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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.
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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.
This Hip2Save.com Deal was hand-posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 2:52 pm.
If you’re looking for a lighter breakfast muffin that is perfect to grab and go on busy mornings, try these yummy and easy to make Banana Oatmeal Muffins. Perfect if you need to make use of over-ripe bananas, this recipe swaps out sugar for honey and uses Greek yogurt in place of oil. You can even opt to freeze these muffins in an airtight container or freezer bag and then easily reheat for a few seconds in the microwave when you are ready to eat.
Breakfast Banana Oat Muffins
Recipe via FitandHealthywithDebbie.blogspot.com
2 & 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats (gluten-free if desired)
1 tsp baking soda
2 Tablespoons ground flax seed (*optional but great for added fiber & nutrition)
2 tsp baking powder
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup honey
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup mini or regular chocolate chips (*optional but yummy)
Directions: Pour oats into a food processor and pulse until you get a powder – about 10 seconds. Add eggs, bananas, vanilla, honey, baking powder, flax seed, baking soda, and yogurt. Process until mixture is smooth. Stir in chocolate chips if desired. Pour into greased muffin pans or use cupcake liners like I did. Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes. Insert a toothpick to make sure muffins are cooked through. Makes about 15 muffins.
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Are you super busy during the week with little time to make a wholesome dinner every night? Well, what if I told you that you could prep ahead five freezer bag meals for the week in about one hour?!
Yes, it’s true! Try these five simple and delicious make-ahead meals that can be stored in the freezer and then placed in the slow cooker when you’re in a hurry and need an easy family meal. You’ll want to use a gallon sized freezer bag for each meal and store each bag flat in the freezer to take up less space. I recommend removing each meal from the freezer the night before you are planning to serve it so it can defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
** Print Master Grocery List HERE (includes ingredients for all 5 meals below) **
(To view all FIVE recipes, click the link below “Read More / Post Your Comments”.)
This Hip2Save.com Deal was hand-posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 2:39 pm.
Anyone else a fan of Girl Scout Tagalong Cookies? If so, you are gonna love this recipe! It’s super easy, requires no baking AND only calls for three ingredients!
3 Ingredient Tagalong Cookies
Recipe found at Back for Seconds
12 Vanilla Wafer Cookies
3 Tablespoons or so of creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon coconut oil* optional
Directions: Spread peanut butter on top of wafers and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Microwave chocolate chips for 15 seconds at a time stopping to stir until melted (I like to add a small amount of coconut oil to chocolate chips to make the melted chocolate more smooth). Dip peanut butter topped wafers into chocolate until covered and place on parchment paper. Refrigerate until set. Enjoy!
In the mood for more girl scout cookies? Check out our Homemade No Bake Thin Mints!
This Hip2Save.com Deal was hand-posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 11:51 am.
Did you know that today is World Nutella Day? :) Here are two yummy recipes to help you celebrate – these recipes are especially delicious when paired together…
Wanna win a jar of Nutella? Through February 17th, head here to enter the Nutella Pancake Sweepstakes – just submit a photo of your pancakes with Nutella via Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr and use hashtag #nutellapancakesweeps. A total of 3,600 coupons for a FREE 13oz. jar of Nutella will be given away – 100 entries will be selected from each daily entry period. Good luck!