Snacks On a Budget: Everything You Need to Know About Popcorn

Popcorn’s role in the American snack food pantheon is both straightforward and mysterious. Its appeal in the salty snack department is easy to understand—made at home, popcorn is extremely cheap, healthful and delicious. Yet all over America, we insist on consuming it in ways that are less cheap, less healthful and (this is the true tragedy) less delicious.

Calculating the Costs: Spaghetti With Olives and Anchovies

Sometimes when I’m not sure what I’ll be having for dinner, I’ll look in my cupboard to see what I have on hand. The other day, it was pasta and anchovies, and after a quick Google search, I found a recipe for spaghetti with olives and anchovies from Nigella Lawson.

Cheap Eats: Saag Paneer

Make some food for cheap. Then eat it.

Are You a Comfort Food Person or a Status Food Person

Cheap Eats: Chicken Pot Pie

My favorite thing about making chicken pot pie is eating it, but also that you can fill it with whatever you want.

Lobster Rolls For Everyone But Only If You Make Them at Home Ok

Don’t Buy Expensive Cereal Make Your Own Expensive Cereal

We already have a solid history of groundbreaking cereal coverage here at the Billfold, and today I’d like to continue that legacy with my recipe for summer cereal, or: the only food I will be preparing at my house until it’s not hot anymore.

How I Made 3 Dinners For Two Average Out to Just $5 Person

How to make dinner if you already have friends and aren’t trying to impress anyone.

Old Fashioneds and a Roast: A Dinner Party for $13 Per Person

Wine, a roast, and maple syrup old fashioneds—a fancy dinner party for $13 per person.

Cheap Eats: Asparagus Lasagna

So, a few of you guys asked me how I make my favorite asparagus lasagna, and ask and you shall receive!