New Twist on Baked Apples Recipe #Apples #Recipe

I have to say that we love baked apples here in so many different recipes, Apple Pies, Apple Dumplings, Apple Fritters and the list goes on. However, when we want something on a cold night to warm us up, and still have a great treat. I make these apples as a treat for the kids. It’s a big hit with them!

10 baking Apples peeled, cored and cut into slices
1/3 cup Red Hot Candies (get on sale or at the Dollar Bill store)
3 Tablespoons water
Large Pan for cooking

After Washing, peeling Coring and cutting the apples up put them in the pan with the rest of the ingredients on a low heat on the stove top. Keep stirring till the red hot candies melt and the apples are soft. Place in bowls and eat. You can top with ice cream if you would like for an extra special treat. These are so good! I make these several times a year for the kids, then we sit and watch a movie together while we eat them. The apples will turn red from the red hot candies and have a heavenly scent to the house as well so your doing double duty. lol Hope your family enjoys them as much as ours does. :)

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5 Ground Beef Freezer Meals You Can Make At Once #FamilyFavorites #HamburgerRecipes #Freezermeals

I Like to Purchase a 10lb Package of Hamburger and split it up to make 5 Freezer Meals All At once so that I can have them for Hectic Nights or when I’m sick. So Here are 5 Ground Beef Freezer Meals that are quick and easy to make that will get you in and out of the kitchen Quickly. They are all Frugal Meals as well that will save you both Time and Money.

Spaghetti Sauce~ 2 lbs of Ground Beef and Your Favorite Spaghetti Sauce add in your mushrooms or anything else you put in normally. Put in Freezer bag, label and freeze.

PoorMan’s Casserole~ 2lbs of Ground Beef and you can use your different frozen Veggies that you have left in the freezer or use 2 bags of Frozen Mixed Veggies of your family Favorites,and 2 Cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup (Do Not Add Milk). Put all of the ingredients into a Freezer bag and mix, then Freeze. If it’s for a family of 2-4 you can split it into 2 Freezer bags.

Directions for Serving
When you make it you will defrost in the fridge over night, then Put in a Cake Pan add 1 1/2 Cups of Milk to Meat Mixture, Make enough mashed Potatoes for 6 people and put over the top of the meat mixture. Bake For 30 minutes. Top with American Cheese and put back in oven till cheese is melted.

Taco Soup

2 lbs Ground Beef (cooked & Drained)
2 cans of Cream style Corn
2 cans Stewed Tomatoes
1 Can of Golden Corn
1 Package of Ranch Dressing mix
1 Package of Taco Seasoning
1 bag of Tortilla Chips
Sour Cream
1 (8oz bag) Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Crockpot

After your Ground Beef is cooked and Drained add it to the Crockpot. Then Drain the juices from the Golden Corn and add to the meat. Add in the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT for the Sour Cream, Tortilla Chips and Cheese. Stir and put on high for 3 hours or you can put it on in the morning and put it on low till ready to eat. Put the Taco soup over the Tortilla Chips and top with cheese and Sour Cream.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs (2lbs of Ground Beef)

32 Meatballs (Homemade)
1-32oz Jar of Grape Jelly
1-32oz bottle of Ketchup
1 can of drained pineapple chunks
1/4 cup of pepsi or Coke (pop)

Mix the Grape Jelly, Ketchup and the pepsi or coke together in a crockpot. Then add the meatballs to the mixture and the pineapple. Stir and put on low for about 3-4 hours then serve. If when you taste the sauce it’s to sour add a little more grape jelly if it’s to sweet add a little more ketchup.

NOTE: This recipe sounds gross from the ingredients but it’s soooooooo good! You can add a little green pepper if you would like as well.

Meatloaf

2 lbs of Ground Beef
2 shakes Lawry Seasoning Salt
1/2 tspGarlic Powder
1 tsp Italian Seasonings
3 eggs
1 sleeve of crushed crackers

Mix all together then bake at 350 for about an hour. Let it cool and put in freezer bag after draining the grease out from it.

There are your 5 easy dinners that take no time to make.

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Make Your Own Ice Table To Keep Potatoe Salad, Pasta Salad, And Fruits Cold For Parties #Food #Party

I have built my own Ice Tables for Parties, they work great and keep everything cold for BBQ’s, Graduation parties, baby showers and anything else that you need. You can also make them foldable to bring with you anywhere. The cost of the Ice tables retail are around $260 or more but you can make your own for about $40 or less. Here is how I made mine, I don’t have a picture of mine anymore so I can’t show you the finished product but trust me it works great! Here is what I did to make the Ice table, that we used for many years.

* A Foldable Banquet Table that I received from Freecycle.org
* Scrap Wood the length of the sides of the table (Possible Freecycle.org as well)
* Screws

I took the scrap wood and screwed them into the top of the table so that it gave it higher sides on the top of the table. I screwed all the sides together so that it all came together to be a solid table. I then took a plastic table cloth from Dollar Bill in the color of the party theme and placed it inside the table. The Table Cloth would go over the whole table and cover the sides so that people could not see them. You then fill it with ice and place your items that need to stay cold in the ice. They will stay cold for hours for the party, if out of the sunlight the ice will last longer and you won’t have to worry about if you need to refill the ice. For Cleanup just take the food out tip the table and the ice and water will water the grass for you. Then you just fold the table up and put it away for the next party.

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Irish Cream Push Pops for St. Patrick’s Day

These Irish Cream Push Pops are perfect for after dinner on St. Patrick’s Day. They look amazing and are easy to make, they will think you slaved over them to make them.

If you do not have the Push Pops you can purchase the Push Pop Containers with Lid 12 ct. Clear Plastic Push up Pops for only $19.99 Shipped. They come in handy for many events and different goodies you can make.

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After the Turkey Coma make Turkey Freezer meals with the left overs #TurkeyRecipes #Thanksgiving

There are a TON of great Turkey Freezer meal recipes. So instead of just freezing the extras as just turkey meat here are some great recipes for you to make Turkey meals for those fast dinner nights that we all have. They are easy to make and you already did half the battle by already cooking the Turkey. :) There are several other recipes as well on the pages of these links so get creative for the family.

Here is a list of some great freezer meal recipes:

* Turkey & Corn Tortellini Soup Freezer Recipe

* Turkey Noodle Casserole

* Creamy Turkey Wild Rice Soup is Easy to Make and Easy to Freeze

* Enchiladas With Turkey Recipe

* Southwestern Turkey Taco Soup Recipe

* Honey Thyme Turkey With Lemon Noodles Recipe

* Crock Pot Chili With Turkey

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Frugal Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipes #HotChocolate

I thought this would be a perfect day to post some frugal Hot Chocolate recipes to warm everyone up.

Raspberry Hot Cocoa Mix

5 1/2 cups instant dry powder milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup powdered coffee creamer
1/2 tsp. salt
3 envelopes of unsweetened raspberry drink mix (such as KoolAid)

Sift together the powdered sugar, cocoa, creamer, and drink mix. Stir in milk powder. Store mixture in a tightly covered container.

To serve, combine 3 tablespoons of mixture with hot water. Stir well.

You can easily change the flavor of this recipe by using different drink mixes.

Yield : about 9 cups


Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix, from The Tightwad Gazette, Volume 1

10 2/3 c. dry milk

1 lb. Nestle’s Quik

6 oz. of non-dairy coffee creamer

1/3 c. confectioners sugar

Mix the ingredients in a large bowl and store in a covered container. To prepare hot cocoa, mix 1/2 cup of the mix with 1 cup of hot water.

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

To make your own peppermint hot cocoa mix, you will need:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup + 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder (one 4.4 oz container will have enough for one batch plus about 1/2 cup leftover)
5 candy canes

* Place candy canes in a plastic zipper bag, and close most of the way. Pound the bejesus out of those suckers!

* Stir the other ingredients together then mix in the candy canes and stir again. Make sure your mix is stirred really good. Don’t under mix it because it will not taste right.

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Free Libby’s Pumpkin Log Recipe #Food #Thanksgiving #PumpkinLog #FallRecipe

Libby’s Pumpkin Log is one of our favorite recipes. It is just a heavely treat that I make for Holiday’s and for the winter as a treat for the kids. They can’t get enough of it, so I make it frequently for them. You can replace the Libby’s Pumpkin with Fresh Pumpkin as well for this recipe.

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My amazingly moist Turkey recipe #ThanksgivingRecipe #Turkey #TurkeyRecipe

I have to say that I LOVE Thanksgiving and having Turkey! So when it comes time to make my bird, I can’t wait to get it in the oven so that we can eat! The neighbors are always calling and asking how I am making my Turkey because they can smell it all the way in their homes! So I am going to share my recipe with you all today.

I use a Chardonnay wine that is the cheapest they have usually a $3 bottle.
Italian seasonings
Turkey rub
a bit of onion and Garlic salt
8 tablespoons of butter

I wash my bird first, then put it in the Turkey pan. I poke the Turkey skin to make sure the wine can get in under the skin. Then I pour about a 1/4 of the bottle over the top of the turkey. Then I pour about 1/4 inside the turkey. I then add spices above to the top and inside the turkey. I place it in the oven at 250 for about 1 1/2 hours and then keep basting it every 30-40 minutes. After the first hour I turn the oven up to 265 and then keep it there till my bird is done. The dark meat and the white meat are equally juicy and everyone is ready to eat. I do it this way every year and it comes out perfect. I do have the little pop up button my my turkey to let me know just when he is done to perfection. ( Love the pop up button) It’s so easy to do but everyone thinks you slaved on your bird to make it taste soooooooooooo good! I figure what they don’t know won’t hurt them. lol The alcohol all cooks off while baking your bird but it has just a wonderful taste. Do NOT stuff your bird if your making it this way do your stuffing in a different pan.

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