Chili Con Carne From Dried Beans
Chump Change / comfort food / Cook / Crock Pot / Dinner / One Pot Meals / Soups / Soups, Salads & Other Fare

Chili Con Carne From Dried Beans

Who doesn’t like a nice, hot bowl of chili?  Homemade chili is a always a favorite whether on a hot dog, some tater tots, or in a bowl dressed with some freshly grated cheese and diced onion.  But let’s face facts – the stuff from the can just can’t hold a candle to the real … Continue reading

Fast Food Friday – Chocolate Filled and Coated Ice Cream Cone
Chump Change / Cook / Dessert

Fast Food Friday – Chocolate Filled and Coated Ice Cream Cone

I admit it.  I love Nestle Drumstick ice cream cones.  But ice cream novelties are expensive and don’t last very long.  Here is a delicious “cheater” that is fun for kids to make, at around 1/3 of the cost.  Not to mention, there are plenty of leftover ingredients for other applications.  What’s even better is … Continue reading

Homemade Beef Stroganoff
Chump Change / comfort food / Cook / Dinner / Main Dishes / Sauces & Dressings

Homemade Beef Stroganoff

All the rave in the 70s and named after Count Pavel Aleksandrovich Stroganov, this is one of those great classic dishes where leftovers meet something fresh to make something amazing.  Literally, this dish was made out of some leftover steak and tri tip, a handful of mushrooms from combo pizza pot sticker night, the last … Continue reading