Thursday, January 7, 2010

Frugal Tip: Make Brownie Bites at Home

My family loves brownie bites! For some reason I enjoy these so much more than brownies made in a 9 x 13 pan. I was first introduced to them years ago when purchasing a container of them in the bakery department of my local grocery store. The container contained only sixteen brownie bites and was priced at $4.49. A little high for something I could eat by myself in one sitting. lol :)

I'm much more frugal now and simply refuse to pay such a steep price. So, I've been making my own brownie bites at home. All you need is a mini muffin pan and box of brownie mix. Prepare the brownie mix as directed on the package and fill each muffin cup up with batter. I find it is best to grease the muffin cups to avoid the brownies sticking to the pan.

am able to get approximately 30 brownie bites from one box. I've been using up the brownie mixes that I purchased HERE for .50 cents. For my investment of .50 cents, I am able to get twice as many brownie bites for a fraction of the cost.

This post is being linked to Thrifty Thursday at Coupon Teacher.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Martin's: $2.00 off $5.00 Produce Coupon

I received the January newsletter from Martin's today and was pleased to find a coupon for $2.00 off your $5.00 produce purchase. Go HERE to print the coupon which expires on January 23, 2010. As you know, fresh produce can be very expensive during the winter months and this coupon will certainly help reduce the cost.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Weis: Holiday Baking Cups for .15 cents

I headed to Weis this afternoon for bread and was pleased to find snowman baking cups marked 90% off. I purchased four packages and paid .60 cents---just .15 cents each. These will come in handy for winter baking. Have you found any really good deals on holiday items at your local grocery stores?

Happy New Year

This past year was another wonderful year for my family. I hope 2010 brings you happiness, health and success. Happy New Year!