5 Recipes That Cost Less Than $2

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The recent recession hit most American households where it counts -- right in the bank account. Unemployment, slashed wages and rising food prices have caused 12 percent of all American households to seek government food assistance benefits. In fact, research has shown that it's difficult for one in six Americans to put enough food on the dinner table each day. Regardless of your financial situation, chances are good that you're looking for ways to cut costs in uncertain times. Fortunately, there are many cost-effective and delicious meals that families on a budget can enjoy for less than $2 per serving.

Keep reading for our list of five tasty and inexpensive dinnertime delicacies.