Having Cents, Your Link to Savings

Having Cents, Your Link to Savings

Monday, September 27, 2010

Try Ziplist for Grocery Shopping Organization

I recently came across this website www.ziplist.com. It is free and helps you organzie your shopping lists and recipes online. You can even add your favorite stores to your profile. You can also add coupon and sale info. Incredible!

Gluten Free Website

Click the title above for some great GF tips and recipes.

Expensive Indulgences to Avoid

Click title above to see how much some items are marked up!

Car Repair Help

Have an auto repair question? Check outthis blog: www.kgautotechnician.blogspot.com. Click the comments section to post a question.

Groupon has come to Baton Rouge !!!

Groupon has come to Baton Rouge. Check out today's deal at Bistro Byrons. Click title above.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tex Mex Slaw

Having ₵ents: Tex Mex Slaw

Tex Mex Slaw

6 cups green cabbage, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
4 cobs fresh corn, scraped off the cob
2 green onions, sliced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
2 radishes, grated
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of 2 limes
1 tsp. ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Saute corn in 1 Tbsp. oil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. In a large bowl, mix together corn, beans, cabbage, cilantro and radishes. In separate bowl, mix together 1/4 cup olive oil, lime juice, cumin, garlic,salt and pepper. Add to corn mixture. Chill. Serve cold. Can use carrots instead of radishes. Great with grilled chicken on the side.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Great Coupons This Week

Check out the coupon clippers this weekend for great valuable coupons. Click the title above.

Pineapple & Pork Stir Fry

1 lb. boneless pork chops

salt, pepper, onion powder

1/4 cup corn starch

canola oil

1 bell pepper, sliced

1 stalk celery, diced

8 oz. fresh snow peas or green beans

2 cloves garlic, sliced

1 small can crushed pineapple. drained

2 T orange marmalade

2 T apple cider vinegar

2 T ketchup

2 T soy sauce

1/2 cup water

1/2 tsp. asian chili paste

1 tsp. sesame oil

Heat wok until very hot. Season pork with salt, pepper, and onion powder. Dredge in cornstarch. Add 1 T canola oil to hot wok. Cook meat until browned. Remove and add 1 T canola oil, bell pepper, snow peas, and celery. Cook 2 minutes, then add snow peas and cook for 1 minute. Mix together remaining ingredients and add to veggies. Add meat back. Heat through. Serves 4. Serve with rice.

Friday, September 10, 2010

JC Penney Shoe Blowout

JCP is having a shoe blowout clearance sale. All red dot clearance shoes are $7.97 at my local JCP. Of course, I came home with 2 pairs of sandals for next summer. Can't resist a good shoe sale.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Buy it Before You Need It

By making a list of items you use, you can be ahead of the game! If you keep your coupons organized and watch for clearance, you can stock up on things like batteries and household cleaners. I rarely run out of regular household items by adopting this practice. Also, I get them at a great price.

Clearance Sections

Most stores have clearance sections. I am always amazed at what you can find. Many places overstock so when they need room on the shelf, they move the older items to a clearance section. I have seen them in Winn-Dixie and even Walmart. Combine your coupons with marked down items to get a real deal.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Dirt Cheap Deals

Dirt Cheap in Zachary has hundreds of swimwear pieces--even maternity for $1.50. Yes you read it correctly!!!! Click link above to sign up for Dirt Cheap emails.

Saving in your New Hood

How to Plan a Labor Day BBQ | eHow.com

How to Plan a Labor Day BBQ | eHow.com

New GF and Dairy Free Recipes

Check out new recipes for sensitive eaters. Click link above.

No Coupons in the Paper

Usually, on holiday weekends, there are no coupons in the newspaper. You can still pay a clipping service like www.thecouponclippers.com. They get current coupons in every week. I like to order mine on Saturday mornings.

Basic Beef Stir Fry

Having ₵ents: Basic Beef Stir Fry

Basic Beef Stir Fry

2 lbs thinly sliced round steak (Milanese)
1/2 cup corn starch
1/4 cup canola or grapeseed oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 large bell pepper sliced (green or red)
2 stalks celery, sliced on diagonal
1 large onion, sliced
3 cups sliced squash or zucchini or other fresh veggie
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups water or broth
2 Tbsp. soy sauce or Braggs Amino if you are gluten sensitive
1 tsp or more asian chili paste(optional)
Optional garnishes-green onion, toasted sesame seeds

Heat wok on medium high heat until a light smoke appears. While wok is heating,
dry beef with paper towels. Slice into thin pieces( like making a philly cheesesteak). Season with salt and pepper and dredge in cornstarch.
Add 1 Tbsp. oil to hot wok and swirl in pan. Add 1/2 beef and cook until browned, stirring frequently--about 2 minutes. Remove and repeat with 1 Tbsp. oil and remaining beef.
Brown and remove. Add the rest of the oil repeat. Add remaining 2 Tbsp. oil and sautee the celery and bell pepper for 1 minute. Add onion and squash. Continue cooking until onion begins to turn clear. Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Add cooked beef back to pan and heat through. Add water and soy sauce. Cook until sauce thickens about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Serve with rice.
Note: lightly steamed broccoli can be replaced for squash. Also, be sure to turn on your exhaust fan to high. This form of cooking produces smoke.

Been Gone, But I am Back Now!!!

Hey guys. For the past two months I have been out, but with the school year starting and everyone trying to save on the rising cost of groceries and such, I will be posting savings ideas. Check back or subscribe to this site.

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