Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It's Amore!!

December 30th, I have a mami potluck planned. The dinner will include Italian dishes so I was looking for a great deal on a good sauce and pasta for my dish to share. I found it on !!

Barilla Sauce on sale now at Albertsons.

Barilla Sauce 24 oz
2 for $5.00

Use 2 $1.00 off Barilla Sauce printable coupon
Buy 2 Barilla Sauce and get 2 Barilla Pasta FREE!! ($2.50 value)
Final Price: $0.75 per item!!

I'm coming home with some good sauce and the pasta to make my dish!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Double Your Savings

As of 12/27/2011

Here's a list of Tucson stores that offer to double your savings:
  • Safeway - DC*
  • Fry's - DC*
  • Basha's - DT (Double)*

 *Here's the blog that explains the different deals.

Basha's has a change in the coupon policy. "We do not accept any Internet coupons over $3.00 or “free product” Internet coupons."


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Comfort Food on a Budget

Cold days outside, Hot Spicy Chili inside

Here is my modified version of the Simple Chili Recipe, using only what I had in my pantry and items generously donated to our family from the local food bank.

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic salt
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder**
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb of cooked pinto beans


Preparing beans;

  • Sort and rinse pinto beans into a colander. Place beans in crock pot and fill it with water. Beans will cook on low overnight, seasoned with tablespoon of salt.

Preparing meat; (next day)

            Cook beef, onion and garlic salt until beef is brown.
Stir in remaining ingredients except beans.
Heat to boiling, reduce heat to low.
Cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Stir in prepared meat to beans in crock pot. I drained the beans of their juices before placing meat in it. 

            Cook on High setting for 1 hour and reduce heat to low.
Its ready to serve. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream on top of chips, Frito's.
Place leftovers into quart-size freezer bag. Make sure to release air from bag.
 ** I used the Mexican chili powder and it was very spicy. Next time I will use 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder.

For the original recipe please check out 
I just modified it to fit our family needs:) and share how it can be done.

Monday, December 5, 2011

I Did It Again!

I'm so excited to share my latest shopping trip. I found great deals and here they are...
2 Panko Bread Crumbs (-$2.28 w/coupons)
10 Yoplait Yogurts ($4.00 price match/coupon)
2 Dole Premium Salads (FREE pm w/coupons)
2 30 ct Excedrin (-$2.04 w/coupons)
2 large eggs ($1.98 price match)
2 Pantene shampoo/conditioner ($2.98 pm w/coupon)
Clorox Bleach ($1.73 w/coupon)
Dole Mandarins and Pineapples canned ($0.48 w/coupon)

Retail Value: $37.76

Saved: $10.16 in price match
Coupon Savings: $20.75

Paid: $ 7.84 w/tax