Simple Dinners: Ranch BBQ Cheesy Skillet Dinner #RollIntoSavings #shop

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Simple Dinners: Ranch BBQ Cheesy Skillet Dinner #RollIntoSavings #shop

There is nothing I love more than the challenge of throwing simple dinners together for under $20 and feeding such a large family of hungry, growing teenagers. This Ranch BBQ Cheesy Chicken Skillet is not only under $20, but I was able to put together a fresh salad AND dessert all for under $20! Can’t beat that!

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Chocolate Pumpkin Mini Trifles with Madhava Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Pumpkin Mini Trifles

With the doors and windows wide open, the cooler temperatures wrap themselves around me as I bake in my kitchen. There is no doubt that Autumn is nipping at my heels and I am so ready. I love baking this time of year, and add in the delicious spices and pumpkin recipes and I’m in pure bliss. These little Chocolate Pumpkin Mini Trifles are absolutely perfect to put in you in the mood for Autumn.

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Chore Charts and the Best Dishwasher Detergent #SparklySavings #shop #collectivebias

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finish challenge

You know with a family our size, keeping the house immaculate is definitely not possible. However, we strive to keep it as clean as we can. We assign chores to each person, each week and keep a chore chart so there is no question, who is doing what. One of the least favorite chores is dishes. We go through a lot of dishes in a day, and we were without a dishwasher for almost 2 years. Having a dishwasher again has been a HUGE blessing and discovering the best dishwasher detergent for the dishwasher was even better! It’s safe to say that keeping a chore chart and finding a dish detergent that works is the best thing that has happened to us lately.

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Menu Planning for the Weekday #yahoofood

Menu planning is a great time saver each week, and here at the Daily Dish, we often provide Menu Plans for our readers, to make meal planning just a bit easier. I also love finding new places for great recipes, so I can add to our menu each week. This is why I love websites like Yahoo! Food. With Yahoo! Food, find delicious recipes to make tonight and check out the best cooking and kitchen hacks. Pretty much everything I need to plan a weeks worth of meals that my family will love.

What makes Yahoo! Food even better, is that they have a fabulous team of editors, writing the best recipes and food articles, which includes a former Bon Appetit senior web editor, Julia Bainbridge; Huffington Post Food Writer, Rachel Tepper and Alex Van Buren, who has written for slew of popular websites and publications like Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Martha Stewart Living. In addition to having a fantastic team, they also partner with some of the best food sites in the world, including Food52, Martha Stewart, Bon Appetit and Epicurious, to name a few.  I promise, there is no shortage of fabulous recipe ideas, tips and tricks and just great food inspiration all located in one easy to navigate place.

I also love that a large majority of the recipes found on the site, have accompanying step by step videos, which is always great to see how something should look along the way.

Meal Planning 101

On that note, let’s take a look at what’s for dinner this week and see what’s on the menu!

Monday

 Sauteed Pork Chop with Sage-Cider Cream Sauce (that Sage-Cider Cream Sauce sounds amazing! And we LOVE pork chops!)

Tuesday

Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Taco’s (we love taco’s at our house and when they get changed up a bit with scrumptious spicy chicken, I know they’ll be good!)

Wednesday

Asian Summer Rolls with Leftover Fish and Market Greens  (I never know what to do with leftover fish and this might just be the ticket!)

Thursday

Lettuce and Pea Soup (because my daughter and I are genuinely curious… it sounds flavorful and delicious!)

Friday

Rigatoni with Sausage, Peas and Fresh Ricotta (because by Friday, I’m looking for simple and not only is this simple, it looks SCRUMPTIOUS!)

 

And beyond our dinner menu, there are two FABULOUS dessert options I  plan to try out this week, Chocolate Stout Cake (because it’s CHOCOLATE!) and this super simple Banana Pudding!

Have you ever used Yahoo! Food for meal planning or recipes? You should!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.



Easy Canning Recipe: Corn Cob Jelly #SundaySupper

Easy Canning Recipe: Corn Cob Jelly #SundaySupper

Saving Summer is the theme of our #SundaySupper today and it’s something that’s pretty near and dear to my heart. My garden is constantly over flowing with fruits and veggies that I can’t use up fast enough. Last year we had an over abundance of banana peppers and blueberries. This year it has been strawberries, blueberries and corn. Yes, corn. Welcome to my world. I live in Missouri and it’s pretty abundant here.
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Nighttime Snacking Ideas and a Movie with Kellogg’s Good Night Snack #goodnightsnack #shop

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Kelloggs Cereal Collage

We eat dinner fairly early. 5:30 most nights. What happens when you eat dinner that early? By the time the night wears on, you get hungry for a snack again. Obviously I’m not going to eat a big meal or a large snack before I go to sleep. But I’m also not going to go to sleep hungry, because first of all, then I can’t fall asleep OR I wake up hungry at 2 in the morning.

Kellogg’s has so many different varieties of cereal, that are perfect for my nighttime snacking needs and won’t make it impossible for me to fall asleep. They really are the perfect good night snack.

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Saving Just Got Easier! Summer fun with Paperless Coupons #WalgreensPaperless #shop

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Saving Just Got Easier! Summer fun with Paperless Coupons #WalgreensPaperless #shop

It’s summertime and that means lots of pool parties, BBQ’s and fun events.

It means we have a constant and steady flow of friends and family that visit frequently. This means we have to make sure we always have drinks and snacks on hand. We don’t want anyone going home hungry and I already have enough kids to eat me out of house and home, so I need a little extra help when it comes to keeping things stocked up.

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