How to Save Money on Ground Beef

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Ground Beef Saving Money Tricks

Save money on ground beef by buying in bulk, portioning the hamburger into smaller amounts, and freezing for later use. For more savings, buy when it’s on sale!

Most of my money-saving tricks come from my parents. And this idea to save money on ground beef is no exception. While we were growing up, my parents always kept an eye on when meat would go on sale. And when it did, we would stock up and freeze it for later use.

So many people are on a tight budget, and every dollar saved counts! So, if you want to learn how to save money on ground beef too, keep reading on!

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Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

This Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is packed with aromatic veggies, chicken, wild rice, and lots of spices in a chicken stock based broth. Plus, it’s comforting and wholesome at the same time.

As a foodie, I’m always looking for good food recommendations. So, when my coworker told me one of her all-time favorite soups is Panera Bread’s Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, I paid attention. Sadly, Panera Bread does not have any locations in Utah. So, I tucked away that little tidbit of information.

As fate would have it, I was able to try that soup with that coworker on a business trip. And, you know what? She is right. Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is really good.

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Clean Fingers Laynie’s Top 10 Recipes of 2019

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Here are the top 10 recipes Clean Fingers Laynie’s fans couldn’t wait to click and feast on in 2019. Find your new favorites or rediscover old ones!

When I decided to start the blog, I wanted to share my tried and true recipes with my family and friends. I never imaged how much I would learn or how much work it would be. But, I’ve connected with so many wonderful people who love food as much as I do, and I want to keep inspiring others to cook more at home.

On December 26, 2018, I clicked the purchase button to register my domain. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t very apprehensive and overwhelmed at the thought of maintaining a food blog for the coming year. But I pushed through my fears, and I couldn’t be prouder to say Clean Fingers Laynie is officially 1 year old!

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Chicken Mississippi Pot Roast

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Chicken Mississippi Pot Roast

Combine chicken, ranch dressing mix, au jus mix, butter, and pepperoncini in a slow cooker or Instant Pot for a flavorful and easy Mississippi Pot Roast! Sure to be your new family-favorite dinner!

When I first thought about starting a food blog, there were two recipes I couldn’t get out of my mind. I felt like the whole world needed to know about them! As you can tell, I started a food blog, and I shared the first recipe already: Salsa Verde Chicken. The second recipe is this one for Chicken Mississippi Pot Roast!

If you only make one thing from the blog, I highly recommend either one of these two recipes. Both of these recipes are so great for so many reasons!

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Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini

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Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini with Serving Spoon

Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini is a creamy pasta casserole made with spaghetti, turkey (or chicken), mushrooms, and lots of Parmesan in a flavorful sauce!

What’s the best thing about leftover turkey? According to A Christmas Story, it’s turkey sandwiches, turkey salad, turkey gravy, turkey hash, turkey a la king, and gallons of turkey soup! For our family, we love Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini!

As the title of this post suggests, this hearty pasta bake can be made with turkey or chicken. So, if you don’t have any leftover turkey, or if it’s hard to find, you can always substitute the turkey with chicken.

Either way, this chicken or turkey tetrazzini is a tasty casserole that has become a favorite comfort food classic! I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does!

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Gordon Ramsay’s Pear and Granola Muffins

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Pear and Granola Muffins - Top View

Adapted from Gordon Ramsay’s recipe, these Pear and Granola Muffins have a soft and moist interior, and the granola provides great flavor and texture!

After finishing the latest season of MasterChef, the hubby and I decided to try Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking. In each episode, Gordon Ramsay features a recipe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guess what?! The hubby asked me to make the Pear and Granola Muffins. I did, and the rest is history! Now, these muffins are a regular breakfast in our house.

If you like apple crumb muffins (like those from Costco), you will love these Pear and Granola Muffins! They are not too sweet, and the pear keeps the muffins moist and soft. Plus, the granola adds texture and flavor to the muffins and pairs perfectly with the subtle cinnamon flavor.

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Slow Cooker Monkey Bread from Scratch

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Slow Cooker Monkey Bread Before Frosting

Ooey gooey, soft and buttery, cinnamon sweet Slow Cooker Monkey Bread from scratch is a great make ahead breakfast for the weekends or special holidays!

Why is cinnamon sugar so delicious? When it comes to some of my favorite breakfasts, many have that yummy flavor combo. One of my favorites is this Slow Cooker Monkey Bread made from scratch.

To make it, roll light and fluffy pieces of dough in melted butter and cinnamon sugar. Then, the layer the pieces in a slow cooker and bake. After it’s cooked, top it with homemade cream cheese frosting! Yum!

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Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup

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Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup

For a satisfying, meatless meal, try this Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup. It’s a hearty and creamy soup that’s full of sweet and mellow garlic flavor!

This Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup is one of my all time favorites! It’s packed with flavors including three kinds of onions, cauliflower, and the star of the show, roasted garlic.

While this recipe does take some time to prepare most of it is hands-off time. So, this recipe is still easy, and I promise it is delicious! It’s the perfect comforting soup on a cold winter’s day.

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Carino’s Chicken Bowtie Festival Copycat

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Carino’s Chicken Bowtie Festival Copycat Pasta in Bowl with Fork

Ever popular, Carino’s Chicken Bowtie Festival is a flavorful and easy pasta dish made with sauteed chicken, bacon, and a creamy, cheesy tomato sauce.

Whenever I think of Italian food, my brain automatically goes to pasta. Without a doubt, it’s my favorite kind of Italian food. One of my favorite Italian pasta dishes comes from Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant, and it’s called Grilled Chicken Bowtie Festival.

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Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

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Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Table Spread

Use a secret pantry ingredient to give this Instant Pot White Chicken Chili a flavor boost! A dump and go recipe that’s easy, comforting, and delicious!

Want to know the secret ingredient for easy, flavorful white chicken chili? Jarred Salsa Verde! It’s such a time-saver, and it’s packed with flavor. Seriously, it makes meal prep so quick.

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