Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A New Year's Eve Appetizer

If you are looking for a yummy appetizer, Tiny Chicken Turnovers are great! I have posted about these before, and they have become a staple for those times when we have appetizers-New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Sunday, etc... For the Super Bowl, I even made some with taco filling and they were really good! Below is the recipe, but I will tell you, I often up the spices when I make these. Basically, if the filling tastes perfect to you, add a bit more :) Then, fill your turnovers. For some reason, the flavor of the filling seems to mellow once it is in the turnover. I have even added a bit of garlic and onion powders to the turnover dough. They seem like alot of work, and they can be, but you can make these ahead of time and keep them in your freezer, or in the fridge if you will be eating them the next day. Just reheat in the oven ;)

Tiny Chicken Turnovers:


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter or margerine, chilled

5 tablespoons cold water

In a bowl mix together the flour and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until a ball forms. Place in fridge for a bit to make it easier to roll.


3 tablespoons chopped onion (I like to chop mine really fine or use a bit of onion powder instead)

3 tablespoons butter

1 3/4 cups shredded, cooked chicken meat

3 tablespoons chicken stock

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning


1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, diced

Shredded Cheese (no amounts here-I suggest adding in as much as you think your family might like-you can even leave this out if you like:)

Melt butter in hot skillet. Add chopped onion and saute until tender. Add in shredded chicken, chicken stock, garlic powder and whatever other seasonings/spices you might like. Stir well, then add in cream cheese. Remove from heat and allow cream cheese to melt into mixture.

I love making the mixture the day before-unless I plan to store these in the freezer. It saves time, but it also allows the flavors to mingle and we all know mingling is a good thing ;) I just store it in the fridge until I need it.

On a floured surface, roll out dough to about 1/16 of an inch. I do not measure it.. I just roll it out pretty thin. Using a 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter or biscuit cutter or glass about that size, cut out circles. Place a heaping teaspoon of chicken mixture into center of circle. Fold circle over and using a bit of water around the inside edge of the circle, seal. You can use a fork to make pretty indents all around that sealed edge. Then, using a sharp knife, cut a small air hole in the top of the pastry. Reroll any scraps and keep going until you run out of chicken or dough :) I make up pans as I go along-this way I am working on a pan while one is baking. It helps with time-and if you have kids, they might relaly enjoy helping with these! It would be great for the little ones to help with the filling part.

Bake for 15-20 mins at 375. Just until golden brown.

By the way, have leftover turkey? You can easily use it in place of the chicken-that is my plan. Have leftover ham-make ham and cheese turnovers. You can really just use any combo of ingredients and use up some of those leftovers too! Like I said, I did the taco filling and it was terrific! This year, the kids want pizza ones, so I will try that for the Super Bowl :)  Have fun and enjoy!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bird's Eye Coupon

GO here and Like Bird's Eye to help Bird's Eye with their No Hungry Initiative :) They will share $1 for every LIKE they get. You will also get a coupon If you are already part of their FB page, you can still help out and get a coupon.

Had to Share About a Company

I do not usually do this, but I thought it needed to be shared. I had passed along info about companies before who were really helpful, or passed along coupons. In this case, I am on the other end of that spectrum. We purchased a set of remote control laser tag cars for my sons for Christmas. Very cool car/truck combo that looked like SO much fun-and they would have been had they actually worked. The truck worked, but the car would not go. We tried everything according to the instruction sheet and other things, like switching out the batteries (which were brand new anyway). The instruction sheet says "WAIT! Do not return to the store where purchased. Please call us" So, I waited for Monday to call. The solution to my problem-return to the store for an exchange or refund. I explained there were no more in the store (we checked on Sunday) and that my sons really wanted this set. The lady explained I could send the car to them, paying for my own postage, and they could see about fixing the car, or sending another-with no guarantee it would be the same car. On top of that, it would be atleast 6 weeks to get our new car! at this point I requested a supervisor, who was in a meeting. I waited all day for a call back-nothing.
Im so sorry, but I have already spent almost $50 on this set! I do not appreciate the fact I must spend more money when, right out of the package, it did not work. I know I can take this back to Walmart for a refund, and that is what I now plan to do, but I wanted to share this company with you, so you can be careful when buying from them. Be sure to check any RC car before giving it as a gift, so you will not end up like I did. The company is Jada Toys and I am sure they make good products, I just have a problem with their customer service practices when there is a problem with one of those products. I prefer to buy from companies that will take care of their consumers, especially in this day and age!! $50 is alot for many people to scrap together this day and age, and this company should realize that and be willing to do more than they are offering to do. So, use this information as you will :) I am not telling you to buy or not buy from this company, just be careful to check one of their cars before giving as a present, especially before Christmas, when the store might run out of them!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Be One of the First to Try a Spicy Chick'n Biscuit from Chick-fil-A

Be sure to reserve your spot now to try the new Spicy Chicken Biscuit from Chick-fil-A! Reservations go fast and the dates are from Jan 3-8, 2011 (yay, got the year right ;). From what I see, all reservations are in the morning :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

*Don't Forget* Tomorrow-Christmas Eve-Free Coffee

Tomorrow, Kum & Go will be giving out free coffee to customers. No purchase necessary. So, if you are running low on energy and need caffeine, head on over to your nearest Kum & Go for a pick-me-up :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Colgate SmileTalk

Sign up for Colgate SmileTalk to get dental information, exclusive coupons, etc.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Check These Sites for More Coupons

Kraft Coupons-cheese, Maxwell House Coffee and many others.

Campbell's-Soups, Pepperidge Farm, and others

Pepperidge Farm- cookies & crackers from Pepperidge Farm

Target Coupons-lots of coupons to use for great deals with sales at Target!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Old Navy-Today Only- Fleece Scarves $1 each

Limit of 5 per customer but what a great deal! Old Navy, Dec. 18th, today only!! Fleece Scarves for the family! Get there early because Im sure the stores will be crazy with folks wanting this deal!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Free Sample of Vaseline Intensive Rescue

Walmart has a free sample of Vaseline Intensive Rescue. Have I mentioned I love getting samples in the mail? Hmmm--Im sure I have :) Go here to get yours!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hiland Dairy Coupons

Go to Hiland Dairy and get your coupons this month. You can get-
35¢ off Any 24-oz Hiland Sour Cream

45¢ off Any Hiland Gallon Orange Juice

55¢ off 56-oz Hiland Old Recipe Ice Cream Scround

1.00¢ off Any Quart Health Wise Non-Dairy Milk

You must be a member if you are not already, but it is free to join and you get the benefits of some great coupons!!

Free Yoplait Coupon

Pssst is offering a coupon for a free cup of Yoplait Yogurt. You can get yours here. And if you would like to recieve offers like this yourself, head on over to Pssst and sign yourself up :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Free Cooking E-book

Mom of 9 is offering a free e-book with lots of great recipes for free. Blogger,  The Morris Tribe,  has written "Just Get 'em Fed". Go to get your free e-book now!

Free Coffee at Kum & Go Christmas Eve!!

Kum & Go is really becoming one of my favorite convenience stores around my area :) If you go there on Christmas Eve, you can get a free cuppa joe-I believe it is the 16 oz size, but still, does it really matter when you need a picker-upper :) Especially if you will be up late Christmas Eve, wrapping those last minute gifts the kids wouldn't leave you alone long enough to wrap earlier in the month....yea. that is my life :) Oh, pass this along to Santa if you see him. He might enjoy it with his cookies :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Reasor's Sale and QPon Mtch Ups

Reasors is having a 12 hour sale this weekend. Some really great deals!

Some things that caught my eye were :

Jimmy Dean Sausage-$1.69- $1 off 1 printable = 69 cents each
Mott's Gala Apples-79 cents/lb
Kraft shredded cheese or chunk cheese-8 oz-3/$4- $1 off 2 here (must sign in or register)= $1.66 when you buy two
Wrapping paper 4/$3-stock up if you haven't already :)
DaVinci Pastas- 69 cents

Weekly Specials:
Hot Pockets-2/$3
Bar S Bologna or Hot Dogs $1.29-$1/2 printable=$1.58/2
Kellogg's Cereals- $1.88-pple Jacks, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, & Corn Pops-$1/2 here =$2.76/2
Hiland Sour Cream or Dips-79 cents
Best Choice Cream Cheese-68 cents

There are mny other sales, of course, so click on the Reasor's link above to find even more sales :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

ANother Place For Coupons

If by chance you have printed off all you can from or Swagbucks (you get points in your Swagbucks account for using coupons from them), you can head on over to to find some of those same coupons. I saw coupons for Finish dishwashing soap that I have reached print limits on through and Swags, but I am able to print them off at Pillsbury. So, sign in, or join if you haven't already, and start printing. There are lots of other coupons for Pillsbury products as well :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Kraft Printable Coupons

Kraft has some really good coupons to print right now-like $1 off Maxwell House coffee-no size indicated. I used this lst week with a Wagreen's sale to get my coffee for only $1.79-that's a great deal these days :) Go here to see all the great coupons!