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Several times a month I post a “Bargain Meal” either a full meal or an entree with wiggle room for sides. For five years, it was $5.00 (more or less) for four servings. Starting in 2015 I’m shooting for under $7.50. Sometimes the cost is averaged between two meals – a more expensive main meal and a cheaper secondary one. At times a meal serving more people might cost more, yet “per serving” fit into this category…You’ll probably notice that many of the “Standard American” recipes run higher than ones inspired or based on on those from other cultures or vegetarian meals, and might not offer the nutritional bang for the buck – regardless, I’ll show you shopping “miracles” to keep your cost down.

Classic Quaker Oats Meatloaf

This really is an old-school classic meatloaf. Just plain cookin’ & hardly anything to making it at all. It’s one of those recipes that really makes you appreciate the taste of FOOD.

Quaker Oats Classic Meatloaf

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Whiskey & Marmalade Glazed Corned Beef

I make the same Corned Beef & Cabbage every year. Year after year. It’s that good. But every now and then, I’m up for a bit of a change and this year was it. Even this Grandma wants to be a bit “trendy” once in awhile, if there is such a thing as a “trendy” Corned Beef.

Whiskey & Marmalade Glazed Corned Beef

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Irish Pub Nachos

Ok, so they’re not Irish and they’re not really Nachos. But what they are is ooey, gooey, cheesy potato deliciousness with the spiciness of nachos. And there’s bacon (or corned beef, if you have some) sprinkled throughout. You might call this an appetizer, but for us it was a fun meal.

Irish Pub Nachos with Salsa and Greek Yogurt Ranch

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Slow Cooker Mexican Style Honey Lime Chicken

I always say I don’t use my crock pot enough, so if you’re like me, here’s a recipe that will put that slow cooker into regular rotation. Honey Lime Chicken. If there’s ever a better taste combo than slightly spicy, slightly sweet, tangy Honey Lime Chicken I don’t know what it is…

Slow Cooker Mexican Style Honey Lime Chicken
Slow Cooker Mexican Style Honey Lime Chicken

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Easiest Breakfast Casserole, Cheese & Sausage or Ham

Here’s a super simple little breakfast casserole that is perfect even for the pickiest of eaters. Delicious just as is, full of cheese & Sausage or Ham, I often like to tinker!

Cheese & Sausage Egg Bake
Cheese & Sausage Egg Bake

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Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto

If you’re watching your budget, chances are you’re not eating a lot of seafood, but when a holiday like Valentine’s comes around, you’re probably going to want something a little special. Maybe something like this Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto.

Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto
Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto

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Campbell’s Ultimate Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Hey guys! I’ve been super psyched over my very retro Home-Made Onion Soup Mix. I want to use it in everything. It’s been like a little trip back to the past, only better than I remembered.

Campbells Ultimate Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Campbells Ultimate Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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