Holiday Peanut Butter Monster Cookies with The Coupon Book Coupons

Peanut Butter Monster Cookies

Yum Ok. I've got some great news. I've teamed up with a new coupon site, The Coupon Book, to let you know about a new way to save money on your favorite grocery brands. It didn't take me long to figure out how I was going to take advantage of this month's coupons. I found one for Skippy peanut butter, and also one for Ziploc bags or containers and decided that I'd whip … [Read more...]

How to Cook a Whole Chicken in the Slow Cooker ~ New Recipe in 31 Days of Freezer Cooking

How to Cook a Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker 2

Welcome to the first post in the "31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes" series! This is our 4th "31 Days" series and I love that we are going to share what feels like a bazillion recipes, concepts and ideas with you this month! I am a 'freezer shopper'...meaning that I often times shop from my freezer when it comes time to prepare dinner. I am quite the bargain grocery shopper … [Read more...]

Make Ahead Oatmeal – Packets & Cook Ahead Methods

Make Ahead Oatmeal Methods on 5DollarDinners.com

So...it the 'mom's new year' as many people call it. August is the time when moms all over regroup from the leisurely days of sleeping in, pool fun and all other summer activities. Regrouping involves a shift in mindset back into routine and structure, but it often involves getting up earlier, having to get breakfast prepared and lunch boxes packed, in a hustle to get out the … [Read more...]

Bobby Jo, Freezing Chicken Breasts & The Food I Prepped Before My Trip

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Yes, I'm still here. Last week was a bit nutty. Cuatro and I hit the road to New York and then Atlanta for some media meetings and then to speak on a panel. Turns out traveling with a crawling baby means you have approximately 13.5 minutes over 4 days to open your computer to work. And write blog posts. And share recipes. So needless to say, nothing got done. I was … [Read more...]

Baking Holiday Cookies on a Budget

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

It’s in the mess that memories are made. Right? At least that’s how it seems to be work at our house. Be it in the kitchen or outside in a pile of leaves or with bubbles in the bathtub. It’s the fun and messy activities that make the best memories. My oldest elf Ryan helping scoop dough for Jif® Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies onto the cookie sheets. I love … [Read more...]