Monday, December 6, 2010

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

$5/$5 Coupon from Hallmark

Go here and print a great $5.00 off of $5.00 purchase at Hallmark!  This is valid from 12/3 - 12/5!  Let me know what you scored!

50% off at Joann's

Print a nice 50% off coupon for any one regular priced item at Joann's.  Good till 12/4.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Just Dance 2 at Amazon for $25.99 Shipped!

30% Yankee Candle Coupon

Go here for a nice 30% off your entire purchase at Yankee Candle.  Good from 12/2 - 12/5.

$10/$50 Aeropostale Coupon

We have finally hit the year when my oldest son has asked for clothes for xmas.  Yikes, I didn't think it would happen this soon!

Here is a great coupon for $10 off of $50 from Aeropostale.  Good from 11/29/10 - 12/24/10 and you can use it over and over again!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

FREE Sample of Seattle's Best Coffee

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NCAA Sweatshirts $16 Shipped!

Kohl's has NCAA Sweatshirts marked down to $20.00.  Use code Extra20 to get 20% more off and stack with code Contactfr for FREE SHIPPING!

FREE Mp3 Downloads at Amazon

Amazon has 178 FREE downloads available right now.  Lots of holiday music!

Thanks to Free Snatcher.


Printable coupons should be resetting tomorrow.  Make sure to go print any last minute coupons!

Dollar General

In the past, I have avoided Dollar General stores.  There is one about 2 minutes from our house, but the atmosphere was just awful.  Except for the occasional emergency item, I never went in there.

Saturday, my in-laws were here and gave the boys their xmas presents.  Needing batteries, my MIL and I headed up to Dollar General to grab them.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that they have redone the whole store.  It is amazing how much nicer this store is now and I actually want to shop there!

I scouted out some deals and went today.

Keebler Chip Deluxe $2.00
use $1/2 coupon
Final Price - $1.00 each

Malt-O-Meal Cereal 2/$3.00
use $1.00/2 coupon
Final Price - $1.00 each

Olay Body Wash 8.4oz $2.00 
use Buy Body Wash, Get Lotion up to $7.00 FREE MQ from 11/28PG 
Final Price = Both/$2.00!!

Thanks to Sarah's Deals for these finds.  Go to her site to find more!

Poppy Chow

As if we didn't have enough sweets all weekend, I made Poppy Chow last night after dinner.  It was a hit, cause it is GONE!  Easy, sweet and satisfying for a evening snack!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

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$4.00/2 La Victoria

I am not sure what store carries this but I have heard rumors that Wal-Mart carries it.  Might be able to get some free salsa! Let me know if you find it and at what store.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Paula Deen #5

 Comments:  This cake was good, but almost too sweet (if there is such a thing)!

Caramel Apple Cake with Caramel Topping


    • 2 1/2 cups sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • 2 1/2 cups diced apples ( canned or fresh)


    • 3/4 cup butter
    • 2 cups brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Lightly grease and flour 13 x 9-inch baking dish; Preheat oven to 350°F Cream together sugar, eggs, and oil; Add flour; mix together until well blended; Add vanilla, nuts, and diced apples.
  2. Spread into pan; bake for 45 to 60 minutes; Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  3. When cake is done, punch holes in it with a knife and pour topping over.
  4. Topping: Heat all ingredients together over medium heat; Bring to boil, stirring constantly; Let boil for about 2 minutes; Pour over warm cake.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Paula Deen #4

Old Time Beef Stew


  • 2 pounds stew beef
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 or 2 bay leaves
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash ground allspice or ground cloves
  • 3 large carrots, sliced
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


Brown meat in hot oil. Add water, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaves, onion, salt, sugar, pepper, paprika, and allspice. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaves and garlic clove. Add carrots and celery. Cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes longer. To thicken gravy, remove 2 cups hot liquid. Using a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup water and cornstarch until smooth. Mix with a little hot liquid and return mixture to pot. Stir and cook until bubbly.

Comments:  This was another hit.  My only issues were that I made it in stages for Sunday dinner (part on Saturday night, part Sunday morning and finished up Sunday afternoon).  It seemed to not have as much liquid as it should have.  It really had a nice flavor.

Paula Deen #3

Tomato Pie


  • tomatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 (9-inch) prebaked deep dish pie shell
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the tomatoes in a colander in the sink in 1 layer. Sprinkle with salt and allow to drain for 10 minutes.
Layer the tomato slices, basil, and onion in pie shell. Season with salt and pepper. Combine the grated cheeses and mayonnaise together. Spread mixture on top of the tomatoes and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
To serve, cut into slices and serve warm.

Comments:  I made this with Sunday lunch, as a side dish.  I used fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden.  My Mom, Dad and sister really loved it.  It had a nice flavor, my only complaint was it was REALLY juicy and hard to cut and get out of the pie plate.

Paula Deen #2

Chicken and Rice Casserole


  • 2 (14 1/2-ounce) can green beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 medium onion, diced and sauteed
  • 1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 (4-ounce) can pimentos, drained
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (6-ounce) box long-grain and wild rice, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
  • Pinch salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all ingredients together and pour into a greased 3-quart casserole dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Comments:  I have made this several times.  My husband loves it and wants me to make it when he goes to N.D. for his hunting trip!  The water chestnuts really add a nice crunch to each bite!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Lady & Sons #1

Farmer's Pork Chops

8 medium potatoes
1/2 medium onion
Salt & pepper, to taste
White sauce (see recipe below)
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt
8 center-cut pork chops, about 1/2 inch thick
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel potatoes; slice 1/4 inch thick and cover with cold water. Slice onion into very thin slices. Cut slices in half. Drain potatoes; layer half the potatoes in a well-greased 15 x 10-inch casserole dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Scatter half of onion slices on top of potatoes. Repeat with remaining potatoes and onions. Cover potatoes with white sauce. Cover casserole dish with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes on high or
bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Mix together flour and seasoned salt and dredge pork chops in flour mixture. Lightly brown chops in vegetable oil. Do not cook them completely. As chops are removed from frying pan, lay them on top of potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. The juices from the pork chops will drip down into the potatoes. Delicious! Serves 8

White Sauce

8 Tbsp (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 to 2 tsp salt
1/2 to 3/4 tsp pepper
4 cups milk
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or chives (optional)

Melt butter; remove from heat. Stir in flour; add salt and pepper. Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly. Add milk, 1 cup at a time. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer 1 to 2 minutes, then let stand at least 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in parsley or chives, if desired.

These were a hit all around.  The potatoes were so creamy and good!!  

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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It is almost the end of the month.  Don't forget to print your coupons out before they reset!

Paula Deen

I <3 Paula Deen.   I don't think I have ever eaten anything from a Paula recipe that I didn't love.  Her recipes are not for the faint at heart.  Not for people watching their weight.  And not for people with high cholesterol!

That being said, I am going to cook my way through my Paula Deen books.  The weather has turned and I feel like cooking again.  I didn't do a whole lot of serious cooking this summer between traveling and it being so hot.

The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook Collection

These are the books I am starting with.  I will go through The Lady & Sons first and share likes/dislikes, pictures and include the recipes.

I will admit there are a few recipes I am a little nervous about.  Being from Savannah, Paula uses a lot of seafood.  We love seafood, but I usually leave it up to restaurants to prepare it for me.

Wish me luck!

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dinner ~ Hawaiian Chicken

Hawaiian Chicken Recipe

  • 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Cut the chicken into large bite-sized chunks. Put everything into your crockpot and stir it around until everything is mixed up. Cover it and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 5 to 6 hours. Serve over rice.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Quick Bread ~ Zucchini Bread

My generous neighbor gave me two huge zucchini last week and yesterday I baked up some goodness with them.  

Zucchini Bread ~ All Recipes

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I used chocolate/peanut butter chips)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.
  2. Beat together eggs, sugar, and oil. Blend in the grated zucchini, and then the sour cream. Mix in the flour, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon. Stir in chocolate. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 80 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

There is only 1/2 a loaf left out of two so I guess it was a hit!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Breakfast - Baked Ham Cups

Baked Ham Cups - Food for a Hungry Soul

Baked Ham Cups with Eggs and Cheese

Two ham slices per person  
One egg per person, per cup
A couple of tablespoons of cheddar (or other) cheese per cup
Other optional ingredients (I used mushrooms for some of them)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Spray one muffin cup for each serving.  Using two slices of ham for each person, lay the ham slices criss-crossing each other, ruffling the slices into the muffin cup and up the sides to make it fit.  

Crack one egg into each muffin cup.  Top with cheese and other desired toppings.

Bake for about 10-15 minutes(I baked mine for about 18 minutes)

Jimmy gave it a A-
The kids all liked them and ate all of theirs.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday - BBQ Chicken Pizza

Recipe - Hillbilly Housewife

Makes 4 servings
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast halves cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onions separated into rings
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 12″ prepared pizza shell
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1.  Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add chicken and onion rings, cook 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.  Add barbecue sauce, simmer 1 minute or until chicken is cooked through.
2.  Place pizza curst on a foil-lined baking sheet; top with chicken mixture and cheese.  Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 12 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Mom - "Dad gave it a B+"
Me - Jimmy gave it an 8 and the kids weren't interested, so they had ramen noodles (weirdos).  I liked it a lot.  Next time I will throw a few mushrooms on it.

Katie, my niece, took the pictures for me!

This was a nice, quick meal and I would make it again.  I bought the pizza shell for $1.49 at the bakery of my local store.  

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Get some great deals at Kohls right now!!  I found boys shorts for $2.00, girls tank tops for $2.40, a camo fleece throw in the Homestore for $1.49, ladies underwear for as low at $1.80, t-shirts in the Sports Shop for as low at $5.00 just to name a few!  


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.50 Lawry's Seasoning Salt (I use this on everything!)

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Menu for the Week

Here is my weekly menu.  My mom and I are doing the same menu and then sharing with each other likes/dislikes/complaints from the eaters, etc.... Nothing fancy, just a simple menu.

Monday - BBQ Chicken Pizza

Tuesday - Spaghetti & Meatballs, salad, bread

Wednesday - Crock Pot Tukey, mashed potatoes & veg.

Thursday - Taco Salad

Friday - Texas Style Sloppy Joes, pasta salad

We are also doing one dessert and one unique breakfast.  The dessert is a Frozen Berry Pie and the breakfast is Baked Ham Cups.

I will share the recipes with you as we go.  I am  hoping to be back on track with this blog now that all of our summer travels are over and school is about to start.  Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

End of the Month

We are getting close to the end of the month, so don't forget to get over to to print off any or all your coupons before they reset in August!

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Head over here and enter your email and your Extra Care card number and they will email you a coupon for a FREE hand sanitizer pen!  Offer ends 7/18/10.

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Back For a Few Days.....

Just cruising through town long enough to get everything washed up before we head out for another week.  I am going to post a few good deals I see this week and will be back full swing by August.  Thanks for sticking with me!