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I have a couple of questions for you:

  • Do you struggle with your grocery budget?
  • Are you frustrated with how much you’re spending on food and household supplies and believe you could be spending it more wisely?
  • Is someone in your household on a restricted diet and the cost has become too burdensome?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, I can help.

Today we are launching a brand new course that will help you get control of your grocery budget by teaching you the skills to drastically reduce how much you are spending on food, personal care, and household products.

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The Ultimate Couponing Course will teach you how to coupon strategically, how to budget for groceries, and how to shop using other savings strategies so you can stop spending so much on “real” and specialty food (like gluten-free, dairy-free, and organic).

This easy to follow four-week course begins next week and will walk you through everything you need to know to start saving up to $250 a month on your food and household items without changing how your family eats.

Click here to find out more about The Ultimate Couponing Course!

This course is open for a limited time and begins on August 5, 2015.

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Raspberry Ricotta Cake (recipe)

by Emily from Frugal Living NW on July 27, 2015

Raspberry Ricotta Cake recipe

Raspberry Ricotta Cake (recipe)

I am totally off my produce game this summer. You see those raspberries? I bought them. At the store. In a white plastic bag in the freezer section. I’m pretty sure a little piece of my heart broke off and died right there in aisle 5. What is happening here?!

My normal MO is Crazy U-Pick Person from June-September. 200 pounds of peaches? No problem. 65 pounds of blueberries? Sign me up. My hands are stained, my car is constantly loaded with boxes, and my counters are full of ripening fruit (and pesky fruit flies).

But this summer has been quieter in the fruit department, and I am okay with that (I think? I am suddenly having second thoughts. Ack! Breaking up is hard to do.).

I think part of it has to do with the fact that my family didn’t eat everything I canned and froze last summer, which was a first. We seem to be eating more fresh stuff in the winter/spring. I guess that’s good. It’s certainly less work! So I’m just going to see this as a furlough year, a little break from the norm, while we finish the rest of our jars and bags from 2014. Breaks are good, right? Right?? If I buy another bag of frozen fruit…

Raspberry Cake (recipe)

I first ripped out this recipe from a Bon Appetit magazine. It uses frozen raspberries, but you could definitely use fresh if you fold them in gently. It’ll give you fewer whole berries and a pink cake, but there are worse problems in life.

This recipe also uses ricotta, which isn’t my favorite, but in this recipe it gives a nice, airy texture. I tried another version with sour cream, which is cheaper and in my refrigerator more often. It worked just fine, but produced a more dense cake. I added lemon zest and almonds to add a little interest.

Whether you picked your own raspberries this year or just picked them up at the grocery store, add this simple cake to your summertime. Add a cup of coffee and call it breakfast. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have dessert!

Raspberry Cake (recipe)

Raspberry Ricotta Cake
adapted from a Bon Appetit recipe

1½ c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
2 t. baking powder
¾ t. salt
3 eggs
1½ c. ricotta
½ t. vanilla extract
½ c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted & cooled
1 c. frozen raspberries or blackberries, divided
zest of 1 lemon
1/4 c. sliced almonds (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9”-diameter cake pan with parchment paper and lightly coat with nonstick spray. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk eggs, ricotta, and vanilla in a medium bowl until smooth; fold into dry ingredients just until blended. Then stir in butter and lemon zest and gently fold in ¾ cup raspberries, taking care not to crush berries. Scrape batter into prepared pan and scatter remaining ¼ cup raspberries and sliced almonds over top.
  3. Bake cake until golden brown and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 50–60 minutes. Let cool at least 20 minutes before removing from pan.

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Lemon Zester (Amazon)

Not only is zester fun to say, but it’s great for finely grating food like citrus peel, chocolate, cheese, garlic cloves, or ginger root. Amazon carries this Microplane Zester/Grater for under $10. Mine doesn’t have a handle, and I think that’d be a nice feature. I could zest all day with this baby!

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Amazon has the LEGO Friends Jungle Falls Rescue Building Set for $15.99 right now. This fun, highly-rated set is currently at Amazon’s lowest ever price.

  • Includes Olivia mini-doll figure, a tiger cub and a chameleon Accessories include driftwood, glasses, fruit salad plates and a precious gem
  • Features a cliff with stairs, waterfall with dam function, cliff hut with table and stools, trees, flowers and a flexible vine
  • Slide the dam across and stop the waterfall! Rescue the stricken tiger cub stranded on the driftwood
  • Combine with all the other LEGO Friends jungle sets to enjoy more animal rescue adventures

Shipping is FREE with Amazon Prime or a qualifying order of $35 on eligible items. Prices are subject to change at any time and without notice.

Find the most current LEGO deals here –> Best LEGO Deals (it’s updated daily with new prices and deals!).

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Kellogg’s Family Rewards: New 100 point code

by Angela Davis on July 27, 2015

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Kellogg’s Family Rewards Codes

Get exclusive coupons and earn rewards from your favorite Kellogg’s® brands when you sign up for Kellogg’s Family Rewards. Purchase participating Kellogg’s products and enter the 16-digit code to earn coupons and rewards. There are some pretty sweet high-value coupons released.

KFRPOINTSTACULAR — 100 points (expires 7/30)

Here are some additional codes that may or may not work in your account:

KFRSHARETHANKS20 — 20 points
W1NGXGBY3X9VLZFJ — 80 points
T9TLX1BTNTVXLN1W — 80 points
POPTARTSAVENGERS — 20 points
BLOGSBESTRKTREAT — 25 points
FREECODEJUST4YOU — 100 points
RKTRECIPESFORYUM — 25 points
MORERKTREATS4YOU — 25 points
SCOOBYSWEEPS4YOU — 50 points
MAGICOFBREAKFAST — 20 points
GOODTIDINGSTOYOU — 25 points
KFRLABORDAYBONUS — 50 points
CEREALANDMILKABC — 50 points
NUTRITIONINABOWL — 50 points
SPIDEYEXCITEMENT — 20 points
EARNGREATREWARDS — 20 points
HOWITWORKS20PNTS — 20 points
EARNSWEETREWARDS — 50 points
GIFTOFMUSICBONUS — 20 points
KFRSHARETHANKS20 — 20 points
WHEATUPORSWEETUP — 25 points
SATISFYYOURTUMMY — 50 points
SPECIALPTSFORYOU — 25 points

Head to Kellogg’s Family Rewards to start entering codes!

Thanks, Hip 2 Save!

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Get a one-year subscription to Running Times Magazine for just $5.99 today only (7/28). Use the code FRUGALNW at checkout and your total will drop from $39.90 to $5.99.

Running Times is the magazine for serious runners. You’ll benefit and learn from useful training tips, important nutrition news and facts and sports medicine. You’ll run to mark your calendar with the national race schedule of running events. Whether you are a recreational runner and run as a leisure activity or you run because you know it’s important for your health, you’ll enjoy this very important publication.

You may get up to a four year subscription at this price (new or renewal). This deal will expire tomorrow at 8:59 pm Pacific.

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Starbucks lovers the Treat Receipt starts today! Get a grande beverage of your choice for $2.50 when you bring in your morning receipt after 2pm. (this offer runs through August 9 and if you’re a rewards member you get an extra week!)

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Tarzan DVD (Special Edition) for $8.64 (BEST price!)

by Angela Davis on July 27, 2015

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Amazon has the Tarzan DVD (Special Edition) for $8.64 right now. This is the very lowest we’ve ever seen the price drop on Amazon. Grab it for your movie collection, or the gift closet.

Swing into action and adventure with Disney’s original classic, Tarzan, packed with fun-filled bonus features and award-winning music. Filled with humor, heart, and hilarious fun, Tarzan is an unforgettable adventure you’ll watch again and again.

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Shipping is FREE with Amazon Prime or a qualifying order of $35 on eligible items. Prices are subject to change at any time and without notice.

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