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4-Ingredient Shredded Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

Shredded Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

Slow Cooker. 4-Ingredients. 5 minutes prep. I think we might just start eating these every day, forever. Because "easy-easy-easy." Couple notes: I don't count the salt and pepper in the ingredients. Or the sides/buns. So don't send me hate email. ;)  There are 3 or 4 ingredients that go into the slow cooker to cook. And that's it. So simple. You could cook … [Read more...]

Pear & Blue Cheese Salad

Pear Blue Cheese Salad

Did.Someone.Say.Bacon. Bacon Vinaigrette. Yes, yes I did say that. And if you haven't ever made a warm bacon vinaigrette and poured it over a salad that is packed full of other powerful and complementary flavors, you are missing out on an important thing in life. Warm bacon vinaigrette over a spinach salad should definitely be on your food bucket list. And you should … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Price Comparison of New Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal Packets vs. DIY Packets

Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal Packets: Store Bought vs Homemade | 5DollarDinners.com

{Subscribe to my YouTube Channel!} So here is the first in a series of 'grocery hacks' or price comparisons for buying a convenience product vs. making it yourself. I'm totally not surprised at who won this 'price comparison' and 'grocery hack' competition. I'm just surprised at by how much they won! And by how it didn't take that long to pull the DIY packets together! I … [Read more...]

Edamame Coconut Curry {Vegetarian & Gluten Free}

Vegetarian Edamame Coconut Curry

Today is Chinese New Year! And as you know because you are an amazing super-deal-shopper, when a holiday comes around, the sales are good. Right now, soybeans called edamame, coconut milk, and other Asian flavors are readily available at awesome prices! Here's one of our favorite Asian recipes that is gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian. It's easy and fast. It's a … [Read more...]

Simple Salmon Sandwich

Simple Salmon Sandwich

We might need to declare this 'lunch recipes' week...although any of the recipes could be served for a simple supper on a busy weeknight, they'd also make for a delicious lunch. In fact, I'm skipping a salad for lunch today and having sliders instead. I'll be back to salads tomorrow, and sharing a crazy delicious new salad with you on Friday! I don't share too many seafood … [Read more...]