• Finances,  Food+Drink

    Freebie Friday! 4-19-19

    This post may contain affiliate links. Well hello, readers! Happy Friday to you all! I’ve got one heck of a Freebie Friday deal for you today. How would you like to get all of this stuff for nothing?? I did, and I’ll give you step-by-step instructions on how you can too! Freebie Friday- Ragu Sauce, American Beauty Pasta, and Mission Tortillas ***At Smith’s (a Kroger-affiliated store) they are currently running a sale where you buy 6 select items, and get $3 off. As part of this promotion, most American Beauty pastas will only be $0.49 per package. The Ibotta app also has rebates for both their regular and “Thick and…

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  • Food+Drink,  Holidays+Parties

    Sausage-Cream Cheese Biscuit Bites (Only 5 Ingredients!)

    Have you ever seen a recipe that looked SO DELICIOUS that you immediately got into your car, drove to the store, purchased the necessary ingredients, and made it right away? I don’t think I ever have… until I saw a recipe video on Pinterest for these Sausage-Cream Cheese Biscuit Bites. And let me tell you, when I actually bit into one of these puppies, I was NOT disappointed. Flaky, buttery biscuit dough+smooth cream cheese+sharp, flavorful cheddar+zesty sausage… what’s not to love?! Obviously, these would be perfect as part of a hearty breakfast, but could also serve as a great party appetizer too. The original recipe calls for making them in…

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  • Crafts+DIY,  Food+Drink,  Holidays+Parties

    Easy DIY: Referee Drink Bottles

    This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you ultimately end up purchasing something through these links, I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. But, as always, I try to only link to things I personally use and enjoy myself. Thanks for your support of The Crafty Cat Company! Referee drink bottles are the perfect way to add a creative touch to the drink offerings at your next sports party! So often, the focus is on the food, activities, and other decor, that beverages are often an afterthought… but not anymore! I couldn’t believe how many guests loved these things! And the best…

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  • Food+Drink,  Holidays+Parties

    Field Goal Cookies

    I don’t know about you, but I love football. And with football season always comes a great excuse to gather with friends and family and have a festive party! I decided to throw a big Super Bowl party this year, and manifest some of the crafty ideas that had been floating around in my head (and on my Pinterest boards!). One of the things that I really wanted to try and make were these “field goal” cookies. They looked super cute, and easy enough to make… and they were! Here’s how you can make some yourself: Field Goal Cookies Supplies Needed: -Sugar cookies (I purchased a package of pre-made ones…

  • Food+Drink

    Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip “Larabars”

    Mmm…. Larabars. Made of only a few simple, (mostly) healthy ingredients, they’re a better alternative to stuffing your face with junky candy bars. Larabars satisfy that craving for something sweet, gooey, delicious, and in this case, chocolatey, without leaving you with feelings of guilt, shame, or remorse. You know you’re getting real food, without all the extra unnecessary additives and processed crap. However, one thing Larabars are not is cheap. You usually pay around $5 for a box of only 5 small bars. Which means, if you’re a real sucker for the things like many of us are, or you have an entire family who loves them, that box will…

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  • Food+Drink

    Leftover Remix: Easy French Dip Sandwiches

    Got some leftover beef, perhaps from last night’s dinner roast? Try making these “Easy French Dip Sandwiches”… they only require a handful of ingredients, and less than 15 minutes of hands-on prep/cooking time! Plus- hot, meaty, cheesy, melty… what’s not to like?! Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, the recipe can easily be adapted to feed a crowd. Here’s what you’ll need: For each ONE sandwich: -approx. 1 cup leftover shredded beef -1 hearty/crusty sub roll (don’t use a roll that’s too soft, or the sandwich will fall apart) -2 slices Swiss or Provolone cheese -about 1/4 of a medium yellow onion, sliced (or slightly less, if you prefer……

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  • Finances,  Food+Drink

    12 Guaranteed Ways to Save Money on Groceries!

    We all need to eat. However, especially when you have a small income, large family, or one full of hungry teenagers, the food can seem to disappear almost as soon as it comes into the house. Most of us don’t have unlimited amounts of money to spend on groceries, and would love to find ways to get the food we want (and need) for a better price. Here are 12 guaranteed ways to save money on your groceries: Make a Weekly Meal Plan and Grocery List This can often be a daunting task, trying to plan out a whole week’s worth of meals at once. Most of us have had…

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