Safeway: Fun recipes, drink pairings and a $50 Safeway Gift Card giveaway!

by Angela Davis on December 31, 2012

Looking for some fun baking recipes for you and your troops this New Years Eve? Check out Safeway’s Pinterest boards for some sweet inspiration. I found a fun Sugar Cookie Pop recipe and Nate and I went to work making the dough.

The rest of the kids helped with the decorating.

Safeway has a great resource for your parties with a list of dessert and cocktail pairings as well as the Safeway Beverage Calculator, designed to help you determine the right amount of bevies to purchase for your New Year’s party.

Visit Safeway on Pinterest for holiday inspiration and recipes for holiday meals, sides, baking, and dessert and drink pairings. You can also head over to Safeway’s Facebook page to play the Pin2Win Sweepstakes to win a $50 gift card (the Sugar Cookie Pop recipe is one of the entry options!).
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Ready for a giveaway? Safeway is giving one Frugal Living NW reader a $50 Safeway Gift Card! You have two ways to enter this giveaway (Be sure to leave a valid email — it’s the only way we can contact you when you win!):

1. Leave a comment with your favorite New Year’s activity or recipe!

2. Follow Frugal Living NW on Pinterest. Leave a separate comment letting me know you’re a follower!

Comments will close and one winner will be randomly selected at Noon on Friday, January 4, 2012.

This post and giveaway are sponsored by Safeway.

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Renee January 3, 2013 at 8:37 pm

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Renee January 3, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Being a mom of a little one, I enjoyed going to bed!

Krista January 3, 2013 at 11:25 am

I enjoy having a glass of champagne on New Year’s Eve and giving my husband a kiss at midnight. :)

Krista January 3, 2013 at 11:25 am

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Paula Snook January 3, 2013 at 7:26 am

We celebrate with friends and watch the ball drop on TV.

Amanda January 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

I like dressing up fancy and staying up late with my friends!

Amanda January 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

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Julieanne January 2, 2013 at 9:08 am

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Julieanne January 2, 2013 at 9:07 am

This year, one of our favorite New Year’s things we did at our party at our home was to have everyone write their name down on a funny chalkboard nametag where they scrambled the letters of their names. Not everyone knew each other; we had some guests from out of town, so this was a lot of fun. :)

bev January 2, 2013 at 9:07 am

We like to have family night with the kids, this year we played dominoes until the ball dropped on t.v. and all the chaos was done outside and all went home. Happy new year to all.

bev January 2, 2013 at 9:06 am

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Lisa January 1, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Ever since I was a little girl it’s our tradition to run outside the minute the ball drops at midnight and bang pots & pans and yell “Happy New Year”, as loud as you can! :)

Rachel January 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm

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Rachel January 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm

We stay at home on New Years to play games and go to bed on time (no staying up late with a baby who thinks sleep is over rated!). Homemade pizza is always on the menu :)

Krissy Grosche January 1, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Sparklers!!

Cory January 1, 2013 at 9:54 am

We usually stay home and try to stay awake! Not easy since we are such early risers.

Terry January 1, 2013 at 9:41 am

We buy a couple small lobster tails (on sale) and celebrate at home!

Teresa January 1, 2013 at 8:31 am

We stay home and TRY to stay awake! That is hard after only ONE glass of champagne – we are such light weights!

Greta January 1, 2013 at 6:35 am

We toast the New Year after watching the ball drop. Sometimes we watch the ball drop at 9pm and go to bed early (west coast). Not real exciting ;)

Jessie C. December 31, 2012 at 10:45 pm

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Jessie C. December 31, 2012 at 10:45 pm

We love watching tv count-down.

Vanessa December 31, 2012 at 9:34 pm

We stay up and watch the ball drop on tv!

Lisa S. December 31, 2012 at 9:21 pm

We watch movies and eat lots of popcorn and candy.

Amanda Rauch December 31, 2012 at 9:03 pm

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Amanda Rauch December 31, 2012 at 9:03 pm

On New Years we like to sit around drinking hot cocoa or tea eating popcorn (or chips-my boys love chips) and watch a couple of movies.

Joann December 31, 2012 at 9:02 pm

My husband’s huge family has a bagna cauda get together every New Year’s Day.

Stacy December 31, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Family is the best way to spend new year

Wendy December 31, 2012 at 8:49 pm

We like to get together with friends to play games and eat!

amy mccavour December 31, 2012 at 8:46 pm

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amy mccavour December 31, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I like to play board games with the family and then head outside just before midnight to holler in the new year.

Elis B. December 31, 2012 at 7:50 pm

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Elis B. December 31, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Homemade Almond Roca recipe

Shelly :) December 31, 2012 at 7:12 pm

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Shelly :) December 31, 2012 at 7:11 pm

The past couple of years we have done a couples Bunco party! :)

Tim December 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm

We stay home and make a big nacho!

heather December 31, 2012 at 7:01 pm

used to go out but these days stay in and watch the ball drop on tv

Marie B. December 31, 2012 at 6:55 pm

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Marie B. December 31, 2012 at 6:55 pm

We make our own holiday “crackers” so we can open them later and eat the candy!

Sara December 31, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Play games with family, eat food that doesn’t require much cooking, eat left over homemade Xmas goodies (fudge, peanut butter fudge, divinity, almond rocha and peanut brittle are my specialties!) and wait for the ball to drop at midnight on TV, then scream and yell and run around like crazy ppl yelling Happy new year and kiss my fiancé, soon to be husband!

Devin December 31, 2012 at 6:44 pm

We always make pigs in a blanket!

Rachel December 31, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Every year we put out a spread of food for newyears day. Buffalo wings are the favorite recipe of the day.

Leanne December 31, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I always spend New years with family!

Krystle Vinton December 31, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Watching the ball drop!

Adriana December 31, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I like to give red underwear as a gift to my single friend so they can find their truly love in the New Year!

Mae :o) December 31, 2012 at 5:10 pm

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Cyndy December 31, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I like to get dressed up and go out.

Laura December 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm

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Laura December 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Apple cider and treats for the kids!

Twin Mom December 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Hike in a state park! (check state park listings)

ANNA December 31, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Drinking apple cider with the kids and having special little treats for the night

Nicole December 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm

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Nicole December 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Being with my little family is my favorite way to spend New Years!

yvonne December 31, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Play board game all night with the kids.

AJ Rawson December 31, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I love staying in with my hubby. :)

Lisa December 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

love making peppermint bark!

julie December 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I enjoy playing games with friends and family.

Emily December 31, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Stay up late and watch movies…

Alissa December 31, 2012 at 4:18 pm

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Alissa December 31, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I made “Drunk Gummy Bears” this year… they might become a tradition :)

Danielle December 31, 2012 at 4:12 pm

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Danielle December 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm

My favorite New Year’s activity is spending time with friends and family and playing games together!

Meg December 31, 2012 at 4:07 pm

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Meg December 31, 2012 at 4:07 pm

My favorite tradition is enjoying a traditional Japanese New Years breakfast.

Chris December 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I call everyone I love and tell them how thankful I am to have them in my life and let them know I love them!

Mami2jcn December 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm

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Mami2jcn December 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm

We like to watch movies on New Year’s Eve.

Keri December 31, 2012 at 3:31 pm

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Megan S December 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Before we had little one’s we loved to stay up late playing games with friends. Now, we go to bed like any other night:)

JM December 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm

We get together with a few families from Church and we play board games, laugh, talk, eat, and share some sparkling cider for a toast at midnight!!!! Sooo much fun!! :-)

Tiffany kerns December 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Games with kids and friends. Stay up late and sleep in

Kelly D December 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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Kelly D December 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I like watching the festivities in NYC on TV

Gabriella December 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

We love to play lots of family games on New Years Eve!

Gabriella December 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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Koko December 31, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I am following you on Pinterest!

Kaila December 31, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I love having a relaxing day (now work…woohoo!)

Howard December 31, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Watching the Rose Parade early from Pasadena, then ODing on football.
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Kimberly December 31, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I love making spiced nuts for New Years!

Kimberly December 31, 2012 at 1:41 pm

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Jodi hop December 31, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Electric blanket and a rebox movie !

Margaret December 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Hanging out at home with my husband. :)

Edie December 31, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I follow you gals on Pinterest. :)

Edie December 31, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Hanging out with friends, some years I watch the ball drop, other years I don’t.

Colleen December 31, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I love to make and eat clam dip all night long. A big indulgence for me.

Brandy December 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Hanging out with friends and family!

Tera Snavley December 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm

We bring our kids over to our friends house and we have great food, games, and conversations. We all watch the ball drop and then its off to bed.

Ashley December 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I’m kind of a party pooper. I just get comfy at home and watch the fireworks and festivities on tv.

Katelyn December 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Snuggling up on the couch to watch a movie with my family.

Traci December 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm

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Traci December 31, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Little sausage weenies wrapped in bacon and sprinkled with bown sugar and put in the oven for a little bit. Mmmmm. About to o prepare them soon.

Deanna December 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm

We were married on new years eve, started the ceremony just before midnight, and was pronounced just after 12am!! So, every year it is a celebration of our marriage, and a new year!

Candice C. December 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm

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Candice C. December 31, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Great giveaway! Gym, then will be staying in tonight with my boyfriend and puppy dog where it’s warm (a nice high of 13 degrees today!), making dinner, having cocktails and streaming the New Years Countdown online!

Amy December 31, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Spending time with my family! Happy New Year to you guys! :)

Denise V. December 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I like to let my kids watch a New Year’s Eve video in the evening (ie. Max and Ruby, or Sesame Street) so they can celebrate before they go to bed.

Sara T December 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm

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Sara T December 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Stay at home, watch a good movie and lots of snaks!

Erin December 31, 2012 at 12:10 pm

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k.Mac December 31, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Tacobell and Redbox!

Erin December 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm

We usually get Chinese food on New Year’s Eve.

LeAnne December 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm

We love to make crazy party hats for New year’s eve!

Kelsey December 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

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Kelsey December 31, 2012 at 11:55 am

Baking cookies and watching movies til midnight with my daughter!

Bethany December 31, 2012 at 11:52 am

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Jamie Stevenson December 31, 2012 at 11:51 am

Staying up late with my hubby and kids and just doing whatever we feel like :)

Jeni December 31, 2012 at 11:51 am

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Kaprice December 31, 2012 at 11:50 am

I am a new follower of FLNW on Pinterest. :)

Jeni December 31, 2012 at 11:50 am

I’m making bacon wrapped water chestnuts!!

Bethany December 31, 2012 at 11:49 am

We stay up late and sleep in. The one time of year my kids don’t have a bedtime.

Laura L December 31, 2012 at 11:49 am

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Abby December 31, 2012 at 11:48 am

We spend the evening as a family playing games and some sparkling apple juice at midnight.

Stephanie December 31, 2012 at 11:48 am

I’m now following you on Pinterest as well! Thanks for all your hard work to make saving money easier for us.

Cris December 31, 2012 at 11:47 am

Praying the old year out n the new year in

Stephanie December 31, 2012 at 11:47 am

Nothing too exciting here… making clam chowder and staying in where it’s warm with the family and a movie!

KShauers December 31, 2012 at 11:46 am

I saw a ballon and a baking soda activity, that blows up the ballon that i wanted to try out

Becky December 31, 2012 at 11:38 am

Sleeping is my fav New Years Eve activity. With 3 small kids, I can’t remember the last time I stayed up!

Jan December 31, 2012 at 11:38 am

The markdowns in the deli at Safeway this week are awesome.

Elizabeth December 31, 2012 at 11:36 am

Snowballs… vanilla ice cream shaped into a ball and rolled in white chocolate shavings. Stick a candle in the middle, light it, and it turns into a competition to see who can eat the most ice cream without letting the candle fall.

marie December 31, 2012 at 11:29 am

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Paula Snyder December 31, 2012 at 11:22 am

sleeping in!

Kristal December 31, 2012 at 11:19 am

We like having our dying tree bunko and white elephant party to bring in the New Year.

Charity December 31, 2012 at 11:19 am

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Charity December 31, 2012 at 11:17 am

love snacking on appetizers and snack foods all night instead of making dinner. :)

Donna December 31, 2012 at 11:14 am

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Donna December 31, 2012 at 11:13 am

I love to watch old movies with the family.

Demarie December 31, 2012 at 11:12 am

I do follow you on Pintrest.

Jennifer December 31, 2012 at 11:12 am

I am following on Pinterest :-)

Demarie December 31, 2012 at 11:12 am

Dinner with friends, maybe fireworks?

Melanie December 31, 2012 at 11:11 am

My favorite activity is hanging out with family and eating yummy food.

Melanie December 31, 2012 at 11:11 am

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Julie C December 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

Ringing in the New Year with sparkling cider.

heathrr December 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

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Jess K December 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

My favorite New Year’s activity is feeling indulgent, whatever that looks like for that particular season! Now, with young kids and no babysitter, it usually means getting take-out instead of cooking, making sure to have a good bottle of champagne or cider on hand, picking a few movies to watch after the kids go to bed, and making sure we stop whatever we’re doing to watch the ball drop and reflect on the year. I’m thinking since my diet starts Wednesday, pizza would be fabulous for tonight. ;)

AnnMarie December 31, 2012 at 11:07 am

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AnnMarie December 31, 2012 at 11:07 am

Our family loves to do a game night until the countdown.

Angela Maddox December 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

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VJ December 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

We will be toasting with Champagne (adults) and Martinelli’s (kids) at the east Coast time. This is the first year my oldest is old enough to understand — I can’t wait to celebrate New Year’s with him for the first time!

heathrr December 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

Favorite new years activity is just to stay in watching TV…..sometimes we don’t even make it til midnight

Erin December 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

We like to celebrate with lots of yummy appetizer and ringing in the New Year with good friends and family !!

Angela Maddox December 31, 2012 at 11:03 am

We love to friends and family over for fun snacks and a game night. Best way to ring in the new year!

Erica December 31, 2012 at 10:57 am

Bonfire and making s’mores on NYE!

Mindy December 31, 2012 at 10:55 am

We love to spend time with family and I love to make the apps that they love to eat!!
Happy New Year!

Hannah d December 31, 2012 at 10:53 am

My favorite nye activity is worrying down my resolutions with my friends and then sharing.

christag December 31, 2012 at 10:50 am

NYE is my husbands favorite. We go out dancing and party like we were in our 20’s again.

Jeanette December 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

We write predictions for the new year and review the predictions we made last year :)

Laura L December 31, 2012 at 10:37 am

We usually do something quiet for New Year’s, but it’s different every year. Sometimes it’s a board game night with friends, champagne at home, or watching movies.

Kim December 31, 2012 at 10:37 am

Making hot artichoke and spinach dip. And oh my gosh– they make it main dish form! (Not a recipe I uploaded– but a pin that I pinned onto mine!) http://pinterest.com/pin/132785888985153640/ This is for the dip with noodles in a casserole!)

Gena Weishar December 31, 2012 at 10:37 am

I am subscribed to your pinterest account :)

Gena Weishar December 31, 2012 at 10:36 am

I always loved staying up till midnight – running outside and banging pots and pans!

Seran December 31, 2012 at 10:34 am

Snacks, board games and an “East Coast” celebration. We’re done at 9, and the kids don’t know the difference!

Amy December 31, 2012 at 10:34 am

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Rebecca December 31, 2012 at 10:33 am

Just joined Pinterest.. and following you now!

Amy December 31, 2012 at 10:33 am

My favorite NYE activity is toasting the new year with good friends and family

Carrie December 31, 2012 at 10:32 am

I’m going dancing. Gulp!

Rebecca December 31, 2012 at 10:32 am

Making Pretzel sticks with the kids. It’s super easy and they love it. We go after Christmas and get the melts and christmas topping decorations on clearance… Melt the chocolates (melts or even chocolate chips) then dip the pretzel stick in and let the kids imaginations run wild! They love it when I make a special one with their names on it. If you get white melts you can use food coloring to make different colors of chocolate.

Casey j December 31, 2012 at 10:32 am

Getting takeout and movie time!!

Jenny December 31, 2012 at 10:31 am

I’m a follower on Pinterest!

Heather J. December 31, 2012 at 10:28 am

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Heather J. December 31, 2012 at 10:27 am

Our family stays home for family game night! We usually cook up a super tasty dinner (tonight is steak & prawns), play board games, drink Martinelli’s cider and watch fireworks on tv. It’s a fun tradition!

Jeana December 31, 2012 at 10:26 am

We always hang out with family and gave a big party. It is also my father in laws birthday. Lots of stuff to celebrate!

Tina December 31, 2012 at 10:26 am

making fun appetizers

Mariejkt December 31, 2012 at 10:25 am

We love to play board games all night.

Stefanie December 31, 2012 at 10:25 am

My favorite way to celebrate the New Year is with a kiss from my sweetie!

We usually like to stay home and watch tv and eat snacks. My partner always goes out just after midnight to bang on pots and pans and yell happy new year to the neighborhood too – a childhood tradition!

Amy Merchant December 31, 2012 at 10:24 am

I am following on Pinterest!

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Amy Merchant December 31, 2012 at 10:24 am

My favorite NYE activity is wine, journaling and cuddling.

Erin Moeller-Clement December 31, 2012 at 10:23 am

Every year we go to the store pick out all the diff kinds of snack foods (or recipes to make) and all day cook, chill out in our jammies and just enjoy family time. No phones, etc. We just have fun with our family!

Ashley C December 31, 2012 at 10:22 am

I am a new follower on Pinterest!

cassie December 31, 2012 at 10:21 am

Pick me! :) We are renting a movie and going to bed at our usual time… oh the life of having toddlers :)

Myranda B December 31, 2012 at 10:20 am

I am following Frugal Living NW on Pinterest (mizzjb8505 user name)

Ashley C December 31, 2012 at 10:20 am

My hubby and love to play board games with our friends on NYE!

Myranda B December 31, 2012 at 10:20 am

Our favorite New Years activity is running up and down the street at midnight banging pots and pans :)

Abby Winstead December 31, 2012 at 10:09 am

Fireworks!

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