Pecan Pie Cheesecake


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Last year we were determined to start a new tradition of making 1 thing new each Thanksgiving. This was the thing that we made new last year and our family requested it again for this year. We think our new item last year has become a staple item for future. This is simple to make, but make sure you have all items and read over the instructions before starting. We can't wait to hear how your cheesecake turned out! Pecan Pie Cheesecake Full Ingredient List (broken out by steps … [Read more...]

Snickers Cheesecake


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My wife made me this delicious Snickers Cheesecake for my birthday.  It was awesome, but also a lot of calories.  So I DO NOT recommend this Snickers Cheesecake treat except on special occasions. I used the My Fitness Pal iPhone App to generate the nutritional information per slice. This is by far one of the best Snickers Cheesecake recipes I have ever had with or without the Snickers. nutritional info CRUST | FILLING | TOPPINGS Snickers Cheesecake Full Ingredient List (broken … [Read more...]

New Catalina Savings Printer – Java NOT Required


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With all the concerns over the recent Java Security Flaws, Coupon Network has started rolling out the new Catalina Savings Printer which should eliminate the Java related print issues previously experienced. The Catalina Savings Printer will be rolled out in waves and initially all Mac users will be upgraded. Over time they expect to have everyone upgraded as the old version will only be supported for a limited period of time. Are you one of the early people to be upgraded? Click on the below … [Read more...]

App Review – GasBuddy


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GasBuddy App Review   With soaring gas prices and the volatility in gasoline prices. Apps like GasBuddy become more and more important especially when you travel. GasBuddy helps you: Find the cheapest gas on the go – for free! Locate gas stations near you and see their current gas prices. For every gas price reported, you’ll earn points towards our prize give-away. GasBuddy is a community of users working together to update gas prices. The GasBuddy App … [Read more...]

Surface Pro for Couponers – Review


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The Microsoft Surface Pro for Couponers review is for those people that are on the fence about getting the new hybrid device. For me I am a tech guy and all the hype around the surface intrigued me to at least investigate the product. The first thing you need to know is that the device comes in 2 flavors "RT" and "PRO". "RT" essentially means it is a watered down version of Windows 8 that only runs a certain types of applications. It is about half the price of the "PRO" at $499, but once I saw … [Read more...]

Extending The Life Of Your Computer With Air


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In this installment for Computer Maintenance tips I am going to teach you the importance of a clean computer and how you can extend the life of your computer by using compressed air on the inside to help keep it running in tip top shape. This tip primarily applies to desktop users since most laptops are more difficult to reach the insides. These little dust bunnies as pictured on the left can lead to the death of any desktop computer. Think of it as cholesterol buildup in your arteries, if … [Read more...]

Java Security Flaw Repaired


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On January 11, 2013 it was announced that there was a major Java security flaw and it was actually recommended by the Department of Homeland Security that users should remove Java from their computers. By Monday Oracle Corp. had already released a new update addressing the concern. I'm not going to get into all the bells and whistles about Java, but try to keep this as to how it relates to couponing. Here is the NPR article that I am using as my primary reference and it goes into detail about … [Read more...]

How to Install Java


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When someone says Install Java what do you think of? As a couponer we all have a love/hate relationship with Java. I know once I see the SmartSource logo I expect to not get all my prints. Recently, Java has come under heavy scrutiny. Read my article 'Java Security Flaw Repaired' for more insight. Now that the flaw is repaired it is now time to do our civic duty and clean our computers of old Java files. 1. First open your 'Control Panel' and click 'Add/Remove Programs' or 'Programs' … [Read more...]

Microsoft DreamSpark


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Back in 2009, Bill Gates launched the Microsoft DreamSpark program as an investment in our future. By giving FREE access to the leading programming/server software Microsoft is allowing our youngest and brightest minds to not be prohibited by cost. "DreamSpark is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes. DreamSpark helps educators teach the latest technologies and experiment in research. … [Read more...]

Chili Cheese Dip


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This Chili Cheese Dip is a recipe that my wife's family has had during football games for as long as she can remember.  I remember the first football game that I watched with her family, everyone was excited for the Chili Cheese Dip as the game started.  I remembered thinking, "What's so special... it's a dip!"  It tastes best when cooked in the crockpot, but if you are in a rush you can do it quickly on the stove top as well. Chili Cheese Dip w/ Tortilla Chips Cook in a crock pot 4 … [Read more...]

Men’s Guide to Valentine’s Shopping


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In this Men's Guide to Valentine's Shopping, I'll help to point your better half in the right direction. A majority of our followers are women ages 25-44, and are couponers. This guide is designed to help people avoid the commercialism trap that is know as Valentine's Day. Men- women want you to get them something for Valentine's Day even if they say otherwise. Trap 1: If she says she doesn't want anything for Valentine's Day, DO NOT fall for it. If you do you'll be with the rest of the guys on … [Read more...]

DIY – Drywall Crack Repair


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Drywall crack repair is one of those jobs nobody looks forward to doing. In fact when I posted to the wall that I was going to do the repair over the weekend the first response I got was "Just hang a tapestry over it". That seems to be the initial response for a lot of people out there. I am going to show you 2 methods of repairing the cracks. One any amateur can do and the other is a little more advanced, but still simpler than the alternative which is ripping out the drywall around the crack, … [Read more...]

Publix 1/26-1/27 : Kellogg’s 50% Promotion Trip


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We always look forward to the Publix Kellogg's 50% promotion that happens a few times a year. We were running very low on PopTarts so we were excited they are included! We were also really excited to find out that the Ocean Spray Fruit Snacks do not have Red-40 in them. That's a no-no at our son's preschool for lunch. The thing that we have not seen advertised much is with the Kellogg's Special K. There is a .50/1 Special K Chocolaty Strawberry MFG Q, a $1.00/2 Target Coupon, and a free … [Read more...]

P90X


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Some people just hear the words P90X and start the cringe and then there are others that hear it say "Well, what is that?". I'm here to tell you "It's not that bad". If you are serious about wanting to lose weight and you have a little space at home to workout then you should definitely give P90X a chance. No, it is not cheap, but making that financial commitment helps you see the process through to completion. I've done it before and will probably do it at least once per year. My first time … [Read more...]

My Fitness Pal


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It has been nearly 3 weeks into the new year, how many of you are still working on your New Years resolutions? If your resolution was like a large majority of the population and you wanted to lose weight, have you been able to stick with your goals? I have a a *FREE* app for Android and iOS that will may make your life a whole lot simpler. My Fitness Pal is a calorie counter and diet tracker. As you enter your meals each day, My Fitness Pal provides a summary of the nutrients eaten and a calorie … [Read more...]

“What’s for Dinner” – Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa


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Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa is one of my families 'Go To' recipes that we eat a couple times a month.  There are a lot of little twist/additions, etc that you can do with it to change it up some, but it always has that same great taste.  Like all Slow Cooker Recipes, it's a start it and leave it process, so we still can have a healthy dinner even on our most hectic week nights.   Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa with Rice Cook in a crock pot 6-8 hours on low 3 Chicken … [Read more...]

Carbonite – How to Setup


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Carbonite - How to Setup Carbonite Review     |     How To Setup   The number one feature from my Carbonite - Review is its 'Ease of Use' and the setup process is no different. I will be walking you through the Carbonite setup process below and explaining what each step is wanting to do. First off though, you will need to sign-up for an account and download the software at Carbonite. 1. First you are shown the 'Term of Service' for Carbonite. Basically, it is just covering the company … [Read more...]

Carbonite Review


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 Carbonite Review     |     How To Setup   In a previous post I discussed 'To Backup or Not To Backup' using all free tools, but now I go back and read that post and think "That's just way too complicated." There must be an easier way. Well, you're in luck I've been testing out Carbonite for a few days now and I must say. I like this 'Set it and Forget it' mentality that comes with this sort of system. Carbonite backs up your files automatically so you don't have to worry about it … [Read more...]

Learning PayPal – Adding Additional Emails


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In this edition of 'Learning PayPal' we will learn about adding additional emails to your primary account. Did you know you can assign multiple email addresses to 1 PayPal account? For us couponers this means we don't have to expose our primary PayPal email address to certain sites that make payments via PayPal. I think we all have at least one email address that is strictly used for signing up for things. Just to find out they want to pay you through PayPal. Now you don't have to provide them … [Read more...]

“What’s for Dinner” Baked Pork Chops


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Baked Pork Chops baked using a Kraft Fresh Take is a household staple for us. It utilizes several items from our stockpile and items we generally keep on hand. If you don't have a Kraft Fresh Take available feel free to substitute and brand bread crumb that you have available. For more information on the how to cut a Primal Pork Loin check out this post. Baked Pork Chops with Green Beans and Rice Preheat oven to 375˚ 6 Thin Sliced Pork Chops 1 Kraft Fresh Take 1 can Green … [Read more...]