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Turkey Cookies using Nutter Butter and OREO cookies
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I’m sharing these fun Thanksgiving recipes and table settings with you again (originally published Nov. 17, 2016).

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:

TURKEY COOKIES

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:

THANKSGIVING PLACE CARDS

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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Seven Seas Popcorn Snack Recipe & Kroger Mega Event

by gde-jeep on November 7, 2017 10:55 am

Seven Seas Popcorn Snack Recipe & Kroger Mega Event

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Celebrate Aquaman in the upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE movie (premiering November 17) by making my Seven Seas Popcorn Snack. Aquaman is called the King of the Seven Seas, so I thought it would be fun to name my popcorn snack after his alias. It’s an easy snack to make with Orville Redenbacher’s Kettle Corn that’s available at Kroger in a convenient 2-3 count size and it’s on sale as part of the Kroger Mega Event (November 1 thru 15). Your kids are going to flip for this movie snack on the sweeter side! Time to build your shopping list now, from your local Kroger store.

Seven Seas Popcorn Snack Recipe & Kroger Mega Event

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From now until 11/15/17 save $0.50 on Orville Redenbacher’s 2-3ct packages as part of Kroger’s “Buy 10 Save $5 Mega Event.” Mix and Match participating items in multiples of 10. Participating item varieties and sizes may vary by store.  You’ll find this coupon in the Snacks section of the Kroger digital coupon site.

Build your own shopping list now for your local Kroger Co. banner: 

Kroger

King Soopers

Dillons

City Market

QFC

Frys

Ralph’s

Smith’s

Fred Meyer

Snack 630It’s so fun to customize your popcorn snack with superhero-themed candy! Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn makes it easier with a variety of flavors including Kettle Corn, Movie Theater Butter, Pour Over Movie Theater Butter, Ultimate Butter, Butter, Light Butter, Melt On Caramel, Tender White, Home Recipe and Cheddar Cheese.

See the wide variety of Orville Redenbacher’s products that Kroger carries. I like that Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn has no artificial ingredients and no dyes. I used the secret ingredient of a box of cake mix to make my popcorn snack really pack a punch of flavor. When my kids saw all of the ingredients, they were really excited for me to make the Seven Seas Popcorn Snack so they could try it!

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Seven Seas Popcorn Snack
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Serves: 16 servings
Prep time:
Total time:
An easy superhero movie night snack for you and your kids to enjoy!
Ingredients
  • 2 bags Orville Redenbacher's Kettle Corn Popcorn (11 oz.)
  • 11 oz. White Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ cup Canola Oil
  • 1½ cup White Cake Mix
  • 1.2 oz. Star Sprinkles
  • Gummy Fish
  • Vanilla Fish Grahams
  • Blue Chocolate Candy
Instructions
  1. Pop 2 bags of Orville Redenbacher's Kettle Corn Popcorn and pour into a large bowl
  2. Take out any unpopped kernals of popcorn
  3. Melt White chocolate Chips in microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds
  4. Add ¼ cup of Canola Oil to the melted white chocolate
  5. Add 1½ cups White Cake Mix to the melted white chocolate mixture
  6. Add 1.2 oz. Star Sprinkles to the melted white chocolate mixture
  7. Microwave melted white chocolate mixture for 15 secons before pouring on the large bowl of popcorn
  8. Stir to coat pocorn evenly
  9. Pour popcorn onto cookie sheets covered with wax paper
  10. Refridgerate for 10 minutes
  11. Remove popcorn from wax paper and break apart into large bowl
  12. Add Gummy Fish, Vanilla Fish Grahams and Blue Chocolate Candy then serve

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Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Corn & Avocado Recipe & $10 off $30 Unilever at RandallsPin It

Score big savings at Randalls where you Save $10 when you Spend $30 on participating Unilever products during July. Make more of mealtime at your house by trying delicious new recipes from your favorite brands at Randalls including: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Hellmann’s, Country Crock, Knorr and Lipton. Visit your Randalls store (or Safeway, Albersons, VONS, Jewel-Osco, Shaws or ACME) to Save $10.00 instantly on participating Unilever brands. Look below to see the delicious Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Corn & Avocado recipe that I made for my family!

SocialAssets_0000_HellmannsI shopped at Randalls for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! and the ingredients to make Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Corn & Avocado. You’ll find this recipe here plus more delicious recipes at the Make Time for Mealtime website to bring your family together! I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! is made with real, simple ingredients like a blend of delicious oils, purified water and a pinch of salt. You can feel good about the ingredients and the fresh butter taste!

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My family loved this breakfast I made for them and adding avocados and corn to our scrambled eggs was definitely something new to try. I took a shortcut on the ingredients and used canned corn with bell peppers in it (also called Mexicorn) so I wouldn’t have to buy a fresh bell pepper. Remember to discover new recipes to Make More of Mealtime. And save big at your Randalls store with this July sale.

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Valentine's Day at Family Dollar: Heart OREOS, Chocolate Heart Bundt Cakes and Chocolate Roses Centerpiece

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Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! I love to celebrate it, but I’m on a really tight budget this year. That’s why I’m getting ready for Valentine’s Day by shopping at Family Dollar for Valentine’s Day cards, gifts and ingredients for Heart OREOs plus Chocolate Heart Bundt Cakes. As a frugal shopper, I was thrilled to save $2.50 using Smart Coupons at Family Dollar. Sign-up for Smart Coupons, if you haven’t already! They are digital coupons that you can apply to your purchase 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. It’s the smartest way to save more money at Family Dollar by using Smart Coupons! And it will help make your Valentine’s Day a little brighter by making your dollar go further.

Have you signed up for Smart Coupons at Family Dollar? No loyalty card is needed, just a Smart Coupons account. After logging in, just clip your coupons then go shopping at Family Dollar where you enter your phone number into the keypad at the register.  Since there are usually over 100 Family Dollar Smart Coupons, you can usually find several coupons to use on your shopping trip. Please check the Family Dollar site on a regular basis for the current Smart Coupons because they change frequently.

Smart Coupons at Family Dollar: Sign Up is EasyI saved $2.50 by clipping Smart Coupons for my Family Dollar shopping trip. My savings included a Valentine’s Day Cards coupon, a Valentine’s Day Basket coupon and a M&M’s coupon. Check the Family Dollar website before you shop for the current Smart Coupons. It’s such an easy way to save money because there’s no loyalty card to keep track of!

Browse the Weekly Deals at Family Dollar to see the price drops and make your shopping list. I always look for $1 WOW (my favorite price!) and I found that price on Valentine’s Day Cards, Chocolate Roses and more. Remember to also look for weekly deals in the current Family Dollar ad. Please note that prices vary by location. What will you find at Family Dollar for Valentine’s Day?

If you’ve got a Family Dollar store near you, 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 – Head to Family Dollar! Enter your phone number into the keypad at the register to access the Smart Coupons in your account.

 Heart OREOS Cookies for Valentine's DayHere’s an easy Valentine’s Day treat to make that your kids would love to help you make! This “assembly only” recipe only requires three ingredients! Here are the instructions to make these Heart OREOs:

HEART OREOS

Ingredients Needed:

  • OREO cookies (chocolate and cinnamon bun)
  • M&M candies (red only)
  • Frosting (white & chocolate)

Step 1 – Stick your red M&M’s on in the shape of a heart onto the top of the OREO cookie (white frosting for cinnamon bun OREOs, chocolate frosting for chocolate OREOs)

Yes – these cookies are really that easy to make! Now, if you’re feeling more adventurous you can make my Chocolate Heart Bundt Cakes in the oven:
Chocolate Heart Bundt Cakes

CHOCOLATE HEART BUNDT CAKES

Ingredients & Equipment Needed:

  • Heart-shaped Mini Bundt or Cakelet Pan
  • Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • Water (1 cup)
  • Vegetable Oil (1/3 cup)
  • Eggs (3 large)
  • Hershey’s Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • Nestle Tollhouse Semi-Sweet Morsels (1/3 cup)
  • Candy-coated Heart-Shaped Pretzels

Step 1 – Prep bundt or cakelet pan by spraying with no-stick cooking spray with flour and preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 2 – Mix cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs according to package instructions

Step 3 – Add in Hershey’s Instant Chocolate Pudding to make the cake more moist and add in 2/3 cup of Nestle Tollhouse Semi-Sweet Morsels to make the cake more chocolatey

Step 4 – Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees or until you can insert toothpick into middle of cakes and it comes out clean

Step 5 – Simply decorate by placing candy-coated Heart-shaped pretzel on top while the cake is still warm so that the pretzel will slightly melt making it stick to the cake

Valentine's Cards at Family Dollar

I found some great Valentine’s Day cards at Family Dollar at a $1 WOW price. Now I’m ready to send Valentine’s to my family in Oregon!

Chocolate Roses Centerpiece from Family Dollar

Want to decorate your table by making an easy centerpiece? I love the way chocolate roses look, so I decided to make a centerpiece out of them. I used a simple glass vase that I picked up previously at Family Dollar and added some decorative green glass pebbles to it to secure my chocolate rose arrangement. The fun part about this centerpiece is that you can eat it too!

Chocolate Roses Centerpiece

Supplies Needed:

  • 10 – 12 Chocolate Roses
  • Clear Cylindrical Glass Vase
  • Green Glass Pebbles

Step 1 – Add green glass pebbles to your clear cylindrical glass vase

Step 2 – Stick the stems of the chocolate roses into the base then place on a red placemat in the center of your table.

Perfect Valentine's Gifts at Family Dollar

While I was shopping at Family Dollar, I looked for Valentines that my boys could take to their class Valentine’s Day Parties. I was thrilled to find these two popular candy Valentine’s:  Fun Dip and Skittles. It’s time to write your Valentine’s shopping list for Family Dollar!

Remember to clip your Smart Coupons for Family Dollar before you go shopping! Enter your phone number into the keypad at the register when you checkout. You’ll find everything you need for Valentine’s Day for affordable prices at Family Dollar.

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Turkey & Avocado BLT: Fill up on Good Eats

by gde-jeep on January 30, 2017 8:00 am

Turkey & Avocado BLT: Fill up on Good EatsPin It

There’s nothing like using fresh ingredients to make a flavorful meal! I think you’ll love this Turkey & Avocado BLT using Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise. Click on “Filter Recipes” then select “Main Dishes” and “Hellmanns” to find this sandwich recipe in the list! With the new year we’re all looking for easy recipes from the brands you love like Hellmann’s, Knorr, Country Crock, Lipton, Lipton Recipe Secrets and Breyers. Pick up all of the ingredients you need for everyday low prices at Walmart. Find easy-to-make recipes made with fresh ingredients that feature your favorite brands and get your own #MealInspirations!

Fill up on Good Eats: Discover Recipes the Whole Family Will Love at Walmart

My family loves BLT’s but I don’t make them that often and when I do make them I always feel like there’s not enough to them (lots of flavor but not enough meat)! Walmart has all the fresh ingredients you need to make this sandwich plus any recipe featured at their Food Hub website. You can print the Avocado & BLT recipe directly from the Walmart Food Hub. I used Onion Ciabatta Rolls just to try something different. I smeared Hellmann’s Mayonnaise on both side of the rolls after toasting them in the oven. My family loved this twist on the BLT by adding turkey and avocados. It’s a really quick meal to make if you cook the bacon ahead of time! I hope your family loves it too!

Turkey & Avocado BLT: Fill up on Good Eats

Here are some delicious recipes to try that use fresh ingredients:

Fill up on Baked Hearty Chili Chicken & Rice

Snap a photo of your own recipe and share it on social media with the hashtag #MealInspirations for a chance to be featured on the Walmart Food Hub!

Fill up on Fluffy Scrambled Eggs Mexican Style

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