Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Green Pastures Gummy Fish

Green Pastures Gummy fish will be available this month for shipping. If you have trouble getting your little rugrat to take his Cod Liver oil, this is great news. If you havent been taking Fermented Cod Liver Oil, read more about it here. You have probably seen various gummies in the store for vitamins, Echinacea and fish oil but no one has Fermented Cod Liver Oil gummies and none have this kind of power-packed nutrition! Green Pastures Gummies will have 600mg of FCLO in each of the 45 gummies in a jar. They will be using the Cinnamon Tingle flavor, which is my son's favorite. The fish are about the size of a swedish fish. Jars will retail for $35. Our price will be $30 per tub. Contact us by hitting the email link if you want to order.

Friday, December 11, 2009

How to quick soak dried beans

Dried beans are a wonderful staple for your home, but do require some planning since they need to be soaked. One way to remedy the "I forgot to soak the beans" dilemma is to use the quick soak method. Its very simple...
Take the beans you need and wash them, removing any dirt and pebbles. For every cup of beans you are cooking, use 2 cups of cold water. So, for 3 cups of beans, cover with 6 cups of water. If the pot is so big that the beans are not completely covered, add more water. Do not salt the water, this will slow the cooking process and the beans will be tough. Cover and put on high heat, bringing them to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes, then remove from heat, leaving covered and let them set for at least 1 hour. Drain and then cook as required by the recipe. Easy-Peasy.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

My favorite bread pan

I bake bread nearly every day. I have for several years now and recently when I was thinking about things to be thankful for, my bread pan came to mind. Now mind you, it was pretty far down on my thankfulness list, but it was there. Mostly because I have never had a loaf of bread stick in it. Ever. This is quite a feat which I am certain most bread bakers can attest to. Its not like I carefully grease the pan before I bake or keep it remarkably clean. I don't. I spritz it a little with olive oil from my pampered chef sprayer and I pop the dough in. When the loaf comes out. I lay the pan on its side and pull a little on the loaf. Out it comes. Even better, I get a perfect crust every time. I give the pan a quick wash and dry and away it goes until the next day. The best thing about the pan was it wasn't even expensive. The pan costs $8.50 from a wonderful company called Breadbeckers. I had two pans, but a friend liked it so much, that she bought one from me. Maybe I should start selling them...

Less sugar in more cereals

If you read my posts, you know I avoid sugar as much as possible. My youngest rugrat doesn't do well with it at all and since it reduces your immune system, I avoid it even more during cold and flu season. General Mills announced that it is going to reduce the sugar content in 4 of its most popular cereals again. They will all be reduced to single digits, which is great news! Here is their announcement:
General Mills announced this week a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to children under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.
They are offering a special coupon for their four "newly revised" cereals: Trix, Reeses Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Lucky Charms. Click on the CEREAL LINK

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Coupon Adventures 12/9

Got a great coupon for Family Christian stores this week in my email. It says to share with friends, so here you go: Family Christian Store Coupon

Its good for 25% off one item. If you haven't been in one of these stores before, you should check them out. In addition to an extensive selection of Christian fiction and non-fiction books, they have music, family friend videos and beautiful decor for the home. I did quite a bit of my Christmas shopping there last year and not only did I save there in the store, but they gave me some great coupons to use after the holidays.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Coupon Adventures 12/1

Harris Teeter ad this week:

Harris Teeter Milk 1 gallon, excluding Organic, $2.47

Red Delicious and Golden Delicious Apples, 3 lb bag, on sale BOGO for $1.99 = .66 per pound

Cucumbers on sale for .60 each

Green Peppers on sale .80 each

B1G2 EZ Peel White Shrimp ( 51-60 count) Sold in 2 lb. bag, limit 6

B1G2 HT Small Pack Fresh Boneless Chicken Breast, limit 6, approx. 1.60 lbs. per bag
* Regular Price: $7.98 each (price for 3 - $23.94)
* Sale Price (Must buy 3 to get sale price): $2.66 each
* Total for 3 = $7.98 (approx $1.66 per pound)

BOGO Oscar Mayer Bacon (12-16 ounce)
* Regular price $5.49
* Sale Price: $2.75
* Use.75 coupon (which will be doubled) from 11-15 inserts
* Total = $1.25

BOGO Skippy Peanut Butter, 15 – 16.3 oz
* Sale Price: $1.49
* Use .60/1 coupon from 11-15
* Total - .29 each

BOGO White House Applesauce, 6 pack cups
* Sale Price: $1
* Use .75/2 coupon
* Total = .50 for 2 (.25 each)

BOGO Purex or All Laundry Detergent (50 ounce)
* Regular Price: $5.99
* Sale Price: $2.99
* Use $1.00 coupon for Purex Natural Elements:
* Total = $1.99

BOGO Sargento Shredded Cheese (8 ounce)
* Regular Price: $3.29
* Sale Price: $1.65
* Use .40/2 coupon from 11-15 inserts
* Total for 2 bags = $2.50 ($1.25 each)

BOGO Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats (14.5-18 ounce)
* Regular Price: $3.49
* Sale Price: $1.75
* Use $1.00 printable coupon for Frosted Mini Wheats
* Total = .75

BOGO Pepsi Products Fridge Mate (12 pack cans)
* Regular Price: $5.99
* Sale Price: $2.99

BOGO All 2x Laundry Detergent
* Regular Price: $6.29
* Sale Price: $3.14 each
* Use .40/1 coupon: HERE

BOGO Millstone Coffee (10-12 ounce)
* Regular Price: $8.95
* Sale Price: $4.48

BOGO Bayer Aspirin, 24 – 36 count
* Regular Price: $3.79
* Sale Price: $1.89
* Use $1.00/1 coupon from 10-25 inserts
* Total = .89

BOGO Nature’s Pride 100% Whole Wheat Bread, 20 oz Sale Price: $1.34

BOGO Birds Eye Voila
* Regular Price: $5.15 each
* Sale Price: $2.57 each
* Use $1.00/2 coupon from 11-8 inserts
* Total for 2 = $5.15 ($2.08 each)

BOGO Blistex Lip Balm
* Sale Price: .49
* Use .25/1 coupon from 11-15 inserts
* Total = FREE!

7-up 2 ltrs $1.00 each

Pepsi Products 2 ltrs $1.00 each

BOGO Arnold Wide Pan Breads (24 ounce)

BOGO Blueberries, Raspberries, & Blackberries (6 ounce)

BOGO Tostitos Family Size Chips (14.5-18 ounce)

Snow Crab Clusters on sale $3.99/lb.

Tilapia Filets on sale $3.99/lb.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Coupon Adventures 12/4

Staples is offering a nice little deal right now where you buy a 16 +4 bonus pack of AA or AAA Duracell Batteries and use your Staples Reward card and you get the amount of purchase back in Staples Rewards to spend later as you wish. There is a limit of 2 per customer. If you have a Duracell coupon, this sweetens the deal, making you a money! This offer is good through Christmas, but only while supplies last, so grab them before they are gone!

Smart source had a $0.50/1 available and there is a $1.00/1 inside specially marked packages.

If you have empty HP ink cartridges Staples is doubling rewards for returning them to the store. This is an extra $6 in rewards for you to spend. If you purchase your ink there, they offer an additional 20% back in rewards on HP right now with a $50 purchase. This will cut your cost in half if you are buying their $57 combo pack.