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Sausage and Peppers Pasta

This is truly a 30 minute or less meal.  It is also an extremely delicious and frugal dinner.  I have taken this pasta as a side dish to potlucks and barbecues and it is always a big hit. Ingredients 1 package Italian sausage links, I like the spicy pork and chicken blend by Johnsonville 1… Continue reading Sausage and Peppers Pasta

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Slow Cooker Beef Tacos

Serves: 4-6 adults Ingredients: 2-3 lbs of beef chuck roast 1 large can of red enchilada sauce, I used the Raley’s brand 1 whole jalapeño Directions: Trim any excess fat off of the chuck roast, if you don’t have time or the meat is frozen don’t worry – fat equals flavor!  Place the beef in… Continue reading Slow Cooker Beef Tacos

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Crock Pot Carnitas

This is probably my best crock pot or slow cooker recipe.  My husband asks me to make carnitas all the time.  Carnitas are absolutely delicious and I thought I would share this since Cinco de Mayo is coming up! Carnitas Ingredients 1 Pork shoulder butt roast 2-5 lbs bone in or boneless is fine half… Continue reading Crock Pot Carnitas

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Best BBQ Dinner

My husband and I love food and we have been craving barbecue.  I made my fantastic slow cooker rib recipe, all the fabulous details are here.  I also made savory mashed sweet potatoes and bean salad.  This is a fabulous and frugal meal.  The entire meal was just under $14 and we have lots of… Continue reading Best BBQ Dinner

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Spicy Spaghetti with Ricotta

Spaghetti can be a fabulous and frugal meal. This spicy spaghetti with ricotta recipe is absolutely delicious and very easy to make. Ingredients for Spicy Spaghetti with Ricotta 1 package of ground turkey 1/2 lb of italian sausage 2 red bell peppers chopped 2 cups of sliced mushrooms 1 yellow onion chopped as much garlic… Continue reading Spicy Spaghetti with Ricotta

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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese

Ingredients: 1-2 lbs lean ground beef or turkey (thawed) 1 bell pepper 1 yellow onion 4 cloves garlic 4 c fresh spinach or 1 box thawed frozen spinach 2 cans tomato sauce 1 can diced tomatoes 1 small can tomato paste 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried parsley 1 tsp ground black pepper Directions:… Continue reading Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese

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Slow Cooker Chicken Primavera

This could be my new favorite slow cooker meal. I made Chicken Primavera in the slow cooker today for the first time. I didn’t follow a recipe, I looked in my fridge and pantry and threw together what I had. Part of being frugal is being creative in the kitchen and making do with what… Continue reading Slow Cooker Chicken Primavera