Cheesy Sausage Subs #Recipe





Looking for a meal that is cheap and filling? Try this recipe!

Cost per serving is $2!


Cheesy Sausage Sub


Cheesy Sausage Subs #Recipe
Author: Canadian Basics
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  • 1 pound of Smoked Sausage (sliced)
  • 1 large Onion (sliced)
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (sliced)
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Chicken stock
  • 1 baguette (split , quartered and toasted)
  • 4 slices of Provolone Cheese (can use any brick cheese you wish)
  1. In a large skillet, cook sausages in olive oil over medium heat until brown. (approx 6 mins) Then transfer to a plate.
  2. Cook bell peppers, onions and garlic over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  3. Then stir in sausages and stock.
  4. You can also add seasoning if you wish. Whatever spices you want.
  5. Cook for 3 more minutes.
  6. Toast baguette in oven. Take it out when nice and toasted.
  7. Then put meat mixture on bottom of baguette and place cheese on top.
  8. Enjoy!


5 Cheap Suppertime Meals




Since sometimes you need to stretch your grocery budget,

Here are some easy and cheap meals to make!



  1. Chef Salad -Head of iceberg , cut-up lunch meat, carrots  cucumber, Shredded cheese

  2. French Bread Pizza – Pizza sauce/spaghetti sauce, whatever fresh veggies or meats you wish (use lunch meat or left over meat) and shredded cheese.  Heat in oven at 350 oF until cooked.

  3. Stuffed Green Peppers –  green bell pepper, brown/white rice, 1/2 lb ground turkey,can of diced tomatoes, spices. Heat oven to 350 oF. Brown meat in frying pan, cook rice per directions. When done mix rice and meat together with tomatoes. cut stem out of pepper. place in meat mix and cook until pepper is browning a bit for 10-15 mins. (place in a small square pan in oven) You can add cheese too if you wish.

  4. No Crust Sheppard’s Pie – 1lb Ground meat(turkey, chicken, beef) , 2 cans of corn (one reg & one creamed) , potatoes. Brown meat up in frying pan. Peel and boil potatoes. Heat both cans of corn together. Mash potatoes. Place cooked ground beef in large baking tin on bottom, add corn on top, then place mashed potatoes. Heat in oven at 350 oF for 10 minutes until potatoes brown.

  5. Mexican Pie – two tubes of crescent rolls, 1/4 ib. ground beef/turkey,1/2 can black beans,1 can of corn, shredded taco cheese or other cheese. Layer the first can of cresent rolls in bottom of greased 8×8 pan. Brown meat,once done add add taco seasoning, beans, mexicorn, and cheese. Place on top of the crescent rolls then add the second tube of crescent rolls on top. Bake at 350 until the crescent rolls are golden brown and filling is bubbly.

Cool Gel n' Cap Review And #Sponsored Giveaway


 Cool Gel n’ Cap Review & Giveaway


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This would have been perfect to have in my home to help him heal!

When I got the package I was happy it wasn’t a girly colour. It was unisex in a grey bunny form.(Tulip the Bunny) Since I have both a boy and a girl, I try to keep things that they would share in neutral colours.

I was reading the box and saw that the warm package was good for earaches too! Now I wished I had known about this earlier! Spencer had an extremely bad earache this winter. If I had it handy it probably would have done more to help him.

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Hayley and Spencer did a Youtube review about the Cool Gel n’ Cap CLICK HERE to watch 


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Corn On The Cob With Garlic Butter #CrockPot #Recipe


Canadian Basics

Corn On the Cob with Garlic Butter Crock Pot Recipe


What You Will Need:

1/2 a cup of Unsalted Butter

3-4 Garlic Cloves (minced)

2 tablespoons of finely minced parsley

4-5 Ears of Corn (husked)

salt & pepper to taste



Mix butter, garlic and parsley together in a small bowl.

Place each ear on tin foil and generously spread butter mixture on corn.

Season with salt and pepper.

Seal tightly in tin foil and place in crock pot.

Add water until it comes up 1/4 of the way to the first row.

Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or High for 2-2 1/2 hours.  (or until done)




Parmesan Pork Cutlets #CheapEats





Sometimes money is tight, here is an easy recipe to make a meal that might be a favourite with a cheaper cut of meat!

This recipe is under $2 a serving so it is perfect for a tight budget.  Add any sides you have and enjoy!


Parmesan Pork Cutlets


What You Will Need:

1/2 half a cup of All Purpose Flour

2 Large Eggs

3/4 cup of Bread Crumbs

1/2 cup of grated Parmesan Cheese

1 pound of Boneless Pork Chops

2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tablespoons of Unsalted Butter

Salt and Pepper




  1. Place flour in a shallow bowl.
  2. Wisk eggs in a different bowl.
  3. Combine parmesan cheese and bread crumbs in a 3rd bowl.
  4. Sprinkle cutlets with salt and pepper (lightly)
  5. One at a time put a pork chop in flour then egg then bread crumbs. (coat bread crumbs)
  6. Warm 1tsp of oil and 1 tsp of butter in a frying pan in medium heat until bubbling.
  7. Place cutlets in the pan and cook one side until brown and turn over.
  8. Enjoy

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Tator Tot Casserole Recipe



Here is another recipe that is easy to do. It isn’t the most healthiest but it is fine to have now and then for a meal! Your kids will love that it has tator tots!


Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole






Tator Tot Casserole #Recipe
Recipe Type: Supper
Author: Canadian Basics
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A easy and frugal recipe to make for a large family
  • 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef or turkey (you can use less or more you just need to fill the bottom of your casserole dish)
  • 1 bag of tator tots
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese
  1. Fry up ground beef. Add the can of mushroom soup. (no milk). Mix it up good! Let it simmer for 15 mins. Take ground beef and put it in a shallow casserole dish. (you can add corn or green beans if you wish) layer it with tator tots to cover the top then cook at 350 degrees F for 30 mins. The last 5-10 mins put shredded cheese on top. A cheap and easy meal!