Easy Ham Sliders Recipe

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This Easy Ham Sliders Recipe is so simple, but it tastes like a million bucks!   It’s perfect for parties or tailgating.  Your guests will think you spent much longer in the kitchen that you actually did. Plus, it’s a great make-ahead meal since all the prep work can be done the night before.

Easy Ham Sliders Recipe

  • One dozen Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Sliced ham
  • 1/2 C. (one stick) butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 C. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. prepared mustard
  • Poppy seeds (optional)

In a saucepan, bring the butter, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and brown sugar to a boil over medium-high heat. Cool. Meanwhile, add sliced ham and cheese to your buns. Place in a glass Pyrex baking dish. Pour the cooled sauce over buns. Sprinkle with poppy seeds if desired. Cover with aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator. Let soak a few hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 325. Bake for 20 minutes covered, then remove foil and bake an additional 5 minutes.

Makes 12.

Frugal Tips: The main ingredients for this recipe (the Ham, Swiss cheese, and Hawaiian sweet rolls) can all be found at ALDI. Shopping there will save you tons of money!

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I originally posted a variation of this recipe (Ham and Swiss Sliders) on Mommysavers.com.

Streusel Muffins with Heath Bits

streusel muffins with heath bits

I’ve got to give our neighbors credit for this one.  They started bringing us these yummy muffins several months ago, and my son LOVED them.  I asked for the recipe, thinking they were homemade.  Nope.  Just a box of Krusteaz mix and half a bag of Heath candy bits (you’ll find them near the chocolate chips).  They can’t be much easier, but they taste great!

Here’s how to make them:  Start with a box of Krusteaz streusel cake/muffin mix (pictured below).  Make according to package instructions for the muffins, but stir in about 1/3 of a bag of Heath bits into the mix, and a little bit on top (use about 1/2 a bag with each batch of muffins).  They’re so yummy!

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Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread with Self Rising Flour

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 One of the reasons I like beer bread is that it is SO easy.  It surprises me how costly the prepackaged mixes are!  The basic beer bread with self-rising flour recipe is super-frugal and only uses a few ingredients.  Plus, it’s easy to tweak the basic recipe to come up with fun creations like this Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread.  It’s great to serve at a party with dips and spreads.

Frugal Tip:  If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can make your own:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread with Self Rising Flour
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This variation of beer bread uses self-rising flour to make it easy.
  • 12-oz. beer
  • 3 C. self-rising flour
  • ¾ C. Cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices bacon, chopped into crumbles
  • ¼ C. butter

  1. Mix the beer, self-rising flour, Cheddar cheese and bacon together in a bowl. Spread batter in a greased bread pan.
  2. Melt the butter and pour over the top.
  3. Bake 40-45 minutes at 375. At the end, I sprinkled a little cheese on the top of the loaf for color.


French Toast Cupcakes

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This recipe is for all those people who believe in eating dessert first!  Is breakfast too early for a cupcake?  I think not!  This French Toast Cupcakes recipe was originally posted over on Mommysavers.com.  It’s a fun way to use up day-old bread.  Plus, you’ll win extra points with your kids if you give them cupcakes before school!

Frugal Tips:  Look for French bread on the reduced bakery rack at Walmart.  I can get it for around $1 per loaf!

  • ½ loaf French bread, cubed (or any kind of stale or day-old bread)
  • ½ C. sour cream
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1¼ C. half and half (use milk to make it even more frugal)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted and cooled
  • ¼ C. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Cool Whip Frosting
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place bread cubes in a mixing bowl. Combine other ingredients and pour over bread cubes, stirring to saturate completely.
  2. Scoop batter into muffin cups. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and inside is baked through.
  3. Allow to cool slightly and top with vanilla Cool Whip Frosting.

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Copycat Recipes: Hawaiian Sweet Bread

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Learning to make your favorite restaurant or prepackaged foods at home not only saves money, it’s usually a lot healthier.   I recently saw a Hawaiian Sweet Bread recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a go.   Instead of using cake rounds, I used a standard bread pan.  I had to bake the bread slightly longer because of that variation.  The two bread rounds would be more authentic and true to the shape of the Hawaiian sweet bread found in stores.  You could also use the dough to make Hawaiian sweet rolls.

Frugal Tip:  Pineapple juice is not an ingredient I buy regularly, but occasionally I’ll stumble upon a recipe that calls for it.  I purchase a large can of pineapple juice and freeze what I don’t need in ice cube trays for future use.  That way, I was able to get the best value at the store without any drop going to waste.  I can use it in this Hawaiian Sweet Bread recipe, marinades, slushies, etc.

Copycat Recipes: Hawaiian Sweet Bread
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Sweet Hawaiian bread at home for much less than the prepackaged version!
  • Copycat Hawaiian Bread Recipe
  • 2 packets active dry yeast
  • ½ C. warm water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 C. pineapple juice
  • ½ C. water
  • ⅔ C. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. ginger (optional)
  • ½ C. butter, melted
  • 6 C. white flour
  1. Mix yeast with ½ C. warm water. Let sit for 10 minutes until foamy. Combine yeast, eggs, pineapple juice, water, sugar, vanilla, butter in a mixer. Add in flour gradually. Dust a cutting board with flour and place the dough on it. Work dough in flour until it’s no longer sticky. Split in two equal sections.
  2. Grease two cake rounds and place dough inside. Let the bread rise until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe adapted from:  Allrecipes.com