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

banana nut muffins recipe


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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Homemade Pudding Pops in Paper Cups



Homemade Pudding Pops in Paper Cups

My kids are going through the frozen treats like crazy now that the weather is warm – so I thought I’d make some Homemade Pudding Pops with them!  WhenFlavor-Ices and smoothies start to lose their appeal, try these easy, cheap, and delicious pudding pops using paper cups and a spoon.

You only need 5 things for this recipe – and it’s pretty inexpensive to make!  You can also use lowfat milk for a healthier version. [Read more...]

Fun Football Recipes for the Superbowl (Slow Cooker ideas, Dips, Sliders and More!)


Football Recipes for Superbowl!

The Super Bowl is right around the corner! These treats are great for any football game party, no matter which team you are rooting for.

Three of our VERY favorites are:

Cream Cheese & Chicken Taquitos

Crockpot Barbecue Pulled Pork recipe

Hot Ham & Cheese Sliders recipe

And here are some more fun ideas!

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25 Days of Christmas Fun: Hot Ham & Cheese Sliders & Chocolate Pretzel Wreaths! Yummy & Delicious Recipes

We thought it would be fun to countdown to Christmas each night with a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly.

hot ham and cheese sliders

This week has been filled with Christmas baking at the Trenum home. Earlier this week, we made  Party Mix, Snowman Crunch, and Christmas sugar cookies!! I was feeling really behind, until then. Still lots of baking to do but at least we got started.  In case you are looking for easy recipes to make with your kids, my kids helped with these! During the month of December we are still following our healthy eating at meal time as often as possible but we do add in special treats we make.

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Thanksgiving Blessing Snack Mix and Printable


My youngest brought home this adorable bag today from one of the teachers at school – it’s a Thanksgiving Blessing Snack Mix and I wanted to share it with you all!

This would be great to make up baggies for neighbors around Thanksgiving, or make up a bowl and set it out for snacking, along with the printable explanation :)  To make the mix, combine equal parts of Bugles, pretzels, candy corn, sunflower seeds, raisins or dried cranberries,

Each item in the mix represents a blessing to be thankful for – especially from the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims.

  • Bugles: Represent the cornucopia, a horn of plenty
  • Pretzels: Represent arms folded in thanks and prayer
  • Candy Corn: Reminds us that during the first winter, the Pilgrims were only allowed a few kernels of corn a day because food was so scarce
  • Seeds: Are a promise of future harvest if they are planted and well tended
  • Fruit: Is a reminder of the harvest gifts from the land
  • M&Ms: Are for memories of those who came before us
  • Hershey’s Kiss: Is a reminder of the love of family and friends that sweetens our lives

I found the same printable that his teacher used over here on IHaveNoGreaterJoy - so cute!


This is similar to another Fall snack mix we like to make called Scarecrow Crunch :)

10 Creative Uses for Coffee Filters!

10 creative uses for Coffe Filters


10 Creative Uses for Coffee Filters

This is an older post but I was just using coffee filters for popcorn bowls this weekend for the kids and I thought I’d repost!

Jamie here, being frugal often means being creative – making do with less, and making it into more!  I told my husband that if I could get a gold medal for only one thing – it would probably be the ability to “Make Do” when I don’t have something that I need. :)

Coffee Filters are one of those handy things that have lots of different uses – here are 10 of my favorite creative uses for coffee filters!

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Scarecrow Crunch Recipe (Festive fall treat!!)


Scarecrow Crunch Recipe

Fall is in the air – and you may want to keep this yummy snack in mind for upcoming parties!

Jamie here!  I had some extra Brach’s Autumn Mellowcreme mix that was left-over from a fall party at youth group.  Since I can’t be trusted around that stuff, I decided this was the perfect opportunity to try to make Scare Crow Crunch for the kids! [Read more...]