Saturday, September 19, 2009


As you can probably tell by my lack of posting...I can't keep up with two blogs! I am closing down this one and I am going to make a GREAT effort to update my other blog more often. Please feel free to follow me there!

The Youngblood's-Love Times Two

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Three Cheese Beef and Pasta Shells

This has to be one of hubby's favorites! It makes a lot, so I usually make it when company comes over or plan to have leftovers the next night for dinner.

Three Cheese Beef and Pasta Shells

1 box of jumbo pasta shells, cooked (leaving them a little firm make them easier to fill)
1 pound lean ground beef, cooked, drained and cooled
1 jar pasta sauce
1/4 cup water
1 (8oz) tub chive & onion cream cheese spread
1 1/2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan (the kind in the bag, not the powder in the canister)
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a large bowl, mix pasta sauce and water. Pour 1 c of sauce into the bottom of a 13x9 glass baking dish.
In a medium bowl, mix cheese spread, 1 cup of Italian blend cheese, Parmesan, egg and ground beef. Fill each shell with the mixture and arrange stuffed shells over sauce in baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over top, covering shells completely. Cover with foil.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until bubbly and cheese filling is set. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup off Italian blend cheese and bake 10 minutes longer.

Serve with green beans and garlic bread.

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Blessed with Grace

Friday, May 15, 2009

Coupon Sharing: Similac

I am still receiving Similac checks in the mail on a regular basis although my boys have been off of formula for a year and a half. I hate to throw them away!

I have two $5.00 Similac checks available to the first person(s) to respond.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Swag Bucks!

I know most of you have heard of this, but if you haven't you MUST sign up! Use the banner at the top of my blog or click here. is a search engine just like Google, in fact it is powered by Google. I have switched to Swagbucks exclusively and have been earning points and gift cards since. Just search as you would normally and you will earn on average 1-4 points a day.

Search & Win

After clicking on the banner at the top and registering (it's FREE) you can search their site for more ways to win!

So stop using your other search engines and start getting rewarded for surfing the web! Why not?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Chicken Piccata

4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
flour for coating
~6 tbs unsalted butter
~5 tbs olive oil (I use extra virgin)
1/3 cup lemon juice (I use the squirt kind found in the produce section)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup capers, drained and rinsed
salt & pepper

To start, I usually use a meat tenderizer to "beat" the chicken. I find that the finished result is better if the chicken is thinner to start with. Place in a Ziploc bag before "beating" to cut down on the mess.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper and coat with flour, shake off excess flour.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tbs of the butter. Add 3 tbs olive oil. Add chicken, not overcrowding the pan, and cook until golden brown on each side. Move the chicken to a paper towel lined plate and continue until all chicken is cooked, adding more butter and oil as needed. Place all the chicken on the plate.

Add lemon juice, chicken broth and capers to the drippings in the pan. Return to heat and bring to a boil making sure to scrape the bits up from the bottom of the pan as you stir.

Now it's time to pass the chicken back and forth! Return the chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Take it back out and place on a clean platter. Whisk 2 tbs of butter into the sauce. Pour sauce over chicken and you're done!

I usually serve this over angel hair pasta with a side of asparagus or green beans (whichever is on sale or on hand).

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Blessed with Grace

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Coupon Sharing: Kashi GO LEAN Waffles

As a member of Vocalpoint, I am often sent free samples of products as well as coupons to share. Today, I received coupons in the mail for Kashi GOLEAN waffles. I will be totally honest, it was really hard for me to share these coupons because these waffles are YUMMY!

If you haven't tried them, now is your chance. I have 5 coupons for $1.50 off any flavor of Kashi GOLEAN waffles.

Want one? E-mail me at doctorsfrugalwife [at] gmail [dot] com with your contact information.

Why I don't use coupons for cleaning products...

For the past few months I have been using the Melaleuca family of products exclusively to clean my home and my family. I was turned on to the brand after a woman from our church gave me a sample of their lotion to try for my son’s eczema. It worked like a charm. Now we all use it for our everyday lotion!

I looked into the brand more by exploring their website and discovered many more products available with no harmful chemicals. I have tried brewing my own natural cleaners at home only to be disappointed by their ineffectiveness at cleaning quickly and thoroughly. Since I have a son with skin allergies, I try to be cautious about what I clean the house and the laundry with so not to aggravate his skin…and him for that matter!

I will admit I assumed that by signing up for Melaleuca I would be adding another, yet necessary in my mind, expense. I was surprised to be wrong in my assumption. Since all of their products are concentrated, they actually end up being less expensive. One bottle of concentrate costs the same as the other cleaner I was purchasing and actually makes 4 bottles once diluted!

I have LOVED the difference these products have made in our home and I invite you to take a look at their website and consider using more natural cleaning products for your home, you and your children. They have such a wide variety of products available…you’ll be amazed. I have never used such an effective cleaner as the Tub & Tile and not be exposed to powerful odors from the offensive chemicals. I even feel safe plopping the boys in the tub right after it has been cleaned.

Please feel free to contact me if you have specific questions or are interested in signing up to receive the Preferred Customer prices. Right now they are offering $20.00 in free product every month for your first 5 months so that you have the opportunity to try more of their products without the cost.

Visit this link in particular to see the savings vs brands that you are familiar with and are probably currently using.