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Shop Family Dollar for Christmas: Santa & Rudolph Cookies, Stocking Stuffers, Gifts
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You’ve got to make these Santa & Rudolph Cookies and Candy Cane Crush Trifle. See what stocking stuffers and gifts I picked up at Family Dollar for Christmas. I shopped for Christmas recipe ingredients, stocking stuffers and gifts at Family Dollar and saved $6.75 by using Smart Coupons. Sign-up for Smart Coupons, digital coupons you can apply by entering your phone number into the keypad at the register. You’ll find a wide selection of over 100 coupons with values ranging from $0.25 to $5.00. Your pocketbook will love this newest way to save at Family Dollar by using Smart Coupons!

Save Hundreds with Smart Coupons at Family Dollar

Have you signed up for Smart Coupons at Family Dollar? It’s so easy to save money at Family Dollar without using a loyalty card. After logging in, I clip my coupons, email them to myself so I have a printable list, then go shopping at Family Dollar where I enter my phone number into the keypad at the register.  I can always find Family Dollar Smart Coupons that I can use on my shopping trip because they issue such a wide variety of high-value coupons. My favorite coupons are the ones they occasionally release that are valid on any purchase! Please check the Family Dollar site on a regular basis for the most up to date offers as they change frequently.

Shop Family Dollar for Christmas Gifts

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I saved $6.75 by clipping Smart Coupons for my Family Dollar shopping trip. My savings included a $5 off $25+ coupon on any purchase, an OREO coupon, and a Betty Crocker baking mix coupon. You’ll want to check the Family Dollar website for the current Smart Coupons. With over 100 coupons to choose from, you’ll definitely find a few coupons to use!

I also like to browse the Weekly Deals at Family Dollar to see the price drops and help me make my shopping list. When I went shopping, I found lots of Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers priced at $1 WOW (my favorite price!). Don’t forget to take advantage of other ways to save at Family Dollar including weekly deals and $1 WOW prices. Please note that prices vary by location. What will you find at Family Dollar for Christmas?

If you’ve got a Family Dollar store near you, sign-up for Smart Coupons today:

Step 1Click the red “Sign Up” button or text SMART to 28767

Step 2 – Enter your email address, password, name and phone number. Then click on the red “Sign Up” button.

Step 3 – Click on the red “Start Clipping” button

Step 4 – Click on the coupons you want to add to your account.

Step 5 – Print your shopping list and head to Family Dollar! Enter your phone number into the keypad at the register.

Santa & Rudolph Cookies from Nutter Butters from Family Dollar

Ready to learn how to make my Santa & Rudolph Cookies from Nutter Butter cookies? I promise they are easy to make and your kids can help you! This is an “assembly only” recipe, so no baking is involved! I melted chocolate chips that I bought at Family Dollar using a double broiler on the stove. If you’d like a thinner chocolate on your cookies, I recommend using brown melting chocolate. Here are the instructions to make these cookies:
Santa & Rudolph Cookies from Nutter Butters from Family Dollar

SANTA & RUDOLPH COOKIES

Ingredients Needed:

  • Nutter Butter cookies
  • Red Hot Candies
  • Small Round Red Chocolate Candies
  • Candy Eyes
  • Mini Pretzel Twists
  • Red Decorating Sugar
  • White Melting Chocolate
  • Semisweet Chocolate Chips or Brown Melting Chocolate

Step 1 – Microwave your white melting chocolate and semisweet chocolate chips or brown melting chocolate in the microwave following the package instructions.

Step 2 – Dip the Nutter Butter cookies in the melted semisweet chocolate chips or brown melting chocolate. I like to dip them so only one side is complete coated with chocolate.

Step 3 – Dip the Nutter Butter cookies in the white melting chocolate:  halfway on one side (for the beard) and a third of the way on the other side (for the hat).

Step 4 – Apply two candy eyes, one red hot candy and two pretzels to create the face of the Rudoph Cookie.

Step 5 – Dip part of the hat in the red decorating sugars being sure to leave a strip of white for the hat’s furry white rim.

Step 6 – Apply two candy eyes and one small round red chocolate candy by dabbing on a small amount of white melting chocolate to the back so they will stick to the cookie.

Step 7 – Drip a small amount of white melting chocolate onto one side of the hat to create the hat’s white pom pom.

Now you’ve got adorable cookies for Christmas and you didn’t even have to turn on your oven! Let’s see what else we can make for dessert.

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Now that you’ve got your cookies, let’s make a trifle! My family loves candy canes, so I crushed candy canes to include in my Candy Cane Crush Trifle for Christmas. Here are the instructions on how to make this dessert:

Candy Cane Crush Trifle from Family Dollar

CANDY CANE CRUSH TRIFLE

Ingredients Needed:

  • Chocolate Pudding (chilled overnight)
  • Vanilla Pudding (chilled overnight)
  • Brownie Crumbs (prepared day before)
  • Whipped Cream
  • Candy Canes (crushed)

Step 1 – Your first layer will be vanilla pudding. Smooth into an even layer with the back of a spoon.

Step 2 – Your second layer will be brownie crumbs. Smooth into an even layer with the back of a spoon.

Step 3 – Your third layer will be crushed candy canes. You can crush them by placing them inside a sealable plastic bag and then crushing them with a hammer (kids love to help with this part).

Step 4 – Your fourth layer will be chocolate pudding. Smooth into an even layer with the back of a spoon.

Step 5 – Your fifth layer will be whipped cream. Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top and serve!

Santa Cookies and Candy Cane Crush Trifle from Family Dollar
Christmas Stocking Stuffers from Family Dollar

While I was shopping at Family Dollar, I looked for stocking stuffers and found some great ones! There was a wide selection of Christmas candy and I got glow clappers, solar dancers and crystal growing kits.

Christmas Mugs from Family Dollar

I found these adorable Christmas Mugs for only $2 each to use as gifts. I also stocked up on small gift tins for only $1 each. They are the perfect size for gifting cookies to neighbors (not too big so we can deliver them to a lot of neighbors).

Christmas Gift Tins from Family Dollar

Be sure to clip your Smart Coupons for Family Dollar before you go shopping! Remember to enter your phone number into the keypad at the register when you checkout. It’s a smart money-saving tool to make your dollars go further this Christmas!

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Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe: Make Something Unbelievably Good

by Freebies4Mom on December 9, 2016 10:45 pm

Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe: Make Something Unbelievably Good
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There’s nothing better than warm banana bread right out of the oven! I’m making this Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe using I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! from Meijer. Take advantage of this current mPerks offer at Meijer to:  Buy two (15 oz.) I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Get FREE 5 lb. bag of Meijer Flour (thru December 25). Find your closest Meijer store and sign-up for mPerks so you can get this deal too!

Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe: Make Something Unbelievably Good
I shopped at Meijer for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! and the ingredients to make Best Ever Banana Bread. I love baking with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! because it’s made with real, simple ingredients like a blend of delicious oils, purified water and a pinch of salt.

Did you know that baking with I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter makes your banana bread more moist? It’s true and you also enjoy the benefits of less fat and calories than butter. You can feel good about the simple ingredients and the fresh buttery taste!

Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe: Make Something Unbelievably Good

My family loves this banana bread and enjoys it for a snack or for dessert. We like to warm it up in the microwave, spread I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! on top and then sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar!

During the hectic holiday season, this is an easy recipe you can whip up to make something unbelievably good and give your family the gift of fresh baked banana bread. Don’t forget to pick up your free Meijer Flour when you buy I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! at Meijer thru Dec. 25.

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Greek Minute® Rice Multi-Grain Medley Salad Recipe

by Freebies4Mom on November 21, 2016 12:00 pm

Tracking PixelI’m excited to bring you this post sponsored by Minute Rice. As always, my opinions are my own and are not edited by the sponsor.

Greek Minute® Multi-Grain Medley Salad Recipe

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I wanted to share my new recipe with you:  Greek Minute® Rice Multi-Grain Medley Salad. The flavor is amazing and it can be made quickly with the convenience of Minute® Multi-Grain Medley, an instant grain blend of brown rice, red rice, wild rice and quinoa. You are going to love creating recipes with all of the Minute Rice products because they are ready in just 10 minutes!

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I served my Greek Minute Multi-Grain Medley Salad for lunch and my family loved it. It’s a filling meal or side dish because with the chick peas and feta cheese this salad has protein too. I’m excited to discover the new Multi-Grain Medley because it’s made from 100% whole grain, is a good source of fiber and it cooks in only 10 minutes. It’s a great option for those who are gluten-free and I love how colorful it is! It’s also a great recipe to make for your tailgating party!

Greek Minute Multi-Grain Medley SaladGreek Minute Multi-Grain Medley Salad Recipe

This salad is a quick and easy recipe packed with flavor! You can serve it as a side dish or as a main dish because it’s got protein in it. My family loved eating it with toasted pita bread!

Greek Minute Multi-Grain Medley Salad
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 8
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Quick salad with Greek flavor!
Ingredients
  • 1 box (use 2 of 4 bags) of Minute Multi-Grain Medley (cooked & chilled overnight)
  • 1 can (15 oz.) of chick peas or garbanzo beans (drained)
  • 1 cup sliced Greek Kalamata Olives (drained)
  • ½ purple onion (finely diced)
  • 2 cups small grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 6 oz. curmbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup fresh dill (finely diced, stems removed)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. Cook the Minute Multi-Grain Medley the night before so it can chill in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Combine all ingredients, adding in the olive oil last before tossing it together to blend ingredients.
  3. Serve chilled with warm pita bread (you can rub it with olive oil then toast it in the oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes each side)

 

Minute Rice Layered Taco Dip

Minute  Recipe Ideas

I was lucky to get invited to a Football Watch Party featuring Minute Rice Recipes in Houston at the home of The Simple Parent with my fellow bloggers. I got to taste a lot of new recipes made with Minute Rice products and chat with my blogging friends about football, cooking and more.

Minute Rice Recipe Ideas

Minute Rice Recipe Ideas

One of my favorite recipes were these Mushroom & Bacon Risotto Bites with a dipping sauce. Another recipe I tried was a delicious twist on the traditional chicken pot pie made by A Day in Motherhood:  Easy Chicken Pot Pie Casserole. I was so impressed with the wide variety of dishes that everyone brought using Minute Rice products.

Mushroom & Bacon Risotto Bites

 

I’m keeping Minute Rice products stocked in my pantry because even when I’m rushed to prepare a weeknight dinner for my family, Minute Rice will always fit into my wholesome meal plan.

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Turkey Cookies using Nutter Butter and OREO cookies
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I wanted to share with you my Turkey Cookies, Thanksgiving Place Cards and Sunflower Candy Dishes that I made to get ready for Thanksgiving. I shopped for Thanksgiving recipe ingredients, home décor and serving dishes at Family Dollar and saved $6.50 by using Smart Coupons. Sign-up for Smart Coupons, digital coupons that you access by entering your phone number into the keypad at the register. You’ll find a wide selection of over 130 coupons with values ranging from $0.25 to $5.00. Take advantage of the newest way to save at Family Dollar by using Smart Coupons!

Save Hundreds with Smart Coupons at Family Dollar

Have you signed up for Smart Coupons at Family Dollar? I love saving money at Family Dollar without using a loyalty card. I just clip my coupons, email them to myself so I have a printable list, then go shopping at Family Dollar where I enter my phone number into the keypad at the register.  I love that Family Dollar issues a wide variety of high-value coupons. Be on the lookout for coupons valid on any purchase! You should check the Family Dollar site on a regular basis for the most up to date offers as they change frequently.

Shop for Thanksgiving at Family Dollar

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I saved $6.50 by clipping Smart Coupons for my Family Dollar shopping trip. My savings included a $5 off $25+ coupon on any purchase, a Lemonheads coupon, and a Russell Stover coupon. Please check the Family Dollar website for the current Smart Coupons. With over 130 coupons to choose from, you’re sure to find a few coupons that you can use!

I also browsed the Weekly Deals at Family Dollar to see the price drops and help me make my shopping list. I was impressed with the selection of Thanksgiving décor, serving ware and candy. Many of the Thanksgiving décor products I looked at were priced at $1 WOW (which is a very good price!). Be sure to take advantage of other ways to save at Family Dollar including weekly deals and $1 WOW prices. Please note that prices vary by location. What will you buy at Family Dollar to decorate your Thanksgiving table?

If you’ve got a Family Dollar store near you, I encourage you to sign-up for Smart Coupons today:

Step 1Click the red “Sign Up” button or text SMART to 28767

Step 2 – Enter your email address, password, name and phone number. Then click on the red “Sign Up” button.

Step 3 – Click on the red “Start Clipping” button

Step 4 – Click on the coupons you want to add to your account.

Step 5 – Print your shopping list and head to Family Dollar! Enter your phone number into the keypad at the register.

Turkey Cookies made with Nutter Butter and OREO cookies

I had a blast making Turkey Cookies from Nutter Butter cookies and Golden OREOs. They are easy to make and your kids can help make them! This is an “assembly only” recipe, so no baking is involved! Here are the instructions to make them:

TURKEY COOKIES

Ingredients Needed:

  • Golden OREO cookies
  • Nutter Butter cookies
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Candy Eyes
  • Candy Corn
  • Orange Frosting
  • Red Frosting
  • White Frosting

Step 1 – Secure the Golden OREO cookie to the Nutter Butter cookie with a generous dab of white frosting so that the top of the Nutter Butter cookie touches the middle of the Golden OREO cookie

Step 2 – Secure both eyes to the Nutter Butter cookie using a very small dab of white frosting

Step 3 – Secure one orange Reese’s Pieces with orange frosting below the eyes

Step 4 – Apply red frosting for the turkey gizzard using a Wilton 16 frosting tip (small star shaped)

Step 5 – Secure 5 candy corns to the Golden OREO for feathers by applying a dab of white frosting to the yellow tip of each candy corn

Step 6 – Let your Turkey Cookies set to dry for at least an hour to secure all the pieces to the cookies

Thanksgiving Place Cards from Family Dollar

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Next I made Thanksgiving Place Cards for our table setting. I found these adorable toothpick holders and I knew I could easily turn them into Thanksgiving Place Cards. I loved that I could get different ones for different people. Here are the instructions on how to make them:

THANKSGIVING PLACE CARDS

Supplies Needed:

  • Thanksgiving Toothpick Holders
  • Plastic Pencil Grips (or small pieces of foam)
  • Black Chalkboard Stickers
  • Orange Cardstock
  • White Chalk
  • Tootsie Pops
  • Tape

Step 1 – Write names with white chalk on the black chalkboard stickers

Step 2 – Place stickers on orange cardstock and then cut around them

Step 3 – Secure names to Tootsie Pop with a long piece of tape

Step 4 – Stick a plastic pencil grip (or small piece of foam) inside an empty Thanksgiving Toothpick Holder

Step 5 – Place Tootsie Pop inside plastic pencil grip (or stick into small piece of foam) and then tape so the Tootsie Pop will not rotate

Step 6 – Set at each place setting for your Thanksgiving Table so everyone knows where they are sitting

How to make Thanksgiving Place Cards from Family Dollar
Thanksgiving Candy Dishes made from Family Dollar

While I was shopping at Family Dollar, I also picked up these fall leaf tealight candle holders. I made them into Thanksgiving Candy Dishes by placing lemon drops in them with one whopper in the middle. They remind me of my favorite flower, a sunflower, and it’s a nice sweet treat for your Thanksgiving guests.

Turkey Cookies from Family Dollar

Thanksgiving Serving Dishes from Family Dollar

I love the serving dishes they have at Family Dollar for Thanksgiving. I bought turkey and pumpkin serving dishes for my Thanksgiving Table at super affordable prices.

Thanksgiving Place Setting from Family Dollar

Here’s what my Thanksgiving Place Setting looks like. I liked putting the Turkey Cookie on the dinner plate, the Thanksgiving Place Card near the glass and the Thanksgiving Candy Dish near the salad plate. In the background you can see my DIY Fall Centerpiece that I made with home décor I found at Family Dollar.

Thanksgiving Place Setting from Family Dollar

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Remember to clip your Smart Coupons for Family Dollar so you’re ready to save money too! All you have to do to apply your coupons to your purchase is to enter your phone number into the keypad at the register. It’s a smart money-saving move to help you prepare for Thanksgiving!

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Embracing ZonePerfect® for Little Wins throughout my day!

by Freebies4Mom on November 15, 2016 8:00 am

I have been compensated by ZonePerfect® for this post; however I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own. #Ad #ZonePerfect

Embracing ZonePerfect® for Little Wins throughout my day!

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I snack on ZonePerfect® Nutrition Bar from Walmart to help fuel my day so I can enjoy Little Wins™ all day long. I can’t exercise on an empty stomach, but often find myself going to my dance aerobics class right before lunchtime. Before my workout, I enjoy a Fudge Graham ZonePerfect bar with 14 grams of protein to help fuel my workout with protein, vitamins and minerals. It’s the perfect way for me to enjoy my workout and delay eating lunch without feeling hungry. I have an active lifestyle so I definitely need a delicious snack option with protein (and who knew protein could taste so good?). I work hard all day long so when I snack, I snack like I mean it!

Embracing ZonePerfect® for Little Wins throughout my day!

I shopped at Walmart where I found ZonePerfect near the pharmacy in the Health and Wellness area. I was thrilled to see so many different ZonePerfect flavors to choose from and several of the flavors are new to me. I was most excited about trying Chocolate Almond Raisin ZonePerfect with 15 grams of protein because I think I’d love this combination of flavors. I’m thrilled to stock up on ZonePerfect 5-packs because I know it will help me have Little Wins throughout my day! And of course I love the everyday low prices on ZonePerfect at Walmart because it fits my tight budget.
Embracing ZonePerfect® for Little Wins throughout my day!I live an on-the-go lifestyle which involves spending a lot of time in the car driving kids to school, driving to my dance aerobics class, driving around to run errands, driving my kids to their martial arts class and driving to doctor and chiropractic appointments. Because my day doesn’t always go as planned, I like to keep snacks in the car. I put ZonePerfect Cinnamon Roll with 15 grams of protein in my car because I know it can stand the Texas heat without melting. If you’re not a big fan of milk chocolate, then you must try the Cinnamon Roll bars! Anytime we need a snack in the car, I’ve got my ZonePerfect bars handy so we can enjoy Little Wins like avoiding the fast food drive-thru lane!

Embracing ZonePerfect® for Little Wins throughout my day!It’s fun to try new flavors of ZonePerfect from Walmart and a new one I’m trying is called Fudge Graham. It kind of reminds me of s’mores which makes me really happy! Which ZonePerfect flavor do you want to try next?

Embracing ZonePerfect® for Little Wins throughout my day!

Today I rushed to my chiropractic appointment after I dropped both of my sons off at school and I realized that I had forgotten to eat breakfast. Now this doesn’t usually happen, but in the morning I’m rushing to get ready for the day and I’m working on my blog before I take my sons to school ~ so it can happen. Instead of starving until lunchtime I pulled a ZonePerfect Chocolate Almond Raisin bar with 15 grams of protein out of my purse to snack on. Talk about the perfect Little Wins to start my day off with! I love the flavor of the raisins with almonds and I was so thankful that I stashed this nutritious protein snack in my purse!

You should join me to Snack & Rally with ZonePerfect so you can enjoy Little Wins too!

How can ZonePerfect help you have Little Wins in your day? Post a comment and tell me!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ZonePerfect. The opinions and text are all mine. Please read my Disclosure Policy.

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