Archives for December 2013

“My Mom’s” Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Ok, just putting the words “chicken” and “tortilla” together make me salivate.  So, when I had the opportunity to create two different versions of chicken tortilla soup, it was like sensory overload, y’all!

First, I wanted to share the recipe my mom has been making for a few years.  I’m not going to lie, it’s not the healthiest recipe, but OH-MY-GOODNESS!  Is it ever so delicious!  Talk about “comfort food” – this one is packed with “comforting” goodness in every bite!

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

When you’re done with this one, check out my Vitamix recipe for chicken tortilla soup, too!

“My Mom’s Chicken Tortilla Soup” [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Homemade Baked Tortilla Strips

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Homemade Baked Tortilla Strips

Y’all, this is a stupid easy, fool-proof recipe for homemade baked tortilla strips:

Preheat oven to 350.  Take 1-2 tortillas, and cut in to small strips.  I make mine about 1/2 an inch wide.  (And I use the world’s very best pizza cutter to make the job a breeze!)  Place single layer on baking pan.  Bake for 7 minutes.

**If you’re feeling super-adventurous, sprinkle a little taco seasoning on them.  But trust me, they’re just fine by themselves, as well.**

 



 

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Glossary of Frugal Terms

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Glossary of Frugal Terms

Here you will find my handy-dandy glossary of frugal terms.  You’ve probably heard the lingo, or seen it on many frugal/coupon blogs, but weren’t quite sure of it’s meaning.  Look no further.  I’ve also included some “text talk” that I’ve seen over the last few years crop up more and more in daily use.  And if you don’t see a frugal term, contact me, and I’ll add it.  🙂

A

AR – After Rebate
AYOR – At Your Own Risk

B

B1G1 or BOGO – Buy One Get One Free
B5G1 – Buy FIVE Get One Free
BC/AC – Before/After Coupons
Blinkie – SmartSource machine with a red blinking light on it. Coupons are thus referred to as ‘ Blinkies’
BTFE – Box Tops for Education

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Amazon Lightning Deals – 12/13/13

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Amazon Lightning Deals 12/13/13

Here are today’s Amazon Lightning Deals 12/13/13! Everyday between now and Christmas, Amazon will have HOT deals for toys, household products and more. These deals last for a couple of hours however the better the deal the faster it sells out!!! Thank you The Budget Bandit for compiling this list!

Deal Starts at:

10:00 AM EST: Metro Mags Clear Colors 100 Piece Set

10:30 AM EST: Melissa & Doug Hi-Rise Dollhouse and Furniture Set

11:30 AM EST: Star Wars Luke Skywalker Signature Series Force

12:00 PM EST: Great deal for a great family night!

12:30 PM EST: VINCI 5″ Tab M Learning Tablet WiFi, Android 4.03 [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Amazon Lightning Deals – 12/12/13

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amazon lightening

Here are today’s Amazon Holiday Toy Lightening Deals! Everyday between now and Christmas, Amazon will have HOT deals for toys, household products and more. These deals last for a couple of hours however the better the deal the faster it sells out!!! Thank you The Budget Bandit for compiling this list! [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Fuel Rewards Network – Win up to $20 in savings at the pump!!

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Disclosure: I received a form of compensation in exchange for this running this giveaway.

So my husband just did the coolest, greenest thing last night: he leased a Nissan Leaf.  Yep, an all electric car.  Normally, I do not condone leasing an automobile, nor getting a brand new vehicle, but there were some super-fantastic benefits that I will share later this week.  Bottom line?  Gas for his car is now but a moot point.  I am completely jealous, as I end up filling up for no less than $50 each time.

For those of us whose drive primarily consists of driving around town -a.k.a. “stop and go” traffic- we end up guzzling quite a bit of gas in the process.  And gas is expensive these days.  With holiday shopping in full gear, as well as driving to holiday parties and visiting friends and family, you’ll be making quite a few trips to the pump, right? [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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