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How Your Slow Cooker Saves You Money

Read how you can make your dollar go a little further while making life simpler by using a slow cooker!

We all want to make life simpler and make our dollar go further. When the two can combine flawlessly life gets pretty darn good. Using a slow cooker is a great way to do both. Slow cookers save time, stress, and trips through the drive through. Life gets simpler and easier to keep up with and at the same time, your slow cooker is saving you money. Not to mention, the numerous recipes! You can just throw in ingredients, program…

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Back to School, Recipes

25 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Recipes

No matter how crazy life can be, my family still expects dinner every single night. I mean, I do too, but sometimes I like it when dinner is cooked when we get home from ball practice, gymnastics, or a busy afternoon. That’s why I love my crock pot (plus using your crock pot can save you money)! I can throw ingredients in the pot, turn it on, and bam! Dinner is done when we get home, almost like Mary Poppins showed…

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Frugal Living, Home Management Tips, Recipes

7 Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

So what else can you do to use up those bananas that just don’t get eaten up before going brown? Here are 7 ways to use overripe bananas.

My family loves bananas but it’s either feast or famine around here; they either disappear in a day or I am left with a mound of overripe bananas that are bound for the trashcan. We can only eat so much banana bread to use up all those overripe bananas until we are sick and tired of it (although it does taste amazing!). So what else can you do to use up those overripe bananas that seem to turn brown before…

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20 Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less

Weeknight dinners can be a bit of a pain. Between homework, after school activities, and your own job, it can seem like a struggle to make dinner. (Not to mention, the picky eaters!) There just doesn’t seem like there’s enough time to fit it all in! Take a deep breath and relax, I’ve got you covered! I’ve put together this list of 20 dinner ideas that all take 30 minutes or less to make. Not a single one of these…

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Patriotic Cherry-Stuffed Oreo Truffles

One thing we try to make every year at Christmas is Oreo Cream Cheese Truffles. They are so delicious! To put a little spin on it for Fourth of July, I decided to add a cherry in the middle of them. They are so good and festive! Try this recipe for a fun treat for your Fourth of July get-together. PrintPatriotic Cherry-Stuffed Oreo Truffles Ingredients1 (14.3 oz) package regular Oreos 8 oz brick of cream cheese 24 maraschino cherries 1…

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Chocolate Dipped Golf Ball Oreos

With Father’s Day right around the corner, I was looking for a fun recipe to try. If your husband or father enjoys playing golf (and likes Oreo cookies), this is the perfect recipe to make. It’s super yummy, and pretty easy (with the golf ball mold and circle mold). The recipe yields a dozen cookies. It can easily be doubled for more. PrintChocolate Dipped Golf Ball Oreos Ingredients12 Double Stuffed Oreos 1 cup Wilton bright white candy melts 1 1/2…

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15 Patriotic Recipes (for Memorial Day or 4th of July)

With summer time coming up, we will be celebrating Memorial Day and Fourth of July before we know it. You probably have a few barbecues to attend and want to make something festive. If you don’t have an event to attend, you may just want to make something fun with the kids. Here is a round up of some patriotic recipes. Red, White, and Blue Whoopie Pie Recipe by Baking Beauty Patriotic Popcorn Crunch Recipe by This Mama Loves 4th of July…

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Frozen Yogurt Pop Bites

Here in South Alabama, it is already in the 80’s and feels like summer time, and it’s not even Memorial Day yet! My girls LOVE ice cream, but I wanted to find something that they could help me make and have fun with it (not that making Kool-Aid Popsicles aren’t fun). I had made a yogurt sprinkle dip for the Gerber Lil’ Beanies Picnic I hosted and it was a hit! So, I thought that changing the recipe up a little…

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27 Delicious Sandwich Salad Recipes

Summertime will be here before we know it, which means picnics, and lots of other outdoor events. If you’re wanting to try a new recipe, here is a round up of 27 Delicious Sandwich Salad Recipes. I’m drooling over the pictures already! I imagine these would be a HIT at the next potluck you attend with a platter of one of these sandwich salads. 1. A Farm Girl’s Dabbles Herby Ham Salad 2. Amanda’s Cookin’ Chicken Salad with Grapes 3. Amy’s Healthy…

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27 Fresh & Healthy Pasta Recipes

I LOVE pasta dishes! In fact, I’m a self-proclaimed carb-aholic. 😉 I’m always looking for ways to make pasta dishes healthier and have even tried substituting regular spaghetti noodles for the Veggie Spaghetti Noddles and the Whole Grain Spaghetti Noddles. I was caught on the whole grain ones, but not the veggie ones! (It’s what I call a #momwin *wink*). If you’re looking for some healthier pasta recipes, here are 27 Healthy Pasta Recipes to add to your recipe book.  …

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