Cooking on a Budget with Celeb Chef Jamie Gwen

As a Chef, Food Correspondent, Sommelier and Lifestyle Expert Jamie will share recipes, resources and tips to help make everyday more delicious!

– How To Stretch Your Family Meal Budget Further
– Tips, Savings & Recipes for One Pot Meals, Baked Dinners and Casseroles
– How to make dinner one night last for three nights, and more!


I recommend that you accompany this dish with coarse grain mustard and offer the beer that you cooked with as the drink of choice. Using a dark beer results in a deep, caramelized flavor. You can add crisp bacon, sautéed diced onion or juniper berries for additional flavor.

6 assorted fully cooked Polish or German sausages

1 16-ounce bag of sauerkraut, do not rinse
1 green apple, cored and diced
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/2 cup German beer or your beer of choice

Slice the sausages in half lengthwise. Combine the remaining ingredients and toss to combine. Place the sauerkraut mixture in the bottom of a casserole dish and cover with aluminum foil.

Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes.

Serves 4



It doesn’t get any simpler than this!  Frozen raviolis and prepared sauce make this a hassle-free version of everyone’s favorite Italian recipe and shopping in bulk makes this dish a family favorite that doesn’t break the bank!



1/2 cup shredded Fontina cheese

1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

2 cups prepared pasta sauce

1 (30 ounce) bag frozen large cheese ravioli, kept frozen

1 (10 ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

Grated Parmesan Cheese


Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Combine the Fontina and Mozzarella cheese in a mixing bowl.  Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce in a 9×13 baking dish. 

Top with a single layer of frozen raviolis, then top with a layer of cheese. 

Repeat, using the remaining ingredients, ending with cheese.


Cover the pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes.  Uncover and bake 10 minutes more or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.



Serves 6


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