Tricia’s Slow Cooker Ranch Packet Roast

Ultimate List of Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

I’m always looking for frugal and easy ways to feed my family of seven. And, quite honestly, I look to the slow cooker often just so I won’t have to mess with fixing anything during those busy evening hours. For me, all seasons are slow cooker seasons. But especially fall with back to school and return of the routine. Recently I tried a recipe found via … [Read more...]

Tricia’s Ultimate Loaded Quesadilla

Spinach Cheese Avocado Quesadilla

It is a universally known fact that children love quesadillas. Almost as well known is how very easy they are. Frugal and simply adaptable for a wide range of palettes. Take the photograph above. Pictured is a homemade, pimento cheese, spinach and avocado quesadilla. The pimento cheese my children would definitely go for. The spinach and avocado the older ones would eat. A … [Read more...]

Tricia’s Slow Cooker Love

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Truly the easiest way I have found to feed my family of seven is to put the slow cooker to work for me. Whether I am out for the day or busy with homeschooling our age range, I can serve up slow cooker deliciosity. My slow cooker history will prove my love: A few of my slow cooker recipes here on $5 Dinners. Chicken, steak, hummus, yogurt and more. We enjoy Erin’s Slow … [Read more...]

Tricia’s Batch Cooking: Biscuits

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Few things in my stretching-the-budget and filling-tummies career have made as big a difference as biscuits. Do you remember how much the canned variety costs? Oh, I dearly love the convenience. But I don’t like paying for it. Especially when I have to get so many cans to feed the seven of us. And that’s where batch cooking homemade biscuits comes in. But here’s the trick. … [Read more...]

Tricia’s Slow Cooker Batch Cooking Navy Beans

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I really love it when my slow cooker can do the work for me. January usually means a freezer and pantry challenge, including rice and beans. So, about once a month I batch cook some beans to tuck away in the freezer. Especially in the winter months, that means navy beans. Using the slow cooker to batch cook takes only a little pre-planning. You need to rinse and sort … [Read more...]