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Checkout 51: Save on Fresh Tomatoes and more!

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New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh TOMATOES!

  • Dole Pineapple Juice, any canned variety = Cash back $1
  • Doritos, any 9 oz or larger = Cash back 25¢
  • Pepsico Soft Drinks, 20 fl oz or more = Cash back 25¢
  • Salad Mix, any variety of pre-packaged salad greens = Cash back 25¢
  • Tomatoes, any = Cash back 25¢

Check out the free grocery app, Favado, to see where tomatoes and the other items are on sale for you to save this week!

Sign up and save with Checkout 51 today!

Remember that some offers are regional, but the more you use Checkout 51, the more offers will be available to you.

See all the details to maximize your savings with Checkout 51 here!

  

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Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crisp

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp | 5DollarDinners.com

Alright friends. There is nothing sexy about the way this looks. In fact, I think it looks the opposite of sexy.

I didn’t have any ice cream or whipped cream to garnish this with…so I’m left with un-sexy looking apple crisp.

But let me talk to you a minute about the taste. The taste is uber sexy. I think it’s the way the the slow cooker cooks the apples, and how the spices are infused into the apples. And how the crisp on top is perfectly crispy, with just the right amount of softness under the top layer.

Sexy y’all.

You’re just going to have to trust me. And I’m going to have a small little tub of ice cream in the back of the freezer…so I can garnish any and all future un-sexy slow cooker desserts. But I’m afraid that I’ll just eat it all…so then I’m stuck again with un-sexy slow cooker desserts.

Ok…enough of what could be an endless cycle of sexy-unsexy. And onto the recipe.

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Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crisp

Yield – 6 to 8 dessert servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 3 to 4 hours in the slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 Tbsp butter

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger and salt. Cut in a the 1/2 cup of butter with a pastry tool or 2 knives.
  • Add the apple slices to the base of the slow cooker and toss with the lemon juice, brown sugar and corn starch. Drop in 4 1 Tbsp pads of butter. Add the topping mixture over top of the apples in the slow cooker.
  • Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Serve Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crisp as is, or with ice cream or whipped cream topping.

   

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Slow Cooker Ride ‘Em Cowboy Beef

Slow Cooker Ride 'Em Cowboy Beef | 5DollarDinners.com

Can you see the beef peeking out from underneath the mountain of beans, corn and zesty tomatoes?!!?

This is the perfect ‘clear out the pantry’ meal…and the perfect ‘I’m rushing out the door and don’t have time to make dinner’ meal. Because the hands on time on this is about 4 minutes.

  • Minute One. Place beef roast in the slow cooker.
  • Minute Two. Add seasoning to the roast, put seasonings away.
  • Minute Three. Open all the cans and lightly drain.
  • Minute Four. Pour cans over top of the beef. Toss in trash. Put lid on slow cooker. Continue on spinning throughout your day.

I love slow cooking with chuck roasts and highly encourage that you keep your eyes peeled for sale prices. Meat prices have risen this summer due to drought and herd shortages, so you definitely need to be on high alert for sales!

We all really enjoyed this. AND we had quite a bit of the bean, corn mixture leftover. I decided to scoop it all into a plastic freezer baggie with “Beans, Corn, Tomatoes for Chili” written on the label. Next time I want to make chili, I’ve got a great mixture to add with the ground beef and some tomato sauce. Just an easy way to repurpose these leftovers!

We have just 2 more recipes after this in our 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals series…I can’t believe how quickly these fly by.

Have I told you yet what series we’re doing for August?!? 

While we took a break in June between the 31 Days of Gluten Free Meals and this 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals, I decided that we needed to press on into August with a 31 Days of School Lunchbox Ideas series.

WHOOP!

I’ve been secretly assembling & photographing lunchbox ideas throughout July and will start sharing on Friday! Stay tuned…you aren’t going to want to miss a day of this!

31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals | 5DollarDinners.com

Welcome to our 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals! July is a HOT month for most of us and one of my favorite ways to keep the kitchen cool in the summer is by using my slow cooker. Each day for the next 31 days, we’ll be sharing tasty and easy slow cooker recipes with you. Be sure to bookmark this page as all of the recipes will be automatically added each day.

Enjoy and be sure to share all of our favorite Slow Cooker meals with your friends and family!

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Slow Cooker Ride ‘Em Cowboy Beef

Yield – 4 servings (plus leftovers!)

Preparation Time – 4 minutes

Cooking Time - 8 hours in slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 lb. beef roast
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 15 oz. cans pinto beans, drained
  • 1 15 oz. can corn, drained
  • 1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • Side Dish Ideas: Salad, Rice or Bread, or as a taco!

Directions

  • Add the beef roast to the base of the slow cooker. Add the ground cumin over top of the beef roast. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper as well.
  • Add the beans, corn and diced tomatoes with green chilies over the top as well. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Shred the beef and mix with the corn-bean mixture. Serve as is, or within a taco.
  • Prepare other side dishes.
  • Serve Slow Cooker Ride ‘Em Cowboy Beef with preferred side dishes.
   

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Restaurant Coupons & Deals – July 29

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If you are looking for some coupons and freebies to to help you save on dinner on the town, date nights, and for when you need a break from cooking, then you’re in the right spot!

While we certainly know that eating out is more expensive than eating in, it is nice to treat yourself and your family every now and again to a meal out on the town. Our family eats out 2 or 3 times a month, and we’ve been able to do so for less than $60 for the month…in part because of all the great coupons, daily deals, and other offers from restaurants in our area.

Check out the latest coupons, deals and offers that will help you spend less on your next “out to dinner” night!

Restaurant Gift Cards

Don’t forget that you can earn “swagbucks” for searching online and redeem them for restaurant gift cards. Refer your friends and earn faster!

Restaurant Coupons

  • Buca di Beppo Coupon – $10 off any combination of 2 entrees, pastas, or baked pasta when you sign up for their eclub
  • Carrow’s Coupon – Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 8/22/2014)
  • Cinnabon Coupon – Sign up for for free email club and get a FREE Minibon Cinnamon Roll
  • Del Taco Coupon – 2 FREE Grilled Chicken Tacos when you sign up for emails
  • KFC Coupon - $0.50 wings with any bucket purchase (exp: 8/3/2014)
  • Red Mango Coupon – $1 Iced Coffee, $2 Iced Latte or $3 Frozen Lattes (exp: 7/31/2014)
  • Subway – July $5 Footlongs and $3 select 6″

Pizza Deals

  • Domino’s – Large 2 Topping Pizzas just $5.99 each (Carryout Only)
  • Papa John’s – Any 2 Large Pizzas for $11 each with code T715ANY2
  • Pizza Hut – 1 Medium 3 Topping just $6 with code TEOMED3T6
  • Pizza Hut – $9 for any pizza, any size with code ONLG9

Restaurant Freebies

  • Cinnabon Coupon – Sign up for for free email club and get a FREE Minibon Cinnamon Roll
  • Del Taco Coupon – 2 FREE Grilled Chicken Tacos when you sign up for emails

Kids Eat Free

  • Bob Evans – Kids eat free on Tuesdays with adult entree purchase
  • Earth Fare – Thursdays from 4 – 8 pm, with $5 adult purchase
  • Ikea – Kids eat free on Tuesdays

Thanks to Surviving the Stores and Real Housewives Clip Coupons for helping us compile this list!

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Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe | 5DollarDinners.com

When I shared the Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes a few weeks back, I didn’t realize that I had never shared the Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes on this site. We have these often, especially in the winter months…and of course at holiday meals. I love using my slow cooker to make sweet potatoes because it’s one.less.dish.in.the.overcrowded.oven.

So…here they are…sharing them at the tail end of our 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals series! I’m sharing new recipes for the rest of the month…so more delicious-ness to come!

Real quick…before we get to the recipe.

I wanted to let you know why I add water to the base of the slow cooker. I adore the way that sweet potatoes cook when you ‘steam-bake‘ them. When you bake them with water in the dish, it not only softens them perfectly and makes the skin literally fall off…the flavor of much richer and more sweetened-caramelized than when you roast them, bake them without water or microwave them. So for that same reason, I like to add water in with the slow cooker so they end up perfectly moist and sweet. Plus, it means you don’t have to add any or much less brown sugar than you would have.

Also. No need for foil like I shared in the baked potatoes.

Also No. 2. These mashed sweet potatoes will freeze really well! So when we see the great prices on sweet potatoes as we get closer to the fall/winter & holidays, I’ll remind you to grab some extras to make for the freezer :)

Give them a try! I think you’ll love them!

31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals | 5DollarDinners.com

Welcome to our 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals! July is a HOT month for most of us and one of my favorite ways to keep the kitchen cool in the summer is by using my slow cooker. Each day for the next 31 days, we’ll be sharing tasty and easy slow cooker recipes with you. Be sure to bookmark this page as all of the recipes will be automatically added each day.

Enjoy and be sure to share all of our favorite Slow Cooker meals with your friends and family!

Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it.

Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time - 8 hours in slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 5-6  medium sweet potatoes
  • 2-3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2-3 Tbsp brown sugar, optional
  • 1/2  cup chopped pecans, optional

Directions

  • Cut a slit in each of the sweet potatoes, lengthwise down the middle. Add the sweet potatoes to the base of the slow cooker and add about 1 cup of water. Enough to cover the bottom with 1/4 inch. Set on low and cook for 8 hours.
  • Carefully remove the sweet potatoes and let cool for a few minutes before removing the skin. Scoop out all the soft flesh into a mixing bowl. Add butter (you don’t need a ton because they are already very soft) and cinnamon and mix together.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top. Sprinkle the pecans over the top. (Both of these are optional! I generally don’t serve ‘fancy sweet potatoes’ for regular weeknight dinners. I would add them to a holiday side dish, however!)
  • Serve Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes as side dish.
  

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