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Banana Nut Muffins Recipe (with Streuselly Topping and Chocolate Chips)

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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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Chocolate Mint Popcorn Balls

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Chocolate Mint Popcorn Balls on time2saveworkshops.com

I haven’t made popcorn balls in years. When I was given the opportunity to try out a cool new popcorn baller from Good Cook, I immediately said yes as I knew my kids would enjoy helping me. Also, I have learned that I can incorporate lessons on fractions and measurements when we cook together.

These were so easy to make. I started with homemade microwave popcorn, then found an easy 4 ingredient recipe for the yummy sweet “sticky” part of the recipe.

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Pumpkin Dip Recipe

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PB Crave Recipe: Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter after School Surprise Dip

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On Friday, I told y’all about a recipe contest I was in with other bloggers. Although I didn’t win (sad face) I can’t wait to share my recipe with you! I’ve also got a PB Crave prize pack to give away to one lucky Time 2 $ave reader. Just follow directions below the recipe to enter! [Read more...]

25 Summer Snack Ideas

Summer Snack Ideas

Running out of summer snack ideas? Kiddos getting bored with the same snacks over and over? Here is a list of 25 summer snack ideas that even your picky eaters will enjoy. [Read more...]

Swedish Fish Pool Party Crunch (Back to School Party Snack!)

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With school starting back up in just a few weeks, you may want to throw the kids a back-to-school party to help ease their pain.  Here’s a fun snack you can serve at a pool party or any time!

Swedish Fish Pool Party Crunch

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Red, White & Blue Fruit Kabobs or “Sparklers”!

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Looking for a fun treat to bring to a Memorial Day or  4th of July cookout?  These 4th of July Fruit “Sparklers” are easy, cheap and yummy!   Once you’ve eaten/used up most of your watermelon – use the bottom of the melon for a sparkler holder.  Just shove it in a bowl/bucket of ice to keep it cold and sitting upright!

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Recipe: 4th of July Fruit Sparklers
dessert, party, appetizer
 
You can substitute other red fruits in place of the watermelon - Strawberries, Raspberries, even Cherries!
Ingredients
  • Watermelon
  • Blueberries
  • Marshmallows
  • Bamboo Skewers
Instructions
  1. Cut your watermelon into chunks, balls or triangles. If you don't have mini-marshmallows, just use scissors to cut the large ones into 4 even pieces. Slide the fruits and marshmallows onto the skewers creating a red, white and blue pattern.
  2. You can either set your fruit sparklers on a platter - or present them by sticking the skewers in the leftover half of your watermelon!

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Homemade Cheez-Its: Only 6 Ingredients {healthier version}

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Homemade Cheez-its {pin it} for Later!

During our recent 24-day healthy eating challenge,I was surprised to discover that my biggest craving was Cheez-Its.  I knew however, with our new determination to eat healthier we were not going back to snacking on processed foods after we completed our 24 days.  I was determined to figure out a way to make Homemade Cheez-Its healthier than the original version.   I replaced white flour with whole wheat flour and regular cheese with reduced fat cheese. I thought they would be much harder to make, without the seasoning there are only 4 ingredients!  Although you can use a mixer, a food processor makes this recipe even more simple, easy peasy.  You can vary the final taste by experimenting with different spices.  Next time I’m going to see if I can duplicate the taste of the Chili Con Queso Cheez-Its that were discontinued several years ago.  I will warn you ahead of time that these are very addicting!  Both my husband and my kids loved them. [Read more...]