Thursday, July 10, 2014

Updating Recipe Index (Apple & Raspberry)

If you are keeping up with me on Facebook or here on my blog, you know that ALL of my LINKS, HYPERLINKS and PINTEREST LINKS are all broken, this was caused by a saved copy of my blog being upload into my current blogger blog, (any experts out there know how to help/fix, I am all ears) but so far I am manually re-doing so much of the past 4+ years worth of blogging all by hand!

But I am HAPPY to report... I am daily working on my recipe index and these recipes have been updated and links fixed and you can now CLICK AWAY. So, feel free to RE-save your favorites, RE-pin any or all of the recipes below and help me get the word out there... that ALL MY RECIPES are still here!!

ENJOY these wonderful and delicious Apple & Raspberry Recipes below!

APPLE RECIPES (24 recipes)
Apple and Craisin Chicken Salad
Apple Cake (GLUTEN-FREE)
Applesauce Meatballs (volume 2 cookbook)
Pioneer Woman's Apple Dumplings
(5 recipes)
Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

NEW Pinterest Board with "GOOD" Links to Old Recipes!

So, I've started a NEW Pinterest board. This is going to be a LONGGGGGGG LONGGGGGG process. But I am determined to get everything back in WORKING ORDER! Sooner or later! 

For those that haven't visited in a while, all my LINKS to all recipes are all broken. So if you've saved a recipe link or pinned an old recipe you like, most likely the link with say "that page can not be found", but do NOT worry, the recipe is STILL HERE, someone where. This happened when I had an error on my blog and someone tried to help me and basically destroyed my entire blog in the process. 

All OLD Pinterest Links do NOT work either, so PLEASE RE-PIN your favorites from the NEW board!

So each day, even if I just fix 5 or 10 recipes. I will DO IT! It may take me ALL YEAR! But here we go........ Here is the NEW Pinterest Board, so make sure you follow it for all the NEW links to my OLD recipes!

P.S. ALL RECIPES are still on my blog. Do NOT worrry. The search engine has not caught up to itself and therefore recipes are extremely difficult to locate. The LINKS that DO work are in the right hand side.... archive by months or just category links, these DO WORK! So feel free to click around there too looking for your favorite recipe.

IE: Here is what WILL work, is if you have the original LINK (saved or pinned) you can look at the complete LINK:


(the original post date is September 2012... see in the original LINK above... you can then click on the archive in the right hand column 2012 / September / and then click Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce) 

Here is the NEW LINK for this recipe (as I've gotten alot of request for this)


Friday, June 13, 2014


Hello Blogging Friends - My blog is a "little under construction" right now, a few weeks ago I had a little snag in my blogging code (that is unable to be fixed in blogger), this means my entire blog will need to be moved. 

If you are looking for a recipe, they are ALL still here, but the "search engine" does not work, but will help with locating a recipe and all links from PINS on PINTEREST are not linking properly. (see below for directions on how to find a recipe on my blog)

DO NOT worry..... all my recipes are still here (just NO links work) and the search engine doesn't work either (and my Pinterest links don't work) BUT HAVE NO FRET.... ahhhhhhhhhhhh) I will do lots of fixing and recreating until everything is back to normal, please be patience.

But in the meantime... if you need to look up a favorite recipe... here is a few easy steps.

1. "search" in the top right corner for the recipe name - find it and note the year and month (ie: Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce November 2010) 

2. See the Archive links in the right hand column (click 2010) - then (click November) and then you can click on Olive Garden Alfredo

3. this will work for all recipes

Thank You for understanding and sticking with me... I WILL BE BACK!

P.S. This method is NO longer working, search engine is still trying to catch up. What WILL work, is if you have the original LINK (saved or pinned) you can look at the complete LINK:     ie:


(the original post date is September 2012... see in the original LINK above... you can then click on the archive 2012 / September / and then Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce) 

Here is the NEW LINK for this recipe (as I've gotten alot of request for this)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Quick BBQ Salad

Yep, it's Summer time! Diet time! And Salad time! My twin daughters are home from college and this mama is happy. We all want to loose some weight, exercise more frequently and eat healthy!

I am finally going through my mounds of recipes I've cut out from varies places and sorting, filing, pinning and picking out a slew of summer recipes.

This is one of my favorite parts of having my daughters home, they love my cooking and love when I create new things! As for my boys, they would be happy if I made Hamburger Helper every night.

I went "real food" shopping first, there are hardly ever coupons for "real food" deals, so I made a special trip and filled my basket with the good stuff. My basket looked pretty healthy, if I do say so myself! 

This week we picked out a few salad recipes and packaged them up for our work-day lunch time meals. 

This first recipe believe it or not is from an article I cut out of Good Houskeeping - October 2009. Yep, this has been hanging around my file bins since then. This recipe actually isn't too fancy and I've probably made it a few times before without even following a recipe. 

We made them all up at the beginning of the week in ziploc containers or throw away containers and even my daughter who works at a local burger joint took this salad to eat on her break at work and all her co-workers were like "we want that"!  Sometimes healthy just IS better!

BBQ Chopped Salad
(Recipe will depend on how many salads you wish to make up for the week or if you are serving just for one meal so here is just a general idea)

Can of corn with peppers (or Mexican Corn)
Left over Shredded Chicken
BBQ Sauce
Ranch Dressing
Favorite Lettuce Mixture
Fresh Cilantro
Tomatoes (we used grape tomatoes)
Shredded Cheese
Crushed Tortilla Chips

Portion, Mix and Serve. We put the dressing on the side in small containers for a good lunch-to-go option. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

CVS couponing (5/24)

Today's coupon run to CVS was a success! I got all of these products for $12.99 and then got back $12.75 in EXTRA CARE bucks. Which means I paid 24 cents for all of these goodies! 

Here's how I did it.... Remember I am not a source for how to get the exact deals, I am just showing you what I purchased this week in my personal coupon runs, in hopes to help and inspire others that want to begin or continue couponing.

Crest Mouth Wash (sale) $4.99 - .50 mfg coupon (but get back $4 ECB) limit 2

ColgateMax Fresh (sale) $2.99 - $2/off 2 = $1.99 each (and get back $2.00 ECB) limit 2

Mar Candy .75 cents (get back .75 cents ECB) limit 1

Also I had. $2.00 coupon from the CVS coupon center, spend $10 in toothpaste or mouthwash and get $2.00 off!

OOP was $12.99 (including tax) and I got back $12.75 that I can use on other things this week or roll over to next week's sales!

I love love seeing my CVS rewards as it prints out on the bottom of my receipt. Year-to-date savings $554.19 and I've only spent $219.09. Basically to me that means everytime I walk into a CVS store doing these deals, couponing and more at the end of the day I am saving over 50% on every single item I buy!

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