Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Creamy Carrot Crock Pot Soup

I have recently found myself in possession of a rather large amount of carrots, so naturally I have been looking for ways to use them up.  This soup turned out delicious!  This recipe is enough to make a family sized batch.  If you don't need as much, you can cut the recipe in half and still have plenty.

Creamy Carrot Crock Pot Soup

10 cups carrots - peeled and sliced
6 cups water
6 bouillon cubes
1/4 cup butter
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 - 8 oz packages of cream cheese
8 strips of cooked bacon

Place carrots, water, bouillon cubes, butter, Italian seasoning, and cayenne pepper in crock pot.  Stir to mix the spices in.  Cook on high for approximately 5 hours, or until carrots are soft.  Using an immersion blender or regular blender, blend together the ingredients until smooth.  Cube the cream cheese and add to the mixture.  Blend well.  In another pan, cook bacon.  Cut into small pieces, add to the soup and mix well.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cheater Cheesecake Recipe

I love this recipe because it is so easy!  It is a great go-to dessert recipe when I need something quick to serve guests or take to a potluck.  I call it "cheater cheesecake" because it is way easier and much quicker to make than a real cheesecake - it has minimal ingredients and there is no baking involved!  I usually prepare the filling and put it in a store-bought prepared graham cracker pie crust.  I have also made my own graham cracker crust, but find it more convenient to just use the graham cracker pie shells pre-made.  You can usually find them in the baking goods isle at the grocery store.  I have often topped it with a can of cherry pie filling, but tonight I made it with homemade blueberry pie filling.  I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Cheater Cheesecake Recipe

1 - 8 oz tub Cool Whip, thawed
1 - 8 oz bar of cream cheese, softened
1 - prepared graham cracker crust
Pie filling of your choice

In mixing bowl, place thawed cool whip and softened cream cheese and combine with a mixer until well blended and creamy.  Place cheesecake mixture into the graham cracker crust and top with pie filling of your choice.  Refrigerate and serve when ready.  It is best when well chilled.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

25% Off Your Entire Purchase at Michael's

Michael's is offering a coupon for an extra 25% off of your entire purchase now through July 20th.  There are a few exclusions, but it does apply to almost everything, including sale items.  I like to go to Michael's every now and then and stock up on their sale craft items - it's a great way to give kids something to do and keep them from getting bored at home.  To order online, use code 25ENTIRE at checkout.  To get your printable coupon to use in the store, click here.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

10% Off Entire Purchase At Hancock Fabrics

Now through Monday, July 8th, Hancock Fabrics is offering an extra 10% off of your entire purchase.  To use online, enter code ETNDG at checkout.  To get your printable coupon to use in-store, click here.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

$25 off $50, $50 off $100 at Herberger's

On June 28th and 29th, Herberger's is offering a printable coupon for $25 off of a $50 purchase, and $50 off of a $100 purchase.  These coupons are only available for in-store purchases.  To get your printable coupons, click here.  Happy shopping!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Extra 20% Off at Kohl's This Weekend

Kohl's is offering an extra 20% off Thursday, June 13th through Sunday, June 16th.  These coupons are awesome!  Kohl's allows them to be used even with clearance merchandise, so it is a way to get some really great deals.  For online orders, use code FFJUN20, with pin number 5701.  Click here for your printable coupon to use in the store.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New Herberger's Coupons

Herberger's has several new coupons out, including $10 off $25 (expires Saturday, June 15th), 30% off jewelry/shoes/accessories (Valid only on Thursday, June 13th), 50% off one apparel item (Valid only on Thursday June 13th), or an extra 25% off of select sale items (expires June 18th).  Click here for your printable coupons - they will all print on a single page.

These coupons are also good at Bon Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, and Younker's.