Friday, February 13, 2009

Swagbucks: Earning Free Stuff....Gift Cards and More!

There is this search engine that you can use and when you do it actually rewards you. You earn points called swagbucks that you can spend to get gift cards and many other really cool thing.
If you use a search engine....why not get paid back while you search.

You can go to Swagbucks to sign up!

I can't wait to get that first Starbucks gift card.....hmmmmm!

Search & Win

Valentine’s Day ‘09: Free $25 Jewelry Gift Certificate

The American Gem Society occasionally offers free $25 gift certificates to promote participating jewelers. Each jewelry store sets their own policiy, but most do not require a minimum purchase. (Readers have requested these for Christmas and Valentine’s Day in 2007 and 2008, and used them to purchase free or almost-free jewelry.)

For Valentine’s Day, the American Gem Society is offering another $25 gift certificate, sent via email, to be used at any participating American Gem Society retailer. The gift certificate is valid through February 28th, 2009.

Click HERE to request an emailed $25 gift certificate.

Click HERE to locate a participating retailer in your area.
Thanks to imommies for this deal

This Weeks Blog Share!

I have come across several blog posts this week that I just have to share.

Be sure to check these out...I have laughed until i cried on some of these.

Rebecca over at Freaky Frugalite posted this one. It is a good one!

Rebecca over at New York Renovator posted this one...I laughed so hard I woke my husband up...

Crabby Blogging Lady has an article I love about large families. 17 Children..!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you have some articles you have come across on the blogsphere this week that made you smile real big or laugh out loud...Post them in our comments and share with us.


Valentine's Day Cookie Recipe: Orange-Scented Chocolate Heart Macaroons

Orange-Scented Chocolate Heart Macaroons

These are sure to steal the heart of the coconut lover in your life.

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 medium orange, peel grated
5 cups sweetened flaked coconut, divided
25 to 30 NESTLE CRUNCH Hearts, unwrapped

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.

BEAT sugar, butter and cream cheese in medium mixer bowl until creamy. Add egg yolk, vanilla extract, orange juice and grated orange peel; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat until well combined. Stir in 4 cups coconut. Cover; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle.

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F.

SHAPE dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll balls in remaining coconut. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; immediately press 1 Nestle Heart on top of each macaroon. Cool for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Serving size: 25

Layer Dessert----Yum--You have to try this easy recipe

1 1/2 Stick Butter
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup powdered sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
1 small container of cool whip
1 pkg. small instant chocolate pudding(I use the sugar free)
1 pkg. small instant vanilla pudding(I use the sugar free)
3 cups milk ( I use skim)

Mix together butter, flour and pecans
Press in a 9X13X12 inch pan for 20 minutes @ 350 degrees

Cool Crust Completely

Mix together powdered sugar, cream cheese and 1 cup of the Cool Whip.
Spread this mixture over the crust.

Mix together the puddings and the milk. Let is set slightly and pour over the previous mixture.

Spread the rest of the cool whip on top.

To top this off, you can use different thing.
The tiny chocolate chips are great
chopped chocolate chips
chopped heath bar

Use your imagination.
Refrigerate for several hours.

Ground Turkey Tortilla Casserole

I made this for my family and it is a hit for sure. I fixed it and took it to a mommie that just had a baby....they loved it and are asking for the recipe.

6 flour tortillias (Medium)
1 lb ground turkey
1 small onion
1 16 oz can Blackbeans (drained and rinsed)
1(1 1/4 oz) packet taco seasoning
8 oz sour cream
3/4 cup salsa(I use rotel)
2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)


Brown turkey meat and a small onion until meat is completely done
Add taco seasoning packet
Cut(or tear) 3 flour tortillias into bite size pieces and layer them on the bottom of the sprayed casserole dish.
1 cup cheese
sour cream
black beans
meat mixture
and top with
3 torn tortillias

Bake @ 350 degrees unto cheese is melted and bubbly.
When I remove the dish i sprinkle more cheese lightly over the top and cover so the heat of the dish melts the cheese.

Serve with shreaded head lettue and chips

Optional Ingredients:
Red or green peppers

Bob Evans: Free slice of pie (through February 15, 2009)


Go here to print your coupon for a free slice of pie (up to $2.99 in value) at any Bob Evans restaurant through February 15, 2009. No purchase necessary. One coupon per person.

Hallmark Cards: B1G1 Coupon!


Go here to print a B1G1 coupon valid on any Hallmark cards up to $2.50 each (Good through February 14, 2009

Free one-year subscription to Martha Stewart Living and more


The very popular free one-year subscription to Martha Stewart Living magazine is back again! Go here to snag yours. And hurry because I'm guessing these will go very fast!

More freebies:

Free one-year subscription to Woman's Day

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