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What a cute idea.  Leave doughnuts for the elves on Christmas Eve (along with Santas cookies and the Rain deer food)  These little doughnuts are actually Cheerios decorated with powdered sugar, cinnamon and sugar and icing with sprinkles.   

Thanks Unconfidential Cook

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Of course, our recipe this week has to be Disney inspired right?   Well, when you or the little princess in your life is in need of a little pampering, try these tarts fit for a princess!

- – Ingredients – -


  • 1 1/2 tsp Milk
  • 4 tsp Powdered Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Soft Cream Cheese
  • 3/8 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • 1 1/4 Cup Crushed Graham Crackers
  • 5-6 TBSP Melted Butter


  • 3/4 Cup Fruit and/or Berries
  • 1 TBSP Fruit Jelly
  • 3/4 tsp Sugar
  • 3/8 tsp Vanilla Extract

- – Directions – -

  1. Combine filling ingredients in a small bowl and blend until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Mix graham crackers with butter and press into individual pie pans to form 2 crusts.
  3. Spoon cream mixture into each crust and smooth the top.
  4. Spoon berries on top.   Refrigerate.
  5. When ready to serve, mix jelly and sugar in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for about 20-30 seconds until bubbly.   Stir in vanilla extract.
  6. Drizzle glaze over fruit and serve!

- – Cooking Tips & More – -

Use your favorite fruits, berries, and jelly to make a fun combination!   Mix and match flavors. Even add nuts to more fun.   Here’s a few ideas -

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Peaches
  • Apricots
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Pomegranate
  • Cherries
  • Kiwi
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Chocolate
  • Pears

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    Yogurt Pops Recipe

    by Beth Montgomery on July 24, 2010 · 0 comments

    in Frugal Cooking, Recipes for Babies & Kids

    You know our family loves yogurt a little too much!   Here’s the easiest recipe in the world for yogurt pops that are healthy and kid-friendly!

    - – Ingredients – -

    • 1 Single-Cup Your Favorite Yogurt
    • Popsicle Sticks

    - – Directions – -

    Ready for this?

    1. Using a knife, cut a small slit the size of your Popsicle stick in the top of your yogurt container.
    2. Stick your Popsicle stick in the whole and place in the freezer.
    3. When it’s frozen, enjoy!

    - – Cooking Tips & More – -

    • Save Money - Buy a big container and pour it into paper cups or Popsicle maker.   You can use plain vanilla and add fruit and other fun ingredients to change it up!

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    With our kid-friendly theme this week, I had to share this recipe from Paula Deen’s My First Cookbook. I found it the other day and can’t wait to try it. The meatballs really come out looking like little porcupines.

    1 pound lean ground beef
    1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice, divided
    1 teaspoon dried onion
    1 teaspoon seasoned salt
    1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
    1 (14-ounce) can beef broth


    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Put the ground beef into a mixing bowl. Measure 1/2 cup of the rice and put it in with the meat. Mix it all together with your clean hands. Form the mixture into 8 or 9 golf ball-size balls.
    3. In a large casserole dish, add the remaining rice, dried onion, salt, Italian seasoning, diced tomatoes and beef broth. Stir together with the spoon and top with the meatballs.
      Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake for about 1 hour. The rice in the meatballs will have puffed up all around the meat, and your meatballs will look like little porcupines!
      Cook’s Note: Let an adult help you remove the dish from the oven with oven mitts or hot pads. When you remove the foil, steam will come out, so be careful!


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    Baked Chicken Nuggets

    by Beth Montgomery on November 13, 2009 · 1 comment

    in Frugal Cooking, Recipes, Recipes for Babies & Kids

    This is a great way to use up some of the cereal that comes so cheap when you are a frugal shopper. I use Chex, Rice Krispies, Cheerios, Kix, Honey Nut Cheerios, or other similar cereal. Plus, it’s a healthy alternative to fried chicken nuggets.

    3 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts
    1 Cup Cereal (crushed to powder)
    1 tsp Salt
    1 TBSP Garlic
    1 tsp Paprika
    2 Eggs

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Dice chicken into bite size pieces. In a bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Mix until blended. Place eggs in a separate bowl. Dip chicken in eggs, then coat with cereal mixture. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm with dip.

    Freezer Tip: Tray freeze, then place in a freezer baggie for long term storage.

    Spice It-Up: Add some red pepper flakes to make this recipe spicy baked chicken nuggets.

    This recipe is from the archives of In Good Cents.

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    1 3/4 cups whole wheat
    2 TBSP sugar
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    2 eggs
    1 3/4 cups milk
    1/2 cup oil or melted butter
    1 tsp vanilla

    Begin by combining all the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and pour in wet. Gently stir the wet ingredients in the well, then mix with dry ingredients. Use a ladle to pour into a waffle maker. Cook until brown.

    Make It Centsible: You can use a cheaper all-purpose flour, instead of whole wheat. You can also save money by using 1/2 milk and 1/2 water in place of the 1 3/4 cup milk.

    Add Flavor: If you are just making waffles, you can substitute 1/2 of the milk for vanilla or hazelnut coffee creamer to make a flavorful waffle. You can also serve waffles with peanut butter and syrup as a delicious alternative to plain syrup.

    Waffle sandwiches are an idea I came up with when we were completely out of bread one day. It was a baking day and while the bread was still baking, my kids insisted they were too hungry to wait. I used two of the waffles I made to make sandwiches. My kids love peanut butter and jelly waffle sandwiches, but you can make any sandwich your heart desires.

    Change It Up: Make a breakfast waffle sandwich by stuffing with eggs and sausage.

    The waffle recipe in this article is from Money Saving Mom.


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