Spend Smart. Eat Smart.

2 Great Recipe Websites

When you are looking for an easy, low cost, nutritious recipe, I hope you browse our SpendSmart.Eat Smart recipe site.  If you cannot find what you are looking for consider trying these two sites: and  They are both sponsored by other land-grant universities, whose purpose like ISU Extension, is to turn university research into learning opportunities.

Spend Smart. Eat Smart.

Valentine’s Day “From Scratch” Brownies

February is known for two holidays, Ground Hog Day and Valentine’s Day, but only one of these tempts our sweet tooth (and our pocketbooks).  Valentine’s Day is known for its expensive indulgences: eating out, flowers, alcohol, and chocolate.  For this Valentine’s Day, try some low-cost and healthier ways to celebrate like opting for a romantic homemade dinner rather than eating out or baking low-fat chocolate treats instead of buying expensive chocolate candy.