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Tasty Tuesday: French Breakfast Puffs

If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time now, you know how much that I LOVE to cook and bake! I started Tasty Tuesday’s here on the blog to share with you all some of my favorite recipes that are staples around our house, as well as those recipes that I test on occasion. 

I was recently introduced to the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond by one of my readers, Debra. I have to tell you that I am now hooked! Her recipes are not only easy to prepare, but oh-so delicious! She also give step-by step instructions that anyone can easily follow.

Today’s Tasty Tuesday recipe, French Breakfast Puffs,comes from Ree Drummond’s Cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks. I made these on Saturday, and they were divine! I hope that you will try them for yourself!

Ingredients for the Puffs:

3 cups all purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup shortening

2 eggs

1 cup milk

Coating for the puffs:

1/2 pound of butter (2 sticks)

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups. 

2. in a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.

3. In a seperate large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. 

4. Add egss and mix again.

5. Alternate adding one-third of the flour mixture and one-third of the milk to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.

6. Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full.

7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove the muffins from the pan and set aside. 

8. To make the coating for the puffs. melt the butter in a bowl or glass pan. In a seperate container, combine the sugar and cinnamon. 

9. Dip the warm muffins in the butter coating thoroughly…

10. Oh yeah you know what comes next….roll each muffin in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Don’t be afraid to coat those babies! 🙂

11. Enjoy with a nice cup of coffee or tea! 

My Albertsons Show & Tell

I thought that it would be fun for you guys if I mixed things up a bit this week and did an Albertsons Show and Tell instead of a Publix one! I did get a few things this week at Publix like the $0.39/2 Starbucks Coffee Free Ice Cream and some of the squash/zuchini that is on sale for $0.99 a lb.

So, this morning after I dropped Drew off at Preschool, I went to Albertsons, coupons in hand, and got all that you see pictured for around $7! By the way, you can take advantage of this deals as well until the end of the day today! 

14 8count packs of Zephyrhills Aquapod water @ $1 each

Used 7 $1.50/2 coupons from the 8/29 RP

= $3.50 for 112 bottles of water!!! These are so nice to have for Drew’s lunch at Preschool and to add to our Hurricane stash!

9 packages of Marcal Toilet Paper @ $1 each (this is not the softest TP in the world, but hey, it does it’s job! LOL!)

Used 9 $1/1 coupons from the 8/22 SS

= FREE just had to pay tax

4 bags of Doritos @ $1.88 each + 2 2liters of Diet Cherry Pepsi @ $1 each

Used 2 FREE Pepsi 2l liters wyb 2 bags of Doritos tear-pad coupons taped to the Doritos

Each coupon took off $2 for the Pepsi even though they were only $1 each

 = $3.52 for 4 bags of Doritos and 2 2liters of Pepsi. Doritos are Drew’s favorite chips and for that price,  I decided to splurge a little on him! 😉

I Got My $1 Wisk Detergent at Family Dollar! (with special bonus)

I stopped by Family Dollar today while I was out running errands and got 4 bottles of Wisk Laundry detergent for $1 each! They are on sale this week for $4, but you can use the $3 coupon from the 8/29 RP to get them for $1 each! Plus, each bottle had an extra 6 loads! So, 38 load for the price of 32! I love special blessings like that, don’t you? 🙂

Free Flowers from FTD for Good Neighbor Day (9/1)

Just a reminder that this is tomorrow!

Did you know that September 1 is Good Neighbor Day? To help celebrate this special day, select FTD locations around the US and Canada will be giving away FREE flower bouquets! 

FTD is celebrating its 16th annual FTD Good Neighbor Day event on September 1, 2010. This year is extra-special as we are also celebrating our 100th Anniversary of FTD this year. FTD Good Neighbor Day was started in 1994 by FTD Member Brook Jacobs, owner of Greenbrook Flowers in Jackson, MS. The concept of the holiday is simple: florists give away a bouquet of flowers to people in their community encouraging each recipient to keep one for them and hand the others away to make new friends and share kindness to strangers.

GO HERE to see if there is a participating location near you! 

(thanks, Savvy-Spending Meghan!)

Family Dollar: Wisk Detergent for $1!

Did you get that awesome coupon for $3 off any Wisk detergent in the 8/29 RP? If so, you may want to head on over to your local Family Dollar where Wisk Detergent is on sale for $4 this week. 

Use the $3 coupon and you get Detergent for just $1!

…..also, just a heads up that Wisk will be on sale at Publix starting Thursday for $4.49, so only $1.49 for the 50oz. bottle after coupon!

(thanks, Lady Savings!)

Join for Amazing Deals Everyday + A Chance to Give Back!

Just a reminder to sign up for this awesome site!

I just came across another really neat site for finding amazing deal! offers 50-80% off electronics, appareal, sporting goods, shoes, accesories amd more from inspiring brands that are making a difference in the world! And, when you sign up for FREE today, they will donate $0.10 to the non-profit charity of your choice! How cool is that? I love sites such as this that allow me to give back to those in need!

What are you waiting for? GO HERE to sign up today! It is FREE, and starting September 7, will be offering Daily Deals!

*HOT* FREE Energizer Rechargeable Batteries! (first 30,000 only)

I just love all the great Facebook freebies lately! Here is yet another smokin’ HOT one! Head on over to like Energizer on Facebook. Then, click on the giveaways tab and you will be able to fill out your info and request a coupon for FREE 4 pack of Energizer Rechargeable batteries! ($13 value)

Hurry as this is only good for the first 30,000 people! After I had submitted my info, it said please allow 3-4 weeks to receive your coupon in the mail.

(thanks for the great deal, MoJo Savings!)

Burlington Coat Factory: Save an Extra 25% off Ladies Sportswear Kids Clothing!

I received an email yesterday from Burlington Coat Factory regarding an awesome clearance sale that they are having right now. From now thru Labor Day, you can take an extra 25% off all previously reduced Ladies sportswear and Kids Clothing! 

Burlington Coat Factory already has awesome prices, so this additional savings is sure to get you some really sweet deals!

GO HERE to find a store near you!