Showing posts from October, 2009

Frugal Recipe: Quick & Easy Fruit Cobbler

12 Weeks to a Peaceful Christmas

From Simple Mom
Love Christmas, but hate the chaos? I’m with you. It’s a shame that the holiday created to focus on the birth of Christ somehow means overspending, crowded malls, and constant busyness. It shouldn’t be this way.
12 Weeks to a Peaceful Christmas

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Coupon Insert Preview

There will be a Red Plum (RP), Smart Source (S), and Proctor & Gamble (PG) coupon insert in this Sunday’s paper. For a preview of the individual coupons included, please check out Sunday Coupon Preview or the Coupon Clippers. Click on 11/1 in the calendar (you may need to change the month to November), and you can see what coupons are available in the insert. Of course, there will be some regional variations.
Coupon Insert Preview for this Sunday from "Cents"able Momma!

Mr. Puffy Pumpkinhead Freezy-Cool Whoopie Pie

Mr. Puffy Pumpkinhead Freezy-Cool Whoopie Pie
another genius, fun recipe from Hungry Girl!
PER SERVING (entire recipe, 1 "whoopie pie"): 168 calories, 2g fat, 356mg sodium, 31.5g carbs, 7g fiber, 14g sugars, 8g protein -- POINTS® value 3*
1 VitaTop (Deep Chocolate, Double Chocolate Dream, or Triple Chocolate Chunk), frozen
3 tbsp. Cool Whip Free, thawed
2 tbsp. fat-free cream cheese, room temperature
2 tbsp. canned pure pumpkin
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda)

Carefully slice VitaTop in half lengthwise, so that you are left with 2 thin round Vita "slices." Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine all other ingredients. Stir until smooth. Spoon mixture into a small sealable plastic bag, and squeeze it down toward a bottom corner of the bag. Snip a tiny bit of that corner off with scissors, so that you have a makeshift piping bag for distributing the filling.

Lay the bottom slice of your Vita flat, with the cut side down. The ex…

Help kids understand what it means to have a job

Help kids understand what it means to have a job
This is something that my kids struggle with every day. Interesting article. Comment and let me know what you think.

100 custom Holiday Postcards for $6 shipped

100 custom Holiday Postcards for $6 shippedThanks to Money Saving Mom (Crystal Paine) for letting us know about this amazing deal! Many of you were excited about the 140 custom Holiday labels for $3 deal I posted earlier this week so I wanted to tell you about another great deal from VistaPrint on custom postcards.If you like to send Christmas cards each year, but you're looking for an inexpensive alternative to regular Christmas cards, you can get 100 custom Holiday cards for only approximately $6 shipped. Here's how:::Just click here and click on the 100 free postcards offer.::Search for holiday postcards or choose to upload your own photo or design.

::Design and customize your postcards.

::You should get 100 postcards for free and only pay around $6 total for shipping.
If you'd prefer to send a card than a postcard, you could stick the postcards in envelopes (just add on coordinating envelopes to your order for around $3.75). Plus, you could order matching address labels to…

Apple Crisp from Zesty Cook

This sounds delicious and it only has 7 ingredients, found in just about every kitchen in America. Enjoy.
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How To Soften Butter: Quick Tips from TipNut

You decide to squeeze in some baking when you realize: uh-oh, the butter is rock hard. Time is short and you don’t have enough of it to wait for the butter to soften. Here are a few quick ways to soften that butter up so you can get back to baking.
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pumpkin scones with cinnamon-cider cream cheese glaze

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The perfect recipe for fall . . .pumpkin scones with cinnamon-cider cream cheese glaze
From Vanilla Kitchen

50 Ways to Never Waste Food Again


Three Ways to Make Fried Rice FAST!

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Good Tips to Prevent the Spread of the Flu

Thoughts from an experienced pharmacist… The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat.  In a global epidemic of this nature, it’s almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions.  Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.  While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, can be practiced:Frequent hand washingHands off the face approach:  Resist all temptations to touch any part of the face, unless you want to eat or to batheGargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don’t trust salt).  H1N1 takes 2 – 3 days after initial infection in the throat/nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms.  Simple gargling prevents proliferation.  Gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Ta…

Quick and Easy Activities for Kids

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Berry on Board. Helpful BlackBerry Apps for Parents

Make Your Home a Haven

Make Home a Haven: Sweet Treats and Tasty Tricks

Top 10 Time-Saving, MacGyver-Style Cleaning Tricks [Lifehacker Top 10]

Top 10 Time-Saving, MacGyver-Style Cleaning Tricks [Lifehacker Top 10] via Lifehacker by Kevin Purdy on 10/17/09
Very few people truly enjoy spending time cleaning, and fewer still love buying expensive cleaners for every little task. Here's a handful of clever, time-saving DIY substitutes for common household cleaning jobs.Photo by epicture.We've already shown you 10 tricks MacGyver would be proud of, but how about when the Mac comes home to a dirty apartment? We'd like to think he might use the following cleaning methods:10. Use cola and foil to polish chromeChrome looks great when it's new, and rather sad when it's accumulated dirt and discoloration. Chemical-filled and wallet-lightening cleaners aren't necessary, though. Apply a little cola—Coke, Pepsi, or whatever generic you've got handy—and rub down your shiny surface with aluminum foil, and you'll retain the eye-catching shine to your antique bar, Harley, or whatever else has a glint to it. (Origi…

Familiarity and Contempt

The remarkable can so soon become unremarkable just by its closeness. The greatest gift can fade just because it is so accessible. Discontentment seems native to the human heart, at least in this sinful world. And I think we all are prone to allow the greatest, closest gifts to fade simply by virtue of their familiarity.
Read on . . .