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Cinnamon Bites Recipe

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Don’t forget to pick up your FREE Pillsbury Grands Jr Biscuits at Shaw’s this week!

Once you’ve stocked up, head to the kitchen and fix up this simple, yummy, sweet treat.  If you’ve already gotten yours, surprise your family with a special breakfast tomorrow morning!

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These are way yummier than any of those store bought cinnamon rolls… no doubt about it!  They are much cheaper too.

You can top these with icing if you like (we do) but I apologize for the fact that the icing is one of those recipes in which I don’t use exact measurements!  You can’t really mess it up though – if it gets too thin, add more sugar, if it gets too thick, add more milk (a little bit of milk goes a long way so only add it a drop at a time).

Here’s the recipe!  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 roll of small canned biscuits
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup)

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Put butter in a pie plate in the oven as it heats and remove when the butter is melted
  • Cut biscuits into quarters, covering bottom of pie plate, on top of melted butter (I use scissors)
  • Mix together sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over top
  • Bake for 15 minutes
  • While baking, mix together icing ingredients
  • After removing from oven, drizzle immediately with icing, and serve!

Icing:

  • powdered sugar (maybe a 1/2 cup-ish?)
  • couple teaspoons milk (not sure how much, just add drops and mix until you get the consistency you want)
  • drop of vanilla

Original recipe can be found here.

3 Ingredient Cereal Bars (with Kashi!)

Monday, February 10th, 2014

So cardinal literally JUST posted a coupon that will get you some FREE Kashi cereal HERE… print it quick!

Stock up and try these super easy cereal bars!  I have a LOT of Kashi in the house but zero boxes of granola bars.  If you are in the same boat (or will be soon, after you stock up this week), keep reading!

lori

 

I am on a constant quest for good granola bar recipes.  I am a lunch packing fanatic… in other words, I hugely obsess over the lunches I pack for my husband and our daughter.  There always needs to be a snack-y thing and I prefer it be a granola bar type item but when I don’t have any purchased or made, I tend to add cookies because I want there to be something homemade.  Of course cookies are yummy, but I’d rather pack something healthier and save those for a special treat later.  Anyway, today on my granola bar quest, I came across a super easy cereal bar recipe and whipped these guys up in no time at all!  They will do the trick and are certainly healthier (and even easier) than the cookies I packed all last week.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups dry cereal (I used 3 Kashi cups ~ 2 Heart to Heart Honey Toasted Oat and 1 Go Lean)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey (I used almost 1/2 cup and topped it off with maple syrup when I ran out)

Directions:

  • Line 8×8 square pan with parchment paper
  • Combine peanut butter and honey in a saucepan and heat on medium until it just starts to simmer, stirring constantly (about 2-3 minutes)
  • Remove from heat and stir until well combined
  • Add cereal and stir until evenly coated
  • Pour mixture into pan, cover with parchment and press firmly
  • Let sit for 1 hour
  • Use sharp knife to cut into bars or squares

Enjoy… and please visit my blog for links to the original recipe and my serious plea for your favorite granola bar recipe because I am in great need!!

Ranch Oyster Crackers

Friday, January 31st, 2014

ranch oyster cracker

If you’re stocking up on some free Hidden Valley Ranch Mix at Market Basket, grab a bag of Essential Everyday Oyster Crackers at Shaw’s with your coupons, while you’re out (they are $1.50 before coupons) and whip up a batch of these Ranch Oyster Crackers.  Then, come back and thank me (or my husband, or any of the other Ranch Oyster Cracker addicts out there) for introducing you to the yummiest, simplest, cheapest snack out there!

My husband introduced me to this fantastic little snack years ago.  He remembers long nights snacking on these while playing cards with his grandmother.  I introduced them to my grandmother many years ago and she became a lover of them as well!  Last night, I introduced them to our daughter… the love runs in the family!  I think you’ll love them too!

Ingredients:

  • One bag oyster crackers (we used a 9 oz last night and they were SUPER strong… 12 oz would be better)
  • One packet dry ranch dressing mix (we use Hidden Valley)
  • 1/4 cup oil (whatever you have on hand… I’ve used vegetable in the past but more recently olive oil and both are fine)

Directions:

  • Toss the oyster crackers with the oil and dressing mix (a ziplock bag works great).
  • Spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Enjoy… but don’t expect to eat only a handful!  These won’t last you long!

You can view this and other recipes on my blog!

~ Lori

Review of The Berenstain Bears: Golden Brother Edition and Golden Sister Edition gift sets

Friday, June 21st, 2013

 

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I was super excited when kaboom! Entertainment asked us to do this Berenstain Bears review!  On May 21, 2013, they released two limited edition DVD sets and sent us a copy of each to watch, play with, and review.

 

When I was younger I had tons of Berenstain Bears books and sadly, I think we must have gotten rid of them somewhere as the years went, by but my almost-3-year-old daughter has recently developed a love for the Berenstain Bears herself having seen their shows on TV.

You should have seen the look on her face when we opened the big box that arrived from kaboom! and she was able to see what was inside!  Actually… I’ll let you see it!

There really are no words… in fact, I’m not sure any review of these products I might write would communicate quite what that picture does!  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post a picture of her on the blog but seriously… you had to see this!!

As you can see from the pictures, there are two sets available, The Berenstain Bears: Golden Brother Edition and Golden Sister Edition.  Each comes with a 120 minute DVD and a 10-inch soft cuddly Berenstain Bear plush.  Each DVD includes several short stories about the Berenstain Bears family adventures and the lessons they learn along the way.  They are easily applicable to real life and are not only entertaining but full of healthy values.  Young children are sponges – they soak in whatever they are exposed to.  I have no worries about my daughter being exposed to what is included in these DVDs!

We have really enjoyed these sets!  Although my daughter does not typically watch the entire 120 minutes in one sitting, this is definitely her go-to television viewing right now and she’ll watch a few stories and come back for more later.  She sings along with the catchy songs and has been heard saying on more than one occasion in real life situations, “just like on the Berenstain Bears movie!”

If you are looking for a new DVD for your little ones or are in the market for a great gift for someone else, you should definitely check these out.  These limited edition sets are $19.99 and available exclusively at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores.

~ Lori ~

FREE Admission to Discovery Museums on Friday!

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

On the first friday of every month the Discovery Museums in Acton offer FREE admission from 4:30 – 8:30 PM!  This Friday, June 7, is the first Friday of this month so if you are looking for something to do, you may want to check it out!

Our family LOVES the Discovery Museums.  There is a Children’s Museum and a Science Museum.  They are much smaller than the big city museums, much more hands on, and don’t require traveling in and out of the city!  We love these museums so much that we actually purchased a year long membership that gets us into those museums for free any time and gives us free admission or discounts at many other children’s museums around the state, country, and world!

I HIGHLY recommend a visit to the museums, or at the very least to their website or facebook page where you can check out all that they have to offer.  And if you want to visit it for FREE, this Friday would be the time to do it!

From their website:

Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept donations for the Acton Food Pantry. Sponsored in part by Emerson Hospital with additional support from Alexander, Aronson, Finning and Company, P.C. and the Local Cultural Councils of Acton-Boxborough, Billerica, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Harvard, Hudson, Leominster, Lexington, Littleton, Maynard, Waltham, Wayland, and Westford.

Lori

Frozen Yogurt Dots

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

My refrigerator is bursting with free yogurt so I’m always looking for and finding creative ways to use up my yogurt surplus!

Here’s one idea:

Just cover a baking sheet with yogurt dots and throw them in the freezer.  Once frozen, enjoy!  It doesn’t get any easier than that!

These will make the perfect treat for this hot day!

If your fridge isn’t full of yogurt, you must not shop at Shaws.  Koru Creamery Style Yoghurt is regularly priced $1.50 there but it’s on sale for $1.00 right now and there’s a $1/1 coupon in SS 5/5 that makes it free.  There was also a printable .75/1 that doubled but it doesn’t look like it’s still available.  I will update if I see it pop back up!

Lori
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Check your SYWR account for FREE $5!

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

We took a somewhat desperate trip to Kmart last night in search of a pool to keep us cool during the heat wave that is rolling into town this morning.  Air conditioning is great but when a 2 1/2 year sees sunshine outside it’s difficult to convince them to stay inside! We picked out this Snap Set Pool on sale for $16.99.  It reminds me of what I had as a kid and I think it will be perfect for us until our big pool is ready for the season!

One thing I have learned shopping at Kmart is that if you have Shop Your Way Rewards points available to apply toward your purchase, the cashiers don’t always tell you that.  I always ask if I have anything to apply and last night I heard I had $5 in that account!  I love when Kmart and Sears do things to lure me back into loving shopping at their stores!  This time (and there have been many times this has happened) they added a FREE $5 to my account “for being a valued member!”  WOOHOO!  This credit had an expiration of 6/2/13 so check your account today before it’s too late to take advantage of this deal!

If you don’t already have a SYWR account, I highly recommend signing up.  You earn points (which add up to cash) on every purchase you make.  Even if you don’t shop there much, the free money is worth the sign up and will likely lure you in, just as it has me!

Lori

Ice Cube Paints

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

 

There are TONS of things you can do with your kiddos this summer for free.  Painting with ice cubes is one of many options that is sure to keep them busy and happy.  Given that today is going to be a hot one, it’s the perfect day for ice cube paints but get them in your freezer now!  Your little ones will love this outdoor activity and you will love that it’s free (providing you have some old food coloring in the cabinet) and involves minimal preparation and cleanup!

 

Just mix 2 or 3 drops of food coloring with water in an ice cube tray and add some popsicle sticks (no need to even stand them up straight) and freeze.  When they are frozen, they are ready for painting!  We paint plain paper, rocks, shells, tree stumps, or pretty much just whatever we can find that is appropriate for painting.  My experience is that everything washes off.

 

If you use washable paints in place of the food coloring you’ll eliminate the staining concern but we haven’t had a problem with staining thus far.  Just have them wear their birthday suit and you’re good to go!

FREE Prilosec Sample

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

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FREE Dial Nutri Skin at Kmart 10/7/12–10/8/12

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Dial NutriSkin Cherry Oil

How to Shop for Free at Kmart 10/7/12

Dial Deal good thru 10/8 ONLY buy $20 get $5 or Buy $30 get $10 * in SEPT Monthly flyer

Dial nutri skin lotion 12oz  $3 each *in OCT monthly flyer

Buy 10 bottles=$30
-$1/1 in RP 10/7 = $20.00

double qs = $10.00

Get back $10.00 = FREE

Thanks Mommab

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