The Best Peanut Butter Bars

peanut butter barsEvery summer at our yearly neighborhood barbecue, it has become a tradition for me to make and bring peanut butter bars. One year when I didn’t bring peanut butter bars, I had a few people who were disappointed because they were looking forward to eating them. Since that time, I have brought peanut butter bars every year to the neighborhood barbecue. This past week, I made a new peanut butter bar recipe and I love them even more than my other recipe! This peanut butter bar recipe is definitely one that you’ll want to keep on hand.  Here is how to make the Best Peanut Butter Bars:

 

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Bunny Paw Print Cookies

 

Bunny Paw Prints Cookies Easter

Since Easter is coming up soon, my kids and I decided to make a treat together that we could eat and also that we could share with others. We made these Bunny Paw Print Cookies and they turned out so yummy! Plus, the cookies were so soft, and they had just the right amount of icing to make them taste declicious. And my kids really enjoyed rolling the dough into small balls and making the indents on the cookies after they were baked.

 

The recipe to the Bunny Paw Print Cookies is below, but here are a few tips: Once you make the dough, you’ll use a Tablespoon measuring spoon of dough and roll it in a ball to make the foot of the paw print. Then make three toes by using a teaspoon measuring spoon and rolling 3 separate teaspoons of dough into balls. Place the three small dough balls next to the large dough ball on a cookie sheet. (I only placed 6 paw prints per cookie sheet.) Using two fingers slightly flattened the larger dough ball. This will help it bake more evenly. Continue rolling out balls of dough for the paw prints until all the dough is gone.

Bake the cookies at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes, no longer. Remove from the oven and immediately use a Tablespoon measuring spoon to make an indent on the foot of the cookies by pressing down and a teaspoon measuring spoon to make an indent on the toes of the cookies by pressing down. Then use the icing recipe below to add icing to the indents.

 

They turned out really cute! Here is the recipe how to make Bunny Paw Print Cookies:

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Navajo Tacos and Indian Fry Bread

 

 

I love eating Navajo Tacos, also known as Indian Fry Bread. I especially have a lot of fond memories eating them on campouts. And after I eat one or two Navajo Tacos (because they are so good), then I always eat another one with honey butter on the fry bread. It is delicious! If you have never had honey butter on Indian Fry Bread, then you need to try it!

Here’s how to make Navajo Tacos and Indian Fry Bread:

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How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers Video Tutorial

Tissue Paper Flowers

How to make easy tissue paper flowers is one of my most popular posts. Now that it is spring and with summer coming up soon, I decided to make a video about how to make tissue paper flowers. Watch this tissue paper flower video tutorial to add spring decor around the house. It’s also a perfect gift for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day or to give to someone special to say you love them.

You’ll need these items:

  • 5 sheets of tissue paper cut to 7″x 12″ (This is just one size. You can make them larger or smaller as desired.)
  • Pipe cleaner, wire, or twist tie
  • Scissors

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*HOT* $20 Off Six Sisters’ Stuff Menu Plan Code

six sisters menu plan

I was corresponding with Six Sisters’ Stuff about their new menu plan, and I am SO EXCITED to let you know that I have an exclusive $20 off code for the first year of a Six Sisters’ Stuff Menu Plan that is just for Saving Cent by Cent readers. Use the promo code SAVE20 at checkout to get a year of weekly menu plans from Six Sisters’ Stuff for as low as $28 for the first year, which comes out to be only $2.33 a month! This is an amazing deal! This promo code is only valid through Friday, March 17, 2017, so you’ll need to hurry to get this deal.

I’ve mentioned this before, but meal planning will save you money on groceries. And Six Sisters’ Stuff Menu Plan will help you out with dinner each night and save you money because you’ll have a plan of what you need to purchase, as well as a shopping list, before you go grocery shopping. And the Six Sisters’ Stuff recipes are delicious! Keep in mind that this would be a great present to give to a mother, sister or friend for a birthday or holiday.

Six Sisters’ Stuff has four different menu plans to choose from:

  • Menu Plan Membership – Serves 6-8
  • Smaller Family Menu Plan – Serves 2-4
  • Gluten-Free Menu Plan – Serves 4-6
  • Healthy Menu Plan – Serves 6-8

With all four of the menu plan options, you’ll receive a week’s worth of meals at a glance, which includes 6 main dish recipes, 2 side dish recipes and 2 dessert recipes or 1 snack/treat recipe. And in addition to getting a menu plan, you’ll also receive a detailed shopping list of what to buy each week.

Just by having a week’s worth of meals planned out and by sticking with a shopping list, you will be able to save hundreds of dollars on your groceries each month. And for those of us that are really busy, spending the $2.33 a month to receive these weekly meals plans from Six Sisters’ Stuff is worth the time and money, especially if you can make “What’s for dinner?” easier on you. Head over here to Six Sisters’ Stuff Menu Plan and use the code SAVE20 to give it a try!

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies Dessert

Since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, I decided to make a treat for my kids. I chose these Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies, and they turned out yummy. My kids loved the green coloring in the brownie. You can change out the green food coloring for a different holiday. Here is the recipe to make these Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies.

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7 Make Ahead Freezer Meals

make ahead freezer mealsI love having make ahead freezer meals on hand especially on busy days when I don’t have much time to make dinner. If I have easy dinner ideas I can pull out of the freezer, this saves me from running to the store at the last minute or going to the drive-thru to purchase fast food. It takes time to plan and make freezer meals, but in the long run it saves you time and money.

I’ll admit that when I was planning out a week of freezer meals, I thought I would have time on one day to get all these freezer meals completed. Well, guess what? Life happened, and every day when I was trying to do the freezer meals, I would make one freezer meal and then that’s all the time I had. So I’ve learned that for me and my crazy schedule, I can only plan to make one or two freezer meals a day. And since most of the freezer meals make a double batch, I usually used one of the freezer meals for dinner that night and then I froze the other one. So for those of you busy moms like me, try only doing a few at a time like I did.

If you would like to receive a FREE printable copy of all 7 freezer meals below, CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP and I’ll send it to you.

 

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Below are 7 make ahead freezer meals that my family enjoys eating.

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Zaycon Fresh: Purchase Chicken for As Low As $1.52 lb!

Zaycon Fresh has boneless skinless chicken breasts on sale! For current Zaycon customers, use the promo code DEAL167 to get 12% off chicken, which makes the chicken just $1.67 lb! This code is valid through March 6, 2017. If you are a new Zaycon customer, use the promo code BL20 to get 20% off your order of chicken, which will come out to be $1.52 lb! This code is valid through March 31st.

Zaycon sells food products by the case and delivers the meat to your area fresh (not frozen) direct from the processing farm in a matter of days, not weeks like most supermarkets and warehouse clubs.

For those of you new to Zaycon, here is how it works:

  • First, head over to Zaycon’s site, register, and select the meat you want to purchase.
  • Then choose the location nearest you where the Zaycon Fresh refrigerated truck will be delivering. Zaycon delivers to more than 1,200 locations across the U.S.
  • Purchase the chicken online and be sure to use the promo code. The chicken comes in a 40 lb. box. Ordering in bulk is a great way to save money on meat. If you feel 40 lbs. of chicken is too much for your family, then go in on this deal with a family or friend, and split up the chicken between you.
  • Drive to the Zaycon location you chose on the specific date and time listed, which is about 2-3 months out, to pick up your chicken.

 

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A Day in the Life of a Mom Blogger

 

I thought you might like to have a glimpse into my day in the life of a mom blogger and see how I manage the days with my kids, keep the house clean, feed my family meals and run a blog. Most days are busy at the Park house. Leave a comment and let me know what your days are like.

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Utah Giveaway: Free Airbrush Tanning

I was talking with my friend, Melissa, a few weeks ago and I  found out that she specializes in custom airbrush tanning. She does a great job of giving people a natural looking sunless tan (as you can see in the photos). Airbrush tanning allows you to have a controlled level of detail, shading and customization for your skin without the tan lines, streaks or turning orange, like what some store-purchased self tanner spray bottles do to your skin. Plus, airbrush tanning is a healthy alternative to tanning in the sun or in a tanning bed.

An airbrush tan would be perfect for vacations, proms, dance/cheer competitions, engagement photos, weddings, or if you just want a nice looking tan. Melissa does wedding parties and tanning parties, so if you have a group of eight people or more, she will come to you. Contact her at 435-313-4681 for specials and group discounts.

An airbrush tan lasts approximately 7-10 days, and the cost is as follows:

  • Women’s full body – $25
  • Men’s full body – $35
  • Face Only – $10
  • Arms Only – $10
  • Legs Only – $10

For those of you who would like to try an airbrush tan, mention Saving Cent by Cent to Melissa and you’ll receive 10% off an airbrush tan. This 10% discount is only good through March 31, 2017. Melissa also has a deal that when you buy 9 tans, you will get one free. Contact Melissa at 435-313-4681 to schedule an appointment, and also check out her Airbrush Tanning by Melissa Facebook page.

 

Photo: Miss Utah Contestant

 

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