Dinner for 4 for only $2.00!

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Dinner for 4 for only $2.00 I never shop without coupons and always check the sale papers before I shop but I can never seem to get our family dinners under $6.00 a meal. This has been even more of a challenge with rising grocery costs and growing children. In our house we have 3 adults and 2 chidldren (ages 8 and 13.) My father-in-law has lived with us for about a year and he is a meat and potatoes kind of guy but never complains when I make casseroles or soup. He did once ask where the meat … [Read more...]

Unstuffed Pork Chops Recipe

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Unstuffed Pork Chops Recipe I love stuffed pork chops but to be honest my kids do not. They do however love cooked apples and/or applesauce with their pork chops. This combines both our favorites into one family friendly dish. This does usually leave extra stuffing and apple mix leftover. My husband heats it up the next day for lunch. Unstuffed Pork Chops 6-8 Pork Chops 2 cans of apple pie-filling 2 boxes of stuffing … [Read more...]

Cheesy Potatoes and Sausage Recipe

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Cheesy Potatoes and Sausage Recipe   Dinner Worthy Cheesy Potatoes with Meat 8 cups idaho potatoes, peeled, boiled and cut into cubes when cool 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour 4 cups milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 lb Velveeta cheese, diced 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 2 packs or 2 lbs of beef bratwurst (other options: chopped ham, skinless sausage, cheesy bratwurst) … [Read more...]

Roast Pork with Apples and Cider Sauce Recipe and $50 in Costco Cash Contest

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Did you know that October is National Pork Month? Yup, and to celebrate we have a super delicious recipe to share with all of you, a great pork sale and an amazing giveaway. To celebrate October as National Pork Month, Costco is offering discounts on top pork cuts from chops and roasts to pork tenderloin and boneless loins. Costco members can take advantage of weekly savings ranging from $2.00-$2.50. Between October 22 and 28, Whole Boneless Loin is $2.50 off. Boneless pork loins have an … [Read more...]

Crockpot Chicken with Veggies

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Crockpot Chicken with Veggies Recipe   Dinner time at my house involves feeding 5 people. But 5 servings is usually not enough since we have a growing teenage son. I have found Chicken thighs to be very cost effective as they go on sale frequently. My family however seeks diversity and in lieu of a chicken legs or chicken breasts I used the thighs in Crockpot Chicken. I served with a loaf of Beer Bread and Pumpkin Spice Butter. 8 chicken thighs (You can substitute other parts … [Read more...]

Divine Chicken from Leftovers

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Divine Chicken from Leftovers   I am always looking for ways to spruce up leftovers, especially chicken. I am also in a rush several nights a week. Today while trying to figure out what to do with some leftover boneless, skinless chicken breasts I had leftover from Monday night, inspiration hit and this is what I came up with. Divine Chicken from Leftovers Ingredients … [Read more...]

Spaghetti Pizza Bake

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Spaghetti Pizza Bake I always end up with leftover spaghetti after I make this for dinner. My family loves spaghetti but you can only feed it to them so many times in a row when they stage a strike. So instead of plain spaghetti leftovers, step it up with this easy recipe. It is so easy that even people who aren't great cooks can do it. Spaghetti Pizza Bake Can be cooked in the crockpot or in the oven on 350* Ingredients: … [Read more...]

Easy Ham and Potato Crockpot Soup

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  Ham and Potato Crockpot Soup Check out Gwendolyn's yummy recipes! I experimented today with Ham and Potato soup the best thing was it cost me nothing, I only used what was in the house and it didn't cost me anything extra. It was also easy to do and since I was sick today it was perfect. Easy Ham and Potato Crock-pot Soup Serves 6 I love getting Ham and Potato soup when I go out to eat and went on the search for an easy recipe. Most of the recipes I found used ingredients I … [Read more...]

Shrimp exchange

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Call me what you wish. I am sure master chef is not on your list. I do however love to try to be creative. We have three kids and they are each allergic to something so I try to make dinners that I can change up a little. I am a huge shrimp fan and they are usually on sale for buy one bag  get one free. I have a husband that loves a good salad. I am a meat eater so I try to incorporate meat into my salad. I decided shrimp salad sound yummy and since they were on sale. I bought them. I got a bag … [Read more...]

Ask a Nurse: Easy Skillet Meals

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Pamela is an RN, MSN/Ed. Pamela is a mother of 6 amazing children ages 11 to 24. She is a nurse educator and loves to travel overseas to work in medical clinics and teach health-related topics to schools and communities. She has been married to her best friend, Steve, for 29 years. She has many different interests including reading, writing (NOT arithmetic!), baking, teaching, and spending time with her family. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and two youngest daughters. To … [Read more...]