Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Let’s face it. When you are on a budget, baking treats is often out of the question. Baked goods are a lovely extra but after the cost of butter, sugar and mix-ins it can be an expensive venture. Thankfully, not every sweet treat will put a strain on the grocery budget. Baking with […]

Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Happy Chinese New Year!  In celebration of the new lunar calendar I am excited to share my recipe for Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry. This is the perfect stir fry for a busy week night dinner but it is flavourful and unique enough to be served in celebration to guests! What […]

Sweet Potato Peanut Soup Starring Canadian Green Lentils

Confession time: I had never cooked with lentils until hearing the United Nations declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses. Yes, I know. Huge oversight on my part! As a proud Prairies girl who strives to put healthy and affordable meals on my dinner table I was shocked when I started to read […]

Drunken Cranberry Compote with Goat Cheese

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year; parties, hangovers and sweets galore! I always struggle with what appetizer or dish I should bring to a party. I despise the hassle of having to use someone else’s oven and I like the ability to arrive at party and be able to mix & mingle right away. And […]

Kickin’ Fajitas

Well, it’s happened. Snow is on the ground, my Christmas tree is trimmed and I have no idea where the time went.  This is also the first year since before my Husband and I started dating that we will not be going-on a winter escape. Therefore, I need to bring […]

Fool-Proof Potato Wedges

  Some days you just want an easy meal. A search-the-fridge-and-freezer-and-cook-whatever-you-can-find kind of meal. So on the days you reach for the frozen chicken fingers (we all do it!), maybe spice up the meal with the best oven fries your money can give you. These wedges do take a bit […]

One Pot Noodle Thing-y

This is truly one of my faourite lazy day go-tos.  After work I am tired and hungry. I want something filling and warm and I want it NOW. Enter my creation; the One Pot Noodle Thing-y. This dish is simple and fun.  It is lovely to see all the colours […]

Meaty Pasta Sauce

One of the most budget friendly and satisfying meals that I make is a pasta sauce. Now when I say ‘sauce’, take that term lightly. This recipe is so thick and meaty that it puts the average pot of chili to shame. It holds so well to your spaghetti or […]

Hello world!

Hungry…? Welcome to Peppers & Pennies. I am excited to share with you the recipes from my kitchen that I have developed and improved (thanks, Mom!) over the years.  My creations are the perfect balance of yummy, frugal and healthy-ish. As you join me in my kitchen you will find that I have […]