read more...

Chinese New Year Recipe Round Up!

on January 23, 2017

The lunar new year is this Saturday – more commonly known as Chinese New Year! I like to serve up something Asian-inspired to commemorate the holiday, so here are some of my favorite easy and delicious recipes to celebrate Chinese New Year. 

Fried Rice from Gimme Some Oven – My favorite fried rice recipe – so easy and better than takeout!

Chinese Orange Chicken from Damn Delicious – I’ve made this recipe more times than I can count. Read more...

Pumpkin, Pecan, & Cinnamon Chip Muffins

on October 9, 2016

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Here is a quick recipe for some pumpkin muffins in case you are pumpkin obsessed like I am. I suggest pairing these with a homemade pumpkin spice latte and enjoying every moment of the fall (my favorite season, of course!)

The pecans and cinnamon chips make these muffins pretty irresistible. They are also super moist (which means they can turn soggy), so I suggest keeping them covered with a kitchen towel instead of sealing them up to store them. Read more...

My recent favorite easy dinner recipes

on August 14, 2016

As you may know, I haven’t been meal planning lately. I shared a weekly meal plan for about a year here on the blog (you can view all of my meal plans here) and I felt like I had accumulated enough “go-to” recipes that I didn’t need a formal meal plan to guide my shopping and cooking anymore.

That said, I have found some awesome recipes lately that I’ve been wanting to share! Read more...

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies {Recipe}

on July 9, 2016

Originally published February 14th, 2015

IMG_0229Sometimes life just calls for some homemade chocolate chip cookies, right?

This is my go-to recipe because it uses vegetable oil instead of butter (making them much more affordable) and has a unique taste thanks to both vanilla and almond extracts.

I have the recipe memorized because I have made them so many times. I wrote it down for y’all so you can make them, too. Read more...

Some recipes for your July 4th celebrations…

on July 3, 2016

We are staying home and having a pretty chill July 4th this year. We are definitely still recovering from our recent house remodeling!

Here are some recipes that are perfect for celebrating with family and friends.

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A simple but impressive dessert – Berry Mascarpone Shortbread Tart 

 

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A super easy and refreshing salad – Corn and Chickpea Fiesta Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing from A Teaspoon of Happiness

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A festive and delicious cocktail – Disney’s Blue Glowtini Recipe

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And some super amazing homemade salsa – 5-Minute Homemade Salsa

Happy Independence Day everyone! Read more...

Easy Chicken Biscuit Pot Pie {Recipe}

on April 20, 2016

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Here are the words that frequent my recipe searches lately: “healthy”, “easy”, “one-pot”, “simple”, “fast”… noticing a theme here? 😉 I guess I’ve realized I just don’t have the patience (or time really) for recipes that require 40 minutes of prep or that use every dish in my kitchen!

So in the spirit of fast and easy, here is my take on a favorite comfort food – chicken pot pie. I’ve made it easy by using rotisserie chicken, frozen vegetables, and frozen biscuits for the topping. Read more...

French Green Lentils with Smoked Sausage {Recipe}

on March 10, 2016

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Here’s an easy weeknight recipe that I’ve been making regularly for years. It is nice change of pace and I love that it’s packed with protein, fiber, and FLAVOR – a rare combination!

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The main ingredient, French green lentils (also known as lentilles du Puy), are an especially tasty and tender type of lentil. They also hold their shape better than other types of lentils, which helps to avoid mushy lentil syndrome (yuck). Read more...


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