Easy Yellow Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Recipe

Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix This is a great recipe for using up extra cake mixes you might have from super-coupon shopping (I got a bunch for 20 cents each last week) and is also just a nice, quick dessert to make any time. They are easier to make than cake (no frosting needed) and much … [Read more...]

Use Leftover Halloween Candy in These Yummy Recipes

Last year after Halloween I posted the cookie recipe below, which is a great way to use up any "extra" Halloween candy. Besides the recipe below, I have found one more use. Cut up the candy into small (i.e. chocolate chip sized) pieces and add them to pancake batter. Not the healthiest breakfast in … [Read more...]

Super Easy Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon Recipe

  I usually like to try to post healthy recipes on Thrifty Jinxy. This one doesn't qualify for the healthy category, but it is so yummy and SO easy that I can't resist. My cousin made these at our family reunion last month and they were a big hit. Ingredients: Jalapeno Peppers - halved … [Read more...]

What To Do When There’s No Bread for Sandwiches

  Last week I was all set to make ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch when I realized there were only two slices of bread left in the house. I really wanted to use the ham and cheese and didn't know what else to do with it, so I turned it into ham and cheese biscuits. To make them, just … [Read more...]

Healthier Pancakes from a Mix

When I make pancakes, it's usually from a mix because usually a couple times of year there will be a deal where between the sale price and coupons the mixes are free or just pennies a box. Unfortunately, there isn't much as far as nutrition or fiber in the mixes! So, my solution to make … [Read more...]

Super Easy Biscuit Recipe with No Shortening

I'm staying at my sister's house for a couple of days and last night I REALLY wanted biscuits. I'm not a big biscuit maker and usually have used a box of Bisquick, but this recipe is VERY simple and uses only ingredients that most people would always have on hand:  Easy Biscuit Recipe  2 … [Read more...]

Progresso Broth: Review, Coupon and Giveaway

I have been a long-time fan of Progresso products, so when I was asked to do a Progresso broth review for their new line of broth, I was happy to do so! Progresso recently introduced all-natural Chicken, Reduced Sodium Chicken and Beef-flavored broths. Progresso’s broths are 99% fat free and contain … [Read more...]

Thrifty Jinxy’s Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange

It's that time of year for holiday baking! I'm always looking for yummy new recipes, so I thought I would kick off Thrifty Jinxy's Holiday Cookie Exchange! We won't be exchanging real cookies, but RECIPES for cookies and other treats. Just leave a link to your recipe in Mr. Linky below. (If you … [Read more...]

Edible Playdough – Thanks to Jon and Kate Plus 8 play dough

This weekend, I saw Kate making edible playdough on "Jon & Kate Plus 8" and just had to try it myself! It's a simple recipe - Equal Parts: Powdered Milk Smooth Peanut Butter Honey (Flour as needed) Mix the first 3 together and then add enough flour until it reaches playdough … [Read more...]

Thrifty Recipe: Spanish Tortilla (Potato Omelette)

I'm on a quest to find and build a collection of tasty and thrifty recipes. Since the cold winter months are approaching (who am I kidding - they're already here!) it will be a great time to do more cooking and developing ideas for great meals that keep the budget in check. Our dinner last night … [Read more...]