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Feeding your family on a budget has always been a challenge, but in today's economy, it's more difficult than ever before. So what's a busy cook on a budget to do? Is it possible to stay on a budget and still serve flavorful meals that are quick and easy too? Trust me; with some budget-friendly recipes and time-saving strategies, you can do it!

Helping you save time and money is what $2 Dinners is all about. Each article is chock-full of ideas you can use today, and each recipe is designed to cost $2 or less per serving to make. With our thrifty and delicious recipes, some great tips, and a little planning, you will be well on your way towards making quick and flavorful meals without busting your budget. Are you ready? Let's get started!

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Per servings costs are based on regular store prices the day ingredients were purchased, and/or were estimated based on the USDA Food Prices Database .

Estimates also assume that certain pantry items such as basic spices, oil, vinegar, etc., did not have to be purchased to prepare the recipe. Coupons and store sales were not used. Your costs may vary.

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Apple Harvest Time Means Delicious Deals

For maximum taste at a minimum price, smart shoppers know that the best time to buy fruits and vegetables is when they’re in season. Right now in many parts of the country its apple harvest time, and that means delicious bargains await you in the produce section of your favorite store. Whether they’re sweet, tart, red or green, there’s nothing that beats a juicy, crispy apple. One of the best things about apples, however, is that not only are they a delicious and inexpensive snack, they’re also adaptable to a wide variety of sweet and savory recipes that are easy on your budget.

So what can you do with apples besides putting them in a pie? The following recipes are just a sampling of the wonderful dishes you can create with apples for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Don’t miss out on delicious apple deals at your local store…take advantage of apple harvest time and cook up some delicious apple-inspired and budget-friendly meals for your family this week.

Click on the orange boxes for a printable version of the recipes

Apple Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup (makes 4 servings of 3 pancakes each @ about 99 cents per serving)

Cider Pork Chops (makes 4 servings @ about $1.68 per serving)

Easy Apple Crisp (makes 8 servings @ about 60 cents per serving)

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CalogeroMira said...

Thanks a lot for these recipes... :-)

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