Thursday, May 26, 2011

Do you use Swagbucks?!?!?

Search & Win

I was at a wonderful coupon class tonight taught by Jennifer from The Coupon Centsation and the topic of Swagbucks came up.  Several people in the class had either never heard of swagbucks or didn't know how to use them so I told Jennifer I would share the information, I hope this is helpful! is an online portal dedicated to helping you earn digital dollars called "Swag Bucks", which can be redeemed for exclusive merchandise.  Since I started using Swag Bucks I have made over $150 in Amazon gift cards!!! You redeem your bucks for so many different things but I found giftcards to be the best option for me! 

When you sign up for Swag Bucks I think installing the search tool on your task bar is the best way to earn the most bucks.  You will use their search engine for all of your online searches, I never use Google anymore!  Swag Bucks will randomly award you your "Bucks" for different searches.  Sometimes you won't get any bucks and other times you might get 10!  The 2nd way I earn my Swag Bucks is by doing surveys.  On the main Swagbuck site there are NUMEROUS surveys posted daily and some can earn you up to 200 Swagbucks.  One $5 Amazon gift card only costs 500 Swagbucks so you can see how you can EASILY earn big money! 

I hope this helps answer some of your questions about SwagBucks and how to use them.  If you have any questions about them let me know, I'll help you as best as I can!  Now head over to SwagBucks and sign up! 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mexican Dorito Casserole

Ready for a quick, easy, super yummy casserole recipe??? 

I found this over at Jam Hands but I noticed she found the recipe from another blogger, who found it from another blogger so I really don't know whose recipe it is but I can tell you one thing it is VERY good!

Mexican Dorito Casserole

Serves 4-6

2 c. shredded cooked chicken
1 c. shredded cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 can Ro-tel tomatoes (canned tomatoes with jalepenos-mild)
1/2 packet taco seasoning (or more- to taste)
Bag of doritos
1. Pre-heat oven to 350-f degrees.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except doritos.

3. In a greased 2 qt baking dish, put a layer of crushed doritos (about 2 cups), then a layer of the chicken mixture. Repeat once more, ending with a layer of chicken mixture. Top with more shredded cheese, cover, and bake for 30-35 minutes, till bubbling hot


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mountain Dew Voltage Cake

Have you tried Mountain Dew's new flavors? One of our favorites is Mountain Dew Voltage (it's a raspberry citrus flavor) and it comes in diet so we don't feel guilty at all drinking it! This weekend I decided to experiment and make a Mountain Dew Voltage Cake and it turned out REALLY good!

The bad news is that Mountain Dew was having a contest to pick their new flavor and our favorite, Voltage, just lost to Supernova so I don't think we will be able to find Voltage for much longer.  Next time I make a cake I'll have to try a Supernova cake!

I started by preheating the oven to 350.

Then I mixed a box of vanilla cake mix with one can of Diet Mountain Dew Voltage, just the power from the mix and the soda nothing else!

I spread the mixture into a greased 9x13 pan. 

The cake took about 30 minutes to bake.

Once the cake was cooled it was time to ice it!

I mixed 4 cups of powered sugar with 5 tablespoons of Diet Mountain Dew Voltage.

I poured the icing mixture over the cake and then I used some pink and blue jell icings to decorate the top a bit. 

The cake turned out very tasty and we all three enjoyed it! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

How You Can Help

Thank you to everyone that sent their prayers our way, North Alabama is slowly on the mend.  The power at our home came back on yesterday (my birthday!) and as of right now 70% of our county has power.  Even though the power is coming back there is still a lot to be done.  There are so many people that have lost everything. 

Please, please, please take a minute to visit The Pioneer Woman's website and leave a comment, she will donate a quarter ($.25) for every entry/comment that’s left there this week, to an organization that will directly benefit victims of the recent tornadoes in the South.

Ree is also going to pick 4 four (4) winners and will give $500 donations to the charity of the winners’ choice!

You can also help by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999.  By texting the Red cross you will donate $10.00 to the Red Cross and the Alabama Relief Efforts.

***photo credit to Eric Schultz, The Huntsville Times and .