Monday, May 28, 2012

Peanut butter cup brownies

Oh boy, get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth with this recipe!  If you are a big fan of chocolate and peanut butter, then this is the recipe for you.  It's definitely not low-fat, but a great treat for every now and then.  Of course you can adjust the recipe to suit your needs (you can use the tiny peanut butter cups - the ones that are already unwrapped in a bag -  and a mini muffin pan for a smaller version of this delicious recipe).  Ooh and I just tried one heated for about 20 seconds in the microwave with a scoop of vanilla ice cream - whoa yumminess!  Enjoy!   
Thanks to for this wonderful recipe!

2 packages of brownie mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
6 tablespoons water
2 eggs
24 miniature peanut butter cups, unwrapped
Makes about 2 dozen brownie cupcakes.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  
Combine brownie mix, oil, water and egg in large bowl and stir 50 strokes with a spoon.
Place batter in a cupcake pan (I used cupcake liners for easier cleanup).  Once cups are about 3/4 full, place an unwrapped mini peanut butter cup in the center and press down in the center of the brownie.
Bake 30 - 35 minutes, but keep an eye on the brownies.  
Cool them down and get to eating!!!  YUM!
Nutritional Information
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 628
  • Total Fat: 31.7g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Sodium: 374mg
  • Total Carbs: 85.2g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9g
  • Protein: 7.4g

Thursday, May 17, 2012

FREE Slurpee Day at 7-11 on May 23rd!!

I will definitely be taking advantage of this one - FREE slurpees at 7-11 on May 23rd to kick off the summer season!!  This great offer will taking place between 11am - 7pm, so head over to your local 7-11  on May 23rd & grab this offer!!!

To locate a 7-11 near you, click below:

thanks to  livingrichwithcoupons for the heads up on this great offer!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

FREE 8x10 at Walgreens! Perfect for Mother's Day!

Free 8x10 Enlargement

Hurry over to Walgreens photo center and grab your FREE 8x10 enlargement (offer only good til 5/12).  What a perfect gift this would make for Mom or Grandma for Mother's Day, and it's FREE!!!  Can't get better than that.  And just make sure to choose 'pick up at store' so you're not paying shipping fees.  Just enter coupon code FREE4ME at checkout and the amount will be subtracted from your total.

Click here for more info.
Walgreens FREE 8x10 photo offer


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

WOW - great coupon! 80 cents off Morningstar Farms

MORNINGSTAR FARMS® Veggie Foods Product

This deal is just too great to pass up.  Right now on, there is an 80 cent coupon off of 1 Morningstar Farms Veggie item coupon available.  The coupon starts off as a 55 cent coupon, but when you like it on Facebook, it adds 25 cent value to the coupon.  Why is this so wonderful?  Well, if your store doubles their coupons like mine does, then you are actually going to get $1.60 off of each MorningStar Farms product!!!  And I was able to print a ton of coupons simply by hitting the back button after each one printed!!  Love when that happens!!

Morningstar Farms 80 cent coupon

In addition, many stores are also running a catalina ($ toward next purchase that prints with your receipt and looks like another coupon)
Catalina Coupons are coupons that print out of the Catalina machine at participating stores.  These machine are just like the one pictured above and are usually located next to the register.  These are sometime referred to as “Your Bucks”.
Catalina Deals are deals that require a certain dollar amount or quantity of products to be purchased.  Once you have met the qualifications, a catalina will print for a certain amount off your next purchase.  Usually this purchase can be made for anything in the store, however, some promotions require they be used toward a specific brand or product.
Here is the current catalina deal for MorningStar Farms:
MorningStar Farms Veggie Foods Products4/16 – 5/13
Buy 3 Get a $2 Ctalina
Buy 4 Get a $3 Catalina
Buy 5 or more Get a $4 Catalina
So after all is said and done, you are getting an awesome deal with the coupon and catalina!
Thanks to for this fantastic deal!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

30th Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Balloons


Definitely looks like something fun to do this summer!  Tons of activities and tons of balloons in the air - looks like a great time!

39 Thor Solberg Road 
Whitehouse Station, NJ


The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is held every year in July at the Solberg Airport in Readington NJ. There is live musical entertainment, children's entertainment, food and drink, interactive exhibits and many different attractions. There are usually about 125 balloons filling the sky. It is the largest and most popular ballooning event in the United States. Twice a day there is an old-time air show and group parachute jump. Don't miss the spectacular fireworks display. At night there is a "light bulb" show when all the balloons inflate and light up casting an eerie light in the night sky to thrill the crowds. For the littlest ones there is a special area with a petting zoo and many games. For those who want to ride the balloons, you have to reserve early because they go fast.

Click here for more information or to buy tickets:

Peanut Butter Banana Cheescake

Peanut butter banana cheesecake - need I say more?  How delicious does this look?  I came across this recipe at and I just had to share it with anyone looking for a delicious dessert, already made into serving sizes, and made with low-fat, low-sugar ingredients too!

Preparation Time: 45 Mins.
Total Time to Serve: 45 Mins.
Servings: 12


18 Murray Sugar Free® Sandwich cookies Chocolate
1 egg white
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 package (8 oz.) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups cold fat free milk, divided
1 package (4-serving size) cheesecake flavor fat free, sugar free instant pudding & pie filling
3 tablespoons sugar free peanut butter*
2 small ripe bananas
1 envelope (1.3 oz.) whipped topping mix
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
12 fresh dark sweet cherries (optional)
Murray Sugar Free® Sandwich cookies Chocolate


1. Place 18 MURRAY SUGAR FREE Chocolate Sandwich cookies in food processor bowl. Cover and process until finely crushed. Add egg white and oil. Cover and process until combined. Press crumb mixture onto bottoms of twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups lined with foil bake cups. Bake at 375°F about 10 minutes or until set. Cool completely.

2. In medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese on medium speed of electric mixer until fluffy. Add 3/4 cup of the milk, pudding mix and peanut butter. Beat about 1 minute or until smooth. Evenly portion half of the batter into crumb crusts. Slice bananas on top. Evenly portion remaining batter over bananas. Loosely cover and refrigerate until serving time.

3. In small mixing bowl beat remaining 1/2 cup milk and topping mix on low speed of electric mixer until combined. Increase speed to high. Beat about 4 minutes or until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).

4. Sift cocoa powder over 12 serving plates. Remove foil bake cups from cheesecakes. Place one cheesecake in center of each plate. Pipe or spoon whipped mixture on top of cheesecakes. Garnish each cheesecake with cherry and cookie half, if desired. Store in refrigerator.

*Note: Read ingredient listings to find sugar free peanut butter. It is often labeled as natural.

Malt Shop Ice Cream Pie

Wow - check out this delicious recipe, courtesy , originally from "Cooking Light". 
Think of this as an ice cream sundae in a piece of pie, complete with crushed up waffles cones as the crust!  And it's made with lighter ingredients, so you won't feel as guilty having a slice (or two!)  This would be a great recipe for all of the upcoming BBQs and cookouts for the summer.  Definitely let me know if you try this one and how it comes out.  It looks super easy to make (and eat for that matter! lol).

Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Servings:  10 servings (serving size:  1 pie wedge, about 2 1/2 tsp hot fudge and 2 tblsp whipped cream

ingredients                                                    nutritionAL INFO.

  • 2tablespoons honey
  • 2tablespoons butter, melted
  • 12sugar cones, crushed (about 2 cups)
  • 2cups strawberry low-fat ice cream, softened
  • 1/4cup malted milk powder, divided
  • 1/2cup strawberry topping
  • 2cups vanilla low-fat ice cream, softened
  • 1/2cup fat-free hot fudge topping
  • 1 1/4cups canned whipped light cream (such as Reddi-wip)
Amount Per Serving
  • mono fat:2.4 g
  • saturated fat:3.8 g
  • poly fat:0.2 g
  • calcium:128 mg
  • calories from fat:22 %
  • calories:316
  • fat:7.8 g
  • iron:1.7 mg
  • carbohydrate:57.7 g
  • cholesterol:15 mg
  • fiber:2.1 g
  • sodium:155 mg
  • protein:4.5 g


    Combine first 3 ingredients, stirring well. Firmly press mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm.
    Place softened strawberry ice cream and 2 tablespoons milk powder in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Spoon mixture evenly into crust; spread with strawberry topping. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm.
    Place softened vanilla ice cream and remaining 2 tablespoons milk powder in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over strawberry topping. Cover and freeze 4 hours or until firm. Top with hot fudge and whipped cream just before serving.