Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Walgreens Friends and Family Event

**picture courtesy of Walgreens site

ONE DAY ONLY December 1st , 15 % OFF your in-store purchase, 20% savinggs on all Walgreens and W brand products. Click the above picture to print coupon.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Kraft Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Dip Review

I was chosen to receive a Eating Good Living Gift Baskets from KRAFT FOODS! It included a $25 Visa gift card in order to buy ingredients to facilitate my review along with a tumbler, lunch tote, a coupon for free Kraft cheese, a coupon for free Jell-O Mousse Tempations, recipe cards, and a newsletter. My thank you goes out to Gather and Kraft for this opportunity to review.

Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Makes 2 3/4 cups or 22 servings , 2 Tbsp each

1 can (14oz) artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped

1 pkg (10oz) frozen chossped spinach, thawed, drained

3/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

3/4 cup KRAFT Light Mayo Reduced Fat Mayonnaise

1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1/2 tsp garlic powder

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Mix all ingredients, spoon into 9" quiche dish or pie plate

Bake 20 minutes or until heated through

Serve with Triscuit Reduced Fat Crackers and assorted cut up fresh vegetables

Nutrition (Per Serving) 60 calories, 4.5g total fat, 1.5 g satruated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 1g sugar, 3g protein

Carb choices: 0 Diet Exchanges: 1 Fat

I did take a picture of the ingredients but somehow my camera didn't accept it but the only thing I did differently was my store didn't have the 2% Milk Shredded Mozzerella, so I purchased the Part-Skim Mozzerella. It was just as tasty and didn't noticed any difference. My family enjoyed it as a snack pairing it with tortilla chips, it really is yummy and satisfying. This is a perfect snack for those on strict diets as there is only 3g of carbs, and 1g sugars. If you pair this with veggies rather than crackers or chips you did yourself well.

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**Disclosure: I received the gift pack with the $25 gift card from Gather.com to purchase the ingredients for the review, no other compensation was received. The above opinion is my own, and yours may differ.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Jell-O Mousse Temptations Review

I had the opportunity to review Jell-O Mousse Temptations. My thank you goes out to Gather and Kraft for the Eating Good Living Gift Baskets from KRAFT FOODS! It included a free coupon in order to facilitate my review along with a tumbler, lunch tote, a coupon for free Kraft cheese, recipe cards, a newsletter plus a $25 Visa gift card. These sugar-free, 60 calorie mousse snacks come in 4 flavors...

  • Chocolate Mint Sensation

  • Chocolate Indulgance

  • Dark Chocolate Decadance

  • Caramel Creme

I chose the Chocolate Mint Sensation and it is a wonderful satisfying snack for anyone watching their weight, their sugars, or just want something light and tasty. With only a hint of mint, this chocolately treat will delight your sweet cravings and definitely not disappoint! I enjoyed it as well as my daughter since she only saved me ONE! These pictures below show what the mousse looks like once opening and digging in...enjoy!!!

*Disclosure: I received a coupon to purchase a free product for my opinion. This opinion is my own and yours may differ.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Attempt At Homemade Biscuits

Tonight I made a yummy homemade vegetable beef soup. I used a combination of different recipes from my "Fix It and Forget It" Cookbook to make it my own. With the soup, I wanted some bread but just didn't feel like making a trip out to the store for rolls or french bread. I searched the internet and found a recipe for homemade biscuits and found this one at "Granny's Kitchen". It seemed easy enough, and the only difference I made to the recipe was adding rice milk instead of the milk due to my son with the dairy allergy. My problem is was it suppose to brown on the top? Or should I say, why didn't they brown? This is what they looked like coming out of the oven....

The recipe called for them to be cooked in a 425-450 degree oven for 12-15minutes. I thought this to be a bit high only because my oven is funny. I didn't want them to burn so I cooked them at 350 degrees and took them out when I saw them browning on the bottom. My daughter suggested I turn them over so that is why they are brown on top, otherwise they would of never....I wanted even browning. They were very good, and the kids enjoyed them....that is all that matters but mama wanted them "pretty"!

So any suggestions??

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

JCPenney 2 Day Online Sale or 1 Day In Store

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award!

I am so honored to be awarded the "Stylish Blogger Award" by Julie and Adele over at Coupon Cents Sisters ....how awesome that makes me feel!!

In order to accept this award you must....

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded this to you.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Pay it forward to 15 recently discovered great blogs.

4. Contact those bloggers and let them know about their award.

7 Things About ME....

1. I've been married for 15 years, we've been together since I was 18 so 21 years together (you do the math just gave you my age, LOL)

2. Love the color Blue

3. I have a Beagle, Max and a parakeet, Taffie

4. I'm very, very shy until you get to know me and me you

5. My whole life revolves around my kids and husband...this is all I know right now

6. Favorite dessert is......Strawberry Shortcake!

7. I'm not a fan of the cold....favorite season is summer, favorite article of clothing is shorts and flip flops!!

Now I pass my award along

So here are the blogs I like to pass the award to.....

So Enjoy and pass it along!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday Blog Hop

Welcome new followers to my little blog. I'm still learning the ropes! Thanks for stopping by and leave a link, I will follow back!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

CVS Shopping Trip Today

I went to CVS today with $12.99 in ECB that were ready to expire and a $5/$30 from email. I'm so happy with my trip today. I spent OOP $2.78, earned $6.00 ECB and saved $50.66...never have I spent that little at CVS, so each time I'm getting better!!

4 cases of coca cola 12 pks (missing from picture) @ 4/$13 earning $3 ECB = 4/$10
4 bottles of Gain Dishwashing Liquid @ $.99 each - 4 $1 off MFG from P&G = FREE

2 Glade Candles @ 2/$5 - 1 $2 off 2
2 Glade Sense and Spray @2/$5 - 1 $1 off 2
Buy $10 worth of Glade products advertised get $3 ECB

2 Renuzit fragrance cones @ $.99 each - 2 $1.00 coupons from fb = FREE

1 bottle of 24 ct Advil $3.99 - $3.99 coupon = FREE

Friday, November 5, 2010

Lookie, Lookie I Won Some Cookies!

Cookies make me happy and wasn't it to my surprise to open up my email and get a message from the One2OneNetwork stating I won some Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies.

Congratulations! Because you submitted a blog post promoting a Milano Moment For The Cure, you were entered into a drawing for a package of Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies and won!

We'll be sending your prize in the mail next week so keep an eye out! Thank you for participating in the Milano Moment For The Cure campaign with us. We hope you’ll join us again on future projects!

One2One Network

Here is my blog post about the Milano Moment for the Cure. Winning is very nice, especially when cookies are involved. Thank you One2OneNetwork!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Friday Follow

Welcome! This is my first time doing this since my blog is in the "new" stage. "Fun Follow Friday" is hosted by Simply Stacie and My Wee View

Thanks for visiting and if you follow, please leave a link and I'll most definitely follow back!!