Hamburger Hash

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I am not a big meat eater, but this was good. It was cheap to make too! I will definitely be adding this recipe to our family menu. I hope you like it.

Hamburger Hash

1 bag of frozen potatoes (or you can substitute for cut up potatoes which is what I did this time)
1 lb hamburger meat
1 onion chopped
2 cups of shredded cheese
salt, pepper and garlic to taste
vegetable oil

Add oil to pan & begin cooking the potatoes with the salt, pepper, and garlic salt. In a separate pan brown the meat and drain. When the potatoes are almost done add the onion. Saute until the onions start getting soft. Add the hamburger meat and cheese. Sprinkle a little more salt and pepper and it’s done!

Altogether I think this took me about 30 minutes.

Minimize Diaper Pail Odors

After reading a blog on household tips on stinky garbage cans, I thought it might work on the diaper pail. I had tried everything. I emptied it twice a week, bleached it all the time, and used a ton of Lysol, but I felt like I could smell it anyway. The solution was easy and free. Newspaper! It sounds ridiculous but it worked for me.

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Put a little in the bottom under the bag.

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I even put some in the bag. I change the paper everytime I change the bag. It isn’t an immediate answer but I definitely noticed a difference after a couple of days.   🙂

Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

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I made these this morning for breakfast and they were sooooo good! I like anything with cream cheese though. These were also inexpensive and easy (my fav). The kids have already asked me to make them again! At first I didn’t think it was going to be enough for all of us, but it was plenty. I even had 3 leftover.

Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

2 cans of crescent rolls
16 oz cream cheese
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of butter (melted)
1 tbsp of vanilla
Cinnamon and sugar

Preheat oven for 350°. Mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Spray baking sheet and unroll 1 can of crescents. Spread on cream cheese mixture. Top with the other can of crescents. Pinch the outer edges closed as best you can. Put the melted butter all over the top and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

You could probably serve it as a dessert too. Yummy!  😛

Crock Pot Apple Crisp

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I am not sure why they call this a crisp, it’s not crispy. It is delicious, and it smells so good cooking. This can be served as a breakfast, or as a dessert with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream. I have done both.  😛

Crock Pot Apple Crisp

5 apples cored, peeled and cut up (any kind whatever you prefer)
1 cup rolled oats/old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon of salt
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup of flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup of butter

Melt butter. Mix all ingredients except apples. Spray crock pot. Add layer of apple, then the mixture, repeat. Cook on high 2-3 hours. Stir about halfway through.

It’s very easy to make!

Crock Pot Stovetop Chicken

I love how easy this recipe is! It’s inexpensive, simple, and delicious. You only need 4 ingredients.

Crock Pot Stovetop Chicken

1-2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken
1 box of stovetop or off brand
1 can of cream of chicken
4 oz of sour cream

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1. Put chicken in the crock pot. I put mine in frozen.

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2. Put the stovetop next. Just dry.

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3. Mix sour cream and cream of chicken together and put it on top. Try to cover it with the mixture the best you can. As you can see, mine isn’t perfect. Cook on high 4 hours. I stir mine about 30 minutes before it’s done to make sure all the dressing is moist.

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Altogether this meal cost me about $7 to prepare. Yummy!!!
😛

Caramelized Chex Mix

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First, I am gonna warn you this is addictive and soo good! It made a lot. I put in the kid’s snacks for school, my husband’s lunch, plus me and baby couldn’t stay out of it! Also, it didn’t cost much to make.

Caramelized Chex Mix

6 cups corn chex
6 cups rice chex
6 cups of pretzels
1 cup of butter
2 cups of brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups of nuts

Preheat oven at 250°. Mix cereals, pretzels, and nuts in a big bowl. Combine brown sugar, butter, and syrup. Cook in a saucepan on medium/high heat until it comes to a boil. Continue cooking stirring constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat, add baking soda, pour over cereal, and toss. Try to get it coated well. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 40-50 minutes stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool 5-10 minutes and stir again. Store in air tight container at room temperature.

Yummmmy!!!  😛