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  • SC = Store Coupon
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  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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I’m excited to bring you a new side to Southern Savers.  I am teaming up with Christy from Southern Plate.  We are going to teach Southern Plate how to save money on groceries and they are going to teach us fabulous recipes to use the items we have stockpiled!  It will be great to add a gourmet flare to all of our free groceries and hopefully we can gain a few more converts to the right way of shopping.

To get us started… How many cans of biscuits do you have filling up your freezer (yes canned biscuits freeze great) and fridge??  Here are two great ideas to turn all those biscuits into something delicious.

1. Boston Creme Pies

You will need:

  1. Canned Biscuits
  2. Sugar Free Instant Jello
  3. Lite Cool Whip
  4. Vegetable Oil
  5. Milk (she uses Skim or Low fat)
  6. Chocolate Frosting

These are reported to taste better than Krispy Kreme.  That sold me!  Go here to see Christy’s directions.  You will see step by step what to do, or scroll to the bottom to see just the recipe.

2.  Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

You will need:

  1. Canned Biscuits
  2. Vegetable Oil
  3. Margarine
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Sugar

My kids will love these!  Don’t have a doughnut holer thingy do?  Check out her tip of what else you can use.  You have no excuses now.  Go here to see Christy’s directions.  You will see step by step what to do, or scroll to the bottom to see just the recipe.  I plan to also do these with just powdered sugar, we have a lot of that lying around from the .16 cent sale last December…

Tune into Southern Plate in a couple weeks to see what we have been able to teach them!  And stay tuned for the next installment of frugal gourmet cooking…

    • Wow, those look great! I didn’t know you could freeze canned biscuits so I have never bought a whole lot of those. I know better now! Looking forward to some great recipes!

    • Holly

      Great addition! I’ll look forward to reading them and trying new recipes.

    • Lynn

      WOW! This is a greeeeaaaat idea! I can always use need ideas for dinner and know I can get recipes to go with the great items I have in the pantry. Thank you both so much for this wonderful idea!

    • julie

      Those look tasty! If I would have only known you could make doughnuts from canned biscuits- I would have bought Kroger out of them!:) I also never knew you could freeze canned biscuits. I always thought they would explode or something. Thanks for sharing this great website. I hope she can help me with my cooking as much as you have, Jenny, with my grocery bill!

    • Awesome!! I have a DRAWER full of biscuits and such… I’m really looking forward to trying the Boston Creme Pies!! Can’t wait to see what other stockpile items you guys feature!

    • Yay! I am excited about getting new recipes to try out. I am not much of a cook, so this will help me out tremendously!

    • christi

      Stop it!!! You have out done yourself! Love the idea because I have more biscuits than the Biscuit House! Can’t wait to see what is next.

    • Kira

      OMG! I am so excited to see Christy here! I have been an avid reader of Southern Plate since July. She has wonderful recipes to share!!! I just started reading this site, Southern Savers, last week, so I have a long way to go! I’m looking forward to learning with Christy!!!

    • Lana

      Two of my favorite sites in one!!! That’s great!

    • Melissa

      Now I have another new favorite site. I’ve spent the past several hours perusing Southern Plate…my goodness it has brought back some memories! Funny how food causes so many different memories.

      I especially love how Christy breaks it all down step-by-step, and with pictures. I like to cook, but am not good at it, but she is making it so easy for me to be able to cook like my Momma and Granny’s now.

      I have already seen a few recipes that I can use some of the things I bought, and wasn’t sure I’d even use, like the bread crumbs and broth I got at Publix last week.
      And the pudding I got on sale at Walgreens last week will be great in these Boston Creme donuts…made out of all those canned biscuts I bought and didn’t get my $3.00 Catalinas for. These definately make up for that!

      I didn’t know canned biscuits were freezable either.

    • leigh

      Thank you for linking to such a great site. I love the idea of having recipes to use up my stockpile and know that her readers will enjoy learning from you how to get their stockpile for bottom dollar. What a great idea! Thanks for all of your hard work.

    • kristiana

      hahahaha I had so much fun trying the creme Boston one… I read and instantly stopped to try. I even got the kids in on the fun!
      I have not fried anything in years (very against self frying do to health) But I had tons of biscuits and this was perfect timing! I used chocolate pudding and chocolate rediwhip canned stuff(guessed at amount to add due to consistency). Only problem, I had no pastry bag! I did have a small oral medicine syringe, tape and a ziploc bag. I poked a hole in a corner of the bag and using my finger to help hold the corner in the syringe and taped together. Filled the bag with filling and started to fill the pastries. On the second one the bag came loose and pudding went everywhere!!!! hahaha

      I wish i could post a pic of my chocolate covered messy 11 month old! It will be a great memory forever!!!

    • Alisha

      This is exactly what I have been waiting for since I snagged twenty boxes of corn muffin mix! Please let that be the next recipe! Thanks!

    • Oh my goodness that is awesome! My husband loves Boston creme pies :)
      THANK YOU!!!