The Frugal Fanatic

Living Life and Saving Money!

New Recipes! January 31, 2012

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I’m still doing well on my goal of trying new recipes every week!  These are some of the recipes I’ve tried lately:

Oven Roasted Mushrooms

 These were so good! Even my twelve year old said, “Mom, you’ve got to make these again!” Really easy to make and great served with grilled chicken.


A delicious no-bake dessert that blends the flavors of chocolate, peanut butter and butterscotch. Quick to prepare and SO yummy!

Easy Parmesan Knots

This is a great, easy recipe for dressing up canned biscuits. Lots of flavor!!
I also made Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup, but forgot to take a picture (this is the picture from Pinterest).  It was delicious and filling!
I enjoyed all of these recipes and will definitely be making them again!  You can find all of these recipes here.
I’d love to hear of any good recipes that you’ve tried recently!

FREE Subscription To Thriving Family Magazine!! January 30, 2012

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Sign up here for a FREE subscription to Thriving Family Magazine!  This magazine is put out by Focus on the Family.


Another FREE Kindle Download!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 9:55 pm

Another FREE Kindle download!  This looks like an interesting book…..although I’ve never heard of it or the author before.

Here is one of the reviews from Amazon:

The Jesus Revolution is a study covering the earliest Christian experience as told by Luke in the book of Acts. From Jesus’ ascension to Paul’s imprisonment in Rome, we see the challenges and joys of the fledgling Christians. I plan to use this book with my adult Sunday School class; it would also be quite suitable for Bible study groups or for individual Christians wanting to learn more about the Bible, the early church, and the challenges we all still face as Christians.



FREE Kindle Download: How to Declutter Your Home and Your Life

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 9:31 pm

Here’s another FREE Kindle Download to help in the quest of decluttering our homes!  It is being offered for free right now, but may not last for too long!


FREE Chuck Colson Kindle Download! January 29, 2012

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Here’s a FREE Kindle download for Chuck Colson’s book, The Good Life.  It’s free right now, but you never know how long it will be that way!  So…if you’re interested, get it now!!


From Publishers Weekly

Colson—bestselling author, political figure and ministry leader—wrote this book to help readers answer “deep questions… that [determine] how we will live and how we will die and whether our lives will count for something.” It is part memoir, as Colson reflects on his own rights and wrongs. For Colson, how people live comes down to their worldview – how their core beliefs about life shape their actions. He covers key paradoxes (i.e., “Out of suffering and defeat often comes victory”) and spends a large section of the book establishing the existence of “capital-T truth,” a concept Colson argues provides hope and “makes life a breathtaking challenge.” He addresses a number of social and political issues, including evolution, euthanasia and homosexuality. Stories are central to this exploration, and Colson incorporates many different kinds: his own Watergate experience, popular films, stories of war and oppression, and front-page business scandals. While he attempts to conduct his search “without relying on any prior assumptions or sectarian convictions,” his Christian faith is ever present, and some who start from an opposing position may find his arguments weak. However, Colson’s deep humility is striking, and many will welcome this well-researched book, built on his lifetime of learning and extraordinary experience.

Win a $25 Gift Card to Publix!! January 28, 2012

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A busy weeknight doesn´t have to mean fast food for dinner! Publix knows that the best meals happen at home, so they are excited to help you enjoy family mealtime without having to stress about what to prepare or spending hours in the kitchen. Stop by Publix during their “Best Meals Happen at Home” event to find great savings on some of your favorite products. Be sure to visit to find fantastic recipes, which can be cooked in 30 minutes or less, and your family is sure to love.

  • Take advantage of great savings on some of your favorite participating brands during the “Best Meals Happen at Home” event at Publix from January 26th through February 1st
  • As of Jan 26th look for in-store for coupons that will be valid through February 15th
  • Visit to sign up and receive emails with weekly recipes and coupon offers that will help you save up to $200 this year

To help me take advantage of the great deals at Publix, BlogSpark has given me a $25 gift card!  And….they want to give the same thing to one of my readers!!  So, if you would like to win a $25 gift card to Publix, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me one great way (other than using coupons) that you do to save money.  Deadline for leaving your comment is Friday, Feb 3 at 11:59 pm.  I will choose a winning comment via  Winning comment will be chosen on Saturday Feb. 4.  Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond. 

The prize pack, information, and giveaway have all been provided by Publix through MyBlogSpark.



This Week’s Deals! January 21, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 1:03 pm

With all that I’ve had going on the last few months, I’ve not done a whole lot of bargain shopping.  I’ve been doing good to go to the grocery store and get food on our table!  Since things have calmed down a bit, I’m trying to get back into the swing of cashing in on the good deals!  Here are a few of the deals that I found this week.

At RiteAid, I got two packs of gum and two Reese’s candy hearts for FREE!!  Paid only tax….$0.09!!

At CVS, I got 3-pack Ivory soap, Almay mascara, and three greeting cards for $0.10 + tax = $0.41!!  I paid using $7.50 in ECBs and got back $6.00 in ECBs.

Even though the deals are getting less and less at the grocery stores, I did manage to find a couple good deals at Publix this week.  I got four packs of Starkist tuna for FREE, two bags of Chex mix for $0.80 each, and two bags of Crunchmaster crackers for $0.22 each!