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This is so easy I can’t believe it took me this long to come up with it! Anytime you can cook from your stockpile you are saving money, and one thing I don’t lack for in my stockpile are canned soups and rice sides.  And this can utilize leftovers also, making it even better! So, here’s …

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Monday’s Money-Saving Recipe – How to Grill an Onion

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on July 2, 2012 · 1 comment

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This is a perfect accent to your Fourth festivities this week!  We love throwing an onion on the grill anytime it’s fired up.  Here’s what we do to it: Start with a sweet Vidalia onion.  Remove skin and cut off the top.  I always prep it on a piece of foil. Slice it “bloomin’ onion” style without …

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I finally got a picture to go with this recipe, but it’s just of the ingredients.  I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of it finished.  Seriously, Hubs is literally leaning over the oven with a spoon when I pull this out.  This is one of his favorite recipes! Now, I know you can …

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Sneaky Eats: Sweet Potato Pancakes

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on June 22, 2012 · 0 comments

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If you have picky eaters in the family who snarl at the site of a vegetable you need to pick up a copy of Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food.  Bug, my sweet little boy who as a toddler ate everything – cole slaw, baked beans, peas, carrots, broccoli, salad, …

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Monday’s Money Saving Recipe – Italian Parmesan Chicken

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on June 11, 2012 · 0 comments

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   Okay, this recipe is total easy and I used a mix so I am totally cheating.  But if you haven’t tried the Kraft Fresh Take mixes yet, you totally should. There’s almost always a coupon out for them (right now you can get a$0.75/1 Kraft Fresh Take Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix printable and a $0.50/1 …

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Yummy Kid’s Recipe – Peanut Butter and Jelly Popsicles

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on June 4, 2012 · 0 comments

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Here’s a fun, new frozen treat from my friend Brett at This Mama Loves Her Bargains! Peanut Butter and Jelly Popsicles ½ cup peanut butter 1 cup plain yogurt 1 cup milk 4 tbsp honey, divided 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1½ cups raspberries 2 cups raspberry juice Combine the peanut butter, yogurt, milk, 2 tablespoons of the honey, and the vanilla extract …

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Monday’s Money Saving Recipe – Cinnamon Toast

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on June 4, 2012 · 0 comments

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Like the Peanut Butter Marshmallow Crackers, this is another childhood favorite. I loved cinnamon toast for breakfast AND I loved even more when I was deemed old enough to MAKE MY OWN. Which was a big deal, it requiring the oven and all. :) But even for little ones, they can be involved in the …

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Monday’s Money Saving Recipe – Ranch Potato Fries

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on May 28, 2012 · 2 comments

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Today’s recipe is a good side dish.  I sometimes feel like I get into a rut with my side dishes.  Do you ever feel that way?  Sometimes I spend so much time preparing my main dish that when it’s time to start thinking about sides, I just open a can of corn and a box …

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These were so simply to make and SO yummy!  I love when an idea comes together.  :)  God bless Hubs too for always trying my “creations”, fortunately this one got the seal of approval! Pizza Pita Pockets Ingredients: Pitas Jar Pizza Sauce Sliced Pepperoni Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Cut pitas in half.  Spread pizza sauce inside pitas.  Sprinkle a little cheese down into …

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Monday’s Money-Saving Recipe – Watergate Salad

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on May 14, 2012 · 0 comments

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Ahhhhhh!  Summer time!  It’s time for picnic, pot-lucks and cookouts!  And I’ve got a GREAT recipe for all those things!  It’s called Watergate Salad and my mom used to make it for family functions.  Everyone would be so disappointed if mom didn’t bring “that green stuff”. Here’s how easy it is: 1 box pistachio pudding mix 1 can …

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Monday’s Money Saving Recipe – Homemade Garlic Toast

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on May 7, 2012 · 3 comments

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  Homemade Garlic Toast I grew up with Homemade Garlic Toast served with Spaghetti or any other pasta dish my mom made.  In fact, I was probably a teenager or close to it before I realized you could buy frozen garlic bread. My mom always took sliced bread, spread some butter on them, sprinkled it with garlic …

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FREE Slow Cooker Recipe eBook!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 27, 2012 · 0 comments

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  Sign up for the American Family online community and get access to download a FREE Slowcooker Recipe eBook! I’m always looking for new, quick and easy things to throw in the slowcooker!  I can’t wait to try this book out! Sign up now to get yours! Want to know my number one tip for freebies?  Set up …

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FREE Slow Cooker Recipe eBook!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 24, 2012 · 0 comments

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  Sign up for the American Family online community and get access to download a FREE Slowcooker Recipe eBook! I’m always looking for new, quick and easy things to throw in the slowcooker!  I can’t wait to try this book out! Sign up now to get yours! Want to know my number one tip for freebies?  Set up …

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FREE Slow Cooker Recipe eBook!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 21, 2012 · 0 comments

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  Sign up for the American Family online community and get access to download a FREE Slowcooker Recipe eBook! I’m always looking for new, quick and easy things to throw in the slowcooker!  I can’t wait to try this book out! Sign up now to get yours! Want to know my number one tip for freebies?  Set up …

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Recipe: Baked Smashed Potatoes

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 20, 2012 · 0 comments

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These have to be the yummiest things I’ve ever pulled out of my oven! Smashed Baked Potatoes Red or New Potatoes (as many as you want to make) Salt and Pepper Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Sharp, if you like it, otherwise, mild is fine) Green onions, chopped Precooked Bacon Slices, heated and crumbled Sour Cream Boil potatoes until they are tender.   Line a baking …

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FREE Slow Cooker Recipe eBook!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 18, 2012 · 0 comments

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  Sign up for the American Family online community and get access to download a FREE Slowcooker Recipe eBook! I’m always looking for new, quick and easy things to throw in the slowcooker!  I can’t wait to try this book out! Sign up now to get yours! Want to know my number one tip for freebies?  Set up …

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Monday’s Money-Saving Recipe: Cheesy Taco Casserole

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 15, 2012 · 0 comments

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This recipe was born of a need to use some ingredients and sheer luck.  :)  When I season ground beef for tacos I always make twice what we need (seasoning and all) and bag up half and freeze for tacos another day.  So I had the taco meat in the freezer and I wanted …

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  Whenever I make Spaghetti, I always make up plenty of extra to make into Baked Spaghetti Casserole and for later!  Anytime you can make 2 meals out of one it’s saves money! Sometimes I plan on having it the next night and other times I freeze it for later. The night you make your spaghetti, cook extra …

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Easter Recipe: White Rabbit Salad

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 3, 2012 · 0 comments

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White Rabbit Salad aka “Bunny Salad” Combine the following ingredients and chill 3 C cottage cheese 2 T honey 3 T lemon juice 1/4 C raisins 1/2 C chopped nuts 1T poppy seeds 2 Medium tart apples diced     Other add ins Peaches Pears Seedless grapes Orange sections Serve as a salad or side dish, or enjoy with some crackers!! Delicious and nutritious! Read more: recipes / Easter ideas and …

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Chicken quesadillas are a favorite in our house and the basics of them are super simple! They require chicken, shredded cheese (chedder or colby/jack) and flour tortillas. Cook your chicken (I usually use the boneless skinless tenders that come in a bag from the freezer case) and shred it.  (You can also used canned chicken in a …

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