American recipes with 500 or fewer calories costing less than $2.5 per serving

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THE Bacardi Rum Cake.....adjusted for today's box cake mixes

THE Bacardi Rum Cake.....adjusted for today's box cake mixes

Several years ago Bacardi’s Rum Cake recipe used an 18 ½ ounce cake mix and box of instant vanilla pudding mix.…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2012
Professional
10 votes
88394 views
Cranberry Mousse Jello Mold Salad

Cranberry Mousse Jello Mold Salad

This Cranberry Mousse Jello Mold Salad has been a favorite in our family for many years especially at…

Angie Morris
Jan 2016
Advanced
3 votes
15213 views
Mrs. Harvey’s White Fruitcake

Mrs. Harvey’s White Fruitcake

Let me say right up front - fruitcake gets a bad rap. My theory is that many object to the darker types, with lots of spice and molasses. Or the…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2011
Professional
2 votes
24301 views
(Tastes Just Like Dunkin' Donuts') Streusel Topped Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Glaze

(Tastes Just Like Dunkin' Donuts') Streusel Topped Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Glaze

Tastes just like the amazingness that is a DD pumpkin muffin. Seriously.

Schnoodle Soup
Nov 2011
Intermediate
5 votes
31114 views
Three Sisters Soup (Beans, Corn and Squash Soup) with Crock Pot Option

Three Sisters Soup (Beans, Corn and Squash Soup) with Crock Pot Option

“Three Sisters” refers to the three main crops of Native Americans: beans,…

Salad Foodie
Jan 2012
Professional
7 votes
28592 views
Cream meringues

Cream meringues

elisa negri
Nov 2021
Intermediate
1 vote
Mincemeat Cookies ~ The Old Fashioned Way

Mincemeat Cookies ~ The Old Fashioned Way

I have always loved mincemeat - pie with vanilla ice cream or cookies and cocoa. This is how we make them,…

Amos Miller
Dec 2011
Professional
3 votes
35613 views
Easy Sour Cream Biscuits

Easy Sour Cream Biscuits

Quick to the table because there's no cutting of shortening into flour mixture. Just stir in sour cream, knead lightly, pat out, cut and bake.…

Salad Foodie
Mar 2012
Professional
18 votes
125691 views
Pear & Fig Chutney

Pear & Fig Chutney

I still had a few pears from the orchard and the figs are almost finished. Why not a Pear & Fig chutney? Easily done! This is everything a…

Amos Miller
Nov 2011
Professional
10 votes
28064 views
Cracker Barrel's Hash Browns Casserole

Cracker Barrel's Hash Browns Casserole

Pattie Berriman
Feb 2011
Advanced
8 votes
117207 views
Good Stuff Dessert (a chocolate pudding trifle)

Good Stuff Dessert (a chocolate pudding trifle)

Years ago a friend gave me this recipe saying it is as the name says, truly “Good Stuff.” Layers start with a…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2012
Professional
5 votes
19721 views
The Very Best Meatloaf

The Very Best Meatloaf

This my family's favorite meatloaf recipe, of all time--and has become my most viewed recipe on my blog! What makes this taste so good is a…

Foodiewife
Jul 2014
Advanced
9 votes
78012 views
Sweet Potato Lefse

Sweet Potato Lefse

Here are at Carolina HeartStrings we are all about our roots, our Southern roots and our “heritage” roots. This month for our Carolina Roots series…

Carolinaheartstrings
Apr 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
4893 views
Creole Perfect Sweet Potato Pie

Creole Perfect Sweet Potato Pie

I have made this recipe for years. There is none better - or so I've been told by some serious and knowing Creole cooks. And while some may say…

Amos Miller
Mar 2011
Professional
2 votes
10279 views
Drop Sand Tarts

Drop Sand Tarts

This is a holiday cookie! It is an easier version of an old-fashioned rolled out cookie. It tastes very similar, but is not as unique as when they…

Jann from PA
Oct 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
11884 views