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Did you stock up on ground beef last week?  I did!  I have 20 pounds already browned and in my freezer.  Plus about 10 pounds still in the original packaging.  I love it when meals pull together easily!  But this week, there are different deals to be had!

Main Dishes

  • Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops – Bakers has these on sale for Buy One, Get One Free.  I’m itching to try this version.  If pineapple isn’t your thing, try this marinade instead.
  • BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato) Sandwich – Bacon is on sale at Bag N Save and No Frills, so this is a good time to fry some up, stick it on toast and cover it with lettuce and tomato.  If you wanna get gourmet, add some deli turkey for a BLTT!
  • Cheddar Ranch Chicken
  • Beef Enchiladas – I have a beef enchilada recipe that I use, but this one is almost all-homemade (but you could use canned sauce – I won’t tell!)  and it has zucchini in it (which I love).  I’m intrigued!With all the veggies and fruits that are starting to be prime season (and be on sale!), make a pasta salad or a fruit salad!  These are some of my favorites:
  • Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad (Feta can be expensive, but I stock up when Bakers usually has it buy 1, get 1 free.  I like the Athenos brand myself.)
  • Garden Pasta Salad (Here in Omaha, I can’t find the cool pasta shape that she uses, so I usually use a spiral/rotini shape.)
  • Bow Tie Pasta Salad – One of my family’s favorites!
  • Frozen Fruit Cups – hello summer!
  • We just got a new range installed this past week and I haven’t tried it out yet.  But it has double ovens which can do convection heating and it has an induction stove top.  We put a pan of water on there to see how long it would take to boil.  The answer?  90 seconds!  Man, did that get hot fast!  They tell me that I can make 4 dozen cookies at once – I’m going to need more cookie sheets!  But I still have my jelly roll pan (just like this one), so I can make yummy treats like this!saltednutrollbars

Salted Nut Roll Bars



  • 1 yellow cake mix-dry
  • 2/3 cup butter – softened (about 11 tablespoons)
  • 1 egg

Middle layer:

  • 1 bag miniature marshmallows


  • 2/3 cup white corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 12 oz package peanut butter chips
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter


  • Mix the first 3 ingredients and pat in a jelly roll pan and bake @ 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes. It won’t look like it’ll all reach, but it will. Keep working it. This layer will not be done after baking.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle a layer of miniature marshmallows (the whole bag) and bake @ 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Marshmallows should be a very light brown.
  • On the stove, heat all topping ingredients until all melted. Do not over cook.
  • Allow marshmallow layer to cool a bit and pour this on top. Sprinkle dry roasted peanuts on top.
  • Let bars cool before cutting. It might take a few hours before it cuts easily and even then, it's marshmallows, so it'll be a little sticky to cut!

Jayme is a wife to 1 and, so far, a mother to two little boys. She coupons, but isn’t super extreme about it. She price matches and loves it! While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better! She never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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