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Krispy Kreme: Buy 1 Dozen Doughnuts, Get 1 Dozen for $0.77 (July 11, 2014)

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

There’s a Facebook offer that you can claim to get 1 Dozen of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for just 77¢ when you purchase 1 Dozen at Regular Price!  This offer will be valid only on July 11, 2014 in the US and Canada.  To get the offer, click the “Get Offer” button.

Sounds like a fun way to enjoy a treat and then have the fun of sharing with someone else too.  Of course, you could just freeze any extras too!

You can also get free Chick-fil-A on July 11 too!

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Recipe: Cheesy Ham, Potato & Green Bean Casserole

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

I recently bought some fresh green beans from a local produce farm and it made me hungry for this Cheesy Ham, Potato & Green Bean Casserole.  So I made it for dinner the other night and we all enjoyed it- even the children!  My 5 yr. old kept telling me how good it was and asked for multiple servings, which is always a nice compliment!

This dish can be a bit more time consuming to put together than some, but you if you work smart it’s not that bad.  I like to cook the green beans and potatoes together in the same kettle to save me dishes.  Or sometimes I’ll have baked potatoes earlier in the week and intentionally make extra to use in this dish.  You can also save yourself a dish if you melt the butter for the topping in the same pan that you mixed the cheese sauce in.  If you are like me, the less you have to clean up and wash the better!

While I think this casserole is delicious just as it is, don’t be scared to tweak it to fit your taste!  Add in some basil or onion or up the black pepper for a bit more kick.  It’s a great dish to play around with!

Cheesy Ham, Potato & Green Bean Casserole
Recipe type: Main Dish

  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ c. + 2 Tbsp. flour
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • salt to taste (about 1 tsp.)
  • 3 c. milk
  • 1½ c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 c. potatoes, cooked and diced
  • 6 c. green beans, cooked
  • 2 c. cooked ham, diced
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • ½ c. seasoned bread crumbs

  1. Melt butter and stir in ¼ c. flour. Add salt and pepper
  2. Add milk, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat, add cheese and stir until melted.
  3. Put potatoes in greased 9×13 baking dish, top with green beans and then ham.
  4. Pour cheese sauce over all.
  5. Combine bread crumbs and butter; Sprinkle over top of casserole.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Christine’s Kitchen Chronicles.

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Chick-fil-A: Free Meal when You Dress Like a Cow (July 11, 2014)

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Mark your calendars!  Next Friday, July 11, is Chick-Fil-A’s Annual Cow Appreciation Day.  When you dress head to toe like a cow you can get a free meal or if you just wear a partial costume you’ll get a free entree.

Use this Cow Starter Kit to help create your costume or just use some creativity and cut out white or black spots from paper and tape or safety pin them to the opposite color clothing to get the cow look.

It didn’t work out for us to enjoy the Dress Like a Cow day last year but two years ago I decided last minute to go get in on the fun.  I created our “costumes” by using safety pins to attach white spots (cut out of regular paper) to our black clothing.  Then I quickly fashioned headbands and attached some black construction paper ears to it.  The poor ears wanted to flop a bit but it got us our meal- and my son thought it was a blast!  :)

If you go, definitely be prepared to wait a while.  This is a popular event!

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Abe’s Market: 20% Off + Free Shipping on ALL Orders = Good Deals on Natural & Organic Items

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Update: As of Thurs. morning, 6/26, the 20% off banner code is still on Abes Market’s site and is still working.  I’m not sure how long it will be good.  The free shipping is good through 6/30/14 and if the 20% off code won’t work, try code LIVENATURAL for 15% off.

Today only, June 25, 2014, Abes Market is offering 20% off + free shipping on all orders when you use coupon code HOORAY at checkout!  (The free shipping offer is actually good through 6/30/14.)  This should make for some decent deals on natural and organic products.

In case you aren’t familiar with Abes Market, they carry lots of natural and organic personal care products including vitamins as well as food products, including lots of gluten free options.

Here are just a couple of deals that I noticed:

* Bragg Liquid Aminos 32 oz.– $6.39 with discount ($2.00 cheaper than Amazon)
- this is a great, healthy replacement for soy sauce

* Bob’s Red Mill Organic Quinoa 26 oz.– $8.79 with discount ($4.69 cheaper than Amazon)

* Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour 16 oz.– $5.99 with discount ($1.87 cheaper than Amazon)

* Bob’s Red Mill 1 lb. Almond Meal Flour– $7.99 with discount ($2.50 cheaper than Amazon)

* Nutiva Chia Seeds 12 oz.– $7.84 with discount ($0.15 cheaper than Amazon)

* Tera’s Whey Organic Whey Protein Powder– $20.79 with discount ($3.90 cheaper than Amazon)

* Dr. Bronner’s Pure Baby Mild Castile Soap 16 oz.– $12.95 with discount ($3.24 cheaper than Amazon)
* Jason PowerSmile Toothpaste 6 oz.– $4.23 with discount ($4.06 cheaper than Amazon)

* Jason Kid’s Toothpaste 4.2 oz.– $3.99 with discount ($0.10 cheaper than Amazon)

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Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

I love a good glass of creamy, rich, chocolate milk- it’s so satisfying!  But for the last couple of years I rarely enjoyed that little treat because I couldn’t bring myself to buy Hershey’s syrup with it’s list of 20 some ingredients, many of which I couldn’t pronounce.

So when I discovered that I could easily make my own chocolate syrup from just 6 simple ingredients I was excited!  Rich and delicious, this homemade chocolate syrup does not disappoint!  It makes a wonderful glass of chocolate milk and it is also tasty drizzled over ice cream for a special treat.  You can even use it in the place of caramel syrup in this homemade frappe recipe to make a mocha frappe!  And on top of that it is inexpensive, easy and super fast to make.  In fact, why don’t you go stir up a batch for yourself?  I’m pretty sure you won’t regret it!

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

  • ¾ c. brown sugar
  • ¾ c. white sugar
  • 1 c. cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 c. cold water
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla

  1. Combine sugars, cocoa powder and salt. Add water; whisk until smooth.
  2. Heat until boiling, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 5 min.*
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool. Store in fridge.

* Syrup will thicken as it cools, but if you like a really thick syrup, you may want to boil longer than 5 min.

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