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March 23, 2018, is National Chip and Dip Day!  There is only one kind of chips and dip I like – and that’s tortilla chips with guacamole! The Best Homemade Guacamole 4 avocados 1/2 small red onion – chopped 3 roma tomatoes – seeded and diced small handful fresh cilantro leaves – chopped 2 tsp coarse sea salt 2 squirts of fresh lemon Slice …

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February 24, 2018, is National Tortilla Chip Day!   I feel like National Tortilla Day should also be on National Margarita Day instead of 2 days later.  But alas, they are different days.  Sounds like a good reason to treat yourself to margaritas TWICE – because you need a margariata to go with your tortilla chips…..and …

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The BEST Homemade Guacamole (true story!)

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on February 21, 2018 · 1 comment

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This is the best homemade guacamole!  I think the simplicity of it is what makes it so great.  No mix needed – just the following fresh ingredients: The Best Homemade Guacamole 4 avocados 1/2 small red onion – chopped 3 roma tomatoes – seeded and diced small handful fresh cilantro leaves – chopped 2 tsp coarse sea salt 2 squirts of fresh …

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February 4, 2018: National Homemade Soup Day | Recipes Here!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on February 3, 2018 · 0 comments

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February 4, 2018, is National Homemade Soup Day!  Celebrate this deal with a steaming bowl of delicious soup! I’m going to share with you this Seven Can Pantry Soup recipe!  (Or check below the recipe for links to more soups to try!) Seven Can Pantry Soup by Mackenzie at The Centsible Family  Prep time should be about 15 minutes and will cook for …

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Mom’s Best Chocolate Cake Recipe for National Chocolate Cake Day

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 27, 2018 · 0 comments

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Today, January 27, 2018, is National Chocolate Cake Day!  And I can’t believe I couldn’t find any deals on cake for today!  There aren’t any national deals but you might luck out and find somewhere local that’s offering a special.  A search of “national chocolate cake day” on Twitter brought up some tweets by family-owned …

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Sweet, Simple, Strawberry Shortcakes Recipe

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 5, 2018 · 0 comments

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I have a feeling these didn’t turn out as picturesque as they should have but, boy, were they delicious!  In fact, it’s been a while since I made them.  I seriously need to make some more soon! My “cake” part came out very biscuit-y.  I used Stevia in place of sugar – I don’t think that …

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Copycat Subway Italian BMT Sandwich

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 3, 2017 · 0 comments

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The Italian B.M.T at Subway is one of my favorite sandwiches.  My toppings of choice are lettuce (or spinach), tomato, red onions, banana peppers and olives. As much as I love getting it at Subway, it’s just as easy (and cheaper!) to make it at home! Copycat Subway Italian BMT Sub Sandwich Rolls of your choice Salami Ham Pepperoni Provolone Cheese Toppings At home …

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Back to school means HUNGRY kids in the house at 3:30 every afternoon.  Or, since we homeschool, that means I have a hungry kid in the house all.day.long.   As G has gotten older, I have found it harder to find a balance when it comes to healthy snacking than it was when he was …

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Easy Freezer Meatloaf – 3 Meals in 1 Hour

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on June 26, 2017 · 0 comments

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I wish I were better at freezer cooking.  I KNOW that it saves time, money and sanity.  But I haven’t mastered it yet.  But even though I don’t have 30 meals in my freezer at all time, one thing I DO have is meatloaf.  And even if you haven’t gotten the hang of freezer cooking, …

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For the Fourth of July, there isn’t anything more American than smoked meat to celebrate. Whether it’s a holiday feast for just the family or the whole neighborhood, a big barbecued brisket is the perfect way to bring everyone together for a day of celebrating the red, white and blue. Rocky Stubblefield, grandson of Stubb’s Legendary …

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Recipes for National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day April 2, 2017

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 2, 2017 · 0 comments

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April 2, 2017, is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!   Now, a basic PB&J sandwich is great but if you want to venture out a little on your PB&J day celebration check out these yummy recipes! PB&J Acai Smoothie Bowl INGREDIENTS 2 frozen acai smoothie packs 1 banana 1/3 cup blueberries 1/3 cup raspberries 1/2 cup Sparkling …

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Good For You Fruit and Spinach Smoothie Recipe

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on March 26, 2017 · 0 comments

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Here’s a great way to pack a punch in your breakfast.  (Or lunch or afternoon snack – this smoothie is perfect for any time!)   It’s a fruit and spinach smoothie and you might be a little skeptical at the word “spinach” but if you like orange juice, I promise you’ll like this because that’s …

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“Kid-Approved” Healthy Spinach Muffins

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on March 25, 2017 · 0 comments

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Trying to get kids to eat veggies is HARD.   I’ll try anything to get more veggies in G.  Fortunately he LOVES these spinach muffins.  Not only is he getting a veggie but he’s getting a dose of fruit too! Ingredients: 1 cup pureed spinach 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup applesauce/cinnamon applesauce* or mashed ripe banana 1 …

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National Sloppy Joe Day (March 18) and Recipes!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on March 18, 2017 · 0 comments

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March 18, 2017, is National Sloppy Joe Day!   We had Sloppy Joes for dinner last night so we’re ahead of the game.  But you know what that means?  Today, on that actual National Sloppy Joe Day, we’ll have Sloppy Joe Casserole!  It’s what I do with leftover Sloppy Joes!   medianet_width = “728”; medianet_height = …

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February 24, 2017, is National Tortilla Chip Day!  Now, tortilla chips are no good by themselves.  BUT with some delicious guacamole – they’re great! The Best Homemade Guacamole 4 avocados 1/2 small red onion – chopped 3 roma tomatoes – seeded and diced small handful fresh cilantro leaves – chopped 2 tsp coarse sea salt 2 squirts of fresh lemon Slice avocados in …

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February 4, 2017: National Homemade Soup Day | Recipes Here!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on February 3, 2017 · 0 comments

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February 4, 2017, is National Homemade Soup Day!  Celebrate this deal with a steaming bowl of delicious soup! I’m going to share with you this Seven Can Pantry Soup recipe!  (Or check below the recipe for links to more soups to try!) Seven Can Pantry Soup by Mackenzie at The Centsible Family  Prep time should be about 15 minutes and will cook for …

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Today is National Chocolate Cake Day!  And I can’t believe I couldn’t find any deals on cake for today!  There aren’t any national deals but you might luck out and find somewhere local that’s offering a special.  A search of “national chocolate cake day” on Twitter brought up some tweets by family-owned bakeries and small …

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January is National Soup Month | Find Recipes and Savings

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 19, 2017 · 0 comments

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Did you know that January is National Soup Month? Makes sense because January is the middle of winter and there’s nothing better on a cold winter’s day than a warm bowl of soup!  January is also National Slow Cooker Month.  So you can celebrate both by making soup in your slow cooker! I’m going to share with you this Seven Can …

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Pizza Casserole – A Family Favorite!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 7, 2017 · 0 comments

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Pizza Casserole This IS as yummy as it looks!  It’s Hub’s favorite recipe!  I’ve made it two ways – with ground beef and ground sausage.  We like the ground sausage best.  I seasoned the sausage with some Italian seasoning as I was browning it. This recipe can easily be doubled.  Or even halved.  The picture is half …

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Homemade Slow Cooker Applesauce

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on August 6, 2016 · 0 comments

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  Y’all, I don’t like applesauce but this stuff is GOOD.  I made it because my son likes applesauce.  Now I may never buy applesauce again.  It’s so good.  It’s really easy.  The hardest part is peeling and cutting the apples but if you have one of these Apple Peeler, Corer, Slicers then even that part is …

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