This website has been my primary source of dinner inspiration as a financially struggling (medical!) student for the past 3-4 years now. I find her recipes fresh and the steps necessary to make them simplistic. Furthermore, the organization of her meals makes it possible for you to cook for the entire week with one short grocery list and a wide variety of food.
Also, if you're scrambling to make something out of what you already have, http://myfridgefood.com/ is a handy resource. Happy eating!