Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet Link!!!

I love this coupon book. Sign up here to receive a free coupon book mailed to you with over $30 in high value coupons for brands like Cascade & Dawn!! I am able to score a lot of my cleaning products for free or very cheap with these coupons. Hurry- they will go fast!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Super Sunday Shopping!

I'm so excited about my shopping trip at Homeland today. I think it may be my best one yet! I purchased everything in the picture for $8.63 (including tax!). I did this in the two transactions:
1st Transaction:
5 boxes of Kellogg's cereal for $12
$5 was automatically deducted since I purchased 5 which made it 5/$7
I used 2 $1/2 3/7 RP coupons (one for the Raisin Bran & one for the Apple Jacks) so they both doubled which made my
Final cost: 5/$3!!!
Ritz Crackerfuls $2.50
Used $1/1 1/10SS DND
Final cost: $1.50
2 Yakisoba Noodles $1.00 each
Used $1/2 3/14SS
Final cost: 2/FREE
I will donate these.
Crystal Light Lemonade $2
Used $1/1 3/21SS
Final cost: FREE
Tornado $1.99
Used $1/1 12/6SS
Final cost: FREE
2 Musselman's Healthy Picks Applesauce $1.39 each
Used $1/2 found in package
Final cost: $.39 each
Sara Lee Honey Wheat bread $2.00
Rhodes Multi Grain Warm 'n Serve Rolls $2.49
Used $1/1 1/24 RP or 2/14RP
Final cost: $.49
Hiland Cottage Cheese $2.35
Used $.55/1 DND
Final cost: $1.80
I also used $5/$25 purchase coupon from the Thunder Basketball program.
Since I purchased 5 Kellogg's cereals I received 2 catalina's for 2 FREE gallons of milk which I used on the next transaction.
2nd Transaction:
2 Hiland 2% Gallons of Milk $3.79 each
Used catalinas from 1st transaction
Final cost: 2/FREE
2 Musselman's Healthy Picks Applesauce $1.39 each
Used $1/2 found in package
Final cost: $.39 each
5 boxes of Kellogg's cereal
I did the same as in the first transaction except I only used 1 coupon
Final cost: 5/$5
I received 2 more catalina's for free milk with this purchase!
DiGiorno 12" pizza and bread stick combo $8.59
Used free coupon from my DiGiorno House Party!
Coupon was free only up to $8.00 so
Final cost: $.59
I used another $5/$25 purchase coupon from the Thunder Basketball program to sweeten the deal!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I'm hosting a DIGIORNO Champions House Party!!

I'm so excited. I was chosen as a host for a Digiorno Champions House Party! If you haven't heard of HouseParty.com, check it out here. I was a host for a Hunt's Backyard House Party back in October and it was awesome. As a host, you receive lots of coupons for free food and coupons to give away to your guests as well as a variety of other gifts for your guests. It is also a great reason to get family and friends together for a party.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Homemade Bread Crumbs

What do you do with the left over crust from your bread and the heels no one eats?

Here's an idea: have a gallon size zip top freezer bag labeled "bread crumbs" and when the package of bread is finished except for the heels, throw them in the bag and keep in the freezer. The next time your recipe calls for bread crumbs, make your own!

Bread Crumbs Recipe

Take frozen heels from freezer and put in food processor and process into crumbs. Put back in freezer bag and save for use in future recipes.

Italian Bread Crumbs Recipe

1 cup homemade bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil

Mix by hand or put in food processor and process just enough to mix.

All Purpose Seasoned Bread Crumbs Recipe

2 cups dry homemade breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/8 teaspoon sage
1 pinch onion powder
1 pinch nutmeg
1 pinch garlic

Mix by hand or put in food processor and process just enough to mix.