Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bi Lo Deals 4/28 - 5/4

Here are a few deals that might make it worth me getting in the car and driving there this week.

Don't forget:
* Take your reusable grocery bags and get .05 off for each one you take in store with you;
* Bilo will double coupons up to .60 face value.

Southern Home Fresh Split Chicken Breast .89/lb.

Fresh Souther Home Chicken Legs or Thighs, .99/lb.

Dozen Southern Home Large White Eggs .98 each

Allens Cut Italian Green Beans $1.00 each

Chef Boyardee $1.00
-$1 off 5 April All You Magazine

Manwich $1.25
-$1 off 3 April All You Magazine (makes it $2.75 for 3)

Blue Bell Ice Cream $3.99

Navel Oranges .69/lb.

For complete Bilo Deals, check out Southern Savers

Happy Savings!

Publix Deals 4/28 - 5/4

Here are some of the deals I see that might be worth going to the store for this week at Publix.

Do not forget:
*Publix will double coupons up to a face value of 50 cents;
* Publix will take local competitor coupons


BOGO Deals

Tostitots Tortilla Chips $4.99 (2.49 each)
- Possible tearpads in store for Free Salsa when you buy 2 bags
- $1 off 2 SS 4/25 (makes it $1.99 each)

Pace Chunky Salsa $2.79 ($1.39 each)
-.50 off 2 SS 5/2 (Makes it .89 each)

Old ElPaso Dinner Kit $2.79 ($1.39 each)
-Possible tearpad in store for $1 off 2

Fresh Express Salad Blends $3.99 ($1.99 each)
-$1.50 off 2 SS 2/21

Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper $1.99 (.99 each)
-$.75 off 3 SS 3/7 (makes it .74 each)
-$1 off 3 SS 3/7, 4/11 (makes it .65 each)

Hunt's Tomato Sauce $1.39 (.69 each)
-$1 off 3 in April All You Magazine (makes it .35 each)

Post Cerelas $3.27 ($1.63 each)

Zatarain's New Orleans Style Mix $1.99 (.99 each)
-$1 off 3 RP 4/11 (makes it .65 each)

Thomas' Bagels $3.99 ($1.99 each)
-$1 off Honey Wheat Bagles March All You Magazine

Keebler Club Crackers $3.99 ($1.99 each)

Mission Flour Tortillas $2.69 ($1.34)

Mayfield Ice Cream $5.49 ($2.74 each)

Lender's Bagels $1.99 (.99 each)

Other Deals
Cantaloupes $2.00 each

California Navel Oranges .99/lb.

Red Seedless Grapes $1.49/lb.

For entire list of deals at Publix this week, check out Southern Savers.

Happy Savings!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

FREEBIE - Cascade ActionPacs

Go here to sign up for P&G Everyday Solutions and receive a free 2-pack sample of Cascade ActionPacs!

Happy Savings!

FREEBIE - Energy Efficient Now - Free CFL Bulbs

Go here and sign up to receive 2 CFL lightbulbs absolutely free! This is part of the Free Lighbulb Initiative. Make sure you glance around the website for more information on how you can save energy while you are there!
Happy Savings!

Book Review: Rick & Bubba's Big Honkin' Book of Grub

I recently received this book through the Thomas Nelson book program, BookSneeze, to read and provide my honest review of the book. I was not required to provide a "good review", simply an honest one. I did not receive any other compensation other than receiving a free copy of this book.
When I was advised I would be receiving this book, I was thrilled! As most everyone knows who follows my blog or knows me at all, I am always looking for new recipes to try out so I couldn't wait to receive this book. While most everyone is always looking for "healthy recipes" these days, I simply look for scrumptious, easy cooking. By the title of this book, that is what I figured I would get!
Well.....out of 214 pages, there are only about 23 recipes in this entire "cookbook". So......not really a cookbook after all. I would consider this book more of a humorous look on eating and why Americans LOVE to eat! You will learn such things as "Diet starts with D-I-E for a reason", you will learn weight-loss tips such as "Jog, instead of walking, to your refrigrator" or "Never put both feet on the scale". The "Two Sexiest Fat Mean Alive" will also provide you with a listing of their all-time favorite places to eat - which also includes the best place on this side of the pearly gates - the ultimate "Church Potlock"!
If you are looking for a humorous book for a foodie in your life, or perhaps someone that has always dieted and just really wants to "Live" their life around the food they adore, then this is the book for them. On the other hand, if you are looking for a real cookbook, you may want to skip right over this one.
Happy Reading!

Monday, April 26, 2010

TNT Tuesday - Crockpot Lasagna

OK, I know it is only Monday. However, since I been posting "TNT Tuesday" on Wednesday's or not at all, figured I'd at least be early this week! :o)

This is a crockpot recipe that my family enjoyed the first time I made it. I do not make this too often because it is not one of those recipes you can throw in the pot at 7 in the morning and cook for the 9-10 hours that I am away at work. This one only cooks for 6 hours......but it is good to fix on a weekend when I am around the house but don't feel like standing over the stove cooking for hours to have dinner on the table. I can throw this in at noon and be ready to eat at 6:00. I believe I found this recipe in a "Mr. Food" Cookbook.
Crockpot Lasagna
1 lb. ground meat
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1 jar (28 oz.) Spaghetti Sauce
1/3 cup water
8 lasagna noodles (uncooked)
15 oz. ricotta cheese
2 cup mozarella cheese (or more if you prefer!)
* Brown ground meat with Italian Seasoning, drain.
* Combine Spaghetti Sauce and water in a bowl and stir until mixed.
* Put 4 noodles in bottom of greased crockpot (you may have to break them to make them fit to cover bottom of crock.)
* Layer 1/2 of the meat on top of the noodles, then 1/2 of the sauce.
* Spread ricotta cheese over sauce, and then sprinkle with 1 cup mozarella.
* Then repeat with remaining noodles, then meat, sauce and mozarella cheese.
Cook on high for 1 hour and then switch to low and continue to cook for 5 hours.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Book Review: Hand of Fate by Lis Wiehl

Do you love crime dramas? If so, you may want to check out this recently released book from the New York Times Best-Selling Author, Lis Wiehl. This is actually the second book in the "Triple Threat" Series. Do not worry if you have not read the first book. I did not, and I was still able to follow along just fine.
This book tells the story of how outspoken radio personality, Jim Fate, was killed by a poisonous gas of some sort while he was on the air recording his show "Hand of Fate". In order to help solve the mystery of who, on a long list of suspects, would have killed Jim Fate, the "Triple Threat Club" steps in. The trio includes a federal prosecutor, an FBI agent and a hard-working journalist. Follow along as they try to figure out the mystery of this murder, deal with the widespread panic and havoc this murder has caused throughout the City, all while each of them also deal with their personal issues and secrets.
This was a very easy and fast-paced read for me with a surprise twist ending. I finished it in two days just wanting to know how each of the "club members" manage in their lives from day to day. I will be going to the book store to purchase the first in the series for sure!
(I received a free advanced copy of this book through Thomas Nelson publishers so that I may in turn read it and provide my honest feedback. I was not required to give any specific type of feedback other than my honest opinion. I did not receive any compensation for doing such other than the free copy of the book, which is mine to keep.)
Happy Reading!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Publix Deals 4/21 - 4/27

Lots of deals at Publix this week, but the below is what I plan to be picking up this week.

Don't forget:
* Publix doubles coupons up to 50 cents
* Publix will take competitor coupons from local stores

BOGO Items

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries $2.49 ($1.24 each)
$1 off 2 SS 2/7 (makes it .74 each)
.55 off SS 2/7 (makes it .69 each)

Gren Gian Canned Vegetables $1.29 (.64 each)

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta $1.79 (.89 each)
$1 off April issues of Family Circle, Better H&G, Parents Magazine or March issue of Rachel Ray(makes it FREE)
.75 off SS 4/11 (makes it .14 each)

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix $2.67 ($1.33 each)
.40 off SS 3/28 (makes it .53 each)

Pepsi Products, 2 liter $1.59 (.79 each)

Nabisco Teddy Grahams Snacks $2.99 ($1.49 each)

Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers $3.99 ($1.99 each)

Shout Laundry Stain Remover $2.99 ($1.49 each)
.55 off SS 3/21 (makes it .94 each)

Smuckers Uncrustables, 4 pk $2.00

All Small & Mighty Laundry Detergeant $2.99
$2 off RP 2/7 (regional coupon) (makes it .99)
$1 off RP 2/7 (makes it $1.99)

Bananas 59 cents/lb.

Cucumbers 50 cents each

Red Seedless Grapes $1.29/lb.

Catalopes $2.00 each

Stayfree Ultra Thin Pads $3.89
$2 off RP 3/28 (makes it $1.89)
$1 off RP 4/25 (makes it $2.89)

Swiffer Sweeper Refiles $4.00
$1 off 2 PG 3/7 (makes it $3.50 each)

If you want to see the entire least of deals for Publix this week, check out Southern Savers!

Happy Savings!

Bi-Lo Deals 4/21 - 4/27

Here is what I will be heading to BiLo for this week as far as deals I see. As you can tell from my short list, I am not too excited about the BiLo sales this week - except bananas are now down to 44 cents per pound and Dawn dish soap is FREE!

Don't forget:
* Bilo doubles coupons up to 60 cent face value;
* make sure you get your 5 cent discount for every reusbable bag you carry in with you.

BOGO Items

Fast Fixin' Chicken Nuggets, Strips, Popcorn Chicken $6.99 ($3.49 each)
$1.25 off January and May All You Magazine (makes it $ $2.24 each)
.75 off October All You Magazine (makes it $2.74 each)

Allens Cut Italian Beans $2.49 ($1.24 each)

Lindy's Italian Ice 6 pack $3.56 ($1.78 each)


Bananas 44 cents per pound!!

Navel Oranges .69 per pound

Dawn Dish Soap $1.00
.50 off PG 4/4 (makes it FREE)
.25 off PG 3/7 (makes it .50)

Finish Quantamatic $5.99
$1 off SS 3/7 (makes it $4.99 but expires 4/25)
$5 off SS 4/11

If you would like to see the entire list of deals for this week at BiLo, click here to check out the deals posted by Southern Savers!
Happy Savings!

Friday, April 16, 2010

FREEBIE - Pantene Product

Go here to fill out form to receive your free sample of Pantene Customized Hair Solutions product.

FREEBIE - Pet Safety Decal

Do you have pets? Then be sure to click here to get your FREE decal to let firefighters, police and other people know that you have pets inside and to please save them in the event of a fire or other disaster.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

TNT Tuesday - Cheeseburgers

Yes, I know it is Wednesday, but figured "TNT Tuesday on Wednesday" was better than not at all!

This is the recipe that my husband LOVES to use when grilling burgers for the family. The recipe as posted makes four (4) 1/4-pound burger patties (pre-cooked). We obviously double the recipe when making them because we are simply little piggies! :)


1 lb. ground chuck or ground beef
1 tbs. Worcestershire Sauce
1 egg
1/4 c. breadcrumbs
Garlic Clove, crushed
2 oz. shredded cheddar (we use more cheese!)
4 Hamburger Buns
Toppings of your choice

* Mix all ingredients together well.
* Shape into 4 patties
* Grill on the grill to your likeness. - You can also broil these patties or grill them on your George Foreman Grill, which takes about 8-10 minutes for a well done burger.
* Slap that pattie on a bun and decorate to your liking!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Finish Quantumatic Dishwashing Detergeant Dispenser

Bet you can't say that fast three times! Anyhoo, if you would like to try the new Finish Quantumatic Dishwashing Detergant Dispenser or any of the other Finish line of the dishwashing products, go here to print yourself $6.00 if coupons!

Happy Savings!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Winner is.....

I wanted to apologize for the delay in announcing our winner of the Walmart Giftcard that was provided to me by Olay through MyBlogSpark. I ended up in the doctors office the first part of this week and ended up on bed rest through yesterday. I am finally getting my energy back today and was able to finally start getting caught up on my never ending to do list!

So.....not to put this off any longer.......the winner of the Walmart Gift Card is........

Pixie with Penny Pinching Pixie!

Congratulations Pixie! Please email me with a mailing address so I can get your gift card sent to you this week!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, April 5, 2010

TNT Tuesday - Sub Ring

Wow! I know I have missed posting the "TNT Tuesday" Recipe for several weeks and I do apologize. I tend to bite off more than I can chew and just can't seem to juggle everything!

Anyhoo - this is a very simple recipe, but one my teenage daughter requests a lot. Everyone is amazed at how great the bread taste and they think I have slaved in the kitchen all day making homemade bread! Ha!! - I actually took this to a birthday party last month and everyone kept saying where did this bread come from. I simply said "I made it!" My philosophy on "homemade" is - if it didn't come in your house looking like it is when you serve it, and you actually had to prepare it in your home - - then it is homemade! :o)

This recipe originally came from The Pampered Chef years ago when I was a consultant.....

Sub Sandwich Ring


2 Pillsbury French Loaf (canned bread in the dairy section of your local grocery store)
Italian Seasoning Mix (Garlic, Oregano, Basil)
Lunchmeat of your choice (Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef, all the above.....)
Cheese slices of your choice
Veggie toppings of your choice (lettuce, onions, tomato, olives, etc)
Italian Dressing
Condiments of your choice (mayonaise, mustard, etc)

* Preheat oven according to cooking directions on bread label.
* Take the french loaf out of the packaging and place one loaf on your pan in a semi-circle shape. Then place the other french loaf in a semi-circle shape where it makes an "O" shape. Pinch the ends together that meet so it forms one large circle. Make sure and pinch all the way around so it does not separate. (This dough is "stretchy" so feel free to pull on it and make your circle as big as your pan will allow.
* Take a serrated knife and cut about 6 diagnol slits on the top of the bread to allow the bread to expand while cooking. These do not need to be deep at all, just use the tip of the knife.
* Spray the dough with Pam Spray or brush lightly with oil of your choice.
* Sprinkle on the seasonings of your choice.
* Bake in the oven 25-30 minutes.
* While bread is cooking you can cut up your veggie toppings.
* Once bread is done, let cool then cut the bread in half horizontally to remove the "top" of the bread.
* Spread with your condiments of choice (Mayonaise, mustard, etc) layer on your meat, cheese and veggies, sprinkle with Italian Dressing and then replace the top.

* Then you are ready to slice into serving sizes!

(If you do not want to make the "circle", you can easily lay two loaves straight out on your pan and make two sub sandwiches as well... The circle just makes it "fun")

Happy Cooking!