Did you know Smuckers has an online store? And it's not just for Smuckers products? There is Folgers, Hungry Jack, Crisco, Pillsbury, Jif, Knotts Berry Farm to name just a few. Go HERE to check it out.
They are also running a few promotions right now.
Go HERE to print a $1/1 coupon for Smuckers Sugar Free Jelly.
You can go HERE and request 2 free recipe books. In the Peanut Butter Recipes you will find scrumptious recipes for Decadent Peanut Butter Pie, Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce, Peanut Butter Frosty and more... each with a full-color photograph!
The other is for cookie recipes featuring jams, jellies and preserves. The booklet includes over a dozen fruit-filled recipe ideas, each with a full-color photograph.
Here is how:
-Saves time getting you in and out of store reducing impulse purchases which saves money.
-Saves time by just checking what you need, no long lists to write out.
-No duplicate items purchased that you already have on hand, saves money.
-No return trips for forgotten items saving you gas.
-Menu planning and a grocery list based on what's on sale and what you already have on hand, matched up with available coupons really saves a lot!
-Menu plannning for a week (or more) will help you use purchased ingredients up before they expire.
-Menu planning will save on unplanned dining out.
I keep copies in my household management planner. As I'm going about my day and discover something I'm low on or need, it's right there and I tic it.
Do you use a printable grocery list? A handwritten list? Do you find your meal planning goes smoother and you don't spend as much money when you have a list?
It's the first of the year and time to update your household management planner. If you don't have a household planner, now is the PERFECT time to start one. It will keep you organized and save you money!
I always like to change mine up every year. Having a new cover and design for the year is uplifting and inspiring for me.
Here's a peek at the Budget worksheet. Very well organized and has enough room to actually write figures in!
There are several different meal planning worksheets including this 4 week monthly. My goal is to get to where I am planning a month at a time instead of a week at a time.
My 2 favorites are the When to Buy What Calendar and Foraging calendar.
I have a list of "when to buy what's" but never took the time to put them on my calendar. I just had it stuck in my planner. Now it's all on a calendar where it's easy to glance at. Erin has done the work for us! Thanks Erin!
I've been learning more about foraging but the most important thing to know is exactly when each plant is in season. Erin has put this on a calendar also. It will be interesting seeing if her timeline is the same, ahead or behind me due to geographical differences. For the January & February foraging calendar she has nothing. If you know of something that can be foraged in these months, let me know so I can add it to my calendar!
Have you updated your household management planner for this year yet? Have you found any new exciting printable tools that you will be using this year? If so, you know I love new printables, so be sure to share with me!
It's easy to make your own flour tortillas! And this recipe uses no lard or shortening! It makes the best tortillas I've tried to make.
Texas Flour Tortillas
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
3/4 cups of warm milk
Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Stir in oil.
Slowly add warm milk.
Stir until a loose, sticky ball is formed.
Knead for two minutes on a floured surface. Dough should be firm and soft.
Place dough in a bowl and cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap for 20 minutes and let rest.
Divide into eight sections, rolling them into balls. Place on a plate (make sure they aren’t touching) and cover with damp cloth or plastic wrap for 10 minutes.
One at a time place a dough ball on a floured surface, pat it out into a four-inch circle, and then roll with a rolling pin from the center until it’s thin and about eight inches in diameter. Don’t over work the dough, or it’ll be stiff.
Keep rolled-out tortillas covered until ready to cook.
In a dry iron skillet or griddle, cook the tortilla about thirty seconds on each side. It should start to puff a bit when it’s done.
Keep cooked tortillas covered wrapped in a napkin until ready to eat.
Can be reheated in a dry iron skillet, on griddle or in the oven wrapped in foil.
Store in the fridge tightly wrapped in foil or plastic for a day or so.
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1 lb. hamburger
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 lb. VELVEETA Cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 pkg. refrigerated pizza crust
HEAT oven to 400°F.
BROWN ground beef with bacon and onion in large skillet on medium-high heat; drain. Return meat mixture to skillet. Add VELVEETA; cook 5 min. or until melted, stirring frequently. Cool 10 min.
UNROLL dough onto baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Press into 15x8-inch rectangle; (at this point I like to sprinkle a little garlic powder on pizza dough to give it some flavor) top with meat mixture. Roll up, starting at one long side. Rearrange if necessary so roll is seam-side down.
BAKE 20 to 25 min. or until golden brown. -recipe courtesy of Kraft Foods
The grandchildren loved this and dipped it in ketchup!
I've received a wonderful blog award from Sara at Scrap Sassy Silly. Be sure to visit her and tell her I sent ya! She passed on the Stylish Blogger Award. I feel so loved and special! Thanks Sara.
I love this type of award because it spotlights some of your newest blog finds that you are loving! This is the chance to share some of my new finds with you all!
There are 4 requirements in accepting this award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!
7 Things About Myself:
1. I love chocolate!
2. Scrabble and Yahtzee are my favorite games.
3. I couldn't live without my laptop (with internet service) but could throw my cell phone away at any time.
4. I enjoy vegetable and flower gardening.
5. I don't drink coffee.
6. I live in a small town of 900 people, we have no grocery store or Walmart.
7. I love to cook and bake.
The Sunday after Christmas I was feeling very down. Two very important people in my life wasn't here for our family Christmas celebrations, my oldest sister and my grandson.
My son had been very upeset all day Friday and Saturday because the mother of his son had decided he wouldn't be getting him this year like we thought. She has moved to Oklahoma and married.
That Sunday morning I decided if she wouldn't bring him up here I would call and see if she would let me go get him and surprise my son. An online friend has taught me "The answer is always no if you don't ask".
She said YES! It's a 630 mile round trip. ugghhhh But it was sooooo worth it. I had him all week (and my son, his wife and my three stepdaughters) until yesterday with the exception of Wednesday thru Thursday when him, his daddy and stepmom went to their house to get the girls ready and packed to go to their dad's house for the weekend.
Can I just say I am pooped! lol But we had a wonderful special time with him.
Yesterday I was trying to clean up after lunch and my dishwasher element burnt up. Thank goodness we were home and smelled it before it caught the whole thing on fire and my home.
Then last night at around midnight we lost our water. There was a big main water break and the water finally was restored at 5pm tonight.
So although I have no dishwasher, I had no water either!
The whole dishwasher thing has my head spinning. I even bought a one month subscription to Consumer Reports to see what they said. The dishwasher they chose for best performance for the money has sooooo many negative reviews on it. The one dishwasher I picked out at Sears today has soooo many negative reviews.
What dishwasher do you all recommend? I do not want to spend over $450. I will be able to get a rebate from my electrical company as long as it is energy star rated. So tell me your thoughts.