Weekly Thrifty Coupon Round Up

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A Weekly Listing Of The Best Printable Coupons Around The Web

A Weekly listing of high value coupons from around the web. The weekly thrifty coupon round up includes 12 printable coupons worth $1 or more. Don’t forget to check out my coupon area for a complete listing of what coupons are available from Redplum, Hopster, Savings.com, and Smartsource.

Board Games

My daughter and I play board games often and coupons are one on my favorite ways to save money on them. This week I found 8. (yes a Rubix’s  cube is not really a board game but it is a lot of fun).

Use these coupons to stock up on Christmas gifts.


$1.50 off (1) 3x3 RUBIK'S CUBE puzzle from Hasbro
$3.00 off any one (1) game from Hasbro
$3.00 off any MONOPOLY or SCRABBLE game
$3.00 off any TWISTER, JENGA, or GAME OF LIFE game
$2.00 off any YAHTZEE game from Hasbro
$3.00 off any OPERATION or BATTLESHIP game
$2.00 off any CLUE or GUESS WHO? game from Hasbro
$2.00 off one CONNECT 4, SORRY! or TROUBLE game

Your Weekly Caffeine fix

$2.00 off two Starbucks Packaged Coffee products

Batteries

Now is a great time to be combining battery coupons with sales so that you can put them with Christmas gifts at Christmas time.
We use Duracell rechargeable batteries in our house for the boys video game centers. I like giving them a new package of them in their stocking each year.

 
$2.00 off ONE Duracell Rechargeable Batteries

$1.00 off Duracell Coppertop or Quantum Batteries

$2.00 off 2 Duracell Coppertop/Quantum Batteries

Wanting to decrease your grocery budget? I have been listening to Grocery University recently and have been very impressed. This course contains over 2 hours of audio files and goes way beyond saving money on groceries with coupons. I am sure even the most frugal of shoppers could pick up a tip or two through this course that would more than pay for their $9.97 investment .

Two Low Cost Gift Ideas From York Photo

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Christmas is coming sooner than we think and those who start shopping early get the best deals.

If you have never ordered from York Photo before you can get a free 11 by 14 designer poster or a $1 photo mug. Both would make great gifts

Photo gifts are  one of my favorite low cost gift ideas, to give and receive , so when  I found out about this deal for new customers from York Photo I knew I had to share it with you, my readers.

Right now York Photo has 2 deals that new customers  can take advantage of to make low cost gifts for your family.

You can make this designer 11 by 14 poster for just the cost of shipping, which starts at $2.99 when you enter the code: POSTERGIFT at checkout. Remember you must be a new customer of York Photo to be able to use the code. Expires October 31 2014.

I took advantage of this offer yesterday morning and made our family up a poster of key photos from our last family vacation.

It was pretty simple to do I first signed up for a York Photo account, then I clicked on the “Posters & Wall Decor” tab found at the top of the site.

Once I clicked that tab a square showed up with the words “Collage & Designer Posters” in it. I picked the 11  X 14 size and clicked on Go.

I was then taken to a  page where I could choose from a wide range of ready made templates for my pictures or I could make my own design.

I opted to make my own design.  Once I uploaded the pictures I wanted for the poster I then chose a page template that contained that many photos. After I got my photos just how I wanted them I moved on to picking out my background color (I chose chalkboard because it is going on a wall that is painted robin’s egg blue and I wanted it to pop) and finally I added wording to my poster.

family poster I made from York PhotoI am very pleased with how my designer poster turned out and am looking forward to it arriving in the mail.

Checking out was simple after I entered my shipping address, I was taken to a screen where I was able to enter the code POSTERGIFT  and after pressing enter the $8.99 charge was removed making my poster free except for shipping which cost me $2.99.

I think these posters would make great gifts . You could do one of all the grand kids for the Grandparents, or key childhood pictures through out the years for the soon to be high school graduate, or even key wedding pictures for newly weds. The gift potential is endless. You could take the gift one step further by placing it in an inexpensive yet charming frame when it arrives and then wrapping it up for the recipient.

If  posters are not your thing , you  can choose to make a  photo mug instead of the poster for just $1 plus shipping and handling  which starts at $5.99, when you enter the code MUGGIFT.  These would make a great gift for your children to give your spouse or grandparents. Expires November 11 2014.

Post Update: York Photo added one more new customer deal

You now have a 3rd choice if you are a new York Photo customer of making 20 free 4 by 8 photo cards. Shipping and handling fees apply but should be around $4.  Remember to enter the code CARDGIFT  at checkout to get your discount.  (code expires October 15th 2014)

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10 Toys With Excellent Play Value

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Having been a mom for the past 18 years and also a childcare provider for 5 of those years I know the value of great toys and the frustration of low quality toys.

10 toys with excellent play value plus 4 ways to save money on them

10 Toys With Excellent Play Value

Excellent play value to me means that the toy ignites  the  child’s imagination and/or  works  on an important developmental skill. A great toy  can be used in 1000’s of different ways. Great toys last through not just one child but several. Great toys allow several children to play with them all at once.

1. Lego

As early as one years old my children had Duplo. We made towers from it that they loved to knock over. As time went on the building got more complex until my daughter at 11 made a whole Christmas display out of our rather large collection of Duplo.

As they grow older you are going to want to add in regular sized Lego. My boys for years loved getting new Lego sets for Christmas first making it according to directions then coming up with their own inventions. My daughter has loved it as well.

Lego is incredibly long lasting, my children are playing with some of the Lego from my own childhood.

2. Brio Wooden train sets

Brio train sets, last and last. Start out with the basic figure eight loop and grow your set piece by piece from there. There are other brands out there but I found Brio to hold up better than any other brand. Brio is worth the extra cost in my thrifty books.

3. ZOOB  building sets

ZOOB building sets are a little known wonderful imagination inspiring toy. Children can make animals, robots, aliens, vehicles, and more from these toys.

4. Tinker Toys

From props for imagination play, (lollipops for the candy store) to huge towers, Tinker toys provide hours of playtime.

5. Lincoln Logs

An American classic Lincoln Logs offer hours of play value. The kids and I working together made whole towns from them.

6. Hot Wheels

My boys got a lot of different brands of toy cars over the years but the only brand that could put up with the rough play my sons gave them was Hot Wheels.

7. Plastic Animals & Dinosaurs

Plastic animal and dinosaur sets are one toy where I didn’t really favor any particular brand. In fact some of the ones that are still ticking in our home after years of play are $1 store purchases. Still inspect the toy carefully to make sure it will stand up to rough play. You want to make sure it doesn’t have rough plastic edges, and that the animals can actually stand up on their own. If they are hollow is there a way the water can be drained from them when they end up in the bath. My son when he got big enough not  to swallow small pieces loved these miniature animal sets by TOOB, great quality.

8.  Wooden Block Sets

You can make a wooden block set yourself if you are handy. If not, there are many great sets available on the market, including this one by Melissa & Doug.

9. Ravensburger Puzzles

Ravensburger brand puzzles are my favorite because of their amazing quality. I had a few of these framed puzzles as seen above, in my family daycare and they stood up with years of daily use, and I was still able to pass them on to another family years later. Ravensburger makes puzzles for all ages and stages from these framed puzzles to puzzles with 60 pieces, to puzzles with 1000 pieces.

10. Large Wooden Beads & String

Melissa and Doug toys make a great  assortment of wooden bead and string sets for various ages  that provides hours of play while working on eye-hand coordination skills. These are also fun for imagination play, as snakes, and jewelery for dress up time. These were especially a hit with the preschool age group in the family daycare I ran for years.

These 10 types of toys are worth every penny you pay for them, but I being thrifty I  couldn’t resist giving you a few ways to save money on them.

4 Ways To Save Money On Toys With Excellent Play Value.

1. Christmas Sales

At Christmas time these toys often go on sale. I see Lego in buy one get one half price events frequently over the Christmas season. Amazon often runs deals on Melissa & Doug toys. Hot Wheels are available for less than a dollar around Christmas time.

2. Daily Deal Sites

I have seen Zoo Dubes offered a few times at discounted prices by Zulily this year.  Groupon has been known to do a deal for Toys’R Us around Christmas time that you could use to save money on any of these toys.  Brad’s Deals shares often shares great deals on a number of the above mentioned toys.

3. Find Them Secondhand

I gave my children second hand toy sets when they were little and they were extremely happy to receive them. By buying them used I was able to give the children bigger sets than we ever could have afforded new, and the toys were still in excellent shape.

Try yard sales, Craigslist, eBay, thrift stores and consignment sales and stores. Just make sure you know your sale prices well because sometimes the second hand market isn’t as great as some awesome deals you can find on new items. In general though second hand market prices are lower especially yard sale prices.

4.  Cash In Your Points

There are many point reward programs, here is my list of 17+ point reward programs I use.  From Swagbucks to Inbox dollars with a bit of daily work online you can make a small monthly income that you could use to purchase toys for birthday presents  and Christmas presents.

What other toys would you add to my list? Do you know of a great way to save money on high play value toys?

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How A Cough Drop Made A Memory

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Tuesdays I share a picture from our week that inspired me to write a post.

Our entire family went camping last weekend and during it two of my three children came down with a stuffed nose and a bad cough.

How A Cough Drop Made A Memory

Normally when my children get a stuffy nose I give them Maty’s all natural vapor rub to rub on their chests and within minutes their noses clear, but I had forgotten it at home, but I did have my favorite brand of cough drops.

I don’t remember exactly who introduced me to Fishermen’s Friend cough drops but I do remember thinking “oh my I don’t want one of those again”  yet oddly enough they soon became my preferred brand of cough drops and have remained my favorite brand for decades.

Why wasn’t I ever going to use the again? Because they taste awful

Why do I continue to use them decades after being introduced to them? Because they work better than any other cough drop I have ever tried and they don’t have any added junk in them. Seriously these are amazing cough drops.

Up until this weekend I have never shared my love of Fishermen’s Friend cough drops with my children because I was sure I would never get my picky eating children to finish an entire Fishermen’s Friend.

So why did I introduce my kids to Fishermen’s Friend this weekend ? It is hard  IMPOSSIBLE to fall asleep to the sound of 2 snot snorting coughing teens when they are all laying within feet of you in a camping trailer.

I was desperate, so I gave them each one with the warning “spit them out and there will be consequences”. I am not sure what those consequences were going to be but it was well past midnight and I was beyond tired. I guess the look of a  raging sleep deprived mom is enough to convince even the picky eaters to keep a foul tasting cough drop in their mouths because they did without asking what the consequence was.

Neither child spit it out, and trust me I could tell by the complaining that went on for the few minutes it took them to finish them. From “oh my word I have never tasted anything this foul” to “mom my eyes are watering” to my favorite “are you poisoning us?” and then silence as both of them fell into slumber with clear nasal passages and no more coughing.

Here is where the memory making part comes in, for the rest of the weekend it became the family joke whenever someone sniffed or coughed to say “want a Fishermen’s Friend” “hey mom……..needs a Fishermen’s Friend”, “don’t cough too hard or mom will force you to ingest a Fishermen’s Friend”.

They were laughing so hard about my late evening Fishermen Friend rant that the camper shook from it. I am sure surrounding campers thought our family was crazy as  two of our children ran screaming from our third child who was holding up the bag of remaining Fishermens Friends and waving it in the air like a mad man.

As I sat back watching my children chase after each other with cough drops I was reminded  of two things. One  it doesn’t have to cost a lot to build memories.Two,  I am blessed to have kids who can not only forgive me for my mommy rants but also turn them into funny memories.

Now where are my Fishermen Friends, I think I just heard my 12 year old sniffle.

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Don’t Reinvent The Wheel Tweak It

I was listening to a podcast this week when the podcaster made a statement that I think we have all heard a time or two “don’t reinvent the wheel”.

I understand that this is classic tip to get more done efficiently, but I  don’t think it is always 100% true.

Don't reinvent the wheel tweak it

Sometimes the wheel needs an update

I think that although the wheel doesn’t need reinventing it does need consistent tweaking.

For instance my clipboard planner  system wasn’t working for me as well as it once did, but instead of pitching the whole system I simply  made a few minor changes and now it is working great.

Is there some area of your life that feels like it just isn’t working right? Perhaps you are following a cleaning routine that worked great at first but now isn’t or a workout routine that was once excited but now is boring.

I want to encourage you this week to pick up a notebook and a pen and write down 1 to 2 routines in your daily life that you feel are not working as great for you as they once were. Also write down one passion you want to make time for in your day but your current day to day routines don’t seem to allow time for.

Just this week I attacked the same assignment I am giving you. I was trying to exercise (a passion of mine)  at the same time I had been all summer but my children’s schedules have changed and I found myself rushing my workouts or missing them all together. I sat down with my calendar and a pen and reworked my workout times to fit better around the times my family needs me most. I also changed my workout routines to fit the time I had available better. IT WORKED. I managed to workout 5 times last week instead of the 3 to 4 I was averaging that last few weeks.

If you are struggling to meet your goals, don’t give up on them, instead tweak your routine, and when that routine doesn’t work do it again. In my current season of life I feel like I change routines with the season and you might have to change yours more often that that.

Do NOT reinvent  your routine wheel , just tweak it, and watch those goals and To Do Lists get completed one inch at a time.

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Need a bit of help “tweaking the wheel” check out  the series 31 Time Saving Tips For Homeschooling Work At Home Mom. If I could go back and rename this series I would call it Making Room For Your Passions In Your Every Day. It applies to all moms whether you want to make time for a work at home job or time to exercise, read, or whatever passion you want to pursue.

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20 Thrifty Ways To Spend Quality Time With Your Child

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I love spending time with my children. Sometimes one on one and sometimes all together. Quality time together helps me get to know the unique individuals that I am blessed to call my children.

20 thrifty ways to spend quality time with your child making memories doesn't have to cost much

Spending quality time with your children does not have to be expensive, it can even be free.

20 Thrifty Ways To Spend Quality Time With Your Child

15 of these 20 ideas are 100% free if you either already have the supplies needed (like bikes to ride) or can borrow them (like a tent from a neighbor).

1. Go for a bike ride

I love riding bikes with my children. When they were young they rode and I walked, now that they are older we ride together and have even taking over night trips on bikes together.

2. Take a walk

When children are little going for a walk  is like going on a  treasure hunt. There are rocks to find, and twigs to pick up. Bugs to poke with those twigs and puddles to jump in. When they become teenagers it often isn’t as easy to get them to agree to a walk,but when you can get them out great conversations get going.

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3. Raid the recycle bin

So much of my children’s best artwork has come from items fished out of the recycling bin. On a  horrible weather day, keep you and the kids entertained by dragging out the recycling bin along with scissors, tape, crayons and glue to the dinning room table and spend the afternoon creating together.

4. Enjoy happy hour (the ice-cream and shakes type not the other)

Many different restaurants have happy hours in the afternoon where they cut their prices for dessert items and drinks to 1/2 price. This can make for an relatively inexpensive treat depending on the choices and the size of your family. Swagbucks has gift cards to a lot of the restaurants that offer happy hours so you could even earn the gift cards for these events with just a few minutes of online work each day.

5. Bake together

Every year my children and I decorate sugar cookies together. My daughter will help me throughout the year with other baking as well and it always lends itself to great conversation.

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6. Play a board game

Board games played together in our family can get loud ! We get very competitive but we have a lot of fun.

7. Hold a movie night

At home movie nights can be free when DVDs are borrowed from the local library or purchased using free redbox codes.  You can even cash in your Swagbucks for a Redbox gift card that you can use to fund your movie nights.

Our family enjoys movie night with a big bowl of caramel crunch popcorn mix and a jug of  frugal lemonade.

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8. Go camping in the backyard

Backyard camping is so much fun when children are little. They get to experience sleeping outside yet all they need in case things don’t go right are very near by.

9. Attend library events together

Our library brings in performers throughout the year that do anything from puppet shows to science shows. These are great events for the whole family. Checkout your local library and see if they offer such events.

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10. Get lost in a book together

Choose a book the whole family will love, curl up on the couch together, and read a few chapters a day. If the children are older and can read well, have them take turns reading.

11. Attend free community events

Parades, classic car shows, festivals in the park, and other community events are often free and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

12. Play a fun iPad App

My kids and I have been known to battle it out on the iPad in the games connect4, fingle and rumble blob. I found most of these apps for free though the app of the day app.

13.  Keep an eye out for Groupon specials for local activities

Right now I recently purchased  a Groupon for sky zone and another one for ice skating in a near by larger center so that we could enjoy some fun family time together bouncing and skating.

It isn’t uncommon for deals like these to come up in daily deal sites like Groupon and they are normally at a savings of as much as 50%.

14. Do a dollar store craft together

Dollar stores are great resources for inexpensive craft materials. In the winter time my daughter and I will often head out to Dollar Tree and spend perhaps $5 and come home with enough materials to make several crafts.

15. Enjoy the weather

Splash in the puddles when it is raining. Go sleighing when it is snowing. Fly a kite when it is windy. Go for a picnic when it is sunny.

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16. Break out the photo albums

It never ceases to amaze me that no matter how old my children get they still love hearing stories about when they were little and looking at photos of mom and dad in their youth.

17. Blow bubbles

Whether it be a bubble gum bubble blowing contest or a quest to make the biggest soap bubble possible in your back yard, blowing bubbles is fun and  extremely low cost.  (here is a simple inexpensive recipe for bubble solution: mix 1 cup white granulated sugar into 4 cups warm water until sugar is fully dissolved, then add in 1/2 cup dishwashing liquid, store in airtight container).

18. Build paper airplanes

Spend a bit of time researching  how to make the best paper airplane online together, or at the library  and then have everyone build their own and hold a contest to see whose flies the farthest.

19. Sculpt together

Admit it there is just something about play dough that makes it fun for all ages. It can be made so inexpensively to0. Pinterest is full of recipes for homemade play dough. Take turns sculpting and having the others guessing what the individual is making, the winner gets a candy. Work together to build a play dough town.  Put an object in the middle of the table and have everyone try to sculpt it.

20. Break routine

Sometimes the best memory making quality time spent with children is a simple break in routine. For instance in our house several times a year we have backwards dinner night and eat dessert before main course. It is such a simple thing but my kids love it just as much as I loved it when my mom did this for me and my sister as children.

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4 Thrifty Reasons To Use Brad’s Deals

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Brad’s Deals isn’t a daily deal site but instead it is a hub for great deals, sales, printable coupons, coupon codes and even freebie listings.

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 4 Thrifty Reasons To Use Brad’s Deals

1. You can get the best deals delivered right to your inbox every day

I love getting Brad’s Deals emails, called Brad’s Pick,  in my inbox  especially as the Christmas season approaches. The emails always contain great deals on brand name fashions, home decor, appliances, electronics and more. They are the day’s top deals but you will find even more deals on the Brad’s Deals website and can easily click through the email to do so.

These deals are found by Brad’s Deals all over the web, they do the searching for you. They come from stores such as Target, Kohls, Home Depot, Vera Bradley and many, many more.

2. You can find printable coupons and online coupon codes on the Brad’s Deals site

Click through your daily email  from Brad’s Deals to the site, or simple go directly to Brad’s Deals and you will find a coupon tab, click on it and you will see 100’s of coupons for  both your online and brick and mortar shopping.

3.  Freebie listing

Also found on the Brad’s Deals site is a “blog” tab, click on it, scroll down and you will find the most recent addition of “Brad’s Favorite Freebies” both online and in store.

4. You can personalize the site

Once you sign up for a Brad’s Deals email subscription and complete your profile you can then start personalizing the site by liking your favorite stores and bookmarking your favorite deals. This allows you to go back to the site and purchase the deal later in the day when you have more time (but don’t wait too long the deal could sell out) as well as check your favorite stores for new deals.

To bookmark a deal click the bookmark icon at the bottom of the deal.

To favorite a store click the “store” tab at the top of the site and click through to “Browse all 3800+ stores” then all the stores will appear in boxes with heart icons in the top corner that you can click to favorite.

Oh and I almost forgot the most important part: Brad’s Deals is of course, FREE to use.

Haven’t signed up for Brad’s Deals yet? Sign up here today!

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Thrifty Weekend Reads

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Remember prices could change at any time so make sure that you look at the price before purchasing.

Thrifty Weekend Reads 6 kindle titles from .99 cents to $3.99Welcome to Thrifty Weekend Reads 6 kindle titles for .99 cents to 3.99. These are full length books.

All Right Here: by Carre Armstrong Gardner $2.99

I read this book not too long ago and  I am anxiously awaiting for the second in the series to come out. I LOVED it. Such an amazing story of adopting older kids and of transforming a marriage.

Have A New Husband By Friday:  by Dr. Kevin Leman $1.99

Smart Women Know When To Say No: by Dr. Keven Leman $3.99

A Promise To Remember: by Kathreen Cushman $3.99

I read this title about a year or so ago and it really got to my heart. One of those books that makes you realize there is more than one side to a story and we need to know them all before we can truly understand.

100 Ways To Love Your Husband: by Lisa Jacobson $3.99

Speak Love: Making Your Words Matter : by Annie F. Downs $1.99

Speak love is aimed at teenage girls but I being 40 years old read it and was reminded of just how powerful the words of our mouth are. Great read for all ages.

A Little Bit Country: by Debbie Macomber  $1.99

I read this book years ago and found it a good carefree weekend read. If you like clean romance then this is a title I think you will like.

Love books? Check out my Books board on Pinterest.

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Weekly Thrifty Coupon Round Up

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Remember the availability of these coupons could change at anytime.

A Weekly Listing Of The Best Printable Coupons Around The Web

A Weekly Listing Of The Best Printable Coupons Around The Web. The weekly thrifty coupon round up includes 12 printable coupons worth $1. Don’t forget to check out my coupon area for a complete listing of what coupons are available from Redplum, Hopster, Savings.com, and Smartsource.

Because America runs on Dunkin’ Yum!

$2.00 off Dunkin' Donuts coffee & coffee creamer
Toys To Stash For Christmas

$5.00 off any one MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES toy
$3.00 off Laugh & Learn Smart Stages™ Vacuum
$3.00 off Laugh & Learn Smart Stages™ Mower
$5.00 off Laugh & Learn Stages™ Crawl Around™ Car
$5.00 off Laugh & Learn Puppy's Smart Stages Train
$5.00 off (1) Playskool Sesame Street Elmo
Buy One (1) LITTLEST PET SHOP Toy, get 1 Free
$5.00 off one (1) NERF BOW or RAPID RED blaster
$1.00 off any (1) one PLAY-DOH Compound

Toothpaste
 
$1.00 off ONE Crest Sensi-Relief 3.5oz or larger
$1.00 off any Colgate Toothpaste
$1.00 off ONE Crest BE Toothpaste 4.5 oz

Wanting to decrease your grocery budget? I have been listening to Grocery University recently and have been very impressed. This course contains over 2 hours of audio files and goes way beyond saving money on groceries with coupons. I am sure even the most frugal of shoppers could pick up a tip or two through this course that would more than pay for their $9.97 investment .

Peach Pear Crisp

Peach pear crisp was created one early Sunday morning when I realized that we were suppose to bring something to Sunday school with us for breakfast for ourselves and our classmates.

peach pear crisp great for dessert and breakfast too

I quickly rustled though the cupboards and found all the makings for my mom’s apple crisp recipe but we had no apples, but we did have a huge can of peaches and a huge can of pears.

I quickly dumped the canned fruit in a 9 by 12 pan minus their juices. I then had a brilliant idea if I tripled the recipe for apple crisp topping the dish would have more of a baked oatmeal appeal.

And so that morning peach pear crisp was born. It was an instant hit, we didn’t even get to take a crumb home with us.

straining the juice from the peaches and pearsTo start grab 3 15.25 oz cans of pears, and 3 15.25 oz cans of peaches (you can use other sizes of cans if you wish just make sure you have enough fruit to cover bottom of 9 by 12 pan). If you want to make the dish heavy on fruit go ahead and add in an extra can of either fruit.

Strain the juice from the canned fruit and put to the side. I made mine into popsicles.

peaches and pears in a 9 by 12 for crispMix the pears and peaches together and distribute them evenly on the bottom of a 9 by 12 pan.

melt butterGet 1 cup of butter (2 sticks) melting on the stove.

toppings for peach pear crispWhile the butter is melting go ahead and measure out the rest of the ingredients for the topping.  When butter is melted stir it into the topping until well combined.

Pour butter into the other dry ingredients and stir until well combined.

spooning topping of peach pear crispSpoon topping evenly across the top of the fruit and then place in the oven at 375 for 30 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown.

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Peach Pear Crisp

Ingredients

  • 3 15 oz cans pears
  • 3 15 oz can peaches
  • (you can use different sizes of cans you just need enough fruit to cover bottom of 9 by 12 pan)
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 3 cups rolled oats

Instructions

  1. drain and then pour the fruit into the bottom of a 9 by 12 inch pan
  2. melt the butter on the stove or in the microwave
  3. mix together the flour, brown sugar, salt, and oats in a bowl
  4. pour the butter into the mixed dry ingredients to complete the topping
  5. spoon the topping evenly on top of the fruit and then press down gently
  6. place in an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees
  7. bake for 30 minutes or until the edges are just slightly golden brown
  8. allow to cool before eating (can be eaten just slightly warm or cold)
  9. top with vanilla ice cream of whipping cream if you desire.
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