popsicle lindsey

 Homemade Popsicle Recipes

In summertime homemade popsicle’s are SO yummy!  Pictured is #11 Lemondade Strawberry Blueberry Pops.  The twins like these yogurt pops and they are super easy, but I have been trying my hand at other frugal homemade Popsicle’s.   These frugal popsicle’s cost pennies each and are healthier than store bought.   It’s a good project to let the kids help with to break up a summer day with some fun.

Get The Molds — Find many styles and prices of Popsicle Molds

See the Tips below for making the perfect Popsicle.

1.  Strawberry Lemonade Popsicle – Puree strawberries.  Add an equal amount of lemonade

2. Strawberries and Cream Popsicle– Puree strawberries with equal amounts of vanilla yogurt.

3. Orange Creamsicle – Mix orange juice and yogurt in a 40 to 60 ratio

4. Orange Creamsicle #2 –  Blend vanilla ice cream and orange juice in equal amounts

5. Orange Mango Creamsicle – Mix orange juice and yogurt in a 40 to 60 ratio, add finely chopped mango

6. Watermelon and Grape Popsicle– Blend ripe watermelon with white grape juice until smooth

7.  Strawberry Banana Popsicle– Blend strawberry yogurt, equal amounts of pureed banana, and a teaspoon of lemon juice.

8. Orange Ginger-ale Popsicle – Mix flat ginger-ale and orange juice. Cherry, watermelon, and honey dew all work really well with ginger-ale, too

9. Root Beer Float – Fill Popsicle mold 1/2 full of vanilla ice cream.  Pour cold & flat root beer in to finish filling.   For a creamier popsicle, blend the ice cream with flat root beer.

10.  Pomegranate Banana Popsicle – Puree banana and add equal parts of pomegranate juice.

11.  Lemonade Fruit Pops  (pictured above)-  Lemonade with blueberries, strawberries, peaches!  Delicious!

BONUS #12  Fruit Pops – Any combination of fruit & juice.  Pack the Popsicle mold with fruit and fill with favorite juice.

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BONUS #13  Fruit Salad Popsicle
Pictured above & featured on Martha Stewart and the recipe is below.

1 peach, cut into 1/2-inch slices (1/2 cup)
2 kiwis, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
3 ounces blueberries (1/2 cup)
4 ounces strawberries, hulled and halved ( 3/4 cup)
1 1/2 to 2 cups 100 percent white-grape juice

Directions:
Arrange some of each fruit in eight 3-ounce ice-pop molds, making sure pieces fit very snugly. Pour enough juice into each mold to just cover fruit. Insert ice-pop sticks and freeze until solid, 6 hours (or up to 2 weeks).

 

Making Popsicle Tips:

Freezing juice by itself can make ice-hard popsicle that could be hard to eat.  For a flakier easier to eat popsicle add some powdered jello to the juice or liquid of choice.

The stick falls over!  Insert the stick popiscles are half way frozen so that the top layer (which will freeze first) can hold the sticks in place.

Get Molds — Find many styles and prices of Popsicle Molds

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Free on Your Birthday – Johnny Rockets

12:49 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

johny Rockets Free Burger

Johnny Rockets Free On Your Birthday

It’s a double freebie from Johnny Rockets!  Get a free hamburger just for joining the Johnny Rocket Club.  Get another free Johnny Rockets burger on your birthday too!  No purchase required for the free birthday burger. 

Hot Tip:  I don’t use my actually birthday on every birthday freebie otherwise it’s too many freebies all at one time.  I use our anniversary for some and a random month for others to spread out the free stuff!!

See more FREE On Your Birthday Deals!

 

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Tip Resouce Blast the Beats!  It’s much more fun to work & get a task done when you’re accompanied by rockin’ out to some fun upbeat music. So, put on your kids favorite music, crank it up. Give them a certain number of songs to get the task and make it a challenge.  Have one fun song to dance to at the end of the accomplishment.  Make it fun mom and don’t be afraid to crank it up!

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7 Easy Ways To Save On Produce

10:00 am

by Jennifer Freeman


Top Ways To Save On Produce

Video Link – Save On Produce

Over the last few weeks I realized there are many things I do to save on produce purchased in our house. We like to eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegi’s and any kind we are open to! My kids (thankfully) eat and enjoy the bright colorful vegi’s I serve during meals and snacks. Alexanders most loved vegetable is pickled beets, Grandma’s homemade is his favorite.

7 Easy Ways To Save On Produce

#1 Way to save on produce — Bountiful Baskets. This isn’t new to many of you because I certainly have shared this before, but have you tried the “extras” that are offered each week? (Here is an introduction to Bountiful Baskets) It is a fantastic way to increase the amount of produce you get each week for only a few extra dollars. The first “basket” runs $17 (or $25 for organic) then you can add the extra options. Each week they vary slightly, but to ensure you can select one get on right way when your ordering time opens on Mondays because these packs can be limited.

The one I show in the video was called a Smoothie pack and it was only $8! Also, they offer cases of produce that vary during each season/week. Last week I was able to pick up 25 pounds of Roma tomatoes.

Reader Sallie was kind enough share this with me: I just want to thank you again for mentioning Bountiful Baskets in your posts. I started participating in February because of a post you made. It has changed my life and the lives of my family! Not only do I save money, I eat healthier and I’m a much more adventurous eater! I’d been telling myself for years that I needed to eat more produce and now I do. It’s a happy surprise every Saturday finding out what I’ll be eating for the week!

See more details about Bountiful Baskets.

Do you have any tips and trick you do to save on produce?
Certainly leave your thoughts and comments in the post! 

#1 Top 7 Ways To Save On Produce

#2 Stop Wasting Produce! But How?

#3 One Simple step will save you $ every time!

#4 Freeze those vegetables

#5 Buy with strategy! Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables ~ A Complete List

#6 Use mobile vegetable coupon savings Ibotta

#7 SavingStar offers 20% off a fruit or vegetable item each week.  Sign up or see more information here.

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Hobby Lobby 40% off Coupon

11:22 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

40% off Hobby Lobby Coupon

Print the new 40% off Hobby Lobby coupon and make your own sale!  This coupon is good on non-sale items.  But they are also have some great sales right now too!  If you are a Hobby Lobby lover you will love this coupon!

40% off Hobby Lobby Coupon
40% off regular priced item

Be sure to share this coupon with your friends!  Everyone loves a deal! <3

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Save while keeping cool and hydrated

7:13 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

Tip Resouce Rinse a few used plastic soda bottles, fill them most of the way with water and freeze.  Grab your frozen water bottle when you head out of the house on these hot summer days, and it will be melting to cool refreshing water while you are out and about.   The added bonus is the big blocks of ice help keep your freezer at the right temperature, so you save on your electric bill.

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