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The Perfect Summer Dress from Walmart for $13.88!

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Gorgeous Blue Dress

Ladies, I have found the perfect Spring and Summer dress from Walmart! This adorable Time and Tru tiered knit dress is only $13.88 and comes in 7 color options. It is available in sizes XS-XXL. It is a knit material so it literally feels like you are wearing pajamas! I love that this dress can be dressed up or down depending on how you want to wear it that day. I am wearing it with my leopard sandals that I found on Amazon last week and it looks so cute!

I personally love the Time and Tru line at Walmart, and if you haven’t yet tried a piece, this is a great way to give it a try! I will tell you that this particular dress runs big. I am in the Small for reference. I also ordered the Magenta but it hasn’t arrived yet. Let me know if you order and send me a pic!

Different Colors of the Dress

Quarantine Snacks Round Up!

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Are the kiddos eating you out of house and home yet? Are they always asking for a snack? I put together a round-up of some great deals that I found over on Amazon. These items will shipped right to your front door so you don’t even have to leave your house! Prices and stock are current at the time of this post. Most of these items are even cheaper if you choose Subscribe and Save!

  1. Pringles Flavored Variety Pack Potato Crisps – Original, Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream and Onion,12.9 oz (18 Count) $6.48 prime shipped! (even less with S&S) 
  2. Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps Variety Pack, Individual 1.5 Ounce Snack Packs, 24 Count $13.98 prime shipped! (even less wit S&S) 
  3. Grandma’s Cookies Variety Pack of 30 $14.98 prime shipped! (even less with S&S)
  4. Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Sweet & Savory Variety Pack Crackers, 19.5 Ounce Snack Packs, 20 Count $7.99 prime shipped! (even less with S&S)
  5. Annie’s Variety Snack Pack, Cheddar Bunnies, Friends Bunny Grahams and Cheddar Squares, Baked Snack Crackers, 12 (11 oz.) Pouches $5.99 prime shipped!
  6. Nabisco Savory Cracker Variety Pack, 20 count pack $6.98 prime shipped!
  7. Black Forest Organic Fruit Snacks, Berry Medley, 0.8 Ounce, Pack of 24 $7.97 prime shipped! (even less with S&S)
  8. Keebler, Cookies and Crackers, Variety Pack, 31.2 Oz (30 Count) $9.86 prime shipped! (even less with S&S)
  9. Nabisco Cookies Sweet Treats Variety Pack Cookies – with Oreo, Chips Ahoy, & Golden Oreo – 30 Snack Pack $6.32 prime shipped! (even less with S&S)

Easy Shepherd’s Pie

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For many of us, cooking from what we have in our pantries right now is essential! One of my boys’ favorite things that I make very often on rotation is this Easy Shepherd’s Pie. This recipe couldn’t be easier to prepare and you can use whatever veggies that you have on hand. It really is such a versatile recipe. You can even use a Onion Soup packet to give it more flavor and change up the cheeses for a different taste!

We even make a BBQ Chicken version of this that you can find HERE.

Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef or ground turkey

1/4 onion

2 Tbsp. minced garlic

1 can of corn, drained (you can use whatever veggies your family prefers)

1 can of green beans, drained

1/4 cup shredded mozarella cheese

1 container of Refrigerated Mashed Potatoes (you can also use instant if that is what you have on hand, but these are BOGO this week at Publix) I suggest that you cook these in the microwave for around 3 minutes.

Seasoned Salt/Pepper for Taste

Several pats of butter

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a skillet sautee the onion and garlic together just until soft.

Add in the ground beef and cook through.

Toss in the drained canned vegetables and toss together with the hamburger mixture.

Add seasoned salt and pepper to taste.

In a square baking/casserole dish add the hamburger/veggie mixture.

Top with 1/4 cup shredded mozarella cheese.

Place the microwaved mashed potatoes on top.

I like to take a fork to “rake” out the potatoes on top of the dish.

Add 5-6 pats of butter on top of the dish. I also like to sprinkle on some seasoned salt and pepper on the top.

Cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for around 20-25 minutes.

For the last 5 minutes of baking, I like to turn the broiler on in the oven and let it brown the potatoes slightly.

Serve and Enjoy! Be sure to let me know if you make this!

2 Free Months of Amazon Kindle Unlimited! (Access Over 1 Million Books, Audiobooks + More)

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Through April 30,  you can score 2 Free months of Amazon Kindle Unlimited! Kindle Unlimited offers over 1 million eBooks, audiobooks and popular magazines! This is a great time to take advantage of this offer! 

Costco Wholesale Membership Deal!

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Now more than ever is a great time for a warehouse membership! Right now you can score a Costco Membership deal!

When you sign up for a Gold Star Membership, you will receive a $10 Costco Shop Card. If you sign up for a Gold Star Executive Membership, you will receive a $20 Costco Shop Card. 

Here is how to take advantage of this offer:

  1. GO HERE to sign up for the membership of your choice (choose from the options listed above)
  2. You will receive your Costco Membership Activation Certificate to the email that you sign up with. 
  3. Bring your Costco Membership Activation Certificate to any U.S. or Puerto Rico Costco location to join as a new member.
  4. Enjoy your savings!

Set of TWO Nonstick Donut Pans at a Fabulous Price!

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This deal is back!

I purchased this set of 2 Bellemain Nonstick 6-Well Donut Pans and it is one of my favorite Amazon purchases to date! The boys couldn’t wait for me to make donuts and I know that we are going to have so much fun creating new varieties of donuts. I am even going to try making homemade bagels as well! This set of 2 pans is only $12.95! I promise you will get so much use out of them! The donuts come right out of the pan without sticking and the possibilities here are endless! I used a prepackaged chocolate chip muffin mix to create these donuts, but I am going to create other varieties as well. My boys loved them and I know that we are going to have so much fun with these donut pans especially during now while we are at home!

Sheet Pan Italian Chicken, Potatoes & Green Beans

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I think many of us are searching right now for easy dinner ideas. After teaching the kids all day long the last thing that you want to think about is what to make for dinner. One of my favorite ways to cook these days is Sheet Pan Dinners. You just throw everything onto the pan, bake it and voila dinner is served!

This recipe for Sheet Pan Italian Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans is not only easy to prepare, but so delicious! My boys devoured every bite on their plates!

Sheet Pan Italian Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans

Ingredients:

1 1/2- 2 lbs. cubed chicken thighs (you could also use breasts, but this is what I had on-hand)

1 packet of Italian Seasoning dressing mix

5-6 small red potatoes cubed (any smaller potato would work)

1 pack of fresh green beans (you can also buy the fresh ones in the produce section. I like these because the stems are already cut off)

2 tablespoons minced garlic

Olive Oil

Salt/pepper to taste

Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place chicken, potatoes, green beans and garlic on a large sheet pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Coat the chicken mixture with olive oil (just enough to coat the items) and the packet of Italian Dressing mix.

Sprinkle with salt, pepper and EBTB seasoning.

Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes tossing halfway through. Return and bake until veggies are tender and chicken is cooke through.

Serve and enjoy!

Air Fryer BBQ Drumsticks

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I am sure that one thing many of you may have in your freezers right now is chicken. I am always on the hunt for new chicken recipes, and this one for Air Fryer BBQ Drumsticks is so easy and delicious! If you are looking for an air fryer this one is a great option! 

Air Fryer BBQ Drumsticks 

Ingredients 

  • 6 Drumsticks 
  • BBQ Sauce 
  • 1 Stick Butter (Melted)
  • Salt
  • Pepper 

Instructions

  1. Make sure drumsticks are as dry as can be by patting them down with a towel. 
  2. Coat each drumstick in butter. 
  3. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  4. Place drumsticks on air fryer basket without overcrowding. 
  5. Cook at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from air fryer and coat drumsticks in bbq sauce.
  7. Place back in air fryer for another 10 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle parsley for a garnish and enjoy with your favorite side dish and vegetable. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread

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Many of us are being forced to cook and bake with items that we have right in our own pantry. Times are tough for many people so we are having to become creative with the items that we have on hand. This recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread is sure to cure any sweet tooth that you have and combines chocolate and peanut butter all in one delicious bite!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, plus 1 tbsp for drizzle
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

 

Directions:
  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together milk, egg, peanut butter, and vegetable oil until smooth.
  3. Slowly combine wet ingredients to dry ingredients and combine until batter forms.
  4. Pour into a greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 28-30 minutes until center is cooked and toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before taking out of pan.
  7. Optional microwave 1 tbsp peanut butter until melted and drizzle over loaf.
  8. Let cool completely before serving.
  9. Enjoy!