Banana Nut Muffins Recipe {with Chocolate Chips and Streusel Top!}

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Banana Nut Muffins Recipe (with Chocolate Chips and Streusel Top)

Side note – if you need a new banana bread pan – there’s a great deal on one here!!

Jamie here, I grew up with a very frugal mom, and although I learned too much solid gold advice to ever put down in writing -  one of those little tips that stuck with me was this:

===>>> Always ALWAYS buy the cheap bags of bananas that are going ripe.  :)

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Nestle Tollhouse Morsels Coupon + Publix Deal

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Here’s a nice coupon we don’t see everyday!  Head over here to print out a coupon for $0.50/1 Nestle Tollhouse Morsels.  These are on sale for $2.50 at Publix through 11/28 – so after the coupon doubles you can pick up a bag for $1.50 each. Nice!

$0.50 off 1 Nestle Toll House Morsels
$0.50 off 1 Nestle Toll House Frozen Cookie Dough
$0.50 off (1) Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough

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You’ll need plenty of Nestle chocolate chips for making holiday desserts – here are a few of our FAVORITES:

Easy Kentucky Derby Pie Recipe (My go-to Thanksgiving pie)

Christmas Crack Cookie Bites

No-Fail Holiday Fudge

Or add them to this Lazy Girls’ Cookie Mix in a Jar to make it look more fancy!

 

 

For more Printable go HERE!

How to Brine a Turkey for Thanksgiving: 3 Basic Steps

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Yesterday as I was chauffering my kids around town to various events – I caught a segment on NPR where Alton Brown (Host of Iron Chef America) proceeded to tell Melissa Block (Turkey traditionalist) that she was doing her turkey all wrong.

First of all – I love Alton Brown – he’s nerdy and adorable in a crush-worthy high-school science teacher kind of way.  Secondly – I was NOT having any of his guff about turkey traditionalists being wrong.  Don’t baste my turkey?  My grandmother would be ashamed of me!

But somehow, by the end of the episode – he had convinced me to skip my traditional methods for once and try brining my turkey this year. (He’s so darn cuddly and convincing!)  It’s true – I’ve never been  completely wowed with my turkey on Thanksgiving – and according to Alton,

“….you should be wowed. You should be like, oh, my dear Lord, wow, that’s turkey.”

So okay – I want a WOW Turkey.  Show me how to brine Alton!  I’ve spent the last couple days watching YouTube videos about brining a turkey and reading articles on the science of brining – now I’m ready to jump in.

Here are the 3 Basic Steps I’ve learned after researching how to brine a turkey:

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Wendy’s: FREE Jr. Frosty Trick or Treat Booklets

Wendy’s is offering booklets of 5 FREE Jr. Frosty Coupons for $1 to hand out to your Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween.

My kids gets these from a neighbor every year and get so excited to go get their treat!  Plus – I love knowing that the proceeds go to help the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and foster care.

These sell out super fast so make sure to grab them quick.  These coupons are valid between 11/1/15 and 2/1/16 so pick up some for your family for later!

Also – don’t forget about the McDonald’s Halloween Books!

Go HERE to check out other Restaurant deals.