Taco Seasoning Recipe

Ditch the preservative packed taco dinner kit! Make your own taco seasoning and save money.

1 tbsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Yield: Seasoning mix for 1 lb. of meat. Add about 2/3 cups of water then add to meat.

How to Keep Your Husband Happy

Become best friends – be playful, go on dates, make each other laugh. OFTEN.

BE HAPPY! Because it doesn’t seem like it would be very much fun being married to Debbie Downer.

Be supportive – because NOBODY likes an annoying, complaining, nagging partner-in-crime. <– He WILL cheat on you. I can almost guarantee it.

Respect his privacy – everyone needs a little space.

Learn to cook (and/or bake)! Food is the way to a man's heart – enough said.

Take care of him – I've never met a man who didn't enjoy being babied and pampered. Iron his clothes, pack him snacks, write him little notes, it's the little things that keep the spark alive in the relationship.

Don't EVER let yourself go. Stay in shape, remember to dress sexy once in a while, SHAVE YOUR LEGS, do your hair, and makeup.

TODAY (March 8th, 2012) ONLY – Free Redbox Movie Rental Code!

To thank their loyal customers, Redbox is having a special promotion available TODAY (March 8th, 2012) ONLY – receive a FREE movie rental with code: THANKS2U at any Redbox location!

Make tonight movie night!!!

Do Tanning Beds Cause Cancer?

30% of High School girls used a tanning bed in the past 12 months. Of course that fact might not set off an alarm but this should. Continue Making Cents. . .

Is This Soda Additive Killing You?

The Caramel Coloring in your favorite soda is killing you. It’s been linked to lung, liver and thyroid cancer in laboratory animals. Continue Making Cents. . .


How to Make (and Master!) Babycakes NYC Vanilla Frosting Recipe


1 1/2 cups soy milk (I used and recommend using unsweetened coconut milk)

3/4 cup dry soy milk powder (I used and recommend using dry rice milk powder)

1 tbsp. coconut flour (I used and recommend using tapioca flour)

1/4 cup agave nectar

1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups coconut oil (melted to liquid)

2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice



In a blender or food processor, combine the first 4 ingredients.  Blend/Process for 2 minutes.  (DO NOT TURN OFF MACHINE). With the machine (STILL) running, (now here comes the trickiest part. .) SLOWLY (meaning DRIZZLE) the oil and lemon juice, alternating between the two until both are fully incorporated.  Pour the mixture in an airtight container and refrigerator for 6 hours (BEFORE USE – this gives it a chance for all the ingredients to take to each other and thicken up) or for up to 1 month.


Source: Babycakes NYC

Easy Tip to Finding Happiness

Once a week, write down 5 things you’re grateful for.

According to recent research studies, individuals who did this felt happier and healthier. Counting your blessings allows you to focus on the things that really matter in life, rather than sweating the small stuff.

Free Redbox Movie Rental Codes!



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*1 code use per credit card (between my husband and I, we have 7 credit cards = that’s 28 FREE rentals – now that’s a lot of savings!!!!)


Quick and Easy Enchilada Sauce Recipe


2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. all purpose flour (for a gluten-free version, use brown rice flour)
1 1/2 tbsp. chili powder
1/2 cup tomato sauce
3/4 cup water
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder


Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and chili powder, whisk continuously for 1-2 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, water, and seasonings. Continue cooking over medium heat for 7-8 minutes until sauce thickens.

Yield = about 1 1/2 cups.

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