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Get ready for Easter with these 12 craft and food ideas:
Edible Easter Baskets
Paper Plate Easter Baskets
Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs
30 Things to Hide in Easter Eggs Besides Candy
Easter Egg Dyeing Tips & Techniques
You’ve Been Egged (Free Printable Easter Idea)
White Chocolate Marshmallow Easter Bark
Blender Lemon Pie (Just 5 Ingredients)
Easy Baked Ham & Cheese Party Sliders
Classic Dill Dip (Easy 5 Minute Appetizer)
Sausage & Egg Casserole
Nutella Crescent Rolls
This Hip2Save.com Deal was hand-posted on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 12:19 pm.
Looking for an easy to make and satisfying meatless and gluten-free meal? Try these mouthwatering quinoa and black bean stuffed bell peppers! They feature fresh veggies, lots of flavor, and are topped with melted Spanish Manchego cheese.
Vegetarian Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
6 bell peppers
3 cups quinoa, cooked
1/2 cup summer squash, chopped
1/2 cup zucchini, chopped
1/2 cup onion chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can black beans, drained
handful of cilantro, chopped
2 teaspoons cumin
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded Manchego cheese
extra cilantro for garnish, if desired
Directions: Cut the tops off bell peppers and trim the insides. Place on an oven proof pan and drizzle peppers with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast for 20-30 minutes at 375 degrees until skin is tender. While peppers are roasting, rinse and cook your quinoa on the stove using one cup dried quinoa to two cups water. Heat a skillet with olive oil and cook chopped onion, zucchini, squash, and garlic until tender – about 10 minutes. Add cooked quinoa, black beans, and cilantro to vegetable mixture. Season with cumin and salt & pepper to taste. Spoon mixture into peppers and divide shredded cheese on the top. Place back in oven for another 5-10 minutes to melt cheese. Top with additional cilantro if desired. If you have additional quinoa mixture, serve it on the side. Serves 6.
This Hip2Save.com Deal was hand-posted on Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 1:04 pm.
If you’re looking for a quick appetizer idea, try this classic creamy dill dip that’s both easy to make and a crowd pleaser! It requires just a handful of ingredients and pairs perfectly with fresh veggies. Make it the night before for added convenience and flavor.
Classic Dill Dip
Recipe adapted via Allrecipes.com
1 cup Sour Cream
1 cup Real Mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons white onion, grated
1 Tablespoon dried dill weed
1 Teaspoon dried oregano
1 Teaspoon seasoning salt (or to taste)
Directions: Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Refrigerate overnight or serve right away! Serve with a variety of fresh veggies like celery, radishes, cauliflower, snap peas, broccoli, bell peppers, and carrots.
Note: I’ve used low fat sour cream in the past – the consistency is pretty thin but it still has great flavor. This dip is a family favorite and goes fast! If you happen to have any leftovers, this dip makes a great sauce served on top of fish. Enjoy!
This Hip2Save.com Deal was hand-posted on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 1:41 pm.
If you’re looking for a super easy and fun St. Patrick’s Day dessert, try these yummy Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats! Whip them up in under 10 minutes and all they require is 3 ingredients!
Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats
3 and 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
5 cups Lucky Charms cereal (reserve a few cereal marshmallows for top if desired)
3 tablespoons butter
Directions: On the stove, melt butter & marshmallows. Mix in cereal. Pour in a 9×9 or 9×13 well greased pan. Press gently into pan and sprinkle with a handful of reserved marshmallows from cereal mixture if desired. Cut into bars when cooled and firm. Makes about 9 large bars or 18 smaller bars.
This Hip2Save.com Deal was hand-posted on Monday, March 9th, 2015 at 2:38 pm.
If you’re a fan of this famous Olive Garden soup, take note of this yummy and flavorful meatless version. It’s a great way to feed a crowd on a budget and something you can compile and keep warm in a slow cooker. The combo of sautéed veggies, broth, pasta, beans, and diced tomatoes make for a filling and easy to throw together meal.
Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli Soup
Recipe adapted from Food.com
2 – 11 oz packages meatless crumbles (pictured is Beyond Meat brand; click here for coupon)
3 pieces celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 – 24 oz cans diced tomato
2 – 32 oz containers vegetarian broth
15 oz can red kidney beans, drained
15 oz can white kidney (cannelloni beans), drained
24 oz jar spaghetti sauce
8 oz dry elbow macaroni
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
2 teaspoons dried oregano
5 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
Directions: Heat your largest pot on the stove with olive oil. Add onion, celery, and carrots and sauté for a few minutes. Add meatless crumbles, combine, and heat for another few minutes. Add tomatoes and let simmer for 10 minutes. Drain & rinse beans. Add beans, spaghetti sauce, broth, Tabasco, oregano and pasta. Let simmer for 45 minutes until veggies and pasta are tender. Serve with fresh chopped parsley if desired. Makes about 10 servings.
This recipe makes over 6 quarts so be sure to use a large pot. I transferred some to my slow cooker to keep warm until dinner time and then froze the rest for later. You can also split the recipe in half for a smaller batch.
Want more Meatless Monday meals? Check out last week’s 7 Layer Tortilla Pie recipe and stay tuned for more Meatless recipes in the weeks and months to come! :)
This Hip2Save.com Deal was hand-posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 3:15 pm.
Here’s an easy-to-make meatless dish that uses inexpensive pantry staples which result in a delicious Mexican inspired meal. Add different varieties of beans depending on what you have on hand and consider throwing in canned corn, jalapeños, sour cream, black olives and/or chopped green onions.
7 Layer Tortilla Pie
7 – 8 inch flour tortillas
1 – 15 oz. can pinto beans drained + 1/2 teaspoon cumin & 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 – 15 oz. can black beans, drained + 1/2 teaspoon cumin & 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 – 10 oz. can Ro-Tel diced tomatoes & green chilies
8 oz. package Mexican blend shredded cheese, divided (reserve half of cheese for top of pie and divide the rest to sprinkle on top of 4 individual layers of beans)
3/4 cup fresh guacamole (pictured is from Albertson’s deli)
Directions: Mash beans using a potato masher in two separate bowls, and mix with cumin and chili powder. Place one tortilla in a lightly greased cake or pie pan. Spoon half can of Ro-Tel on first tortilla and spread. Top with second tortilla, and spread half of black beans mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Repeat process layering rest of beans and Ro-Tel. You’ll end up with 2 layers of Ro-Tel, 2 layers pinto beans & cheese, and 2 layers black beans & cheese. Place final tortilla on top and sprinkle with the rest of shredded cheese. Cover with foil and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for around 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until melted and bubbly. Spread guacamole on top and serve. Makes about 6 servings.
Stay tuned for more Meatless Monday meals in the weeks and months to come! :)
This Hip2Save.com Deal was hand-posted on Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 12:40 pm.
Warm up with a comforting homemade bowl of creamy tomato basil soup! It’s super simple to make and so delicious compared to its canned version.
Tomato Basil Soup
(heavily adapted from Taste of Home)
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 – 28oz. cans crushed tomatoes
1 can – 14oz. chicken or vegetable broth
15 leaves of fresh basil, chopped
2 teaspoons sugar (more or less depending on acidity of tomatoes)
3/4 cups whipping cream
1/4 cup butter
optional: Grated parmesan cheese for garnish
Directions: In a large pot on the stove, brown onion and garlic in olive oil for a few minutes until translucent. Add canned tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil and let simmer for ten minutes. Add basil and sugar and reduce heat to low. Add one teaspoon sugar and taste to see if mixture needs more sugar. Stir in cream and butter. Cook until butter is melted. Add salt & pepper to taste and garnish with Parmesan cheese if desired. Makes about 9 servings.
This Hip2Save.com Deal was hand-posted on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 2:15 pm.
Head on over to Puritan’sPride.com where you can two 16oz bottles of Honeywell Organic Raw Honey for only $10.49 (reg. $13.99 each) – just $5.25 per bottle. Even sweeter, shipping is FREE on all orders! This seems like a nice price as Walmart carries the 16oz Great Value brand of non-organic honey for $4.42.
Looking for a recipe idea? Consider making these yummy Gluten-Free Trail Bars! :)
This Hip2Save.com Deal was hand-posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at 3:43 pm.
If you’re looking for an easy cake that doesn’t even require a mixing bowl, try this yummy three ingredient apple “dump” cake! This dessert tastes like a cross between a cake and an apple cobbler.
Apple “Dump Cake”
(Adapted from Come Together Kids)
one yellow cake mix
7 apples, sliced
1 stick of butter
sprinkle of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease or spray a 9×13 cake pan. Slice apples and place them evenly in the pan (optional step —-> sprinkle a little cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice over apples). Sprinkle the cake mix over the top of the apples. Melt butter and drizzle over the top of cake mix. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45-50 minutes until the apples are tender and cake gets nice and brown on top. (Tip: The water from the apples should soak in with the cake mix but if you’re noticing the cake mix isn’t completely cooking, just sprinkle a little water over those areas and put back in oven). Serve with some vanilla ice cream on top if desired.
Love super simple recipes? Check out these other 3-Ingredient Creations:
This Hip2Save.com Deal was hand-posted on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at 9:31 am.
If you’re searching for a healthier and delicious alternative to traditional dairy ice cream, check out this simple way to make a pineapple frozen dessert using just two ingredients! Inspired by Disney’s famous Dole Whip, this Pineapple Whip is creamy, refreshing, and super easy to make – a perfect hot weather treat that the whole family will love.
2 Ingredient Pineapple Whip
(Inspired by Detoxinista)
1 whole pineapple – cut up and frozen overnight
1 cup of coconut milk (or milk of choice)
Place frozen chunks of pineapple and coconut milk into a food processor or high powered blender. Turn on food processor and blend until the consistency becomes creamy. You may have to stop several times and scoop down the pineapple. If desired, put mixture in a plastic bag with the end cut off and put in ice cream cups. Makes about 3-4 servings.