Ways to Save on Fruits and Veggies


(photo credit) As a registered dietitian, one recommendation that I make to almost all of my patients is to increase the number of fruits and vegetables that they consume. Why? Produce is bursting with nutrients, low in calories and high in fiber. They help control blood sugar and weight while nourishing the body. In fact, research has shown in folks that eat 9-10 servings per … [Read more...]

Carrot Cake with Spiced Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting


It’s the 3rd round of the “Taste Test, Breakstone’s Battle of the Kitchen Bloggers”… There’s just something about Breakstone’s sour cream baked into a cake. The added moisture and texture makes it so…so…so fluff-ilicious! And then the frosting…sneaking in a little Breakstone’s sour cream into this cake’s frosting for a perfect balance of sweet and tangy with every … [Read more...]

Restaurant Coupons & Deals – 11/29

If you are looking for some coupons and freebies to to help you save on dinner on the town, date nights, and for when you need a break from cooking, then you're in the right spot! While we certainly know that eating out is more expensive than eating in, it is nice to treat yourself and your family every now and again to a meal out on the town. Our family eats out 2 or 3 … [Read more...]

New Restaurant Gift Cards Available for “Purchase” – Dinner’s on Swagbucks!

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Search. Earn Points. Cash in...Dinner's on Swagbucks! I have "purchased" several restaurant gift cards using the points I earn from searching through Swagbucks. I search through them all the time. Anytime I'm bouncing around the web, I search through Swagbucks. I earn. I cash in for restaurant gift cards and we end up spending very little out of pocket on dining out. I … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Spicy Sausage and Peppers

Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers Recipe | 5DollarDinners.com

This recipe is part of the 20 Slow Cooker Freezer Packs from Costco for $150 meal plan. I'm often asked about my "5 minute meals". Usually by people who know someone who knows me. They get the whole time-dollar thing mixed up. But if I were to start coming up with 5 minute meals, this would be first on the list. Because it takes you less than 5 minutes to get our your slow … [Read more...]