Yummy Crockpot Tortellini

Crockpot Tortellini with Spinach:
This is an easy, fairly healthy and delicious meal that will just sit in your crockpot for a few hours while you are doing important things in your day rather than sitting in your kitchen!  Bon Appetit!
1 (19oz) bag of frozen cheese tortellini
1 small bag of fresh spinach (I used about half of a 5 oz package, but more is better!)
2 (14.5 oz) cans of Italian style diced tomatoes, drained
1 block (8 oz) of cream cheese (softened in microwave)
1 lb. of ground sausage (fully cooked before adding to crockpot)
3-4 cups of chicken broth (start with 3, add 1 more if it looks like it needs it)Brown the sausage and put all ingredients in crockpot,
chunking up the cream cheese.
Cook on low for 4-6 hrs.Serves 4-6

*Keep an eye on your tortellini, it may be done sooner.
*If still soupy, leave lid off for the last half hour or so of cooking.
*For a vegetarian version, omit sausage and use vegetable broth instead.

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Thrifty Thursdays- Easy Money Savings Plan

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Saving money isn’t always easy…. Or is it?

It’s hard to slide a little money over when you are trying to pay bills. Sometimes we need small measurable goals that have little impact on the bill paying stress. We’re sure you’ve seen this helpful tool floating the internet, but we thought we would share one with our Bizzybabee friends.  Try using this same method with your kids. Change the $1 starting point to $.25 and your child will end the year with $344.50. It’s a great way to get the entire family involved in money saving goals.

Good Luck!

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Thrifty Thursdays – Garlic Bread Savings

garlic bread

What’s better than garlic bread???? It’s a great side to pasta, soup, salad or even for a sandwich. Next time you need a quick side for your meal make sure to stay away from the pre-made, easy ready or frozen options. They may seem easy, but they can be costly and take just as much time as a loaf of french bread. A fresh loaf of french bread is about $.99-$1.99 at your local grocery store. Sliced thick, your loaf should make about 12 pieces vs the 8 that comes in the Texas toast frozen section. You can use leftover pieces for french toast the next morning! Making it yourself also allows for a fun variety. Make a couple with butter and garlic, a few with parmesan cheese or try a blue cheese or sharp cheddar. Make dessert slices with honey butter and cinnamon.

Have the kids help with seasoning!

Happy eating…..and saving

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Words of Wisdom Wednesday – Michael Jordan

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I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

-Michael Jordan


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Tip Tuesday – Gas Tank

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This is an old trick, but we still come across people who don’t know this.

Not sure what side the gas tank is on? Maybe you are in a rental or borrowed a friends car???

Just take a look at the gas gauge. Usually there will be a small arrow on the side of the tank on your gauge. This indicates which side the tank is on!


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Food Friday – Pepperoni Pizza Buns

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These pepperoni pockets are great for after school, football treats, or a quick dinner. Here are the easy directions to this tasty treat.


1 package canned biscuits (no flaky layers)

1 package pepperoni (sliced)

Cheese – Use what you have (mozzarella, cheddar, string cheese)

1 Tbsp butter

1 Tbsp parmesan cheese

1 jar Marinara sauce



1. Open biscuits and roll each biscuit flat, about the size of a small salad plate

2. Place 1 peperoni in the center of the dough

3. Place a small cube or tsp of grated cheese on the pepperoni

4. Place another pepperoni  on top of the cheese

5. Pull the sides of the dough up and over the meat and cheese

6. Flip the un over and place in an oven safe dish

7. Melt butter and brush over entire pan of buns

8. Top with parmesan cheese

9. Cook at 375 for about 10 mins

10. Serve with warm marinara sauce


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Thrifty Thursday – Superbowl Savings!

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Are you having a Super Bowl party this year? Parties can certainly add up! Food, snacks, drinks, decorations, alcohol… it can really become a pricy party. Here are some tips to have a great party and save money:

1. Don’t do it all yourself: Pot luck is ok. Pick a base food such as burgers, dogs, or pizza and have the guests brings sides, appetizers and dips.

2. Decoration Don’ts: Don’t spend a ton of money on specialty decor. Visit your local dollar store and pick out party supplies in your team colors. Then get only a couple of specialty items such as a football dish or tray.

3. Don’t spend money on your home: What does that mean? No new TV’s, sound systems, or even professional carpet cleaning. If you don’t have a good set up for football watching, don’t volunteer to host. If you have a friend that is willing to lend you speakers or even a carpet shampooer, knock yourself out! But don’t spend a  bunch of money on your house. No one cares.

4. Fun & Free: Superbowl isn’t just about the game. People like watching the commercials and socializing. Go online and create some free Bingo cards. They have templates or you can create your own with popular commercials such as Chevy, Pepsi or Doritos. Here is a link to one: http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/813200/super-bowl-party-game-super-bowl-bingo. This will make watching the commercials fun as well!

For the little tikes, put together a half time scavenger hunt. These are also found online for free.  Here is one we used for New Years http://www.quickhunts.com/new-years-eve-scavenger-hunt-78cf


5. Save on drinks: Drinks are the most expensive part of the party. Soda, beer and juice for kids can add up.

Use 2 litters for soda rather than cans.

Get out your punch bowl and create a fun drink. It’s cheaper than a variety of juice

Get one kind of beer and inform your guests to “bring their favorite adult beverage”

Offer water! You can dress it up with lemons slices, but have water in a jug or pitcher.


Have a great Superbowl!

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