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Breakfast ready before you wake up?! Yes please. This baked oatmeal will do just that…load the slow cooker just before you go to bed and it’s ready when you wake up! Top with fresh fruit and some cool milk for a light and delicious summer breakfast! Get the full recipe for Overnight Slow Cooker Baked […]

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Making some meat or chicken with a sauce in the slow cooker can make for a wonderful meal. But cooking the rice or pasta “on the side” is not always necessary. With many recipes, you can add the rice or pasta right in and let it cook during the last bit of cooking. However, adding […]

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There’s something about chili in a slow cooker that I can eat all year long, no matter the temperature outside.  Spend 5 minutes throwing this into the slow cooker and enjoy a hearty and delicious dinner that night. Plus, using a cast iron skillet is the BEST way to make cornbread.  YUM!  If you plan […]

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I hope y’all have enjoyed the first few recipes in this month’s 31 Days of Slow Cooker Recipes series. This is the first new recipe that I’m sharing in the series…and I can’t wait to share the other new ones with you in the coming days and weeks! This Pear Blueberry Crumble recipe is adapted […]

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If you’ve never had a ‘street taco’ before, then I’d start with these. Street tacos are essentially corn tortilla tacos loaded with flavorful meat, fish, shrimp and/or veggies. I love the flavor of the pork, salsa verde, goat cheese and jalapenos in these tacos. DELISH! Get the full recipe for Salsa Verde Shredded Pork Tacos […]

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Checkout 51: Save on 4th of July Grilling

by Jenn K on July 3, 2014

New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings for your 4th of July festivities! Burger patties, any frozen or fresh = Cash Back 25¢ Hamburger buns, any = Cash Back 25¢ Bell peppers, any = Cash Back 25¢ McCormick Grill Mates Steak Sauce, any = Cash Back $1 And, […]

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July 4th Recipe Round-Up

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 3, 2014

We’ve got all kinds of fun and frugal ideas for your July 4th BBQ, party, picnic, or backyard bash! Here’s a list of some of our favorites from the archives… Beverages Fresh Squeezed Lemonade with Raspberry Ice Cubes Peach Orange Punch July 4th Smoothies Protein Rich Orange Berry Smoothie Breakfasts Red, White, & Blue Pancakes […]

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Recently, my husband and I decided to start making a weekly rice and beans meal again. I’ve been making them randomly, but we are aggressively saving towards a fun family vacation and we thought that re-implementing a weekly rice and beans meal would help! (And it has!) This black beans and rice is super simple. […]

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I adore the way this beef soaks in the orange Thai flavors while slow cooking the day away. I also love how the acidity from the orange juice helps break down the meat into uber-tender shreds…perfect for any slider! Add the slaw on the side, or on top with the slider and you’ve got yourself […]

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Featured Pinterest Board: Summer Food

by Susie on June 26, 2014

Summer is well underway and sometimes that means I do not want to turn on the oven. There are times when I do not even want to cook a meal that takes a lot of prep or stove top time. I do love summer meals that can be put together with little effort! Some of […]

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