Monday, December 29, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
1 cup of water1/2 cup of butter (1 stick)
1 cup of flour
Heat water and butter to rolling boil. Stir in flour. Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs one at a time (I use a mixer). Continue beating until smooth. Drop by 1/8 cup spoonfuls (2 Tbs.). 3" apart on a cookie sheet. Don't make them pretty - they are prettier if the less round they are. Bake for 35-40 minutes @ 350 degrees. Cool. Cut off tops and pull out any dough inside. Fill with vanilla or chocolate pudding and replace tops. Finish by dusting them with powdered sugar and/or drizzling with chocolate. Great Christmas treat! Makes about 16 puffs.
**Note: You will probably want to eat these the day they are made as they tend to get soggy with filling sitting in them.**
I had a friend email this today:
Whoa! I was WAY out of my league...but I kept up a brave front for Katie's sake! Intense. Hard core. I guess I'm more of a Monday afternoon 'rain check please' girl! Teach me, o wise one. : )
It got me thinking that I should be upfront with my readers....I think I may have been out of my league, too. Here's what happened:My sister and I ventured out on Saturday night around 11:30pm with our four transactions perfectly planned out and separated into individual envelopes. We were very hopeful and excited about the deals we were going to get. As we pulled into the parking lot we could tell by the abnormal number of cars that it might be a little busy. When we walked in it was apparent by the four other shoppers who had their weekly circulars out that we were in for an interesting round of CVS. We each quickly grabbed a cart and headed for the Right guard. Just as we suspected they did not have enough for us to get the limit amount. Normally this wouldn't be that big of an issue, but we had just spent the last hour and half figuring our transactions out to the penny. We didn't get too discouraged - we kept moving. We got our Loreal and Sally Hansen, but on our way to the Benefiber we noticed a couple who apparently each had a Extra Care card because they had two of everything! They saw us; we saw them and we all knew that there couldn't possible be enough to go around. --- I really think I would have won the race that night in isle 17, had I not had a dysfunctional cart that squeaked and wobbled as I ran. It really slowed me down and cost me my Benefiber, which in the end actually cost me $2 (being that it was a moneymaker)! If losing the Benefiber wasn't enough, I was counting on it for my first transaction so I was really messed up! We were finally able to rework our scenarios and still have very little OOP. As we walked up to the cash register we noticed quite a few people -as we got closer we realized it was more like a 15 people deep line! At one point a man yelled from the back of the line "Aw, come on! I've got a nine month pregnant wife at home with heart burn!", unfortunately not all CVSers know the edict of allowing customers with very few items the luxury of going ahead, so it got kind of ugly as the nonECBers went up against the ECBers. I decided to hide myself and my coupons behind a Christmas display and remain low key. Several things surprised me about myself that night: 1) that I would actually go to CVS at midnight 2)that I would purposely purchase Benefiber 3) that I would actually race another human being to a box of Benefiber, and 4) that losing the Benefiber would actually cause me grief. It's funny what an ECB will do to a person.....Merry Christmas and happy CVSing.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I entered BeCentsable's Giveaway last week and I won! I never win anything so I'm pretty excited. Maybe I'll start entering more.... :)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Eggs - .99 @ Kroger
Pillsbury Pie crusts: $1 each @ Target w/ $1/2 coupon HERE
also use $1/2 peelie coupon right on package (Manufacture Q)
2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 1/2 c. diced cooked ham
1/3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 c. milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle 1/2 of cheese on pie shell. Top with 1/2 of ham. Repeat layers. In bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper, and milk. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Pour over pie. Bake 55-65 minutes.
Great for Breakfast, Lunch or dinner! Cheap and so delicious!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
It was kind of a slow week at CVS this week, but it's okay because next week looks fantastic! Here's what I got:
2 Colgate Total: $2.99
use 2 $1.50/1 coupons HERE (it's on page 4, so only print that page)
CVS CRT $1/1 (it actually printed from the scanner today)
ECB's earned: $2 each
Total: FREE with $2.02 overage!
Folgers Coffee (we were out today): $4.99
use .25/1 from recent insert
ECB's earned: $2
Total: $2.49, but with toothpaste overage it was free so I didn't loose any ECB's
This was a good example of using the sales, coupons, and your ECB's to actually get something you need. Hope it helps!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Some more FREE samples...
Free sample from Huggies:
Got someone in a gift exchange that you have no idea what to get for them?
This is a great gift to give, plus you get $10 off with FREE shipping:
I've mentioned this before but this is a great way to earn yourself some great gift cards. You can get them to places like Target, Starbucks, Barnes and Nobles, GAP, and even airlines - almost anywhere! All you have to do is use this sight for your search engine and it works just as well as google. I am currently using it and have made over 200 points in just a week and a half! I have enough for a Target gift card, but I'm holding out for GAP - I need some new jeans. It really is worth a try:
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I am one of your new students and am entirely grateful for all of your saving tips. In fact, since Thanksgiving I have been in a CVS store almost every day looking for deals. Imagine my horror this past week when I turned on FOX news and saw the Urgent news headline... "Recession looming...ECB rates must be cut! After a few breathing exercises to calm myself down I searched the internet to find that ECB not only means Extra Care Bucks but for the small minded and uninformed it stands for European Central Bank! The bad news is the worth of the euro is dropping. The good news is our extra care bucks are safe for now! I hope this calms any fears of my fellow shoppers!
May your ECBs increase and your OOPs decrease in life!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Use this coupon HERE (you will need to sign up at Hot Coupon World, but it takes only a second) for $2 off Archer Farms ham at Target. Most of their individual ham steaks are less than $2 so you will get them all for free (***note you will not get overage***).
Rayovac batteries are at the dollar spot in Target and with this $1/1 coupon HERE you get them for free! This is a great deal, especially with Christmas coming up.
You can still use the $1/1 coupon HERE for .06 coffee (it's the little coffee bags). I've been putting these in little gift bags for Christmas.
I also used $1/1 coupon for any Starbucks chocolate with the $1.29 chocolate truffles by the register. I got these from a tearpad at Kroger, but I've seen them recently at CVS as well. All in all, I got all of this for less than $2 OOP! Good deal.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I've mentioned this before but this is a great way to earn yourself some great gift cards. You can get them to places like Target, Starbucks, Barnes and Nobles - almost anywhere! All you have to do is use this sight for your search engine and it works just as well as google. I am currently using it and have made over 100 points in just a week! It really is worth a try:
Here are some holiday offers from Betty Crocker and Pillsbury - great recipes and coupons!