Category Archives: Cooking and Entertaining

$1 Betty Crocker E-Cookbooks ~ Easy Sizzling Grilling, Gluten-Free Baking, Best Brownies, and More!

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Right now, Amazon has a fantastic deal on several Betty Crocker e-Cookbooks for 99 cents! We enjoyed perusing the cookbooks and found simple, easy to follow recipes that look worthy of sharing with friends and family.  The Sizzling Grilling cookbook has some great 4th of July recipe ideas and the  Chocolate Cake with Praline Topping (mmmm!) from the Best Gluten-Free Desserts cookbook sounds and looks delicious.

Our favorite 99 Cent Betty Crocker Cookbook finds include:

   
   
   

::  Go here to find the entire list of Betty Crocker e-Cookooks available at Amazon.

Do note that if you plan to get any of these books, you might now want to wait, as we don’t know how long these will be available at this price (as you may already know, Amazon prices can change often).

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Party City 20% OFF Coupon ~ Just in Time for 4th of July Celebrations!

Party City has a 20% off $50 or more total purchase printable coupon for online and in-store purchases  ~ perfect timing to save on your 4th of July picnic & party supplies.  Hurry as it is only valid through June 25, 2013.

:: To shop online or to find a Party City close to you, click here.  Use promo code PCCGF if you decide to use this coupon online.

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Party City $10 OFF Coupon ~ Just in Time for Those Superbowl & Valentine’s Day Parties!

Party City has a $10 off $50 total purchase printable coupon for online and in-store purchases ~ valid until January 20, 2013.   This is perfect timing to save on your Superbowl and Valentine’s Day party supplies!

:: To shop online or to find a Party City close to you, click here.  Use promo code PC48E7 if you decide to use this coupon online.

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Countdown to Thanksgiving: How to Make a Perfect Pie Crust From Scratch

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We just received an email from a wonderful reader who was searching our archived posts for our instructions on “How to Make A perfect Pie Crust.” In case you might find this helpful in your Thanksgiving preparations too, we are reposting this for all (be sure to tell us what kind of pie you make ~ we’d love to drool!).  

As we countdown to Thanksgiving, we are reminded deeply of our many blessings, and that includes each of you ~ we are soooo thankful for you! 

Enjoy and Bon Appétit y’all!  :)

A few years ago, I started making homemade pies to share with family and friends at the holidays. After trial and error, I have burned a few pies honed my skills on both savory and sweet pies and even watched a video on YouTube to learn how to make a lattice topped pie crust (it really is easier than it looks).  It is so satisfying to see the bubbling filling and golden brown crust of a pie come out of the oven ~ always a crowd pleaser!

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to download the 99 cent Gooseberry Patch Savory Pies Cookbook.

10 Tips for Making a Perfect Crust for Any Pie

Store bought crusts are always a time-saver, but if you want a blue-ribbon pie, you need to make your crust from scratch.  It’s really not hard, and the results are fabulous when you use these tips:

1.  Start with a no-fail pie crust recipe. This recipe for Butter Flaky Pie Crust (allrecipes.com) is a favorite and will probably make you decide to never use shortening or margarine again in your baking.  The instructions are pretty easy to follow, too.

2.  Use very cold fresh butter. For the flakiest dough, chill the butter really well and cut into small pieces.  This helps keeps the butter from being over-worked when mixing the butter into the dough. If your kitchen is hot, chill the other ingredients and freeze the butter for 10 to 15 minutes before you mix it into the dough.

3. Make sure the butter is visible in the dough.  While many recipes call for you to work the butter into the flour until it resembles cornmeal, you should still see a few larger chunks of butter within the dough to insure optimum flakiness. You can use a fork, but cutting the butter into the dough is easiest when you use a pastry blender.

4. Limit the water in the recipe. Use just enough cold water so that the dough holds together when pinched.  Start with the smallest amount of water or liquid called for in the recipe. If the dough doesn’t hold together, add water by the teaspoon until it holds together.

5. Gently pat the dough into a 1″ thick round disk and chill.  Chill the dough disk at least 30 minutes before rolling.  Again, if your kitchen is warm, freeze the dough for 10 minutes to get it really cold before you start to roll it out.

6. Roll and turn the dough.  Use a floured rolling-pin to roll out the dough on a very well-floured work surface. After each roll of the pin, turn the dough 90 degrees to help prevent the dough from sticking. If the dough starts to stick to the rolling-pin or surface, re-flour the rolling-pin and/or the surface underneath the dough.

7. Roll with even pressure on the dough.  Keep the pressure of the rolling-pin even across the dough so that the edges are as thick as the center of the dough. Roll the dough out and away from yourself until the dough is evenly thick.

8. Brush milk or egg wash on the pie base and top. 
Brush the bottom crust with milk or egg white with a pastry brush (before adding the filling) to prevent the crust from getting soggy during baking.  Brush the top crust with the milk or egg wash to get a golden hue (to avoid burning, be careful not to wash the edge of the crust with the egg/milk).

9.  Avoid burning the crust by covering the pie edge with aluminum foil or a pie shield  (see below list of tools).
 Place aluminum foil strips or a pie shield (much easier than foil) around the edges of the pie before baking. Be sure to remove the foil or pie shield during the last 15 minutes of baking so the edge browns as well.

10. Place your pie plate on a baking sheet or jelly roll pan.
 The baking sheet helps brown the bottom crust evenly, makes it easier to remove the pie from the oven, and catches any pie filling that might spill.

 

My Favorite kitchen Tools for Making Pie Crusts:

Adjustable Pie Shield ~ love this for preventing burnt edges.


Adjustable rolling-pin
~ Evenly flattens dough and makes a uniform pie crust (also great for making cookie dough for cut-out cookies).

Ceramic Pie Plate ~Professional bakers recommend ceramic for pie plates since it absorbs and distributes heat evenly and bakes a crisper crust.  It really does make a difference in results!


Pastry blender ~ Mixes and cuts cold butter into flour quickly.

Pastry brush ~ Useful for brushing excess flour off
of dough and for applying egg wash.

 
99 cent pie cookbook ~ For a short time, you can get a 99 cent download of the Gooseberry Patch – 25 Savory Pie Recipes cookbook. For dessert pies you might want to check out Martha Stewart’s New Pies and Tarts cookbook.

What are your favorite things to bake at this time of year?

 

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Countdown to Thanksgiving: FREE Cookbooks and Recipes

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Thanksgiving Table Setting

If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your home and need some fresh menu ideas, there are some terrific FREE downloadable cookbooks and resources to help give you inspiration, ideas, and mouth-watering recipes for your gathering.

Here are a handful of our favorites to get you started:

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COUNTDOWN TO THANKSGIVING: FREE Dinner Table Placesetting Printable For Kids

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Just in time for the entertaining season ahead, here’s a fun & FREE printable tool from Martha Stewart to teach your children how to correctly set the table.  If you are like me, daily dinners at home rarely include a table formally set with all the various forks, glasses, etc.  With the entertaining season almost here, now is the perfect time to teach your kids table setting skills, so that they can take part in the preparations for all the upcoming festivities.

:: Go here to download and print this FREE colorful learning tool. Print the file on heavy paper or cardstock and cut out the pieces. You may even want to laminate before cutting to make the pieces extra sturdy for little hands.

:: Go here to print out the diagram below to get them started.

P.S.  If you need a refresher on which fork goes where for your next soirée or BBQ buffet, Replacements, Etc. has a handy & free guide for correctly setting the table for just about any type of meal.  Just follow the link here and you’ll be “Emily Post Etiquette” approved!

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$1 For Betty Crocker E-Cookbooks ~ Easy Slow Cooker Recipes, Fall Baking, Great Cookies, and More!

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Right now, Amazon has a fantastic deal on several Betty Crocker e-Cookbooks for 99 cents! We enjoyed perusing the cookbooks and found simple, easy to follow recipes that look worthy of sharing with friends and family.  I am looking forward to having some new Slow Cooker recipes to try this fall and the Almond Tres Leches Muffins from the Fall Baking cookbook sound, in a word ~  YUM!

Our favorite 99 Cent Betty Crocker Cookbook finds include:

   
   
   

::  Go here to find the entire list of Betty Crocker e-Cookooks available at Amazon.

Do note that if you plan to get any of these books, you might now want to wait, as we don’t know how long these will be available at this price (as you may already know, Amazon prices can change often). Also, even if you do not have a Kindle, you can still download any of these books and read them on your PC, iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, tablet or other smart phone devices (learn more below).

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TODAY ONLY: Glasslock Snapware 18-Piece Food Storage Container Set $19.99

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We have this set and can highly recommend, ESPECIALLY at this great price!

Amazon has a terrific Daily Deal on an 18-piece Glasslock food storage set, today for $19.99 (normally $39.99 and much higher if bought by the piece).  We bought this set (in a different color, about a year ago), after all the health concerns came out regarding BPA’s in plastics. I love that the seals are airtight and use the set almost every day. I’d buy them again in a heart beat, especially at this price. 

Amazon’s Product Description

These clear, stain proof glass containers feature a space saving, nesting design. Durable silicone seal provides airtight and leak proof storage. It is ideal for serving and storing, and safe for microwave cooking. Set Includes:  (1) Sm Rectangle 1.6 Cup, (2) Med Rectangle 3.5 Cup, (1) Lg Rectangle 6.3 Cup, (1) Sm Square 1.5 Cup, (1) Med Square 3.3 Cup, (1) Mini Round 0.73 Cup, (1) Sm Round 1.6 Cup, (1) Med Round 3.1 Cup.  Learn more here.

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FREE Cookbook Downloads ~ Gooseberry Patch Desserts, Healthy & Delicious Slowcooker Recipes and More

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For a limited time, Amazon Kindle has several cookbooks available for FREE download.  I downloaded the slowcooker cookbook over the weekend and found a bunch of tasty looking and easy recipes that I am bookmarking for fall (Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup, shredded buffalo chicken, and chicken & mushroom casserole).   Bon Appetite, y’all!

:: FREE Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends Brownie and Bar Recipes

:: FREE The Slow Cooker Cookbook: 87 Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Recipes for Slow Cooked Meals  by John Chatham

:: FREE Salads for Every Season: 25 Salads from Earthbound Farm

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Do note that if you plan to get these books, you might now want to wait, as we don’t know how long they will be available for free. Also, if you do not have a Kindle, you can still download these cookbooks for free and read them on your PC, iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Blackberry and other devices (learn more below).

You might also be interested in these related posts:

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*Free Kindle for iPhone/iPad/iTouch
This is the app I use to read my FREE books.  Download, here (or download directly through the Itunes App Store on your device) to be able to read Kindle books on your iPhone, iPad, or iTouch.

*FREE Kindle for PC
Download a FREE application
to read Kindle books on your PC.

*FREE Kindle Blackberry App
Get Amazon’s free Blackberry application to read Kindle books. Download yours for FREE here.

Find more Kindle apps for Mac, Android, and Windows Phone 7, here.

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June 29 – July 1 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly weekend guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
  • FREE Shakespeare in the Square at Southlake
  • FREE Dale Watson Concert at Levitt Pavilion
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class

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:: FREE Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
Friday, June 29, 2012

The songs of America will come to life, 100-voices strong when the city of Colleyville presents Red, White & Sousa. The free patriotic concert, performed by internationally acclaimed a cappella men’s chorus The Vocal Majority, will also feature the opening of Colleyville’s first gourmet food park at the Village at Colleyville.  Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about the The Vocal Majority’s a cappella performance of  Red, White & Sousa, here.
When:
  Friday, June 29, 2012. The free patriotic concert begins at 8:00PM; the gourmet food park, the first in Colleyville, opens at 6:30PM.
Where:  The Village at Colleyville located on Main Street and Colleyville Blvd. Free parking is available in the Village and at City Park (located off Bransford Road, west of City Hall).
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Grapevine Lake Fireworks Show & Summer Blast
Family Event at the Gaylord Texan

Friday, June 29, 2012 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular fireworks each Friday through the summer, now through Labor day. If you want to add some extra fun to your family evening, plan to view the fireworks from the Gaylord Texan Resort parking garage roof ~ a great viewing platform.  They will have a music DJ, games for kids, giveaways, and food and beverages for purchase.

Details, details
What: This event is for all ages. For more information about the fireworks
show, click here. For more about the Gaylord Texan event, go here.
When:
Every Friday through Labor Day
8:00-10:00PM ~ Family friendly games and activities
9:30PM ~ Fireworks over Lake Grapevine (weather permitting)
Where: Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Level 5 of the Resort Garage. Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort. Fireworks can also be viewed from any Grapevine Lake park at 9:00PM. Find a map of fireworks viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.

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:: FREE Shakespeare in the Square at Southlake Town Center
Saturday, June 30, 2012

Spend Friday evening at Southlake Town Square enjoying the Texas Creative Arts Academy production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream ~ presented FREE to the community in the Southlake Town Square gazebo. Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening with your family.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about the production and TCCA  here.
When: Saturday, June 30, 2012.  The “gates” will open at 7pm with a pre-show of entertainment. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will begin at 8pm
Where: Southlake Town Square – Rustin Pavilion (Southlake Town Square gazebo located on Main St. and Southlake Blvd.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Dale Watson Concert at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Saturday June 30, 2012

Join your family and friends at this weekend’s FREE concert at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their packed summer series of free music, dance and performing arts under the stars. The Saturday evening concert headlines a country music favorite, Dale Watson. Known for hardscrabble honky-tonk that has won him an international following, Dale Watson’s recording career spans two decades and earned him a spot in the Austin Music Hall of Fame. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy your evening. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

Details, details
What: To learn more about Dale Watson and the Levitt Pavilion’s summer concert series, click here.
Where:
Founders Plaza in Arlington, 100 W. Abram St. (Corner of Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall). View the parking map for free parking options.
When: June 30, 2012 8:008PM. See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fort Worth’s herd cowboys will present a fun and educational demonstration about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drive era of the late 1800s at Fort Worth Cow Camp. Children and adults will have the opportunity for hands on, interactive experiences including roping sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Saturday, June 30, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Where: Saddle up behind the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building,
located at 131 E. Exchange Avenue. For directions, click here. You will see the Texas longhorns and authentic Drovers and know you are in the right spot!
Cost: FREE, but Donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Family Fun ~ Outdoor & Camping Event at Bass Pro Shops
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays through July 15

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Camping and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE carousel rides, games, family photos, outdoor activities, contests and more!

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
What:
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When: 1:00 to 5:00PM ~ Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 15, 2012. For a schedule of activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week. Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, July 1, 2012, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Sunday, July 1, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for a fun Fourth of July BBQ themed technique class. Sunday’s class will teach you how to create delicious side dishes and desserts to accompany your Fourth of July celebration.  Featured recipes include  grilled sauté of greens with smoked bacon, cast-iron skillet corn bread with strawberry butter, Roger Mooking’s BBQ baked bean bruschetta and more.  Plus, if you attend Sunday’s class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.

Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When:
July 1, 2012 ~ Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to
store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.

Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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TODAY ONLY 30% OFF Your First Purchase at Gilt, The Luxury Daily Deals Discounter (Promo Code)

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Gilt Has a HOT 30% OFF New Customer Offer!

Today, when you sign up (FREE) at Gilt and make your first purchase, you’ll get 30% OFF  your first order.  Do note that the 30% OFF discount credit is only offered for new accounts, and you’ll need to use promo code MY30 at checkout to get today’s extra discount.

Our favorite Gilt bargain discovery is their Cuisinart 14-cup, large capacity food processor deal which you can get for $139.30 after the 30% OFF promotion. I have this model and love, love, LOVE it (and wish this deal was around when I bought mine ~ oh well)!  I have seen the smaller 11-cup model at Costco with an extra bowl for $250 and Amazon.com currently has this model priced at $249.   All that to say, if you need a new food processor (or know someone who does), jump on this today.  You can find this deal by signing in first, here and then going here.

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Here are a few other fun things that caught our attention in  Gilt’s discount boutiques (prices shown are before the 30% OFF).

::  An entire boutique dedicated to on trend white watches for men and women ~ in a wide range of prices, all nicely discounted (plus take 30% Off with Promo).

::  Fun learning toys from Battat, starting at $15 (plus take 30% Off with Promo).

This is barely scratching the surface of all Gilt has to offer ~ you’ll want to check out their boutiques for yourself which include designer clothes, home accessories, baby clothes, travel deals and lots more.

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Membership to Gilt is FREE, but you have to be invited to join (and you are officially invited by Frugal in Fort Worth!). Pop over to their website here to join.

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FREE Book Downloads from Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks, Ken Blanchard, Joni Eareckson Tada, and More

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For a limited time, Amazon has several ebooks available for FREE download through Amazon Kindle. There is something for just about everyone ~ terrific cookbooks from Gooseberry Patch, a book on leadership from Ken Blanchard (NY Times Best selling author of the One Minute Manager), an encouraging book from Christian author Joni Eareckson Tada, and several more.

:: FREE Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends Chicken Recipes

:: FREE Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends Brownie and Bar Recipes

:: FREE A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty  by Joni Eareckson Tada

:: FREE Leading at a Higher Level by Ken Blanchard

:: FREE Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know by Hamilton Mabie

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Do note that if you plan to get these books, you might now want to wait as we don’t know how long they will be available for free. Also, if you do not have a Kindle, you can still download these cookbooks for free and read them on your PC, iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Blackberry and other devices (learn more below).

Other FREE available books to download (Kindle Editions):

Again, make sure these are still free, as prices change all the time on Amazon.  There are lots of other FREE books available anytime for download,  including a lot of great classics (go here).

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*Free Kindle for iPhone/iPad/iTouch
This is the app I use to read my FREE books.  Download, here (or download directly through the Itunes App Store on your device) to be able to read Kindle books on your iPhone, iPad, or iTouch.

*FREE Kindle for PC
Download a FREE application
to read Kindle books on your PC.

*FREE Kindle Blackberry App
Get Amazon’s free Blackberry application to read Kindle books. Download yours for FREE here.

Find more Kindle apps for Mac, Android, and Windows Phone 7, here.

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GREAT DEAL: $5 Magazine Subscriptions ~ Better Homes & Gardens, Parenting, Health, Road & Track and 11 More Popular Titles

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Amazon is hosting their annual $5 Magazine Sale, now through June 17. You can choose from 15 titles (some perfect for Father’s Day from the kids), including: 

Magazine  Magazine

Magazine Magazine

Magazine Magazine

Magazine Magazine

Savings Tip:  Magazine purchases will work as a great filler to get the FREE Shipping when you spend $25 or more at Amazon. Add your magazine to your “cart” with any other small ticket items you might have, and pay for them in one transaction.  Learn more here.

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FREE Gooseberry Patch Summer Entertaining Cookbooks

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For a limited time, Gooseberry Patch is offering two terrific cookbooks Dips & Spreads  and Brownie and Bar Recipes ~ available for FREE download through Amazon Kindle. These timely free cookbooks have a lot of great-looking recipes that look perfect for taking to your next summer picnic or gathering.

Do note that if you plan to get these books, you might now want to wait as we don’t know how long they will be available for free. Also, if you do not have a Kindle, you can still download these cookbooks for free and read them on your PC, iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Blackberry and other devices (learn more below).

Other FREE available books to download (Kindle Editions):

Again, make sure these are still free, as prices change all the time on Amazon.  There are lots of other FREE books available anytime for download,  including a lot of great classics (go here).

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*Free Kindle for iPhone/iPad/iTouch
This is the app I use to read my FREE books.  Download, here (or download directly through the Itunes App Store on your device) to be able to read Kindle books on your iPhone, iPad, or iTouch.

*FREE Kindle for PC
Download a FREE application
to read Kindle books on your PC.

*FREE Kindle Blackberry App
Get Amazon’s free Blackberry application to read Kindle books. Download yours for FREE here.

Find more Kindle apps for Mac, Android, and Windows Phone 7, here.

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Grand Opening for Trader Joes in Fort Worth & Home Goods in Southlake

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A couple of upcoming store grand openings dates are on our radar (and they should be on yours too!):

:: Home Goods Grand Opening, May 20 in Southlake: We are THRILLED to have a Home Goods store opening in N. Tarrant County (finally, after all these years, we have a location closer than Los Colinas!). If you’ve been in a Home Goods store before, enough said.  If not, this is a great store to find almost anything to accessorize the home or complete your kitchen ~ from name brand cookware to lamps, bedding, rugs, furniture, small appliances, gourmet food and bunches more.  With a constantly rotating inventory, the store sells items at deep discounted prices, and many of their items are brands you will recognize (i.e. Ralph Lauren, Calphalon, Cuisinart, Yankee Candle, OXO, etc.). I look forward to running into you at this new location  (Southlake, 200 North Kimball Suite 228 ~ between 114 & Southlake Blvd).

:: Trader Joe’s Grand Opening,  June 15 in Fort Worth: We’ve heard about the California-based Trader Joe’s grocery chain for years.  They have a reputation for offering good food, cheap prices, and providing a shopping environment and staff that is ridiculously friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to finally stepping into Trader Joe’s for the first time and checking out their inaugural Texas store location (Fort Worth, 2711 S. Hulen St.).

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P.S.  Thanks to wonderful Courtney W. for the additional info!
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