Unique Uses for Coffee Filters!

September 27, 2014 1:21 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

coffee filters

Coffee Filter Uses

Some pretty amazing uses for coffee filters you may have never considered.  These awesome lint-free, tear-resistant holders are fabulous!

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave
2. Clean windows and mirrors; they’re lint-free so they’ll leave windows sparkling
3. Protect China; separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between them
4. Put a few in a plate to soak up grease from fried bacon, french fries, chicken fingers, etc.
5. Filter broken cork from wine
6. Protect a cast-iron skillet; place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust
7. Ball it up and use to apply shoe polish
8. After frying, strain through a sieve lined with coffee filter to recycle frying oil
9. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale to weigh chopped foods
10. Hold tacos; coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods
11. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes
12. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping by poking one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter

Oh yeah, they’re also great to use in your coffee makers! :)

Here are a couple of amazing coffee filter crafts that some pretty crafty folks have done — check these things out using coffee filters.

coffee filter pumpkin

Coffee Filter Pumpkin by The Happier Homemaker

coffee filter butterflies

Coffee Filter Crafts:  Coffee-Filter Butterflies

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National Coffee Day 2014 Freebies | September 29

September 27, 2014 1:00 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

coffee dayNational Coffee Day Freebies

No one really knows how National Coffee Day started, probably a coffee addicts way of getting a freebie!  But I don’t care why it’s a free coffee day, I’m just happy it IS National Coffee Day!

First get Coffee Coupons from Starbucks:  $1.50 off any 10 or 16 ct. Starbucks K-Cup Packs  AND $1.50 off ONE (1) Starbucks VIA Instant Beverage

Here is a list of places for find free coffee and great coffee deals on National Coffee Day, September 29. Always check your local store to see if they are participating.

Duncan Donuts FREE medium cup of Dark Roast coffee on 9/29!  Limit one per person.  The special continues from September 30 through October 5, where  medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot Dark Roast Coffee is only 99 cents.

Krispy Kreme Donuts FREE 12 oz. coffee, or get $1 off a mocha, latte, or ice coffee.

McDonalds Monday is actually the last day of the two-week coffee giveaway at McDonald’s

Peet’s Coffee & Tea FREE samples of coffee and espresso at participating locations.  Plus all beverages are buy-one-get-one-free and bags of coffee (ground or whole bean) are $2 off!!

Eight O’Clock Coffee — chance to win!  Visit Eight O’Clock Coffee’s Facebook page to participate in a Coffee With Friends Scratch & Win game. Enter every hour for a chance to instantly win a coffee & Friends themed prize pack and be entered to win the grand prize – a trip to the Warner Bros. studios in L.A.!Kangaroo Express One-Cent Coffees from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. September 29, 2014!

Send Free National Coffee Day ecardsToday, over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year. It is a world commodity that is second only to oil.  Now, I have no idea if this is true but I would believe it!!

 

 Learn How to make perfect steamed milk and my homemade cappuccinos and lattes

-M-m-m I think you will really like these coffee recipes!

 

$1.50 off any 10 or 16 ct. Starbucks K-Cup Packs $1.50 off ONE (1) Starbucks VIA Instant Beverage
 

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mickey mouse pancakes

Back To School Breakfast Recipe: Pancakes & Apple Cider Syrup

Yummy back to school breakfast that’s easy to make and the kids will love it.  Every morning I make a hot breakfast for my kids.  I do not spend much time; it is always simple but hot!  Both recipes are easy and are great make ahead items.  Just make several batches and store in plastic bags to have on hand.

To make breakfast fast and easy, double or triple this recipe and store it for up to 3 months.  Whipping up some fresh morning pancakes will be a breeze (and cheap!)

Homemade Whole Wheat Cinnamon Pancake Mix and Apple Cider Syrup

Pancake Mix Recipe:

Mix dry ingredients ahead and store up to 3 months

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

When ready to make pancakes add

  • 1 egg,
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

In a large bowl, blend all ingredients for your pancakes.  Remember to lightly mix batter, leaving lumps!  Don’t over mix or they won’t be as fluffy.

 

Apple Cider Syrup: (store up to 2 months)

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • A dash of ground nutmeg

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and cider until smooth; add cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Discard cinnamon stick; stir nutmeg into syrup. Pour into a bottle with tight-fitting lid and store in the  refrigerator for up to 2  months.

mini mouse pancakes

How about Mini-Mouse Pancakes!  I love this photo from mymomtoldme!

 

 

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Last Chance Coupons: $1-Silk Milk, $.50-Duracell, $1-Herbal Essence etc.

September 15, 2014 12:54 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

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Last Chance Coupons

These coupons from Coupons.com will no longer be available soon and this is your last chance to print them. Remember to search the Free Coupon Finder Database for coupons in your inserts and links to printable coupons.

Last Chance!  Over 30 Coupons.com are scheduled to expire in 48 hours!

Be sure to click below to see entire list.

$1.00 off any (3) THREE Silk Half Gallons
$0.75 off ONE Gillette Body Wash
$2.00 off any one (1) TITAN HERO SERIES figure
$1.50 off TWO Oral-B Toothbrushes 

$1.00 off any (3) THREE Silk Half Gallons$0.75 off ONE Gillette Body Wash

$2.00 off any one (1) TITAN HERO SERIES figure$1.50 off TWO Oral-B Toothbrushes

 

See Over 30 More Coupons… Click to Continue……

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McDonald’s Free Coffee | September 16-29

September 14, 2014 8:17 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

mcdonads brewed coffee McDonald’s Free Coffee September 2014

McDonald’s announced this week that Sept. 16-29, 2014 guests can get a free small McCafe coffee during breakfast hours at participating restaurants around the country. No purchase is necessary! See the McDonald’s News Release detailing the new September 2014 Free Coffee Event.

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Coupons.com | What are the latest coupons?

September 14, 2014 7:55 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

Printable Coupons

Latest Coupons.com Coupons

Here’s a quick round up keeping you updated on the most recent Coupons.com printables.  Rudi’s Organic, Toy Coupons, $2 Tide, McCormick Skillet Sauces and more!  Be sure to search around!

Tips to remember about printable

The Latest Coupons:

$5.00 off (1) Playskool Sesame Street Elmo
Buy One (1) LITTLEST PET SHOP Toy, get 1 Free
$3.00 off any Littlest Pet Shop Scene Style Set
$5.00 off one (1) PLAY-DOH Launch Game
$5.00 off one (1) NERF BOW or RAPID RED blaster
$1.00 off any (1) one PLAY-DOH Compound
$1.00 off any two Campbells Dinner Sauces
$3.00 off any CLEAR CARE Solution 12oz or Larger
$2.00 off any Fresh Step Litter, 25lb. or larger
$1.00 off Colgate Total or Optic White Mouthwash
$1.00 off any Colgate Toothpaste
$2.00 off TWO ARM & HAMMER™ Laundry Detergents
$0.75 off any one (1) JOHNSON’S Baby product
$0.50 off any ONE (1) NEW McCormick Skillet Sauce
$2.00 off TWO Tide Detergents and/or Boost
$0.75 off one 6-pack Canada Dry Sparkling Water
$0.75 off any one Rudi’s Organic Bakery Product
$1.00 off ONE (1) EcoTools Pure Complexion Sponge

$5.00 off (1) Playskool Sesame Street Elmo Buy One (1) LITTLEST PET SHOP Toy, get 1 Free
$3.00 off any Littlest Pet Shop Scene Style Set $5.00 off one (1) PLAY-DOH Launch Game
 $1.00 off any (1) one PLAY-DOH Compound $5.00 off one (1) NERF BOW or RAPID RED blaster
$1.00 off any two Campbells Dinner Sauces $3.00 off any CLEAR CARE Solution 12oz or Larger
$2.00 off any Fresh Step Litter, 25lb. or larger $1.00 off Colgate Total or Optic White Mouthwash
$1.00 off any Colgate Toothpaste $2.00 off TWO ARM & HAMMER™ Laundry Detergents
$0.75 off any one (1) JOHNSON'S Baby product $0.50 off any ONE (1) NEW McCormick Skillet Sauce
$2.00 off TWO Tide Detergents and/or Boost $0.75 off one 6-pack Canada Dry Sparkling Water
$0.75 off any one Rudi's Organic Bakery Product $1.00 off ONE (1) EcoTools Pure Complexion Sponge

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