Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

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Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Stew beef is on sale at the local grocery store this week.  You can make a number of things with this cut of beef including, vegetable beef soup, beef burgundy, beef stroganoff, beef pot pie, and beef hash, just to name a few.  But, my favorite is Beef Stew.  It’s an easy, slow cooker meal and can be doubled to feed a crowd.  Slow cooker meals are really great this time of year because we want comfort food ...

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CrockPot Ribs Recipe

I have to say this week I am so busy I  do not have time to make anything new. I know sad ha? I thought I would share a quick dinner idea that I used last night since we had Karate at 4:30-5:30 and then basketball 6:00-7:00. I mean sometimes you just have to do what you can. 1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce 1/4 cup of water 1 crockpot as many ribs as your family can eat or will fit in your crockpot Place 1/4 cup of water in the crock pot add ribs $4.18  and pour on the sauce $1.00. Place ...

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Crispy Roasted Chicken Recipe

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Chicken has been on sale at most stores so this is a perfect time to try this recipe! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! This week, I had lunch out with my friends.  We ate at a local restaurant that serves the moistest, most tender, classic Southern fried chicken.  I really wish I could fry chicken like my grandmother did.  She would soak the chicken in buttermilk and then coat it with a magical seasoned flour that I can’t seem to ...

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Starting a Vegetable Garden

This week on Making Dollars Out of Change, I want to talk about making a vegetable garden. With all of the snow on the ground here in Central Virginia, I know it is hard to imagine a garden! However, it is time to start planning for spring. Planting a vegetable garden is one way to save money on produce. There will be an initial setup and planting fee. Having homegrown and organic produce is well worth it though! In the end, you will save money by relying on your garden for your summer produce; ...

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Poodle Pancakes by Rachel Ray: That's what's for Dinner

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachel Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! I just couldn't resist this cute recipe. Why? Well we have been snowed in on more than one occasion. I thought we could have a dog day. I have two kids under six and they love to play. I am putting this recipe ...

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Rachel Ray's Zucchini Crust Pizza Bake is What's for Dinner this Wednesday

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachel Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! Pizza, Pizza, Pizza that is the only thing my son wants to eat. Where are the veggies? We make our own pizza so I make sure to use fresh ingredients and I hide some broccoli, peppers, olives in the sauce. I ...

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Homemade Cleaning Products

 This post is from our partners at Studio One Networks. Ideas That Spark: Home Style Be a Clean Freak … for Less From the Editors of Ideas That Spark By Sarah Mahoney It took a bout of unemployment to jolt Joyce Wilden of Melbourne, Fla., out of the cleaning products aisle. “We were out of window cleaner and looking for every possible way to save money,” she says. So she went online, searched for a recipe for a homemade version and has never looked back. “I discovered it works exactly ...

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Saving Money on Date Night

  The theme for this week on Inexpensively Money Saving Monday is Date Night. February is big month for date nights! It is important to implement a date night on a regular basis though. Date night is something my husband and I have struggled with in the last couple of years due to our young boys. Here are a few tips to help you save money on date night. First, find a friend or two that is willing to participate in the babysitting co-op. Set up a schedule that works for all of you. It may be as ...

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Game Day Chili Recipe

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Super Bowl is this Sunday AND we have a big, fat snowstorm going on. So, warm, comfort food is on the menu. Chili can be easily made in your slow cooker and then served three different ways. Make a big pot of chili and warm up with this homey soup after being out in the snow. Then, use the leftovers to make nachos and chili dogs for the big game. Once you’ve eaten the chili as a soup, take the lid off the slow cooker and leave it on “low”. The chili will cook down and thicken as the liquid ...

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Rachel Ray Turkey Burgers with Cranberry-Pomegranate Sauce

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachel Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... an oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! Well, it appears we are stuck in the house again. Thank you snow. I looked in my cabinets and I tried to figure out what I could make since it appears we will not be driving around to gather new ingredients for ...

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