Monthly Archives: March, 2011

The tale of a Target shopping trip. True story.

I’ve said a thing or two about coupon shopping. I thought I’d show you a shopping trip. Telling you that you can save and showing you what I saved are two different things. This is a picture of my shopping trip this morning. I think you can see everything. I bought 56 items. I spent …

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Garden Gab

This is my 2nd year to have a veggie garden. I’m still a newbie. I’ve just planted strawberries, lettuce, squash, bell peppers, blue lake beans, tomatoes and mint. Most of what I planted is in seed form. I bought strawberry plants and a mint plant. I’ll keep you updated on my garden’s progress. In my …

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Cinderella Pumpkin bread

I love pumpkin bread. Love, love, love pumpkin bread. It’s one of my favorite sweet breads. In fact, the only bread I like better than pumpkin is cranberry banana. Because I like pumpkin bread so much, I’ve tried many different recipes. Sort of like the Prince trying to find Cinderella. I have tried many that …

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New life for old fruit.

. Do you have an old lemon or lime on the counter or in the fridge? Is it past the point where you would use it for food? Yep, me too. Is your microwave in need of a good cleaning? Me too! I use my old lemons and limes to help soften the nuked on …

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Delish black bean soup

I’m making fajitas tonight. Chicken fajitas. Normally I would make a rice side dish to go with it. Tonight I’m going to make black bean soup instead of rice. Here is my hearty black bean soup recipe. You can make it vegetarian by using vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. The Recipe I use is …

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Couponing and you

One of the things I will be writing about is coupon shopping. Anywhere I can save money, I want to. It’s an expensive world. In my early 20’s, I cared about high-priced, fancy items. I spent a small fortune (to me at the time) on a Dooney and Bourke purse, matching wallet, coin purse and …

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Cobbler à la crock pot

I adore finding new and fun ways to use my crock pot. If I can figure out how to convert a recipe, I’m going to try it out. Using my crock pot is less mess, less energy used and more time to do other things during my sometimes busy days. Plus some things just taste …

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No FAIL Banana bread

I wanted to share my banana bread recipe with you. In my home, banana bread is always well received. I’m excited that my husband got our A/C issue sorted, so I can use my oven today. Our A/C freon line froze yesterday, so I had a slightly warm house until it was defrosted. I live …

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Crock pot fajita pork

I was watching an episode of Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade (recorded on Tuesday) it was an episode about slow-cooker Mexajita Chicken. Here’s a link to the episode and the recipe. I did not have chicken defrosted or fajita seasoning…… so  I improvised. Here is my improvised recipe. 6 Pork Loin Fillet 1 large can of pinto …

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Breakfast made simple

Five out of seven days a week I make breakfast for at least half my family. Some mornings we are running late, and we have Jack-n-the-box. (ha!) This morning A smoothie made with frozen fruit, orange juice and Greek yogurt. Eggs, turkey sausage (pre-cooked and frozen), and blueberry muffins (baked while watching T.V. last night). …

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