Friday, January 23, 2009

Yummy Strawberry Shortcake Pudding

Here is another really simple, really cheap, yummy dessert I make alot.


1 sponge cake (I buy the .97 box of it, and make my own)

1 large tub cool whip, or dream whip (get whatevers cheapest and what you got coupons for)

1 bag or tub of strawberries (either get a frozen bag, or fresh tub, your choice)

1 container strawberry glaze

2 small boxes of vanilla pudding ( I buy the cheap instant stuff)\

Make pudding, then tear the cake into small pieces. Place cake on bottom of a large pyrex baking dish, then put the pudding on top of that, next place strawberries and glaze ontop of pudding, now put your coolwhip on top of that, mmm mmm.. yummy dessert and really easy. Look at the pic of mine

Tips on How to search store ads

Okay, so Like I said before, you can search threw the store ads online, which I do because Bryan does our shopping when he gets off work because we only have one vehicle.

So you are going to have your coupons organized and clipped before you do this, then you are going to need to look for the ad leaders.. what I mean by that is, the things that are at an all time low. Examples of these are alot of the 10-10 deals. Most of the time these are eye catches the stores use to get you in the store, but these are usually also the things that you got coupons for.

Like for example, Kroger has Green Giant Steamers on sale this week for 1.50 a bag. That alone is a great deal, but match it with the great sale they have going that gives you 5.00 instantly on any of their advertised buy 10 get 5 deals, and then your getting 10 bags for a dollar a bag.. pretty good right?? Wrong, if you got the .50 cents off one coupon like I had, then that will be doubled and you know what your going to be paying? ZERO out of pocket. Now I do not know about you, but thats my kind of veggies.. free ones.

So just make sure your clipping every coupon no matter what, some stuff you might not use, but can get it for free, and donate it to a charity.

More Printable Coupons

Okay so like I said before, Jennifer at Coupon Mommie is just a genious.

She posted last week that you could get these deals with these printed coupons.

Johnson Buddy's Soaps with these 1.00/1 , 2.00/2 , and 3.00/3 printable coupons. I have already got a ton of these. They are .97 cents at Wal-Mart, and although Wal-Mart hates coupons (or thats how it seems to me) you can still get them FREE, so who cares if they like it or not.

Cottenelle Toilet Paper is always .99 a pack at Kroger and they double coupons (mine doubles up to .50 off) so go here to get your coupons and go get you some FREE TP. We are loving us some free TP thanks to Jennifers blog on this one.

Recipes for the Cheap way of life

Okay, so as most of you know, I love to cook. I love to back, I love to be in the kitchen. So, I thought what better way to share my love for cooking, than to add some fun easy recipes for everyone to try out. As many of you know, I cook from scratch.. well usually, unless I got a coupon to get a ready made something for free.

So here is my first easy lesson. Its usually cheap, and very Yummy

Peanut Butter Bars

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup melted butter
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (plus 4 more tablespoons peanut butter)

Okay, your going to need a big bowl, combine the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar all together. Now pour all that up into a long pyrex baking dish lined with wax paper. Now melt the chocolate chips with the extra 4 tbls of pb. Pour this over the peanut butter bottom. There you have, it tastes so good, and we even made ours with splenda and Sugar free chocolate chips.

We combine 1 cup splenda and 1 tsp of corn starch, put it in the food processor and it will make some sugar free powdered sugar for the recipes calling for powdered sugar! ( doesnt change a thing and this way, the diabetics can have more options with desserts)

okay, so I hope you all enjoy these as much as we did. Good luck

Printable coupons for this week

Okay so there is a great deal on Ocean Spray Juices right now.

Great, cause we all love us some free stuff now dont we.
Okay, so Jennifer at Coupon Mommie has posted that you can use this $1/1 in store coupon and then stack it with this Manufacturer's Coupon and be able to get it for free because its priced at 1.98 at Target right now. Bryan went to the one on Clinton Hwy and got two of them last night for .27 total which included tax, so come on guys, get to printing.

There is also a printable coupon for 3 dollars off Splenda. This is also a great deal for the people that use splenda alot like I do.

Coupon Organization

Okay, so guys you need to go on over to Jennifers site at Coupon Mommie and take a look at her binder.

I havent got mine this organized yet, but I want to. So you can go and see it. Jennifer is just

So come on now what are you waiting for, get on over there and check it out!!