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Frugal Pies For Dinner and Dessert!

Today we have oodles of coupons to use to cook up two tasty, yet thrifty, pies for dinner and dessert! I hope you like yourself some pie, because we're doubling up on it today! My, oh my, love my pie!! ;) Please vote in the poll to have an influence on future recipe selections, then scroll on down for pie upon pies!

Pie for dinner...

•♦•Italian Pot Pie•♦•

3/4 pound Bob Evans bulk sausage
1 (15 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce with mushrooms
1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/2 cups Sargento or Kraft shredded mozzarella cheese
1 (8 ounce) package Pillsbury crescent roll dough, unrolled and divided into triangles

•Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
•Break sausage into an ovenproof skillet over medium heat; cook and stir, breaking the meat into small pieces as it cooks, until completely browned, about 10 minutes. Drain excess fat from the skillet.
•Stir spaghetti sauce, cannellini beans, and thyme through the drained sausage. Bring the mixture to a simmer; cook at a simmer until hot, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat; stir cheese through the mixture until melted evenly throughout.
•Arrange crescent roll dough triangles atop the sausage mixture in a spiral pattern with points of dough toward the center, covering the sausage mixture completely.
•Bake in preheated oven until crust is golden brown and meat mixture is hot and bubbly, about 12 minutes.

...and pie for dessert!!

•♦•Blueberry Cherry Pie•♦•

1 (15 ounce) package Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (21 ounce) can Lucky Leaf cherry pie filling
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1 egg white
1 teaspoon water
2 teaspoons sugar

•Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
•Press one of the pie crusts into a 9 inch pie plate.
•In a large bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Stir in the cherry pie filling and blueberries. Spoon into the pie crust.
•Top with the second crust, and press the edges to seal. Flute edges, or press with the tines of a fork. In a cup, whisk together the egg white and water with a fork. Brush over the top of the pie, then sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of sugar.
•Bake for 45 to 55 minutes in the preheated oven, or until crust is golden brown. Cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil if they appear to be getting too dark. Cool for at least 2 hours to allow the filling to set before serving.

Now for the savings part of the menu!

Go to the link below to print your coupons for huge savings! The coupons you need are: Pillsbury pie crust and crescent rolls, Lucky Leaf pie filling, Bob Evans sausage and Sargento or Kraft cheese. Please note that the Pillsbury items have double savings, since if you sign up for a Saving Star account there are coupons on there that you can stack with these! :) Check out my post on Saving Star here for more information on that.

http://www.coupons.com/coupons/Food-Coupons-107/?pid=13101&nid=10&zid=pt82

So, what's your favorite kind of pie?

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We Can Coupon For Hoppin’ John!

I may be a sweet Georgia peach, but I love myself some spicy food! 🙂 When I found this recipe, it looked to be just hot enough to give it some twang without setting the ol’ tastebuds on fire. Half of the ingredients have coupons available right now. Most cooks I know keep hot sauce and onions on hand, anyway, so it’s awesome for the budget cook, too! Please vote in my poll before you drool over the recipe. 🙂 Coupons at the end…

Hoppin’ John Skillet Supper

2 slices Oscar Mayer bacon
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup Uncle Ben’s quick cooking brown rice
1 3/4 cups Swanson’s reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 3/4 cups frozen black-eyed peas, thawed
1 large tomato, seeded, chopped
1 1/4 cups Sargento Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided

Directions

Cut bacon crosswise in thin strips. Cook bacon and onion in large deep skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes or until onion is tender.

Add rice; mix well. Add broth and hot pepper sauce; bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in black-eyed peas. Cover; reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in tomato; heat through.

Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup cheese. Transfer to 4 serving plates; top with remaining cheese.

Sargento Shredded Cheese (or Kraft Shredded Cheese), Uncle Ben’s Rice, Swanson’s Broth, Oscar Mayer Bacon

Go here and print the coupons listed above: http://www.coupons.com/coupons/Food-Coupons-107/

Do you like spicy foods? Let me know what you think of this dish, and enjoy those savings! 🙂


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Spicy to Sweet: Dinner & Dessert Discounted with Coupons!

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I love the kind of meal you can throw together all in one dish. It means less clean-up and it’s easier to keep an eye on one dish while watching my munchkins destroy the housecleaning I just finished than it is to babysit multiple fancy dishes. I can do it, but the headache is sometimes not worth it or I just plain don’t have time to do that and everything else I’ve got going on. With a nice coupon available right now for sausage, and taters always being cheap, this Sausage Potato Dinner in a Dish fits right in with my laidback frugal mommy vibe. My family also has a super duper sweet tooth, so if I find a simple dessert that uses ingredients I usually have on hand, I’m tickled pink. With strawberries being in season right now, they are always in my fridge, so the Strawberry Yogurt Pastries were perfect for this time of year!

I’m putting the savings information after the recipes. There are double savings this time, which makes this a really sweet deal! 😉

Sausage Potato Dinner in a Dish

4 small red potatoes, cubed
2 small zucchinis, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2 small onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound Hillshire Farms smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon pepper

*Place potatoes in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
*Meanwhile, sprinkle zucchini & onion with garlic salt. In a small skillet, stir-fry zucchini in butter until crisp-tender. Add sausage; cook until browned.
*Drain potatoes; add to skillet. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and pepper; heat through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
*Yield: 4 servings.

Strawberry Yogurt Pastries

1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated Pillsbury crescent rolls
1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) Yoplait strawberry yogurt
1 1/3 cups strawberries, halved

*On a baking sheet coated with cooking spray, separate crescent dough into 4 rectangles; seal perforations.

*Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.

*Cool on a wire rack. Spread yogurt on each pastry; top with strawberries. Serve immediately.

*Yield: 4 servings.

Now for the savings part of the menu! 🙂

Got to http://www.coupons.com

Select and print Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and Yoplait Yogurt coupons.

If you have joined SavingStar, Pillsbury and Yoplait also have coupons available with that program right now, which will double stack your savings together on those two items. If you haven’t joined, please check out my blog on SavingStar under Sites for Savings to learn more. It’s a great program! 🙂


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Saving and Slow Cooking

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If you’re like me,  a slow cooker is your best friend! I received a slow cooker (aka crockpot) as a wedding present. We  use it so frequently that it never gets put up in the pantry with all of my other bulky kitchen gadgets, unless we are prettifying the house for company. Since I’m not only busy, but habitually frugal, I love finding delicious dinners that can be quickly thrown together in the crockpot and hardly cost a thing. That kind of meal makes me happy on many levels! It satisfies my love of all things yummy, simplifies my life, and keeps my purse a little fuller. What more could a girl ask for?

This recipe is super simple and should be a hit with adults and kiddos alike. Are you ready for this? It is Slow Cooker Pizza!! On the count of three, we all say “YUM!!!” 1, 2, 3….YUM!!! Okay, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system… 😉

There are a few coupons available for the ingredients in this recipe, so that spices things up a bit, too. Link and savings will be after the recipe…

~Slow Cooker Pizza~

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef (we use ground deer or turkey as a substitute for ground beef)

1 (8 ounce) package rigatoni (or other shaped) pasta

1 (16 ounce) package Kraft shredded mozarella

1 can Campbell’s condensed cream of tomato soup

2 (14 ounce) jars pizza sauce

1 (8 ounce) package Hormel pepperoni

Veggies of choice (i.e mushrooms, peppers, onions)

*Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook about 8-10 minutes,  until al dente; drain and set aside.

*Brown the ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain off grease.

*In slow cooker, alternate layers of ground beef, noodles, cheese, soup, sauce, pepperoni and any veggies you chose to add.

*Cook on Low setting for 4 hours.

Total number of coupons for this menu: 3, but I added Sargento cheese to the list to print because I didn’t see the Kraft one there when I went to publish, so it shows 4.

Now go print ’em, redeem ’em, cook it up and enjoy!

I’d love to hear how it turned out for you. 🙂

The coupons should be pre-clipped at the link below, but if it didn’t stay clipped for you, just look at the items above that have a brand name and that’s what to look for.

http://www.coupons.com/coupons/Food-Coupons-107/