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Perfectly Chewy Gingersnap Molasses Cookie Recipe

There isn’t a sweet treat I prefer more than a warm chewy cookie fresh from the oven.

Do you like them chewy or crisp? Though I do partake in a crispy cookie every once in a while, my heart belongs to the chewy cookie family.

This recipe is a spin on gingersnaps. The difference is this chewy cookie recipe is, yes chewy, but also a little more flavorful due to the molasses.

If you like those “spice” type cookies, you know the ones like gingersnaps or pumpkin flavored, then you are going to LOVE this recipe!

This is one of the most flavorful, thick and perfectly chewy cookie recipes I have ever tasted! It takes the flavor of homemade gingersnaps up a notch. These soft and chewy cookies will turn out perfect the first time you make them! Continue Reading →

Gourmet S’mores 3 Ways in 30 Seconds

There is one very specific flavor combination that screams SUMMER TIME!

Let me give you some clues as to what I am talking about.

Perfectly toasted mallow, dreamy smooth, drip off down your fingers melted chocolate, topped off with the crisp bite of the graham.

Have you been transported into the middle of summer yet? You guessed it! We are going to be dreaming about s’mores today!

BEST Quick Gourmet S'mores Recipe! Two ingredients and 30 seconds is all you need for this tasty gourmet s'mores recipe! Continue Reading →


Doubletree Cookie Recipe

This is not your average chocolate chip cookie people! This Doubletree cookie recipe has two ingredients that I can guarantee you didn’t use last time you made a batch of chocolate chip cookies.

I think Doubletree hotels did their research when they were trying to figure out what exactly they could to create a “welcome home” feel. Did you know that they greet each guest with a fresh baked cookie! They have won me over for sure!

The BEST Doubletree Cookie Recipe I have ever tasted! Easy to make and is now my all time favorite Doubletree Cookie Copycat Recipe and best chocolate chip cookie recipe! Continue Reading →


I’m So Glad You Are Here!

With it being a new year and there are a lot of new faces around here, I thought it was time to update my “about video”. I get a little excited when I start talking about living frugal AND fabulous!

I am super excited to meet you and I hope that you enjoy this video! If you are looking for fun and informative videos on how to live frugal and fabulous then you don’t want to forget and SUBSCRIBE HERE to my YouTube channel. 

While you are still here, take a look around the blog. Here are a few places you might want to start:

Casual Couponing 101
Cheap, Easy, and Beautiful DIY Tutorials
Gourmet Tastes on a Budget


Perfectly Gooey Rice Krispie Treats

There is one dessert that is sure to win over the hearts of all consumers no matter their age. The answer, rice krispie treats! The reasoning might be a little nostalgic but there is no denying that it is almost impossible to limit yourself to one treat!

As soon as I find Rice Krispies on sale at the grocery store, I match them up with a coupon (Casual Couponing 101), and stock up! I never pay more than $1.50 per box and that might be higher than you could find it in other parts of the country.

So watch for the sales, stock up, and make everyone happy with this recipe for the most perfect gooey rice krispie treats!

Rice Krispie Treats Recipe - Not too gooey but perfectly ooey, easy, and cheap dessert recipe for rice krispie treats!

Almost every time I need a last minute dessert or treat to bring to an event or friends house, these are what I make!

There are three qualifications to earn the title of Best Rice Krispie Treats Ever.

  1. Plenty of marshmallow goodness!
  2. Can not be dry!
  3. Perfect crispy to gooey ratio!

Rice Krispie Treats Recipe - Not too gooey but perfectly ooey, easy, and cheap dessert recipe for rice krispie treats!

This rice krispie treats recipe is extremely qualified in all three categories! There are two levels of marshmallow, melted and halfway melted, leaving no room for abrasively dry rice krispie treats! Also leaving these delicious treats perfectly gooey but aren’t falling apart all over your hands. Oh. Yum!

The trick to leaving pockets of gooey marshmallow is to put a few extra cups of mallows later on in the recipe. Make sure to read to directions bellow for more detail!

Rice Krispie Treats Recipe - Not too gooey but perfectly ooey, easy, and cheap dessert recipe for rice krispie treats!

Having a recipe where the end result is extremely indulgent but easy to make is a huge win! Bonus, they are cheap to make!

Rice Krispie Treats Recipe - Not too gooey but perfectly ooey, easy, and cheap dessert recipe for rice krispie treats!

Rice Krispie Treats Recipe - Not too gooey but perfectly ooey, easy, and cheap dessert recipe for rice krispie treats!

Make sure to save this recipe on Pinterest because it is now going to be your very favorite rice krispie treats recipe! This one is a keeper for sure! And by you sharing my recipes and articles not only shows your love but it is a huge help in growing this website!

You are the best!

If you like this recipe I know you are going to love these:
Triple Chocolate Brownie Bundt Cakes
Inside Out Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Best Sugar Cookies Ever!

Perfectly Gooey Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats Recipe - Not too gooey but perfectly ooey, easy, and cheap dessert recipe for rice krispie treats!

4 Tbs butter
1 ½ packages of mini marshmallows (10oz + 5oz)
5 cups rice krispies cereal

  1. Start by greasing an 8”x8” deep sided pan with butter or baking nonstick spray.
  2. Next, in a large pot melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Add in just one package of marshmallows, stir until almost completely melted. You should still be able to slightly see small lumps of unmelted marshmallows floating around.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool for 2 minutes.
  5. Next, mix in the cereal and the remaining ½ package of mini marshmallows.
  6. Poor into your prepared pan, get your hand slightly damp with water and press down the treats into the pan.
  7. Let cool for at least 30 minutes then they are ready to be sliced and served.
  8. Enjoy!

Happy New Year… 2016 Sneak Peek!

Isn’t the New Year so inspiring and motivating? There is something special about the beginning of a New Year and all the possibilities of change and improvement!

Have you set any goals for the New Year? Let me know in the comments bellow! Sharing goals makes them a little more real and keeps you a little more accountable. I personally love hearing other people’s goals because their goals motivate me to do better!

Are you feeling like this is the year you want to live frugal AND fabulous?!

This is my favorite website / blog for learning to live frugal and fabulous! Best tips for frugal living and having a fabulous life! Continue Reading →

Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream

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Even before I officially became a mom I knew that one of my very favorite things to do with my kids was going to be spending time baking in the kitchen! As soon as my daughter could hold her head up I brought her in as my sous chef.

This year we decided to try out a new recipe and oh yes, it is a good one! We had to exercise some extreme self-control in order to save some of this delicious caramel apple pie ice cream so I could share it with you!

Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream - Love how easy this ice cream recipe is! Caramel apple pie ice cream is the perfect treat all year long! Continue Reading →