Semi Homemade Classic Lasagna

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Make your own lasagna with this simple recipe!  It is almost completely homemade -- which means less time for you in the kitchen but still leaves your family with a happy tummy!

Ever want a homemade lasagna without all the work? Looking for a delicious “homemade” recipe that can be assembled in 15 minutes or less and taste like you have been cooking all day? I’ve got the perfect Semi Homemade Classic Lasagna recipe for you! It is sure to make jaws drop and leave tummies begging for more!


  • 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 package of pre-cooked lasagna noodles (found in the refrigerated section)
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 cups Ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 2 clove garlic, diced
  • Salt, pepper and garlic powder


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degress F.
  2. In a large saute pan brown ground beef. When about half way cooked, add onions, garlic and seasonings. Once ground beef is fully cooked, drain excess liquid and add 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce and allow to simmer for at least 5 minutes.
  3. While the sauce is simmering. In a large bowl combine Ricotta, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Stir well.
  4. In a 9 x 13 casserole dish begin to assemble lasagna. First pour half of the sauce in the bottom of the casserole dish, then add one layer of pre-cooked lasagna noodles, next add half of the cheese mixture, another layer of noodles, add the remaining sauce and finish the top off with the rest of the cheese mixture.
  5. Cover lasagna and cook at 425 degrees F for 40 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and browned.

***This entire process should take you no more than 15 minutes to assemble and then the 40 minutes to bake!

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You can get Speed Stick Gear Men’s Deodorant for as low as just $0.89! Save far more than 50% on these deals!


Big Joe Dorm Chair Just $29 (Save Nearly $21)

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It is time to start picking out those things your teen will need when he or she heads off to college!  If you are looking for a comfy lounge chair, this one is awesome – and priced at just $29!

Walmart has rolled back this very popular Big Joe chair from $49.88 to just $29.  You can get it in Zebra, Lime or Black for just $29.  Shipping is free when you spend $45 or more.  You could also just opt to pick it up at your local store instead.

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This Week’s BEST Laundry Product Deals 7/5 – 7/11

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In order to help YOU save money, we’ve got a round up of this week’s best Laundry Detergent deals!  We include only those national stores, such as Target, CVS, etc.


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600 ($6.00) POINTS WYB $25 LIMIT 1
5000 ($5.00) POINTS WYB $20

Old Navy Uniform Sale: Items From $6!

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There are times I really wish my kids wore uniforms to school.  It would make getting ready for school SO much simpler!

If your kids need to don uniforms every day, you may want to check out this sale at Old Navy!  They have ALL uniforms on sale!  Shipping is always free when you spend $50 or more.

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Amazing Sales at Target! Find Out How One Reader Scored More than $200 in Baby Items for $120!

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Target has some great promos running this week on baby items.  Now would be a great time to stock up on diapers and wipes if you can!  Here are the offers:

This can be confusing, so check out the way reader Sara put this deal to work for her:

Purchased 3 Pampers Baby Fresh Baby Wipes Refill Pack, 504 count – $29.13 (sale price $9.71)
Purchased 2 Huggies Overnites Diapers, super pack, $49.98(sale price $24.99)
Purchased 2 Huggies Little Movers, giant pack, $62.98 (sale price $31.49)
Purchase 2 Pampers Baby Dry, giant pack, $69.98 (sale price: $34.99)
Used Target REDCard – saved 5%
Free shipping on purchase
Total paid: $201.47

Received the following gift cards:
$10 gift card for 2 Huggies Overnites
$15 gift card for 2 Huggies Little Movers
$15 gift card for 2 Pampers Baby Dry
$40 gift card for $200+ purchase
Total of $80 back in gift cards

NET total for all items — $121.47!!!

Thank you Sara for passing this along to us!  You can check out all of the great DIAPER deals on-line over at Target right now.

If 140 Runs Are Scored Today – You Might Win!

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Whether you need slider bags, or trash bags, we’ve got some great deals for you! And I learned something this time around, if I ever have coupons for Hefty products, it’s cheaper to buy them at Dollar General!