20 Apple Dessert Recipes

20 Apple Dessert Recipes at Favado.com/blog

Fall is officially here and we've rounded up 20 delicious apple dessert recipes for you. If you're never sure which apples are best for eating, baking, salads, etc., be sure to check out Apples and Their Uses.

If you're looking for basic snack ideas that use apples, try Homemade Applesauce or Homemade Apple Chips.

And be sure to use your Favado app to find the best deals on all your ingredients!

Apple Dessert Recipes

  1. Caramel Apple Tarts
  2. Caramel Apple Dip
  3. Easy Apple Pie
  4. Baked Cinnamon Apples
  5. Crock Pot Apple Crisp
  6. Caramel Apple Crisp
  7. Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
  8. Crock Pot Apple Dump Cake
  9. Grandma's Apple Strudel
  10. Apple Dumplings
  11. Sun Drop Apple Dumplings
  12. Apple Streusel Cake
  13. Fast & Easy Baked Apple
  14. Apple Turnovers
  15. Baked Caramel Apple Donuts
  16. Peanut Butter Apple Dip
  17. Apple Cake
  18. Apple Pie Filling for the Freezer
  19. Apple Wraps
  20. Apple Whip Dessert

5 Tips to Save on Grocery and Food Purchases

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Dave Daniels writes about smart shopping and tips for frugal living especially when it comes to costs in the kitchen.

Do you know how much you spend on food each month? If not, break out your latest credit card statement and check your purchase categories. You might be surprised.

Whether it's $300 or $1,000, food expenses are going to take a big chunk out of your budget. While you can't do much about rising prices (they're predicted to increase by as much as 3.5%, according to the Department of Agriculture) there are several moves you can make to cut your food costs. Here are five of them.

1. Use Coupons

It's the oldest trick in the book, but it still works. Even if you don't read the Sunday paper, pick up a copy or two and start clipping. Then, put your smartphone to work. There are tons of grocery saving apps at your disposal—Favado is one of the best. Get deals and discounts from over 65,000 stores nationwide and customize your user experience to receive alerts when your preferred foods go on sale.

2. Buy Produce at a Farmers Market

For your fruit and vegetable purchases, check out a local farmers market. You're likely to find a wider variety of produce, usually at prices around 20% lower than your traditional grocer, and they should be fresher and of higher quality. Even if you have to drive a few extra miles to find one, if your family eats a lot of fruits and veggies, the potential savings can make the trip well worth your while.

3. Reduce Restaurant Trips

We love to eat at restaurants, and there's no reason we shouldn't. Instead of cutting them entirely out of your entertainment budget, start by staying home one extra night per month.

To calm any family uproar, make it a fun cook-in evening. Buy all the ingredients for a lasagna, then divide the family up into specific responsibilities: One person cooks the pasta sheets, someone cuts the veggies or browns the beef, and the kids put it all together (obviously, the most fun part of the experience). Believe me, it makes for better bonding than sitting down at a restaurant booth.

4. Brown Bag It to Work

Let's say you spend $5 per day eating out on your lunch break. Over the course of a year, that adds up to $1,250. Instead, pack up last night's leftovers in some Tupperware or throw some sandwiches and healthy snacks together. This can also have a positive effect on your gas costs and reduce wear and tear on your automobile.

5. Create a Grocery Shopping List

When you head to the grocery store, don't forget your list. Take five minutes to run through the fridge and pantry and take note of what you do and don't need, and stick to it once you get to the store. Don't go down aisles that don't contain items on your list, and once you hit the checkout line, put an imaginary cover over your cart. Those candies, magazines, and other items are only there to bait you into spending more.

Let's say you eliminate one trip to your favorite restaurant each month, saving yourself $100, and you pare your grocery purchases back by the same amount using the above tips. Instead of letting that $200 monthly surplus sit in your checking account, develop a plan to direct it to wherever it can best benefit your finances.

You could knock down your credit card balances, beef up your emergency fund, or even get caught up on your retirement investments. Saving money on food and grocery purchases is great, but truly taking advantage of those savings is the ultimate goal.

What other ways can you think of to save on grocery and food purchases?

Favado Back to School Twitter Party August 19th

Favado Back to School Twitter Party August 19th at 9 pm EST

Some have started back to school already, and others will start in the next couple of weeks! Whether you've already found your groove for getting back into a routine or you're holding on to the last days of summer, you'll want to come and chat with us on Twitter about all things back to school....deals on supplies, surviving the morning routine, weeknight dinner hacks, and more!

Twitter Party Details

Date: August 19, 2014

Time: 9:00 pm EST

Hashtag: #FavadoBTS

Hosts: @savings, @favadoapp, @amissiontosave, @moolasavingmom, @iamthatlady, @markandlaureng, and @myeverydaysavvy

Prizes: 3 $100 grocery store gift cards

RSVP

Back to School Mornings Twitter Party

Back to School Mornings Twitter Party at Favado.com/blog

Join us next Monday for a Back to School Twitter Party where we will focus on mornings--the craziest time of the day!

Twitter Party Details

Date: August 11, 2014

Time: 9 pm EST

Hashtag: #BTSMornings

Hosts: @favadoapp, @lunchbox_love, @hurstbeans,
@santacruzjuice, @iamthatlady, @maritramos, @iheartthemart,
@moolasavingmom

Prizes: There will be three giveaways: One gift basket with $100 grocery store gift card, coupon organizer, handmade clay pot, designed especially for cooking Hurst beans, and half year sets of Lunchbox Love notes! Also two additional $100 grocery store gift cards.

RSVP

RSVP to be eligible to win prizes.

Get Printable Coupons from Favado App

We recently showed you how to find back to school deals in the Favado app on Android devices and iOS devices. We also shared with you printable coupons for back to school products. But did you know that you can use Favado app to email printable coupons to yourself?

When you follow the instructions to view the back to school deals in the app, you will see a graphic that says, "Print Coupons."

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Well, you can't print from your phone, but clicking that button opens up your email so that you can email the printable coupons to yourself.

Coupons-email

Where to Find Back to School Deals in Favado – Android Devices

It's hard to believe...but yes, summer is only half finished, but we're already seeing the products in stores and the deals in store ads.

Favado has decided to create special "BTS" lists within that app that you can use to compare prices for school supplies that are on your kiddo's school supply list. Not every store is going to have free pencils and $.25 boxes of crayons!

A little extra something to help you through the busy back to school season...and because it's important to us that you don't feel like you're not getting the best deal on school supplies!!!

How to Find Back to School (BTS) Deals in Favado

From the sales screen, select your store by pressing the dotted box. It will take you to the store selection page.

How to Find BTS Deals in Favado

You now see the store list for your area. Several stores have a separate back to school list, labeled "BTS," in addition to the regular weekly deals list.

How to Find BTS Deals in Favado

Simply tap that list and the check mark will move to that list and then you can go back to the sales screen and the Rite Aid BTS list will appear for you.

 

How to Find BTS Deals in Favado

Voila! All the best deals and prices for school supplies at Rite Aid!

Favado Stores that Have a Separate Back to School List

  • CVS
  • Dollar General
  • Dollar Tree
  • Family Dollar
  • Big Kmart
  • Rite Aid
  • Target
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

We hope that you enjoy all the additional savings on your school supplies!

 

***Please note that we are only including the deal lists for grocery stores, big box stores and drugstores that we already have within the app. This means that we will not have the prices from office supply stores to include in the price comparison.

15 Summertime Dessert and Side Recipes

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Summertime isn't just for grilling meat. It's also time for whipping up refreshing desserts and side dishes. Here are a few ideas your family and friends are sure to enjoy.

Desserts

Sides/Appetizers

Where to Find Back to School Deals in Favado – iOS Devices

It's hard to believe...but yes, summer is only half finished, but we're already seeing the products in stores and the deals in store ads.

Favado has decided to create special "BTS" lists within that app that you can use to compare prices for school supplies that are on your kiddo's school supply list. Not every store is going to have free pencils and $.25 boxes of crayons!

A little extra something to help you through the busy back to school season...and because it's important to us that you don't feel like you're not getting the best deal on school supplies!!!

How to Find Back to School (BTS) Deals in Favado

From the sales screen, select your store. For this example, we would tap the Rite Aid store icon.

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You now see the regular deal list for the Rite Aid in your area.

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Look up in the row of store logos and you'll see a set of cascading boxes just to the right of the highlighted Rite Aid logo.

Click on the cascading boxes button and it will take you here...

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You now see that several stores have a separate back to school list, labeled "BTS". Simply tap that list and the check mark will move to that list and then you can go back to the sales screen and the Rite Aid BTS list will appear for you.

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Voila! All the best deals for back to school supplies at Rite Aid!

Favado Stores that Have a Separate Back to School List

  • CVS
  • Dollar General
  • Dollar Tree
  • Family Dollar
  • Big Kmart
  • Rite Aid
  • Target
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

We hope that you enjoy all the additional savings on your school supplies!

 

***Please note that we are only including the deal lists for grocery stores, big box stores and drugstores that we already have within the app. This means that we will not have the prices from office supply stores to include in the price comparison.