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Cheap & Easy: 20 meals to get you through the week


Experiencing a weeknight dinner dilemma? Here's our selection of family-friendly recipes to take you from Monday through Friday in a flash. 

Spaghetti and meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs is pure comfort food. Make meatballs by combining 1 pound ground beef with 2 chopped onions, parsley, 1 egg and some salt and pepper.  Brown the meatballs in a pan with a bit of oil. Add 1 can crushed tomatoes, and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook your spaghetti till al dente. Once done, strain the pasta, transfer to a plate and coat with the meatball sauce. So easy to make, and your kids will devour it!

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VIDEO: Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are easy to make and super delicious!


  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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