The Pioneer Woman website has recipes, her photography, and a romance story she is writing about how she met her husband. Her recipes are wonderful, many on the Grocery Challenge have made a number of them and I personally have made her Buffalo Wings http://thepioneerwoman.com
http://www.hotcouponworld.com A forum that many post on about different grocery stores and drug stores. I have learned a lot from them and use them to see what others are doing and if I am missing anything (often I am, in fact this is how I learned of my camera deal)
http://www.taylortownpreview.com On around Wednesday they will list the coupons coming out in Sundays paper. They do vary by where you live but it is a pretty good idea of what is coming out and if you should buy the paper for the coupons.
Crust: 1 yellow cake mix (reserve 1 c for topping) 1/2 c melted margarine 1 egg, beaten
Filling: 2 eggs, beaten 2/3 cup evaporated milk 1 can pumpkin 3/4 c sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ginger 1/8 tsp cloves (note: I substitute pumpkin pie spice for the last 3 ingredients)
Topping: 1/4 c sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 c. margarine, cut in 1 c. dry cake mix (reserved from crust)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 9 x 13" pan. For Crust: mix ingredients indicated above and press into pan (mixture will be a soft ball). For filling: Mix ingredients listed above (in the order given) and pour over crust (spread evenly over bottom layer). For topping: Mix dry cake mix, sugar & cinnamon and then cut in refrigerated margarine. Sprinkle over filling. Bake for approx. 45-50 minutes until filling has set. This will not be the consistancy of pumpkin cake, more along the lines of pumpkin pie with a crumb topping. Just as with pumpkin pie, serve with whipped topping if desired! If you like pumpkin, you'll find this yummy! Enjoy!
1/2 cup margarine (1/2 cup margarine) 1/2 cup granulated sugar (1/2 cup brown sugar) 1/2 cup white karo syrup (1/2 cup white karo syrup) 1/2 tsp salt (1/2 tsp salt)
Combine in a microwave safe bowl( I use a 4 cup pyrex measuring cup). Microwave on high 90 seconds. Stir. Microwave on high another 90 seconds. Stir again. Microwave another 60 seconds.
Remove from microwave and stir in 1/2 tsp soda (1/2 tsp soda) 1/2 tsp Vanilla (1 tsp vanilla) few drops red food coloring few drops of cinnamon oil(buy at pharmacy-use carefully) ~It will foam so be prepared~
Pour over about three quarts of popped corn in a brown paper grocery bag (or large microwave safe glass bowl). Mix and microwave for 90 seconds). Shake bag (or mix in bowl) than microwave another 90 seconds. Shake bag (or mix in bowl) then microwave another 60 seconds. Cool on waxed paper or parchment. Enjoy
Sometimes I will mix in 1 cup of mixed nuts into the caramel version once I added redhot candies to the cinnamon version
This caramel concotion works well in sticky rolls~ Pour the caramel mixture on the bottom of a 9 X 13 pan or a bit larger, let it cool to room temp.(sprinkle chopped pecans, if nuts are desired) arrange a bag of Rhodes frozen cinnamon rolls on top of the caramel. Cover loosely with plastic (I spray the plastic with Pam so the rolls don't stick) and let rise overnight. Bake in the morning as the directions on the bag specify. Invert onto a large serving platter. Stand back and accept the kudos. DON'T tell anyone how easy these are!
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKEsubmitted by MittenKitten
1 Coffee Mug 4 tablespoons flour(that's plain flour, not self-raising) 4 tablespoons sugar (can use Splenda) 2 tablespoons baking cocoa 1 egg 3 tablespoons milk3 tablespoons oil (can use applesauce) 3 tablespoons chocolate chips(optional) a small splash of vanilla essence
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla essence, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. EAT!
(This can serve 2)And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!
Homemade Warm Delights submitted by Ravin 4 Tbs Cake Mix (or brownie mix) 2 Tbs water 1.5 tsp mayo
Microwave in a bowl for ONE minute. If you want to top with Carmel or Fudge ice cream topping, do it the second you pull it out of the microwave - if you do it before you microwave it will burn.
Disclaimer - I haven't tried this yet b/c I don't have any cake mix, but I have read that it turns out exactly like the warm delights bowls. The mayo is a substitute for oil and egg so I am not sure if their would be any healthier sub for the mayo, but there isn't that much called for and you could use light mayo.
vegetarian chili 2 tsp. olive oil 1 c. chopped onion 1 c. chopped red bell pepper 2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. dried oregano 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chilis 2/3 c. uncooked quick-cooking barley 1/4 c. water 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained 1 (14.5 oz) can vegetable broth 3 T. chopped cilantro (for garnish)
Heat oil in a heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper; saute 3 minutes. Add chil powder, cumin, oregano, garlic, and green chilis; cook for 1 minute. Stir in barley, water, black beans, tomatoes, and broth; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until barley is tender. Stir in cilantro. Serve with a scoop of sour cream and tortilla chips.
Note: Any canned bean may be substituted for the barley. (But the barley is soooo good!)
Welcome to the Controlled/No Spend Blog. This blog is a supplement to the controlled/no spend threads on MSN Women In Red Board. Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with what you would like to see on this blog. Here is a place we can compile all the websites, recipes and interesting tidbits we wish to share with each other.
For those new to us our goal is to save money by controlling the number of days we spend money each month. Basically just one step in taking control of our financial lives. On our thread (it starts over each month or I would post the link) we keep track of the days we have not spend or had a controlled spend. Everyone makes their own rules, some count if they spend anything others allow themselves $5-$10 and still count it as a controlled/no spend day.