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by at December 2, 2014 in Coupons, Food, Freebies, Recipes

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Sierra Mist 12 Packs Just $1.25 & Green Ghouls Punch Recipe

by at October 1, 2014 in Coupons, Printable Coupons, Recipes, Target

$1.00 off ONE SIERRA MIST 12pk or TWO 2-Liters
This week at Target Sierra Mist 12 packs are on sale 4 for $10! Here’s a way to get them for $1.25 each.
Buy 4 Sierra Mist 12 packs, 4/$10
Use 4: $1.00 off ONE SIERRA MIST 12pk or TWO 2-Liters (You will need 2 computers)
Total, $6.00
Submit for ibotta rebate on 1 12pk for $1.00
Final Price, $5.00 or $1.25 each

*Updated – check your ibotta – I had a $1.00 rebate on 12pk and $0.50 on 2 liters!

Here’s a cool recipe punch idea for Halloween:

Photo Credit: Parent Magazine

Green Ghouls Punch
1/2 Gal of Lime Sherbet
2 2ltrs of Sierra Mist (or 1 12pk of cans)
1 Frozen Can of Lemonade

Optional decoration: Squeeze red gel down the inside of 12 small, clear glasses. Let dry about 10 minutes.

It’s National Chocolate Milkshake Day – Recipe

by at September 12, 2014 in Desserts, Recipes

Who needs a reason to have a chocolate milkshake? Well, if you do – today is it!
It’s National Chocolate Milkshake Day – September 12th!
Here’s some ideas on how to celebrate…

Basic Chocolate Milkshake Recipe:

4 scoops (about 2 cups) chocolate ice cream
3/4 cup cold milk
2 Tbs Hershey’s syrup (for extra chocolate!)
2 maraschino cherries, stems removed (optional)
Whipped topping (optional)

1. Place ice cream, milk, syrup and cherries in blender container. Cover; blend until smooth.
2. Garnish with whipped topping and cherry, if desired. Two 10-oz. servings.

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FREE McCormick Personalized Recipes

by at September 8, 2014 in Food, Freebies, Recipes

McCormick has a cool new way to personalize your recipe recommendations. Just answer a few questions and you will be given personalized recipes. The Grilled Corn with Smokehouse Maple Chipotle Butter recipe (see image below) caught my attention. I LOVE grilled corn! Click here to find your recipes and be on the lookout for this one!

Leprechaun Candy or Glitter Grapes Recipe

by at March 12, 2014 in Food, Recipes

The boys’ and I have been making these for the last few years as part of our St. Patrick’s Day celebration. They are sour and sweet at the same time…a very delicious snack!


Sour Patch Grapes (aka. Glitter Grapes or Leprechaun Candy)



Bunch of Green Grapes

1 pkg Lime Jello (green ) or Melon Fusion (more white)



1. Wash your grapes thoroughly, do not completely dry them – as you want them to be a little wet so the gelatin powder sticks to them.

2. Place the gelatin powder on a plate and roll grapes into the powder, completely covering. Using two spoons is helpful here. Or you can simply place the powder in a zip lock back, drop a handful of grapes in at a time and shake until covered.

3. Refrigerate for several hours.


Photo Courtesy: Sweet Treats and More


Delicious & Easy Apple Cider Recipe!

by at November 11, 2013 in Food, Recipes




Making apple cider is definitely a treat during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here is a simple 5 ingredient recipe that is very delicious!!!



(2) bottles of 64oz apple juice

1/4 cup maple syrup

the peel from (1) whole orange

6 cinnamon sticks

2 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice



Combine all ingredients in a pot over the stove. Heat and let the mixture come to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 1 1/2 hours. The longer the mixture simmers, the stronger the flavor of the cider.


You could also put these ingredients in the slow cooker and let them cook on low for 4-6 hours. It’s pretty hard to mess this recipe up. I hope your family enjoys this cider as much as my family does!

Inexpensive Fall Soup Recipe!

by at October 24, 2013 in Food, Recipes




I love this time of year because I can make soup more often and it’s typically a very inexpensive meal to prepare. I bought a 10/lb bag of Organic Carrots at Costco for $4.99 about a week ago. It’s A LOT of carrots, so I decided to try a Cream of Carrot Soup recipe and I LOVE IT!!!


It’s simple, delicious, and pairs very well with a sandwich! Here’s the recipe:


Cream of Carrot Soup


(Yields 6-8 cup servings)


2 Tbsp. of butter

2 1/2 cups sliced carrots

1 large potato, peeled and cubed

1 cup chopped onion

1 clove garlic chopped

1 stalk celery, chopped

3 cups chicken broth

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1/2 cup milk or cream

salt and pepper



Heat butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add carrots, potato, onion, celery, chicken broth, and ginger. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Uncover and cool for 15 minutes.


Transfer soup in batches to a food processor; blend until smooth. Return soup to the Dutch oven; stir in cream. Add curry powder, salt, and black pepper; cook over low heat until heated through, about 10 minutes.



Recipe adapted from All Recipes

Simple 5 Ingredient Fall Side Dish!

by at October 22, 2013 in Food, Gluten Free, Recipes




I would consider myself a simple cook. I like easy meals that don’t require a lot of fuss, especially during the week. Here’s a really easy and very delicious side dish you can make to accompany pretty much any meat dish, and it’s perfect to make during the fall when sweet potatoes are in season and cheap! PLUS, this recipe is gluten-free!





sweet potatoes – I like the smaller size ones at Trader Joes

maple syrup or honey

apple juice





Peel and thinly slice your sweet potatoes and lay them in a baking dish, it’s ok to overlap. Pour apple juice over the top. I fill the dish about 1/3 of the way up. Then sprinkle the cinnamon on top and mix into the juice and sweet potatoes (I use my hands and rub it all in). Then drizzle maple syrup over the top and sprinkle with salt. Stick a lid on top and pop into a 375 degree oven for about 30-45 minutes.


Depending on how much you make will depend on how long your sweet potatoes will need to cook. I did not put exact measurements because it really isn’t going to make too big of a difference. It’s going to taste amazing because sweet potatoes, cinnamon, apple juice, and maple syrup is a great combination!


Let me know if you give this recipe a try! Smile

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