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January 30, 2016

Easy Dip Recipe with Lipton® Recipe Secrets


Easy Dip Recipe

Easy Dip Recipe

Do you need an easy dip recipe? Did you know that the Lipton® Recipe Secrets Savory Herb with Garlic Soup Mix you have in your cabinet is perfect for dips? I have a huge problem my husband is dairy-free and finding dairy-free dips is difficult. I was elated that I could find a quick dip that tastes great.

Do you also need a dairy-free 3-ingredient dip recipe that tastes great and no one else will know that it is dairy-free unless you want them to know? I was so stumped on what to make before I found this recipe. I only had a couple of minutes, and I had to make a treat for my party. I know that it is easy to keep Lipton® Recipe Secrets Onion Soup Mix on hand in my cabinet for those moments when you need a dip, and you need one quick. I also use them in a lot of my crockpot meals and of course as they are intended for soup I didn’t realize how many flavorful soups that you can make into dips. There are 6 Lipton® Recipe Secrets flavors that will turn your recipes from good to SUPER. I chose the Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Savory Herb with Garlic Soup Mix for my dip because I had it on hand. I used it in my crockpot for a chicken dish I make. You could actually use the dip recipe below if you double the salsa in it and place it over the baked chicken. The recipe for this 3- ingredient dip is simple and quick to prepare. It was a party pleaser. I know my friend liked it so much she texted me for the recipe.

Dairy-Free Easy Dip Recipe

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January 26, 2014

Game Day Party Ideas

Game Day Party Ideas

Mixing It Up This Year

Super Bowl XLVIII is only a week away and I’ll admit my plan for preparing well in advance has gone by the wayside.  This year we’ll be hosting a party with a dozen friends and their children.  In order to simplify things, we’ve asked everyone to bring their favorite beverage and a staple snack such as chips and dip.

For our Super Bowl Party Ideas this year, we’ll be preparing the heartier food.  I plan to shop on Tuesday and Thursday in order to take advantage of last week’s and this coming week’s sale cycles.  Despite the fact I’ve failed to plan, I don’t plan to fail at saving.

The first thing I plan to do is go back through Madame Deals’ past  Game day posts.  Since we’ve been posting for a number of years, there is plenty to choose from.  I’ll start with Game day Preparation on a Budget.  After all, savings is always my goal.  The Pesto Bread featured in this post has become a favorite with our family and friends.

Baked Cheesy Pesto Bread Appetizer for the big game or any party

To start rounding out the Game DaySuper Bowl Party Ideas menu, we’ll add Hot Chicken Wings and Teriyaki Chicken Wings which are guaranteed to please both the adults and kids.  I’ve contemplated making Pulled Pork Barbeque in the crockpot since I already have the majority of the ingredients in my stockpile.  This recipe can be stretched by using mini slider buns instead of full-size hamburger rolls.  Quick tip:  Check your stockpile before deciding what to serve for any get-together.  If you already have ingredients, that’s extra money you won’t be spending to serve something to your guests.

Game Day Party Ideas

Last, but definitely not least, we’ll try three new dishes this year:  Super Cheesy Dip in a Bread Bowl, Cream Cheese Fruit Dip served with fresh apples and pineapple, and Fresh Lemon Hummus served with a variety of veggies.  By serving these with an abundance of fruits and vegetables, our guests (and their kids) will have the opportunity skip the dip and load up on something reasonably healthy.

Also check out our Game Day Party Finger Food Recipes

party finger food recipes

Tell us about your menu for the Game Day Party Ideas! Will you be serving favorite standbys or trying new recipes?

January 16, 2014

Get ready for your Super Bowl Party

Get ready for your Super Bowl Party with Red Baron Pizza!

*Disclosure: I received free pizza and Red Baron branded items to facilitate this post, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own 🙂 

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I don’t know about you guys, but around here the Super Bowl is a big deal, and a reason to throw a Super Bowl  Party! And what is better than Pizza and Beer at your Super Bowl Party? Nothing! If you are looking for a great pizza at a great price, then Red Baron Pizza is the Pizza for you! Continue reading

April 4, 2012

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Check Your Groupon Account

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal!

One of my favorite ways to save money is buying daily deals from sites like Groupon.  To name a few, I’ve enjoyed the savings on movies, dinner and discounted gift cards.  I make a point of recording expiration dates and reminders to use my daily deal coupons before they expire.  However, a number of times they have expired before I could use them.

Good news came out this week when Groupon settled a class action suit.  The highlight is:

Customers who bought Groupon vouchers before Dec. 1, 2011 can either redeem these past their expiration date or, if they are unable to do so, obtain a refund from the $8.5 million fund, according the proposed settlement filed March 29 in federal court in San Diego. Residents in some states can seek refunds only for vouchers sold after Aug. 22, 2010, according to the filing.

Check this out and let us know what you think!  Check your Groupon account to see if you have any expired vouchers which may still be valid or for which you may be entitled a refund as part of the settlement.

Let us know how your extremely normal coupon journey is coming along.  We love to hear from our readers!

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