Kosher Wine on a Budget?!

I must start this post by fessing up that my husband and I are not big drinkers. On rare occasions, he'll do a l'chaim at the Shabbat table, mostly out of peer pressure. The truth is, we just prefer the taste of grape juice, so 99% of the time, … [Read more...]

Shabbat Leftovers That Stretch

We do very well saving money during the week by eating a mostly vegetarian diet. Come Friday, however, not only is my family hankering for some M.E.A.T., but I also feel the need to put out a nicer-than-normal spread lichvod Shabbat (in honor of the … [Read more...]

Best Kosher Brisket Recipe (Coca-Cola Brisket)

As you know, the two secrets to a good (Jewish) brisket are low -- and slow. I cooked this one for about 5 hours last night on 300°. I let it cool overnight to let the fat get all congealed so I could scrape that part off. Then I sliced the … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Thai Style Chicken

Hello recipe exchanging friends. Thanks so much for picking up my slack last week and sharing some wonderful comfort food recipes. This week's recipe exchange theme has been inspired by a food blogger that I really like, Chick in the Kitchen. On … [Read more...]

Egg Yolk Bread Machine Challah

If you're new to Kosher on a Budget, every week I pick a different theme or topic, and share one of my frugal recipes, and ask my readers to do this same. It's great fun - kind of like a virtual Sisterhood cookbook! You may recall an earlier … [Read more...]

My Favorite Cholent Recipe

Let me preface this recipe by saying that I am not a fan, in general, of cholent. (I know. Blasphemy!) Something about cooking food on a low temperature for 14 bajillion hours has a tendency to make every morsel of mush taste exactly like the next … [Read more...]

8 Tips for the Frugal Hostess (or Host)

When you are trying to reduce your food budget, being a magnanimous host can really throw a wrench into your plans. But does that mean that frugality is incompatible with the mitzvah of hachnasat orachim (welcoming guests)? Absolutely not! Here are … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Use Up Shabbat Leftovers

After spending hours planning, shopping for and preparing frugal Shabbat meals, one of the most wasteful things we can do is throw away our left-overs. The easiest way to avoid this is obviously just to re-serve them a day or two later. But what … [Read more...]

Shabbat on a Budget: Struggling Toward Frugality

I do quite well during the week with my frugal meal planning. But come Shabbat, frugality can fly out the window faster than I can say "Shabbat Shalom!" And if a lot of people are coming over? Fuggitabout! This is what a typical menu for Shabbat … [Read more...]