Recipe: Slow Cooker Lentil Chili

I love finding new ways to spice up old recipes! I love chili but have never tried lentil chili! This looks so yummy, it is going on our try recipe list!! Chummom’s Slow Cooker Lentil Chili Recipe!

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Recipe: Homemade Hot Pockets- Beef & Veggie Hand Pie

Looks so yummy! I love Hot Pockets, now to go make my own! Thrifty Recipe shows us just how to do it!

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Recipe: No Bake Chocolate Treasure Bars

Anything to help me save time during the summer and stay out of the hot kitchen, I love this recipe! Try Chummom’s No Bake Chocolate Treasure Bars!

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Recipe: Hunny Bee Cookies

 

“Hunny” Bee Cookies

12 Round Cookies
1 and 1/2 cups Light-Blue Frosting
1 bag TWIX ® Mini Candies
12 Marshmallows
1/2 cup Yellow Frosting

Step 1: Frost 12 round cookies (we used Keebler® Sandies® Pecan Shortbread) with 1 and 1/2 cups light-blue frosting and place a
Twix Mini in the center of each.

Step 2: For the wings, use scissors to cut the ends from 12 marshmallows, then press them onto the cookies, sticky side down.

Step 3: Spoon 1/2 cup yellow frosting into a ziplock sandwich bag, snip off a corner, and pipe stripes onto the bees.

all recipes provided spoonful.com and Disney- The Odd Life of Timothy Green!

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Recipe: Amazing Potato Wedges

Our girls love potato wedges, so this will be a recipe we will need to try. Check out how Cincinnati Cents puts a yummy kick to an old favorite!

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Kids Frugal Fun: Homemade Playdough Recipe

I love finding frugal recipes for things that we spend a small fortune on! Play-doh is one of those things as a kids, you just have to have. It is so much fun to play with, make fake food with and build anything and everything your imagination can create. But as a stay at home mom of 3 girls who love this stuff, it can get quite expensive. So here is our homemade play dough recipe, not only inexpensive but safe, in our case, puppy safe!

Here is what you will need:

  • 2 cup of flour
  • 2 cup of water
  • 4 tsp of cream of tarter
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • food coloring (or we added kool aid to our last batch- colors weren’t as bright in color, but smelled great)

This batch will make about 5-6 small size softball’s (we used small tupperware bowls and I was able to fill 6 of them). I have seen several other recipes floating around the web and they are all fairly similar and all seem to work fine, so if you have your own recipe, use it!image

  • In a pan add all dry ingredients and mix thoroughly
  • add water and vegetable oil
  • cook on medium to low, continue to mix together until it forms a large ball. There may be a few lumps but that is ok
  • let it cool down on a plate or parchment/wax paper
  • you can now add food coloring for just 1 color or separate into small balls and then add food coloring, mix together
  • kneed the balls together, removing all the lump and mixing all the food coloring together- it will start to feel just like play-doh that you buy at the store
  • Start playing!

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I finally was able to use all of those mini plastic bowls I got at Meijer a while back for FREE on sale!! Great for keeping them separated by colors and keep fresh for months of play!

Now for hours of play!!

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Recipe: Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Pineapple Chicken Kabobs Recipe

(Makes 6 (2 kabob) appetizer servings)
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
3 tablespoons lite soy sauce, divided
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into (24) 1-inch pieces
Ground pepper to taste
2 cups DEL MONTE GOLD® EXTRA SWEET PINEAPPLE Chunks
1 medium Del Monte® red bell pepper, cut into (24) 1-inch squares
½ large Del Monte® sweet onion, cut into (24) 1-inch pieces
Peanut oil

To make basting sauce, in a small bowl whisk together honey, 2 tbsp. lime juice, and 2 tbsp. soy sauce until smooth.
Sprinkle chicken pieces with remaining 1 tbsp. of lime juice and soy sauce. Sprinkle with pepper to taste. Marinate 15 to 30 minutes.

Directions:
Preheat grill to medium-high. Thread chicken, pineapple, red pepper, and onion alternately on 12 (6-7-inch) skewers. Discard and leftover marinade. Brush lightly with peanut oil.
Grill for 10 to 15 minutes, turning to cook all sides. Brush with basting sauce the last 5 to 10 minutes. Serve any remaining sauce over kabobs.

Note:
For a spicy variation, omit ground pepper and sprinkle chicken with Jamaican Jerk seasoning to taste

I received this information via Del Monte pr company. No compensation was received. My opinion is 100% my own.

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Recipe: Chicken BLT Taco Salad + Make Your Own Tortilla Bowls On Sale!

I love this recipe for Chicken BLT Taco Salad that I posted last summer thanks to Stretching Your Budget. Now to add this recipe to the The Easy Way to Shape, Bake & Create Crispy, Delicious Tortilla Bowls! Buy One, Get One FREE at $10.00 + S&H.

Plus, as a special gift, they will also include the Cut ‘n Cup Slicer – 100% FREE! I would love to be able to have our own tortilla bowls since we have tacos at least once a week, this would give is something new to add instead of the same old taco shells!!!

Ingredients

Dressing:

1/2 cup Old El Paso® Thick ‘n Chunky Salsa

1/2 cup French dressing

Salad:

8 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices

6 cups torn romaine or iceberg lettuce

1 medium yellow bell pepper, coarsely chopped

2 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped

1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into thin wedges

1 1/2 cups shredded Colby-Monterrey-Jack cheese blend

1/4 cup sour cream, if desired

1 cup small triangular tortilla chips

Prepare:

  1. In medium bowl, mix dressing ingredients until well blended.
  2. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towel; reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Add chicken to skillet; cook and stir over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes or until browned and no longer pink in center. Cool slightly. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until chilled.
  3. In deep 3-quart salad bowl, layer lettuce, chicken, bacon, bell pepper and tomatoes. Top with dressing. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  4. Just before serving, top with cheese, avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips.

Perfect Tortilla

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Recipe and image courtesy of BettyCrocker.com.

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Recipe: Mandarin Orange Cake

Oh how my girls love Mandarin Oranges- I think they would love this Mandarin Orange Cake Recipe from The Coupon Challenge!

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Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Cake

Looking for some super yummy Lemon Blueberry Cake- check out this great recipe from Clever Housewife!

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