It has been so long since I have last posted and I apologize. Life has been crazy. I have switched departments at work,but now I am working 9 to 5 m-f so I have a better schedule to hopefully be able to start blogging again. I think I may have ...

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  1. Key Lime Pie
  2. How to save money on groceries by eating leftovers without feeling you are eating leftovers!
  3. 3 ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.
  4. Waffle Cake
  5. Cooking Challenge 1: Braising
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Key Lime Pie


It has been so long since I have last posted and I apologize. Life has been crazy. I have switched departments at work,but now I am working 9 to 5 m-f so I have a better schedule to hopefully be able
to start blogging again.

 
I think I may have posted this before but it is an oldie but a goodie.




Key Lime Pie

1 Graham Cracker Crust
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1 cup of lime juice
2 eggs


   Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients together and pour into pie shell. Bake at 325 for 15 mins.. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Refrigerate and then cut in slices. Serve with whipped cream.


    

How to save money on groceries by eating leftovers without feeling you are eating leftovers!

My son just turned 19 this week, so for his birthday we had a family dinner and made meatball subs and homemade cookie cake. I love this recipe. Since we were having other family over we decided to triple the recipe. The recipe ended up making more meatballs than we needed so we used some of the left over meatball mixture to make a meatloaf. The kids ate all of the leftover meatballs the next day. The only thing  left was the sauteed green peppers and onions. I went ahead since I have been working mid day shifts and cooked up the meatloaf for Saturday night, it was good but still had meatloaf left. Everyone knows that leftovers save you money on your grocery bill, but sometimes you just do not want the same thing over again. This is where you can change things up and create something new from what you had left over. We did this by making a frittata with the leftovers. Tonight we had a Meatloaf Fritatta.










Meatloaf Fritatta
 3 slices of meatloaf chopped
 6 eggs
3 potato's chopped and fried until tender
1/4 shredded cheese
leftover onions and peppers about 2 cups
1 cup of milk
garlic salt pepper red pepper flakes and smoked paprika
 Season potato's however you like. Fry in pan until tender. In a seperate bowl mix eggs,chopped meatloaf, onions,peppers,cheese,and seasonings. Mix together and add to pan with fried potato's. Bake on 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until cooked thoroughly. Honestly there is no real recipe, we just threw this together. It does not have to be meatloaf but can be any meat and veggie leftovers.

 My point is we did not eat meatballs for 3 nights straight, it was changed to make 3 completely different meals. Hope this gives you some ideas for your left overs. It does not have to be a fritatta but you can turn it in to something new entirely.
    

3 ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.



3 ingredient peanut butter cookies

1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg

Mix together and drop buy small cookie scoops and press criss cross marks with fork dipped into sugar. Bake on 350 for 12 minutes.
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Waffle Cake

If you are looking for a quick and easy dessert, that is is fun for the whole family, I think I have found one for you!

                                           Waffle Cakes





1 boxed cake mix
waffle maker

Mix cake mix according to directions on box. Pour batter in waffle maker (amount depends on size of your waffle maker) and bake until waffle maker says you are done! I topped mine with ice cream, but the possibilities are endless. You could do strawberries and whipped cream or any other topping. You can also use different flavored cake mixes.  Mine made about 6 waffles, but I have a Belgium Waffle Maker.

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Cooking Challenge 1: Braising

Yesterday, I announced the start of monthly cooking challenges on the blog!Here is our first cooking challenge!

Braising

  Braising is usually the preferred method of cooking a normally otherwise tough piece of meat in a small amount of liquid to make it tender.  This is good for those of us on a tight budget than can not always afford the more expensive piece of meat. 

    If you are interested in participating in the cooking challenge, please sign up for  the newsletter below to get all of the rules, and links to recipes and instructions!  I hope you are interested in the challenge and want to take part!

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