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Need an easy weeknight meal? This Egg roll in a bowl recipe is packed with simple, fresh ingredients and inexpensive pantry staples. My version has ground pork (budget-friendly meat), double the veggies (like bagged broccoli slaw), and extra stir-fry sauce so it's more satisfying! Fix this healthy meal in only 30 minutes on the stove and serve it with rice or lettuce wraps for a quick dinner the whole family will love. Perfect for busy nights! (gluten-free, grain-free & dairy-free)
Looking for a quick & easy dinner that's jam-packed with flavor? Fix this spaghetti recipe in only 30 minutes with simple pantry & fridge ingredients like lemon, kalamata olives, salami, jarred sun-dried tomato, canned artichokes, garlic, butter & Parmesan cheese. If you love savory, salty & tangy food, you'll be in comfort food heaven eating this! Perfect for a cheap date night with some garlic bread & wine!
Looking for food & recipe inspiration for breakfast, lunch & dinner? I've rounded up the most popular posts published on The Rising Spoon in 2021! These recipes (like hamburger vegetable soup, chocolate covered strawberries & homemade vanilla extract) had the highest number of visitors and shares on social media in the past year, so if you haven't tried them yet...there's no better time than now.
Looking for a soup the everyone in the family will love (even kids & picky adults)? Fix a batch of this easy Hamburger Vegetable Soup on the stove & you'll have enough to serve 8 (or leftovers). It's packed with veggies like carrot, celery, cabbage, potatoes, sweet bell peppers & canned diced tomatoes so it's a cheap & budget-friendly way to stretch ground beef! It's also freezer friendly so you can prep it now & reheat later for dinner on a busy weeknight. (gluten-free & dairy-free)
Need to save money on food & drinks? Lower your grocery budget and eat healthier by learning how to make some simple homemade recipes instead of their store-bought counterpart. These are SO easy and use simple ingredients so pick one today to add to your meal plan. Here are some ideas to get you started: chicken broth, bread, rolls, salad dressings, vanilla extract, cold brew tea, cold brew coffee, almond milk, coconut milk, coconut flour, whipped cream, and corn tortillas.
Learn how to make easy homemade hot chocolate on your stove in minutes without cocoa powder. All you need is a chocolate bar & chips, your favorite sweetener, and milk. To make it even more decadent (the best), add some vanilla extract & whipped cream. Skip the store mixes and make this drink for a relaxing night in or to celebrate a holiday in the fall & winter months! (gluten-free with dairy-free option)
These gingerbread pancakes are thick, fluffy & ultra fragrant. Every bite is packed with warm spices & molasses, so they're reminiscent of your favorite gingerbread cookie. Top with whipped cream, gingerbread syrup, maple syrup, candied pecans & crystallized ginger for the ultimate Christmas breakfast. TIP: Prep a batch of the dry mix with simple pantry ingredients to save time (or give as food gifts). The cooked pancakes also freeze & reheat well for a lazy weekend breakfast!
This easy homemade gingerbread latte is sweet & spicy, super fragrant, and ultra-cozy. It's the perfect festive, yet healthy drink for the winter months (especially Christmas & New Year's Eve) when you need a feel-good treat that'll bring warmth & cheer into your life. Or when you're craving the Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts versions & need a copycat recipe. (gluten-free & grain-free with dairy-free option)
Learn how to put together a cozy & festive DIY hot cocoa Christmas gift basket in minutes with a homemade hot cocoa mix (easy recipe included), marshmallows, bar chocolate, and a few other fun and unique goodies (like hot chocolate bombs). This makes a simple, yet thoughtful holiday gift for women, teenage girls, boyfriends, girlfriends, coworkers, teachers & neighbors. Keep reading for lots of inspiration & ideas!
Learn how to make homemade vanilla extract with only two simple ingredients: vanilla beans & vodka. This recipe is incredibly easy & budget-friendly, and you can start a batch in less than 10 minutes. It makes an excellent DIY food gift for any occasion (especially Christmas) and you can make it last-minute for your friends & family by including a sticker or tag with a "ready by date" that's 3-6 months out.
Need an easy & festive cocktail recipe for holiday celebrations like Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Eve? Fix a pitcher of this cranberry & apple sangria in minutes, then let it infuse in the fridge for several hours (or overnight). It's packed with fruity red wine, fragrant apple cider, tart cranberry juice, fresh apples and cranberries, citrus & cinnamon + a bit of booze for a kick. This goes down easy and looks gorgeous, so plan to make extra!
A simple recipe for the best candied pecans that are crunchy, sweet & fragrant! They're coated in a mixture of brown sugar, maple sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg to create an irresistible craggy texture that will keep you reaching for more & make your kitchen smell amazing! Bake a batch in under an hour for snacks, appetizers, salads, homemade food gifts, and holidays like Thanksgiving & Christmas (gluten-free, grain-free & dairy-free)
Here's an easy recipe for the best white bean chicken chili that has all the classic white chicken chili elements you crave like earthy ground cumin, fragrant green chiles, creamy white beans & savory chicken + lots of healthy vegetables such as onion, carrot, celery, sweet bell pepper, zucchini, and corn. Fix it tonight for a light, yet comforting dinner that'll keep you warm in the fall & winter months. It's also freezer-friendly! (gluten-free, grain-free & dairy-free)
An easy recipe for blue cheese dressing that's creamy, chunky, slightly tangy & totally addicting. Fix it in minutes with simple ingredients like crumbled blue cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, your favorite milk (I make a quick "faux" buttermilk), lemon juice or white vinegar, granulated garlic & green onion. Once you try this homemade version you'll never go back to the bottled stuff! Keep a batch on hand for salads, dips, wings & wraps!
Craving a big, hearty salad that's packed with protein? Fix this quick & easy buffalo chicken cobb salad. It's layered with crisp lettuce, tender chicken, tangy buffalo sauce, crumbled blue cheese, creamy avocado, juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumber, salty bacon, and more! Top it with a quick homemade blue cheese dressing or red wine vinaigrette and you're ready for a satisfying meal that'll make everyone happy to eat their veggies. (low-carb, gluten-free grain & grain-free)
Looking for a quick & easy dinner that's jam-packed with flavor? Fix this spaghetti recipe in only 30 minutes with simple pantry & fridge ingredients like lemon, olives, salami, sun-dried tomato, artichokes, garlic, butter & Parmesan cheese. If you love savory, salty & tangy food, you'll be in comfort food heaven eating this!
An easy & healthy recipe for cozy homemade banana bread made with unsweetened applesauce & plain Greek yogurt + fresh orange zest and juice, chopped nuts & dark chocolate chips. Sub avocado oil or melted coconut oil for a dairy-free option that tastes richer! Cut it into thick slices & store it in the fridge or freezer for a fragrant & flavor-packed breakfast or snack. This is a great one to add to a cold lunch box for work or school. (gluten-free option)
Learn how to make the best cold brew tea at home with only a few minutes of prep! No fancy equipment required & the fridge does all the work. You can use tea bags or loose leaf tea - whatever you have on hand (black, green & herbal - like hibiscus - are my favorite). This recipe is so easy & simple you'll kick yourself for not trying it sooner. Make a batch today to save money on drinks so you can sip on smooth, refreshing tea (with no bitterness) all summer long.
An easy recipe for homemade cherry pie filling you can fix on the stovetop in only 30 minutes using simple ingredients like dark sweet cherries, lemon zest + juice, vanilla extract, and your favorite sweetener (mine is coconut sugar or maple syrup). Use the from-scratch filling for summer desserts like cherry pie, cobbler, crisp, turnovers, hand pies, ice cream sundaes, cheesecake, thumbprint cookies, danishes & milkshakes. (gluten-free & dairy-free)
Chimichurri is a bright & tangy herb sauce featuring simple & healthy ingredients like parsley, oregano, garlic, vinegar, and oil. Drizzle it on savory foods like cooked protein (steak, salmon, chicken, pork, shrimp) , leafy salads & wraps for a pop of intense flavor. Fix a batch in only 10 minutes (it's a quick no cook recipe) and keep it on hand for easy meal prep or use it as a dipping sauce for cold lunches for work & school.
Need an easy & eye-catching no-cook appetizer for summer parties, a backyard BBQ, holidays (like Memorial Day, Fourth of July & Labor Day), camping & picnics? Learn how to assemble a simple charcuterie board (meat & cheese tray) with seasonal ingredients in 30 minutes. This one features cured meats, hard and soft cheeses, fresh produce like grapes, watermelon, cucumber & heirloom tomatoes, plus sweet & savory nibbles so there's a variety of flavors. Keep reading for lots of ideas & tips!
Need a quick & easy dessert recipe? Make a batch of decadent chocolate covered strawberries with budget-friendly ingredients from your pantry. Dipped fruit looks super fancy, but is so simple to fix at home. They make the perfect treat during the spring & summer months, or a food gift for holidays (like Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day), birthdays, or anniversaries. Or add them to a dessert board when you feel like grazing!