Welcome to our end of the week recap for December 3-10, 2016! Latest Recipes Featured E-Cookbook or Meal Plan Ho-ho-ho and happy holidays!‘Tis the season for yummy cookie making parties, online shopping sprees and Christmas Card preparations! I have ...

 

Christmas Lights Cookies, Home Chef Gift Guide and 12 Days of Giveaways~ Weekly Round-Up - $5 Dinners

Christmas Lights Cookies, Home Chef Gift Guide and 12 Days of Giveaways~ Weekly Round-Up

Welcome to our end of the week recap for December 3-10, 2016!

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Latest Recipes

Christmas Lights Cookies recipe from 5DollarDinners.com

Featured E-Cookbook or Meal Plan

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Ho-ho-ho and happy holidays!‘Tis the season for yummy cookie making parties, online shopping sprees and Christmas Card preparations! I have some excellent ideas for the busy home chef in your life (or even for you!) in my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. I hope you find this list helpful!

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The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways are going on right now!! From today through December 21st, we will be giving away our favorite things this holiday season every.single.day! Hop in each day through the 21st and enter to win my holiday gifts! These can be for you to keep or give away to those on your shopping list!

 

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Gluten Free Flour Blend Recipe | 5DollarDinners.com

For those who need food allergy friendly baking ingredients, holiday baking can get expensive quickly!  However, if you make your own Gluten Free Flour Blend, then you will start to see real savings.  This GF flour blend recipe can be substituted 1:1 in most baking recipes that call for regular flour. Hop over and find out how to make your own blend, how to store it and how long it will last! Happy Gluten Free Holiday Baking!

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Coupon Match-ups & Store Deals for Grocery Stores and Drugstores

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Drugstore Coupon Matchups & Best Deals – Week of December 11

Every week I’ll be posting the best deals and coupon match-ups for all products at the different national drug stores. Here are a few highlights, and links to the complete list of deals.

CVS ExtraBucks

Get $10 ECB wyb 3 participating Aveeno; Limit 1

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Aveeno Body Wash, 12 – 16 oz – $5.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.99
Final Price: $0.66
Buy 3; Use (3) $2.00/1 coupons; Includes ExtraCare savings

Get $2 ECB wyb 1 participating Bic Disposable Razor; Limit 1

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Bic Disposable Razors, 2 – 10 ct – $6.99

Includes: Select varieties

  • $2.00/1 BIC Disposable Razor Pack – 12-11-16 SS; Excludes Trial and Travel Size (exp. 01/07/17)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $4.99
Final Price: $2.99
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon; Includes ExtraCare savings

Get $2 ECB wyb 2 participating Right Guard or Dry Idea Deodorants; Limit 2

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Right Guard Deodorant – $3.50

2/$7 (or $4.19 each)Includes: Select varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: $1.00
Buy 2; Use (2) $1.50/1 coupons; Includes ExtraCare savings

Get $3 ECB wyb 2 participating Hershey’s or Cadbury’s; Limit 2

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Hershey’s Holiday Kisses, 7.8 – 10 oz – $3.00

2/$6 (or $3.79 each)

  • $1.00/1 Hershey’s Kisses, Nuggets, Miniatures or Reese’s, York, Kit Kat or Rolo Candies – 11-20-16 SS; Includes 7.8 oz or larger only (exp. 12/31/17)
  • $1.00/2 Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Nuggets, Hershey’s Miniatures, Reese’s, York, Kit Kat or Rolo – 12-4-16 SS; Includes 7.8 oz or larger only (exp. 12/25/17)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: $0.50
Buy 2; Use (2) $1.00/1 coupons; Includes ExtraCare savings

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Hershey’s Miniatures, 7.8 – 10 oz – $3.00

2/$6 (or $3.79 each)

  • $1.00/1 Hershey’s Kisses, Nuggets, Miniatures or Reese’s, York, Kit Kat or Rolo Candies – 11-20-16 SS; Includes 7.8 oz or larger only (exp. 12/31/17)
  • $1.00/2 Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Nuggets, Hershey’s Miniatures, Reese’s, York, Kit Kat or Rolo – 12-4-16 SS; Includes 7.8 oz or larger only (exp. 12/25/17)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: $0.50
Buy 2; Use (2) $1.00/1 coupons; Includes ExtraCare savings

Get $5 ECB wyb $15 in participating Quilted Northern, Angel Soft or Brawny; Limit 1

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Angel Soft Bath Tissue, 12 rolls – $5.00

3/$15

Out-of-Pocket Price: $4.55
Final Price: $2.87
Buy 3; Use (3) $0.45/1 coupons; Includes ExtraCare savings

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Brawny Paper Towels, 6 pk – $5.00

3/$15

Out-of-Pocket Price: $4.25
Final Price: $2.59
Buy 3; Use (3) $0.75/1 coupons; Includes ExtraCare savings

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Quilted Northern Ultra Plush, 9 roll – $5.00

3/$15

  • $0.25/1 Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Bath Tissue – 11-20-16 RP; Includes Double Roll, 6 ct or Larger Only (exp. 12/20/16)
  • $1.00/2 Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Bath Tissue – 11-20-16 RP; Includes Double Roll, 6 ct or Larger Only (exp. 12/20/16)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $4.59
Final Price: $2.92
Buy 3; Use $1.00/2 coupon and $0.25/1 coupon; Includes ExtraCare savings

Get $5 ECB wyb $20 in participating Tide, Downy, Gain, Bounty, Charmin, Dawn or Puffs; Limit 1

Frozen Foods

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DiGiorno Pizza, 12 in – $5.00

2/$10 (or $6.29 each)

Final Price: $3.33
Buy 3; Use B2G1 coupon

Personal Care

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Gillette Mach3 Razor, 1 ct – $5.00

2/$10 (or $8.29 each)

Final Price: $2.00
Buy 2; Use (2) $3.00/1 coupons

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Venus Razor System, 1 ct – $5.00

2/$10 (or $8.29 each)

Final Price: $2.00
Buy 2; Use (2) $3.00/1 coupons
Click here to see the complete list from CVS!

Spend $50 on participating beauty products, get 5000 points, see store for details

Walgreens Register Rewards

Buy 3 participating Aussie or Herbal Essences products, get $3 RR; Mix & Match

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Herbal Essences Hair Care – $2.66

3/$8 (or $3.49 ea)Includes: Select varieties

  • $2.00/2 Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styling Product – 12-11-16 RP; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Identical Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 12/24/16)
  • $3.00/3 Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styling Product – 12-11-16 RP; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Identical Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 12/24/16)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.66
Final Price: $0.66
Buy 3; Use $3.00/3 coupon; Includes $3 Register Rewards

Buy 4 participating Crest or Oral-B products, get $6 RR; Mix & Match

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Crest Toothbrushes – $2.99

Includes: Select varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.24
Final Price: $0.74
Buy 4; Use (4) $0.75/1 coupons; Includes $6 Register Rewards

Buy any participating Gillette Razor AND cartridges, get $5 RR; Mix & Match

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Gillette Mach 3 Razor System – $7.99

Includes: Select varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $4.99
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $3.00/1 coupon; Includes $5 Register Rewards

Personal Care

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Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.5 oz – $3.50

2/$7 (or $3.99 ea)

  • $2.00/1 Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo, Conditioner, or Treatment – 11-20-16 RP (exp. 12/17/16)
  • $2.00/1 Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo, Conditioner, or Treatment – 12-11-16 SS (exp. 01/07/17)
Final Price: $1.50
Buy 2; Use (2) $2.00/1 coupons

Pharmacy

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Zantac, 150 mg, 24 ct – $8.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $5.99
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $3.00/1 coupon; Includes Rebate from Ibotta and Checkout 51

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Zantac, 75 mg, 30 ct – $8.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $5.99
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $3.00/1 coupon; Includes Rebate from Ibotta and Checkout 51
Click here to see the complete list from Walgreens!

Rite Aid Plenti Points

Buy 1 participating Colgate, Oral-B or Glide product, Get 250 Plenti Points (=$2.50); Limit 2 Offers

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Oral-B Pro Health Manual Toothbrush, ea – $3.50

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.75
Final Price: $0.25
Buy 1; Use (1) $0.75/1 coupon; Includes 250 Plenti Points (= $2.50)

Buy 2 participating L’Oreal Hair Color Products, Get 300 Plenti Points (=$3.00); Limit 2 Offers

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L’Oreal Paris Excellence Haircolor – $8.00

2/$16.00 (or $8.49 each)Excldues: Mousse Absolute and Glam Lights

  • $2.00/1 L’Oreal Excellence or Excellence Age Perfect Haircolor Product – 11-13-16 SS (exp. 12/10/16)
  • $2.00/1 L’Oreal Superior Preference or Excellence Haircolor Product – 12-4-16 RP (exp. 12/31/16)
  • $6.00/2 L’Oreal Superior Preference or Excellence Haircolor Product – 12-4-16 RP (exp. 12/17/16)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $5.00
Final Price: $3.50
Buy 2; Use (1) $6.00/2 coupon; Includes 300 Plenti Points (= $3.00)

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L’Oreal Paris Preference Hair Color – $8.00

2/$16.00 (or $8.49 each)Excldues: Mousse Absolute and Glam Lights

Out-of-Pocket Price: $5.00
Final Price: $3.50
Buy 2; Use (1) $6.00/2 coupon; Includes 300 Plenti Points (= $3.00)

Frozen Foods

Mars or Breyers Ice Cream; Mix & Match

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Mars Snickers Ice Cream, 16 oz – $2.00

2/$4.00 (or $2.49 each)

Personal Care

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Edge Shave Gel – $2.99

  • $1.00/1 Schick Hydro, Edge, or Skintimate Shave Gel – 11-13-16 SS; Excludes 2.75 oz (exp. 12/04/16)
  • $1.00/1 Schick, Edge, or Skintimate Shave Gel – 12-4-16 SS; Excludes 2.75 oz (exp. 12/25/16)
Final Price: $1.99

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Skintimate Shave Gel – $2.99

  • $1.00/1 Schick Hydro, Edge, or Skintimate Shave Gel – 11-13-16 SS; Excludes 2.75 oz (exp. 12/04/16)
  • $1.00/1 Schick, Edge, or Skintimate Shave Gel – 12-4-16 SS; Excludes 2.75 oz (exp. 12/25/16)
Final Price: $1.99
Click here to see the complete list from Rite Aid!

I hope this helps you decide whether or not to bop into the drugstore this next week to pick up any staples!

Sale prices valid, starting this Sunday. Visit the $5 Dinners Coupon Match-Ups page for a complete list of the all coupon matchups. .

  
 

Day 1 Giveaway: MyFreezEasy Annual Membership

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The 12 Days of Giveaways STARTS NOW!!

From today through December 21st, we will be giving away our favorite things this holiday season every.single.day!

Starting with a…

MyFreezEasy Premuim Annual Membership!!!

Not sure what MyFreezEasy is all about….let me tell you!

MyFreezEasy is a dinnertime revolution.

MyFreezEasy is about freeing up time, so you can spend it doing other things you love.

MyFreezEasy is about getting organized and staying “one step ahead” of yourself in the kitchen.

MyFreezEasy is about the fast, efficient preparation of healthful and delicious meals for your freezer!

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MyFreezEasy is a member program – that gives you access to all things freezer cooking (workshops, how-tos, meal plans for Zaycon Fresh, meal plans for Costco) PLUS access to our BUILD YOUR OWN MEAL PLAN web app and mobile apps. ***YES! The mobile apps are ready for download!!!!****

Check Out the Mobile & Tablet Apps…

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{Note: mobile & tablet app can be downloaded but you must have a Premium membership to login and use the apps!}

And see how it only takes minutes to create the perfect meal plan for your family with our Web App…

 

Today, we are giving away a Premium Annual Membership to MyFreezEasy! Enter Below!

(This applies to new members and to current members. If a current member wins, they’ll get a refund! If a new member wins, they’ll get 1 year access for free!)

Giveaway Rules & Disclaimers: 1 Entry per Household – Filling in the entry form above. Winners selected at random from entries. Each winner of the daily prizes will be announced on the post for the item in which they won and will be notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to claim prize. No purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited.
  
 

Pretzel-Crusted Ranch Chicken Tenders

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Where’s the Ranch???

You might be wondering why there is ketchup pictured, and not Ranch dressing???

Look a little more closely, and you’ll see the Ranch…

It’s mixed in with the crushed pretzels. You could totes serve these with Ranch…but Ranch plus Ranch…might be too much Ranch. Or maybe there’s not such a thing as too much Ranch???

GONE. These were GONE, in minutes, when I served these to the boys.

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You make these for your little people, and my guess is that they’ll be gone too!

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Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Tenders

Adapted from: Potato Chip Chicken Tenders

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 to 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 chicken tenderloins
  • 2 cups pretzels, crushed
  • 1 packet Ranch dressing mix
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • Ketchup or Ranch dressing to dip
  • Fresh fruit, as side dish

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch glass baking dish.
  • In a shallow bowl or platter, combine the crushed pretzels and Ranch dressing mix.
  • In another shallow bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together.
  • Dip each chicken tenderloin into the eggs, then the pretzels and then place into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve Pretzel-Crusted Ranch Chicken Tenders with dipping sauce and some fruit.

P.S. Easy to make gluten-free with gluten-free pretzels!

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Maple-Iced Apple Pie Bars

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Please pardon the i-phone picts. 

These babies were the hit of our family’s Thanksgiving dinner! We were attending the meal with extended family and I decided that I needed more than a pie plate for the larger crowd.

So, I ended up making apple pie bars…and then added a maple-tinted icing to the top, just before serving! (Want to take these to the next level? Add ice cream or whipped topping!)

Here’s how these go down…in the event that you decide you make these for your next holiday feast…and you just need more dessert (or, let’s be honest with ourselves here, you want there to be more leftover…so you can have pie for breakfast. No judgment from me, been there…done that!)

First, these are made in a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Second, you’re going to need 4 pie crusts – 2 to cover the bottom of the baking dish, 2 for the top.

Third, you could use canned apple pie blend. Or you can make your own. (I prefer to make my own…especially since we’re adding a sweet glaze on top. Canned apple pie with glaze might be too much sweetness…if that’s possible.)

Pinch the edges together, but don’t totally seal them. Since we aren’t adding slits, there needs to be a little room for steam escape.

The end result…dessert (and breakfast) perfection!!!

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Maple-Iced Apple Pie Bars

Adapted from: Lovely Little Kitchen

Yield – 12 dessert servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 refrigerated pie crusts (or make your own pie crusts)
  • 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 6 – 1 tsp pads of butter
  • Icing
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp milk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place 2 pie crusts into the base of the baking dish, covering all of the inside of the dish. Peel off and press crust around to all is covered with crust.
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss the sliced apples with lemon juice. Toss in the flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger. Mix well and then pour into the base of the baking dish. Add the 6 tabs of butter on top of the apples.
  • Place the other 2 pie crusts on top and trim and gently press together, so covers the apples. Then crimp together the edges, leaving a little room for steam to escape.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature.
  • In a small bowl, make the icing by combining the melted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, maple syrup and milk. Add a little more milk (1/8 to 1/4 tsp) if you wish for a thinner icing. Spoon the icing into a plastic baggie. Snip off a tiny piece of the corner and then criss-cross glaze the bars.
  • Serve Maple-Iced Apple Pie Bars at room temperature, warmed or chilled.
  
 
 
   
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