Free Martha Stewart Cookbook

I just found a great free Martha Stewart Summer Grilling Cookbook.  Even though it is from 2011, it is still a great find.  Follow the link to get your copy.


Frugal Tip #6 ~ DIY Baby Bibs

Grab some children’s second hand t-shirts and/or sweaters.  Cut around the design on the front of the shirt.  The easiest way to do this is just take off the sleeves and back.  Complete the edges by sewing a zig-zag or similar stitch.

Summer Coupon – $2.00 off Visine

Another coupon in time for summer, has a coupon for $2.00 off any Visine product.  Follow the link to get the coupon and relieve all your eye issues, especially with everything in the air at this time of year.

Coppertone Coupon Available for Canada

Just in time for the summer, has a coupon for $1.00 off Coppertone. Follow the link to get yours before they are gone. Note that it doesn’t say a specific size and at some places, you can get trial size bottles.

Different Uses for Hummus

I’m a big fan of hummus.  I wasn’t a fan of it until a few years ago though.  At the moment, my favourite flavour  is red pepper which I buy at Costco.  As you know about Costco, the items come in large sizes and this comes in a large tube.  It’s perfect for parties but here are also a few different things I do with hummus so the family doesn’t get sick of it before the tube is finished:

1.  As what I believe is the most common use, eating with pita bread;

2.  Another common use is to be dipped with vegetables;

3.  Use as a spread for sandwiches;

4.  When making tuna or chicken salad, replace the mayonnaise with hummus instead;

5.  When making burgers or meatloaf, use hummus to keep the meat together;

6.  When making a pizza, replace the tomato sauce with hummus.  Best with a vegetarian
type of pizza; and

7.  Thin hummus with vinegar and oil and use as a salad dressing.

Do you have any other ways that you use hummus?  I`d love to hear them!

Free Trial of Motrin for Canadian Residents

Follow the link to request a one pack trial of Motrin IB 200 mg Tablets (two in a package).  When you receive samples like this, they usually come with a coupon as well.

Attention Crafters! New Craft Show Coming

Attention Crafters!  A new craft show is going to TLC.  TLC is about to turn crafting on its head.  Long gone are the days where crafting solely referred to a world of quaint tea cozies and popsicle stick bird houses.  Today, there is a strong movement of crafters taking this beloved hobby and transforming it into an extreme art form.  Now, for the first time ever, TLC has assembled these craft virtuosos for a knock-down, drag-out fight for supremacy.  Craft Wars premiers June 26 so set your PVR!

Cherry Cheesecake Frozen Pops


What you’ll need:

–  12  –  3 oz Dixie cups

–  12 Popsicle sticks

–  3/4 cup coarsely chopped graham crackers

–  1 cup 35% cream

–  1/2 a pkg cream cheese (250g size)

–  1 tbsp lime juice

–  2 cups chopped fresh cherries

–  1/4 cup honey





1.  Arrange Dixie cups on a baking sheet.

2.  Spoon 1/2 tsp of graham-cracker pieces into the bottom of each cup.

3.  Whip cream in a medium bowl using an electric mixer for about 2 min.

4.  With the same beaters, beat cream cheese in a separate bowl until fluffy (roughly about 2 min).

5.  Gradually whip in honey until smooth.  Stir in lime juice and cherries until combined.

6.  Fold in whipped cream and remaining graham-cracker pieces until you develop a swirled mixture.

7.  Spoon into cups, filling to the top and insert a popsicle stick into the centre of each cup.

8.  Freeze until firm – roughly 3 1/2 hours but they are sure worth the wait!  Yum!!


**As a side note, I have used Saskatoon Berries and/or raspberries in the past instead of cherries.


Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Recipe


–  1 cup sweet Italian sausage
–  1 green or red pepper (cut in small strips)
–  1 small onion (thinly sliced)
–  1/4 cup of pineapples
–  1 tbsp. olive oil
–  2 cloves garlic (minced) or ¼ tsp. of garlic powder
–    1/2 cup of pepperoni (thinly sliced)

–  1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms
–  1 1/4 tsp. basil flakes
–  1 3/4  tsp. oregano
–  1/4  tsp. pepper
–  1 tube refrigerated pizza crust
–  3/4 cup pizza sauce
–  2 cups of  shredded Mozzarella

(Keep in mind that the amounts for the toppings is all about preference)

What you Need to Do: 

1.  Preheat oven to hot 350°F.

2.  Place dough into the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.

3.  Spread pizza sauce over dough.

4.  Spread half of the toppings over the sauce.

5.  Top with half of the sausage.

6.  Sparingly dot with 3 tablespoons sauce and then 1/2 the Mozzarella.  Repeat layers until toppings are all distributed.

7.  Finally drizzle top with a little olive oil.

Bake for roughly 20-25 minutes until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly.

Kobo Book Deal

Valid thru to June 30, 2012, enjoy 20% Off Kobo eBooks with code “June20off”  You must follow the link to get in on this deal.  Keep in mind that is code is only valid for a single-use coupons (one per user) – worldwide!


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