Banana Split Bites Recipe

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on April 15, 2015

Banana Split Bites Dessert Ingredients

Do you need a quick and (somewhat) healthy dessert to take to a party? Try these banana split bites. Each skewer makes for an individual serving. Simple to carry around while mingling or even take to a classroom!

Banana Split Bites Ingredients

  • 3 Bananas
  • 1/4 lb Pineapple (cored)
  • 6 Strawberries
  • 1 cup, Dipping Chocolate
  • 1/4 cup, Peanuts (chopped)
  • 12 Popsicle Sticks (or skewers)

Banana Split Bites Directions

  1. Cut strawberries in half.
  2. For each strawberry half, cut an equal size piece of banana and pineapple.
  3. Place pineapple on first, then banana and lastly strawberry.
  4. Place in freezer for 10 minutes.
  5. Line a tray with wax paper or parchment paper.
  6. Put chooped nuts in small plate to use for dipping.
  7. Melt chocolate by heating in microwave for 30 seconds, stirring and repeating until melted and smooth.
  8. Dip cold fruit in chocolate, then into nuts, then place on prepared tray.

Banana Split Bites Recipe

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Homemade Moon Dough Recipe and Craft

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on April 01, 2015

Homemade Moon Dough Recipe

Do your kids have spring break coming up? Our boys don’t have an entire week of spring break, just a few days. Either way, they will need something to occupy their time and this homemade Moon Dough will do just that! It’s so easy to make and way better than buying it yourself.

Homemade Moon Dough Ingredients

  • 4 cups, White Flour
  • ½ cup, Baby Oil
  • 5-7 drops, Essential Oils
    We used Eucalyptus Essential Oil but have also done Orange, order here.
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Green and Orange Food Coloring (optional)

Homemade Moon Dough Directions

  1. In your mixing bowl add the 4 cups of flour and ½ cup of baby oil. Mix well.
  2. Add 3-4 drops of each the green and orange food coloring. Knead the dough so the color disperses.
  3. Take the mixture into your hands and knead it. The heat from your hands will help form and soften it into shape.
  4. To use your moon dough, just form the dough in your hand or molds to make a variety of shapes. If the dough is still too crumbly, add a few drops of baby oil at a time until it is the consistency you wish.
  5. Store your moon dough in an air tight container when not in use and it should stay fresh for weeks. Should it loose its consistency, just add a few more drops of baby oil and mix until softened again.

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Target Deals: FREE Suave Men + Care

by Savings Lifestyle: Amber on March 23, 2015

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Target has a great personal care gift card deal running this week – and you can grab better than FREE Suave Men + Care!

Here are the details:
$2.54 Suave Men + Care Shampoo and Conditioner
$5 Target Gift Card wyb (4)
$3.00/2 Suave Hair Care Products – 3-8-15 RP; Excludes Trial or Travel Size; Maximum 2 Identical Coupons Allowed In Same Shopping Trip (exp 04/05/15)
Net Price $1.04 each | $0.84 Money Maker after Gift Card WYB  (4) and use (2) $3.00/2 Coupons!

And, did you know that Target prices matches?!?! Check out some details on the Target Price Matching Policy.

Check the Sale Shopping for other Store Coupon Matches!!

Thanks, The Centsable Shoppin’!

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Kroger Deals: Free Nestea Liquid Water Enhancer eCoupon

by Savings Lifestyle: Amber on March 20, 2015

Nestea Kroger

Right now, Kroger has a great Free Nestea Liquid Water Enhancer Coupon that you will want to download to your Kroger Plus Card. You can only download it today, so here is what you will need to do to grab this coupon:

  • Sign in to your online account 
  • Clip the Free Nestea Coupon
  • Redeem using your Kroger Plus Card at checkout.

Limit 1 per person.  It will expire 4/5/2015.

View more Kroger sales and deals this week!

Check the Sale Shopping page for more weekly sales and lists!


*NEW* SavingStar Free Friday Offer: Hunt’s Tomato Sauce

by Savings Lifestyle: Amber on March 20, 2015


Each Friday SavingStar offers up a product for 100% FREE!

This week, you can grab a Hunt’s Tomato Sauce, 8 oz can. I love having Tomato Sauce on hand to help add a little flavor to sauces or chili!

Grab this FREE Hunt’s coupon today – it’s only valid through Sunday!

Find more great coupons in the Coupon Database!

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Coupon Preview: March 22, 2015

by Savings Lifestyle: Amber on March 20, 2015

There are a few good coupons in the weekly newspaper coupon inserts this weekend. There will be (1) SmartSource and (1) RedPlum. Be sure to check your paper at the news stand to make sure all inserts are included. Or, check out Discounted Newspapers to see what the best deal for a weekly subscription (remember, you get the best coupons when you subscribe!).

Be sure to visit this evening as the majority of the store deals will be posted!

My fave coupons this weekend are:

3/22/2015 Red Plum Insert

  • $3.00/2 Dove Hair Products – 3-22-15 RP
  • $1.00/1 Mars M&M’S brand Chocolate Candies, 9 oz or Larger – 3-22-15 RP
  • $1.00/2 Suave Body Wash Products – 3-22-15 RP
  • $0.55/2 Barilla Blue Box Pasta – 3-22-15 RP
  • $1.00/2 Purex Liquid or Ultrapacks Detergent – 3-22-15 RP
  • $2.00/1 TRESemme Wash & Care Product – 3-22-15 RP

3/22/2015 Smart Source Insert

  • $0.55/1 A.1. Sauce, 10 oz or Larger – 3-22-15 SS
  • $0.50/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush; Excludes Plus, Extra Clean or Classic Clean – 3-22-15 SS
  • $0.50/1 Daisy Cottage Cheese – 3-22-15 SS
  • $1.00/2 Planters Nuts or Peanut Butter, 6 oz or Larger – 3-22-15 SS
  • $1.00/4 Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt Single Serve Cups – 3-22-15 SS

All coupons have been entered in the Coupon Database.
Search by insert date if you’re looking for particular coupons!

If there are a few you want more of, but don’t want to purchase the entire newspaper to get them, consider purchasing additional coupons through a clipping service or on ebay.

Are you new to Shopping with Coupons? Attend our Free Online Coupon Class. I’ll walk you through all the steps to start saving hundreds, even thousands, on your grocery budget!

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Chocolate Brownies with Nutella Frosting and Strawberries

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on March 18, 2015

Chocolate Brownies with Nutella Frosting & Strawberries

What’s better than chocolate, nutella and strawberries? Seriously, I’m wondering myself because this recipe is the bomb dot com!

Chocolate Brownie Ingredients ­

  • 3⁄4 C. flour
  • 2 C. semi­sweet chocolate
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 4 tbs. butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1⁄2 C. sugar
  • 1⁄2 C. packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. Salt
  • 3” cookie cutter (you can also use a medium size glass)
  • 1 C. fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 9×13 baking pan

Frosting Ingredients ­

  • 1 C. butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 C. Nutella
  • 4 C. powdered sugar
  • 6 tbs. milk (you may need a little bit or more or a little bit less depending on how thick you like your frosting)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your 9×13 baking dish with foil and spray with a non­stick spray.
  2. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate in 15­20 second increments, stirring until completely melted. Let cool 2­3 minutes.
  4. In another bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add in the melted chocolate mixture and then slowly add in the flour and cocoa mixture and mix well.
  5. Pour batter into your 9×13 baking pan and bake for 20­25 minutes. Insert a toothpick around 25 minutes to check them. If it comes out ‘clean’ they are done.
  6. Let the brownies cool completely. Once they are cool, use the cookie cutter to cut them into 3” circles and set aside.
  7. Frosting Directions
  8. Using a hand mixer beat 2 C. of powdered sugar, 1⁄2 of your butter/margarine and 1⁄2 of your milk and 2 C. of Nutella. Blend well and then slowly add the remaining sugar, milk and butter. Beat until smooth and creamy.
  9. Generously spread the Nutella frosting over the cooled brownies. Top with freshly sliced strawberries.

Makes approximately 12 servings. 1 brownie = 1 serving. If not serving immediately store in an airtight container (minus the fruit and frosting up to 1 week). If frosting and decorating with fruit, serve immediately or store in the fridge.

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