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Granola Recipe

What to do with all that Oatmeal Granola

This is an awesome Granola recipe thats great for using up all that Oatmeal you may have in your stockpile. You can also add raisins or dried fruit to it, but wait until after you bake it to do so.

Adapted from & Nigella Lawson’s Feast

Dry ingredients:
5 cups rolled oats
2 cups nuts ( almonds, peanuts, mixed – your preference)
1 cup hulled raw sunflower seeds
2-4 tbsp Flax seeds, lightly ground (I use the magic bullet)
¾ cup light brown sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. sea salt or regular

Wet ingredients:
¾ cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/3 cup corn syrup
¼ cup honey
2 Tbsp. safflower oil, smart balance oil or vegetable oil

Preheat the oven to 300°F.

In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the remaining wet ingredients and mix well to coat. Spread mixture into a large baking sheet.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until evenly golden brown. Stir every 10 minutes to help it cook evenly. When it’s ready, remove from the oven, stir well – this will keep it from cooling into a hard, solid sheet – and set aside to cool. The finished granola may still feel slightly soft when it comes out of the oven, but it will crisp as it cools.

Scoop cooled granola into to a large zipper-lock plastic bag or other airtight container. Store in the refrigerator indefinitely.

Yield: about 10 cups

Free Coffee @ McDonalds

mcdonalds coffee Pictures, Images and Photos

This morning I saw the best news on tv! McDonalds is offering free coffee. I guess this is great news for you early risers. Not so great for us night owls ;). I think I will be getting out of the house much earlier in February for free coffee. Yummo! I am not sure if this is regional, so make sure to check your local McD's. The info from the commercial is below. Enjoy!

Get a Free Medium premium roast coffee or vanilla, hazelnut or regular iced coffee between 5-9 am all month in February. Valid only at participating locations. Only one item per person per visit. Offer good February 1 - 28.

CVS Jan 25-31

A few deals worth noting…the Pepsi deal is back. I tried the Dr Pepper today and it was included as part of the sale in our area (East Coast). I heard it depends on who Packages it where you live – Coke or Pepsi. Its worth trying if you like DP.


Sale Items

CVS Facial Tissues 2/$1 or $0.50 each

Mentos Gum BOGO ~ $1.69 ~ $1/1 coupons ~ FREE Gum!

Phisicians Formula Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off - could be a great deal if you have the $6/1 Bronzer coupons


ECB Deals

10 ECB wyb Buy $20 of Pepsico Products 
Limit 1
Pepsi 12pk- 3/$10
Pepsi 2L, Sobe, Propel or Gatorade 4/$5
Lay's 2/$4
Stacy's or Tostitos 2/$6

Gillette Fusion Gamer, Venus Breeze Spa or Embrace Sister $7.99 Get $4 ECB Limit 1 12/28 P & G x1/31

Wisk 2/$9 Get $2 ECB ~ $1.50/2 coupon ~ final cost 2/$7.50 or $3.75 each

Gillete Mens Shampoo $4.99 Get $3ECB ~ $2/1 coupon Dec & Jan P & G & Free Shampoo wyb Fusion Razor coupon makes for a better deal


**Get $10 ECB WYB 2 L'oreal Revitalift Products ~ Cleansers and wipes are $5.99 ~ $2 off any L'oreal Facial Skincare Product 1/04/09 RP

*Excedrin 10 count $2.49 ~ Get 2.49 ECB ~ Free or Money Maker with CRT $1/1 Excedrin or $1/1 peelies

*Gillette Fusion Razor 7.99 ~ Get 4.00 ECB ~ $4.00/1 Fusion Coupon Expires 1/31/09 ~ Final Cost FREE!

*Electrosol 20 count $2.99 ~use $2.50/1 coupon (Warning Expires 2/1/09) – Final Price $0.50

if they are out Wal-mart will price match

Kleenex B1G1 FREE Limit 6 – use $0.40/1 or $1/3

Free Chex Mix

Sign up for Free Turtle Chex Mix from Betty Crocker

Thanks to BargainBriana for this information about Free Turtle Chex mix. This stuff is amazing. Sign up using the link to get a sample Free. The offer is for new Betty Crocker website users only, so you may need to use another email to access the offer.

Happy Sampling

Back to the Gym

Battle of the Buldge

Everyone always gets in the spirit of Fitness after the New Year, so I had to jump on the band wagon, although it took me a few weeks to get moving. So, I thought I would share my workout goals and what I am doing, since it has always worked so well in the past with keeping the weight off.

I try to go to the gym 3-4 times a week and do at least 30 min of cardio. I usually walk fast at a 5%-10% incline or do the elliptical. I also include weights into my workouts because the more muscle you have, the more fat your body will metabolize. I want to tone and not build muscle so I am doing lighter weights and high reps 12-15, 2-3 sets. Free weights are always better than the machines because you have to use balance and control the weights, but if you have to use the machines then its better than nothing at all. I just do not see results when I use the machines vs going into the free weight room.

I just started my workout regimen about 2 weeks ago, so I will just take it slow and steady through to Summertime. If you can only do 20 minutes of toning one day because your busy then just do that, its better than nothing.