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Easy Agua de Sandia (Watermelon Drink)


If you come across a great sale on Watermelon, much like what we have this week (and next by the looks of it), you can pick up a few without being worried about them not going to use. Watermelons can be picked up as low as $.97 this week - you can see the deal in […]


Crock Pot Freezer Meal Meatballs


We are getting ready to put 40 pounds of ground beef in our freezer that we ordered from Zaycon just last week – and that means we need to do something with the ground beef that we have left to make some space. One thing that is always well received in the family is Meatballs, […]

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Crock Pot Chicken & Stuffing Recipe


Looking for a super easy dinner recipe with little effort? I made this last night ~ it’s one we make often in our house, not only is it just really EASY it requires so few ingredients .. most of which we usually have. It was just past 11:30 last night when Dave mentioned he wanted […]

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Easy 3-Ingredient Peach Cobbler

3-Ingredient Peach Cobbler ~

Peaches are going to be on sale this week at Fry’s for just under $1 per pound – we will be stocking up!  YUM!  Who doesn’t love having a ton of them to use up?! We grabbed some peaches this past weekend and made one of the best desserts we have ever had.  I threw […]

Pico de Gallo {with Lime Essential Oil}

Pico de Gallo

Last night I used my Lime Essential Oil as an addition to my Pico de Gallo …  just about 3 days ago I panicked on the way home from picking up my daughter from school and thought we had NO tomatoes in the fridge to make tacos for dinner. In a panic, I went to […]

17 Pineapple Recipes {+ Pick Up Pineapple for $.63 at Sprouts}

17 Pineapple Recipes

This week is an amazing week to pick up Pineapple – we have a great deal at Sprouts today & tomorrow where we can score one for $.88 or less with Checkout51 offers. I think that’s a steal! I love eating it just plain….. but I also love to throw it on the grill.  If you need […]

15 Recipes to Use an Abundance of Cucumbers


  Cucumbers are very cheap this week – 9 for $.99 on our Weekly Price List.   Do you eat them? We love them – but we really don’t use them in Recipes. We cut them up… throw Lime on them, and then dump either hot sauce or seasoning on them and eat them just like that. […]

10 Dinners for Under $5 {+ Pantry Checklist & Frugal Meal Ideas}

10 Meals for Under $5

I know many of us are on a really strict food budget, with that, it’s important to know what you need to have to make ends meet if your budget just can’t stretch any more for food on any given week.   To help you get on track for easier meals, we put together a […]

Crock Pot Apple Crisp Recipe

Crock Pot Apple Crisp

  Do you love Apples? We got a steal on Apples at the Ranch Market last week on Friday night – so I threw them in the crock pot last night to cook for dessert. My kids love to eat apples – but they love to take a bite and then set it down. That’s […]

Local East Valley Peach Picking Opportunities + Fresh Peach Recipes

Fresh Peaches

  It’s peach picking season – and if you are spending the next few weekends out at the farm to pick FRESH peaches, we thought we’d help you with some recipes to use them. Usually they have to be used fairly fast otherwise they can go bad sitting on the counter ~ Schnepf Farms, 24810 […]

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies ~

  Do you love Cookies? How about Brownies? I love both. And sometimes we can’t seem to decide WHICH ONE to make.  That’s a serious problem! So we decided to make both – and guess what? It was delicious. If you have a craving for both, and you can’t make up your mind which one […]

Easy Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

Easy Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

  Do you have a ton of chicken? We do too ~ we stocked up on Zaycon and now my freezer is overflowing. We love Chicken… and since we are trying to incorporate more vegetables into our diet, it seems to work well for us for dinners too. I also visit the Ranch Market in […]

Candy Bar Dessert Recipes

Candy Bar Desserts

Sometimes it’s hard to resist taking those candy bars when you are standing in line at the grocery store waiting to pay. Grocery stores love to trap you into picking up one or two (or more).. by putting them RIGHT there in front of you so you throw them on your purchase. Who wouldn’t?  My […]

Pressure Cooker Pinto Bean & Ground Beef Soup Recipe

Pressure Cooker Pinto Bean & Ground Beef Soup

  I was lucky enough to score a Pressure Cooker a few weeks ago – I posted it on the blog HERE and hope some of you got it too. It was a total steal for just $20. Since I have it, I’m looking for Pressure Cooker Recipes, and came across one last week that […]