Snackurday: Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Amanda has another delicious dessert recipe and this one is perfect for get togethers, back yard bbq’s, or Sunday brunch.  You can even swap out the strawberries for another berry if you would prefer.  It’s very quick and easy to make and sure to be a hit with your family!

If you are looking for a yummy dessert, be sure to take a look at her post here. Then whip one of these up, put on a pot of coffee and enjoy!

-Thanks so much Amanda at A Few Shortcuts!

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Weekly Meal Deal: Creamy Spinach Enchiladas

Amanda of A Few Shortcuts has a recipe today that is not only easy to prepare but perfect for Cinco de Mayo. These enchiladas will satisfy your craving for something cheesy, creamy, and filling while still being budget friendly.  You can also add chicken if you want to make it a heartier meal.  What a super delicious way to make good use of the sale on Market Pantry chicken this week!

You can check out Amanda’s recipe with instructions on her post HERE.

-Thanks Amanda of A Few Shortcuts!

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Cute Teacher’s Gift- Do It Yourself Color Pencil Vase

Debbie has come up with another great Do-It-Yourself craft project that would be perfect for Teacher’s Appreciation week or a great gift for the end of school year. This is an easy project you can do with your kids too.  I love doing crafts with my little guy, it’s not only quality time, but a great opportunity to encourage creativity and give praise.

So check out this super-cute colorful Colored Pencil Vase that you can make with just a few supplies. Debbie has step by step illustrated instructions on her post as well as some other great ideas of crafty gifts for awesome teachers! Have fun!

-Thanks Debbie at HappyClippings!

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Tidy You Over Tuesday: Homemade Salsa

Amanda has the perfect recipe to pair with the sale on Tostitos this week at Target.  If you have never made homemade salsa, her quick and easy recipe is a real crowd pleaser!  The heat can be adjusted based on personal preference.

Salsa is not only great with tortilla chips and Mexican food, you can switch it up by making a mango salsa which is really good served with Barbecue!  If you have been hesitant to try to make fresh salsa, be sure to try Amanda’s recipe – its delicioso!

You can check out Amanda’s easy to follow recipe with instructions on her post HERE.

-Thanks Amanda of A Few Shortcuts!

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Snackurday: Lemon Berry Bars

Amanda has compiled a really delicious dessert idea for you that makes good use of all the strawberries in season.  You can always change it up and use whatever berries you like and the directions look super easy!

If you are looking for a yummy fresh dessert, be sure to take a look at her post here.  Then whip one of these up, put on a pot of coffee and enjoy!

-Thanks so much Amanda at A Few Shortcuts!

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Weekly Meal Deal: Ham & Rigatoni Casserole

Each Week, Amanda of A Few Shortcuts, creates a budget meal based on weekly grocery store sales and coupons.  As you know, this week the sales were kinda skimpy but if you are like me you are looking for ideas for the last of the Easter ham!  So, here is a recipe that is not only easy on the wallet but can be assembled and put in the fridge until you are ready to throw it in the oven.  You can check out Amanda’s recipe with instructions on her post HERE.

-Thanks Amanda of A Few Shortcuts!

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Tide You Over Tuesday: Southern Potato Salad

The day after Easter is perfect for making egg salad sandwiches or deviled eggs with all the colorful Easter eggs. If your house is like mine, though, by the following day you are trying to figure out why you decided to color SO many eggs, and just what the heck to do with them all.  So, today Amanda has a great idea on how to use ’em up – a wonderful Southern Style Potato Salad – and if you want to throw in a little leftover ham, by all means go for it!

You can check out Amanda’s easy to follow recipe with instructions on her post HERE.

-Thanks Amanda of A Few Shortcuts!

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Super Cute Easter Craft: Bunny Bottles

If you are looking for a super cute craft that is just the perfect thing for an Easter Basket or to do as a project with your kids, then check out these adorable Bunny Bottles. Debbie has step by step illustrated instructions on her post as well as printables of the ears and hands to make things super easy!  These would also make fun decorations, and you can adapt it to different size bottles you may already have on hand.

-Thanks Debbie at HappyClippings!

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Snackurday: Easter Dessert Recipes

Amanda has compiled a few different  Easter dessert ideas for you including lemonade cookies, light lemon berry pudding cups, strawberry pie, and strawberries & cream gooey cake. 

For those of you who have never tried making a gooey cake, they are super easy and super delicious!  I have not tried Amanda’s variation, but looking forward to trying it out! If you are in search of an idea of a great dessert to make on Easter, be sure to check to take a look at her post here!

-Thanks so much Amanda at A Few Shortcuts!

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Weekly Meal Deal: Ham & Tater Tot Casserole

Each Week, Amanda of A Few Shortcuts, creates a budget meal based on weekly grocery store sales and coupons. This week she’s got one for you that not only really utilizes the sales at Target but only takes a few minutes to prep!  Plus, this recipe calls for ham so another great idea if you have any left over Easter ham.  You can check out Amanda’s recipe with instructions on her post HERE and you can find a shopping list at the bottom of her post with coupon matchups.

-Thanks Amanda of A Few Shortcuts!

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