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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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It’s been Italian sale month at many stores, so I am going to give you some recipes based on things that you are probably very stocked on now!

  • Pizzagna
    Using dried pasta, red bell peppers, baby portabellos, mozzarella
    (I used the block on mozzarella but the shredded would work just fine)

  • Cottage Pie Baked Potatoes

Using ground chuck
I got this recipe from Paula Deen’s Quick and Easy Meals. It was a special issue magazine in 2008.
1 lb. ground chuck
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (14 oz.) can beef broth
1 (.88 oz.) package brown gravy mix
2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 TBS minced fresh parsley
4 large baking potatoes, baked
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
Garnish: chopped fresh parsley
1. In a large skillet, combine ground chuck, mushrooms, carrots, and onion.  Cook, over medium-high heat, until beef is browned and crumbles; drain well.  Stir in broth, gravy mix, Worcestershire, and parsley.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.
2. Cut off top one-third of potatoes; scoop out potato pulp into a large bowl, leaving shells intact.  Add sour  cream, butter, salt, and pepper to potato pulp, stirring to combine.  Spoon mixture evenly into potato shells.  Top each evenly with beef mixture.  Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.  Serve immediately.

  • Fettuccine-Vegetable Toss
    Using pasta, spinach, jar alfredo sauce
    After I made this my three year old has been asking for the noodles with green and orange stuff in them.

Brocolli & Pasta Ideas

Pasta and Trees

Pasta, Cheese, and Trees My Mama’s Way

Broccoli and Bow Ties

Pork Loin Chops
Using pork loin chops, bell peppers, tomatoes:
This recipe doesn’t have a name.  It is one my mom made while we were growing up, and is one of my favorite comfort foods.
Brown 4-6 chops in small amount of oil (2 TBS).  Remove.
Add 1 can chicken broth (now this is the Campbell’s size chicken broth, that was the only kind there was when I was a kid, it is smaller than the Swanson’s broth) 1 can water and 2-3 chicken boullion cubes.  Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes.
Add 1 1/4 cups rice.  Put chops on top of rice.  Top each with bell pepper ring, onion slice, and tomato slice.
Cook on low until all liquid is absorbed.

All of the above recipes have been taste tested by my family the following are recipes I want to try.

Friendship Casserole
Using ground chuck or sirloin, spaghetti sauce, noodles, mozzarella

Orecchiette w/ Turkey Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
Using broccoli rabe/rappini, pasta, Italian sausage

Marinated Steak w/ Caramelized Onions
Using sirloin steaks