You can use an electric skillet for a lot and they use less electricity than a stove. Most small electrical appliances use less.
Ways to keep the costs low:
When you bake, bake. Put all of your meal in the oven and/or bake several meals at one time. You can bake a meatloaf, a loaf of bread and vegetables all at once, or you can bake a meatloaf, warm a pan of precooked vegetables in the oven, add a cobbler for dessert, bake potatoes and corn on the cob all at the same time. It won't all get done at the same time, but close to it and if you have to reheat it in the microwave, you've still saved money.
When you use the stovetop or the oven, turn off the heat a few minutes before the food is ready. Keep the pans covered to keep heat from escaping. Hardboil eggs by boiling them two to three minutes then turn off the heat and let them stand in the hot water for 15 to 20 minutes.
Start things cold rather than warming up the oven or skillet for them.
Of course, keep the lights off, turn off appliances that aren't needed, use a power strip and turn it off when you're not using the microwave or other appliances that keep drawing electricity when they're not in use.
Keep the refrigerator cleaned out because air needs to circulate to keep it cooler. It costs more in electricity to keep it crowded. Vacuum the coils (although they say now that savings there is miniscule - why not?) and keep as much clearance at back and sides as possible.
I wrote a piece here that might help:
Save Electricity at Home