Sunday, November 30, 2014

holiday baking with Betty!

Holiday Baking with Betty!

Baking season is here and the Betty Crocker Bake Center has everything you need to create delicious goodies for your family and friends. Find exclusive savings on essential baking mixes and ingredients from brands such as Betty Crocker, Hershey’s and Ziploc® brand containers, available at Publix. Looking for new baking recipes to delight your guests this season? The Bake Center display will feature four exclusive baking recipes as well as coupons; find the Bake Center at your local Publix

Festive Mini Cookie Cupsbrownies are a big favorite in my house and these just kick it up a notch!
Holiday Toffee Brownies

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This is Halloween.

I love crafting, but don't have a lot of time or space to do it.
 I saw hand and foot print art on pintrest and knew me and the boys had to make some new Halloween decorations.
 I slightly messed up the spider but hey what do you expect when trying to take a 1 year olds handprints.
 I know I will treasure these decorations forever! 

Boo berry!!!

Monsters Cereals in Special Throwback Packaging, Only Available at Target, are Back!
The Retro Monsters are back! Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry cereals are once again hitting the shelves at Target in their retro packaging and they’ve brought Monsters snack items for you to enjoy as well. Try Count Chocula Treats, Boo Berry Fruit Roll-Ups and Franken Berry Fruit Roll-Ups in special retro packaging, found exclusively at Target.
Perfect for nostalgic cereal fans and Halloween lovers, Monsters cereals and snacks are fun for the whole family.

Me and the boys were more then happy to try them all out! The count Chocula Treats were by far all of our favorites, that box didnt make it a full day in my house of 4.  The count chocula cereal was the 2nd favorite. My youngest Alex (21 months) quickly decided he would just eat the marshmallows out of all three. I remember doing that as a kid as well.. LOL
You can get these throwback cereals and treats at your local Target. 
PS don't forget to cut out and use the monster masks on the back of the cereal. My boys loved them!
Disclosure:The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op. All views and opinions are honest and our own.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Publix Flavor Excursion

This Recipe looks so good. Im adding the ingredients to my shopping list this week. I think my whole family will enjoy this one.

Sauteed Italian Chicken and Beans Recipe

Be on the lookout for these exclusive savings at Publix starting September 11:
In-Store Savings
Coupons available in-store, look for the Flavor Excursion display with products at your local Publix. Display will be available in most stores between 9/11 and 9/24. Savings available with coupons:
•Save $2 off Publix® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts when you buy Any Four (4) participating products. Participating products: Progresso™ Bread Crumbs, 100% Natural Broths, Beans, KRAFT Salad Dressing (16oz), Natural Shredded Cheese (6-8oz), Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes (14.5oz or larger).
•Save $2 off Produce (minimum $2 purchase) when you buy Any Four (4) participating products*. Participating products: Old El Paso™ Seasoning Mixes, Enchilada Sauce, Refried Beans, Taco Shells, Ro*Tel® (10oz or larger), Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes (14.5oz or larger), KRAFT Natural Shredded Cheese (6-8oz
Coupons available in-store, look for the Flavor Excursion recipe and coupon standee display at your local Publix. Display will be available in most stores between 9/11 and 9/24. Savings available with coupons:
•Save $1.00 off Any Five (5) Ro*Tel® Tomatoes (10oz)
•Save $2.00 off Any Two (2) KRAFT Natural Chunk Cheese 7-8 oz
•Save $1.00 off Any Five (5) Hunt’s® Tomatoes 14.5oz
•Save $1.00 off Any One (1) Bisquick™ 40oz
•Save $1.00 off Any One (1) Old El Paso™ Frozen Entrée
•Save $2.00 off Any Two (2) KRAFT Natural Shredded Cheese 6-8oz
Looking for an Italian themed dessert? Try Crème Brulèe Cheesecake Bars, find the recipe and a $1.50 off any two Betty Crocker pouch Cookie Mixes coupon on the Betty Crocker display in-store.
Plus… find these items on sale this week. No coupon necessary, available at Publix:
•Green Giant Frozen Bag Steamers 11-12oz on BOGO
•Pillsbury Crescents and Pizza 3 for $6
Printable Coupons
Visit to print your coupons. Available while supplies last.
•Save $1 when you buy FOUR Progresso™ products
•Save $1 when you buy THREE Old El Paso™ products
•Save 75¢ when you buy ONE BOX Old El Paso® Bold Nacho Cheese Flavored Stand 'N Stuff® Taco Shells OR Dinner Kit
•Save $0.50 when you buy ONE 20 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix
•Save $0.60 when you buy THREE any variety Green Giant® Seasoned Steamers™ or Valley Fresh Steamers® Frozen Vegetables.
•Save $0.40 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Crescent Dinner Rolls
•Save $0.40 when you buy THREE CANS any size/variety Pillsbury® Refrigerated Grands!® or Grands! Jr.® Biscuits
•Save $1 when you buy any flavor or variety of Old el Paso™ Froze Entrees
Digital Coupons
Visit,, to find and instantly select digital coupons. Including the following from ConAgra. Available while supplies last.
•Save $0.40 off any TWO (2) ROTEL® products
•Save $1 on any FOUR (4) Chef Boyardee® canned pasta or microwave cup
•Save $1 on any ONE (1) Orville Redenbacher’s® Gourmet® Popping Corn (6-pk or larger)
•Save $0.50 on any ONE (1) Super Snack Pack® 6 pack

 Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.”

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Progresso Chili!

Progresso is my favorite brand of soup and now they have Chili! I was happy to see two versions:
  • Smokehouse Pork and Beef Chili with Beans: A spin on a homemade classic includes Andouille sausage, beef, and a secret blend of spices, all slow-cooked with tomatoes, onions, green sweet peppers and pinto and red kidney beans
  • Southwest Style White Chicken Chili with Beans: A creamy blend of all-white meat chicken, white beans, green sweet peppers, tomatillos and onion

I really liked that the bottom of the pouch was clear so i could see exactly what was inside.
I tried the Chicken chili and really liked it. It tasted fresh like it was homemade, it had a little spice to it but I wouldn't call it spicy. It was super easy to prepare just pour in a bowl and microwave.
 My husband had the Pork and Beef as a late night snack and said it was very good.
 The Progresso Chili will become a staple in my house, it will be a great weekend lunch or a fast delicious dinner for a busy weeknight.


 You can find Progresso chili in the soup section of your local grocery store. Check out all things Progresso by clicking HERE

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Smashed red potatoes

My Facebook feed was filled with smashed potato recipes so I decided to give it a try on our Sunday dinner with the neighbors. Super simple just boil red potatoes until soft the use a masher to mash each potato. I didn't have a masher so I used a fork. I then drizzled them with olive oil salt pepper and 2%sharp chedder. I found some left over bacon and added that too. They were delicious! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Free Fun for Kids

Both Lowes and Home Depot do free kid clinics. I love taking my oldest to these. It teaches them how to build things and is fun. 
The first Saturday of everymonth is Home Depots Clinic. At my Home Depot the kids get an apron, a pin, a project and cookies and a drink when they are done. I suggest wearing something you dont mind getting dirty as most of the clinics I have gone to have paint.
Last month he built a bug catcher..

Im not really sure of Lowes schedule it use to be everyother week but it seems to be more spuratic lately. These kits have been themed around popular kid movies lately. Last week was a push a go Turbo, probably one of my sons favorite things he made. Lowes you have to pre register at Next week is the taco truck from Turbo. The kit at Lowes includes an apron, iron on patch, goggles and they kit to build. No paint has ever been used at any of the clinics I have gone too.