Last week Albertsons had some killer deals, especially on the Post cereals. I really wanted to take advantage of all the deals to the fullest and stock the pantry. The only way to get the best deal was to have more than one coupon. This is what I like to call EXTREME couponing: getting the most of a good deal using multiple coupons. So I tried out something I learned from Rachel in the Couponing Class. I got online and ordered multiple coupons from Manufacturers Coupons. I found coupons for $1 off two boxes of Post Cereals and ordered 10 of them at .08 each. Since the minimum order needs to be $2, I found other great coupons I would use to get my minimum order. I paid $2.71 (including tax and shipping) for $26 worth of coupons I would USE!! It was pretty cool. I ordered them on a Wednesday and they came in the mail on Friday, all clipped and ready to go. It was awesome! This allowed me to get the best deal and add to the food storage. I will be visiting Manufactures Coupons often. It was a fabulous experience. A HUGE thanks to Rachel for sharing this wonderful site with me.
Do you ever picture yourself eating a slice of Italian bread you know the type with the crunchy outside and soft and delicate inside. Well this is the recipe for you and I have found the secret to getting the perfect crust!! Crusty Italian Bread makes 2 loaves 1 1/3 cups warm water 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast 1 Tablespoon brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 4 cups flour Place warm water, yeast and brown sugar in mixing bowl. Stir and let stand for a few minutes until it start to bubble and foam a bit. Add olive oil and salt. Mix and add the flour gradually. You want to add enough that the dough comes away from the sides of the bowl. You want to mix it with the dough hook for a few minutes. Cover and let the dough rise until doubled about 30 minutes. Punch down dough and divide in two and form into two loaves (I doubled the recipe this time.) Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat