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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 […]

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Recipe | Stove Top Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding - Stovetop

Do you love Rice Pudding? We LOVE it here, and we eat it after dinner and also for Breakfast… my smaller kids love it. It’s relatively easy to make – if we have a FULL day we like to make it in the crock pot, but earlier this week we were strapped for time and […]


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 are just $1.88 this week – you can see the deal in the Weekly Price List. […]


Zaycon Chicken Coming Back to Arizona + Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Zaycon Chicken

  Just a few days ago I mentioned that Zaycon is coming back – with Chicken. Not just to Arizona but Nationwide.  Have you put in an order?  I have ordered 4 cases in the last 6 months, and plan on getting another case this time around. We are not too big on beef in […]

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5 Great Recipes to Use up Cheap Cilantro (+ Health Benefits)

Bunch of fresh cilantro on wooden background

Did you price match at Walmart this past Wednesday? We had a terrific price on Cilantro – 7 bunches for $.99. That’s incredible. I bought 7. I now have a LOT of cilantro in the fridge, and need to put it to use. If you missed it.. you can still get it this week 5 […]

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Sour Cream Recipes + Cheap Sour Cream at Fry’s

Sour Cream Recipes

This week Sour Cream is an absolute STEAL at Fry’s. You’d be crazy not to stop in and stock up – we haven’t had it this low in a while! Print a Coupon for $.50 off ONE Shamrock Farms Sour Cream 12 oz. or larger at zip 85040…. Head HERE to change the zip, then APPLY; then refresh […]

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10 Easy Recipes that Use Beer {+ FREE Beer at Safeway & Walmart}

Beer Recipes

This week we’re picking up FREE Beer at Walmart or Safeway – even if you don’t drink, you can use it in some of your recipes. I have never loved beer, I don’t know if I just have bad tastebuds, but that stuff tastes yucky to me. But…I will occasionally cook with it – and […]

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Pinto Beans as an Inexpensive, Healthy Meal Option

Cooking & Eating Pinto Beans

  Beans are a great, inexpensive way to feed a large family for less.   They are a huge part of our diet and menu in our home, from Burritos at Breakfast to meal ideas at Supper. We love beans. Ask my kids what their favorite food is… they’ll all chime in “Beans!” Thankfully they […]

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10 Recipes for Fruit Infused Water

Fruit Infused Water

Do you love Fruit Infused Water? Living in Arizona water is a HUGE part of our diet – or at least we hope it is with yours. They are SO much better than the chemical laden drinks you buy in store – not to mention, here in Arizona produce is relatively inexpensive. You can visit […]

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Potatoes as an Inexpensive Pantry Staple + 15 Easy Potato Recipes


Potatoes – they are a staple in our house, and thankfully, they are on sale almost every, single week!   This week they are $.77 – today at Los Altos Ranch Market! You can use potatoes for SO many things – we use them most commonly to make Potato Enchiladas (lots of carbs!) – but […]

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Cool Whip just $.49 + TONS of Cool Whip Recipes

Cool Whip

This week at Safeway we’re picking up VERY cheap Cool Whip – just $.49 per Tub!   That’s an INCREDIBLE deal and great opportunity to stock up! If you are planning on stocking up…you may need ALL the help you can get with some ideas to put that Cool Whip to use. Have a sweet […]

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Easter Recipes | Carrot Cake Oatmeal Pies, Muddy Buddies, Easter Cupcakes & More


Easter is ALMOST here – yesterday we let you know you can make crafts with your kids with a few items we rounded up … If you are BAKING this year, there are also quite a few ideas you can throw down for cake, peeps cupcakes, cookies, veggies – even HAM I love ham, and […]

15 Recipes to Use an Abundance of Cucumbers


  Cucumbers are very cheap this week – 8 for $1.00 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 […]

17 Pineapple Recipes {+ Pick Up Pineapple for $.97 at Fry’s}

17 Pineapple Recipes

This week is an amazing week to pick up Pineapple – we have a great deal at Fry’s where we can score one for less than $1. 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 some variety, I teamed up with […]

10 Recipes to Use up Lots of Eggs


Right now we are stocking up at Albertsons on inexpensive Eggs – just $.74 – $.99 per dozen.    Eggs are one of the best foods to have in the fridge – there relatively low cost … they have lots of protein and, there are several ways that you can serve them up. We rounded up […]