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Sales To Look For In September

by MFPS Team on Sep 1,2015 - No Comments »

Sales To Look For In September

As summer ends and schools begin. Labor Day and end-of-summer sales begin.  Here are the some of the items you will find on sale in Setember, knowing the retail trends will help you in getting some good deals.

Grocery

With Sept. 29 being designated both national and international coffee day, your favorite coffee spot will most likely be offering discounts, free goodies and upgrades on drinks.  Give the grill a Labor day send off with some some flavourful and economic burgers and chicken.  September marks the “peak harvest season” for grapes.

Retail

  • School Supplies – All the overstocked back-to-school items that didn’t get purchased” is available after Labor Day at a discount.
  • Patio Furniture and Accessories –  September “is a huge month for any outdoor furniture.
  • Camping Equipment – It is a good time to stock up on tents, sleeping bags and other outdoor gear
  • Perennials, shrubs and trees – This is a great time for working in the yard and landscaping.
  • Ceiling fans – look for ENERGY STAR fans that are about 50% more energy efficient.

Produce In Season

Apples,Artichokes,Blackberries,Blueberries,Broccoli,Cabbage,Cauliflower,Carrots,Chile Peppers,Cucumber,Curly Kale,Figs,French Beans,Garlic
Horseradish,Leeks,Lettuce,Mushrooms,Nectarines,New Potatoes,Peaches,Pears,Plums,Pumpkins,Red Onions,Spinach,Squash,Sweet Corn,
Tomatoes

FREE Diabetic Meal Plan

by MFPS on Aug 22,2015 - No Comments »

FREE Diabetic Meal Plan Get your FREE 28-Day Diabetic Meal Plan today! Fill out the simple online form and you will receive day by day menus of low carb nutritionist approved meals and recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Bonus, join the FREE diabetes community for more information and support.

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Almond Macaroon Ice Cream Cake

by MFPS Team on Aug 5,2015 - Comments Off

Impress friends and family with this decadent treat–no oven required! Ice cream cake is a sure crowd-pleaser, especially when it sits on top of a coconut macaroon crust.

Almond Macaroon Ice Cream Cake

Almond Macaroon Ice Cream Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 pt. chocolate ice cream
  • 1 package soft coconut macaroons
  • 2 pt. vanilla Swiss almond ice cream
  • 0.50 c. chocolate shell ice cream topping
  • 1 c. Sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Remove chocolate ice cream from freezer; let stand 15 minutes until slightly softened.
  2. Meanwhile lightly coat an 8 x 3-in. springform pan with nonstick spray. Pull apart half the macaroons to make coarse crumbs. Press lightly over bottom and 1?2 in. up sides of pan. Spread chocolate ice cream evenly over crust.
  3. Break remaining macaroons into coarse crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over chocolate ice cream. Freeze 45 minutes or until almost firm.
  4. Soften vanilla Swiss almond ice cream as above. Spread evenly over top of cake and freeze at least 4 hours or until firm.
  5. Pour chocolate topping on middle of cake; tilt pan to cover top completely. Let topping harden 5 minutes.
  6. Wrap pan with a warm, damp kitchen towel 1 minute to loosen sides. Remove pan sides; pat almonds onto sides of cake. (If ice cream is too hard for almonds to stick, leave cake at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes.)
http://www.myfreeproductsamples.com/tips_and_advice/almond-macaroon-ice-cream-cake/

Chicken and White Bean Stew

by MFPS Team on Aug 5,2015 - Comments Off

This Chicken and White Bean Stew is hearty and delicious. Use a rotisserie chicken to  make this stew come together quickly.

Chicken and White Bean Stew

Chicken and White Bean Stew

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 lb red potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 32 ounces chicken broth (I added a little more)
  • 1 rotisserie-cooked chicken
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans small white beans, drained and rinsed (I used navy beans)
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until cooked, but not crisp (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add the onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until softened (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add the potatoes and chicken broth; simmer until the potatoes are just tender (about 15 minutes).
  4. Meanwhile, pull the meat off the rotisserie chicken, discarding skin and bones.
  5. Add the chicken and white beans to the stew; cook until heated through.
  6. Just before serving, stir in the arugula and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
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Find this and more recipes at Food.com.

 

 

 

 

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

by MFPS Team on Aug 3,2015 - Comments Off

Who needs a special occasion to bake a pan of fudgy brownies or a batch of sugar cookies? Here is a recipe for sugar cookies.

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
  4. For Icing
  5. Make icing with confectioners' sugar and milk. Make it fairly thin, and 'paint' the icing on the cookies with a pastry brush. Thin enough to spread easily but not so thin that it just makes your cookies wet and runs off.
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Find this recipe and more at allrecipes.com

Grilled Meat Loaf Dinner Foil Packets

by MFPS Team on Aug 3,2015 - Comments Off

Fill, fold, grill and bam—dinner is served. Dinner’s in an easy-to-assemble packet! Grill meat, potatoes and carrots for a satisfying meal.

Foil packs can become perennial favorites and, even better, they require practically no cleanup!

 

Grilled Meat Loaf Dinner Foil Packets

Grilled Meat Loaf Dinner Foil Packets

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 package (1 oz) onion recipe and dip soup mix (from 2-oz box)
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 bag (1 lb 4 oz) refrigerated new potato wedges
  • 3 cups ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
  • Fresh parsley, if desired

Instructions

  1. 1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut 6 (18x10-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil; spray with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix beef, dry soup mix, egg, milk and bread crumbs. Shape into 6 loaves, 4x2 1/2x1 inch. Place 1 loaf on each foil sheet; top each with about 1 tablespoon of the ketchup. Place about 1/2 cup potatoes and 1/2 cup carrots around each loaf.
  2. 2 Bring up 2 sides of foil so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal.
  3. 3 Place packets on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 25 to 30 minutes, rotating packets 1/2 turn after 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender and meat thermometer inserted in center of loaves reads 160ºF. To serve, cut large X across top of each packet; carefully fold back foil to allow steam to escape. Garnish with parsley.
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You can find this and more recipes at BettyCrocker.com.

Caramel S’more Cups

by MFPS Team on Jul 27,2015 - Comments Off

In honor of the greatest flavor trio of all time—chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers. Here is a dessert which requires no campfire.

 

Caramel S'more Cups

Caramel S'more Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ chocolate chip cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 36 round chewy caramels in milk chocolate, from 5 (1.91-oz) rolls, unwrapped
  • 108 mini marshmallows (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. 1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 36 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. 2 Make cookie dough as directed on package, using butter and egg. Shape dough into 36 (1-inch) balls. Place 1 ball into each muffin cup.
  3. 3 Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove from oven; firmly press 1 candy into center of each cookie until flush with cookie top. Top each with 3 marshmallows. Bake 2 to 4 minutes longer or until marshmallows are puffed. Cool 30 minutes. Loosen edges of cookie with small metal spatula and remove to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  4. 4 Place chocolate chips in small resealable freezer plastic bag. Microwave on High about 1 minute or until softened. Gently squeeze bag until chocolate is smooth; cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle chocolate over marshmallows. Let stand until hardened, about 10 minutes.
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Hot Tamale Pie

by MFPS Team on Jul 27,2015 - Comments Off

Make a delicious and filling dinner tonight with this hot tamale pie recipe.

Hot Tamale Pie

Hot Tamale Pie

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cups diced poblano peppers
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground dried chipotle pepper
  • 2 (8.5 ounce) boxes dry corn muffin mix (such as Jiffy®)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk, divided
  • 4 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 8 ounces frozen corn, thawed

Instructions

  1. 1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2. Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
  3. 3. Cook and stir ground beef in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until meat starts to brown and release juices, about 5 minutes.
  4. 4. Reduce heat to medium and stir in poblano peppers, salt, salsa, oregano, and chipotle powder; cook and stir until seasoned beef is crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes.
  5. 5. Mix one package of corn muffin mix in a large bowl with 1 egg and 1/3 cup of milk. Whisk to combine. In a separate large bowl, mix the second package of corn muffin mix with 1 egg, 1/3 cup of milk and half the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses.
  6. 6. Spread the prepared corn muffin mixture without cheese into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle corn over the muffin mix, followed by remaining half of the cheeses, then the beef mixture.
  7. 7. Spoon the corn muffin mix with cheese on top of the beef and carefully spread over the top with a fork, leaving about half an inch from the edges of the pan.
  8. 8. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, until golden brown.
http://www.myfreeproductsamples.com/tips_and_advice/hot-tamale-pie/

FREE Poster Hot Happens Fast

by MFPS on Jul 24,2015 - Comments Off

FREE Poster Hot Happens Fast   Heat Stroke happens fast! Help prevent, the elderly, babies and pets succumbing to this completely preventable disease! Solar radiation heat builds up inside a locked car at an incredibly fast rate. Help be part of the solution by spreading awareness by downloading this poster from Preventive Vet, then printing and displaying it.

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FREE Kids Safe Zone

by MFPS on Jul 17,2015 - Comments Off

FREE Kids Safe Zone Stickers FREE Kids Safe Zone letter and poster – No Spanking. Spankings do for a child’s development what fistfights between spouses do for a marriage. Download these Free materials and spread the word – No Spanking!

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Summer Berry Cobbler Bars

by MFPS Team on Jul 13,2015 - Comments Off

These bars boast all the flavors of classic berry cobbler, but in a convenient, portable cookie-bar form.

Summer Berry Cobbler Bars

Summer Berry Cobbler Bars

Ingredients

    Bars
  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 1 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Icing
  • 1cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square pan with cooking parchment paper.
  2. 2 In medium bowl, place cookie mix. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is size of small peas. Add egg; mix until combined. Dough will be very crumbly. Press half of the mixture into pan.
  3. 3 In separate bowl, toss blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, granulated sugar and cornstarch. Spread on top of sugar cookie mixture. Crumble remaining dough on top of fruit mixture.
  4. 4 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until topping is golden and fruit filling is bubbly. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  5. 5 In small bowl, beat Icing ingredients with whisk, adding just enough milk to make a thick but pourable glaze. Drizzle over cooled bars. Let stand 20 minutes before cutting. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

by MFPS Team on Jul 13,2015 - Comments Off

This creamy, crunchy, spicy pasta salad is perfect for picnic  and potluck.

 

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad™ creamy macaroni salad mix
  • 3/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 bag (9 oz) chopped romaine
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (2 oz)

Instructions

  1. 1. In 3-quart saucepan, heat 2 quarts water to boiling over medium-high heat. Add uncooked pasta (from Suddenly Pasta Salad box); cook at medium boil 12 minutes. Drain; rinse with cool water, then drain thoroughly.
  2. 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix ranch dressing, wing sauce and seasoning (from Suddenly Pasta Salad box). Add chicken and cooled pasta; toss to coat.
  3. 3 Arrange romaine on large platter. Top with pasta mixture, followed by carrots and blue cheese.
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You can find this recipe and more at Bettycrocker.com

FREE Wellness poster

by MFPS on Jul 6,2015 - Comments Off

FREE Wellness poster SAMHSA’s Wellness Initiative: Three Ways to Promote Wellness FREE poster by mail or FREELY download one now! Help remind the ones you love the top 3 ways to wellness in their lives.

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125 FREE Kellogg’s Family Rewards Points!

by MFPS Team on Jun 21,2015 - Comments Off
125 FREE Kellogg’s Family Rewards Points!
Here are two new 125 point code you can enter!

Go here and sign-in to your Kellogg’s Family Rewards account, then enter code KFRB-ONUS-4MEM-BERS and earn 100 points. You can also enter SitBackAndUnwind to get 25 more points.

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FREE Metallic Tattoos

by MFPS on Jun 19,2015 - Comments Off

FREE Metallic TattoosSign up to the newsletter for facts on dating abuse. Get educated. Know the signs of abuse and help others too. You can give FREE metallic tattoos to your friends and share tips on spotting abuse. One in three young people will be in an unsafe or unhealthy relationship.

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FREE What to Do When You See a Dog in a Hot Car?

by MFPS on Jun 12,2015 - Comments Off

FREE What to Do When You See a Dog in a Hot Car What do you do when you see a dog in a hot car?  Just like a child, an animal can die in a matter of moments in a hot car. The folks at PETA have FREE handouts and advice for actions to take.

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FREE SPOTme Skin Cancer Screening

by MFPS on Jun 11,2015 - Comments Off

FREE SPOTme Skin Cancer ScreeningScreenings for cancer could save your life. The American Academy of Dermatology has a list of doctors that offer FREE SPOTme screenings events for patients. Find a SPOTme screening near you!

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FREE DVD for Educators – Firearm Safety

by MFPS on Jun 3,2015 - Comments Off

FREE DVD for Educators - Firearm Safety Educators get a FREE Firearm Safety Kit includes Teachers Guide, Safety Pledge and discussion guide are included. Included on the DVD are 4 programs: McGruff the Crime Dog on Gun Safety (K-6), It’s Your Call: Playing It Safe Around Guns (6-9), Firearm Safety Depends On You (all ages), Introduction to Range Safety and Etiquette (all ages). Available in the USA and Canadian only.

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FREE Autism Awareness Ambassador Kit

by MFPS on May 28,2015 - Comments Off

FREE Autism Awareness Ambassador Kit

Request the new 2015 Autism Ambassador Kit, filled with fun and useful tips and tools to help you get involved and spread Autism awareness in your school, workplace or community. It is never too late to spread the word!

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FREE booklet – The Truth About Alcohol

by MFPS on May 27,2015 - Comments Off

FREE booklet - The Truth About Alcohol Find out the facts, request your FREE copy of the booklet, The Truth About Alcohol.  Alcohol is a drug. The actual drug classification is a depressant, meaning that it slows down vital bodily functions resulting in delayed reactions, distracted perceptions and unsteady movements. It affect the mind as well reducing the ability to think clearly, rational and impairs judgment. Taken in large doses can cause breathing difficulties, blackouts, unconsciousness, vomiting and even death. 

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