Freebie Tips and Advice

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Waffle-and-Strawberry Trifle

by MFPS Team on Apr 27,2015 - No Comments »

Make your own creamy pudding with some frozen waffles.  The rich flavor and silky texture are worth the extra effort.

Waffle-and-Strawberry Trifle

Waffle-and-Strawberry Trifle

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp. fine salt
  • 1 1/2 c. whole milk
  • 2 c. heavy cream
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 lb. strawberries, hulled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 8 oz. frozen Belgian waffles, toasted and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

Instructions

  1. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a medium heatproof bowl. In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, salt, milk, 1/2 cup cream, and egg yolks. Cook over medium-high, whisking constantly, until thickened and bubbling, 6 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, whisking, 1 minute. Pour through sieve into bowl. Stir in butter and vanilla until combined. Press plastic wrap against surface of pudding to prevent a skin from forming and refrigerate 3 hours (or up to 3 days).
  2. Toss strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar; let sit until fruit has released some juice, 20 minutes. Using an electric mixer, beat 1 1/2 cups cream and 1/4 cup sugar on medium-high until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl or trifle dish, layer 1/2 the waffles, strawberries, pudding, and whipped cream; repeat. Cover trifle with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours (or up to 1 day).
http://www.myfreeproductsamples.com/tips_and_advice/waffle-and-strawberry-trifle/

 

Find this and more recipes at delish.com





Skillet Penne and Sausage

by MFPS Team on Apr 27,2015 - No Comments »

Here is a creamy, savory, packed pasta with veggies and sausage which is great for busy weeknights.

Skillet Penne and Sausage

Skillet Penne and Sausage

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 14-16 oz fully cooked smoked sausage
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 (12 oz) package Green Giant™ frozen garden vegetable medley
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 oz dry penne
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. 1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and onion and cook until browned and softened, about 3-5 minutes. Add in the Green Giant Vegetables, chicken broth and milk, then stir in the penne.
  2. 2. Cover and cook until the pasta is al dente, about 15 minutes. Stir and season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese and parsley
http://www.myfreeproductsamples.com/tips_and_advice/skillet-penne-and-sausage/

 





Cheesecake Bunnies

by MFPS Team on Mar 23,2015 - Comments Off

You will need a  premade cheesecake to make this super-easy Easter dessert.

 

Cheesecake Bunnies

Cheesecake Bunnies

Ingredients

  • 1 premade cheesecake, plain
  • 1 package shredded coconut
  • Large marshmallows
  • Pink decorating sugar
  • Small marshmallows
  • Edible googly eyes
  • Large, heart-shaped sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Scoop out large tablespoons of cheesecake and form into 1- to 1½-inch balls.
  2. Roll each cheesecake ball in shredded coconut. Place on waxed-paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour until firm.
  3. Cut large marshmallows in half diagonally to make 2 ears. Dip the cut sides into pink decorating sugar and place both ears on the top of each bunny. If they don’t stick well, move aside a little of the coconut with a toothpick and press marshmallows down directly onto the cheesecake.
  4. Place a small marshmallow on the back end of each bunny for the tail.
  5. Attach 2 edible googly eyes and a heart-shaped sprinkle nose to each bunny face. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
http://www.myfreeproductsamples.com/tips_and_advice/cheesecake-bunnies/

Thanks to Hallmark.com for this recipe.

 





Cheesy Chicks & Hard-boiled Hens

by MFPS Team on Mar 23,2015 - Comments Off

Here is a delightful appetizer for this Easter. Serve up these cute chicks and hens for easy Easter appetizers! Everyone will cluck in admiration at these cute hens. And they’re a great use of boiled eggs.

 

Cheesy Chicks and Hard-Boiled Hens

Cheesy Chicks and Hard-Boiled Hens

Ingredients

    For Cheesy Chicks
  • 2, 8-oz. packages cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1, 14-oz. can whole black olives
  • 2 cups finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • Round crackers
  • Carrot rounds (for beaks and feet)
  • Whole peppercorns (for eyes)
  • For Hard Boiled Hens
  • 6 eggs
  • Block of cheddar cheese
  • Carrot rounds (for combs and beaks)
  • 12 whole cloves (for eyes)

Instructions

    For Cheesy Chicks
  1. Using a mixer, combine the cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest, and salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate the mixture for 1 hour.
  2. Drain the can of olives. Using your fingers, cover each olive completely with about 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture and form it into a ball. Refrigerate for another hour.
  3. Before serving, roll each ball of cheese into the finely shredded cheddar cheese to cover.
  4. Place each ball on a round cracker.
  5. Cut pie-shaped wedges from carrot rounds for beaks and feet and press on.
  6. Add black peppercorns for eyes.
  7. For Hard-Boiled Hens
  8. Place eggs in a single layer in saucepan. Cover eggs with cold water by 1 inch. Slowly bring water to a boil over medium heat. Once water has reached a boil, cover and remove from heat.
  9. Let eggs sit in the covered saucepan for 10 to 12 minutes.
  10. Place eggs in a colander or leave in saucepan and run cool water over them to stop the cooking process.
  11. After eggs are cool to the touch, peel. Then, make a slice across the top pointed end of each egg about a third of the way down.
  12. Cut wedges from a large, thin round slice of carrot to create the spiky comb. Slice another carrot round in half for the beak. Make 6 of each.
  13. Insert a half round of carrot into an egg at the bottom of the slice to create the beak. Next,insert the comb into the top of the slice so that at least half the comb is visible. Repeat for all the eggs.
  14. Insert 2 cloves into each egg for the eyes.
  15. For each base, slice a ¼-inch-thick round of cheddar cheese. Make 3 wedge cuts on the circle to create the feet. Place each egg on its feet. If necessary, slice off the very bottom of the eggs so they don’t topple over.

Notes

Makes 20 chicks and 6 hens

http://www.myfreeproductsamples.com/tips_and_advice/cheesy-chicks-hard-boiled-hens/

 

Thanks to Hallmark.com for this recipe.

 

 

 

 

 





10 Free Pampers Gift To Grow Points

by MFPS Team on Mar 11,2015 - Comments Off

 

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Kellogg’s Family Rewards – 50 FREE Points

by MFPS Team on Mar 9,2015 - Comments Off
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Here’s a new 50 point code you can enter!

Go here and sign-in to your Kellogg’s Family Rewards account, then enter code STPA-TRIC-KSPO-INTS  to snag 50 free points!

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Some Fun Facts On Leprechaun

by MFPS Team on Mar 5,2015 - Comments Off

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In Irish mythology, a leprechaun is a type of male faerie said to inhabit the island of Ireland. They are a class of “faerie folk” associated in Irish mythology and folklore, as with all faeries, with the Tuatha Dé Danann and other quasi-historical peoples said to have inhabited Ireland before the arrival of the Celts.

 

  • According to legend if a human catches a leprechaun that leprechaun must grant that human three wishes in exchange for his freedom.
  • There are no female leprechauns.
  • Leprechauns are shoemakers. 
  • Some stories say they hide their gold coins in a pot at the end of the rainbow. 
  • Did you know that Leprechauns originally wore red! According to the book Legends and Stories of Ireland published in 1831, leprechauns wore red and a cocked (tri-cornered) hat, shoes and buckles. 
  • According to legend Leprechauns dance the Irish jig so much they wear out their shoes.   
  • Some stories about leprechauns say that they are mischievous other stories say they are harmless creatures that keep to themselves.
  • Some legends say leprechaun carry one gold coin for every year they have been alive.
  • Lucky Charms cereal has a leprechaun as a mascot.





Sales To Look For In March

by MFPS Team on Mar 1,2015 - Comments Off

March Sales

March is National Frozen Foods month which means you’ll see a ton of great coupons in the weekly ads and discounts in stores. Check out more Frozen food coupons and deals here.

March Madness -the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship  will give us awesome sales on soft drinks, chips, dips and also great pizza delivery deals.

 

Retail:

  • Luggage: look for great deals on travel gear
  • Chocolates:  you might find some Valentine themed chocolate on clearance sales.
  • Outwear – coats and fleeces will be moving out on big discounts to make way for spring apparel
  • Perfumes – look our for clearance sales on perfume

 

Produce:

 

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce
  • Limes
  • Mangos
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Pineapples
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries

 

 

 

 

 





Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

by MFPS Team on Feb 24,2015 - Comments Off

This is a tried and true, old-fashioned coconut cream pie. 

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and bake it, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine the half-and-half, eggs, sugar, flour and salt and mix well. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in 3/4 cup of the toasted coconut and the vanilla extract. Reserve the remaining coconut to top the pie.
  4. Pour the filling into the pie shell and chill until firm, about 4 hours.
  5. Top with whipped topping and with the reserved coconut.
http://www.myfreeproductsamples.com/tips_and_advice/old-fashioned-coconut-cream-pie/





Fettuccine With Sausage and Cabbage

by MFPS Team on Feb 24,2015 - Comments Off

Crumbled Italian sausage and soft ribbons of cabbage make this pasta sophisticated enough for adults but is still familiar enough for kids to enjoy.

 

Fettuccine With Sausage and Cabbage

Fettuccine With Sausage and Cabbage

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fettuccine (1/2 box)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 pound Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 1/2 small Savoy cabbage, thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and return it to the pot.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Wipe out the skillet and heat the remaining oil over medium heat.
  4. Add the cabbage, shallots, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken broth and simmer until the cabbage is tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Add the cabbage mixture to the pasta, along with the sausage and chives, and toss to combine
http://www.myfreeproductsamples.com/tips_and_advice/fettuccine-with-sausage-and-cabbage/

 

You can find this and more recipes at Real Simple.com

 





Nutella-Swirl Pound Cake

by MFPS Team on Feb 9,2015 - Comments Off

What makes this pound cake rich and gooey is the chocolate-hazelnut spread Nutella swirls. Best served with coffee ice cream.

 

Nutella-Swirl Pound Cake

Nutella-Swirl Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • One 13-ounce jar Nutella

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 325°. Lightly grease and flour a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan, tapping out any excess flour. In a glass measuring cup, lightly beat the eggs with the vanilla. In a medium bowl, whisk the 1 1/2 cups of flour with the baking powder and salt.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, using a handheld mixer, beat the butter with the sugar at medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. With the mixer at medium-low speed, gradually beat in the egg mixture until fully incorporated. Add the flour mixture in 3 batches, beating at low speed between additions until just incorporated. Continue to beat for 30 seconds longer.
  3. 3. Spread one-third of the batter in the prepared pan, then spread half of the Nutella on top. Repeat with another third of the batter and the remaining Nutella. Top with the remaining batter. Lightly swirl the Nutella into the batter with a butter knife. Do not overmix.
  4. 4. Bake the cake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Invert the cake onto a wire rack, turn it right side up and let cool completely, about 2 hours. Cut the cake into slices and serve.

Notes

Makes One 9-By-5-Inch Loaf

http://www.myfreeproductsamples.com/tips_and_advice/nutella-swirl-pound-cake/

 

Find this and more recipes at foodandwine.com





Everything Cream Cheese BLTs on Everything Bagels

by MFPS Team on Feb 9,2015 - Comments Off

Today, being National Bagels & Lox Day!  Why not try this Everything Cream Cheese BLTs on Everything Bagels recipe from Rachel Ray for lunch.

 

Everything Cream Cheese BLTs on Everything Bagels

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

Everything Cream Cheese BLTs on Everything Bagels

Ingredients

  • 12 slices smoked bacon
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 6 thin scallions, chopped
  • 4 large radishes, grated on the large holes of a box grater
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 small rib celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small mild red pepper (bell pepper or frying pepper), seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • 4 everything bagels, split and toasted
  • 8 leaves lettuce, trimmed
  • 4 slices red onion
  • 4 slices tomato
  • Salt and peppe

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . Arrange the bacon on a broiler pan; bake until crisp, 15 minutes. Let the bacon cool, then reserve 8 slices and finely chop the rest.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the chopped bacon, cream cheese, scallions, radishes, carrot, celery, red pepper and garlic.
  3. Slather the bagel bottoms with the cream cheese mixture. Top each with 2 slices bacon, 2 lettuce leaves and a slice each red onion and tomato. Season with salt and pepper and add bagel tops.
http://www.myfreeproductsamples.com/tips_and_advice/everything-cream-cheese-blts-on-everything-bagels/

 

You will find this and more recipes at rachaelraymag.com.

 

 

 





10 Free Pampers Gift To Grow Points

by MFPS Team on Feb 8,2015 - Comments Off

 

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Here’s an opportunity to earn 10 FREE Points from Pampers. So if you’re a Pampers Gifts To Grow member, then read the article” Runaway Emotions”, and then click (I’ve read it) button at the bottom of the article – to get 10 Free Pampers Gifts to Grow Points.

 

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Classic Cola Cake

by MFPS Team on Feb 8,2015 - Comments Off

The magical brew of carbonated cola is the secret to the tender texture of the cake and chocolate frosting.

Classic Cola Cake

Classic Cola Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Coca-Cola $
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Combine Coca-Cola and buttermilk; set aside.
  2. Beat butter at low speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar; beat until blended. Add egg and vanilla; beat at low speed until blended.
  3. Combine flour, cocoa, and soda. Add to butter mixture alternately with cola mixture; begin and end with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended.
  4. Stir in marshmallows. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes. Pour Coca-Cola Frosting over warm cake; garnish, if desired.

Notes

Don't make the frosting ahead--you need to pour it over the cake shortly after baking.

http://www.myfreeproductsamples.com/tips_and_advice/classic-cola-cake/

 

 

You will find this and more recipes at Southernliving.com.

 





Italian Sausage Bread Pizza

by MFPS Team on Feb 8,2015 - Comments Off

In the mood for lasagna, but short on time? This easy meal boasts similar flavors (Italian sausage, tomato sauce, cheese), but it is ready to eat in half the time.

 

Italian Sausage Bread Pizza

Italian Sausage Bread Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bulk mild or spicy Italian pork sausage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup pizza sauce or tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 loaf French bread (about 14 inches long)
  • 2/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Lightly spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink. Push sausage to edges of skillet; add 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened. Remove from heat; stir in pizza sauce, oregano, pepper flakes and salt.
  3. With serrated knife, cut bread in half lengthwise; scoop out center of each bread half, leaving 1/2-inch border (discard removed bread or reserve for making bread crumbs). Place bread halves on cookie sheet. Spread 1/3 cup of the ricotta cheese down center of each; top evenly with sausage mixture, mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle loaves with remaining 1 tablespoon oil.
  4. Bake 6 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Cut into slices. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.
http://www.myfreeproductsamples.com/tips_and_advice/italian-sausage-bread-pizza/

 

You will find this and more recipes at Bettycrocker.com.





Recycle Bank: 5 FREE Points

by MFPS on Jan 28,2015 - Comments Off

 

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Learn about recycling symbols and you can earn 5 Free Recycle Bank points. You will need to register or log into your Recyclebank account after you click on “Earn 5 Points” tab.

 

 

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Disney Movie Rewards 5 Bonus Points

by MFPS Team on Jan 25,2015 - Comments Off

Disney Movie Rewards

You can earn bonus Disney Movie Rewards points when you complete the Disney Movie Rewards Challenge on Facebook .

 

 





30 Free Pampers Gift To Grow Points

by MFPS on Jan 23,2015 - Comments Off

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If you are not member of Pampers Gifts to Grow, Join now and get an additional 100 Free Points.  After you join, you can enter code JOINNOW4REWARD to earn 50 points.

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You can get a Free Essence Subscription and Tote Bag from Recyclebank when you have earned 240 points. Register or log into your account and click the ‘Earn Points and when youhave earned 240 points you can claim this freebie.

 

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#MyFreeDIYTips

by MFPS Team on Jan 22,2015 - Comments Off

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