Thursday, February 25, 2010

I Am A Cheapskate

I hardly ever go to a craft store without a coupon. Most of the time I really go just so I can feel good about using my coupon. Today I stopped by Michael's to pick up a few things for a project I am hoping to get to this weekend, I better since it has to do with the Olympics! Back to my point. I have been wondering for awhile now if my Michael’s accepted Robert’s coupons even though we don’t have a Robert’s close by {tear}. I saw a sign that said they did along with other competitors in the area! Horray! I commented to the cashier how excited I was about my new revelation. She told me me that not only will they accept other’s coupons, but they will accept a Michael’s coupon AND a competitor coupon as long as they are for different amounts! Double horray!

Some places I go to get coupons:

Lots of links to Michael's coupons

You can sign up to get Michael’s emails, which really have quite a few good deals, and you also automatically receive a 40% off coupon.

You can also sign up to get Robert’s coupons, sometimes as much as 50% off!

So I am interested to know where you find your good crafting deals because I am all over cheap!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

To Die For Hot Fudge

Fact: One of my favorite desserts of all time is brownies and ice cream.

The other night we were supposed to take the dessert to go with dinner at a friend’s house. Problem, we had been there done that with brownies and ice cream several times, and we wanted to bring something awesome so they would invite us back. Solution, when in a pickle I always turn to my trusted Blogging Idols.

I found this A-MAZ-ING Hot Fudge recipe (and it gets bonus points for being simple). It was a hit! We will be doomed to bringing dessert now forever.

image To Die For Hot Fudge Sauce

1 can of Condensed Milk (like Eagle Brand) - Do not use evaporated Milk

1 stick of Butter

1 tsp. Vanilla

1 cup of Milk or Semi chocolate Chips.

Mix all ingredients together in saucepan over low heat, until melted and well blended.

Store remaining Hot Fudge in jar with lid, or well sealed container.

You can keep this in your fridge for many days. Simply warm when ready to use.

Seriously people. If you are not convinced head over to the mastermind behind it all. She just posted a new recipe today where she uses this same sauce on Hot Fudge Oreo Cupcakes. Maybe bringing dessert from now on won’t be so bad.