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$20 for an All-Day Game Pass to GameWorks in Schaumburg from Groupon (reg $45.00)!

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Spend your Christmas vacation playing games for better than half price! Groupon is offering $20 for an All-Day Game Pass to GameWorks in Schaumburg (a $45 value)! Each all-day pass grants a single user unlimited access to hundreds of interactive games, valid from the first swipe until the arcade closes that day. Not valid for ticket, prize, photo and card dispensing games.

Groupon expires 90 days after purchase and is Limit 2 per person, but you may buy 10 additional as gifts.

Sign up for a day of games at GameWorks in Schaumburg here!


Christy
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Persimmon Pudding Recipe – Regular and Gluten Free!

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Here’s a recipe my family has been making for Christmas for many years. I’m re-posting this for all you new readers (welcome!) and for those of you who may want to try it this year but might need some extra time to get your mold and all the ingredients together. I make this pudding gluten-free, but you can use regular flour. The results are surprisingly similar! This dessert is called a Pudding because the dough is steamed, not baked, but the end result is very much like a moist bread (almost like a carrot cake, but better). This recipe is a bit involved and does take some time to prepare, but it is a special occasion sort of treat so well worth the effort! Everyone in our family looks forward to this Pudding. The original recipe came from Nancy Reagan, who made this for her own family at Christmastime.

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Persimmon Pudding Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour OR 1 cup gluten-free flour blend with 1 tsp Xanthan gum
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup persimmon pulp – 3 or 4 very ripe
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons warm water
3 Tablespoons Brandy
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts (we use walnuts)

Brandy Whipped Cream Sauce Ingredients
1 egg
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
dash salt
1 Tablspoon Brandy
1 cup heavy or whipping cream

Note: the gluten-free flour blend used in this recipe was made with 1 1/2 cups sorghum flour, 1 1/2 cups potato starch, and 1 cup tapioca starch.

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Peel the persimmons by removing the skin with a sharp knife.

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Puree the persimmons in a blender.

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Stir together the sugar and melted butter. Combine flour with cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; add to butter mixture. Add persimmon pulp, baking soda dissolved in warm water, 3 Tablespoons brandy and vanilla. Add lightly beaten eggs, mixing thoroughly but gently. Add raisins and nuts, stirring until mixed.

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Place the batter in a prepared covered 2-quart steamer mold. You can find these at specialty food shops, or you can get one through Amazon, where they’re running $19.82 with Free shipping with Prime.

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To prepare the mold, grease with butter and then spray with cooking spray.

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Place covered mold in a large covered dutch oven. Fill the dutch oven with water, making sure water level goes up to but does not go over the top. Cover the dutch oven, ensuring the lid can fit snugly over the covered mold. Set heat to high until water boils. Once the water boils, reduce heat to medium-low and steam for 2 1/2 hours. Check water level occasionally, adding more when necessary. Do not open mold until the full 2 1/2 hours have elapsed.

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When 2 1/2 hours have elapsed, remove covered mold from dutch oven and take off the cover. Let rest on stove top for 10 minutes. Then remove to rack by gently turning the mold upside down.

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In the meantime, prepare Brandy Whipped Cream sauce. Beat egg until light and fluffy. Beat in butter, confectioner’s sugar, salt, and brandy. Beat whipping cream until stiff; gently fold into first mixture. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Stir before spooning on pudding.

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Enjoy :-)


Christy
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Coupon Insert Preview for 12/21/2014: No Inserts This Weekend!

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

There are no expected inserts this weekend in the 12/21/2014 Sunday newspaper. Enjoy the extra time to wrap gifts, bake cookies, and prepare for the Holidays!


Christy
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Free Gooseberry Patch Kid-Friendly Sun-Maid Raisin eCookbook!

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

FREE Cookbook: Gooseberry Patch Fall Favorite with Sun-Maid Raisins & Dried Fruit

Looking forward to spending some quality time with your kids in the kitchen this holiday season? Get a Free Gooseberry Patch Fall Favorite with Sun-Maid Raisins and Dried Fruit eCookbook! This book is filled with kid-friendly recipes.

Get this Freebie here!


Christy
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12pk Coca Cola Brand Sparkling Soda 30 Points from My Coke Rewards!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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Update: This is Limit 8, so stock up! Consider saving these Free coupons for later in January, 2015, when we traditionally see many deals on soda for the SuperBowl sales!

Get a coupon good for a Free 12 Pack of Coke for 30 points over on My Coke Rewards! You’ll receive a coupon good for one 12-pack of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Sprite, Fanta, Pibb Extra, Vault, Mello Yello, Barq’s or Fresca.

Get this deal here!


Christy
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The Body Shop: Free Shipping (no minimum) + Treat Cubes for $5.40!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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The Body Shop is offering Free shipping (no minimum) today, with guaranteed delivery by Christmas! There are some great deals, including these Treat Cubes for $5.40 (reg $9.00) that contain 2 oz Shower Cream, 2 oz Body Whip, and a Mini Crinkle Bath Lily. Plus, a portion of the proceeds will go to help provide children lessons in war-torn areas. And there are nine different scents to choose from!

See all the deals at The Body Shop here!


Christy
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Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Life Tickets 50% off from Groupon!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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How about a day of fun in the snow? You can save big on a day of skiing with this deal from Groupon! Take up to 50% off a lift ticket for The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin! This deal gets you a full day of skiing on a resort with 18 ski runs for all levels of skiers! Choose from four options:

  • $29 for a lift ticket for one, valid on Saturday, February 21 ($49 value)
  • $29 for a lift ticket for one, valid on Saturday, March 7($49 value)
  • $26 for a lift ticket for one, valid on any Friday, Sunday after 1 p.m., or Monday ($49 value)
  • $14 for a lift ticket for one, valid on any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday ($28 value)

“From the summit of “The Mountain Top”, skiers can survey much of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa’s sprawling, 1,300-acre property. Three miles from the shores of Geneva Lake, the AAA Four Diamond resort entertains visitors with an indoor water park and 18 ski runs that zigzag down the mountain. Spread across 30 acres, those slopes are the clear stars during winter, when a combination of Mother Nature and the resort’s own snowmaking equipment keep the terrain well-covered for days of skiing and snowboarding. Instructors can help newbies traverse the terrain between breaks in the Leinenkugels Mountain Top Lodge to relax and soak in the scenery.”

Get your lift ticket here!


Christy
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High Value $4/1 Osteo Bi-Flex Printable Coupon!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Print this new $4/1 Osteo Bi-Flex or Osteo Bi-Flex Edge Products Printable coupon! There are no size restrictions on this coupon, and this product goes on BOGO Free sale quite often at the drugstores! Hold for a sale, as this one doesn’t expire until 1/30/2015!

Print $4/1 Osteo Bi-Flex here!


Christy
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$5 in Free Groupon Bucks wyb $25 eGift Card to Any One of 19 Retailers and Restaurants!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

 




Get $5.00 in Free Groupon bucks when you buy any participating $25 eGift card!

Participating retailers/restaurants include: CVS Pharmacy, Whole Foods, Red Robin, Barnes & Noble, American Eagle, Chili’s, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Sephora, Foot Locker, Regal Entertainment, TGI Fridays, Brinker Restaurants, Bass Pro Shops, iHop, Buca di Beppo, Steak n Shake, Lands End, and Burlington Coat Factory!

Gift cards never expire, but the Groupon bucks expire in 14 days.

Get this deal here!


Christy
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$25 for a $25 eGift Card + Large One-Topping Pizza at Papa John’s from Groupon!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Save on pizza takeout with this offer from Groupon! Get $25 for one $25 eGift card plus one large one-topping pizza over at Papa John’s Pizza. If you’re ordering the pizza anyway, it’s like getting the one-topping large pizza Free! Plus, the eGift card does not expire and may used across multiple orders. Valid at participating Papa John’s pizza restaurants and online at papajohns.com. Note you will receive two email messages when you purchase this Groupon – one for the $25 eGift card and one for the Free large pizza!

Sign up for pizza from Papa John’s here!


Christy
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