Frugal Eats and Treats: Chocolate Valentine’s Day Cake

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Ingredients: Heart Cake Molds Vegetable Oil Cake Mix Cake Frosting Steps: So this is a special edition of Frugal Eats. I am an avid baker – usually from scratch – but for today I decided to go with a box mix because it was on sale at my local Ralphs. The cake all together cost under $3.00 which is pretty awesome. I made the cake for my Valentine – my husband – so I made the cake in his favorite flavor – Chocolate with chocolate frosting. Then for decorations I decided to try ...

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Working Mom- What’s for Dinner? Salmon with Pan fried potatoes and steam Asparagus

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Well it has to be quick, cheap, and easy. This only applies to cooking not shopping. I enjoy making healthy meals while staying within our budget. I made Salmon with Pan fried potatoes and steam Asparagus. The salmon was $6.00 I brushed it with olive oil and pesto on my husband's fish. My son can't have nuts so I only used olive oil on his and mine. I baked it at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until it was pink. Then I chopped potatoes from the bag I bought two weeks ago for $1.00. I ...

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Super Bowl Food meets the sales flyer!

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Pulled Pork Sandwich using The Kroger Sale Ingredients: 2 lbs  of Pork Tenderlion 1 12 oz Rootbeer 1 Sweet Onion 1 Bottle of BBQ Sauce 1/4 tsp of Vinegar Salt and Pepper to taste Pork Tenderloin, $3.99/lb Kroger Buns, Sandwich or Hot Dog, 8 ct * Kroger Bread Select Varieties, 20 oz - $1.00Rub the salt and pepper into the pork tenderloin. Use as much or as little as you like. Cut the sweet onion into five ½-inch-wide rings. Cover the bottom of the crockpot with the sliced onion rings. Place ...

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Frugal Eats and Treats: Cheesecake that is chic and cheap

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Ingredients: 2 packages of cream cheese 16 ounces of whipped topping 2/3 cup sugar 2 graham cracker crusts Combine the first three ingredients in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Pour the filling between the two crusts, and smooth their tops. Place the crust pan covers over the ‘cakes’ and place them in the refrigerator for an hour, or until you need them. Tips To save money, I always purchase all store brand items for this recipe. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips over the top of ...

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Working MOM What's for Dinner Wednesday

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Frugal Dinner: Black-eyed Pea Soup Frugal Dinner: Black-eyed Pea Soup ¾ pound ground beef 1 cup finely chopped onions One bag frozen black-eyed peas 2 cups beef broth Two cans diced tomatoes 1/8 teaspoon salt Instructions 1. Place a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and onions and cook until the beef is browned, stirring frequently. 2. Add the black-eyed peas, broth, tomatoes, and salt; mix well. 3. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and cover tightly. ...

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Asian Chicken Soup

Asian Chicken Soup Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins | Servings: Yield Serves 4 | Difficulty: Easy Ingredients: 3 cans (14.5 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon grated ginger (from a 1-inch piece) 1 garlic clove, slivered 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes 4 ounces soba noodles or whole-wheat spaghetti 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 to 8 ounces each), thinly sliced crosswise 1 medium red bell pepper (ribs and seeds removed), cut into ...

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Working Mom What's for Dinner: Potato Bar

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I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. 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! The bake potato bar: I bought a huge bag of potatoes for $1.. So I decided to make a potato bar. Here are my sides: Chili Brocolli Sour Cream Cheese Bacon Butter Tomatoes I just bake the potatoes and the kids fill them to eat them up. ...

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Frugal Eats: Mediterranean Fava Bean Salad

I love a good meal if it is easy and cheap even better! Sara at Budget Savvy Diva has agreed to share her Frugal Eats each week. Mediterranean Fava Bean Salad Ingredients 1 19 oz. can fava beans, drained ($1.59) 1 15 oz. can black olives, drained ($.99) 1 15 oz can petite diced tomatoes, drained ($.29) 2 Tbsp olive oil ($.20) 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar ($.10) 1 tsp dried basil ($.05) Salt and pepper to taste Directions Empty the beans, black olives and petite diced tomatoes into a ...

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Working Mom What’s for Dinner ? Turkey

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu.  I often find myself with a whole lot of ingredients and not a whole lot of time to cook dinner. I believe that if I can cook then anyone can. I hope my easy to make and easy to follow recipes help avoid the dreaded, "not that again." Active prep time 5 Minutes Wash and pat the turkey leg dry (this one and its other half cost $3.71 total) Cover with olive oil and throw on some Italian seasoning Place in a roasting pan at 350 degrees until ...

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Working mom? What’s for dinner? The remake: Chili Recipe

Okay so my resolution was to stop wasting time.. So I am going to focus on making every minute count. Making Every Meal Count is something that I am going to accomplish. I made a chick on Monday and I will remake this chicken on Wednesday night. It will become chili. Why? Well, I have a stockpile of beans and a crock pot. INGREDIENTS: 16 oz or so of canned white beans 2 large onions, chopped 1 stick unsalted butter 1/4 c all-purpose flour 3/4 c chicken broth 2 cups half and half 1 ...

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