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What is the deal with the flour??

Okay so I cook and bake alot from scratch. I do have a grain mill and organic ww berries but I have been very bad the past few months and been using store bought bread flour and all purpose flour.

Anyways… I can get a 25 lb bag of bread flour from Costco for $8.89. Pretty good. I forget what the price for a 25 lb bag of all purpose (ap) is there.

A few months ago there was no price on the shelf and two 10 lb bags of gold medal ap flour wrapped together in plastic at Smart N Final. I asked the bag boy if he could check the price for me. He came back and said it was $4.00 so I asked him to get me another set.


4 comments May 4, 2008

How to know when You Can expect your stimulus check!

When Can You Expect Your Economic Stimulus Check?

Click here

April 15th is just three weeks away, meaning most of you have just a few weeks to file your Federal tax returns.

But this year there’s another reason to get that 1040 filed. You need to file a tax return in order to receive your federal stimulus check, which can range from $300 to $1200.


3 comments April 9, 2008

This house is neat!!


This has been a favorite of mine since I moved up here. It is actually off a main highway so we see it whenever we are on our way out of the area. I love yellow houses. I also love houses that don’t look like everyone elses house plus I believe this is a victorian. Lots of style and character! Imagine my surprise when I seen it for sale!

They want $1,500,000!!!


Add a comment April 7, 2008

WFMW: Online Shopping


Okay so the topic today over at Rocks in my Dryer is online shopping.

I don’t buy too much online. I usually like to see what I am buying first. Especially when it comes to clothes, will it fit? Will it look right? Etc. Enter : Amazon; books. The books there you can sometimes flip through it online using the “search inside” feature. There are usually a bunch of reviews so you can get a pretty good idea of whether or not you will like it. They are cheaper than the local book store most of the time. If you buy directly from Amazon and spend over $25.00 you can also qualify for free super saving shipping.

Last year I bought my Make a Mix cookbook from them and more recently I blogged about buying more books here. Just 2 days ago my dh wanted to get me some stuff for Valentines day and I happened to mention this wonderful dessert cookbook I was eyeing. He told me to get it!


4 comments February 6, 2008

How to buy better Meat


We just recently got a Costco member ship again. Well, it has been about 6 months now but I haven’t had one for quite a few years. Joey and I love that place, always something new and lots of great deals on stuff. We are there at least once a week, sometimes twice. Eek! That was over Christmas though.

I never pay much attention to their meats. I remember a few years ago when I had a card they looked pretty expensive. SO I usually don’t venture over there. But the other day I was already doing some shopping and needed ground beef for some chile I am going to make. It was $2.59 a lb for 12% fat. That is not a bad price. What I was surprised at was how NICE the meat looked. I know that sounds funny, but it looked so nice, I had to take a picture.


8 comments February 5, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesdays

Okay my tip for today is about baking. Whenever I am baking and I need to use oil or honey or molasses, I spray the measuring spoon or cup with pam or cooking spray. It helps the ingredient to slide right off my cup or spoon and into the mixer where it belongs. I used to hate having to get another spoon and trying to scrape honey or molasses off. Now I don’t have to and neither do you. Hope this helps.

For more tips check out Tammy’s recipes!

10 comments January 22, 2008

Frugal Friday: Frugal Fun!

book 1

Okay well for this Fridays frugal tip I will tell you what I did this week. After spending $36.00 on 3 cook books at amazon I also decided I needed to start watching for cook books at yard sales/swap meets to keep expanding my collection. So last Saturday we went to the swap meet and I got 3 cook books. They were 3/$5.00. So $1.66 each. Tonight I searched amazon to see how much they are going for. I found 2/3 on amazon.

book 2

The first one is a bed and breakfast cook book which I love and have already used twice. Click here to see me ramble in another post about this book.


4 comments January 17, 2008

WFMW: How to use TWO coupons per purchase


I know some of you ladies may know this but hey, maybe some of you don’t. This Works-For-Me Wednesday I will let you know how I got 5 boxes of Total cereal today, normally priced at $4.00 a box(so $20.00 worth)for only $7.50. Now I am certainly not the coupon Queen but I do try to clip here and there what I think I will use.

Well my local grocery store was selling Total cereal for $2.50 this week. They also had an “in ad coupon” for $3.00 off if you buy 5 boxes in their flyer. So $12.50 – $3.00 is $9.50, not bad. Well it just so happens I also had a $2.00 off manufacturers coupon for when you buy 5 boxes. So $9.50 – $2.00 = $7.50. Even better! That is the catch. You can use both a manufacturers coupon and a store “in ad” coupon on the same purchase and save even more money.

So check the small print on those coupons ladies and double up where you can. For more tips go take a look at Works-For-Me Wednesday

6 comments January 16, 2008

I ordered some more books today

My middle dd is enjoying the “kid” cookbook I got her for x~mas so much I thought I would buy her another one.

New Junior Cookbook (Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen) (Spiral-bound)

She even had her own little grocery list when we went to the store the other night. lol I really think it is great that she is developing a love of cooking and baking so early in life.


7 comments January 9, 2008

Rubbermaid vs. Gladware

Which do you use?

Please tell me the rubbermaid is sturdier. lol Yes I know these items aren’t meant to last forever only tupperware but jeez you would think it could last longer than a month!


I had gotten alot of gladware about 2 months ago in various sizes and yes they were the freezer ones as well. It seems like every time I turn around one is cracking! I had some krusteaz mix in one salad size container in the fridge. It fell out of the fridge and cracked! Another container with spaghetti did the same thing!

Those kids of mine are pretty clumsy. Cause you know that I never ever, EVER drop anything! lol 😉


6 comments January 5, 2008






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