Thursday, July 24, 2014

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff...

When I was a little girl I have a vivid memory of a cooking lesson my Mom gave me. We were making a new recipe she found called Beef Stroganoff. Now there were two aspects of this memory that I remember most: 1) there were many ingredients as well as many different steps to this dish and 2) it tasted DE-licious! Creamy, flavorful, mouthwatering are all great adjectives to describe this dish.

Well, I had a craving this week for some of that Beef Stroganoff but due to budget and time restrictions I was really at a loss as to what to do.

Enter Pinterest. Probably never guessed I was going to say that, did you?

I had found a fabulously cheap package of nice stew beef while out grocery shopping the other day so I pulled my cart over into the frozen department, pulled out my iPad, logged in to the in-store wifi, and searched for "Easy Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff."

There are MANY recipes that you could use but I was looking for one that contained ingredients like cream cheese, sour cream, and beef broth. Below was my final creation...tweaked to my family's liking.

My six year old almost licked the plate...ok, so I almost did, too! Enjoy!

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

What You Will Need:
  • 1-2 lbs cube steak or stew beef cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup chopped onion (optional--I did not use this)
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 14 oz. can beef broth
  • 8 oz. button mushrooms, cleaned and quartered (optional--I did not use these)
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
What You Will Do:
  • Cut the beef into 1/2 pieces and place in bottom of crock pot. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the can of beef broth, cream of mushroom soups, and Worcestershire sauce into the crock pot.
  • Cook on low 4-6 hours.
  • Add more salt and pepper as desired. I added some TexJoy for some added flavor.
  • Stir in sour cream and cream cheese thirty minutes before serving.
  • Serve over cooked egg noodles.
If you get a chance to try come this dish, come back and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Krispy Kreme Groupon Deal...

Yum! Head on over to Groupon to check out this awesome and yummy deal from Krispy Kreme: spend $8.50 for two dozen donuts (a $16.95 value) or spend $19.50 for five dozen donuts (a $42.45 value). Simply click HERE to buy. This offer expires 30 days after purchase with a limit of 10 per person.  It is not valid at any supermarket or convenience stores.

You can also sign up for Krispy Kreme's e-club HERE to receive an additional Original Glazed doughnut for enrolling, plus a free doughnut and small coffee for your birthday!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Our Journey of Love....

You may have seen this idea over on Pinterest before but once I saw this idea for a personalized work of art I just had to try it....
One heart is of the city where the love of my life and I were married; the second, where we spent our honeymoon; and the third, where we first lived.

Now there are different ways you can go about personalizing your own work of art showing your own journey of love. You don't even have to put your hearts in the same frame. One idea pictured had each heart in it's own frame. Another idea was a miniature cut-out of each state and not just the city. Most pictures were of where they met, where they got engaged, and where they were married. For me I needed three different hearts.  So here's how I did it...

To begin I found an old Rand McNally map at a thrift store and using a heart shape cut on a Cricut machine, cut out each city. Once I glued them on to scrapbook paper I wrote beside each heart why they were important and then added our names because it really did look a little bare. The mat and frame were purchased together for $8 at Dollar General.

Have to say this is one of my favorite pictures hanging in the den of our house. It's place of honor? Right next to our wedding photo.

To find more ideas simply check out Love Story Map over on Pinterest.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

My Publisher FREE Photo Book...

Are you needing a way to capture summer memories? Then have I got a deal for you! Head on over to My Publisher for a FREE 20-page classic photo book with photo finish or book jacket cover options, regularly $35.99! Simply use code KUQ-TT4Q at check out and pay for shipping only. It's been awhile since I've made one of these so I'm not quite sure what shipping will cost. I'm guessing anywhere from $4-$8. Once I make my book I'll let you know. This deal ends Monday, July 14th.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

International Delights Coupons...

International Delights have three new coupons available to print over on These usually don't last long so print them today! They are:
(Thanks, Totally Target!)

Pick FREE Gift from Shutterfly....

Here's a sweet little deal over at Shutterfly. This weekend only pick from 3 FREE gifts:  one magnet, two 8x10 prints, or one mouse pad. Simply use the promo code SWEET at checkout. You will have to pay fro shipping which starts around $3. Simply click HERE to begin...and as always, enjoy! Offer ends Sunday, July 13th!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

FREE U By Kotex Samples....

My inbox contained some pretty good deals today, most of them thanks to STL Mommy!! Here's another FREEBIE you might want to take advantage of today. Get a FREE U by Kotex Sample by simply clicking HERE. Right now you get a choice of four different U by Kotex pads or tampons:
  • U by Kotex CleanWear Pads :
    • 2 CleanWear Regular Pads
    • 2 CleanWear Heavy Flow Pads
    • 2 Curves Liners
    • Exclusive Coupon
  • U by Kotex Extra Maxi Pads:
    • 2 Extra Regular Maxi Pads
    • 2 Extra Long Maxi Pads
    • 2 Curves Liners
    • Exclusive Coupon
  • U by Kotex Sleek Tampons:
    • 2 Sleek Regular Tampons
    • 2 Sleek Super Tampons
    • 2 Curves Liners
    • Exclusive Coupon
  • U by Kotex Click Tampons:
    • 2 Click Regular Tampons
    • 2 Click Super Tampons
    • 2 Curves Liners
    • Exclusive Coupon
(Thanks, STL Mommy!)
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