Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Free PC Game:

Big Fish Games has a free PC game to download today. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Restaurant Style Pancakes:

I would love to eat out all the time.  No dishes, everyone gets their own choices, everyone eats at the same time.. if you are a Mom, you get it! lol 

In order to save money, I started searching of copycat recipes of our favorite restaurants.  This one is a favorite.  It's easy enough to whip up during the week and freeze for those busy mornings.

IHOP Pancakes:

1 1/4 cup flour
1 egg
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup vegetable oil
pinch of salt

Mix together.  Melt some butter on a griddle and spoon batter to make pancakes.  Add more butter for each new batch on the griddle.

We have added blueberries and bananas to them.  YUMMY! 

Free Sample:

Fiber Choice has a free sample and a $2.00 off coupon on their website today.  I just signed up for my sample.  I love getting freebies in the mail!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Movie Ticket Deal

Living Social  has a wonderful deal today.  For $9.00 you can purchase 2 movie tickets!  It's really simple to do...

-Follow link to purchase 2 tickets @ $9.00 total
-Wait for a code to be emailed to you
-Use Fandango to use

The tickets expire in September, so this can be a very frugal treat this summer.  We are planning to see Harry Potter in July

Weekly Shopping $66.72

I forgot to take a picture again!  This is all new to me and I was just happy to have help putting away groceries! lol


Toilet Paper-17.99 (I have tried to coupon and use different brands, but this works and it's individually wrapped)
Cereal-6.79(2.00 coupon) =4.79
Coffee-11.39(2.25 coupon) =9.14
Sourdough bread-3.89
4 Milk-12.56

Total for the week $66.72

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Homemade Ranch Dressing

I came across this easy to make ranch mix a couple years ago.  Since then I've taken the dressing to parties (with a salad of course!) and served it at home.  Friends and family always ask for the recipe.  It's very easy to make and you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry.

Ranch Mix:

5tbs. minced onions
7 tsp. dried parsley flakes
4 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. garlic powder

Mix together and store in container.

When you want ranch dressing you take 2 tbs. of your ranch mix with 1 cup of mayo and 1 cup of buttermilk.  Whisk together and store in fridge.

Monday, May 23, 2011


We made pulled pork sandwiches this week and I love to have coleslaw with it. Usually I buy it somewhere (a certain fried chicken place), but being ultra cheap this week I made my own! I found this recipe online and I had everything.  It made 8 cups and was yummy!

  • 8 cups finely diced  cabbage(about 1 head)
  • 1/4 cup diced carrot
  • 2 tablespoons minced onions
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice


Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
  1.  Cabbage and carrots must be finely diced. (I use fine shredder disc on food processor) .
  2.  Pour cabbage and carrot mixture into large bowl and stir in minced onions.
  3.  Using regular blade on food processor process remaining ingredients until smooth.
  4.  Pour over vegetable mixture and mix thoroughly.
  5.  Cover bowl and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving.
shared at The Grocery Cart Challenge