Great HEB finds!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 10:15 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Some great finds I found on my recent grocerie trip at HEB

Pizza and Peanut Butter and Jelly Larger Lunchables are on sale for $1.50!

Buy Deans Dip and receive a free bag of HEB ruffled potato chips

Buy Lunchable Combinations and receive a free bag of Corn Nut Chips

Gold Fish Bags 3 for $5

$1.00 off one Betty Crocker Fruit Snack making it $1.24 a box

Buy Gogurt Family Pack and get Pillsburry Strudles Free

Buy 2 Red Gold Diced Tomatoes and get 3rd Free

Buy 1 Push Pop or Ring Pop and Get 1 Free

Buy 2 Bagel Pizza Bites and get 3rd Free

$1 off Pop Ice Fruity Freezer Pops

Buy 2 Betty Crocker Brownie Supremes and get HEB Butter Free

Buy Tyson Diced Chicken or Chicken Strips and get Skinner 12oz Pasta and
Classico Sauce Free

Buy Koolaid Juice Pouches and get Easy Mac and Cheese Cup Free

Buy 8pk AA or AAA batteries get post cocoa Pebbles Free

Buy 2 Las Palmas Enchilada Sauce and get 1 Free

$.75 off Temptation Sushi Roll

$.75 Smart Souce off 2 Pace Salsa = $1.60

Tuna/Hamburger Helper on sale $1.50 use $1.00 off 4 smart source coupon = $1.25ea

$1.50 off HEB Shrimp Scampi

Buy HEB Fruit Cups and get HEB Waffles Free

$5 off HEB coupon for Zyritec that has a "B" and can be stacked with $4 off zyritec coupon from paper for bigger savings!

Mini Smore's Pies

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:36 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

Prep Time: 35 Min
Total Time: 45 Min
Makes: 10 pies

1box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1/2cup graham cracker crumbs (8 graham cracker squares, finely crushed)
1/4cup sugar3tablespoons butter, melted

1/2cup marshmallow creme
2tablespoons cream cheese, softened (1 oz)
2tablespoons sugar
1/2cup chocolate chips.

1 Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. 2 Unroll pie crusts. With 3-inch round cutter, cut 10 rounds from each crust. In small shallow bowl, mix cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar. Brush both sides of pie crust rounds with butter; dip into crumb mixture to coat. 3 Place 10 coated pie crust rounds on cookie sheet. Stir together filling ingredients. Spoon about 1 heaping tablespoon filling in center of each of the 10 rounds. Place remaining pie crust rounds on top of the filling on each. Pinch edges to seal. 4 Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store covered in refrigerator.

Cherry Pie Pops

Monday, August 29, 2011 8:38 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

Prep Time: 20 Min
Total Time: 1 Hr
Makes: 16 to 20 pie pops

1tablespoon Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
About 1/2 cup cherry pie filling (from 21-oz can)
16to 20 lollipop sticks1egg, beaten3tablespoons turbinado sugar (raw sugar).

1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray, or line with silicone baking mats. 2 Sprinkle flour on work surface. Unroll pie crusts onto surface. Using 3-inch wide drinking glass or cookie cutter, cut rounds from crusts; place on cookie sheet. (Leftover pastry can be rolled in a ball and rolled out with a rolling pin. Cut to make additional rounds.) 3 To make each pie pop, lightly press lollipop stick into crust round so that it rests in center. Top each round with 1/2 teaspoon pie filling; cover with second crust round. With fork or lollipop stick, press around edges to seal. Brush tops of pops with beaten egg; sprinkle with sugar. 4 Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely on cooling racks. .Any pie filling will work for this recipe.
If you want to double the recipe, one 21-ounce can is more than enough pie filling for 2 boxes of pie crusts..

Fruit Pizza

Sunday, August 28, 2011 8:41 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

1roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
1package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3cup sugar
1/2teaspoon vanilla
2 kiwifruit, peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced1cup halved or quartered fresh strawberries
1cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2cup apple jelly

1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray. In pan, break up cookie dough; press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. 2 In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Spread mixture over cooled crust. Arrange fruit over cream cheese. Stir jelly until smooth; spoon or brush over fruit. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. To serve, cut into wedges or squares. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pizza. .For best results, keep the cookie dough very cold until you're ready to use it.
To decrease the amount of fat in this recipe, use light cream cheese instead of regular.

Peach Pie

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 8:44 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

7cups fresh or frozen (partially thawed) sliced peeled peaches (about 3 pounds)
1 1/4cups sugar
1/4cup quick-cooking tapioca
1/4teaspoon cornstarch
1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
2tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1/2teaspoon all-purpose flour2tablespoons peach preserves or jelly.

1 Heat oven to 425°F. In large bowl, mix peaches, sugar, tapioca, cornstarch, cinnamon and lemon juice. Let stand 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 2 Meanwhile, unroll 1 pie crust on work surface. Sprinkle both sides lightly with flour; place in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Spoon peach mixture into crust-lined plate. Press firmly against side and bottom. Top with second crust and flute; cut slits in several places. 3 Cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning; bake 20 minutes. Remove foil; brush with preserves. Bake 20 to 30 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool at least 2 hours before serving. .Julie Gonzalez of Okeana, Ohio, won 1st Place with this recipe at the Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust Pie Baking Championship, 2009 Ohio State Fair.
If you'd rather, 1/8 tsp. nutmeg can be substituted for the cinnamon for a subtle nutty flavor..

8/22 Saves from HEB and Walgreens!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 9:00 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Yesterday's Trip! Walgreens 5 12pks of pepsi, 2 cold relief boxes, 1 bar of soap, 1 can of chalk, toothe paste and toy for Aidan.. total $14, $24 saved!!

2nd trip to HEB.. head of lettuce, turkey deli meat, jambalaya mix, gumbo mix, family size mac and cheese, heb tortilla chips, idaho mashed potatos 3 cans green beans, 2 cans corn, krat sandwhich dressing, 2 individual string cheeses shrmp, 2 boxes of pop tarts, 2 cans of refriend beans, bananas, 8pck of sunny d, 2 cans raviolia, hefty trash bags, pantene, danimals, and milk....Total $21 and $30 saved!

1st Day of School!

8:16 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

I'm behind on blogging by far! Let's see I lost my mail keys and had to pay $25 to replace them and my camera just dissapeared off my dresser a week ago so all of my pictures I was going to use to blog are gone.. gee I wonder if the 20 month old has them stashed together somewhere? haha

Yesterday was the first day back to school for my oldest two! My oldest Aidan is in 3rd grade! Man how time has flown by! It just doesn't seem like time for him to be in 3rd grade at all. He's still so small! He had a wonderful first day back and loved his new class.

My 2nd child is now in 1st grade! He loved his new class as well but was a litle dissapointed all of his friends were in another class. He's TAG this year so he wound up being split up but I think he will have fun and make new friends.

My 3rd child started her first year this year! She is in prek and man was she ready to leave me by far! She didn't even hesitate when we went to drop her off! She's one of the hardest to get up in the mornings and daddy woke her up and told her it was time to go to school and she jumped right up full of excitement! Daddy did pretty well with seeing her off too lol She had a grat first day and loved it!

I made alien pancakes for their back to school breakfast this morning. They loved that! I colored them green, used giant marshmallows for eyes topped with chocolate chips and chocolate chips for the mouth!

Update from the Hospital

Thursday, August 11, 2011 3:46 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Well no recorded seizures which is a wonderful thing! I was afraid after not getting any that we would leave with no answers but they did blood work and turns out his iron, pheritan, and red blood cells were low so we're treating that. It can cause tremors in his sleep and things like that.
They also started him on some migraine medication to help his headaches and throwing up since we out ruled it being anything much more serious now.
So hopefully this will all work out so he will be feeling much better and not have these spells and sleep better and not miss school so much this year.
I enjoyed the time alone with him in the hospital and relaxing but I missed my other 3 kids like crazy and my husband! He did great playing Mr. Mom for 4 days though! Did a lot of stuff around the house like laundry and more for me!

Keagan's Hospital Trip and Salmonella!

Monday, August 8, 2011 6:35 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

So this morning we get one of the results that came back from the emergency room trip with my youngest daughter almost 2 weeks ago and she tested possitive for Salmonella! I can't imagine how in the world she got it or how she did and no one else in our family did! A lot of people said maybe since she has a lower immune system which makes a lot of sense.
I am so upset right now at the hosptial because not a single person called us to tell us and we got notified by letter and by the time it go to us the office was closed and we were told by the emergency room we would be charged again to get results and had to come in for them! So we find out today almost a week after the results come in that she needs to be on antibiotics! I'm glad it didn't turn out much worse with waiting!

I'm in the hospital now with my 2nd child. He has been admitted for a few days to be on a on going EEG to test for possible seizure activity and see if it is, how bad it is or if it's something else.

He's absolutely loving it since he gets time alone with mommy, got to pick out a ton of snacks for the trip and got to visit their awesome playroom before being hooked up to the monitor!

14 Days Left of Summer.. a step into history!

Sunday, August 7, 2011 6:29 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

Today we visited the 3rd ACR Musuem on post that they built not to long ago! They had a really awesome dress up section for the kids that they really enjoyed! It was fun for them to learn about the history of the unit!

Not such a good trip!

11:23 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
crappy day..paid $3 for dallas paper and they only had red plum?!
Never had that happened and theyre wrapped so wasnt stole!
Walgreens wasn`t stocked on listerine and I had to go to another town close but they only had barbie so I got that but really want other for boys! I spent $18 and saved $24..
1 gilette razor
6 popcicle boxes
3 campbells soup
2 packs hair clips ( one was clearance $.60 and onr $1.29)
4 skinny cows
1 kids listerine

got the mail yesterday and lots of goodies! I had ramen coupons, coupon for a free nestles ice cream, juice box and coupons from motts, garnier moisture sample and coupon, and rebate check from nexcare bandaids

18 days left of summer.. cotton candy, sprinkles, chocolate chips, gummi bears.. oh my!

Thursday, August 4, 2011 6:59 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

Well today was another day of trying to have some fun inside out of the heat and stay cool!

I had to go get my auto tags renewed so while we were out doing that we went over to the mall play area to let the kids run some energy out and have fun! One thing I actually do love about Lawton (there's not many lol) I wish we had a play area so bad at our mall in Texas! I'm shocked we don't!

Then we headed over to Orange Leaf to check that out since we had never been to it. It's a newer place here in Lawton with frozen yogurt a lot like Yo Yo's in Texas!

I loved how they had all these cute little chairs the kids sizes! Peyton thought that was just super neat and was swinging her feet and smiling!

The kids are outside swimming for the 2nd time today! They are really loving it and it's been nice for them to be able to have that luxury to go the pool whenever this summer on the visits home to my mom since we have to keep Peyton out of the heat more and it's been so flipping hot you want to go swimming but not stay for long so a lot more convenient being right out the back door for sure!

The kids got a cotton candy flavored frozen yogurt loaded with mike and ikes, chocolate chips, m&m's, sprinkles and all sorts of goodies!!

19 Days Left Summer..staying cool!

11:45 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

Yesterday my nephew came over for the day to visit and play with the kids and I took them all to chickfila to get out of this heat and play and get some ice cream! I love that the chickfila here has finally put their playground in doors! It's wonderful on days like yesterday when it's 110!

8/3 Deals and Steals!

9:04 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Today's Saves..
Saved $1 on my special k chips today and $1 for my mom on her dinner rolls at walmart.
Got my mom free lunch at chickfila, a free sandwhich for me (paid for fries and drink), and all the kids free ice cream.
Then I went back to Walgreens to get another razor for hubby (trying to stock on them this week) and I saved $54 at walgreens.. spent $36! I got..

fusion razor
aveno bath soak
aveno wash
aveno lotion
2 large packs of twizzlers
4 axe body sprays with a mini body spray (my 8yr old thinks he NEEDS it)
4 axe shower gels

20 days left of summer..

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 10:34 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
So yesterday we pulled out "Visit Nana" from the summer fun jar as a nice surprise for the kids since I didn't have to babysitt for a friend anymore and we could go back to original plans and make one last trip to visit home before summer was over!

So we drove to Oklahoma and made it here around 5:30pm yesterday and surprised my parents and then went out to dinner.

Today we went to see

at the budget theater here that is $2 admission during the day and on Tuesdays buy one get one free for military! It's right accross from my parents house and I grew up going there so it's always fun taking the kids.

The kids have been begging to see it and we met up with a good friend of mine here Misty. It was a pretty good movie!

They have already gone swimming 3 times since being here and worn themselves out! Last night a few hours after the car ride, this afternoon and tonight lol they love having a pool in the back yard when we are at my parents!

and your total is..

10:30 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

$2 for all of this!!

5 deoderants
3 cascades
2 shampoos
2 bandaids
3 tide laundry detergants

For the Love Of Frogs

Monday, August 1, 2011 10:10 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

My son Keagan is absolutely OBSESSED with frogs! I bought him a little habitat for his birthday and ordered a tad pole in the mail that came with it and unfortunatly they couldn't send it till the weather cools off. So right now he has a little turtle in it.

But this boy will catch any frog he sees and sneak them in the house! Last night I came inside and found him asleep with a frog on the couch till I woke him up and told him he had to put it in a box outside lol