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...
Our neighbor shared some zucchini from his family’s garden with us this week and I immediately wanted to make some zucchini bread.
I had a can of pumpkin hanging around so I decided to use it in place of some of the large quantity of oil that my zucchini bread recipes usually calls for. The result was this delicious pumpkin zucchini bread!
I love pumpkin recipes year-round and am a firm believer that you shouldn’t have to wait until fall to enjoy some pumpkin goodness. Read more...
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...
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...
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...
Give me some rice noodles and veggies slathered in spicy peanut sauce and I am a happy girl.
When I saw Andrew Zimmern’s Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles I wanted to make it for my family but needed a version that isn’t “numbing and spicy” so my two-year-old can enjoy it, too.
I’ve been working on a version that is kid-friendly while still full of flavor and goodness. Here are the results with some pictures of my version and my recipe! Read more...
Like many of you, I am IN LOVE with my Instant Pot (generic version, not-sure-what-brand but it works). This Instant Pot ham and bean soup might be the best thing I’ve made yet!
I’ve 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 30 minutes.
The recipes that have turned out best so far have been soups and chilis. Read more...
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...
This post is sponsored by Harris Teeter, but all opinions are my own.
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...
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 no butter adapted version with y’all below because they turned out so soft and delicious, you really would never guess they are no butter cookies. Read more...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Originally published February 14th, 2015
Sometimes 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...
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.
A simple but impressive dessert – Berry Mascarpone Shortbread Tart
A super easy and refreshing salad – Corn and Chickpea Fiesta Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing from A Teaspoon of Happiness
A festive and delicious cocktail – Disney’s Blue Glowtini Recipe
And some super amazing homemade salsa – 5-Minute Homemade Salsa
Happy Independence Day everyone! Read more...