Monthly Archives September 2011

Thanks to Everyone…

September 27, 2011 Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

who checked-out the Great Groupon that was posted over the weekend.  I’ll keep you informed about future Great Groupons available ONLY through Groupon affiliates, like me, the grocery girl.

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Would you like to be privy to upcoming GREAT GROUPONS…

September 24, 2011 Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

only available through Groupon affiliates!  Don’t forget to click on the “fb” button to the far left on this site.  This will automatically subscribe you to the grocery girl’s facebook page.  (That’s where she puts privileged information.)   

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Great Groupon!

September 23, 2011 Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

Check it out!  -Not interested?  Please send your friends to so they can check out the deal.  Don’t forget to “like” us on facebook.  (See the buttons to the far left.)

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Sloppy Joe Goulash

September 23, 2011 Corresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

By far one of the most inexpensive and easiest to prepare meals I make is sloppy joe goulash.  A true Hungarian goulash usually contains potatoes – my goulash does not.  If the truth were to be known, I just enjoy calling it goulash.  You may feel like you’re making Hamburger Helper when you make it.  (It’s that easy to make and does contain ground beef or turkey.)  Rest assured though, you are really cooking.  You’re just taking a little bit of help from the store in the form of Hunt’s Manwich Sauce, Bold, plus a few other ingredients.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of diced green and/or red bell pepper
  • 1 standard sized package of ground turkey or beef
  • 1 can of Hunt’s Manwich Sauce, Bold
  • 8 oz. of whole grain pasta, like rigatoni or penne
  • as much pepper-jack or your favorite cheese ...
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Little Grocery List – Roasted Country Style Ribs

September 15, 2011 Little Grocery ListsShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

  • 1 – 1 1/2 lbs. country-style pork ribs (bone-in or boneless)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 onion (not scallions)
  • your favorite bbq sauce (We like Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey flavored bbq sauce.)
  • liquid smoke (optional)
  • lemon pepper (optional)
  • garlic salt (optional)
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Roasted Country Style Ribs: Bone-In or Out

September 14, 2011 Corresponding RecipesMake Ahead MadnessShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  One comment

Yes, you can still use your outdoor grill.  I’m all for using it ALL YEAR LONG.  However, as the temperature outside drops, I’m more inclined to turn on the oven.  But I still have a great affinity for bbq.  So what’s a grocery girl to do?  I found this recipe for Oven Barbecued Country Style Ribs on another blogger’s site:


and, let me tell you, the method for cooking these ribs is genius!  Feel free to use your favorite sauce when making the ribs.  I used our fave flavor of Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce (Honey flavored) and the ribs were delectable.  Enjoy!

*Hints: Add 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. of liquid smoke to your sauce for smokier flavored ribs...

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Transporting Cookies

September 6, 2011 Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

I’m bothering to write this post at all because my husband and I don’t own a lot of Tupperware type stuff.  When it comes time to bring cookies someplace, I have to be creative.  This is the best solution I’ve come up with thus far and thought it might also be helpful to some of my other cookie toting friends out there.

Line a serving tray with foil so that the handles are not covered.  If your serving tray has sides that come up around the edges of it, you’ll only need to line the bottom of it with foil.  If your serving tray is of the flatter variety, I recommend wrapping the foil around the sides of the tray and then taping the foil to the bottom of the tray so that the foil doesn’t slip around.  (See photos)

Now, once your cookies are cooled, you can place them on the foil on th...

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