Friday, March 18, 2011


 UPDATED! After the poor customer service I received at my local Food Lion this week, I will not be shopping there again.

WATCH THE AD CAREFULLY IF YOU GO. Some items on the page are not included in the "Big Deal" sale, and if you get a wrong item, they WILL NOT ADJUST YOUR PURCHASE. You will get a spiel about how they have to correct issues at corporate levels. This is complete BULL! The store manager would not even allow me to purchase an additional item to make my total items sufficient for the sale.

This week, Food Lion has some excellent sales going on! In addition to their Private Label brand Super Sale, they also have some great deals with their BIG DEAL sale. Purchase 10 items, save $5, and so on!

For the complete details, visit For coupon matchups and tips to save money, go to

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Budget Bread

I first made popovers when we lived in Hawaii. Being 18 years old, working for minimum wage, married to an E-2 in the Navy, money was t-i-g-h-t. I found this recipe one night, a few days before payday, and since it did not call for everything I was out of (biscuit mix, shortening, baking powder, cornmeal, etc.) I decided to try it.


This easy recipe is my go to quick fix for breadless nights, (oh, the horror) and I decided to share the recipe with you!

1 cup flour
1/2 teas salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs

Mix all ingredients very well. Pour into generously greased muffin cups, filling 2/3 full. Bake at 425 about 30-40 minutes or until golden, toasty brown.

This always thrills kids when they bite into what they think is a traditional roll, and find it hollow and full of air!
If you are not serving these the minute they come out of the oven, you will need to cut a slit in the top of each popover to keep it from collapsing in on itself. (NOT attractive)


Popovers make for a happy hubby, which makes for a happy dinnertime at our house!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Cheap Grocery Store Finds

AFter the holiday season, our local stores usually mark down a ton of holiday merchandise. This includes stuff like Hershey Kisses and candy bars in Christmas colored foils, baking supplies like decorator sprinkles and cookie mixes, staples for many holiday recipes like canned pumpkin, french fried onion pieces, and Stove Top stuffing.


When the items are 50-75% off, and you use a good coupon (which your store may double), you are often being PAID to get the items! I personally do not care what color the foil on the candy is, it is still GOOD!

So take a little extra time and scout out the deals.  Our area Publix usually has the items like this on a turn around shelf display near the checkouts.Our Kroger stores pile things into buggies and put them up front in the health and beauty section or the natural foods section (which is very out of the way and takes some looking to find) but it is worth it to dig through and find some good sales. Who knows what you may be paid to take home!?!?!?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Way to Get.....And To Give!

We have used for years as a way to save money on going out to eat. Now, you can share this great way to save by giving FREE gift certificates to your friends! Check it out here:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Just a reminder....

Be sure you check out the great blog to get the most out of your money as you shop for your Thanksgiving dinner! This is my first stop when I make my grocery list. You can find weekly ads and specials for many different grocery stores, plus link to coupons for each sale item and many other goodies that will make your trip easier, faster, and much more economical! There is even a place at the bottom of each post to make a printable grocery list, with the coupon matchups! This is a huge help for me!

In today's coupon section of our newspaper, there is a coupon for $4 off a Butterball turkey when you buy 4 of any combination of Stove Top, Pillsbury cookie dough or pie crusts, and Heinz gravy. Check your stash for coupons for the cookies, stove top and pie crust and use these in conjunction with the $4 off the turkey to maximize your savings!

Happy shopping! Remember that you can have a great holiday feast on a little budget with some planning and wise shopping.

Friday, October 1, 2010


You can buy gift certificates to your favorite restaurant for 90% off just by purchasing a gift certificate at! Check it out! We have used this site for over a year. It is the real deal, not a scam!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Magazine Savings

Today I am passing on a GREAT DEAL on magazines that I found on the back of a Little Debbie snack cake box.
Up to one year of your favorite magazines for just $5!!!!!
You can choose from Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies Home Journal, Fitness, Family Circle and Parents magazines.
Offer expires Oct. 31,2010

Visit for all the details!