Monthly Archives: July 2014

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Oven Roasted Ranch Red Potatoes

I found 3lb bags of red potatoes at a local dollar store this week and decided to toss them with Ranch and roast them in the oven. In this recipe only the potatoes were purchased from a dollar store.

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Fast Food Friday: Chili Cheese Turkey Dogs and Sweet Potato Fries

Feeding a family of 8 at a local fast food joint can easily run $100 for us. On Fridays our family fixes our favorite fast food items at home for a fraction of the price and so can you.  Below we made Chili Cheese Turkey Dogs & Sweet Potato Fries with watermelon on the side.  Here's another example of a dollar store meal that won't break the bank. Enjoy!


All items were purchased from a dollar store with the exception of the Hormel Chili that I purchased for $1 at a local grocery store. I already had cheese on hand and factored it into the overall price.




For $1.22 I was able to feed my family a meal that they like and I didn't break the bank. I always try to add fruit to the mix when we eat high calorie meals and this one was not exception. 



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My Big Lots Shopping Trip 7/7/14

Here's a video of my trip to Big Lots this week. Even though it's not a dollar store, they still have many dollar items. Let me know what you think.


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Bagel & Cream Cheese With Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast only $.90

I try to rotate breakfast options so that my kids don't get burned out on a particular meal. Fortunately for me, my kids love to eat breakfast anytime of the day so I am always looking for more variety. All items were purchased at a local dollar store.

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This simple breakfast is satisfying and costs less than $1 to make. Here's the breakdown:

  • Bagel- $.25
  • Cream Cheese- $.15
  • Cantaloupe- $.25
  • Yogurt- $.25
  • Final Cost- $.90


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