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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Dr. Pepper Coupon Still Available | Pay $.38 at Safeway {+ 10 Ways to Use Dr. Pepper}

10 Recipes that Use Dr. Pepper ~ TheCentsAbleShoppin

Do not miss printing this coupon for $1/2 Dr Pepper 2 Liter Bottles OR 12 pk cans of ANY Flavor Dr. Pepper – Regular, TEN or Diet.  Lucky for us it is still going! Check out this deal at Safeway this week through Tuesday: Dr. Pepper 2 Liter $.88 ea. with in-ad coupon – Limit 4 Use […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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16 Easy Tortilla Recipes {From Enchiladas to Quesadillas, Roll Ups & More}

Tortilla Recipes

Mission Tortillas are on sale this week – at almost every store… shop at Fry’s & they are $.45… OR, head into Safeway & get them FREE. You can buy buy buy and freeze freeze freeze – just keep them in the regular package and toss them in the freezer. They come out fine when […]

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Get Ready for Summer | 20 of the BEST Homemade Popsicle Recipes

20 Homemade

A HUGE list of popsicles, to last you through the LONG hot summer here in Arizona!  With a long summer ahead, and kids running around, I can guarantee you that at some point, they will ask you for a popsicle. Who wouldn’t? Who doesn’t love these things? We have rounded up some of the BEST […]

10 Kool Aid Recipes for Cupcakes, Cookies, and More

Kool Aid

This week we are picking up some GREAT deals on Kool Aid – Canisters are $.38 at Fry’s. Packets are just $.20. While the canisters are pre-sweetened, the packets are not – you can take advantage of stocking up if you buy Kool Aid for your kids. It actually works well for baking – not […]