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10 Best 3-ingredient Recipes

No Comments | Written on April 26, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

What do you do when you are short on time and low on funds, but you still want to make delicious and creative dishes?  Turn to an easy, 3-ingredient recipe!  It is amazing how many delicious dishes you can make with only three ingredients.  Take a look at 10 of our favorite!   

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Italian Stuffed Peppers

20 Comments | Written on January 16, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Cooking on a budget means finding new and creative ways to transform leftovers.   One of my favorite ways to use up extra vegetables, rice or herbs is to make stuffed peppers.  This recipe has an Italian twist, but you can always give it your own spin to use up what you find in the fridge!

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Meal-in-a-Muffin Pan

9 Comments | Written on January 15, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Anytime I am looking for a budget-friendly meal, I turn to “breakfast for dinner!”  Who says eggs, hash browns and muffins are just for the morning?  This recipe is easy and enjoyable any time of day.

Keep reading to learn how to make a meal in a muffin pan!  

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How to Make Homemade Breakfast Cereal

5 Comments | Written on January 9, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

If you resolved to eat better, cook more, and save money in the New Year, you have come to the right place.  It seems like every time I go to the grocery store, the price of breakfast cereal goes higher and higher.  It got me wondering, would it be possible to make my own cereal from scratch at home?

 Keep reading to learn how to make homemade breakfast cereal…

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Italian Breakfast Crostada

1 Comment | Written on January 4, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Can you believe this is the final weekly winner from our 2012 contests?  It has been such a great year filled with amazing recipes and 2013 is going to be even bigger and better!  Our final weekly category was “Breakfast and Brunch” and the winning recipe is this delectable “Italian Breakfast Crostada” from PamelaS.!

Imagine everything you love for breakfast:  ham, eggs, vegetables, and cheese…all in an elegant crostada.  It looks fancy and impressive, but is a snap to make!

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Speedy Sticky Buns

6 Comments | Written on November 28, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

Wouldn’t you love to wake up to warm, gooey homemade sticky buns in the morning?  How about sticky buns that are a snap to prepare?  Now I have your attention!

Whether it is an ordinary weekend or Christmas morning, these sticky buns are an easy way to gather your family around the breakfast table.

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Butternut Squash Soup with Tomato Salsa

12 Comments | Written on November 14, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

I love a good soup recipe this time of year.  During the colder months it can be an easy lunch, or even a starter course for a more formal dinner.  The best part of this super simple soup?  It’s only six ingredients!

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Overnight Buttermilk Pancakes

7 Comments | Written on October 19, 2012 at 12:00 am , by

One of my favorite parts of the weekend is a long, leisurely breakfast.  There’s no need to rush, and I can lounge in my pajamas while sipping a warm cup of coffee and indulging in something delicious.

This recipe for Overnight Buttermilk Pancakes is my ideal weekend treat.  Part of the preparation is done the night before, so the morning can be enjoyed without fuss!

Keep reading to find out how you can make breakfast for tomorrow…tonight!  

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Panzanella and Sausage Casserole Bake

2 Comments | Written on October 9, 2012 at 12:00 am , by

Panzanella is a traditional Italian dish from Florence that uses day old bread in a salad.   Our latest recipe contest winner took this classic dish one step further and turned it into a a savory bread pudding casserole!  It includes cubes of stale or toasted ciabatta bread, tomatoes, onions, basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, just like the salad, but she also adds Italian sausage to really make it a meal.

 Keep reading to find out how this recipe for Panzanella and Sausage Casserole Bake won our latest contest!  

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Tex-Mex Crockpot Chops

5 Comments | Written on June 28, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

The hotter it gets outside, the less I want to heat up the kitchen.  This time of year I love to plug in the crock-pot for an easy fix-it and forget-it dinner!  Pork is so fantastic when prepared in a slow cooker and this meal couldn’t be easier.

The only thing better than an easy pork chop dinner?  A free pork chop dinner!  Hurry and enter the “Chop-A-Day” giveaway from the National Pork Board and you could win $50 of free pork chops!

Tex-Mex Crockpot Chops  (click here to view and print recipe)

4 bone-in pork chops

1 can (15 ounces) hot chili beans

1 jar (16 ounces) thick and chunky style salsa

1 can (8 ounces) shoe peg corn, drained

2 cups cooked rice

Place pork chops in crockpot.  Add beans and salsa.  Cover and cook on high 2 1/2 hours.  Stir in corn.  Cover and cook 30 minutes longer.   Serve over hot, cooked rice.