Recipes

Chicken With Feta Sauce

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I made this last week for the first time and it was great!  The sauce was not salty at all (which I thought it would be).  Feta was BOGO with a $1 off coupon a few weeks ago, and the evaporated milk was free back during the holidays.

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Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese

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I haven’t made this before but it is on my menu for this week!  I will make homemade bread and slice it thick.  Bacon was $3.00 last week- you can freeze any uncooked single slices, and avocados were $0.50 each with mPerk.  I can’t wait to try this!

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Green Monster Hummus

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I made this for the first time last week.  It was inexpensive to make and quite tasty.  I made some changes to the recipe below- I left out tahini and pine nuts, and substituted a teeny bit of soy sauce for the Bragg.  Spinach is about $1.49/bunch and chickpeas are $0.89 a can.  I used Keebler Crackers that I bought for $0.50.

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Crab Rangoon Dip

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I have made this several times and let me tell you- we can’t stop eating it!!!!!!  I stock up on Louis Kemp imitation crab when it’s $1-$1.50 and freeze it for future use.  And right now there are Ibotta and MobiSave rebates on the Nasoya wonton wrappers!

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Homemade Pita Bread

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I made this a few weeks ago and my two kiddos couldn’t get enough of it.  I’ve made this recipe twice and it has turned out great each time.  If you don’t mind a little elbow grease, it’s much cheaper than store-bought!  I usually serve it with Chicken and Avocado Salad (below)

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Chicken and Avocado Salad

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When Meijer has their large avocados for $1, or their small bags on sale for $2.29 with $1 mPerk, I pick some up and make this light, tasty dinner. I usually plan another meal or two to use up the other avocados and cilantro so they don’t go to waste.  I serve this with homemade bread.

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Fiesta Stuffed Peppers

 

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Did you purchase the Steamfresh Protein Blend (Southwest variety) last week at Meijer for $0.67?  Not quite sure what to do with it other than serve as a side dish?  This recipe looks perfect- and it’s healthy!  I made these once before using Bird’s Eye Recipe Ready Southwest Blend, and the Steamfresh version looks to be quite similar.  You could leave the meat out if you are vegetarian or want to use it as a side dish.  Check out this recipe below.

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Chili Cream Cheese Dip

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I first came upon this recipe in a thread on Facebook.  I had the ingredients on hand so I tried.  Not only was it easy, it was delicious!  Every time I make it, there are no leftovers.  It’s also easy to double or triple for a large crowd.  Serve with Fritos, Ritz, or Townhouse crackers.

Chili Cream Cheese Dip

One brick cream cheese

One can chili (like Hormel or Wolf brand)

Combine both items in a crock pot on low.  Stir occasionally until combined.  Serve with Fritos or crackers.

Photo and detailed recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Rainbow Jello

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This is the rainbow jello I made for my daughter’s 1st birthday.  We had about 50 people attending, so I ended up making this in a large punch bowl.  The great thing about this jello, is any combination of flavors will be amazing.  You can customize the colors- red, white, and blue for the 4th of July, or red and green for Christmas.  The possibilities are endless!  For the photo above I used about 13 boxes and I doubled each layer so it would show up well in the punch bowl.  I waited about an hour before added the next layer.

Rainbow Jello recipe
Ingredients:
However many colors of Jello you would like (the above photo had 13 boxes)
Cool Whip
Boil one cup of water and add to one box of jello in a bowl.  Take 2/3 cup of that color and pour it into your mold or bowl.  Let it set, about 30-40 minutes.  Make sure it is completely set or the next layer will mix in.  While it is setting, add enough Cool Whip (a few tbsp) to the remaining liquid Jello until it equals 2/3 cup.  Pour this over the first layer you made (after it has set).  Wait for it to completely set before starting the process over with a new color!

Jello Popcorn

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I was looking for something to put in my daughter’s goodie bags for her birthday party.  I came across this recipe and decided to make a test batch.  Well my hubby and I ate almost the entire batch so I would say it was a success.  I ended up making about 6 batches, each in a different flavor.  I mixed them all together and then bagged them in clear cellophane bags from Michaels. I had many parents tell me that they ended up sneaking the popcorn away from their kids because it was so tasty!

RECIPE:

  • 8 cups popped popcorn – approximately 1 bag of popped microwave popcorn
  • 3 Tbsp Light Corn syrup
  •  1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 oz box of Jell-o – NOT sugar free
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions

1. In a saucepan, stir to combine the butter and corn syrup over medium heat. Once the butter is completely melted, add in the Jell-o powder and 1/2 cup sugar. Stir well to combine.
2. Turn the heat up slightly and bring the mixture to a boil. Turn to low and simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Immediately pour the jello syrup over the popcorn in a large mixing bowl. Stir to coat the popcorn.

4. Turn the popcorn onto a cookie sheet cover in parchment paper. With your stirring spoon, smooth into a single layer or popcorn.
5. Bake in a preheated 300 degree oven for 10 minutes.

6. Allow the popcorn to cool until it reaches room temperature.
7. Break into bite size pieces and enjoy!

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Green Chili Cream Cheese Enchiladas

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This is one of those instances where the food tastes better than it looks.  I made this for the first time about 6 weeks ago.  I thought it looked a little gloppy, but boy was it tasty!  And my skeptical hubby enjoyed it as well!  This is the perfect recipe for me to use tonight since I have 1/2 package of corn tortillas leftover from something, a package of cream cheese that expires soon, and a can of green salsa that I accidentally opened instead of red salsa.  I love meals like this where you are not only using up ingredients that may spoil soon, but you are creating something really tasty!

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Fire And Ice Tomatoes

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I first tried this on a salad bar and fell in love with it.  Then I came across a recipe in my Taste Of Home magazine that I thought would make a similar dish.  You won’t be disappointed.  This salad is healthy, tasty, and frugal.  You may have to pay a few bucks for the mustard seed, but it will last you a long time (I use it for pickles also). If you don’t like spicy dishes (like me), leave out the cayenne.

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Crab Rangoon Dip

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If you like crab rangoon you will love this dip!  I first tried it a few years ago when I made it for my hubby and I for New Year’s Eve.  Try and stock up at Meijer when fake crab and wonton wraps are $1.00.  They can both easily be frozen.  Every time I make this dip there are never any leftovers.  It’s so yummy and always a hit!

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Chicken And Stuffing Tenders

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I kid you not, these are the best chicken tenders my husband has ever made.  My kiddos scarfed them up as well. What I like best about them is they aren’t expensive to make (Stove Top was $0.69 with a coupon and the eggs were free), and the breading doesn’t fall off!  Check out this recipe if you want a tasty recipe your whole family will love!

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Spaghetti Pie

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I want to share a recipe that goes a long way when trying to save some money and feeding your family.  Spaghetti Pie- yum!  This dish reminds me of lasagna.  Something that surprised me was how little pasta you need to make it.  The recipe only calls for 2/3 box of pasta (8 oz).  I made the recipe AS IS, and my family of 4 had plenty for 2 days- plus leftovers!  If you still have sauce left over, you can freeze it until next time.

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