Monday, August 17, 2009

Maria's Flip Flop Party

This last Saturday morning we celebrated my youngest daughter, Maria's 6th Birthday! It was a flip flop party. We sent out invitations to all of her friends and everyone had so much fun decorating their flip flops, pedicures and a very yummy brunch with Breakfast Pizza, French Toast Casserole, Mini Sausage bagels and fruit dip with berries! I made fondant for the first time and made a Flip Flop cake. Hopefully Maria will remember her 6th Birthday for many years to come!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Free Taco Tuesday at Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box is doing Free Taco Tuesday again on August 11th - print your coupon HERE for two free tacos no other purchase required.

$25 Restaurant gift cards for $2 again!

THIS IS IT! The BIG ONE is back! Deepest Discount offered by EVER!Enter Discount Code: PORTION at checkoutOffer Good through Aug 13th Stock up NOW on $25 Gift Certificates for only $2!!

A little info for newbies. is a form of advertising for many restaurants looking for more customers. Restaurant owners sacrifice on their price margin but in return get new customers. On the website, you'll be asked to enter your zip code and it will pull up participating restaurants in your area. Then you will see a list of restaurants and a selection of gift card prices. A $25 gift card is regularly priced at $10 (so 80% off means you'll pay only $2). The only catch is there is a minimum purchase amount: clearly listed under the gift card prices. Usually the customer must have a total initial bill of $35. Then you pay with your $25 gift card and your total could be as low as $10 plus gratuity for a $35 meal. It's as simple as that. Don' be a skeptic! Once you pay for your gift card you may print it immediately from your computer- so you could dine for lunch or dinner today if you wish! They don't expire for a whole year

Free Mars Chocolate Coupon

Every Friday through September Mars is giving away coupons for a FREE chocolate bar!! Quantities are limited, 250,000 coupons per Friday, so make sure you fill out this form!
This offer is good starting at 9AM Eastern so go NOW!!There was some confusion last week about how many times you can enter. You may enter your email address once each week and you may receive up to 4 coupons total per address through September.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Acorn Squash Feta Casserole

Fred and I went to our Couples Prayer Group this last weekend and I made this recipe, it seemed to be a hit! Leftovers are delicious hot or cold. This recipe comes from Taste of Home. Enjoy!

Acorn Squash Feta Casserole


TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour 35 min.

2 large acorn squash (about 1-1/2 pounds each)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
2 eggs
1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Dash cayenne pepper, optional
1/4 cup sunflower kernels
Directions: Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Place squash cut side down in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; add 1/2 in. of hot water. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes. Drain water from pan; turn squash cut side up. Bake 10 minutes longer or until squash is tender; cool slightly. Carefully scoop out squash; place in a large bowl and mash. Set aside. In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender. Add peppers; saute until crisp-tender. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and yogurt until blended. Stir in the squash, onion mixture, feta cheese, salt, pepper and cayenne if desired. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with sunflower kernels. Cover and bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 25-30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Apron Fest 09

The Apronista is having a week long giveaway! Visit her sight at and be sure to take a look at all the incredible designs and ideas for aprons. I accidently added myself to the giveaway contest - I'm not having a giveaway but please, please, please look at all the other sights!