Archive | February 2013

CVS Less Than a Dollar Trip

Went to CVS today! I’m just browsing around what I could find. I find most of the stuff I’m looking for! I used a lot of Raincheck from way back to 2/11/2011 🙂 I did 3 transactions and just paid less than a dollar! I have over $100 ECB and $50 Gift Card.

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Transactions 1

1 Crest Vivid Whitening Strips $21.99
RC 2/11/11 get $10 ECB
1 Glade Warmer $1.25
RC from Black Friday last year, get $1.25 ECB
1 Finish Tab 10ct $2.99
RC from BF 2011 , get $2.99 ECB
2 Colgate MaxFresh $2.99
RC from 5/21 get $3.00 ECB
6 Bayer Advanced $3.00 –RC
1 Poise Feminine Wash $3.99
2 Crest complete $2.67
Get $3 ECB (limit 2)
Total: $56.54
Coupon Used:
$10 off $50
$10 off Crest Whitening
$3/1 Poise CVS coupons
$10 ECB
$1/1 Glade Warmer
$1.25 any Finish
6 $3/1 Bayer Advanced
2 $1/1 Colgate
$3/1 Crest Whitening Strips

Subtotal: $-1.71
Tax: $2.19
Total OOP: 0.48

ECB EARNED:
$10 from Crest Whitening
$6 from Crest Toothpaste
$6 from Colgate
$1 from Poise
$2 from Glade
$3 from Finish

Transaction 2
3 Sally Hansen Crackle $6.99
1 Sally Hansen Insta Dry 7.49
1 Sally Hansen Salon Effect $9.99
1 Sally Hansen Wax Kit $2.44 (clearance)
1 Allegra 12ct $9.99
RC get $5.00 ECB
Total: $50.88

Coupon Used:
$10 off $50
$19.67 ECB
4 $3/1 Sally Hansen IP
$5 off any Sally Hansen Wax Kit Peelie
$2/1 Any Sally Hansen Nail Polish Tearpad
$5/1 Allegra

Subtotal: $-2.79
Tax: $2.79
TOTAL OOP: 0.00

ECB EARNED:
$15 from Sally Hansen – must be a monthly deal!
$5 from Allegra

Transaction 3

2 Neutrogena Hand Cream $4.99
1 L’Oreal BB cream $11.99
Total: $21.97

Coupon Used:
$4 off $20
$11 ECB
$5/2 Neutrogena
$3/1 L’oreal

Subtotal: -$1.03
Tax: $1.21
TOTAL OOP: $0.18

ECB EARNED:
$5 ECB from Neutrogena

Today I saved $193.07. I have $118 ECB left and $49.34 on Gift card. Plus I will submit the P&G Rebate. I’m already on $50 marked! At least I’m getting another $10 ECB from Beauty Club. Plus I’m submitting the P&G Rebate, I’m already on the 50 marked. Yay! So happy about this trip!

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So Disappointed

For the past few weeks I’ve been busy watching the Las Vegas TV series. And today I finished watching the whole Season 1-5. Without reading some reviews or comment of this tv series I decided to watch it. And it left me so disappointed because there’s no finale. It left you hanging and wondering what happened next. I love the character of Delinda, Molly Sims acts so naturally, Josh Duhamel is a great actor!

Cassava Cake

Cassava otherwise known as yuca, manioc, tapioca, garri, or kamoteng kahoy, is one of the most tenacious root crop in the world. It is capable of growing in the worst agricultural conditions, therefore, had become a farm staple in many developing countries in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Americas. Generally regarded as a poor man’s crop, the cassava – in my opinion – rightly deserves a bit of the spotlight.
The Filipino, my fellow country men make a wonderfully chewy sweet cake known simply as cassava cake (consequently, it’s gluten-free). Cassava Cake is a classic Filipino dessert made from grated cassava or manioc, a woody shrub where the starch that is used to make tapioca are derived.Being a popular dessert, different recipe versions are available for Cassava Cake. This recipe is my personal favorite.

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Cassava Cake Mix:

2 Lbs Grated Cassava
1 14 oz. Can Sweetened Condensed Milk (Reserve 1/3 cup for Topping)
1 12 oz. Can Evaporated Milk
1 14 oz. Can Coconut Milk (Reserve 1/3 cup for Topping)
1 13 oz. Can Coconut Cream (Reserve 1/3 cup for Topping)
2/3 Cup Sugar
3 Eggs plus 3 Egg Whites
1 Cup Grated Coconut
6 Tbsp mild cheddar cheese (grated)
Topping:

3 Egg Yokes
1/3 Cup Reserved Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/3 Cup Reserved Coconut Milk
1/3 Cup Reserved Coconut Cream
4 tbsp mild cheddar cheese (grated)

Cassava Cake Cooking Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350° f.
In large mixing bowl combine cake ingredients.
Mix well. Pour equally into two large greased rectangular pans.
Bake until top is no longer liquid (approximately 40 minutes to 1 hour).
Mix topping ingredients well and spread evenly on the two cakes.
Bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes. Cool cakes completely.
Slice each cake into 24 equal squares.

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Enjoy!

100% Savings at Walgreens

There’s a storm coming in this weekend, starting tonight. And it’s a big one. I just wish its spring already. Im tired of cold. Anyway, I went to Walgreens this afternoon. I pre-ordered that Coffeemate creamer. I always need to stock up on those. I come in with $86RR from last week. I burned half of it. And bought this stuff

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20 Coffeemate Creamer $60.00
Buy 2 Get 1000 Balance Rewards Points
Coupon used: 10 $1/1 Coffeemate Creamer Printable and 5 $1.10 of 2 Coffeemate
1 Bayer Contour $9.99
Buy 1 Get 2000 Balance Rewards Points
Coupon used: $10 off from Diabetes Booklet
1 Nice Meatball $2.49 (clearance
2 Velveeta Skillet $8.00
Coupon Used: 2 $1.50/1 Velveeta from Vocalpoint, and $1/2 IVC
8 Arizona Tea $4.00
Coupon used: IN AD Coupon
1 Sally Hansen Lip Inflation $1.49
Coupon used: $2 off any Sally hansen Tearpad
1 1 Direction Nail $3.89 ( clearance)
6 Kraft Mac&Cheese $24.00
Coupon Used: $1/2 IVC and 2 $1/2 IP and 2 $1 off Kraft Homestyle Tearpad
11 VDAY Sack $1.32
1 Pet Tire Ball with bells $4.99
1 Glow Dog Ball $4.99

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My subtotal is $0.67
Tax: $1.22
OOP: $1.89 paid with my walgreens GC
Total Savings $$492.17
Savings Value 100%
Point Balance Rewards 165970
$18RR left

I just need to edit this because I forgot to include that when the manager, adjust my Bayer Contour EZ she accidentally punched the wrong price. And I just notice that at the end. She gave me back $0.17 for the difference.

A little twist….

Sometimes eating the same thing, cooking the same things tend to get a little bit boring. I’ve been cooking this recipe for quite awhile now. And I think it’s a good thing to share it to you guys. Kielbasa— are common North American anglicizations for a type of Eastern European sausage. Synonyms include Polish sausage, Ukrainian sausage, etc. In English, these words refer to a particular genre of sausage, common to all Eastern European countries but with substantial regional variations. So usually, or you can say commonly, Kielbasa served with Sauerkraut . This hearty meal-in-one is perfect for a family gathering or potluck.It’s always a hit at home everytime I make it. And it’s very easy. You can’t go wrong with this recipe. Try it and let me know what you think.

Kielbasa with Cannellini Beans

K1

INGREDIENTS:
1 pound fully cooked kielbasa or Polish
sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons steak sauce
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 (15 ounce) can white kidney or
cannelini beans, rinsed and drained

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DIRECTIONS:
1. In a skillet, cook sausage for 2-3 minutes. Stir in onion and peppers. Cook and stir until sausage is lightly browned and vegetables are tender; drain.
2. Combine brown sugar, steak sauce, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce; stir into skillet. Add beans. Cook and stir until heated through.

ENJOY!

K2

Creamy Broccoli and Shrimp

Today was one of those busy day. Went to a International Grocery store. Bought some fresh seafoods, produce and some different kind of cheese! I had fun. But the weather is not really beautiful. Big storm is coming in and I needed to get back home before my DD come home from school. After spending 2 hours at the store, I headed back home trying to beat the storm. As soon as I enter the house, my DD called telling me that she missed the school bus. So frustrated because I still need to put everything away, and I can’t let her wait out in the rain. So I hurried to go pick her up. Rain pouring….heavy rain… Got home again and I start thinking what to make for dinner. I decided to make some pasta for tonight. An easy one. I put some water on the pot and start cleaning the shrimp. Cut some broccoli. And I ended with a delicious meal! The shrimp is very succulent. So here’s the recipe. Tell me what you think.

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Ingredients:

2 cups of Broccoli,( I used fresh broccoli and I blanched it first.)
1 1/2 lb Shrimp (cleaned and diviened)
1/2 box of Spaghetti
4 cloves of Garlic, minced
4 tbsp Olive oil
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1/4 cup opDry white wine
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Salt and Black pepper to taste
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Procedure

In large saucepan boil 3 quarts of water, put 2 tbsp kosher salt. Bring it to boil, add the pasta, about 9 mins or to your own liking how your pasta is done.

Heat a pan add the olive oil. Sautéed the garlic for about 3 minutes or until is golden brown. Add the broccoli, sautéed it with the garlic for about 3 minutes. Add the shrimp. Make sure that all ingredients is well combined. Add the wine and lemon juice. Let it cook for about 4 minutes.

Add the pasta and heavy cream. Mix it all together. You can put more olive oil if the pasta become dry.

Add salt and black peppers to taste.

Serve it hot! Enjoy.

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The Sunriser

Good Morning! I’m having breakfast! I’m craving for this for awhile now. And today I’m not so lazy to make some! This is what I’m eating right now! Its so yummy! Sipping with some coffee with it! Good breakfast! Try it, maybe you will like it too!

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Ingredients

8 cups Frozen Hash Browns
20 whole Frozen Mini Potato Wedges
Canola Oil, For Frying
Salt And Pepper, to taste
1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
1 whole Green Bell Pepper, Diced
1/2 whole Red Bell Pepper, Diced
1 whole Jalapeno, Seeded And Diced (optional)
1-1/2 cup Crumbled Breakfast Sausage
1-1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated (optional, I don’t like cheese but maybe you do)
4 Tablespoons Butter
8 whole Eggs

Preparation Instructions

Fry hash browns and potato wedges in separate skillets according to package directions until golden brown and crisp. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. (May bake in the oven if you prefer). Drain on a paper towel and keep warm.
Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet. Throw in veggies and ham; toss around for several seconds. Turn off heat and allow to stay in pan.
In four individual skillets (or one very large one) layer:
Hash browns
Veggie/ ham mixture
Grated cheese
Place into a preheated 300 degree oven for a minute or two, until the cheese is melted. Remove from oven with an oven mitt, as skillet will be hot.
Melt two tablespoons butter in a nonstick skillet and fry eggs to the specifications of your guests.
Place five potato wedges over the top of the melted cheese, then top with two eggs per skillet.
Spoon salsa or pico de gallo over the top and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Serving 4

Have a good day everyone!