Friday, April 22, 2011

Oreo Truffles

These are amazing. I make them for my husband & for Christmas gifts too. Let me know if you try them how you like them.

Oreo Truffles

36 oreos (original) (I have used mint ones at Christmas & liked them)

One 8oz pkg cream cheese (at room temp)

Melting chocolate (white or chocolate…..not chocolate chips) (I use Almond bark)


Crush oreos into fine crumble….no large chucks then mix with cream cheese. I find it easiest to do this in a food processor. Roll into balls. Bigger than a marble but smaller than a golf ball. Place on plate that has wax paper on it. Refrigerate about 30- min to firm. Dip each ball in melted chocolate & place back on wax paper & put back in fridge till firm. Store in fridge until ready to eat.

I make them big enough for 2 bites….any bigger & it will kill you.

Don’t use double stuff or reduced fat or golden.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Corn & Crab Soup

Since crabs are in season right now here is a simple recipe for corn & crab soup. Yummmm.

‎1lb lump crab meat
 1 cup fresh corn
1/4 c butter
 1/4c all purpose flour
 2c chicken stock
 2c half & half
garlic powder
 salt & pepper

In your soup pot melt butter add flour & blend well. Add stock stirring constantly. Cook until thick & smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients & cook until corn is tender. Frozen or canned corn can be used.

Coupon Preview April 24 2011

Don't forget there will be no coupons in this weeks paper due to the Easter Holiday. Have a safe holiday in whatever way you choose to celebrate.

Easter Traditions

What kind of Easter traditions do you have in your family? Do you have Easter baskets for the kids? Dye eggs? Hunt eggs? Have a big traditional lunch or do you BBQ? What does everyone have planned & what do you look forward to the most?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Broccoli Bread

Since a lot of people ask for recipes of what I cook I thought I would post some of my requested recipes for everyone to reference. This one is from one of my wonderful cousins & it is oh so yummy. And I don't like broccoli. Plus both of my kids loved it. The secret is to really dice the chicken & the broccoli.'s the recipe. If anyone tries it leave a comment & tell me what you think.

Broccoli & Chicken Bread


2 cups diced, cooked chicken meat (any kind even rotisserie)

1 cup broccoli, chopped (I use frozen broccoli florets and precook them in the microwave.)

1 clove crushed garlic

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup mayonnaise (I just use enough mayo so that it’s moist.)

2 teaspoons dried dill weed

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup diced onion (I sauté these or else they won’t cook through during baking.)

2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls

1 egg white, beaten

(You can also make this with ham and swiss cheese instead. Honestly you can just about throw anything in this and it always seems to turn out..


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees F).

2. In a large bowl, toss together chicken, broccoli, garlic, Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, dill weed, salt, and onion.

3. Unroll crescent roll dough, and arrange flat on a medium baking sheet. Pinch together perforations to form a single sheet of dough. Using a knife or scissors, cut 1 inch wide strips in towards the center, starting on the long sides. There should be a solid strip about 3 inches wide down the center, with the cut strips forming a fringe down each side. Spread the chicken mixture along the center strip. Fold the side strips over chicken mixture, alternating strips from each side. Pinch or twist to seal.

4. Brush braided dough with the egg white. Bake in the preheated oven 25 to 28 minutes, or until golden brown.

Works For Me Wednesday

Are you struggling to fit things in your freezer? I know that a well stocked freezer not only saves money on electricity by running more efficiently but also saves you money by allowing you to have enough items to always be able to whip something up for dinner. One tip I have is for storing ground meat. I buy the huge 5.5lb packages from the grocery but when I get home I break it down. I portion it out into Ziploc bags. Then I close them up & smooth them flat. Then I let out the remaining air & stack them for easy storage. This is also how I store soups & sauces. I fill the bag then lay them flat to freeze. It defiantly adds to my storage area. And the packages thaw quicker as there is more surface space for the cool water to cover. I hope this tip helps you. Let me know if you have any freezer tips.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I am running out of things to write about. What should I talk about? Anyone? Anyone?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Coupon Preview for April 17, 2011

I am so sorry I did not post this yesterday. It was CRAZY yesterday. But anyway....there are FOUR yes FOUR inserts in today's paper. There are 2 Redplum & 2 Smartsource inserts. For a full list please click here. Below are some that I am looking forward to. Don't forget if there are a bunch that you plan to use try to get 1 or 2 extra papers & build your stockpile. Good luck. BTW even though I don't need them I wanted to make sure you know there are HUGGIES coupons available in the paper.

OxiClean $2/3 (6/30)

Scott Naturals Paper Towels $1/6 (5/29)

Scott Naturals Bath Tissue 4 rolls+ $1 (5/29)
U by Kotex Pads $1 (5/28)

U by Kotex Liners $1 (5/28)
U by Kotex Tampons $1 (5/28)
Green Giant Frozen Bagged Vegetables 19oz-240z .40 (6/11)
Neosporin or one Band-Aid product .50 (6/30)

Neosporin AND one Band-Aid product $1.50 (6/30)
Schick Hydro 5 refill $2 (5/28)

Schick Hydro 3 refill $2 (5/28)
Head & Shoulders Shampoo buy One Get One Head & Shoulder 13.5oz Conditioner FREE

Good luck couponing!