Tobins' Tastes: December 2011

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Weight Watchers Frozen Butterfingers Pie


Have you tried my Butterfingers Cake recipe yet? If you have you know that while it is amazingly good, it must have one million calories per slice. So I decided to look for something along the same flavor lines but a little lighter. This Weight Watchers version (adapted from Pinterest) of Butterfingers Pie does the trick. It was light and very satisfying without being too crazy bad for you. And it let me use some of the Cool Whip I have stocked up from the holiday sales. According to the recipe I adapted it from, it is 3 points (the old ones not points plus) per serving.

After making it, I have a few suggestions. Make sure that the Cool Whip is completely thawed before trying to mix and spread it. It was difficult to get it to spread evenly over the graham crackers while still a little frozen. You may want to crush the candy bar in the wrapper then just cut off the top to sprinkle it out. We also found that the longer it is in the freezer the better it tastes. We ate it last night a few hours after it was made and it was very good but it was even better tonight.

Weight Watchers Butterfingers Pie
  • 8 graham crackers
  • 1 tub of fat free Cool Whip
  • 1 Butterfingers Bar
  • Reduced Fat Chocolate Syrup (the kind in the squeeze bottle was easier to control the amount)
  • Sugar Free Caramel Sauce (I also used the squeeze bottle, much easier to portion than the jar)
1. Lightly spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray. Lay graham crackers on the bottom.


2. Mix together half the crushed Butterfingers and the Cool Whip and spread over the graham crackers.


3. Lightly drizzle the chocolate syrup and the caramel sauce over the Cool Whip mixture and top with the remaining crushed Butterfingers.


4. Freeze for at least 4 hours. Cut into 9 even portions before serving.

I jazzed up the plate for picture taking purposes. We clearly don't do that on a regular basis in our house.


Enjoy!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Couponing Our Way To A New Camera Update

Here is a little update on our progress in couponing our way to a new, higher end camera. We currently have $40 in Target gift cards to put towards our goal.
Here is where they came from:
  • $10 gift card: Ebates.com - cash back site, new users, click through this link and you can earn a $10 gift card if you make a purchase through Ebates in your first three months, mine came in the mail yesterday. I have also earned $41 in cash back (deposited into Pay Pal or sent in a check) since I started using Ebates 2 months ago.

  • $25 gift card: MyPoints.com, earn points for reading emails and shopping online, redeem points for gift cards

  • $5 gift card: earned through an in store promotion

It may not seem like much but it has barely been a month since we set this goal and I have also not been doing much Target shopping (to earn the promo cards) since we are pretty well stocked and putting money towards our house renovation projects. And since it is all "found money", I am excited to be saving for a camera without taking out of our pay checks : )

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Publix Trip 1/19- Saved 83%!



Free gum!


This week was the first time since I started couponing that I actually did not "need" anything. If I had not been able to get to the grocery store this week we would have been just fine with our frozen chicken, frozen veggies, Smart Balance milk and Egg Whites supplemented by our stockpile. When I told Justin that he said he was really starting to see how much couponing is paying off and he said that I should just skip the store this week. However, there were some good deals I could not pass up adding to our stockpile and since I only spent $21 total, I don't feel too bad about it : )


I finally found the Gas-X money maker deal and also snagged a decent number of freebies. I saved 83% so all in all it was a great week for me.


Here is the breakdown of today's trip:
Total retail value: $127.97
Spent: $21.96
Total saved: $106.01
Percent saved: 83%


Here is what I got with coupon/sale match ups:
  • 6 boxes of Gas-X, retails for $2.49 each (we don't use/need them but they will get donated)
    • Used three $5/2 Publix coupons from the Green Advantage flyer
    • Stacked with three $3/2 manufacturer coupons from the 1/8 SS
    • Made them all FREE plus $9 total in overage
  • 3 cans of Muir Glen diced tomatoes, retails for $1.68, on sale for $1.33
    • Used three .75 cents off printables from coupons.com
    • Stacked with a $2/3 Publix coupon from the Yellow Advantage flyer
    • Made them all FREE plus .26 cents total in overage

  •  7 packs of UP2U gum, retails for .99 cents each
    • Used seven $1 off coupons from the 1/1 SS
    • Made them all FREE
  • 4 bottles of Sambazon Acai juice, retails for $2.99
    • Used two free product coupons from Facebook
    • Stacked with two BOGO free coupons from Facebook
    • Made them all FREE
  • 2 tubes of Colgate toothpaste, retails for $3.47, on sale for $2.39 each
    • Used two $1 off manufacturer coupons from a brand email
    • Stacked with two $1 off Target coupons from the Hi Coupons mailer
    • Made them .39 cents each
  • 4 pouches of Starkist tuna, retails for $1.39, on sale for $1
    • Used two $1/2 Publix coupons from the Find Yourself in Good Health booklet
    • Wish I had saved some of my man. coupons but oh well...
    • Made them .50 cents each
  • 3 bottles of Ken's Dressing, retails for $2.24, on sale for $1.09 each
    • Used a B2G1 free coupon from the 1/8 SS
    • Made them .72 cents each
  • 4 boxes of Kleenex, retails for $2.03 each, on sale for $1.25
    • Used two $1/2 Publix coupons from the Start Your Year Off With Big Savings Kimberly Clark booklet
    • Made them .75 cents each

  • 2 bags of Chex mix, retails for $2.59, on sale BOGO ($1.29 each)
    • Used two .60 cents off printables from bettycrocker.com
    • Made them .69 cents each

  • 2 packages of Crystal Light, retails for $4.05, on sale for $2.00 each
    • Used a $1/2 from an in store blinkie
    • Made them $1.50 each

  • 2 jars of Newman's Own Salsa, retails for $2.59 each, on sale for $2.00 each
    • Used two .50 cents off printables from coupons.com
    • Made them $1.50 each

  • 2 bottles of Pompian Olive Oil, retails for $.5.99 each, on sale BOGO ($2.99 each)
    • Used two $1 off printables from the brand's website
    • Made them $1.99 each

  • 2 packages of Velveeta Cheese, retails for $4.39 each, on sale BOGO ($2.19 each)
    • Used a $1 off coupon from the Kraft HSN booklet
    • Made them $1.69 each

  • 2 jars of Hellman's Mayonnaise, retails for $5.41 each
    • BOGO made them $2.76 each
  • 1 dozen eggs, retails for $2.87
    • On sale, $2.29 out of coupons : (

  • 2 bags of Honey Gold baby potatos, retails for $3.99 each
    • BOGO, made them $1.99 each
Did you find any great deals this week? Have questions about couponing? Make sure to submit your questions to be answered in future blog posts!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Loaded Baked Potato Soup a'la Cooking Light



I was so impressed with how good this soup was. The picture definitely doesn't do it justice. I am planning on making it again in the next few days so I will attempt to get a better shot of it. This is a recipe adapted from Cooking Light magazine and it was so flavorful I could not tell it was lightened up at all.

We left off the bacon and I forgot to get the scallions for the topping but it was still delicious. I am going to try and substitute plain Greek yogurt for the reduced fat sour cream next time and see if it is still as good.

Here is the easy recipe. 

Loaded Baked Potato Soup adapted from Cooking Light
  • 24 oz of red or gold potatoes, I just used a bag of the microwavable ones
  •  2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 1% low-fat milk, divided
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 bacon slices, halved (for topping)
  • shredded cheddar cheese (for topping)
  • 4 teaspoons thinly sliced green onions (for topping)
1) Pierce potatoes with a fork. Microwave on HIGH until tender. Let cool slightly and cut into bite sized pieces.




2) While potatoes cook, heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk; add to pan with 1 1/2 cups milk. Bring to a boil; stir often. Cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream, salt, and pepper.



3) Return to heat and stir in potatoes. Cook until thickened. Top with bacon, cheese and scallions as desired.

Enjoy!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Taco Pie


 I don't eat beef and I don't like Doritos (Justin argues I am un-American), but I love Taco Pie. I was a really picky eater growing up (still am) but this is one of my mom's recipes that I loved/still love. It is really easy too.  We pair it with a big salad and call it a meal.

Taco Pie:
  • 1 roll of refrigerated crescent roll dough (I actually think the reduced fat ones work best, less greasy)
  • 1 bag of Doritos
  • 2 pounds of lean ground beef
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • water (half what the packet says)
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 2 cups of shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella (or more if you like)
1) Spray the bottom of a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and roll out the crescent dough to completely cover the bottom.


2) Cover the crescent roll dough with 1 cup of crushed Doritos.



3) Brown the ground beef and then drain. Add taco seasoning and the water (half of what the packet says to use). Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the sour cream and mix well.


4) Pour the ground beef over the crescent roll dough.


5) Top with shredded cheeses.


6) Completely cover with crushed Doritos.


7) Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until top is browned and sides are bubbling. Let is sit for about 5 minutes before trying to cut and serve.


Enjoy!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Publix Trip 1/12



It was another interesting week for me at Publix. A decent amount of the things on my well planned out list were either out of stock or not priced or sized right to fit with advertised sales or coupons. I ended up not getting close to ten items on my list but I still stayed well within budget so I didn't mind too much.


I only spent $36 today and that included a few non sale/no coupons items that we wanted or needed for meals. Last week I ended up being around $50 total since I did go back to buy the lean ground beef on sale and 2 packs of the BOGO boneless, skinless chicken breasts. So I think 2012's grocery shopping has started out way better than it did in 2011. We were spending almost $100 a week on groceries alone, no stockpile or health and beauty items included.


Here is the breakdown of this week's trip:
Total retail value: $113.36
Total spent: $36.46
Total saved: $76.90
Percent Saved: 67%

Here is what I got with coupon match ups:
  • 4 Four packs of Dannon Activia yogurt, retails for $2.50 each, on sale for $2.00
  • 1 package of Udi's gluten free muffins, retails for $5.99
    • Used a coupon for a free Udi's product from a Facebook promotion
    • Made it FREE
  • 4 packets of Sunbird Seasonings, retails for .99 cents each, on sale for .95 cents each
    • Used two BOGO free printables from coupons.com
    • Stacked with two $1 off printables from coupons.com
    • Made them all free plus .10 cents of overage
  • 2 packets of Kikkoman seasoning, retails for .99 cents, on sale for .89 cents each
    • Used two $1 off printables from SmartSource.com
    • Made them all FREE plus .22 cents of overage
  • 1 bottle of Kikkoman Soy Sauce, retails for $1.29
  • 2 cans of Muir Glen organic tomato sauce, retails for .89 cents each
  • 4 pouches of Starkist tuna, retails for $3.19 each, BOGO ($1.59 each)
    • Used four .50 cents off printables from the Starkist Facebook page
    • Made them $1.09 each
  • 2 boxes of Green Giant Frozen veggies, retails for $1.99 each, BOGO (.99 cents each)
    • Used a .50/2 printable coupon
    • Made them .74 cents each
  • 2 boxes of VitaMuffins, retails for $4.49 each
    • No coupons but these are amazing and they never go on sale or have coupons
    • BOGO, made them $2.24 each
  • 2 bags of Ricola cough drops, retails for $1.79 each, BOGO (.89 cents each)
    • Used a $1/2 coupon from the 1/1 SS
    • Made them .39 cents each
  • 2 boxes of Progresso chicken broth, retails for $2.59 each, BOGO ($1.30 each)
    • Used a .75/2 coupon from the 12/11 SS
    • Made them .92 cents each
  • 2 half gallons of Smart Balance Milk, retails for $3.99, on sale for $2.50 each
    • Used two $1.50 off coupons from the 11/20 SS
    • Made them $1.00 each
  • 1 box of Slim Fast Snack bars, retails for $3.99
    • On sale 25% off
    • Made them $2.99
  • 4 four packs of Slim Fast Shakes (they have turned out to be a great breakfast), retails for $5.99 each
    • Used two BOGO free coupons from the 1/1 SS
    • Stacked with two $1.50 off one printable coupon
    • Made them $2.24 for each four pack
  • 2 Clean & Clear face washes, retails for $4.39, on sale for $3.51
    • Used two $2 off coupons from the 1/8 SS
    • Made them $1.51 each
  • 2 bags of baby red potatoes, $1.99 each
    • Went into the Cooking Light Baked Potato Soup, which was amazing, recipe soon
  • 1 package of Martin's Potato Rolls, $3.49
    • We love these, anyone know where to find coupons on them?
I used these match ups to plan my trip and the sale goes through this upcoming Wednesday. Comment if you found any good unadvertised sales!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Garbage Cookies



 When I first read about this idea for a cookie in Food Network Magazine back in early May, I knew I had to make them. Well six months has passed and I constantly thought about making them but never really quite got around to them.

I finally made them after Christmas and they were a big hit. I call them garbage cookies because I basically took the left overs from my holiday baking ingredients and made them into a cookie.

These cookies can be made with anything really but my favorite version (I have made them more than once since Christmas...) has pretzel M&M's, Heath bar toffee pieces and Ghiradelli's dark chocolate chunks. You may be able to tell from the red and green that I used M&M's from the Target Christmas clearance aisle : )

Here is the extremely easy and extremely delicious recipe.

Food Network Inspired Garbage Cookies
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 to 2 cups of pretzel M&M's (I used most of the bag)
  • 1 cup dark/bittersweet chocolate chips or chunks (I just used the rest of the bag)
  • 1 cup of toffee pieces (again, I just used what I had left in the bag)
  1. Cream butter and both sugars. I used my stand mixer but you could use a hand one too.
  2. Beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add salt, vanilla and eggs. Beat until well combined.
  4. Add in the pretzel M&M's. Mix (in stand mixer with paddle attachment, I wouldn't try with a hand beater) to slightly crush M&M's.
  5. Slowly add in flour and baking soda on low speed until just combined.
  6. Stir in (by hand) the chocolate and the toffee pieces.
  7. I used a cookie scoop to make tablespoon sized balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (toffee can get really sticky and make a huge mess if you don't use parchment)
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Let them cool before transferring them to a wire rack.

Enjoy!



Friday, January 6, 2012

CVS Trip 1/4: Saved 85%

It's been a few weeks since I have felt the need to hit up a CVS sale but with the possibility of free lip balm I had to stop by my local store and check out the deals this week. I only ended up spending $4.37 out of pocket for $28.51 worth of stuff. It was a good week for me to start off with because I already had $2.50 in ECB from my quarterly rewards from last Oct.-Dec.

Here is how my two transactions broke down.


Transaction #1 $2.20


Transaction #1:
  • 4 Nivea Lip Balms: retails for $3.39 each
    • On sale for $2.50 each- Made it $10.70 total
    • Used two $3/2 coupons from the 1/1 RP
    • Used my $2.50 quarterly rewards ECB's
    • Made it $2.20 out of pocket
      • Earned $5 ECB's for spending $10 in Nivea products


Transaction #2: $2.87



Transaction #2
  • 3 Aussie/Herbal Essence Shampoos, retails for $3.99 each
    • On sale for $9.99/3 or $3.33 each
    • Used three $1 off coupons from the 1/1 P&G
  • 2 cans of Bumble & Bumble Tuna, retails for $1.49 each, on sale .59 cents each
  • Used my $5 ECB's from transaction #1
  • Made it $2.87 out of pocket with tax

Finally Trying Spaghetti Squash


I have been wanting to make our own spaghetti squash for a really long time. I first tried it at my friend Carrie's wedding and I was amazed at how good it was. We finally got around to making it this week and it was as good as I remembered. It is also something that you can make a lot of different ways so I am looking forward to making it again soon.

We had to look around to find spaghetti squash at a decent price. We ended up buying ours at a local vegetable stand because they had the freshest looking squash and the best prices.

Here is how we did it:

  1. Cut your squash in half. It was really hard to cut but chopping off the ends made it a little easier.


2. Clean out the seeds and the insides with a spoon.


3. Brush insides with olive oil and I seasoned mine with Italian seasonings. You can also season with a little brown sugar.


4. Roast for 45 mins to an hour at 400 degrees. Edges will probably get golden brown and the insides should pull away easily with a fork.


5. Use a fork to shred/pull the insides away from the skin. They should form spaghetti like strands.


6. We tossed ours with a little butter, olive oil, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese.


Serve warm. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

First 2012 Publix Trip


This week's Publix trip did not turn out like I planned it but I am definitely still happy with the outcome. I was very excited to hit up the "New Year's Resolution" sales but for some reason the Publix I went to (usually my favorite) had alot of strange sales going on that didn't really match up with the advertised sales. I seem to be stuck at 70% savings (which is fine with me) as I saved 71% this week.

My shopping list probably looks a little weird because it is a really random assortment of things. I found a lot of last minute deals with my coupons so I decided to take advantage of them. I had hoped to get some chicken for $1.99 a pound but my Publix had some strange BOGO chicken sale that I had never seen before and I was too overwhelmed to do the math and figure out if it was still a good price. I will probably go back this week and get some as well as some of the ground beef on sale. For now, we will continue to work on the frozen meat we have from stocking up before the holidays.

Make sure you check out my giveaway of Simply Delicious Inspirations booklets!

Here is the breakdown of this week's trip:

Total retail value: $107.20
Total spent: $30.63
Total saved: $76.57
Percent saved: 71%

Here is the list with coupon match ups:
  • 4 boxes of Nancy Frozen Appetizers, retails for $3.99, on sale for $3.50 each
    • Used four $1 off coupons from 12/4 SS
    • Used two Target coupons (from a newspaper insert) for $5 off any two Nancy's products
    • Made them all FREE
  • 4 package of Zephryhills water bottles, retails for $2.99 each, on sale BOGO ($1.49 each)
  • 2 cans of Muir Glen organic tomato sauce, retails for .89 cents each
  • 1 package of Kashi waffles, retails for $3.39, on sale for $3.00
  • 2 bags of Pop Chips, retails for $2.99 each, on sale for $2.50 each
    • Used a BOGO free coupon from WW magazine
    • Paired with a $1 off printable from their facebook page
    • Made them .75 cents each
  • 2 bags of Family Size Tostitos and a jar of Tostitos salsa, chips retail for $4.99 each and salsa retails for $3.49
    • Chips were BOGO ($2.49 each)
    • Used a Publix store coupon for $2.00 off salsa when you buy 2 family size bags of chips
    • Paired with a tearpad coupon for a free jar of salsa when you buy 2 bags of chips (my store let me combine them)
    • Made it $2.99 for both bags and the salsa
  • 3 cartons of Cystal Farms All Whites egg product, retails for $2.50, on sale for $2.00
    • Used three AllYou.com printables for $1 off
    • Made them $1.00 each
  • 2 packages of Slim Fast ready to drink shakes, (I am attempting to find something easy and that I like to eat for breakfast...) retails for $5.99 each
    • Used a BOGO free coupon from the 1/1 SS
    • Paired with a $1.60 off two coupon from Target.com
    • Made them $2.20 each
  • 2 Lean Cuisine frozen entrees, retails for $3.59 each, on sale $2.00 each
    • Used a $1/2 printable coupon from Target.com a long time ago
    • Made them $1.50 each
  • 4 boxes of Ronzoni Healthy Harvest and Whole Wheat pasta, retails for $1.89 each
    • Sadly no more coupons left in my binder for Ronzoni
    • BOGO made them .94 cents each
  • 2 cans of Quaker oatmeal, retails for $2.93 each
    • BOGO made them $1.47 each
  • 2 tubs of Digiorno cheese, retails for $4.79 each
    • BOGO made them $2.39 each
This week's sale cycle runs through next Wednesday so you have plenty of time to shop.


Did you find any good sales? Comment with deals and questions. Also make sure you check out my giveaway of Simply Delicious Inspirations booklets!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Last Publix Trip Of 2011: Saved $100!


My last Publix shopping trip of 2011 was an amazing one. I had a decent amount of high value coupons that all expired on 12/31 so I decided to take advantage of some of those and get a few things. There were also some good deals combining coupons from the Publix savings booklets with some manufacturer and Target coupons that I had so I was able to get trash bags, toilet paper, Clorox wipes and some more Solo cups for the stockpile too. Thanks to some great sales on chicken, eggs, milk and frozen veggies in the last few weeks we didn't need any real fresh items so I was able to spend more of my weekly grocery budget (I like to be under $50 for the week) on other items.

Since this will be my first January couponing, I am really excited to take advantage of the beginning of the year sales and coupons on fresh and healthy products. I am also excited for coupon inserts to reappear in our papers this Sunday.

Here is the breakdown of this week's trip:

Total Retail Value: $145.09
Spent: $44.36
Saved: $100.57
Percent Saved: 70%

Here are the highlights with coupon match ups:
  • 4 packages of Clorox wipes, retails for $2.99, on sale for $2.00 each
    • Used four $1 off manufacturer coupons from the Publix All The Trimmings booklet
    • Stacked with two $1/2 coupons from Target.com
    • Made them .50 cents each
  • 2 Febreeze Set & Refresh Air Fresheners, retails for $2.99 each, on clearance for $1.50 each
  • 2 Febreeze Air Freshener Sprays, retails for $2.99 each, on clearance for $1.50 each
  • 2 tubes of Bengay Cold Therapy, retails for $8.99, on sale for $5.99
    • Used two $5 off manufacturer coupons from the 9/11 SS
    • Made them .99 cents each
  • 2 (150) count bottles of Tums, retails for $4.77, on sale for $3.50 each
    • Used two $1.50 off Publix coupons from the Winter Family Savings booklet
    • Stacked with a $1/2 manufacturer coupon from 11/13 RP
    • Made them $1.50 each
  • 4 packages of Wholly Guacamole, retails for $3.59 each, on sale for $2.99 each
    • Used two BOGO free coupons from the Wholly Holiday promotion
    • Paired with the two $1 off coupons they sent with those BOGO coupons
    • Made them .99 cents each
  • 2 jars of Pace Salsa, retails for $2.79 each, BOGO ($1.39 each)
    • Used a .55/2 printable coupon
    • Made them $1.12 each
  • 4 bags of Chex Mix, retails for $2.59 each, BOGO ($1.29 each)
    • Used two .50/2 coupons from the 12/11 SS
    • Made them $1.04 each
  • 4 assorted packages of Solo Cups, retails for $3.29 each, BOGO (1.64 each)
    • Used four .75 cents off coupons from the 12/4 SS
    • Paired with two $1/2 Publix coupon from the Winter Savings booklet
    • Made them .39 cents each
  • 2 bottles of A-1 steak sauce, retails for $3.39 a bottle, BOGO ($1.69 each)
  • 1 carton of Crystal Farms All Whites egg product, retails for $2.50, on sale for $2.00
    • Used a $1 off manufacturer coupon from the January Issue of All You Magazine (see sidebar for info on that magazine, tons of coupons!)
    • Stacked with a .75 cents off Publix coupon from the Publix Winter Savings booklet
    • Made it .25 cents
  • 1 package of Glad Trash Bags 78 count, retails for $11.79, on sale for $9.99
    • Used a $1.50 off Catalina that printed at Target
    • Used a Publix coupon for FREE Glad Sandwich bags when you buy Glad trash bags from the Publix All The Trimmings booklet
    • Also had a $2 off any trash bags purchase when you buy Angel Soft toilet paper
    • Made them $6.49 plus FREE sandwich bags
  • 1 packages of Angel Soft toilet paper, retails for $6.15, on sale for $5.00
    • Used  .50 cent off coupon from the 11/13 RP
    • Made it $4.50 (plus I got $2 off my trash bags)
  • 1 bag of Publix salad, retails for $3.09, on sale for $2.00
  • 10 Yoplait yogurts, retails for .67 cents each (not on sale but we needed them)
    • Used a $1/10 manufacturer coupon from the 11/13 SS
    • Stacked with a $1/10 Target.com printable
    • Made them .47 cents each

Hope that you are having an amazing end to 2011! I promise to get back on track with regular blogging once the craziness of the holidays ends next week : )

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Weight Watchers Inspired Honey Crunch Oven Baked Chicken



I have tried alot of recipes for oven baked chicken and while many of them have been good none of them really end up being that crispy. This recipe is simple, delicious and stays surprisingly crunchy. I am also amazed at how juicy the chicken stayed. It has very simple steps and ingredients and it is something you can adapt in alot of different ways. 

Weight Watchers Inspired Honey Crunch Oven Baked Chicken
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Corn Flakes or any types of flake cereal, can be tried with a Fiber One type cereal too
  • Light Honey Mustard Dressing (I used Newman's Own)
1) I pounded out the chicken breasts to make them easier to cook.


2) Coat the chicken in the honey mustard dressing. Shake off excess dressing.

3) Bread the chicken in crushed up corn flakes.


4) Bake at 350 degrees until the chicken is cooked all the way through. If the corn flake coating starts to burn before the chicken is fully cooked try covering it in foil while it finishes cooking. 



5. I topped the chicken with a little dressing for more flavor. 


Enjoy!
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