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Frugal Side Dishes, Desserts, Plus Vegetable and Fruit Recipes

 

A bit of explanation: Some of the recipe titles/links in the directory below are placed in clear-cut categories. Others, however, overlap, making it trickier—fruit side dishes can also be desserts, rice and vegetables can be combined into one dish. These recipes were sorted for more ease for you, but there is no perfect method to designating a majority of them.

Some of the recipes could easily fit under a second or even third heading. Many side dishes or salads could be served as a main entrée, as can many vegan/vegetarian dishes. The recipe collections, such as those in the Fab Food Friday Fotos & Recipes section, are placed where they seemed to make the most sense, but again, could be placed under other headings because the recipe collections are comprised of a wide range of recipes in multiple categories.

Hope that makes it clearer than tapioca for you... enjoy exploring!

 

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Fruits, Vegetables, & Salads

Peasant Fare at Its Best: Irish Roasted Root Vegetables Recipe

How to Properly Prep Puzzling Veggies

Spice It up with Cinnamon, It's Not Just for Desserts: Budget Recipes & the Miraculous Spice for Meats, Fruits, & Vegetables... and for Health

Walk on the Wild Side: Frugal Dandelion Green Recipes

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Seasonal Savvy: Incredibly Easy Steps to Saving Money on Fresh Produce

The A-Z of Making Vegetable Stock from Scratch

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos & Recipes: The Explosive Fourth of July "Salads, Salads, & More Salads" Food & Recipe Extravaganza

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos & Recipes: Almond Cantucci, Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole, Rhubarb-Blueberry Pie, Turnip-Corn Chowder, Pretzel Dogs, Salads, Red Bean Jambalaya, Pasta, & Recipes

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos & Recipes: Vegan Tomato & Fresh Dill Omelet, Minestrone, Pecan-Stuffed Eggplant, Cakes, Nugget Bears Bento, Guinness-Battered Fish & Chips, Frugal Recipes, & More

Frugal Recipe: Pearl Bailey's Spinach with Oil & Garlic

Tennessee Veggie Medley Supreme

Video Demo: Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry, with Keith Snow

Quick Preserved Lemons, with 'The Minimalist' Mark Bittman | Video

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Recipe

Cinnamon-Glazed Baby Carrots Recipe

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos & Recipes: The Explosive Fourth of July "Salads, Salads, & More Salads" Food & Recipe Extravaganza

Best of Summer: Delicious and Frugal Watermelon Recipes

Frozen Strawberries: DIY to Prevent Mushiness

Cauliflower, The Underrated Vegetable — Thrifty, Delicious Cauliflower Recipes

Going Green: All About Leafy Greens and Lettuces | Leafy Greens and Lettuces Overview

Going Green: All About Leafy Greens and Lettuces | Profiles of Leafy Greens & Lettuces

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos & Recipes: Greek Stuffed Tomatoes & Peppers, Garlic Rolls, Broccoli Quiche, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Tzatziki, Stuffed Turnips, Thrifty Recipes, & More

 

Beans & Rice Side Dishes

Beautiful Beans Bonanza: Yummy, Filling, Money-Saving Recipes for Beans... Soups, Stews, Salads

Traditional and Unique: Six Different Holiday Green Bean Casserole Recipes

Frugality, Southern Style: Orphan's Rice Recipe

Rice with Black Beans and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

"Holy Trinity" Rice

West African Beans & Rice

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos & Recipes: The Hoppin' John & Happy New Year's Food & Recipe Edition

"Take Me Out to the Ballgame" Rice

White Rice and Beans Medley

Couscous with Garbanzo Beans Recipe

Cheesy Veggie Rice Bake

Peppery Chinese Brown Rice

Rickshaw Rice Skillet Meal

Rice with Caramelized Onions

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos & Recipes: Basmati Rice & Chickpeas, BBQ Beef Brisket Tacos, Kahlua Fudge, Veggie Fritters, Desserts, Sweet Sausage 3-Cheese Lasagna, Gluten-Free Porridge, Black-eyed Bean Soup, Recipes, & More

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos & Recipes: Spiced Roasted Potatoes, Apple Pie Tartlets, Cheesy Spinach Casserole, Lentil Barley Chili, Lioness Bento, Strange Fruit, Hazelnut Coffee Cookies, Frugal Recipes, & More

 

Other Side Dishes

Recipes for Awesome Arepas... Venezuelan Corn Cakes

Vegetable Stock Recipes: Veggies and Ramen Noodles, Fresh Carrot Pilaf, & More

Fill Their Stomachs for Pennies: Potatoes for All!

Celebrity Recipes: Ann B. Davis's Yankee Doodle Macaroni and Cheese

Celebrity Recipes: "The Frugal Gourmet" Jeff Smith's Sweet Potatoes and Onions

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos: "Sexy Fashion" Bento, Banana Bread, Mushroom Soup, Red Pepper Bruchetta, Chicken Thighs Adobo-Style, Carob Chocolate Chip Cookies, Salmon Steaks, & Thrifty Recipes

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos: Easy, Frugal Holiday and Super Bowl Party Food, Festive Hors D'oeuvres, & Yummy Appetizers, Plus Recipes

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos: Deck the Halls... Joyous, Glorious Christmas Food, Drink, & Recipes Edition

Rosemary Potatoes

Garlic Bowtie Noodles with Olives

Caramelized Potatoes

Pesto, Salsa di Pomodoro Crudo, and Other Easy No-Cook Sauces for Hot Pasta: 12 Tantalizing, Thrifty Recipes & Preparation Tips

 

Desserts

Piece of Cake: Cake Baking Tips & Fabulous 1930 Layered Chocolate Cake with Fruit Filling Recipe

Adorable Birthday Cakes for Kids... Make It Yourself & Save Money

How to Make Pumpkin Candy, 1800's American-Style

Celebrity Recipes: Rachael Ray's Five-Minute Fudge Wreath

Celebrity Recipes: Justin Timberlake's Granny's Coconut Cake

Celebrity Recipes: Oprah Winfrey's Chocolate Tofu Cake

Celebrity Recipes: Bruce Jenner's All-American Blueberry Muffins

Celebrity Recipes: Paula Deen's Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

Spill the Cookies: Money-Saving Cookie Swaps for Time-Strapped, Frugal Cookie Lovers

How the Cookies Crumble... Cookie Magic: How to Easily Change Cookie Textures

Spice It up with Cinnamon, It's Not Just for Desserts: Budget Recipes & the Miraculous Spice for Meats, Fruits, & Vegetables... and for Health

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Valentine's Day Cooking Lessons: How to Cook a Romantic Dinner: Pecan Chicken with Mustard and Coeur a la Creme Dessert (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos & Recipes: The Holidays "Just Desserts" Edition... Decadent Recipes & Photos of Sweets & Treats

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos & Recipes: Almond Cantucci, Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole, Rhubarb-Blueberry Pie, Turnip-Corn Chowder, Pretzel Dogs, Salads, Red Bean Jambalaya, Pasta, & Recipes

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos & Recipes: White Chocolate Mud Cake, Spicy Chicken, Twice-Baked Potatoes, Fully Loaded Mac & Cheese, Pork & White Bean Soup, Asian Slaw, Seared Mahi-Mahi, Irish Coffee Ice Cream, Salt-Preserved Tangerines, Burrito Casserole, Lemon-Honey Drop Cookies, & More Recipes

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos & Recipes: Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes, White Bean Salad, Smoky Kielbasa with Snap Peas & Basmati Rice, Watermelon Steak, Homemade Gravy, Simple Beet Soup, Lamb Shish Kebab, Recipes, & More

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fab Food Friday Fotos & Recipes: Cuban Opera Cake, Beef Stir Fry, Rustic Tomato Pie, Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca, Thumbprint Cookies, Making Tamales, Crab & Bacon Wraps, Recipes, & More

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