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Sonic: Half-Price Cheeseburgers August 14, 2014

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Sonic is offering half-priced cheeseburgers all day Thursday, August 14, 2014!

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Recipe: Easy Caramel Frappe

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

I am a sucker for beverages, especially coffee beverages.  But since I believe that homemade is usually better and since I’m frugal and hate parting with $4 every time I want to quench my craving, I’ve been on a mission to figure out how to make my own homemade coffee drinks that mimic the ones I love at restaurants.

I have an iced coffee recipe that I really like but just couldn’t come up with a homemade frappe that I truly loved.  In my opinion the thing that puts this frappe a notch above other recipes that I’ve tried is the fact that it uses frozen coffee ice cubes instead of regular ice cubes.  When you use regular ice cubes to get that slushy frappe texture, it just ends up making it too watery and weak.  But by using coffee ice cubes, it keeps the coffee flavor nice and strong, the way it should be!

This recipe makes a very thick frappe.  If you want it a bit thinner add more milk or brewed coffee.  And if you think the coffee flavor should be stronger, feel free to sprinkle in a bit of instant coffee!

Easy Caramel Frappe
Recipe type: Beverage

  • 1 cup strong coffee, frozen into cubes*
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons caramel syrup
  • whipped cream and caramel syrup for top

  1. Place all ingredients except whipped cream in blender. Blend until ice cubes are crushed. If you have trouble getting it thoroughly blended, let it sit for a couple of minutes and try again.
  2. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel syrup.

* for me 1 cup is 8 ice cubes

Recipe slightly adapted from Chocolate, Chocolate and More.

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Zaycon Foods: $1.89/lb. Chicken Breast (order yours now)

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know that I pretty much won’t buy meat unless I can get it for $2.00/lb. or less.  A lot of you have commented that you can never find meat that inexpensive.  So I was excited when I learned about Zaycon Foods.

Zaycon Foods, which has been featured on Good Morning America, has meat sales all across the United States where they offer fresh meat at wholesale prices.  You order the meat (which is sold in large quantities by the case) online and then it’s delivered directly via refrigerated truck to convenient local pick-up points.

Right now Zaycon is offering 40 lb. cases of chicken breast for just $1.89/lb.!  Sale dates and locations vary, so visit their website to see if there is a sale in your area.  If you can’t use the full 40 lb. yourself, split the case with another family so that you can still take advantage of this great price.  I love to get large quantities of chicken and then cook most of it up, shred it and put it in small portions in the freezer.  It makes meal time planning so much easier to have the meat all cooked and ready to go!

I got chicken from them last December and was very impressed.  A friend of mine also has ordered from them twice and this is what she had to say about Zaycon Foods:

This will be my third time ordering chicken from Zaycon Foods!  It’s so much better than grocery store and way cheaper too!! Check it out! And it’s so easy…order online, pull up the day/time of the event and they put the box in your vehicle for you on plastic! Bring it home, bag it and freeze it and you’re set for lots of healthy meal starters!

Have you ever ordered from Zaycon Foods?  I’d love to know how your experience was.

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Arby’s: Free Jamocha Shake (July 23, 2014)

Monday, July 21st, 2014

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Arby’s is giving away free 12 oz. Jamocha shakes on Wednesday, July 23, 2014!  Sign up now to get your free coupon.

Don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for Jamocha shakes!

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Dominos: 50% Off Any Pizza

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Through July 20, 2014, Dominos Pizza is offering 50% off any pizza at regular menu price when you order online by clicking through the 50% off button on their website.

We love their Artisan pizzas- so, so good!

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