Saturday, November 3, 2012


Recently I was given a couple bags of apples from a neighbors apple tree. I shared one bag and the other is sitting on my kitchen counter.
I decided to make a coffee cake recipe out of  the Best of Betty Crocker 2010 cook book
Apple Coffee Cake prep time 15 minutes, start to finish 1 hour and serves 8

Streusel topping
2/3 cup of Original Bisquick mix
2/3 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup of butter

Coffee cake
2 cups of Bisquick
2/3 cup of milk
3 TBLS of sugar
1 egg
2 medium cooking apples peeled and thinly sliced (2 cups)

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tsps of milk

Heat oven to 400. Spray 9 inch square pan with cooking spray. In small bowl mix 2/3 cup of bisquick, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cut in butter using pastry blender or pulling two knives through ingredients in opposite directions, until crumbly. Set aside
Stir 2 cups of bisquick mix, 2/3 cup of milk, sugar, and egg. Beat vigorously 30 seconds. Spread half of batter in pan. Arrange apples slices on batter, sprinkle with half of streusel topping. Spread remaining batter and sprinkle. Sprinkle nuts if desired.
Bake about 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes. Stir glaze ingrediants until smooth enough to drizzle.Drizzle glaze over warm coffee cake

Enjoy with coffee or a cold glass of milk

This was really good and hubby and I enjoyed it for several days.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting. Grace

Friday, November 2, 2012

CLUTTER TIP OF THE DAY Tidy Up The Junk Drawer

Here is another tip for decluttering the Junk Drawer. Save those small jars, check boxes or pill bottles and use to store batteries, rubber bands, twist ties, paper clips or what ever.
Why spend money on expensive organizing containers when you can reuse and save money.

Thanks for stopping by for tip of the day. Grace


How about one more clever tip for organizing your junk drawer. Instead of throwing away those small baby food jars, check book boxes, pill bottles or what ever. Clean them out to organize items in your drawer. Perfect for matches, birthday candles, twist ties or what ever. Besides be good for the environment you are saving money by not having to buy  expensive boxes for organizing your home.
Thanks for stopping by for tip of the day. Grace

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


A week ago my post was on hoarding pennies. Copper pennies that is. I went to the bank and picked up $5.00 in dimes and $5.00 in pennies.
Nothing found in the dimes and only 1 wheat penny found in all of the pennies. Normally I find at least 5 or 6 wheats. Several copper pennies found and counted. I now have $7.50 in copper pennies.

Filled up one of my tins with coins that were not copper plus the dimes where nothing was found. Totalled to $25.26, $20.00 put into savings account and I asked for $5.00 in pennies to go through.

Thanks for stopping by for Found In Rolls Of Coins. Grace

Wierd Wednesday ~ Chipping Away At The Budget and our Phone/ Internet Bill

Wierd Wednesday is a post  time where I can share ideas on how I am chipping away at the budget. Our cell phone bill is high. We have 2 phones and 2 lap tops that are wireless.I like to be wireless. That way no matter where we go I have internet access.
I am always going so close to my budget time on my wireless internet time and hubby barely meets half of his limit.

A few minutes spent in at their kiosk at the mall and we combined all time used into one lump time limit and cut our phone internet bill by $30 to $35 a month. That is a savings of over $300 a year.  We now are able to have a small clothing allotment in our budget of $30.00 a month.
That does not seem like much but neither of us are clothes hounds. We are more likely to find a pair of jeans or a t shirt at thrift stores than buying new. Save the money for items we do not want to buy use.

Can you find a way to chip at your budget by a few dollars?
Thanks for stopping by for Wierd Wednesday and Happy Halloween every one.