Sunday, June 30, 2013

Homemade Pancakes Recipe - Quick and Easy

What I like about this pancake recipe is you can pre-make the mix and store it in zipper bags. Just keep the mix in a dry warm place like your pantry.

I got the recipe and idea from Blissful and Domestic’s blog. She has a whole section dedicated to Ready Mixes and quick and easy recipes to use with the mixes.

Ingredients for Pancake Dry Mix

10 Cups All-Purpose Flour

2 ½ Cups Instant Nonfat Dry Milk

½ Cup Sugar

½ Cup Baking Powder

2 Tablespoon Salt

CornFlake Chicken Recipe

Whenever I have made Cornflake Chicken in the past – it has turned out to be a soggy mess. Then I was watching Trisha’s Southern Kitchen (not that I obsessively watch The Food Network or anything). Her recipe is super simple and super yummy! So I tried it out, and came out with crunchy chicken FINALLY! And I added my only little touches.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen


4-5 Chicken Breasts


Friday, June 28, 2013

Creating A Second Income Online

Every time I read an article on ways to make online – they are the same. Take surveys! Be a mystery shopper! Get paid to read your emails! Play online games and win big! Build and design websites! They all sound good. And they are. I love many sites like MyPoints, Swagbucks, Inbox Dollars and eBates. But second income?...simply, No.

The truth? How many people do you know that make a good steady income from mystery shopping or taking surveys? Not many. Probably none at all.

Plus, most of these great income earning ideas will earning you just a few cents a day. These are sites to do in your spare time and earn a little extra cash. You are not making a living off these sites. But for fun and a little extra cash, the best sites I personally have discovered and use are:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This recipe equals those ooey gooey chocolate chip cookies we all love!


2 Cups Flour

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1 1/2 sticks of Melted Butter (use real butter, I have tried with margarine and other spreads. The cookies do not come out the same.)

Pinch of Salt

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Viggle - Watch TV and Be Rewarded For It

I am probably the most excited about the Viggle App. I downloaded it three days ago, and it’s pretty awesome. I told my boyfriend about it, and now he and I are checking in all the time.

Viggle is basically an app that pays you points for watching television. The cool part is you don’t actually have to watch the whole television show. You just have to check in. 

The app is free in the iTunes store. So far that don’t have it in the Android market, but I bet that will change soon. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

To Freeze or Not to Freeze? That is the Question...

What You Can Freeze

(This is what has worked for me. There are many other items people will tell you that you can freeze – but many of them don’t turn out well.)


  • Strawberries (perfect for smoothies, pancakes, muffins and cupcakes)
  • Blueberries (wonderful for pancakes and muffins)
  • Blackberries
  • Bananas (Best for smoothies or puddings)
  • Cherries
  • Peaches

Monday, June 10, 2013

How My Bread Machine Saved Me $1000 Dollars Last Year

Quite honestly a few years ago I could have never pictured myself using a bread machine. I mean it sounded like something my grandmother would have used in the 1940s. But I have learned a lot about bread machines in the past 2 years – and have discovered the savings benefit of having one.
When I sat down to start my budget and try to discover ways to save…groceries topped the list. Besides rent, groceries are my largest expense.
I had read rave reviews from some of my favorite bloggers about bread machines. But I was a bit resistant to say the least. Then I got to thinking about how much bread my family actually eats….and it was A LOT!
Here are some averages for my family of five.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Free Samples

If you explore and signup for every freebie site out there - prepare to be bombarded by emails, spam and solicitors. 

Instead, I stick with a couple trusted freebie sites that have proven time and again to be legit. 

Do I always get full size samples? No. Is my mailbox overflowing with free stuff? Not at all. can try samples of some of your favorite brands. Plus, many companies will also send coupons and discount codes where the free sample. It's a great way to snag exclusive savings. 

FreeFlys - The site has new samples all the time. It brings you top brands and exclusive offers. I have personally received many samples and coupons via this site.

PG Everyday - Signup for a free account. You can access to awesome coupons. Plus you can request samples a few times a year. You always will receive random coupon booklets.