Couponing has taken over my entire game table. This weekend I vow to contain the clutter. Couponing does take time...no doubt about that but so far the payoffs have been worth it. I am still stocking a lot to get a head start for next year...when I plan to only spend $250.00 a month for all groceries...including all food, toiletries and paper goods. It is a challenge that I am going to work hard to achieve. Here are some good buys from today:
|Target had this dog food on sale for $6.17 and $6.49 each...and I had a $4.00 coupon so I only paid $2.17 each for three of these bags and $2.49 each for the other two. This will feed my two yorkies for 4 to 5 months...and cost just over $11.00 which is about a 60% savings...not too bad!|
Here is a perfect recipe for the holidays...this past week I baked 100 cupcakes and today I frosted them for the gals I work with. They are delicious. When I made them for the first time, my favorite youngest daughter made a face of disgust when I told her what they were...but one bite was all she needed. My entire family loved them. So...here is the recipe. These would be great to make for a holiday gathering.
Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes (courtesy of www.bettycrocker.com)
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
4 tblsp. butter, at room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tblsp. meringue (optional)
Whip all ingredients until light and fluffy. Note: I would use Philadelphia Cream Cheese. I tried this recipe with a store brand cream cheese and it was not as firm.
Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with the candied nuts. Note: I used sugared walnuts...and yum!