How to make yummy cupcakes?

Recipes, Uncategorized
I'm a huge fan of Georgetown Cupcakes.  My sister-in-law introduced them to me a couple years ago and whenever there is a special occasion I ask her or others for at least one. This evening we spent some time over at a friend's house and I offered to bring over some desert so I tried at my stab at a yummy cupcake and icing. I found this really good Allergy Free cake recipe - no dairy, and no nuts - called Wacky Cakes Allergy-Free Dessert Recipe: Kathy P's Wacky Cake Recipe Information Category: Cakes Recipe Created By: Kathy Przywara Ingredients 1 1/2 cup flour (see below for gluten-free options) 3 Tbsp cocoa powder (optional) 1 cup sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp vinegar 5 Tbsp oil…
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Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Recipe – Yummy!

Food, Recipes, Uncategorized
It is that time of year again! This weekend we made our favorite Pumpkin Scones. All I can say is Wow!  These are truly the best scones I've ever made and eaten. Two years ago I was introduced to the amazing Pumpkin Scone at Starbucks but at $1.95 a piece, it's not the frugal way to go. I found this recipe on MomsWhoThink online and made it.  A couple changes that I made include using pumpkin pie filling instead of regular pumpkin (hard to find regular pumpkin at some stores) and I also used heavy cream instead of half and half.   They came out so well I tried the recipe yesterday a couple more times, I used the self-rising flour and only used a 1/2 tablespoon of baking powder and…
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Meal Planning 5/21/2012

Meal Planning, Uncategorized
This is week 21 on creating a meal plan for the week. This is a busy week but slow week since the weather has been raining.  Hoping the rest of the week will be a bit nicer so we can go outside some.    I'm excited to say that I got a lot of birthday freebies like I did in 2009 that I will be using in the next couple of days before they expire.  (I wrote the post back in 2009 so some of the freebies aren't available anymore and some new ones are.  So I plan on writing an updated version soon. )  I got a coupon for a FREE burger at Ruby Tuesdays,  and a FREE meal at Silver Diner!  Looking forward to enjoying those. Monday: Breakfast: Cereal…
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Shoppers Food Warehouse 9/8/10-9/15/10

Shoppers, Shopping deals, Uncategorized
Shoppers is now doing the Double AD Wednesday - Once a week.  Twice the savings.  Every Wednesday.   So on 9/8/10 (Wed) and 9/15/10 (Wed) this sale will be on along with the other week sale.   So if you don't get to Shoppers this weekend go on Wed and you can include the new sale to this one!  What a great way to save! Chicken is on sale!  Talk about a great time to stock pile on chicken.  If you have an extra freezer then this is a great time to add to it. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.69 lb Family Pack Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs $1.69 lb  Family Pack Chicken Thighs, Drumsticks or Whole Legs $1.29 lb Family Pack All Natural Split Chicken Breast $1.69 lb Family Pack All Natural…
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Birthday Freebies, Specials and Coupons

Birthday, Freebies, Uncategorized
I love Birthdays!  Birthdays are so much fun especially when you can say you're 24 again or maybe 21.  *wink wink* This past year after reading many blogs about birthday freebies I signed up for several of them.  I took an hour or so off from work and picked them up.   This is what I got: Sephora – Sign up as a Beauty Insider and get a free gift from Sephora on your birthday.  This year it is a small white eyeshadow, small mascara and small eyeliner. Cold Stone Creamery – Cold Stone Creamery will send you an email with a coupon for a free ice cream creation to enjoy on your birthday. All ages are welcome!  The server that helped me that day gave me a bigger cup!  I…
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Shoppers Trip 05/08/10 and CVS Trip 05/08/10

Coupons, CVS, Shoppers, Shopping Trips, Uncategorized
I can't believe it is Wednesday already the weekend went by so fast.  I'd been trying to get these pictures downloaded so I could show off my shopping trips and now I can. Back when they had the Shopper's Promotion I was trying to decide when I should use the 2 $5 catalinas.  This weekend was when they were to expire so on Saturday I went in and got all of this after using the catalinas it came to under $3!  Not bad.  We had a funny picnic on Sunday in the garage eating salad.  Will be making salads tomorrow night. I'm excited to say that I got to do the Nivea deal more than once.  This is my favorite body wash.  I'm so glad I got introduced to it…
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Farmers Markets in Fairfax County, VA

Food, Uncategorized
May is the time of year to check out the local Farmers Market.  Here is a list of Farmers Markets in Fairfax County, VA: Tuesdays Mount Vernon Farmers Market, 8:00 am - Noon May 4 - November 23 Details/Directions Fairfax Farmers Market, 8:00 am - Noon May 4 - October 26 Details/Directions Wednesdays Vienna/Oakton Farmers Market, 8:00 am - Noon May 5 - November 17 Details/Directions Frying Pan Farmers Market, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm May 5 - October 27 Details/Directions Wakefield Farmers Market, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm May 5 - October 27 Details/Directions Thursdays Herndon Farmers Market, 8:00 am - Noon May 6 - October 27 Details/Directions Annandale Farmers Market, 8:00 am - Noon May 6 - November 4 Details/Directions Fridays McLean Farmers Market, 8:00 am - Noon…
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Harris Teeter Triples 4/27/10-5/4/10 – Washington Metro/NOVA Area Coupon Match Up List

Coupons, Food, Harris Teeter, Uncategorized
Thanks to SouthernSavers for a great list of triple coupon matchups. Limit 20 coupons per day per household. If you live in the NOVA or Washington Metro Area, you may notice that we don’t have a lot of under $1.00 coupons so here is a list of match-ups I found to make the most sense for a trip to Harris Teeter. This is just a start so please feel free to add more match-ups. Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter w/ Olive Oil, $2.19 -.75/1 Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter, SS 4/11 McCormick Spices $1.89-$2.00 McCormick Premium Quality Imitation Vanilla Extract $2.99 -.75/1 McCormick Perfect Pinch Seasoning Blend, RP 4/11 -.75/1 off McCormick Seasoning Blend, Spice, Herb, Extract or Food Color RP 4/25 Coffee-Mate 16 oz Creamer $2.00 -.75/1 Coffee-mate printable…
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Shoppers Update – 4/22/10-4/28/10 – Promotion Spend $25 get $10 back!

Coupons, Food, Shoppers, Shopping deals, Uncategorized
I made it to Shoppers today.  When I got there the first thing I did was look for the Double Deal Washington Post newspapers which this particular store didn't carry and then off to the ad rack to pick up an ad.  To my surprise was an ad for this promotion spend $25 and get $10 back.  I didn't have all of the coupons with me.  That's a bummer since it was double $1 and triple up to $.50 but I still got some great deals and you can still too since it ends 4/28/10. (I apologize I put the wrong date down earlier.) I bought the following: 11 Healthy Choice All Natural Entriees $1.99 ($1.99-$2.00 is my best price) Healthy Choice Frozen Meals, Any - 03-28-10 SS (Wish I…
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