Monday, May 30, 2016

Best Brownie Recipe EVER!! Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! I couldn't be more grateful for the many men and women who have lost their lives and give of their time and talents to serving our country. I am grateful every day to be an American and feel so proud and blessed to live in this great nation. Every aspect of our lives are blessed because of the freedom's we enjoy in the United States. We couldn't have that without all of the brave men and women who serve and sacrifice for our country. A HUGE thank you to each of you who serve our country!

And what is more American than a a chewy, chocolaty, homemade brownie?! I have blogged about this recipe before, but wanted to share it with all of you in case you have forgotten about it in the deep, dark, archives of this blog ;) You will not find a better brownie recipe out there! This recipe is a no fail, easy to make, one pan wonder of a recipe that can't be beat! Hope you love them as much as we have the past 18 years ;)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Gorgonzola Burgers with Mango Salsa {Flashback Friday}

For our Flashback Friday recipe this week I wanted to highlight my all-time favorite burger recipe with you. This is not your ordinary burger however, It is topped with a mango salsa and served with a gorgonzola mayo spread and teriyaki sauce. The whole combination is unlike anything you've ever had and is so incredible I can't even think of words to describe it. Basically, anyone we have ever made these burgers for can't stop raving about them. You will crave them, so beware. These burgers will become a family favorite for many years to come! Hope you are having a great weekend ;)

Memorial Day Grocery Deals--Save $100's!

Let the grilling and barbecue season begin! Memorial Day kicks off all of the best summer sales. Watch for everything you need for your upcoming barbecues, ALL on sale this week! Everything from hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, chips, baked beans, pork and beans, bbq sauce, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, pickles, cookies, snacks, soda pop, corn on the cob, watermelon and MUCH more!! Many of these items are on sale for 'stock up' prices too, so it's the best time to stock your freezers and food storage with these sale items. Stock up now so you can save money in the future from buying these items at regular prices. Happy shopping!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

2 weeks of groceries for a family of 7 for $132! Great grocery deals this week!

Awesome grocery deals this week! Spent $132 and stocked my freezer with chicken and ground beef, and then got all of the produce items I need for the next two weeks. Great deals at all grocery stores this week so login to Deals to Meals to see the best deals in your area ;)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing

Recipe: Salad, Recipe: Garden, garden recipes, Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing, simple garden salad, Deals to Meals, Recipe: Side
 If you haven't planted your garden yet, this is the month to do it! It's not too late to plant a few of your favorite vegetable plants so you can reap the rewards in the next few months. One of my favorite things to plant is fresh herbs. I love planting them in pots right outside my kitchen patio door. It's so fun to be able to go outside, cut off portions of my fresh cilantro, parsley, basil and rosemary. Fresh herbs make for easy marinades for meat, are great in salad dressings or dress up any salad or main dish. The best part about it, is planting your own fresh herbs are MUCH less expensive than buying them from the grocery store. One plant here at our local Home Depot sold herb plants for only $2.50. A package of fresh basil at the store is over $4. Not to mention your plant will continue to produce all summer. That's a win-win, isn't it? :)

Okay, now onto this extremely fresh, healthy and delicious salad. The other day I made this for a side dish for some grilled chicken we had for dinner and it was amazing. And then, the leftovers I had for lunch the next day and it was even better. The dressing is a simple vinaigrette that makes all of the fresh ingredients come together with lots of fresh, healthy flavors. I loved this simple salad and it's a great way to use the vegetables in your garden this summer. Bookmark this recipe for sure! Hope you love it.

Friday, May 20, 2016

{Flashback Friday} Stuffed Feta Burgers

I'm excited to share this week's Friday Flashback recipe with you for these Stuffed Feta Burgers. I made these first six years ago and have loved them many times since. I am a huge fan of feta cheese and then you add that to a juicy, moist, beef burger with a cool, cucumber sauce, you have a delicious burger for any day of the week. Hey, it is Memorial Day next week, right? This burger would be a perfect addition to your weekend's menu ;) They are SO yummy!! Enjoy.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Double Layer Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Cake

Recipe:  Dessert, Recipe:  Cake, Double Layer Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Cake, Deals to Meals
Doesn't this cake look amazing? My nephew had a birthday last week and created this ice cream cake combination that we all couldn't get enough of. It was heaven on a plate! We took our Ultimate Chocolate Cake recipe that I shared with you yesterday and layered that with mint chocolate chip ice cream, crushed Oreo cookies and whipping cream to top it off. What is not to love about that?! Well, okay, we did drizzle hot fudge on top. How yummy is that? The best part about this cake is it was SUPER easy to put together. And the entire cake cost under $6, where as a cake like this could cost as much as $50 at a local ice cream shop. If you are looking for a refreshing dessert this summer, this is a great one to wow your family with! Enjoy :)

Ultimate {Most Moist} Chocolate Cake you will EVER have! And Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The month of May at our house is filled with birthday's and parties. In my family we have four birthdays in a months time and in our extended family we have a birthday nearly ever couple days in May. By the end of May we are so overloaded on birthday cake and parties we want to just kill over. However, this year, I have to admit this chocolate cake has helped me enjoy every, single, last birthday party. Why you ask? Because four of the last four birthday parties have had this chocolate cake as the choice cake. If you have never made a chocolate cake from scratch, you are missing out! I have to admit I am one to resort to the chocolate cake mix if I'm in a hurry. However, once I experimented with this recipe, I don't think I will ever use a chocolate cake mix again. I am one who loves frosting but can leave the cake. However, this cake is so moist, so rich in chocolate flavor and so spongy, you can't help but want to eat the entire piece of cake. Pair this amazing chocolate cake with this Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting and it is a match made in heaven! Seriously...bookmark this cake recipe. The next time you are tempted to pull out a boxed cake, resist the urge and make this recipe. I promise, you won't be disappointed!

Yes, and don't be afraid of the two secret ingredients. Mayonnaise and black pepper?!? How strange is that! I promise, it works perfectly. The mayo keeps the cake super moist and the pepper adds a hint of spice that no one can pick out. If you have espresso powder on hand, you can also add that for a deeper, darker chocolate flavor. I didn't have any, so I used pepper and it was very subtle but added a slightly new dimension of flavor ;) Give it a try! Let me know what you think ;)
This cake has made it's debut with peanut butter frosting, hot fudge and crushed up Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. It has also been covered in mint frosting with chopped up mint Oreo's on top and even layered in an ice cream cake for a Grasshopper Ice Cream Cake (recipe coming tomorrow!). No matter how we served it, it was a HUGE hit this month!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Basil Pesto Chicken Burgers

Oh, happy day! I can't wait to share this recipe with you. I was playing around in my kitchen the other day and decided to come up with a new way to use ground chicken. If you are new to using ground chicken, it is my new favorite thing. There are times I want the flavors and texture of a burger but not the calories of red meat. Using ground chicken is the perfect solution. Our local Sprouts had ground chicken on sale the other week for $1.99/lb. so I stocked my freezer and have loved experimenting with this new style of meat. The good news is, if you don't have ground chicken you can make your own. Just throw your thawed, chicken breasts into a food processor and pulse until chopped. Once the chicken is ground, you infuse the meat with amazing flavors like fresh basil, pesto, red onion and feta cheese. These flavors cook together and make for the most moist, flavorful burger you'll ever have. I served these burgers on a toasted bun with a pesto mayo, lettuce, tomatoes and fresh red onion. Oh man, it was so good! My hubby and I were in lunch heaven when we tried them Monday. He even agreed he didn't even miss the beef. These are a must-try. I can't wait for you to makes these burgers!

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Simple Orange Ginger Pork Chops {30 Minute Meal}

I'm so sad this picture is a little fuzzy, because the colors on this plate were so beautiful, this photo doesn't do it justice ;( Trust me though, when I say these pork chops are beyond scrumptious! Not only do they taste amazing, but the glaze and marinade are SO easy to throw together you will be shocked at the simplicity--yet, complexity of flavors of this dish. I love the citrusy flavors with the traditional Asian sesame and ginger. This meal is a fabulous choice on a busy night when you can quickly throw the marinade together in the morning and then grill it up a few minutes before you need to eat. Serve with some Ham Fried Rice (or regular rice) and a side of vegetables and you have a great dinner solution to a busy weeknight. Hope you love!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Easy Creamy Rice Pudding {Flashback Friday}

Rice pudding is a favorite at our house. I know some people could take or leave it, but it is a breakfast or dessert that my family loves—no matter the time of year. Anytime I have extra rice on hand, I love to whip up a batch of rice pudding to have in the fridge for a snack, a quick breakfast or a light dessert. You can adjust the amount of sugar you use in this recipe, depending how you serve this. If I am serving it for breakfast, I cut the sugar down quite a bit. If it’s dessert, I use the whole amount for a nice, rich treat. You can even serve this with whipping cream for something extra special ;) Hope you enjoy!

Here are some of our other rice pudding recipes in case you want to switch up the flavors:
Recipe:  Dessert, Recipe:  Food Storage, Recipe:  Grains, rice, easy dessert, traditional Rice Pudding, Flashback Friday, Deals to Meals,

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Week's groceries for 7 people PLUS extra chicken and beef for the freezer for only $142!

Amazing deals this week on fresh produce and meat. It's a great week to stock your fridge and freezer with all of the healthy ingredients you need for your family's meal plan. I logged into Deals to Meals earlier today before I headed out shopping, printed off my grocery list and away I went. I was able to take advantage of some of the best deals this week and saved some serious $$! I bought 24 lbs. of chicken, 5 lbs. of pork sausage and 12 lbs. of beef roast--along with ALL of these produce items for only $142! It was an awesome shopping trip and now I have all of the ingredients I need to make this week's delicious meal plan.

If you haven't given our service a try--we offer a 2 week FREE trial, so there is nothing to lose. Login to our website and see how easily our service can save you $100's on your grocery budget. Like always, if you have ANY questions about how our service works, feel free to shoot me an email or leave a comment and we'll get back to you. Thanks friends! Have fun shopping ;)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Healthy Quinoa Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipe:  Breakfast, Recipe:  Bread, muffin, Quinoa Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, healthy muffins, Deals to Meals,
If you were to ask me what my number one snack is that I make for my kids, it would definitely be muffins. I LOVE making muffins! I can't even count the number of muffin recipes I have posted on this blog. Every time I go to make one, I am surprised there is another combination of flavors I haven't tried yet. The other day I had some bananas that needed to be used and some leftover, cooked quinoa from a different meal. Quinoa is so good for you, I thought it would be fun to try and add it to a muffin recipe. The combination was super moist and spongy. I loved the flavor and texture of the quinoa and the banana together. These muffins taste like a healthy breakfast in muffin form. I doubled the batch and have frozen these muffins for a quick, breakfast on the go for my kiddos. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo Soup {Rib and Chop Copycat}

Recipe: Soup, Copycat Recipes, easy gumbo soup, Deals to Meals, rib and chop

Here in Utah it is supposed to be a littler warmer than it was last week (yay!), but I can't help but share a new soup recipe my family LOVED this past week. Now that it's starting to warm up outside, I'm having a hard time saying goodbye to soups and baked goods. There is something about a warm soup for dinner that warms the belly and the soul--anytime of year ;) If you're already moved onto grilled recipes and thinking of summer, just book mark this soup for an upcoming cold evening and you'll not be sorry!

Recipe: Soup, Copycat Recipes, easy gumbo soup, Deals to Meals, rib and chop
Many years ago I blogged about a copycat recipe of Disneyland’s Famous Gumbo Soup. I have loved this recipe for years, but yesterday I wanted to make a soup that was a little easier to throw together, didn’t have shrimp (because I didn’t have any) and that could be made in 30-40 minutes. This new Gumbo soup recipe was SO good and served with our favorite Cornbread recipe, this was a hit for the whole family. In fact, it ended up tasting just like my favorite Gumbo from Rib and Chop in St. George Utah. If you’ve never had their soup, you need to go there if you live in the Western US (they have this chain all over). It’s one of our favorite places to eat and I am pretty thrilled I was able to get my gumbo to taste as great as theirs.  If you have any cooler days ahead and want a hearty (and quite healthy) soup, this is the one to try. Hope you love it! J

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Just wanted to wish all of you amazing women and mothers a Happy Mothers Day! I'm so grateful for all of the beautiful and inspiring women who have touched my life. I'm also grateful to have the privilege of being a mother to these five kiddos. Hope you've had a great day!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mother's Day Favorite Desserts

If I were to have the perfect Mother's Day, it would include going to church with my family (my children would behave of course--ha!), come home and take a nap, have someone make dinner for me, do all the dishes and end the night with one of my favorite desserts. End the day, snuggling with my hubby and that would be a perfect Mother's day ;) In case Todd is reading this blog, I thought I would give him some more hints as to my favorite desserts I'm craving for this weekend (besides the Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches I posted earlier this week). I might just be one happy mama if on Sunday one of these fabulous desserts happen to show up in our kitchen ;) 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Recipe:  Cookie, Recipe:  Dessert, Deals to Meals, Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches,
There are many recipes a mother might enjoy on Mother’s Day, but after having these Homemade Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches last week, I have to admit these are the treat of choice for me this Sunday. Especially with the warmer weather, this dessert is going to be the perfect way to end our Mother’s Day BBQ this weekend. Who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie? Combine two homemade chocolate chip cookies sandwiched between your favorite ice cream, and you have a treat for any special person in your life!  I used a traditional chocolate chip recipe and filled them with Schwan’s Cookie Dough ice cream, but the options are limitless. Next I will be trying a dark chocolate cookie with a peanut butter ice cream in the middle. Or, how about a snickerdoodle with a salted caramel ice cream? Oh, so many options to try! That might just have to be our Father’s Day dessert for Todd ;)
Recipe:  Cookie, Recipe:  Dessert, Deals to Meals, Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches,

Monday, May 2, 2016

Southwestern Beef Burgers with Chipotle Mayo

Funny enough, I think this Mother's Day the men are grilling up the ladies in our family some homemade hamburgers and hot dogs. I have to admit it might not be my first choice, but if I don't have to cook--I'm totally okay! Not to mention, I really do LOVE homemade burgers. I am sharing this recipe with Todd so he can grill us up these Southwestern Beef Burgers with Chipotle Mayo. My rules with hamburgers are they have to have plenty of flavor, plenty of fixings and enough sauce that the burger is dripping as I eat it. I love sauce! So, this chipotle mayo is the perfect combination with the slightly spicy hamburger, pickled jalapeno peppers, tomatoes and pepperjack cheese. Yum! My mouth is watering already. Hope you are all having a wonderful week. And to all of you women and mothers, THANK YOU for being so amazing and wonderful.

I was lucky enough to spend last weekend with some of the beautiful women in my life. I am so grateful to know so many inspirational women and to have sisters and a Mom that I love so much!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Flashback Friday: Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

It seems the more that comes out about the benefits of eating a 'clean' diet, the more I try and steer clear of as much processed foods as possible. For my large family of 7, I know I can not get away from all processed foods, but I'm doing the best I can to make sure we are eating as healthy as possible and cutting out foods I know aren't great for us. One of those is creamed soups. I don't cook with these very often, but when I do, I always try and make this from scratch. It seems like it would be a lot of work, but making cream of chicken soup from home is actually SUPER easy! Not to mention it tastes SO much better. Once you make it from scratch, you will never want to eat the stuff out of a can again. The great thing about this, is it freezes really well. So, I make up at big batch, let it cool and then you can freeze it in one and a half cup measurements (the same as what would be in a can) and then put it in a ziploc freezer bag. This way they are easy to take out of the freezer, thaw in the microwave and add to any recipes. I can't wait for you to try this and see how much better, and healthier this recipe is. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

New Grocery Store Added to Deals to Meals: Fareway Food Stores

We are excited to announce the addition of another store to our line up at Deals to Meals. We are now offering the deals for Fareway Food Stores. This will benefit our members in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska.

Keep those store requests coming to and we will continue to add them as we get requests and members in those areas. Thanks for helping us spread the word about Deals to Meals. We really appreciate you!

Simple Cheesecake Berry Shortcake Bites--Simple & Easy Mother's Day Dessert

Recipe:  Dessert, Recipe:  Easy Desserts, Simple Cheesecake Berry Shortcake Bites, Mothers Day Favorites, Deals to Meals
Seeing as it's Mother's Day this weekend, I thought it would be the perfect time to share a recipe SO simple, your toddler could make it. These Cheesecake Shortcake Bites take less than 10 minutes to make and are super cute--not to mention delicious. The thing I love about this recipe is these are so light and fluffy--nothing heavy or too rich to follow a Mother's Day dinner. I'm not sure yet who's cooking for my Mother's Day, but I do know If I have to cook (ha!) I could definitely handle making these Shortcake Bites again. Hope you are having a great week!

*Bonus: Berries and cream cheese are on sale this week, so it's a great time to make this recipe! Login to Deals to Meals to see all of the best deals in your area.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

3 Simple Meat Extenders to save you money! Favorite Tip to save on Beef!

I am SO excited to share this post with you. I have been using this technique for so long, I don't even remember where it originated from. If you are like me, I have a hard time spending $3-$6 a pound for good quality ground beef. However, I am a big fan of a traditional ground beef taco, but I don't want to spend $12-$16 just on the meat. So, I have three simple ways you can stretch your ground beef and feed a large family for under $5! With our clan of 7 people (all big eaters btw), we need to use 2-3 lbs. of ground beef for a weeknight meal. I have found three ways to stretch this ground beef so I only have to buy ONE pound of beef and stretch it to feed our entire family. Here are three simple meat extender ideas to help stretch your dollars at the grocery store--not to mention you'll add some nutrients along the way too. A win-win for everyone! 

*Bonus: Ground beef is on sale this week, so check out Deals to Meals before you go shopping and save even more money! :)

Meat Extender #1: Quinoa and Ground Beef. I LOVE this option the best. The reason is, cooked quinoa actually takes on the flavor and texture of ground beef. All you need to do is cook up some quinoa on the stove, or in a rice cooker and then add it to the ground beef and onions, as it's cooking. Season the meat as you normally would (taco seasoning, tomato sauce, etc.) and then serve.

Meat Extender #2: Beans, Corn and Ground Beef. This is such a simple way to make your meat go twice as far. I am a huge fan of beans and all the fiber and nutrients it gives you in your diet--so why not add it to your ground beef. Besides the drained, canned beans, I love to add some frozen corn to the mixture as well. It adds a little sweetness that is awesome in tacos, enchiladas or on salads. Simple and much healthier!

Meat Extender #3: Shredded Potatoes and Ground Beef.  My Aunt has been adding shredded potatoes to her tacos for years now, and I love it! The potatoes soak up all of the beef juices and takes on all the taco flavor you want and love. It is genius! All you need to do is thaw some frozen, shredded potatoes in the microwave for a couple of minutes and then add to your ground beef and onion mixture. You will need to add a little more salt than normal as the potatoes need more flavoring than the beef. Once the potatoes are cooked and tender, the meat can be used to make delicious tacos with a healthy twist ;)

Monday, April 25, 2016

Copycat 'Super Food Salad' from The Habit--Chicken Pesto Garden Salad

Recipe:  Salad, Recipe:  Main Dish, Recipe:  Vegetable, healthy lifestyle, healthy recipes, Deals to Meals, copycat recipe, The Habit, Super Food Salad, Chicken Pesto Garden Salad
Over the weekend we went to The Habit Burger with some family for a birthday lunch and they had a new salad they were featuring called the "Super Food Salad".  My Grandmother got and it was delicious. I loved the idea of the healthy quinoa, all of the fresh vegetables, the pesto dressing. The whole thing totally spoke to my tastebuds. I knew this was a recipe I had to recreate--and even make better in this case ;) This salad I created was SO full of flavor and goodness that I couldn't stop eating it. I loved that it was so healthy, yet had the sweetness, savory and tangy flavors that I love. If you love a hearty, healthy salad for a quick, spring-time meal, this is the one for you! Hope you love it ;)

Friday, April 22, 2016

{Flashback Friday} Raspberry Spring Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

For our Flashback Friday recipe today, I wanted to highlight one of my favorite spring salads. We blogged about this salad several years ago, and anytime raspberries go on sale, this is the salad I'm always craving. The great thing about this salad is it also works really well with fresh strawberries (which are also on sale everywhere this week). If you're looking for a healthy, fresh recipe for this weekend, you're going to love this one! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. And remember, before you do any grocery shopping this week make sure and check out our website. There are some awesome deals this week! Have fun ;)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Homemade French Bread Video--Check it out! Deals to Meals on YouTube

Subscribe to Deals to Meals on YouTube so you don't miss any of our cooking videos. This is our most popular recipe on our blog {Homemade French Bread}, so we thought we'd show you how simple it is to make. Hope you love it! If you do, pass it along, would ya? Thanks friends!

Also, check out our video for Homemade Rainbow Bread--you're going to love this video too! This bread is the perfect activity this spring.

Also, want to see us take on some famous couponers to answer the age old question "To coupon, or not to coupon?" See how much money we saved, and how much easier it was to shop the way we teach on Deals to Meals and STOP clipping those coupons and save BIG money! 

Orange Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Orange Frosting

I know I am totally on an orange kick lately, but I keep buying these boxes of oranges from our friend, and I can't seem to get enough! I find myself searching the internet for delicious orange recipes and can't help but play around in the kitchen. Should I be cleaning my toilets or scrubbing my baseboards? Probably..ugh! But, the procrastinator in me ends up baking in the kitchen instead. Yes, I have a problem ;) However, there is something about a sweet, moist, orange cupcake with some fluffy, orange infused chocolate frosting that just makes me happy. My cute nephew broke his arm and requested a cupcake to help him feel better--how do you say no to that? These cupcakes were a Caleb creation and I have to say they were pretty amazing. If you want a new, fun cupcake combination, you can't go wrong with orange and chocolate. Hope you enjoy ;)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Week's Groceries (for 7 People) for only $138 using Deals to Meals

Had a great time shopping today and saved some serious money!! Not only did I get all of the groceries I needed for the week for my family of 7, but I also was able to stock up on cheese (yes, that is 14 two pound bags of cheese--scary how much we love cheese :), salsa and mayonnaise. I had to chuckle inside today when I was checking out. The lady in front of me had several items that were all on sale. I helped her price match the items and she said, "Oh man, if I had time like you to price match I would save some big money". I couldn't help but think it took me literally less than 5 minutes to make my shopping list. No matter how busy we all are, we all have an extra 5-10 minutes to make a grocery list--especially if it saves us almost HALF on our groceries, right?  If you are like this lady and feel that price matching takes too much time, give our website a try (2 week FREE trial for everyone!). I promise, with a little practice, it doesn't take long to save your family a lot of money.

How can you save money too? Simply log into our website, create your shopping list from the red/best deals of the week, and head out to the store (or stores) of your choosing. Today I was running low on time, so I decided to price match at my local Walmart. It was great to be able to get all of the best deals in one place.  It feels so great to have all of the ingredients I need for this months meal planner. If you need help knowing what to make this week, we can help with that too! We have tons of delicious recipes on our website that can all be made from the deals this week.  It's a win-win!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Flashback Friday: Simple Blender Wheat Waffles {no wheat grinder needed}

Recipe:  Food Storage, Recipe:  Breakfast, Flashback Friday, healthy, whole wheat waffles, blender wheat waffles, deals to meals, easy wheat waffle recipe
One of my favorite food storage recipes on this blog has to be these Blender Wheat Waffles. Not only because they are fantastic, but because they are one of the best ways to use your whole-kernel wheat without having a wheat grinder. Many people store wheat but haven't invested in an expensive wheat grinder. and don't know what to do with it. Well, this recipe is for you! And even if you have a wheat grinder, but don't want to take the time to grind the wheat into flour, these Blender Waffles are a super, simple way to add some whole grain goodness into your daily diet. These waffles are also great to make up several batches and freeze them for later. My kids love to pull these out on a busy morning and are grateful to have a warm breakfast before they head off to school. I can't wait for you to try this recipe.
Recipe:  Food Storage, Recipe:  Breakfast, Flashback Friday, healthy, whole wheat waffles, blender wheat waffles, deals to meals, easy wheat waffle recipe

Tip: If you don't have a very powerful blender (like a Blendtec or a Ninja, you may want to half the batch, or blend the wheat and hot water for twice as long to make sure the kernels break down. No one wants crunchy wheat kernels in their waffles, right?)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

3 New Stores Added to Deals to Meals Grocery Comparison List: Baker's, Dillons and Gerbes

You spoke, and we listened. We are excited to announce three new stores we have now added to our website. For all of our Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska members, we have added Baker's, Dillons and Gerbes to our line up of grocery stores. These stores have some amazing deals, so login to our website and check out what's on sale this week.

If you have a store you would like to see added to our website, email us at and we will add them to our list. Thank you for your patience as we continue to expand our service. Also, the best way to ensure we add your stores is to help us spread the word about Deals to Meals. The more members we have in your area, the more likely we will add the stores you need.

Here's a testimonial from one of our members. It's easy to save time and money!

"Ok…so I am obsessed with Deals to Meals! Thank you so much for this service! I have saved so much money over the 4+ years that I have been a member. Thank you for planning my menu each week! Such a life saver for a busy Mom that has very little time to plan meals. My family is always well fed because I can be organized and look like I have it all together… because of you!!! Thank you!"

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