Cooking at home made easy | The Frugalista

Cooking at home made easy

by frugalista on August 2, 2010

True confession: some days, I don’t know what to make for dinner. Yes, I am a big fan of cooking at home, but when you do it all of the time, it’s easy to run out of recipes. I mean, really, how many times can you make a stir fry in one week? Because I love saving money, I aim to cook at home as often as possible.

So I have a few websites that I go to when I’m in a bind about what to prepare for dinner. You can check them out and let me know if they help you out with your home cooking.

1) Supercook.com: If you tell this website what you have lying around your kitchen cabinets and refrigerator, it will find out a meal based around what you already have in your home. Food waste is a major problem in America, with the average American wasting $1,200 per year in uneaten food. This recipe is especially helpful if you have some vegetables or any other food in the home at risk of becoming spoiled. On supercook.com, the Acapulco Chicken recipe is a favorite!

2) Whatthef*ckshouldImakefordinner.com: Ok, this website has a super edgy name, but it never fails to deliver the goods. Once you log on, the site has a recipe picked out for you that you can click on to access. If you are a vegetarian or don’t like the suggested meal that’s been selected, you can click on other tabs on the site and keep searching for meals that you like. What I like about the site is that it picks out meals for you, which makes you get out of your comfort zone when preparing meals. If left to my own devices, I would find a way to cook the same type of dish every day and that’s not good. Let this website help you decide what to cook.

3) 5dollardinners.com: This blogger has done an excellent job of gathering affordable dinner recipes. The site is really well organized and the site does a good job of offering up more than bean dishes for cheap meals. The site offers desserts, salads, stews, and whatever else for under $5.

4) Allrecipes.com: The name says it all. ‘Nuff said!

Foodies of the world, let’s unite! How do you figure out what to cook each night? What are your favorite recipe sites? Sharing is caring!

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