Making food from scratch is much cheaper than dining at a restaurant, or even grabbing a burger at a fast food joint. It's especially less expensive if you use coupons when purchasing the week's groceries, or use ingredients from your food storage.

Here are some great websites that offer free recipes. It's easy to find recipes that use basic ingredients, but are still delicious.

Banana Bread

Don’t throw out your browning bananas! They make delicious contributions to smoothies or banana bread. If you don’t have time to make bread when the bananas turn brown, just stick them in the freezer, peel and all. When you are ready to make bread, put them on a plate in the microwave for a couple minutes. They will slide out of the peel when you cut it open. This is my favorite recipe because it is delicious and quick to assemble. You can experiment with it. Try adding chocolate chips or pecans. If you triple this recipe you will have enough batter to make a large loaf, or 4 small loaves. 

Banana Nut Bread
1 ¾ cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
½ cup walnuts (optional)
Heat oven to 350 F. Cream sugar and shortening; add eggs. Mix dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture with bananas and nuts. Stir just until moistened. Pour into greased small loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes.