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Air Fryer Turkey Breast

Learn how to make the EASIEST Air Fryer Turkey Breast, just in time for Thanksgiving!

Hey everyone, this is PPP team member Cheryl.  I've been LOVING my air fryer for the past 6 months and I wanted to try a turkey breast for Thanksgiving.  I was SO excited how it turned out, that I had to share!!

 

Did you know you can cook a turkey breast in the air fryer?  I didn't either but started looking it up and found that it's SO easy, not to mention delicious!!

 

 

Here's what you'll need to get started, just a few seasonings:

  • salt
  • pepper
  • sage
  • poultry seasoning
  • olive oil

I greased up my air fryer (I have a 3.5 quart).  I also had to cut the breast into two smaller portions so it would fit (the larger air fryers shouldn't have any problem cooking the whole breast).

 

 

Then rub the breast with oil and seasonings, pop it into the air fryer at 325° F for 30 mins.

 

 

After 30 mins, flip the turkey breast over and cook an additional 15 – 30 mins until the internal temperature 180° F.

 

 

It was such a treat to have this delicious air fryer turkey breast ready in such a short time and my family just LOVED it!!

 

Air Fried Turkey Ingredients

  • Turkey Breast (be sure to buy one that will fit your fryer or you can cut it off the bone to fit like I did)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sage
  • poultry seasoning
  • olive oil

Seasonings are optional.

Air Fried Turkey Directions

  1. Drizzle your turkey breast with olive oil, rub seasonings all over turkey breast and lay in air fryer basket.
  2. Set your air fryer to 325 degrees (I didn't have to preheat mine at all, just set it and set the dial to the correct time).
  3. Set the timer for 30 mins.
  4. Once the timer goes off, flip the turkey breast and set the timer for another 15-30 mins.
  5. Make sure the internal temperature is 180° F – let sit for 15 mins, slice and serve.

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Turkey Appetizer Tray

Turkey Appetizer Tray

Turkey Appetizer Tray

My sweet family can't wait to gobble down this Turkey Appetizer Tray, and I'm betting you'll love it too! This one just might become a new Thanksgiving tradition. 🙂

Turkey Appetizer Tray

Here's what you need:

Turkey Appetizer Tray Ingredients

  • small potato or Asian pear (for the turkey head)
  • 1 each Granny Smith and Red Delicious apples
  • small bunch each red and green seedless grapes
  • snow or snap peas
  • baby carrots
  • dried apricots
  • whole almonds and pecan halves
  • raisins
  • cracker sized cheddar and smoked gouda cheese slices
  • 1 box mixed party crackers

These ingredients are merely suggestions! Tweak it to your family's tastes.

A few suggestions are pretzel sticks, pepperoni slices, rolled up ham or turkey slices, red or green bell pepper slices, sliced or whole olives, cherry tomatoes, broccoli or cauliflower.

So many fun options! 🙂

If you missed me on FB live making the Turkey Appetizer Tray, you can watch it HERE.

Turkey Appetizer Tray Instructions

  1. Start at the bottom with the turkey head, using either a potato or pear (if needed, slice the potato in half lengthwise so it will lay flat). You will build out from him in a fan like fashion. Be sure to use the picture as a reference as you are creating your turkey!
  2. Following the picture, add the raisins, snow peas, carrots and dried apricots.
  3. Next, spread out 3 different type crackers using the picture as a guide.
  4. Fill in between the crackers with the almonds, cheese slices, grapes and thin apple slices.
  5. The last part is what really makes it. Add eyes to the turkey by using a hole punch to make 2 white circles and marking them with black dots. Or, take a piece of the white cheese, cut in a circle and put a raisin on top for the pupils. The nose can be made by cutting a triangular piece out of the dried apricot or cheddar cheese. Give him a cute tongue by slicing off a piece of a red grape and don't forget to add pecan halves for his feet!

I just LOVE this little guy! 🦃🦃

What a great and healthy option to have for your guests to nibble on while they wait for the main event.  Or such a cute idea for a holiday party! 

Turkey Appetizer Tray

I would love to see your pics if you decide to make this little guy for Thanksgiving ~ leave your pictures on the Passionate Penny Pincher Facebook wall to share or tag me on Instagram when you share your pictures there too.  🙂

SIDE NOTE:

As I mentioned in the video, tomorrow we'll be doing a one day freezer cooking challenge and I would love for you to join me! I'll be using my friend Tiffany from Eat at Home Cook's recipes ~  head on over HERE to get started, and use the code PPP to save 30% off your entire order.

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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken: Crocktober Day 20 (Last Day. Sniff!)

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken: Crocktober Day 20

Not gonna lie.

I was a wee bit weepy (WHAT ON EARTH?!) as I threw my “CROCK” sign away this morning ~ I'll make a new one next Crock-tober I think. 😂

THANK YOU soooooo very much for joining me and making ME get dinner done for our family alongside you. I hope you've loved this Crock-tober as much as I have!

Seeing your posts each day on the PPP wall (you can see them all over HERE) TOTALLY MADE. MY. DAY.

 

It made me not so grouchy if my kids didn't devour their awesome Crock-tober'ed dinner.

And let me know that there were a few other girls out there just like me, loving their Crockpot every night too.

 

Thank you for that. 🙂 

 

Truly, you made my day (and my dinner!) every single morning this month! ❤️❤️

 

 

If somehow you've been under a rock this Crock-tober and missed all the fun 😂🎃😂 head on over HERE so I can send the free printable cookbook right out to you. 

And, if you'd like to have the real cookbook mailed to you (the one that's bound and super handy with 40 recipes + grocery list and menu plan ~ TOTALLY no pressure AT ALL ~ I just know I really do love mine!) you can snag it right over here.

 

 

 

Also take a peek at all my favorite slow cookers right over HERE. 

 

 

 

Watch as I made this today on Facebook Live too as well where you can check out reader's comments  (I love hearing from you there!), and let me know what you're having for dinner tonight!

 

Crocktober Week 4 looks like (10/22/18):
Crocktober Week 3 (10/15/18):
Crocktober Week 2 (10/8/18):

Crocktober Week 1 (10/1/18):

Crocktober - I'd Love This!

Happy Crocktober! 

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore: Crocktober Day 19

 

 

 

 

I can hardly believe it's Crock-tober Day 19 – goodness, I have loved Crock-tober soooo much for making my life easier, and have so enjoyed cooking every morning with you. (I sure hope you've loved it too!)

 

This Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore is one of my favorites because my family loves spaghetti, but I love that the chicken is all cooked in so I feel like they're getting a little protein too. This one is so simple, done in about 3 minutes, and all I have to do tonight is throw together a side salad and cook up some pasta.

 

I just love that. 🙂

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If you haven't gotten your copy of Crocktober yet (the recipe for these Crockpot Mug Brownies are at the back of the book), head on over HERE so I can send the free printable cookbook right out to you. (I promise, you'll love this one and it's not too late to join us! Plus, you'll get all the homemade mix recipes included too!)

 

And, if you'd like to order a REAL printed copy to have at home (we just got the bound version which is my favorite!) start right over HERE. 

 

Watch as I made this today on Facebook Live too as well where you can check out reader's comments  (I love hearing from you there!), and let me know what you're having for dinner tonight!

 

Crocktober Week 4 looks like (10/22/18):
Crocktober Week 3 (10/15/18):
Crocktober Week 2 (10/8/18):

Crocktober Week 1 (10/1/18):

Crocktober - I'd Love This!

Happy Crocktober! 

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Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes: Crocktober Day 18

 

 

 

 

 

Once again, Crocktober saved the day at our house.

 

Today I tried out these Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes using the saute feature in my Instant Pot for the first time,  then slow cooked them all day in the Instant Pot too, and they were absolutely fantastic!

I also made this mason jar oatmeal overnight, and I feel like I've totally won at life today.

#momwin

 

 

Crockpot Sloppy Joes

 

If you haven't gotten your copy of Crocktober yet (the recipe for these Crockpot Mug Brownies are at the back of the book), head on over HERE so I can send the free printable cookbook right out to you. (I promise, you'll love this one and it's not too late to join us! Plus, you'll get all the homemade mix recipes included too!)

 

And, if you'd like to order a REAL printed copy to have at home (we just got the bound version which is my favorite!) start right over HERE. 

 

Watch as I made this today on Facebook Live too as well where you can check out reader's comments  (I love hearing from you there!), and let me know what you're having for dinner tonight!

 

Crocktober Week 4 looks like (10/22/18):
Crocktober Week 3 (10/15/18):
Crocktober Week 2 (10/8/18):

Crocktober Week 1 (10/1/18):

Crocktober - I'd Love This!

Happy Crocktober! 

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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas + Mug Brownies

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas + Mug Brownies: Crocktober Day 17

 

 

 

 

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Clearly my bunch was pretty happy today.

 

My girls walked in the door from school today to the scent of warm brownies heated up in the crockpot.

 

Not sure life gets much better than that on a just-cool-enough-Crock-t0ber day.

 

We totally all splurged, sat down to crock-pot-cooked-mug brownies, and since my hubby had late meetings tonight, we may have had more dessert than dinner tonight.

 

 

While I definitely can't recommend this type of dinner all the time, my kids think I'm the coolest, we're all kind of in a warm-sugar-chocolate-coma, and God gave us a little extra grace with no activities planned for the night.

 

life is pretty good. 😉 

 

 

If you haven't gotten your copy of Crocktober yet (the recipe for these Crockpot Mug Brownies are at the back of the book), head on over HERE so I can send the free printable cookbook right out to you. (I promise, you'll love this one and it's not too late to join us! Plus, you'll get all the homemade mix recipes included too!)

 

And, if you'd like to order a REAL printed copy to have at home (we just got the bound version which is my favorite!) start right over HERE. 

 

Watch as I made this today on Facebook Live too as well where you can check out reader's comments  (I love hearing from you there!), and let me know what you're having for dinner tonight!

 

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Crocktober Week 4 looks like (10/22/18):
  • Monday – Chicken & Dressing
  • Tuesday – Chicken Fajitas + Mug Brownies
  • Wednesday – Sloppy Joes
  • Thursday – Chicken Cacciatore
  • Friday – Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
Crocktober Week 3 (10/15/18):
Crocktober Week 2 (10/8/18):

Crocktober Week 1 (10/1/18):

Crocktober - I'd Love This!

Happy Crocktober! 

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Slow Cooker Chicken & Dressing

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dressing: Crocktober Day 16

 

Oh my word. I am sooooo pleased with Crock-tober again today!

 

Today was slow cooker chicken and dressing, and since this is one of those recipes I hardly ever make (the last time I made it was during Crock-tober 2016 . . .), my hubby was absolutely thrilled to have dinner tonight.

 

(Dressing is his favorite, so this one is always a big win at our house.) 

But today I finally got RIDICULOUSLY SMART.

 

Like, crazy smart.

 

Because we usually have quite a few leftovers, it dawned on me how clever it would be to repurpose those leftovers into freezer meals for busy week nights.

 

Or for a night if I”m traveling and my bunch still needs to eat. 

 

Or even if my hubby just wants something to take to work in a month besides a cold PB&J.

 

I packaged up a few leftovers rather than them throwing them away, and now I have a few more meals done.

 

WOOHOOO!

(I really didn't know I was the smartest momma on the planet, but clearly I am. And you can totally join me now and be the smartest momma too.) 🙂 

 

If you haven't gotten your copy of Crocktober yet, head on over HERE so I can send the free printable cookbook right out to you. (I promise, you'll love this one and it's not too late to join us! Plus, you'll get all the homemade mix recipes included too!)

 

And, if you'd like to order a REAL printed copy to have at home (we just got the bound version which is my favorite!) start right over HERE. 

 

 

Watch as I made this today on Facebook Live too as well where you can check out reader's comments  (I love hearing from you there!), and let me know what you're having for dinner tonight!

 

 

Crocktober Week 4 looks like (10/22/18):
  • M – Chicken & Dressing
  • T – Chicken Fajitas + Mug Brownies
  • W – Sloppy Joes
  • T – Chicken Cacciatore
  • F – Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
Crocktober Week 3 (10/15/18):
Crocktober Week 2 (10/8/18):

Crocktober Week 1 (10/1/18):

Crocktober - I'd Love This!

Happy Crocktober! 

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Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup & Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup & Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches: Crocktober Day 14 & 15

 

 

It's Crocktober Day 14 & 15 all wrapped into one . . . because well it's been a Crock-tober Crazy week! 🙂

I completely forgot to take a picture of the Cheeseburger Soup when we had it last night, but here it was in Mrs. Potts Cooking up all day.

Tonight we're having these slow cooker philly cheesesteak sandwiches and they're my all time favorite ~ I can't even wait until we have dinner tonight!

 

I would love to tell you oodles more, but a friend of mine just texted me a deal on a RIDICULOUS piece of furniture my hubby and I found a few weeks ago but was way over our budget.

So, I'm on my way out to find it now and will update you when I get back. 🙂

In the mean time . . .

 

If you haven't gotten your copy of Crocktober yet, head on over HERE so I can send the free printable cookbook right out to you. (I promise, you'll love this one and it's not too late to join us! Plus, you'll get all the homemade mix recipes included too!)

And, if you'd like to order a REAL printed copy to have at home (we just got the bound version which is my favorite!) start right over HERE. 

You can watch as I made this today on Facebook Live too as well where you can check out reader's comments  (I love hearing from you there!), and let me know what you're having for dinner tonight!

 

You can watch as I made this today on Facebook Live too as well where you can check out reader's comments  (I love hearing from you there!), and let me know what you're having for dinner tonight!

 

Here's what Crocktober Week 4 looks like (10/22/18):
  • M – Chicken & Dressing + Mug Brownies
  • T – Chicken Fajitas
  • W – Sloppy Joes
  • T – Chicken Cacciatore
  • F – Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
Crocktober Week 3 (10/15/18):
Crocktober Week 2 (10/8/18):

Crocktober Week 1 (10/1/18):

Crocktober - I'd Love This!

Happy Crocktober! 

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EASY Air Fryer Donuts from Biscuit Dough! (4 Kinds)

Looking for more uses for your air fryer?  We are totally in LOVE with these Easy Air Fryer Donuts from Biscuit Dough

Looking for an EASY air fryer donut recipe? Here's a GREAT recipe that's delicious and easy to prepare in your air fryer!!

EASY Air Fryer Donuts from Biscuit Dough

Air fryer donuts!  Sounds crazy right??  BUT, I have to tell you, they are AMAZING and EASY and FAST and YUMMY!!!

 

If you missed Facebook Live you can watch it HERE.
 

When Laurie asked if anyone wanted to try out an air fryer, I'd already been looking into them but wasn't sure I wanted another appliance in the house. Let me tell you how HAPPY I am that I bought one!  It's SO convenient, super easy to use and FAST!  Everything tastes great and cooks in minimal time. (Check out a killer deal on an air fryer at Kohl's right now!)

 

 

Let's get back to the donuts!!  I'd heard of donuts in the air fryer and just HAD to try them.  The first time I made them for my daughter and her friend the girls RAVED about them.  Her friend even went home and told her mom she didn't want donuts any other way!

 

 

SOooooo simple!!  I used one small can of Grands Biscuits (you could use any cheap biscuits you have on hand).  Put a hole in the middle – I had this small heart shaped cookie cutter but you can literally use ANYTHING (the donut holes might be my very favorite part).

 

 

Once you have the hole in the middle – you pop them into the air fryer (I was able to fit 4).  I set my air fryer to 350 degrees and set the timer for 6 minuets – no pre-heating necessary!!

 

 

Half way through flip your donuts, so they brown up on both sides.  Once they come out, you put on whatever toppings you'd like, I tried 4 different toppings:

  • Glazed w/Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Glazed
  • Powdered Sugared
  • Cinnamon Sugared

 

 

Seriously, look at these donuts SO easy and best of all they taste AMAZING!!!  Such a great alternative to store bought donuts (and so affordable).

 

EASY Air Fryer Donuts from Biscuit Dough

Ingredients

  • 1 can of biscuits (any kind of canned biscuit – I used Grands as that's what I had on hand)

Optional for toppings:

  • butter
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • cream or milk
  • vanilla
  • cocoa powder

Directions for Donuts:

  1. Set your air fryer to 350 degrees (I didn't have to preheat mine at all, just set it and set the dial to the correct time).
  2. Set the timer to 6 mins.
  3. Half way through turn the donuts over.
  4. Pop them out of the air fryer and top as desired!

Directions for Donut Holes:

  1. Set your air fryer to 350 degrees (I didn't have to preheat mine at all, just set it and set the dial to the correct time).
  2. Set the timer to 3/4 mins.
  3. Half way through give your basket a good shake.
  4. Pop them out of the air fryer and top as desired!

TOPPINGS

Cinnamon and Sugar Topping (my favorite!!)

  • melt a small amount of butter in a dish
  • put 1/2 cup sugar with 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon and mix well into a bowl or dish
  • brush the donut with a little bit of the butter when it comes out of the air fryer
  • roll it into the cinnamon and sugar mixture

Powdered Sugar Topping

  • Shake or sprinkle powdered sugar right on the donut when it comes out of the air fryer.

Glazed Topping (sprinkles optional)

  • mix 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 2/3 tablespoons of milk and 1/2 tsp of vanilla in a bowl
  • dip one side of the donut into the glaze and let sit on a plate until cooled
  • top with sprinkles if desired

Chocolate Glazed Topping (sprinkles optional)

  • mix 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 2/3 tablespoons of milk, 1 Tbsp of cocoa and 1/2 tsp of vanilla in a bowl
  • dip one side of the donut into the glaze and let sit on a plate until cooled
  • top with sprinkles if desired

 

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Freezer Cooking Challenge 2018 – Day 3

Freezer Cooking Challenge 2018 – Day 3

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USE THE CODE PPP25 to save 25% off with these menu plans at checkout! Go HERE to get yours so you'll be all set this weekend to start cooking for summer, and remember THIS WEEK ONLY when you sign up for the annual plan you'll also be included in our first ever PPP Private EAH Group.

 

 

If you missed my FB live you can watch it HERE.

I'm so stinkin' excited to have 6 more meals done today (and I sure hope you're keeping up too!)

 

I've spent this afternoon getting ready for graduation weekend + have my youngest's gymnastics banquet tonight, so goodness, I'm so glad to at least know dinner is done.

 

(I ended up popping in the freezer cooker ravioli for the rest of my family who won't be at the banquet tonight ~ whew!)

 

So what's in my big bag?

 

A whopping THIRTEEN FREEZER MEALS done for the summer. (I would have 18 today, but I gave away a few, and we've already eaten two.) 🙂 Tomorrow I'll make my last 6, so I'll have 19 done this week!

 

Since most of these easily feed our family with oodles of leftovers, I'll easily get 25-30 meals this summer completely finished out of these few days of work. I couldn't be more pleased with that!

THESE ARE AMAZING FREEZER MEALS THAT EVERY DAY MOMS (and a few DADS!) LIKE ME HAVE MADE TO ROCK THEIR SUMMER THIS YEAR. 

 

Here's the plan for the rest of the week . . .

 

And don't forget, right now my friend Tiffany from Eat at Home Cooks is offering PPP readers a whopping 25% off her menu plans, grocery lists and recipes with the code PPP25 at checkout (ORDER SOON!)

 

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We'll be using these menu plans to cook through, so you'll want to snag yours while they're on sale at this price!

HERE'S WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU SIGN UP: 

  • Weekly menu plans for the entire month
  • A set of slow cooker menu plans
  • A set of whole foods menu plans
  • A set of traditional menu plans
  • One quick click to download all 3 sets of menus (in color or black and white ink)

EXCLUSIVE PPP BONUSES

  • BONUS 1: If you sign up for the ANNUAL PLAN, you'll have exclusive access to our beta test group PPP PRIVATE SUMMER EAT AT HOME GROUP!  I’m so excited to share our freezer cooking wins and I just know you’ll find oodles of support along with some great ideas ~ it’s going to be a great summer!
  • BONUS 2:  MAY, JUNE, JULY & AUGUST EAT AT HOME SLOW COOKER FREEZER MEAL PLANS (we'll be using these next week to get Supper Set for the Summer!)
  • BONUS 3: FREE PRINTABLE LABELS to use for our freezer cooking challenge

 

AND …. YOU'LL GET 72 RECIPES + A DESSERT EACH WEEK + GROCERY LISTS + MENU PLANS FOR A SMALL OR LARGER FAMILY + PRINTABLE FREEZER LABELS + AN EXTRA YEAR OF FREEZER MEALS ~ WAAAAAY BETTER THAN JUST A COOKBOOK!

ALL FOR AS LITTLE AS $1.21 PER WEEK WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR AN ANNUAL PLAN, or just $10.50 to try the menu plans out for one month PLUS you'll get an ENTIRE SUMMER of freezer recipes AND our free printable labels!

 

WILL YOU JOIN ME?

 

 

I promise, if you struggle with meal planning and sticking to your grocery budget, this will change the way you shop.

 

Head on over HERE to sign up if you're not set up already, and let me know what you think!

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Where Can I Find the Freezer Meals for the Freezer Cooking Challenge?

Where Can I Find the Freezer Meals for the Freezer Cooking Challenge?

I'm SO excited you'll be joining me for our Freezer Cooking Challenge!!  Here's everything you'll need to be ready for Monday!

 

(Remember, if you haven't signed up yet go HERE and use the code PPP30 to save 30% on these ~ if you sign up for the annual plan you'll also get access to our first ever Private PPP Eat at Home Facebook Group!) 

 

Here's the schedule for next week's freezer challenge:

  • Monday, May 14th – We'll be working on the April Freezer Meal Plans
  • Tuesday, May 15th – We'll be working on the May Freezer Meal Plans
  • Wednesday, May 16th – We'll be working on the June Freezer Meal Plans
  • Thursday, May 17th – We'll be working on the July Freezer Meal Plans

 

To find the meal plans we're using – you can locate them from the Eat At Home Cooks website and select the Member Login area.

 

From the Eat at Home meal plans website you'll need to login to access your menu plans:

 

 

To find all of the PPP Bonus material – it will be right on the Start Here page!

 

Once you're all logged in, choose WEEKLY MEAL PLANS:

 

To find the May freezer meal plans we're using on Monday – select Meal Plans May 2018.

 

Once inside the May Menus, you'll need to select Slow Cooker Meal Plan.

From the Slow Cooker Meal Plan – we'll be using the MAY 21 (FREEZER) plan.

 

 

FREEZER COOKING SUPPLIES

 

Just to make things easy for you, we've pulled together a whole list of our favorite freezer cooking supplies, along with some of our favorite slow cookers!  I just can't wait to spend next week with you getting Supper Set for the Summer!!

 

 

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Martha & Marley Spoon Review (Only $4.50 per Meal!)

Have you been wanting to try Martha & Marley Spoon but you weren't sure if you'd like it? Find out what the Passionate Penny PIncher Team thinks about this meal delivery box!!

Martha & Marley Spoon Review

Martha Stewart's Meal Kit is currently on sale for $30 OFF for new members – that makes the small plan of 2 meals for 2 people only $18 (Just $4.50 per meal!)  GO HERE to get yours before this offer ends, and meanwhile, check out PPP Team Member Cheryl's experience below!

Hey everybody, this is Cheryl, PPP team member and here's my take on Martha & Marley Spoon!  When Laurie asked me to take these two meals home from our Nashville retreat, I was apprehensive at best (I'm not well known for having a dinner plan … but I'm working on it)!!

 

I'd not heard of the Martha & Marley Spoon delivery meals, but I will say, I was VERY impressed … like … wow … yummy … I can't wait to dive in, impressed with these meals!

 

 

They come packaged exactly as you'd expect – insulated (to stay cold for 30 hours!!) ~ and include the ingredients you'll need to cook and finish the meal (beyond some basic pantry staples).  LOOK at those FRESH ingredients, SOoooo good!

 

 

 

The instructions were easy for me to follow and I finished the meal in 40 mins start to finish … BONUS!  The first meal I cooked was Seared Steak and Onion Rings with Celery & Goat Cheese Salad (oh … the onion rings…).

 

 

 

I LOVED that this recipe was a little unique!!  This was the celery and goat cheese salad ~ my husband and daughter (YES …. AND DAUGTHER … she's 12) enjoyed it!!

 

 

 

 

The onion rings … oh my … the onion rings!!!  We'll never make them any other other way and SOoooo easy!!  Who knew??

 

 

My husband was straight up in heaven ~ there really IS something to making dinner every night!!!

 

 

We really felt like we had such a fancy meal and I still can't get over how easy it was!  There was more than enough food for all three of us (I think I skimped on the onion rings and salad on this plate because there was PLENTY!!).

 

The second meal was chicken, Fennel Coriander Chicken with Blood Orange Spinach Salad to be exact!

 

This salad was SO yummy (and beautiful!!)!!  The flavors all came together and really woke up our taste buds!  I can honestly say I've NEVER .. as in EVER … ever? cooked with fennel.  It was delicious!!  Even my 12 year old tried it and said it was okay (this is a raving review as the child will not eat a salad :)!!

 

 

The chicken was seasoned to perfection and the whole meal really was delicious (I'm getting hungry just typing this up!).

 

Here's my honest take on Martha & Marley Spoon:

  • I LOVED that everything was EASY and I didn't have to do anything beyond cook the meal.
  • I LOVED the unique ingredients and trying new things.
  • ONION RINGS … did I mention we fell in love with the onion rings???
  • The price was less than going out to eat (and such a treat for dining IN) and with $30 off your first box, it really think it's worth trying.
  • I think it would be PERFECT for a “date” night with your love!  (I mean we have to eat, why not cook together and make a night of it?)

See how Jamie's kids reviewed Martha & Marley spoon!!  Next time, I'm asking her boys to come and cook for me!

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Absolute BEST Black Friday Deals You Can’t Miss This Year

 

Black Friday Deals You Can't Miss This Year

With Black Friday really just a day away, I wanted to make sure you knew exactly which deals to be looking for! Remember that almost all these deals will be available online as well as in stores, and the PPP team will be here watching so you never miss a single deal.

Go HERE to download your FREE ULTIMATE BLACK FRIDAY CHEAT SHEET which includes these full lists of absolute BEST items you need to see at Amazon, Best Buy, Kohl's, Target & Walmart, and leave a comment to let me know what you would add to the list! 

Amazon's Top Black Friday Deals

  1. Fire TV Stick with Remote $24.99
  2. Echo Dot $29.99
  3. Kids Fire 7 Kindle (save an additional $10 when you buy 2) $69.99

    

Best Buy's Top Black Friday Deals

  1. HP Wireless All-In-One Ink Printer (color) $19.99
  2. Amazon Echo Dot $29.99
  3. Kindle Fire 7 $29.99

Kohl's Top Black Friday Deals

  1. Select Kitchen Appliances (Mini Blender, Chopper, Hand Mixer, 1.5 qt Slow Cooker, Can Opener, 2 Slice Toaster, 5 Cup Coffee Maker) $FREE after coupons, rebate & Kohl’s cash
  2. Select Kitchen Appliances (Crockpot 4 qt Programmable Slow Cooker, Hamilton Beach 4 15 Slow Cooker, Hamilton Beach 6 qt Slow Cooker, Crockpot, Toastmaster Griddle, Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker, Bella Rotating Waffle Maker + More) $6.79 – 8.49 after coupons, rebate and Kohl’s cash
  3. The Big One Plush Throw $7.64+ earn Kohl’s Cash

Target’s Top Black Friday Deal

  1. Lego Sets – 30% OFF
  2. Select Board Games $4.99 – 14.99
  3. Pajamas for the Whole Family $5.00 – 12.00

Walmart's Top Black Friday Deals

  1. Select DVD’s $1.96
  2. Kids Character PJ Sets $4.75
  3. Select Board Games $4.88 – 9.88

Download your total free Black Friday Cheat over HERE ~ I hope this makes shopping and saving easy for you and your family this Christmas season!

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$29 Sideboard Makeover

Note from Laurie: My friend Cheryl is in the process of making over her living room, and goodness, I LOVE what she's done! She was sweet enough to share with us here on PPP ~ take a peek . . . 

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Just . . . wow!

 

I'm in the middle of a living room makeover (we finally updated our couches after 10 years) and after a tense afternoon of tax preparation . . . this was clearly NOT the time to buy more furniture. 🙂 

 

Our search for sideboards has been going on for M O N T H S ~ all around the $500 range.  This had me thinking . . . why not just paint the one we have now?

 

 

$29 can of chalk paint & wipe-on poly (optional – this was in the garage from previous projects)

 

If you haven't use chalk paint before, it is amazing. 

 

No prep.

 

No sanding.

 

Just, paint!

 

 

I went to Lowes and bought a $29.00 can of chalk paint, painted this beautiful sideboard to match my new furniture and in just a few hours it was done.

 

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After . . .

 

 

I'm thrilled with how it turned out!!  I can't wait to show you the rest … ALL on a penny pinched budget (I'm learning a few things here at PPP! 🙂

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Love chalk paint? Here are a few more ideas you may want to check out . . .

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I'd love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!)  If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)

 

See previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . Happy Fluffing!

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Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Looking for more penny pinched recipes? Here you go!

Note from Laurie: My friend Cheryl made this homemade peach ice cream, and it looks divine (and good for you too ~ yum!)

Hand picked peaches in the south (or anywhere) are soooooo good!  There is an orchard close to our home so we decided to go and pick some peaches for the first time ever.

 

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I was searching for a healthier recipe for peaches when this one for Peach Ice Cream popped up and I knew we had to try it.

 

I'm SO … so … so glad we did!

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Here's what you'll need to get started.

 

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Gather up your ingredients and peel and slice your peaches.  The riper the peaches, the easier they are to peel.

 

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Once you have your peaches peeled and sliced, pop them into a food processor or blender until they are finely chopped.  My little one loves peaches almost as much as cupcakes and couldn't wait to help.

 

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Mix the remaining ingredients into a large bowl.

 

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Pour all that into your ice cream maker (this was a splurge Christmas present from last year and we have really enjoyed using it!)

 

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Once it's done you can eat it right out of the ice cream maker and store any remaining in the freezer for up to two weeks.  Enjoy!!
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Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Ingredients

3 cups ripe peaches, sliced and peeled

1 cup fat free half and half

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup whole milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Blend the peaches in a food processor or blender until finely chopped. Put the peaches, half and half, sugar, milk and vanilla in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Put the entire mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Freeze any leftovers and enjoy!

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Recipe adapted from Emily Bites.

 

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Cyber Monday Deal #16: Today’s Amazon Toy Lightning Deals

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Here's a peak at today's top Amazon Toy Lightning DealsWe won't know what price they'll be at until they go live, but if these are on your child's Christmas list it'll be worth watching to see how low the sales go.

 

Here's what to watch for today: 

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9:00 AM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 9:30)

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9:05 AM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 9:35)

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9:20 AM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 9:50)

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9:25 AM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 9:55)

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10:05 AM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 10:35)

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11:05 AM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 11:35)

 

 

12:05 PM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 12:35)

 

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1:05 PM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 1:35)

 

 

2:05 PM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 2:35)

 

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3:05 PM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 3:35)

 

4:05 PM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 4:35)

 

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5:05 PM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 5:35)

 

6:05 PM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 6:35)

 

7:05 PM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 7:35)

 

8:05 PM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 8:35)

8:25 PM Eastern Time for Prime Members (Non-Prime Members start at 8:55)

 

Note: To get the “Lightning Deal” you'll want to be at your computer when the sale becomes available. Many of these items sell FAST (especially the big ones that I post), so don't miss it. To find the deal, click the link for the item above, and in the right sidebar (towards the top), you'll see a message from Amazon that says it's currently a Lightning Deal price. Be sure to grab it and place it in your cart quickly to get that price. Hope that helps!


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Looking for more Cyber Monday savings? Here you go:

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See more Amazon Deals.  Remember that pricing on Amazon is subject to change at any time.  

 

This post contains affiliate links.  See my disclosure policy to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

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