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One way to see immediate savings in your budget: eat out less! Budgeting here in Pensacola is easy, especially when you are cooking at home! It can save you a huge chunk of change.

If you make your own meals, instead of dining out one additional time per week, it can add up to about $500 in savings each year!

Pensacola State College employees and friends compiled a list of college-student and budget-friendly recipes to kick-start your home cooking repertoire. They are all easy and inexpensive.

Also, we will offer samples of many of these dishes next week! Visit us at the Warrington Campus on Tuesday April 18, 2017 and the Pensacola Campus on Thursday April 20, 2017 from 11am – 1pm for our 3rd Annual Cooking on A Dime event.

Veggie Sushi Rolls

Stuffed Green Peppers

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Easy One Dish Jambalaya

Turkey Chili

Chicken Pot Pie

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

Turkey Meat Loaf

Macaroni Salad

Chicken and Rice

Indonesian Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice)

Western Stew

Four Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies

Comfort Mac and Cheese

Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Chicken Enchiladas

Beans and Rice

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Cream Biscuits

Sour Cream Chicken



If you would like a printable version of our cookbook, click here: Cooking on a Dime 2017 Edition

For more recipes, here are links to our 2015 and 2016 cookbooks!

When you head to the grocery store, think about these three money-saving tips when you make your purchases:

  1. Buy produce in season. If strawberries are in, you’ll save about 50%. Buy some extras to chop up and freeze.
  2. Buy canned tomato sauce, instead of the jar. Less sugar and cost savings of 25%
  3. Choose generic brands and save about 30%

For more savings tips, check out our Money Matter$ Savings Series!