Enjoying a movie night with ACTII Maple Butter Crunch popcorn #PopIntoSAMS

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Enjoying a movie night with ACTII Maple Butter Crunch popcorn #PopIntoSAMS #ad

As often as possible, we do family movie nights on the weekends because it’s a fun and entertaining way to spend time with each other. It goes without saying that there’s usually a batch of yummy treats that go with it! Popcorn is always a favorite, but I’ve grown bored of just plain straight up popcorn from the microwave bag. Since caramel coated is one of my personal favorites, I decided to put a little spin on my own version and see if I could make a batch of my own.

I was shopping at Sam’s club last week gathering some staples when I came across the demo station giving out cups of ACTII Microwaved Popcorn mixed with crushed OREO cookies. JP was instantly in love and asked if we could buy the big carton of popcorn.

Sure.. Why not – we’ll definitely get through it!

Enjoying a movie night with ACTII Maple Butter Crunch popcorn #PopIntoSAMS #adSo when I got home, I thought about how I wanted to dress mine up. I couldn’t get the idea of crushed cookies out of my mind, so I pulled out my maple creme sandwich cookies and some caramel bits to make it my own.

Enjoying a movie night with ACTII Maple Butter Crunch popcorn #PopIntoSAMS #ad

Enjoying a movie night with ACTII Maple Butter Crunch popcorn #PopIntoSAMS #ad

I melted the caramel bits according to the directions on the package, and crushed up 5-6 cookies in a ziplock bag with a meat tenderizer. And most importantly, popped the popcorn in the microwave.

I love the convenience and taste of microwaved popcorn, but there’s nothing more disgusting than burned microwaved popcorn. I avoid this by listening carefully to the popping to judge when its time to pull it out.

Enjoying a movie night with ACTII Maple Butter Crunch popcorn #PopIntoSAMS #ad

Enjoying a movie night with ACTII Maple Butter Crunch popcorn #PopIntoSAMS #ad

With the melted caramel and the cookie crumbles, I mixed it all up in a large bowl.

A sticky, delicious mess!

Enjoying a movie night with ACTII Maple Butter Crunch popcorn #PopIntoSAMS #ad

Enjoying a movie night with ACTII Maple Butter Crunch popcorn #PopIntoSAMS #ad

The other night was rainy – complete with thunder! It was the perfect night to pop in a movie and get cozy – so I made us a bowl, got a blanket and rented something from the on-demand movies on our TV. I cherish times like these!

Enjoying a movie night with ACTII Maple Butter Crunch popcorn #PopIntoSAMS #ad

Enjoying a movie night with ACTII Maple Butter Crunch popcorn #PopIntoSAMS #ad

What are some of your family time tradition? I’d love to hear! If you’re a Sam’s Club shopper, enjoy a $2.00 off coupon for ACT II popcorn from the ibotta app!

 

 

 

 

Giving the gift of Quaker Oatmeal Recipes for the holidays PLUS a printable

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Giving the gift of Quaker Oatmeal Recipes for the holidays - #MyOatsCreation #CollectiveBias #spon

 

Sometimes its nice to give a baked holiday gift, but you can also gift a DIY baking kit as well. I love making these as gifts because they are easy and don’t cost very much to make. The most expensive thing in this whole DIY is the actual glass you use to store the ingredients in. For this post I used a special Christmas one, but a large mason jar works well too.

 

I got the idea to make these as DIY gifts when I was at Target and noticed the large 42oz can of Quaker Quick Oats. I remembered my recipe for oatmeal cookies is perfect for storing in an airtight jar and gifting it.

 

I got the limited edition canister of Quaker Oats that’s exclusively available at Target. There’s even a coupon for Quaker Oatmeal if you choose to pick up this limited edition winter packaging. pssst – there’s a cool oatmeal recipe tucked under the lid!
Giving the gift of Quaker Oatmeal Recipes for the holidays - #MyOatsCreation #CollectiveBias #spon

You don’t need to include any of the wet ingredients for these DIY Oatmeal Recipes – All you need is a pretty jar and some common ingredients easily found in the pantry.

Giving the gift of Quaker Oatmeal Recipes for the holidays - #MyOatsCreation #CollectiveBias #spon

  • 1¼ cup of flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • 3 cups of quick oats
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips

Giving the gift of Quaker Oatmeal Recipes for the holidays - #MyOatsCreation #CollectiveBias #spon

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt & cinnamon and mix well. Put 3 cups of quick oats in the jar, then the flour mixture, white sugar and brown sugar, chocolate bits and seal it up.

Now it’s time to make it pretty with ribbons and last but not least – the printable. This is important because it gives you both the wet ingredients you need as well as the cooking instructions. Download the printable here – I printed mine on card stock.

Giving the gift of Quaker Oatmeal Recipes for the holidays - #MyOatsCreation #CollectiveBias #spon

These are easily my FAVORITE cookie of all!

Be sure to follow Quaker Oatmeal on Facebook and Pinterest for more awesome recipe ideas!

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To a batch of the cookies, this is what you will need:

  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1¼ cup of flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups of quick cooking oats
  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Cream together butter & sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time & stir in vanilla. Combine powder ingredients, and gradually add to mixture.
  2. Bake 12 min on an ungreased cookie sheet

Brown sugar honey scrub DIY with Don Victor honeycomb honey PLUS a printable

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Brown sugar honey scrub DIY with Don Victor honey PLUS a printable - #HoneyForHolidays #DonVictor #Cbias #ad

Today I’m sharing another easy gift you can make that’s both simple and cheap. All you need is brown sugar, baby oil, essential oil, jelly jars and honey. I didn’t use the regular run-of-the-mill honey either – I decided to use Don Victor because I wanted a special ingredient that would make the final product special as well. I love how in each jar of Don Victor honey, there is a honeycomb in there as well.

For me, It just adds a natural aspect to the whole honey experience. I guess I’m just not used to stuff like this!

Brown sugar honey scrub DIY with Don Victor honey PLUS a printable - #HoneyForHolidays #DonVictor #Cbias #ad

It has a rich, honey taste as well! But making something edible will be another day – today is all about making a cool DIY scrub.

Here’s what you need:

  • Don Victor Honey
  • Baby Oil
  • Brown Sugar
  • Essential oil fragrance of your choice
  • Jelly jars

Brown sugar honey scrub DIY with Don Victor honey PLUS a printable - #HoneyForHolidays #DonVictor #Cbias #ad

In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of baby oil, 1/2 cup of brown sugar & 1/4 cup of Don Victor honey. Add in 1 teaspoon of essential oil fragrance and mix well. Spoon it into the small jam jars and seal them.

Brown sugar honey scrub DIY with Don Victor honey PLUS a printable - #HoneyForHolidays #DonVictor #Cbias #ad

Last but not least, seal up the jar and tie on one of my printable labels on some card stock. The recipe above will yield about 3 small jars.

Download the free printable here

Brown sugar honey scrub DIY with Don Victor honey PLUS a printable - #HoneyForHolidays #DonVictor #Cbias #ad

Don’t expect to find this awesome stuff where all the other honey products are located. I found this particular brand tucked away among all the hispanic foods at Walmart.

Brown sugar honey scrub DIY with Don Victor honey PLUS a printable - #HoneyForHolidays #DonVictor #Cbias #ad

They even have other products like whipped honey, whipped honey with caramel and whipped honey with cocoa!

Brown sugar honey scrub DIY with Don Victor honey PLUS a printable - #HoneyForHolidays #DonVictor #Cbias #ad

And a pretty decanter for olive oil!

Brown sugar honey scrub DIY with Don Victor honey PLUS a printable - #HoneyForHolidays #DonVictor #Cbias #ad

Be sure to check out Don Victor on Facebook as well to look out for special offers and announcements!

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