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February 24, 2010

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 your crock pot on low for 8 hours… Voila dinner!

I threw in some Uncle Ben’s rice 90 seconds (free) in the microwave and a bag of Dole Salad mix ($1.00). DONE for under $7.00!

November 23, 2009

Slow Cooker Recipe: Sweet Potato Custard

 

I have had a couple of requests for the Sweet Potato Custard recipe. This recipe came from a crock pot cooking class I took several years ago. It is a simple recipe and great to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas. I really like that it cooks in the crock pot instead of taking up room in the oven. It almost tastes like dessert! The original recipe was by Debbie Duggan.

Sweet Potato Custard

5 Cups chopped, peeled sweet potatoes or yams
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tblsp. unsalted soft butter
3/4 Cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Dash Nutmeg
Dash ground cloves
1 large egg
1/4 cup sour cream

In a pot of boiling water, cook sweet potatoes for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and transfer to a blender or food processor. Puree or mash sweet potatoes until smooth. Add lemon juice.

In a bowl combine butter, brown sugar, spices, egg and sour cream. Beat until smooth. Fold in sweet potato puree. Transfer to a lightly buttered crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. The sweet potatoes will be slightly brown on the edges when done.

Tip: You can boil, mash and add the lemon juice the day before if you want. Just place the puree in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook in the crock pot!

 

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Frugal Ways to Save Money When Buying New Home Appliances

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Frugal ways to save money when buying new home appliances

Frugal Ways to Save Money on Home Appliances

Spring is a time of new beginnings.  For many, it’s also the time when a large income tax refund comes in.  Some may use those extra funds to pay off debt, to plan for a much needed and deserved vacation, or to put toward savings.  This year we plan to use those funds to replace our dishwasher, refrigerator and stove.  After over ten years, these appliances have outlived their usefulness.  The dishwasher leaks and our last attempt to repair it proved worthless.  The refrigerator is not defrosting and is loud. As for the stove, it’s an older electric burner version which I have dreamed of replacing with a ceramic flat top since we moved in a number of years ago.  It looks like it’s time to check out the home appliances sales.Continue reading

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