Lemon Chicken Thighs with Olives: Budget Friendly Slow Cooker Recipe


The older my kids get, the more busy we get. I’m telling you, if you have babies right now? Enjoy those evenings at home. You might be covered in spit up and dealing with colic, but that’s nothing compared to being dance mom, homework mom, baseball mom all in the span of 3 hours! I wouldn’t trade it for anything though. However, home cooked meals can be tough to juggle with a packed schedule. Making them healthy adds an extra {Read More}

Frugal Recipe: Skinless Chicken Thighs With Red Wine Vinegar

There aren’t many words to describe this dish that really do it justice. Oh, I was a bit skeptical at first. Some of the ingredients gave me pause. I don’t cook with vinegar that often, but I always enjoy the taste of the finished product, so I’m not sure why I was nervous. I didn’t even take as many pics as I typically do because I wasn’t sure it would be blog worthy. Speaking of vinegar related dishes, I make {Read More}

Scratch Made Chicken and Dumplings Recipe – A Southern Mom

Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

I told you yesterday when I posted the homemade cream of chicken soup recipe that you could use it in a recipe I would post today. Well here’s the recipe! From Scratch Chicken and Dumplings. You will LOVE it! You can make it on the stove or if you have a working slow cooker (I do not, you can read more about that after the recipe!) you can make it in your slow cooker! ——> From Scratch Chicken and Dumplings {Read More}

Frugal Recipes: Quick & Easy Chicken with Rice

Another family favorite.  And the best part is that it’s an easy, thow-it-together-in-ten-minutes kinda meal.  Hope you enjoy. Chicken & Rice  Ingredients: 1 stick butter 1 1/2 cup rice 2 envelopes onion soup mix 2 1/2 cups water 2-5 chicken breasts (depends on their size. Cut into nuggets or strips based on preference) Salt & Pepper to taste Directions: Melt 1 stick of butter in skillet. Brown 1 ½ cup of rice in butter. Transfer rice to casserole dish (9×13). {Read More}

A Healthier Flash Fried Chicken Recipe (Really)

If you enjoyed this post, I’d love it if you “Pinned” it Pin It Or Stumbled it! If you are the first to stumble, please be sure to categorize it as a Recipe! Fried Chicken.  My previous attempts at making “healthy” fried chicken were always super disappointing. The kind that’s cooked in the oven never came out crispy enough for me. Now, that’s probably my fault and someone out there probably has a recipe for oven baked fried chicken that {Read More}

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Recipe PLUS Link Up Your Slow Cooker Recipes

So with all the hub-bub of the Crockpot Girls on Facebook.  Some blogger friends and I decided to start our own page called the Slow Cooker Squad and combine it with a Slow Cooker  Linky.  We would love it if you would join us on Facebook- make sure you like the Slow Cooker Squad! Today’s Slow Cooker Squad recipe is brought to us by Cheryl Siens. This crock pot meal is so easy and delicious.  I usually put it on when my husband {Read More}

Frugal Recipes: Slow Cooker Chicken, Brocolli & Dressing (Stuffing)

I’m all about easy 1 pot meals. This is why I have a very special and intimate relationship with my slow cooker. Dump a bunch of ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and by dinner time all you have to do is spoon it onto plates. Then complain about how you cooked ALL DAY LONG (because you did. Most slow cooker meals take 5+ hours!), and let everyone else do the cleaning. A slow cooker meal is most {Read More}

Frugal Recipes: Budget Friendly King Ranch Chicken

Guest Post by Cheryl Siens Although I’ve known about King Ranch Chicken my whole life, I had never eaten it until about 2 years ago when my daughter came home from a mission trip raving about one of the dishes they ate. She is my picky eater who doesn’t like anything, so I thought I better jump on this one!  I called the lady who made the dish for the kids (actually, I cornered her at a marriage conference, but {Read More}

Frugal Recipes: Quick & Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

This is a guest post by Cheryl Siens Here is a recipe that is quick, easy, inexpensive and tasty.  It’s one of those recipes where you can buy the ingredients, then wait till you’ve had one of those days.  Even when you are frazzled and running behind, you can still serve your family a hot, delicious meal with very little effort.  Everything comes out of your pantry except the pie crust, and you can keep that in the fridge for {Read More}