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When I was first married, I wanted to be a cute little domestic diva.  I tried to learn cooking well, and I found that I enjoyed it.  Initially, though, I was using a lot of partially processed items:  frozen dinner rolls, canned beans, pre-seasoned meats, etc.  I wanted to learn how to cook dry beans to start with.           How is it done?  The slow cooker!!  Of course!  It’s really, REALLY easy to do with just […]

How To Cook Dry Beans in Your Slow Cooker

This strawberry coconut smoothie is SO simple - you can taste the pure flavor, and it's awesome!! 4 comments
Here’s another simple smoothie recipe that I’ve tried and love…I’m telling you, these smoothies are my new favorite thing for lunch!  This strawberry coconut smoothie is among my favorites.   I found strawberries on sale at my local Sprouts for $0.99/lb, and so I bought 7 lbs and froze the majority of them:     Affiliate links support Better on a Budget.  Thank you! To make this, throw a good handful of those red beauties into your blender, along with some […]

Strawberry Coconut Smoothie   Recently updated !

Super Bowl FB 2 comments
Game Day is fast approaching.  While food is a fun part of it, it can be easy to go overboard on the processed stuff.  These 25 Super Bowl Snacks recipes will fill you up and satisfy, but are less processed.   Now you don’t have to feel guilty as you indulge, and you can focus on what’s important that day:  Football!!       I truly hope you enjoy these recipes that I’ve searched the web for.  I think they are […]

25 Super Bowl Snacks (Healthier)

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  So, I had a lot of hot dogs in my freezer (I bought too many when they were on sale, ha ha), and I had some leftover pizza sauce sitting in my fridge that I didn’t want to go bad.  Therefore, Pizza Dogs!     Today’s recipe is one I found in a few different places:  here, here and here.  I took those and adjusted them to match what I had on hand.  You can totally do the same. […]

Pizza Dogs

gluten free blackberry lemon bars
Once a month, my little family has dinner with the extended family, usually at my mom’s house.  This last time, I was in charge of bringing dessert.  I rarely eat the dessert that is brought because of my gluten intolerance, and I had absolutely NO idea what to make!  Luckily I was able to whip up some blackberry lemon bars.       Pinterest to the rescue!  I adapted these to make them gluten-free, and I think they were a […]

Blackberry Lemon Bars

Chicken Enchilada Soup - Gluten free, Dairy Free, and flipping amazing!! 3 comments
My mom made this chicken enchilada soup recipe for a family dinner a few years ago, and my entire family loved it!  I was so happy to get the recipe from her, and to make it again at home, this time with homemade broth and homemade tortilla chips.  The recipe is gluten and dairy free, but you could certainly add sour cream and cheese if you are able!   Affiliate links support Better on a Budget.   I hope your […]

Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

Happy holidays!  My kids love this time of year, especially the hot chocolate part.  I was feeling left out a little bit, and I thought if I did, maybe others did too.  That is why I came up with this delicious gluten and dairy free hot cocoa.  It’s also refined sugar free…score!     Affiliate links support Better on a Budget.   The thing I love about this recipe is that it is extremely adaptable.  I add cinnamon to my […]

Gluten and Dairy Free Hot Cocoa Mix

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So, remember how I went to Walmart and checked out their gluten free demos and products?  Well, I REMEMBER.  Boy, do I remember.  I remember coming directly home from the store and EATING THAT BREAD!!         I purchased Udi’s new Country Seeded Bread.  I was going to make a BLT, but sadly the tomatoes were not looking great…something about it being winter, or something.  😉  So, instead I made a BLA – Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado sandwich, and […]

Gluten Free BLTs – or BLAs, Rather…