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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!

Minute Rice products

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
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 8
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Quick salad with Greek flavor!
  • 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
  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:


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:


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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Knorr Stewed Chicken Recipe

by Freebies4Mom on November 2, 2016 4:13 pm

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My Texas readers will want to score this deal to Buy Knorr, Get 2 Knorr Cubes Free (8 ct.) thru Tuesday, November 15. Look for the yellow coupons found in-store at H-E-B on the shelf in the Hispanic foods aisle. You’ll use both coupons because each coupon will get you one Knorr Cubes (8 ct.) for free. I’m using Knorr Tomato Bouillon with Chicken flavor to make Stewed Chicken (Pollo Guisado) for my family. It’s a delicious meal that’s full of flavor! Find your closest H-E-B store so you can get this deal too!

Future November and December deals on Knorr at H-E-B include:

  • Buy Knorr (15.9 oz.), Get Crisco Oil (16 oz.) Free (11/16/16 – 11/29/16)
  • Buy Knorr (2.2 lb.), Get Rice & Beans Free (11/30/16 – 12/13/16)

Knorr Stewed Chicken Recipe

Knorr Bouillon Deal at H-E-B
In addition to onions, carrots, red bell pepper, zucchini, garlic and diced tomatoes I also added sliced mushrooms and chopped green chiles to my Stewed Chicken Recipe. You can use chicken thighs or chicken legs in this recipe (I used chicken legs). I garnished my Stewed Chicken with feta cheese, lime slices and cilantro. Since this stew is very brothy, I served it with white rice. The flavor is amazing and it makes a delicious and hearty meal.

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With this high-value coupon this is a great time to try Knorr bouillon cubes. They are great for using in stews like this Stewed Chicken recipe (see below). Feel free to add in your own favorite vegetables!

Knorr Stewed Chicken Recipe

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Trix Snack Mix Recipe & DIY Sugar Skull Pumpkins for Dia de los MuertosPin It

My family is observing Dia de los Muertos this year by serving my Trix Snack Mix in Sugar Skull Pumpkins. I’ll show you how to make both the snack mix and the pumpkins! I wanted to teach my children about a holiday of a different culture, and I’ve always been a big fan of sugar skulls so I decided that we would observe Dia de los Muertos from October 31 thru November 2. I shopped at Walmart for Trix cereal as a delicious fruity base for my snack mix and I’d love to show you how to make this easy snack mix too!

Trix Cereal at Walmart

When I shop at Walmart for cereal, I look for Big G cereals that come in a “Giant Size” because those boxes are the most affordable (if you look at price per ounce) and they last the longest in our pantry! I’m a big fan of Walmart’s everyday low prices because it makes it more affordable for me to shop for groceries for my family. With two growing boys in our family, we go through cereal fast! Trix cereal is a favorite because if it’s fruity flavor. I also shopped the dried fruits and nuts section in the product area of Walmart in order to buy the other ingredients I needed for my snack mix.

My goal for my Trix Snack Mix was to make it the perfect mix of sweet and salty. The pepitos (pumpkin seeds), plantain chips and honey sesame sticks are all salty. The Trix cereal, greek yogurt covered almonds and apple cinnamon bites are all fruity and sweet.


I think it’s so important to commemorate deceased members of our family. They are an important part of who I’ve become today, and I want my children to know about them through my stories. Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico that involves families gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.


My kids loved watching me paint the Sugar Skulls. I used foam carvable pumpkins so that I can same them for next year! The artwork takes some time to do, so I knew I didn’t want to have to throw them away after we were finished observing the holiday. If you want your kids to help decorate Sugar Skulls, I recommend using small real pumpkins.

Trix Snack Mix Recipe & DIY Sugar Skull Pumpkins for Dia de los Muertos

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This Trix Snack Mix using #BigG cereal is so easy to make because you simply add the ingredients together and stir! Here’s my recipe to print along with easy substitutes you can make:

Trix Snack Mix Recipe
Recipe type: Snack
Prep time:
Total time:
Quick no-bake cereal bars recipe
  • 5 cups Trix cereal
  • 1 cup pepitas (dried & salted pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup apple cinnamon bites (or dried apple)
  • 1 cup plantain chips (or banana chips)
  • 1 cup greek style yogurt almonds (or yogurt covered raisins)
  • 1 cup honey sesame sticks
  1. Mix together all ingredients and serve in a Sugar Skull Pumpkin.

I was so excited that I finally got to make Sugar Skulls because I love this form of artwork. I used foam carvable pumpkins instead of real pumpkins so that I could preserve my artwork and use it year after year. Here are the instructions:

DIY Sugar Skull Pumpkins for #DiaDeMuertos


What you’ll need:

  • foam carveable pumpkin
  • white parchment chalk paint
  • fine tip paint pens (black & bright colors)
  • small round plastic container
  • white ribbon
  • hot glue gun
  1. Carve a hole in the top of your pumpkin for your small round plastic container to fit inside. Your carveable pumpkin should carve just like a real pumpkin!
  2. Paint your pumpkin with the white parchment chalk paint and let it dry
  3. Paint your pumpkin with a second layer of white parchment chalk paint and let it dry
  4. Draw your Sugar Skull design using a pencil
  5. Outline your Sugar Skull design with a black paint pen
  6. Fill in your design with the black and color paint pens
  7. Hot glue a white ribbon around the edge of your container if it will stick out of the pumpkin
  8. Fill the container with your Trix Snack Mix and enjoy!

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