- Babble.com | Life Made Easy | Tue, May 29, 2012 4:10 PM EDT | CommentsI am slowly getting back into the savings game - with a little help from my friends. I have listened to a lot of advice and really taken it to heart.
After releasing the guilt over a couponing break, I've been slowly adding coupons to my shopping habits again. We're once again collecting coupons from a variety of sources, and it's piling up.
The problem now is finding the time to sort through my coupons! So, I turned once again to the experts - fellow frugal blogger across the web - to see how they make time for couponing:
Clip the Best, File the Rest
"Between five kids, a blog and a business, I have NO time to organize my coupons so I use the 'clip the best and file the rest' method!"
Tip: Clip only the coupons you know you will use while filing the rest away in case you find a better deal later.
Get more tips from Denise at Shopper Strategy and Coupon Clutch
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- Cookinglight.com | Life Made Easy | Wed, May 30, 2012 12:16 PM EDT | Comments
Skillet Pork Chop Sauté with Peaches
The bright, bold flavors in this dish mean you don't need a side with a lot of high impact flavors. Serve over quick-cooking couscous.
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 (4-ounce) center-cut boneless pork loin chops, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons thinly sliced shallots
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
2 peaches, each cut into 8 wedges
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons butter
1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chops evenly with salt and pepper. Add chops to pan; cook for 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chops from pan, and keep warm. Add shallots, thyme, and peaches to pan; cook for 2 minutes. Stir in wine, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced t...Read More »
- Galtime.com | Life Made Easy | Wed, May 30, 2012 2:54 PM EDT | Comments
Using a PDF program is a great tool when you want to send a document electronically that you don't anyone to be able to edit. But what about when you're on the receiving end of a PDF that you want to make changes to, like an online application?
Those blank grey fields stare back at you, mocking your attempts to click on them. Before you find yourself printing the document and filling it in by hand, check out some simple tools to outsmart those PDF editing restrictions.
For easy and quick edits, I like to use an online tool from PDFEscape.com. This handy online PDF editor lets you insert text notes (annotate), fill in forms, even create new forms boxes. Just click on "Click Here to Use PDFescape Now Free" and follow the steps to upload your PDF - you don't have to download any software onto your computer.
Choose the "Start using unregistered" option if you just have one document to edit, or register to save files and access t...Read More »
- Oprah.com | Life Made Easy | Mon, Mar 19, 2012 7:03 PM EDT | CommentsBy Lynn Andriani
Photo: Lynn Andriani
1. Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil
Put a pot of water on to boil. Separately, sauté 10 whole peeled garlic cloves in olive oil. Cook the pasta, drain and then toss with the garlic, grated Parmesan, a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper and chopped parsley. Depending on how much cheese you use, you may not need to add salt.
RELATED: 31 Ideas for Fresh Pasta
2. Chicken Sausage Hash
Use chicken sausage that's fully cooked (this is the only way we've ever seen it sold), so all you have to do is warm it. Brown the sausage in some olive oil, take it out of the pan and add peeled, diced turnips. Let the vegetables brown for a few minutes, then pour in a cup of apple cider. Scrape up any bits of sausage or turnip that have stuck to the pan, season with salt and pepper, put the lid on and simmer until the turnips are soft, about 5 minutes. Remove the lid and keep simmering until the cider reduces to a glaze. Put the sausage back in the pan and continue co...Read More »
- Shape Magazine | Life Made Easy | Mon, Mar 19, 2012 2:47 PM EDT | Comments
Eggs are the breakfast, lunch, and dinner of champions. Rich in protein but low in calories, they make the perfect base for countless healthy meals or snacks. And since eggs are so versatile, you can get creative and whip them into savory entrees, brunch dishes, desserts, or even healthy cocktails. Read on for some of our favorite fast and easy ways to enjoy eggs.
1. Soft-boiled eggs: Sliced hard-boiled eggs are great on salads or in sandwiches, but a soft-boiled egg in the morning is a treat! Make sure to boil them for only a few minutes if you want a yolk that's still runny.
2. Sunny side-up: A delicious sunny-side up egg takes only minutes to cook. While you're at it, chop up some potatoes and veggies to toss into the pan and whip up a stir-fry to accompany your protein-packed egg.
3. Deviled eggs: Give creamy deviled eggs a makeover with fat-free mayonnaise and chopped celery. If you're entertaining guests, impress them by adding a dash of curry...Read More »