Make your own cookie cutters

 

 

 

 

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Do you want a way to customize your cookies ? Then make your own cookie cutters ! With a few easy steps, you can make your own cookie cutters in creative shapes that you can personalize for any occasion.

 

Make your own  Cookie Cutters

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things you will need:

 

  • Gloves 
  • Disposable Aluminum Pans
  • Heavy Duty Scissors
  • Ruler Glue Or Tape

 

 

Safety gloves

 

Disposable Aluminum Pans

 

 

Heavy duty Scissors

 

 

Ruler

 

 

 

 

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Using safety gloves,with you’re heavy duty scissors; cut the sides off the pan.

 

 

 

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When closing your cookie cutter, over lap the ends of the strips, and using staple or glue to seal it together more then once.

 

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I made a oval shape. But, you can use pens or cups to help curves.

 

1.Using a disposable Aluminum Pans draw straight lines onto the bottom the pan, marking lengthwise. Use a ruler or something with a straight edge. Mark the lines at least 1″ apart and use the bottom of the surface as much as possible.

2. Using safety gloves,with you’re heavy duty scissors; cut the sides off the pan. Next , cut out the strips that were drawn on the bottom of the pan. {Be very careful while cutting}

 

3.Design: Figure out what kind of shape or design that you want. Draw the shape of cookie cutter that you would like to create on a sheet of paper. Or a picture, and cut out the shape. The perimeter of your cookie cutter can be no longer than your longest strip. For a guideline, cut a piece of string the length of your strips and use it to measure around the perimeter of your design. Using the string, hold it up to the strips, to measure it to see if it is long enough. Allow 1″- 2″ of the strip, so you have enough material for curves and to close cutters when you’ve finished shaping them.

 

4.Take one of the 1″ strips and start shaping and molding it around the design. Helpful tips:

 

                      Use pens or cups to help curves.

 

                      Use a ruler to create different angles.

 

 

 

5.When closing your cookie cutter, over lap the ends of the strips, and using staple or glue to seal it together more then once.

 

 

6.You will have nicks, so you need to file it down with a metal file. Fold over the edges { about 1/8 inch/3.1} This will provide a surface that will not be sharp so you don’t cut yourself . Please, make sure you wash and dry thoroughly, before using.

 

 

 

Adapted from:

http://www.wikihow.com › … › Crafts › Metalwork and Wire Projects

http://www.instructables.com/id/make-your-own-cookie-cutters

 

 

 

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Tara & T.J’s Thrifty Thursday

 

Thrifty Thursday's  $ 40 & under sale items

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$ 40 & under sale items

Today’s  Thrifty Thursday nothing over $40.00 deals.  A Crock-pot 7-Quart programmable slow cooker  $34.92 from walmart.  iKANOO BT012 Portable Bluetooth Speaker $11.99.  A 50 Pair Shoe Rack   for $19.99 at 1Sale free shipping.  a Free Clinique 7-pc. Spring Gift with $27 Clinique Purchase at  Bon Ton free shipping.  L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Eye Illuminator Eyeliner, Black Quartz, 0.048 Ounces   .94 cent. plus, 6pm.com sale on PUMA Kitara Polka Dot 2 for $30, Caribbean Joe women’s shirt $19.99, Nike slam skirt $24.99 and so much more !

 

 

 

 

 

Thrifty Thursday $ 40.00 & under sale

Walmart

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Crock-Pot 20-Ounce Lunch Crock Food Warmer in Pink,  $15

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Tara & T.J’s Thrifty Thursday

 

 

Welcome, back ! I have soooo Many fab deals this week. Coupon code:  Amazon take 20% of spring arrivals,worlds kitchen$ 10 off on $ 100.00 purchase, Kohl’s get .99 cent shipping on clearance items Limited time only ! Two great deals from Jones New York: Free Shipping is valid on orders of $99 or more through May 4, 2014. Or  Join Jones New York and get JNY Rewards. It includes Free shipping & returns and 10% off of any purchase. Plus, more fab deals from Bath & body works, Finish line, sears and more.

 

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I have plenty of deals for you today . Electronics, women & men apparel, women’s ugg shoes. Nordstom men’s dress shirts 75% off. Game of Thrones: season 2 Blue-ray/DVD combo + digital copy. $29.99.  Cuisine coffee grinder brewing system $ 22.99.  Cottonelle flushable cleansing cloth care refill 336 $13.89. Chicken of the sea skinless & Boneless Pink salmon pack of 12 for $12.36.

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Warehouse Sale Up To 80% Off + An Extra 50% Off

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (2003)

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Kiss My Face Toothpaste, Sensitive, 3.4 Ounce

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Quaker Instant Oats, 4 Pack on Sale

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Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge, 21 Count

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Huggies Simply Clean Baby Wipes, Refill, 648 Count

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Nordstom 75% Off 1901 Men’s Dress Shirts

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Brita Water Filter Pitcher Replacement Filters, 6 Count

Brita Water Filter Pitcher Replacement Filters, 6 Count $25 at Amazon.com

Chicken of the Sea Premium Skinless & Boneless Pink Salmon, 2.5 oz. (Pack of 12)

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Olay Pro-X, Regenerist & Total Effects Facial Moisturizers on Sale

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Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix, 20-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4)

Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix, 20-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4) $7.52 at Amazon.com

Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (2012)

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Nivea Face Care, Body Washes & Lotions on Sale

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Swiffer 360 Disposable Cleaning Dusters Unscented Starter Kit (Pack of 3)

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Barbara’s Organic Snackimals Cereal, Cinnamon Crunch, 9 Ounce

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Buy One Lipton, Get One 50% Off

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Ghirardelli 4 or 6 Pack Chocolates on Sale

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Conair Cuisine Coffee Grinder Brewing System, From the Makers of Cuisinart

Conair Cuisine Coffee Grinder Brewing System, From the Makers of Cuisinart   $22.49 at Bon Ton

Gillette Venus Bikini Kit

Gillette Venus Bikini Kit   $4.44 at Amazon.com

Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths Fresh Care Refill, 336 Count

Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths Fresh Care Refill, 336 Count $13.89 at Amazon.com

Women’s UGG Lonna on Sale & Boots

UGG Lonna on Sale & Boots $140 $42 at 6pm.com

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10 Ways to save money on food shopping

 

 

 

 

10 money saving tips

10 money saving tips

10 Ways to Save Money on Food Shopping

How to eat cheap  despite rising grocery costs.

You’re paying more these days not only at the gas pump but also at the grocery store. Blame it on rising oil prices, disappointing crop yields, global warming, or the weak dollar. What it all means is that you need to find smart ways to save. These expert tips and strategies can help you slash your grocery costs without sacrificing nutrition.

1. Plan Ahead  

“Take inventory of what you have on hand so you don’t overbuy. Create a detailed shopping list based on your needs and weekly menu plan, and take into account how you plan on using leftovers

                                                     

Have a light snack before you go shopping, and stick to your grocery list to help avoid impulse purchases or costly mistakes like falling for the displays at the end of the aisles.

Before you plan your weekly menu, check the ads to see what’s on sale and use coupons to take advantage of sales and money-saving coupons. You can even sign up online to receive coupons and email alerts from your favorite grocers.

2. Make Healthy Choices — They’re Cheaper

Eating healthier foods can actually save you money, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The researchers found that when families went on weight loss diets, they not only lost weight but reduced their food budgets.

You can get more for your money if you consider the nutritional value of food for the price. For example, sodas and flavored drinks deliver mostly empty calories and could easily be replaced with less expensive sparkling water with a splash of a 100% fruit juice like cranberry.”The ideal food is nutrient-dense not calorie-dense, and the least expensive may be fresh, frozen, or canned,”

Berry Season in the Belle Province

Berry Season in the Belle Province (Photo credit: ayngelina)

Craving something sweet?

Save money by passing on calorie-dense cakes and cookies. Instead, opt for seasonal fruit. Fruit is fat-free, high in nutrients and fiber, and a natural energizer.”

Look for sales or coupons for light ice cream or nonfat frozen yogurt to enjoy with your fruit and you have a delicious, fat-free, low-calorie dessert.

 

 

 

3. Buy Produce in Season

Check the food section in your newspaper to find the best buys for the week based on fresh produce in season.

Ontario Produce

Food in season is usually priced to sell. During the summer months, corn on the cob can cost as little as 10 cents an ear; at other times of the year, it may cost 10 times as much. Also, shop your local farmers’ market for great deals on local produce; the prices won’t include shipping costs.

 

 

4. Use Sales and Coupons

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I live by my coupons. They will help you save alot. Planning meals around what’s on sale can lower your grocery bills, especially if you also use coupons. Just make sure they’re for items you would buy anyway. Sunday newspapers are full of coupons and sales circulars to get you started. It’s also a good idea to stock up on staples when they’re on sale. “Buy one, get one free” is basically a technique to get you to buy twice as much as you need at half the price. At some markets, though, the product rings up half-price — so you don’t have to buy more than one to get the savings. Use your freezer to store sale items that can be used at a later date.

5. Think Outside the Brown Bag       

{Brown-Bag it}

 

 

Making lunch and taking it with you is a great money-saver and an excellent use of leftovers for meals at work, school, or wherever your destination.

    

“Packing your lunch not only saves you money, but you can control all the ingredients so they are healthy and low in calories.

 

Be Creative

                                                                          

Pack a simple sandwich, salad, soup, wrap, or a hearty snack of cheese. Use freezer packs and containers to keep food at the proper temperature unless you have access to a refrigerator.

6. Think Frozen, Canned, or Dried

Next time you’re gathering ingredients for a recipe, try using frozen, canned, or dried foods. They may be less expensive than fresh, yet they are equally nutritious. Produce is typically frozen, canned, or dried at the peak of ripeness when nutrients are plentiful. Fish and poultry are often flash-frozen to minimize freezer damage and retain freshness.

                           

With frozen foods, you can use only the amount you need, reseal the package, and return it to the freezer. If it’s properly stored, there’s no waste.

Canned foods are often sitting in a bath of juice, syrup, or salty water and usually require rinsing.

 Dried fruits are concentrated in flavor and a great substitute for fresh fruit. Also consider using powdered or evaporated versions of milk in soups, casseroles, mashed potatoes, or desserts. Buy the form that gives you the best price for your needs. 

7. Save on Protein Foods

When possible, substitute inexpensive vegetarian sources such as beans, eggs, tofu, and legumes for more expensive meat, fish, or poultry. Eat vegetarian once a week or more to increase your consumption of healthy plant foods while saving money.

                                                                                                                                                      

Eggs are an excellent, inexpensive source of protein that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You could also try using a smaller portion of meat, fish, or poultry and extending the dish with whole grains, beans, eggs, or vegetables. When you do buy meat, choose smaller portions of lean cuts. For example, lean cuts of beef are those that include the terms “loin” or “round.” (You can tenderize lean cuts of meat mechanically or by marinating them.)

You can also buy a whole chicken and cut it up instead of paying the butcher to do it for you or buy the cheaper “family pack” and portion it into airtight freezer bags.

8. Waste Not, Want Not

Before you toss perishable food into your grocery cart, think about exactly how you’ll use it.

Using leftover vegetables, poultry, or meat in soups, stews, salads, and casseroles minimizes cost and demonstrates your creativity in the kitchen. For example, have a roasted chicken for dinner one night and use the leftovers for dinner the next night. Try topping a bed of fresh greens with vegetables, fruits, and slices of leftover chicken. Add a loaf of whole-grain bread, and presto! You’ve got a nutritious meal in minutes. You can also eat leftovers for breakfast or take them with you for lunch

9. Go Generic     

Consider buying store brands instead of pricier national brands. “All food manufacturers follow standards to provide safe food and beverage products of high quality,” says Robert Earl, director of nutrition policy for the Grocery Manufacturer Association. Many grocery companies buy national-brand products made to their specifications and simply put their own label on the products. Read the ingredient list on the label to be sure you’re getting the most for your money.

                                                                                                  

Ingredients are listed in order by weight. So when you’re buying canned tomatoes, look for a product that lists tomatoes, not water, as the first ingredient.

                                                                                             

Also look for simpler versions of your favorite foods. For example, buy oatmeal or simple flaked or puffed cereals that contain fewer additives and are less expensive (and often healthier) than fancier cereals.

10. Buy Prepackaged Only if You Need It/Buy and Cook In Bulk     

Unless you have a coupon or the item is on sale, buying prepackaged, sliced, or washed products comes with a higher price tag. Still, people living alone may find that smaller sizes of perishable products or bags of prepared produce eliminate waste and fit their needs best, despite the extra cost. You can also save money (and boost nutrition) by passing up the aisles with processed foods, cookies, snack foods, and soda.

                                                             

Joining a bulk shopping club like Sam’s, Costco, or BJ’s can be cost-effective if you frequent the club regularly. Bulk purchases can be a great way to save money — as long as they get used. You might also look in your community for shopping cooperatives that sell food in bulk at a substantial savings. Cooking in bulk can save both money and time, “Prepare food in bulk and freeze it in family-sized portions, which saves time in the kitchen,” she suggests. For example, making a big batch of tomato sauce will be less expensive (and probably tastier) than buying it.

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Tara & T.J’s Thrifty Thursday

Lots of saving this week. Top items deals are the full body massage pad save $ 20.00 on it. Save $2.00 on Axe peace & Harmony products.  Save 20% on Spressoluxe Single serve Expresso capsule brewer. Save $2.00 on any Keeki Pure beauty items. And, save 20 % of on No Pudge fat free brownie mix, and more !

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