*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!

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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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Frito Bean Dip Recipe

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on March 11, 2015

Ingredients for Homemade Frito Bean Dip

Need a quick and crowd pleasing appetizer? Try this Frito Bean Dip! You likely have all the ingredients in your home to whip up a batch. It’s simple and tastes good!

Frito Bean Dip Ingredients

  • 15 oz Refried Beans
  • 6 Jalapeno slices (from jarred Jalapenos)
  • 2 tsp, Brine (from jarred Jalapenos)
  • 1/4 tsp, Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp, Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp, Paprika
  • 1/8 tsp, Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 tsp, Cayenne Pepper

Frito Bean Dip Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to food processor.
  2. Process until smooth.
  3. Transfer to airtight container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Frito Bean Dip Recipe

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Copycat Honey Baked Ham in the Slow Cooker

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on March 04, 2015

Ingredients for Honey Baked Hame

We aren’t near a Honey Baked Ham anymore to even considering making a purchase for the holidays. We never did anyway since our families always prepared the main proteins during our big dinners.

If you want to recreate the same flavor that Honey Baked Ham has, try this recipe. It’s simple and can be made in the slow cooker – BONUS! This will make you wondering why you ever purchased a ham to begin with!

Copycat Honey Baked Ham Ingredients

  • 7-8 lb Spiral Sliced Ham
  • 1 cup, Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup, Pure Maple Syrup
  • 12 oz, Pineapple Juice

Copycat Honey Baked Ham Directions

  1. Unwrap ham and place flat side down in a large slow cooker. Throw away glaze packet and any plastic pieces that cover the bone.
  2. Rub brown sugar over the sides.
  3. Pour on maple syrup and pineapple juice.
  4. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  5. Baste ham with the juices from the bottom of the slow cooker.

Crockpot Honey Baked Ham Recipe

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Salted Caramel Recipe

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on February 25, 2015

Ingredients for Homemade Salted Caramels

What is not to love about sugar, butter and cream? Gah!! This salted caramel recipe will make you wondering to yourself why you didn’t make it sooner. So easy to make, and would be a perfect homemade gift for someone!

Salted Caramel Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup, light Corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup, Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp, Butter
  • 1/2 cup, Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 tsp, Sea Salt

Salted Caramel Directions

  1. Place corn syrup in a medium pan and heat over medium heat.
  2. When corn syrup is heated (starting to bubble) add sugar and stir until well mixed.
  3. Let syrup cook without stirring until it turns a golden color.
  4. Remove from heat add butter and stir until blended.
  5. Slowly add cream while stirring constantly to blend.
  6. Add salt and stir until dissolved.

To make individual candy sizes, add the caramel to a pan and cut into individual servings. Then wrap each piece in parchment paper.

Homemade Salted Caramel Recipe

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Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on February 18, 2015

Starbucks Lemon Loaf Copycat Recipe Ingredients

Usually when I visit Starbucks, I only get coffee. And that has been few and far between lately since I prefer the flavor of smaller coffee shops now. But, I know lots of people LOVE their lemon loafs so this copycat is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Ingredients


  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup, Milk
  • 1 box (3.4 oz), Instant Lemon Pudding Mix
  • 1/2 cup, Vegetable Oil
  • 8 oz, Sour Cream
  • 6 Tbsp, Lemon Juice


  • 3 cups, Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp, Lemon Juice

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray two loaf pans with non stick spray.
  3. Beat all of the cake ingredients until well combined.
  4. Evenly fill both loaf pans.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick insert in middle comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before removing from pans.
  7. Combine glaze ingredients and stir until well blended.
  8. Drizzle over loaves and allow to set before slicing.

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Recipe

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