June 10, 2011


Chris H.

Congratulations Chris, I will send you a message to confirm that you won. New York Pizzeria would like all my followers to try their pizza so they are offering a $2.00 OFF coupon for a large round pizza.  Print this blog post and take it to New York Pizzeria to get your discount.



Foodie Friday Pizza Pick of the Week Pizza Review.

New York Pizzeria was our pick for the week.  I ordered the pizza for 4:15 pm.  When I walked in at 4:15 the pizza was ready and hot.  The pizza was a large round thin crust plain pie.  The sauce was good and you could taste a hint of italian spices.  The cheese was a little thicker which we really liked.  The crust was cooked just right.  My family liked the pizza.  New York Pizzeria is located at 33 State Street, Binghamton in the Binghamton Plaza.  Call today to order your pizza 724-3030.

Follow our Pizza Pick circuit and try New York Pizzeria for yourself.

June 9, 2011

Another HOT Savings coupon!

Frank's RedHot is offering four (4) coupons on their website. 

$.50 OFF Frank's RedHot Sauce
$.50 OFF French's Mustard
$.75 OFF French's Honey Dijon Dipping Sauce
$1.00 OFF French's Dijon Mustard

Click here to get the coupons.

Save on Juicy Juice!

Juicy Juice is offering a $.55 OFF coupon on their website.  The coupon expires July 9th.  I was able to print off more then one coupon.  Click here to get the coupon.

Gardening with Mr. C. - Save money with DIY Gardening!

Even if you have put in most of your bedding plants (usually around Memorial Day), what Mr. C. has to say about transplanting may still benefit you this year or next - maybe for other vegetables, flowers, or volunteers*.

After I have planned my garden layout and prepared the soil (loostened beds with my favorite tool - a spading fork, and removed existing weeds), I take a trip to the Country Marketplace (my area greenhouse). 
 I barter some of the shallots** that I grew and dried last year in exchange for a discount on tomato and other plants.  Having started my own plants in past years, I applaud them and those who also do their own plants.  I choose healthy plants (not always the largest) that haven't outgrown the container (ie. gotten root-bound).  I usually get 4 or 6 packs (if you want larger plants, consider individual plants).

I dig 6x6 inch holes, fill them half full with compost (you might use composted manure - available at Agway, etc) and mix it in.

Then I fill the holes with water, allow it to soak in, make a hole in the bottom with a hand trowel, put in a plant (to the depth of the first "true" leaves), and cover roots with the remaining soil.

I usually transplant in the evenings, so plants will have time to drink before the next days sun (the last picture below was taken a day after planting and shows no wilting).  I put up tomato cages now (if I delay, I may wait too long) which I join together with twisters for mutual support. Now and as the plants grow and before the branches get too large, I pull them up over the support rings. Then I add a layer of compost over entire bed (to feed plants and retain moisture).

If and when watering is needed, early morning is the best time.  This still gives time for absorption without promoting fungus that  evening watering can cause.

Bonus tip: This hot weather can cause your spinach, basil (and other herbs) to start going to seed.  Pluck them off to let plants continue to grow.

*Volunteers are any useful plant that re-seeds itself (ie. from last years gardening or in compost pile).  If you can identify them, transplant as needed. Even small plants can produce in time.
**Shallots (bulbs of the onion family) multiply (like chives do) and can be used green, or if tops are allowed to die, can be dried, divided, and stored (in cool dry place) to be used in cooking or planting next year. For several years I have been growing them on the edges of my beds.  They supposedly ward off insects and  rabbits (a fence is more effective against rabbits).

If you have any questions or comments, please comment below or email Mr. C. at savingandsharingit@yahoo.com.

Till next week - Mr. C.

June 8, 2011


New York Pizzeria is the PIZZA PICK OF THE WEEK. On Friday, my family will have New York Pizzeria Pizza for dinner and I will write a review. One of my lucky followers will win a FREE Pizza from New York Pizzeria, 33 State Street, Binghamton so they can also try the pizza. I will draw the FREE pizza winner June 10th at 8:00 pm EST.

June 6, 2011

Save a lot of $$$ with Target coupons!

Target is offering $225.50 in available printable savings coupons on their website.  Everything from $1.00 OFF 3 select greeting cards, $3.00 OFF Lego sets, $10.00 OFF Portable DVD Player and many more BIG savings coupons.  Click on the Target logo to the right of my blog, go to coupons and print what you would like.

Happy Shopping,


Save money with the Regal Crown Club Card!

Join the Regal Crown Club program for FREE and earn rewards for going to the movies. Earn credits for Free movies, popcorn, soft drinks and more! 

DISCOUNT DAYS for Regal Crown Card holders - $2 Candy Monday* & $2 Popcorn Tuesday with paid admission.

*Featured Candy only.

Click here to sign up for your Regal Crown Card and start saving the next time you go to the movies!

Make Ahead Monday Dinner Review!

My family gave this dinner a 7 out of 10.  Tonight it was just my husband and I eating the dinner.  We liked the Singapore Chicken.  I served the chicken over white rice.  I poured a little of the left over juice on top of the chicken and rice.  This gave the chicken and little more moisture.  I think if you pour to much on top it may be a little salty from the soy sauce.  We will definitely make this again and try it with pork!

Thank you Leah F. for sharing this recipe.



For the recipe, visit the blog I posted earlier in the day.

Save on Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard.

Coupons.com has a lot of new great coupons, including a $.35 OFF coupon for Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard.  If you are going to try the Make Ahead Monday Singapore Chicken make sure you clip the coupon.  This recipe calls for Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard.  To get the coupon click on the Coupons.com link above and click the small arrows until you come to the Gulden's Mustard coupon.


As a busy mom on the go having all or part of dinner ready when we get home is a huge time saver. 

Today's Make Ahead Monday dinner choice is Singapore Chicken.


Place 4 boneless chicken breast in crock pot.  In a bowl combine 1 tbsp. minced garlic, 4 tbsp. spicy mustard, 1 half cup brown sugar, 1 half bottle of soy sauce (large bottle), can of drained pineapple (if desired).  Poor mixture over chicken and cook on low for 6 hrs.

TIME SAVER:  Use a large crock pot liner in the crock pot for easy clean up.  Don't forget to get your coupon to purchase these liners from the Reynolds website. 

Leah F. suggested we try this recipe.  Thank you Leah for the new recipe.

Stay tuned for our families review of this Make Ahead Monday dinner later today.