Thank you for visiting!!

I offer weekly dinner menus with an on a budget theme, recipes to go with the menus, how to videos, step by step instruction and photos.

These are my children and the reason I cook each day!


I hope to show you that you do not need loads of money, nor do you need to be skilled in the kitchen, to create wonderful meals for you and your family!

I cook all of my recipes, and photograph, them right before I serve them.

“I’m in love with the world around me and I put great care into everything I create.” -Eel

My love of Art, Cooking, Baking, Photography, Sewing, and Family will be the focus of this blog.

I am from humble beginnings and I still understand what the word struggle means. I am here to show that you can create amazing dishes in your kitchen while feeding and satisfying your family, no matter how large or small, on a very limited budget.

Please take advantage of my weekly dinner menus and their corresponding recipes.

Feel free to ask for something specific!

Please let me know if you’d like to use any of my menus on your website!

Feel free to print out the menus for hanging up on your fridge!

Thank you!

Contact me at SpiceOpolis(at) I always respond.




9 responses to “About

  1. Amanda

    January 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Wanted to say thanks for the potato soup recipe. Gonna make it this week. You have some great recipes on here. Can’t wait to try some.

    • Elizabeth

      January 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm

      You are very welcome! Have a great time in your kitchen!

  2. kate

    February 15, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Oh my gosh are you for real? This is wonderful.
    THank YOU! 🙂

    • Elizabeth

      February 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm

      Hi, Yes.. I’m a really real girl! hehe.. I love doing this and I love helping others, so I put the two together here and it makes me happy! I’m so glad you find it useful!!

  3. Health Juice :

    November 1, 2010 at 2:44 am

    everytime i surf the net, i always looks for new recipes on my favorite food blogs ;

  4. Heidi

    November 1, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Wow! Just ran across your site… I think somehow linked up to Flylady? Regardless.. thank you SO MUCH! Your menu plans are affordable and you have new recipes I can’t wait to try! I have been in a recipe rut.. feeling like I keep making the same 20 or so things. My sincere thanks from Lakebay, WA!

    • Eel

      November 1, 2010 at 9:31 pm

      Hi there! You are so welcome! I am very happy you found me and what I do here will be useful to you. Have a wonderful time here, I do.. hehe
      I posted my link on Flylady to show that there are a lot of us doing this for free and we love it. Thank you again!

      -Eel from MN!

  5. Drip Tray

    December 1, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I always visit food blogs because I always like to do some home cooked meals.

  6. Siobhan

    May 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm



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