Friday, May 28, 2010

Make a Difference

It's everywhere. 
On tv.
On the radio.
People are becoming more self-aware of the environment
 and the horrific consequences of using chemicals and toxins in our every day life.

Recently, I've started to do research on responsible companies
doing what they can to reduce the carbon footprint
and manufactuer environmentally-friendly products for home use.

There's a fabulous company.

Their mission is simple:
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  by being an authentic force for positive change."

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and much much more.

They have provided a way for all of us to be more eco-friendly
and feel better about helping the environment.
Don't we all want our environment to flurish for the next seven generations??

Join the Seventh Generation Nation today.

Enter for a chance to win a great giveaway for some
 Seventh Generation Products of your very own!
Go to Truth Be Told and enter to win the following:

*32oz 2X concentrated Free and Clear Laundry Detergent
*40oz Free and Clear Fabric Softener
* tub of 35ct Disinfecting Wipes
* Disinfecting Multi Surface Spray
* F & C Natural Glass and Surface Cleaner
* Bottle of F & C Natural Dish Liquid safe to use on hands.
* Disinfecting Bathroom Spray
* 1 Box of Dishwasher Pacs
* F & C All Purpose Cleaner
* A roll of paper towels
* Reusable Tote

Good Luck!

*All opinions of this post are my very own and
 no compensation from Seventh Generation was given.

More Free Samples at Walmart

Go HERE to check out all the FREE samples you can get!

Here are just a few:

Free Sample of Crest 3D White Strips

6 oz. trial size bottle of Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Body Wash

Free Sample of Prilosec OTC

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Frugal Recipe: Whole Wheat Tortellini Carbonara

During the week, I often cook Monday thru Thursday.
Since I'm a working mom,
 nothing I do takes me more than 30 minutes to prepare.
Here's a super quick recipe that I've come up with
for an easy quick dinner time meal.


2 Tablespoons Italian Dressing - .10
1 1/2 Cups Chopped Cooked Chicken - $1.15
3/4 Cup 100% Fat Free Chicken Broth - .75
1 package 100% Whole Wheat Three-Cheese Tortellini - $3.30
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream or Half n Half - .35
4 slices turkey bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled - Free from Kraft First Taste
1/4 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese - .20

Total Cost - $5.85


First, prepare the bacon to go into the oven.
I find that is the least amount of mess.
The last thing I want to clean up is a pile of grease.

Put the slices of turkey bacon (or regular bacon if you have it)
on a baking rack on top of a foil-lined baking sheet.
Follow package directions for bacon.
Mine cooked at 375 for 10 minutes.

While the bacon is getting crispy in the oven,
Heat a large skillet on medium heat.
Pour italian dressing into skillet to warm up.

Add your cooked chopped chicken to the skillet.
Re-heat for 3-4 minutes until slightly browned.

Next, add the chicken broth and 
the refrigerated tortellini to the skillet.
Cook uncovered for about 5-6 minutes on medium to high heat
until the tortellini have cooked through and broth has evaporated.

Add the heavy cream or half n half to the skillet.
Turn the heat down to a simmer.
Cook for another 5 minutes.

Garnish with crumbled bacon and parmesan cheese.



Frugal Recipe: Whole Wheat & Oatmeal Pancakes

We often have breakfast for dinner at our house.
Here's a frugal recipe that I've come up with...


1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour - .20
1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats - .15
1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder - .10
3 Tablespoons Honey - .25
3 Tablespoons Canola Oil - .20
1 Cup Fat Free Sour Cream - .75
1/2 Cup Water
1 Egg - .20

Total Cost - $1.80



Combine all the dry ingredients.
  Combine all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
Pour wet ingredients into the dry and mix until well combined.
Scoop 1/4 cup batter onto grill pan or hot skillet.

Makes 10-12 pancakes.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

NEW Weekly HEB Deals from 5/26 to 6/1/10

It's Wednesday, that means another circular from
 HEB has come out with some awesome deals!!

Go HERE to get the latest savings from your HEB store.

Here are some awesome deals to make some frugal meals:

H-E-B Classic Selections® Extra Thin Pizza - 2 for $6

H-E-B Dip - $1.12 ea.

H-E-B HomeStyle Flour Tortillas (20ct.) - 2 for $3

H-E-B Natural Spring Water - $3.79 ea.

H-E-B Shaped Pasta - 88¢ ea. **STOCK UP

Lawry's Seasoned Salt - 5 for $5

Meal Deal: Get $5.32 in FREE items!

Buy two (2) Ball Park Beef, Cheese or White Turkey Franks

12.8 - 16 oz., assorted varieties - get 4 items free!
* H-E-B Homemade Style Chili 15 oz., with beans or no beans
* Borden Finely Shredded Cheese 8 oz., assorted varieties
* H-E-B Soft Drink 2 L btl., assorted varieties
* Hill Country Fare Ketchup, 24 oz.

with in-store coupons save more than $5.32 in FREE items!

Don't forget to check out all their MEMORIAL DAY Savings, too!
Happy Shopping!

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 Gift baskets will be mailed by July 15, 2010.

Free Samples of Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo

Get two free samples of Kraft® Sandwich Shop Mayo.
 Possible sample flavors include: Garlic Herb, Chipotle, Hot and Spicy and Horseradish Dijon

Go HERE to get your free samples now!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More FREE samples from VocalPoint!

Taste for yourself how easy it is to turn good 'ole water into a naturally sweetened, low-calorie drink with FREE samples of Crystal light Pure Fitness flavor packets, exclusively from Vocalpoint.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Have you Joined Kraft Foods First Taste Yet?

"Check out what's new & delicious from Kraft Foods.
 Be one of the first to try these great new products and
 share the news with all of your friends and family.
Try them now and enjoy them all summer!"

Just recently, I was sent vouchers to get the following for FREE:


Photos and Content from Kraft's First Taste.

Week 22 Dinner Menu Plan

This is what we'll be having this week:

Monday: Whole Wheat Grilled Cheese & Tomato
                Cut up veggies and fruit with dipping sauces

Tuesday: Tortellini Carbonara with Chicken (recipe to follow next week)
Wednesday: Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Waffles with smoothie shooters

Thursday: King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Friday: Leaving for the Beach!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Have you Registered for House Party Yet?

Current House Parties:

sponsored by OSCAR MAYER

Date: June 19, 2010

Fire up your grill and give friends and family a real thrill with new OSCAR MAYER Selects Premium Beef Franks. They’ll love the big, juicy hot dog taste and you’ll be thrilled that they’re made with 100% pure beef and no nitrates or nitrites except those naturally occurring in celery juice. With coupons, easy cook out recipes, and lots of ideas for outdoor fun for everyone, you’ll get a thrill at the grill for any occasion all year long!


sponsored by Kraft Foods

June 26, 2010

Join the Brotherhood of Bold and invite your best buds to the biggest, baddest, most epic barbecue of the summer. This is going to be a backyard cookout like no other, full of bold flavors, awesome outdoor games, and exhilarating eating contests. There’s going to be plenty of Bull’s-Eye barbecue sauce for everyone to keep the party rolling. So fire up the grill — it’s time to go bold.

sponsored by Procter & Gamble

June 26, 2010

Don’t you just love summer? The weather’s warm, the days are long, and there’s always a chance the girls will stop by! Learn to keep your home noticeably fresh and ready for all those spontaneous summer parties by hosting a Febreze Set & Refresh party. Get tips on keeping your house party-ready and be among the first to try out the new Febreze Set & Refresh. Let the summer fun begin!

Still don't think you want to join? 
I got picked to host the Hasbro Game Night House Party
 and here's what I'm getting:
Your FREE party pack will include:

•The latest version of TRIVIAL PURSUIT Bet You Know It




•1 bag of Hershey’s Pieces candy

•1 Box Triscuit classic

•1 Box Reduced fat Triscuits

•1 Box Triscuit Thin Crisps Quattro Formaggio

•1 Box Triscuit Thin Chrips Parmesan Garlic

•1 Box Wheat Thins
Join Today!

Did you Get your Free Spicy Chicken Sandwich Yet?

Remember to go HERE to reserve for your FREE
 Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Chick-fil-A!

Free Ice Cream Sundae at Walmart TOMORROW!

Joy of Ice Cream Event

Cool Off With Ice Cream

Get a free ice cream sundae at a Walmart near you.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

11:00AM - 4:00PM

Come have a free ice cream sundae*
 with Breyers new and exclusive flavors, and Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream
 and new All Natural Frozen Yogurt topped
 with Hershey's Chocolate Syrup, Reddi-wip, and Fresh Strawberries.

*While supplies last.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Join Oprah's DevOtees Club and Get Free Stuff!

Join Oprah's DevOtees Club and you can potentially be sent
some great and FREE products to review.

Go HERE to sign up today!

New Weekly HEB Deals from 5/19 - 5/25/10

Here are some great deals at HEB going on for the next week!

These are ones I'm certainly going to try!

5 for $5:
Hill Country Fare 50 ct Foam Plates
Hill Country Fare Party! Cups - 20 ct
HEB Full Size Cutlery - 24ct
Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix - 18.3 oz box

Free Hot Dogs!

Free Sports Drink!

Buy 2 packages of Ball Park Franks and Get...
HEB Chili
Finely Shredded Cheese
HEB 2 ltr Soft Drink
HEB Ketchup

Combo Loco of the week!
Buy 1lb deli meat and get 1/4 lb. cheese free!

Buy Nail Polish and get a free Nail Clipper!

Buy Keebler Cookies, Get 2nd one FREE!
Go Shopping!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sweet Treat Recipe: Monkey Bread

Recipe from the amazing: Pioneer Woman Cooks!

Here we go...

Gather Ingredients: 
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar (I used light)
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 sticks Butter
3 cans of Biscuits (I used buttermilk Grands Jr.)
2 teaspoons of Ground Cinnamon
Bundt Cake Pan


Un-"pop" your cans of biscuits
Cut each biscuit into quarters

Then you'll have mountains of biscuit triangles like this.

Mix up 1 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon together in a small mixing bowl

Combine the biscuit triangles and cinnamon/sugar mixture into a gallon size plastic bag

Place all the yummy delicious cinnamon/sugar coated biscuit triangles in your sprayed bundt pan.

Melt two sticks of butter over medium heat

Mix in 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar once butter is melted.

Pour over cinnamon/sugar biscuits and put into oven.

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or golden brown on top.