Sunday, March 9, 2008

Raspberry Bars

Elizabeth brought some delicious raspberry bars to playgroup last time. Here is the fantastic recipe!

Raspberry Bars
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup firmly packed, brown sugar (I used Splenda brownsugar)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (I used whole wheat flour)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats, uncooked
1 (10 ounce) jar raspberry preserves

* Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixeruntil creamy
* Gradually add sugar, beating well.
* Combine flour and next 3 ingredients
* Add to butter mixture mixing well.
* Press half of crumb mixture into a greased 13X9 inch pan.
* Spread raspberry preserves over crumb mixture.
* Sprinkle remaining half of crumb mixture over preserves.
* Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
* Cool on wire rack
* Cut into bars.

Yield 32 delicious bars.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Honey Bunches of Oats

Because we love cereal, I am always on the lookout for coupons, etc. Anyway, you can go to the money saving mom website and find links to print out coupons for $2 off a box of Honey Bunches of Oats. We wanted a change from the chocolate clusters, so we got a different kind and the coupons still worked!

Kroger has them on sale right now for $1.99 (says the post, I haven't checked at our local Kroger though).

Happy cereal day to you!

By the way, if you love free samples or just coupons, you can go to here and sign up. It's great!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Change of plans

Playgroup will be at my house on the 24th. We will have an easter egg hunt for the kiddos!! If it is nice, we'll have it outside, otherwise we will hide eggs in the house. The kids will have fun! :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

New Links

There are quite a few new links posted. Some of them I use for helping me come up with new menu ideas, and others help me save money as I go grocery shopping or to buy household items, while some are helpful in understanding my children. Most of all, I am learning how to be a better wife, mother, sister, daughter and child of God.

Hope some of these sites help you out too!


Hi ladies! Our next two playgroups are scheduled!

Gina will be hosting the March 10th playgroup and Ashley will host the March 24th playgroup. Be on the lookout for evites in your inbox!

If you are new and have not received evites to playgroups, please email me at and I will be sure add you on there!

If you have any questions, just let me know!

Spring Cleaning is almost here!!

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Note: Gift packs will be mailed by May 15th, so don't count on some of these samples and coupons to do your spring cleaning! But, it is still nice to get these products and coupons, just the same!

Happy Spring Cleaning!