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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

10 More Things You Should Be Buying At Costco

In this past blog post I shared my favorite go-to items that I get at Costco. I know you love that warehouse and its samples just as much as I do! If only the sample ladies could get those out a little quicker, then it would be perfect :)

I wanted to share with you 10 more things you should be buying at Costco. These items and prices were at my local Costco in Utah. I know that all these items may not be available at your Costco and for the same price but maybe most of them are? Let me know. Also, what am I missing? Am I missing out on a great deal? Tell me in the comments!

Some great Costco bargains that you need to know about!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

16 Freezable Slow Cooker Dinners (with instructions to make ahead, freeze, and then cook)

I am the biggest fan of crockpot freezer meals. The idea is that you take a chunk of time and put together several meals, freeze them and then when you're ready cook them. This is awesome for those days that you just don't have time to make dinner or, if you're like me, you just don't feel like making dinner. Dumping the contents of a plastic bag into your crockpot takes hardly any energy at all. You may remember my 20 crockpot meals in less than 3 hours post and 8 healthy crockpot meals in one hour. This post is a little different but it allows you to pick out the recipes that sound the most appealing to you and your family. I hope this helps you get some great ideas and get dinner on the table.
16 Freezable Slow Cooker Dinners (with instructions to make ahead, freeze, and then cook)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Slow Cooker Turkey Bacon Avocado and Bean Soup

Well here we are with just a few days until Thanksgiving! It's so exciting isn't it? Well I know we're not thinking about leftover turkey just yet. But I wanted to get this soup recipe on your radar so that when you have leftover turkey to use up in a few days you'll be ready!

This recipe is sponsored by my friends at Hurst's Beans
Slow Cooker Turkey Bacon Avocado and Bean Soup--great for turkey leftovers

Whenever I go to a sandwich shop I always tend to go for the turkey bacon avocado sandwiches. It's just such a great combination. So I decided to take those same flavors and make them into a delicious soup.

Hearty and gluten free turkey, bacon, avocado soup made in the crockpot

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic, Parmesan Cheese, Olive Oil and Chives

Although this looks like mashed potatoes it's actually not. It's mashed cauliflower. Mashed cauliflower is a great way to feel like you're eating mashed potatoes with a fraction of the calories. This side dish is seasoned with garlic, olive oil and Parmesan cheese to make it perfectly tasty for kids and adults alike.
Recipe for Slow Cooker Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic, Olive Oil and Parmesan Cheese

If you want to eat a creamy, comforting side dish without all the calories, this is a good choice. Although it doesn't taste like mashed potatoes it can be served in the place of mashed potatoes. My kids and I both really liked this mashed cauliflower. 

Recipe for Cauliflower puree with parmesan and chives

If you're vegan, you totally don't need the parmesan cheese. But I added it because it's a lower calorie cheese and it adds a ton of flavor. If you're having a low cal Thanksgiving this year, this would be a good choice! I'm definitely not going to have a low cal Thanksgiving but I won't stop you from doing that :)