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Our Favorite Christmas Cookies

Browse our favorite Christmas cookies, baking, sweets, and treats! In this collection, you’ll find both traditional cookies and new favorites! Each and every one is perfect for gifting, giving, and sharing!

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Welcome to Spend With Pennies! Here you will find deliciously simple recipes for the every day home cook. Easy to follow, tried, tested and loved! From my home to yours…happy cooking! Read more about me

Christmas Dinner Essentials

Here are our essentials for Christmas dinner!

Air fryer favorites

Air fryers are an all-in-one countertop appliance that makes food crispy and tasty, all without the deep-fried fat, calories, and guilt!

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The main dish is the star of the show, and these main dish recipes are bound to impress.

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Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings. Juicy chicken breasts cooked to tender perfection in the slow cooker in a rich creamy sauce. Shortcut dumplings make this deliciously comforting meal effortless for a family favorite everyone will agree on.

The Best Banana Cake

This is, hands down, the BEST banana cake I’ve ever had.  It’s soft, moist and rich all at the same time!  Once cooled this cake is topped with a totally irresistible lemon cream cheese frosting for a perfect dessert your family will love. I love a good banana cake, it just reminds me of being a…

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

This easy Banana Bread recipe is a no-fail favorite that comes out perfect every time! With a handful of ingredients that you likely have on hand and only a few minutes of prep, this will become your go-to recipe!

Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Crockpot Mac and Cheese is super rich & bursting with sharp cheesy flavor. Toss all the ingredients together and let them simmer in the crockpot, then dinner is ready!

4 Ingredient Chicken Rice Casserole

Chicken Rice Casserole makes for a crowd-pleasing dinner that comes together in under 5 minutes of prep time. Made with only 4 ingredients, this dish has juicy chicken breasts and tender rice in a deliciously creamy sauce. This is a casserole that meal packs a lot of flavor in a filling one dish dinner and…

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