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What are some of your favorite frugal recipes?  Please share with the rest of us!!


by on Oct. 25, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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Crock Pot Candy

By Elizabeth Fullerton on February 05, 2002


Photo by Soup Fly *

82 Reviews
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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 5 mins
  • Servings: 24

About This Recipe

"Easy homemade candy in your crock pot!"


    • 1 (16 ounce) packages dry roasted salted peanuts
    • 1 (16 ounce) packages unsalted dry roasted peanuts
    • 1 (12 ounce) packages semi-sweet chocolate bits
    • 1 (4 ounce) German chocolate bars
    • 32 ounces white almond bark


  1. Put peanuts in bottom of crock pot; add other ingredients.
  2. Cook on low setting for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  3. Place rounded spoonfuls onto wax paper and allow to cool.
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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Crock Pot Pepperoni Pizza Dip

By lazyme on July 19, 2006


Photo by Starrynews

14 Reviews
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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 14

About This Recipe

"Easy dip that you can make ahead and will be ready when guests arrive."


    • 1 (14 ounce) jars pizza sauce
    • 1 (6 ounce) packages pepperoni, sliced, chopped
    • 8 medium green onions, chopped
    • 1/2 cup red bell peppers, chopped
    • 1 (2 1/4 ounce) cans black olives, sliced and drained
    • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
    • 1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened and cubed


  1. Mix pizza sauce, pepperoni, onions, bell pepper and olives in a 1 1/2-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 3-4 hours.
  2. Stir in mozzarella and cream cheese until melted.
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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Crock Pot Pizza

By RosemaryBurton on February 25, 2008


Photo by Mandy at

6 Reviews
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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Serves: 4-6, Yield: 4.0 1 cup servings

About This Recipe

"This is my own recipe and a family favorite. We take it camping and enjoy taking it to pot lucks as well. Hope you have all found a new family favorite of you own enjoy seeing your variations."



    • 1 1/2 cups biscuit mix or 1 1/2 cups Bisquick, clone
    • 1/2-3/4 cup water ( Enough to make drop dumplings or form a sticky ball)

    Sauce and Toppings

    • 1 (16 ounce) jars pizza sauce or 2 cups , homemade sauce
    • 1 -2 cup mozzarella cheese, depending on how much cheese you like
    • pizza toppings, of your choice ( precook and drain any raw meats)
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Drizzle olive oil on the bottom of the crock then put about one quarter of your pizza sauce on the bottom of the crock. Mix up your crust and spread on top of the sauce to almost touch the sides then cover with the remaining sauce and coat it all over so it sort of swims in the sauce like a giant soft dumpling. Top with cheese and your chosen meat and veggies cover and cook on high for about 2 hours. Enjoy!
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Crockpot Apple Streusel

If you need quick easy dessert recipes, then look no further because this quick easy crock-pot recipe is just what you need. This-easy-to-make dessert recipe is perfect for beginners and a great use for the slow cooker.

• 8 tart apples, peeled and sliced
• 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon allspice
• 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 3/4 cup milk
• 2 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 1/2 cup Bisquick
• 1/3 cup brown sugar
• 3 tablespoon cold butter or margarine

1. Toss apples in large bowl with cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Place in crock-pot.
2. Combine milk, softened butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and 1/2 cup Bisquick. Spoon over apples.
3. Then combine the 1 cup Bisquick and brown sugar. Cut the cold butter into mixture until
crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over the top of the apple mix in the crock-pot.
4. Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours or until the apples are soft.

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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Apple and Ginger Crumble

Apple and ginger crumble is a delicious dessert that requires no effort and no baking skill.
Throw everything into your crock-pot and a few hours later you will have a warm, gooey
dessert perfect with ice cream.

Cooking Time: 6 hr

• 4-5 cooking apples, peeled and sliced
• 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
• 1/2 cup flour
• 3/4 cup rolled oats
• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 75 gram butter

1. Lightly butter the crock-pot and place apple slices on the base.
2. Combine sugar, flour, rolled oats, ginger and nutmeg and cut in butter, using a pastry blender or knife. Sprinkle this mixture over the apples.
3. Cover and cook on low or auto 5-6 hrs.

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Sugared Nuts

Use quick easy crock-pot recipes to learn how to make candied walnuts. This recipe for glazed walnuts is one of the best crock-pot recipes around. Easy recipes for a slow cooker do not get more flavorful than this recipe.

Serves: 4
• 1 pound walnut pieces
• 8 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
• 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
• 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
• 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1. In a 3 1/2 quart slow cooker, stir the walnuts and butter until combined. Add the
confectioners' sugar, stirring to coat evenly.
2. Cover and slow-cook on high for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and slow-cook,
uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the nuts are coated with a crisp glaze, about 2 hours.
Transfer the nuts to a serving bowl.
3. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon, ginger, allspice and cloves. Sift the spices over the
nuts, stirring to coat evenly. Cool the nuts completely before serving.

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Supper Club Tilapia

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In buttered 13-by-9-inch baking dish or jellyroll pan, lay fillets in single layer.  Do not stack fillets.  Brush top with juice.
In bowl combine cheese, butter, mayonnaise, onions and seasonings.  Mix well with fork.
Bake fish in preheated oven 10 to 20 minutes or until fish just starts to flake.  Spread with cheese mixture and bake until golden brown, about 5 minutes.  Baking time will depend on the thickness of the fish you use. Watch fish closely so that it does not overcook.

Makes 4 servings.

Note: This fish can also be made in a broiler.  Broil 3 to 4 minutes or until almost done. Add cheese and broil another 2 to 3 minutes or until browned.
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Salmon patties

2 16 oz. cans salmon (drain, crush any bones with a fork)

3 whole eggs

1 - 1 1/4 c. crushed saltines

1 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

1 Tbsp. Old Bay seasoning

3 to 4 Tbsp. dry minced onion

1/2 - 3/4 c. diced green pepper (optional)

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. minced garlic


Mix all ingredients and form 12 patties.  Fry on both sides in butter.

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Butternut Squash Soup

1 medium butternut squash

3 c. chicken broth

3/4 tsp. salt

dash of pepper

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 c. coconut milk (optional)

1/8 to 1/4 tsp. nutmeg (optional)

Cut butternut squash lengthwise and remove seeds and stringy stuff with a spoon.  Place cut side down on a cookie sheet.  Add about 1/4 inch of water and bake at 350° until fork will easily pierce the squash all the way through.

Let squash cool a bit and then remove the pulp with a spoon, getting as much as possible.  Place into a large pot and mash well or puree.  Remove any strings that you might find.  Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Bring to a simmer over low/medium low heat, stirring constantly.  Add coconut milk and nutmeg and stir well to mix.  Serve hot, although it is also very tasty cold.

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Cheddar Cheese Soup

3/4 c. carrots, diced

1/2 c. celery, diced

1/4 c. diced onions

1/2 c. butter

1 c. bisquick or Jiffy baking mix

1/2 tsp. paprika

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

3 cans (14 oz.) chicken broth

2 c. half & half or evaporated milk

2 c. sharp Cheddar cheese (shredded)

bacon or ham

Cook veggies in melted butter until tender.  Add Bisquick, paprika and pepper.  Stir and mix well.  Add broth and half & half gradually, whisking well.  Stir and cook until thickened.  Add cheese until melted, then stir in bacon or ham OR use them for garnish.

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