Frugal Family Meals

& Repurposed Recipes

Feed your family good food on a broke budget.

Recent Recipes

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Frugal Foods

Feeding your family good food doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Here you’ll find foods that are cheap on a budget, not on flavor.

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Feed A Crowd

Just because you’re cutting back financially, doesn’t mean portion sizes have to change. Save money by buying and cooking in bulk ensuring you have dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow.

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Meet the author

Welcome! I’m Cali!

Ice cream brownie biscuit croissant ice cream donut. Macaroon candy tiramisu tiramisu jelly-o sweet roll cupcake topping. Sesame snaps danish caramels oat cake powder chocolate macaroon cake. Biscuit chupa chups candy canes caramels.

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Repurpose Leftovers

Learn to love leftovers again! Can’t eat the same thing for dinner again? This is a special section where we’re taking leftovers and transforming them into a new dish you can’t wait to sink your teeth into!

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Eat Homemade

Forget eating out or even purchasing everything from the store! Learn a new skill, save money, and build memories in the kitchen while cooking your favorite recipes and pantry staples from scratch. Being on a budget does not mean sacrificing health or flavor.

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Take the Homemade Challenge

Not sure where to start in cooking homemade? Learn the basics here such as starting your own herb garden, canning potatoes for long term use, and cooking dried beans instead of buying canned.

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Search by Appliance

One of the best ways to save money is by using what you have. If you have an Air Fryer, use it! If you have a Crock Pot, use it! If you have an ice cream maker, use that too!

Air Fryer Recipes


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Oven Recipes


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No Cooking Needed

Save on food and electricity with these no cooking needed recipes! No appliances other than your hands and maybe a little elbow grease.