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Getting “Krafty” Recipe #3 – Barbecue Chicken Tacos

The third recipe in my Getting “Krafty” recipe series is Barbecue Chicken Tacos. I love just about anything with a Mexican twist, so this recipe looked especially delicious to me! This will make for a quick, healthy dinner! This recipe features Kraft Barbecue sauce…so pull out all that free barbecue sauce (well, no need to pull it all out…one will do!)!

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Barbecue Chicken Tacos

2 cups shredded skinless rotisserie chicken meat (or any cooked, shredded chicken)
1/3 cup barbecue sauce
1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (1/2 cup per ear)
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
3 cups thinly sliced lettuce
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream

In large bowl, stir together chicken, barbecue sauce, corn, tomatoes, and lime juice. Just before serving tacos, place stack of tortillas between paper towels on microwave-safe plate; heat in microwave on High 10 to 15 seconds to warm. To serve, divide lettuce and chicken mixture among tortillas; fold over to eat out of hand. Serve each with a dollop of sour cream.

This recipe was originally posted here.

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Ham and Green Onion Cream Cheese Spread

This recipe has nothing to do with my Getting “Krafty” recipe series, but I thought that I would share it, because it is easy, inexpensive, and, most importantly, so yummy! It makes a great appetizer or snack and is perfect to take to gatherings!

Ham and Green Onion Cream Cheese Spread

8 oz block cream cheese, softened (I use 1/3 less fat)
Green onions to taste (2-3 Tbsp is about what I use)
2 oz of thinly sliced sandwich ham (I use Buddig ham in the individual packages)

Mix together all ingredients. Serve with crackers (I like this best with Triscuits!).

I told you it was easy! Try this soon…you will love it! Stay tuned for Getting “Krafty” recipe #3!

This post is linked to the Vanderbilt Wife, Momtrends, and Blissfully Domestic.


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Getting “Krafty” Recipe #2 – Easy Ranch Dressing Chicken

Here is another idea for using up all of that stockpiled Kraft dressing! This recipe features Kraft Ranch dressing.


Easy Ranch Dressing Chicken

8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2/3 box crushed Ritz crackers
1 (18 oz.) bottle Ranch dressing

Soak chicken breasts in dressing overnight. Cover cookie sheet in foil wrap. Dip chicken in crushed Ritz cracker crumbs and place on cookie sheet.

Cover with foil wrap. Bake 1 hour covered and 10 minutes uncovered to make crisp at 350 degrees.

I haven’t tried this one yet, but it sounds really good and really easy! I think I will add it to next week’s menu – especially since I was able to get Ritz crackers for really cheap a couple of weeks ago!

Original recipe found here.

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Getting “Krafty” Recipe #1 – Cranberry Chicken

I don’t know about you, but after using many of the Kraft coupons, I have a large stockpile of Kraft dressings, Kraft barbecue sauce, and A-1 steak sauce! If you have been as diligent in using these coupons and getting items for free or close to free as I have, you are in desperate need of some recipes that use these products. I mean what is the purpose of getting all of these items for free if you let them go bad? So, for the next few weeks, I am going to share the recipes that I have or that I find that have one of these Kraft products as an ingredient. The first recipe that I’m going to share is Cranberry Chicken. A friend gave me this recipe several years ago. It may sound weird, but it is delicious! This recipe features Kraft Catalina dressing.

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Cranberry Chicken

1 to 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
16 oz. bottle Kraft Catalina dressing
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
1 packet onion soup mix

Spread a thin layer of dressing on the bottom of a 9 x 13 casserole. Place chicken breasts in casserole. Spread cranberry sauce over chicken. Sprinkle onion soup mix over all. Pour remainder of dressing over all.

Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. Serve over rice.

This recipe is great and nice enough for company! Hope you enjoy!

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Mini Baking Day

Thanks to an inspiration by Money Saving Mom, I decided to have a mini baking/prepping day today. Baking days really help to have foods prepared and ready to use when you need them (whether you are freezing the items or using them for that week’s meals/snacks). Having foods pre-made and pre-prepped really helps me out during the week when I have limited time for preparing meals (which is often!). Also, if you have pre-made items ready to eat, it will decrease the amount of prepackaged foods that you and your family eat, which is not only healthier but cheaper as well!

Here is what I made/prepped today:

The first thing that I made was Homemade Wheat Bread. This bread is so good and so easy (especially with my Breadman bread machine to do the kneading for me!)! Everyone in our family loves it (and it makes the house smell so good)!


The next item that I prepped might seem a little odd…I made 10 cups of coffee to refrigerate. I love iced coffee from Starbuck’s, but buying coffee from Starbuck’s several times a week can really add up. So, I like to make my own iced coffee at home. It is just as good and much cheaper!

Iced Coffee
chilled coffee
sugar or sweetener to taste
milk or liquid creamer to taste

Pour chilled coffee over ice. Add sugar and milk to taste. Enjoy!


Next, I made Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins. This was the first time that I have made these muffins. My husband and I both agreed that the cake-like part of the muffin was really good; however, the cranberries were a bit too tart and needed to be sweetened further. I think that next time I will try this recipe with blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries, and they should be just right!

By the way, here is a little tip for evenly portioning muffins or cupcakes. Use an ice cream scoop! The muffins or cupcakes will be perfectly even every time!


The last item that I prepped was 10 lbs of onions. This was by far the least pleasant task, but it will be so helpful in the future! I diced some of the onions and cut the others into strips and sorted them accordingly.

I purchased this bag of onions for $4.99 at Costco. This sets the price per pound at $0.50…that’s a great bargain! It took a little extra effort to pre-prep, but it was worth it for the savings and convenience!

Check out what others baked/prepped this week here!


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