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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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restaurant copy cat recipes

We moved out to the country and although living farther away from restaurants has helped our budget, sometimes we still crave a certain dish.

It’s quicker now to whip up home-made versions than it is to load the family up and take them to town, so I’ve been collecting copy-cat versions of some of our favorite restaurant meals. We usually save time, calories and money by cooking them at home!

*These prices are based off of averages and are subject to change weekly

Steak Burritos – Recipe

Salsa, 15.5-24 oz, $1-$1.99 (Ingles, Food City, Aldi, Ingles, Food Lion, Safeway)
Brown Rice (pantry)
Black Beans, 16 oz, $1 (Lowes Foods)
Strip Steak, $5.99 lb (Safeway)
Tortillas, 30 count, $2.29 (Safeway)
Cheddar cheese, 6-8 oz, $1.66-$2.50 (almost everywhere)
Guacamole, 16 pk, $5.99 (Safeway)

Tomato Ravioli –  Recipe

Cheese Ravioli (freezer)
Basil (herb garden)
Grape Tomatoes, 10 oz, $1.50 (Kroger)
Shallots (or use Onions), 68¢-$1 lb (almost everywhere)
Balsamic Vinegar (pantry)

Eggplant Panini w/ Pesto – Recipe

Eggplant, 99¢ lb (Kroger)
Bread, Italian, 99¢ (Food City)
Mozzarella, 6-8 oz, $2.50 (Publix)
Pesto (freezer)
Tomatoes, $1.28 lb (Ingles, Kroger, Bi-Lo, Food Lion)

Zuppa Toscana – Recipe

Italian Sausage, 16 oz, $2.50 (almost everywhere)
Bacon, 12-16 oz, $1.99-$3.99 (almost everywhere)
Onions, 68¢-$1 lb (almost everywhere)
Chicken Broth, College Inn, 17.6 oz, $1.34 (Harris Teeter)
Potatoes, 3 lb, $2.48 (Ingles)
Cream (not on sale this week)
Spinach, 6-9 oz, $1.79-$2.99 (Aldi, Harris Teeter)

Alice Chicken – Recipe

Chicken Breasts, $1.99-$2.49 lb (Kroger, Bi-Lo, Food Lion)
Worcestershire Sauce, 10 oz, $1.19 (Food City)
Bacon, 12-16 oz, $1.99-$3.99 (almost everywhere)
Mushrooms, 8 oz, $1.50-$2.99 (Harris Teeter, Kroger, Lowes Foods, Bi-Lo)
Monterey Jack cheese, 6-8 oz, $1.66-$2.50 (almost everywhere)
Mustard, French’s, 65¢ (Kroger)