Saturday, August 22, 2009


This is a recipe my grandmother gave me for country coleslaw. It is delicious. You will need:

3 cups of shredded cabbage

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1 medium apple, any kind, I used ginger gold

1 cup golden raisins

1 cup Marzetti's slaw dressing

Mix together until blended. Store in refrigerator for 2 hours until cold. Serve and enjoy!

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Here is a great recipe for butternut squash muffins. Thanks to goes to
A Southern Grace for the recipe. My two nieces love to cook with me and I love for them to eat our goodies we make. I knew I had to find a recipe for the butternut squash that was appealing to little ones. The girls stirred and poured until they had their muffins ready for the oven. The results were excellent. Everybody loved them, including my picky 15 year old.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Summer is coming to an end and the start of apple season is in. There is a local apple orchard near me that has great apples, fruit hill orchard. I picked 20 lbs. last weekend and thought I would make some spiced apple rings. Here is a recipe I got from my Ball recipe book, I tweaked it a little.
5 lbs. apples
3 cups of sugar
5 cups of water
red food coloring(optional)
Wash and core the apples; do not peel. Slices apples crosswise into 1/4 inch rings. Add some lemon juice into a bowl of water to treat the apples from turning brown. Combine sugar and water in large sauce pot. Add a few drops of food coloring. Add 1 tsp. of cloves and 1 tsp. of cinnamon. Bring to a boil; boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain apples rings and add to syrup; let stand 10 mins. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat; simmer 30 mins. Remove apple rings from syrup and cool. Return syrup to a boil. Pack apple rings loosely into hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Ladle hot syrup over apple rings, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Put on two piece caps. Process pint jar 15 mins. in boiling water. 1" to 2" of water covering capped jars. Remove from water and set on counter to cool 12-24 hours. Lids should pop when sealed.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


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Saturday, August 8, 2009


If you are like me and you have tomatoes ripening faster than you can eat them here is a recipe for garden fresh salsa. It is very simple to make and you can tweak it as you like.

1 tablespoon mined garlic

1/2 cup finely chopped onions

1/2 cup finely chopped green peppers

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon basil

1 tablespoon parsley

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon black pepper

3 cups dices tomatoes

hot sauce to taste

Cut up green peppers and onions. Saute onions, green peppers, and minced garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook until tender. Peel tomatoes and take out the seeds. Chop into small bite size pieces. If you like chunky salsa make the pieces bigger. Pour tomatoes, cook onions and peppers in sauce pan. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook for 15 mins. I add the hot sauce while cooking and sample until I get the right temp. I like. Ladle into pint size jars. You can seal the lids and store for up to one year or refrigerate up to 2 months. This recipe makes two pint jars. Double recipe for more.


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Thursday, August 6, 2009


Limeade is one of my favorite drinks in the summer. Here is a simple recipe on how to make limeade. You will need 6 limes, sugar and water.
Roll the limes on the table pressing down to loosen the juices. Cut in half and squeeze out the juice. These 6 limes should give you 1 cup of juice. Mix 1 1/2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water in a pan. Cook on stove top until sugar is dissolved. Mix together your juice and sugar water. Add 3 cups of water, mix and enjoy. I like pulp in my limeade, but if you don't just strain the pulp off before adding to mix.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Fiber One is giving away a free sample of Honey Nut clusters cereal and Fiber One oats and chocolate bar. Plus $5.00 in coupons. Offers like these don't last long. Get yours here.


Nature's bounty in giving you a free sample of their fish oil. Plus you'll get $1.00 off coupon for any Nature's bounty vitamins and minerals. You can usually catch these on sale at CVS and Kroger. Go here to request your free sample.

Farmer's Foods Weekly Specials 8/3-8/9

Farmer's Foods is a smaller grocery store chain. They have six in Va and two in NC. There is no saver's card needed. Farmer's Foods doubles manufacturer's coupons every day, up to $1.00. Here is this weeks specials.
5lb. bag russet potatoes .98 cents
Lipton side dishes 10/$10
Kool-Aid envelopes,2qt. each, 10/$10
Chef Boyardee canned pasta 10/$10
Red Baron french bread pizza Buy one get one Free (BOGO)
Aunt Jemima frozen french toast or pancakes BOGO
Lady speed stick or speed stick 5/$5
Cucumbers or Green peppers 2/ .98 cents
Va grown cooking apples .68 cents lb.
Premium Lettuce .98 cents each
Smucker's uncrustables 2/$4
Simply orange or Minute Maid orange juice $2.99 each
Kellogg's cereals,11.2-18oz box 2/$5
White house apple sauce,6 pack 2/$4
StarKist chunk light tuna,5oz. can 4/$3

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Free gift from CVS in August

CVS is giving their ExtraCare cardholders a FREE gift in the month of August. The first time you use your CVS ExtraCare card in the month of August check the bottom of your receipt for your free gift. The coupon for the free gift is valid for one week after receiving the print out. Not an ExtraCare card member, sign up now.

FREE sample of honey nut cheerios

Sign up here for you free sample of honey nut cheerios plus $1.00 off coupon. These samples are great for vacations or just a quick breakfast. Thanks goes to FreeStuff4free for this tip.