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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

How would you like $100 Grocery Store Gift Card?

Cellfire is giving away a $100 grocery store gift card of your choice to one lucky reader!

Between now and June 30th you can enter once per person to win the gift card.

First off for those who don’t know, Cellfire is a site where you can add coupons to your grocery store cards.

Some of the best item coupons you can add to your store cards are Nature Valley products, Bisquik  and Yoplait Fiber One multipacks.  These often go on sale at several stores and with the Cellfire loaded coupons and store sales you can save a bundle and stock up.

To enter: Leave a comment with an original recipe containing at least one of the above items. While you are at it don’t forget to load coupons to your store cards from Cellfire.

Entries will be taken until Friday, July 2. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information. 


Kristin K. said...

One of my favorite breakfasts are whole wheat frozen waffles, cooked, then topped with Fiber One Strawberry Yogurt, and half of a Nature Valley Honey and Oats Bar crumbled over top.

I love loading Cellfire coupons onto my Kroger card, especially since they are for products I use on a daily basis. Thanks for the chance to win!!


Janet said...

I love to use bisquik to make Blueberry Pancakes and I serve them for Breakfast or Dinner.

I like to use the Yoplait yogurts to make smoothies for myself and the children.Put one cup strawberries in blender 3 bananas cut up, add one 16 oz. cup of milk.One cup of yogurt. Make great smoothies.
Bisquick Coffee Cake
So, here’s how to make the deliciously famous Bisquick coffee cake. You’ll be amazed at how simple this recipe is and how fast you can whip one up.

First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Get your round, 9 x 1 ½ inch pan ready by greasing it. Next, make your Streusel topping and set it aside:

•1/3 cup Bisquick
•1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
•1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (I like to add a bit more since I love cinnamon!)
•2 tablespoons of margarine or butter
Mix the first three ingredients together. Then cut in the margarine with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly.

For the batter you’ll need:

•2 cups of Bisquick
•2 tablespoons of sugar
•2/3 cup of milk
•1 egg
Mix all the batter ingredients together and spread in your prepared pan. Now sprinkle that with the Streusel topping. If you’d like, you can take a butter knife and zig-zag it through the topping for a marbled effect.

Pop it in the oven and bake it for 18 to 22 minutes. It should look golden brown on top when it’s done. Let it cool for just a few minutes so it will come out of the pan nicely, but to experience this coffee cake at it’s best, it should really be served warm

Anonymous said...

i would buy gro for my daughters who are married and could use some free groceries.

Mommy23 said...

Not sure it's original. I'm not much of a cook but I love making salads. I always crumble up Nature Valley granola bars on top of my salad. Add any veggies you choose and then top it with the following salad dressing:
1/3 cup olive oil
1 T Red wine vinaigrette
1 T & 1t of sugar
dash of dry mustard
1/4 t of garlic and onion powder
*Shake well.

Melissa said...

I love making a yogurt sundae. I take a banana and slice it up, top with yogurt and granola. Sometimes I'll add other fruits depending on what is in season.

Melissa B

Natalie said...

I love to make pupmkin chocolate chip pancakes with the bisquick. Just substitute 100% pumpkin (in the can) for the liquids in the recipe to make the pancakes and then add chocolate chips and a little bit of pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg. Yumm-O!! I could definitely use a grocery gift card, as we all could. :)

Robyn said...

nature valley have some of our favorite products! we often make smoothies or protein shakes and love to top them off with the nut clusters or crunchy granola bars:

2 scoops fav protein powder
1/2 cup h20 or fav fruit juice
1 4-8oz container yogurt (yopliat fiber one works great)
pinch ground flax seed
1 cup banana, mango, berries (whatever fruit)
2 cups ice

blend away and add nature valley granola bars or nut clusters crushed as you pour in glasses.


we use bisquick to make a honey coating for hot dogs for a corn dog like treat

ashley hudson said...

I love bisquik, its easy to use. I usually would make my homemade choclate chip,blueberry and cranberry. It's the best.
I'm glad to have the chance to win.


one frugal lady said...

Every morning, we eat fruit mixed up with yogurt, like fiber one, and add in granola on top!
This would be such a blessing to win!

Marci said...

We like to use the Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt to make healthy smoothies. We blend it together with a bunch of different fuits and some protein powder to make it a great after workout snack.

For a dessert we will add Nature Valley granola or granola bars crumbled up with soem whole fruit mixed in, to make a parfait--kind of like McDonalds yougurt parfait.

Donna said...

Well, this is not a recipe that the general public will like or need, but it works for us. My youngest daughter is g-tube fed and this is something for her.

1 Fiber One yogurt
3 frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 tsp Benefiber
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup almonds
1/2 cup carrots
Water to thin as needed.

Blend together in the Vitamix and it's ready.

Jenny said...

Not very original or really a recipe but sometimes I add yogurt in with my breakfast cereal instead of milk. Granolas and cereal like 'Honey Bunches of Oats' are best for that in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

I love the little Fiber one yogurt cups for my classroom. I am a French teacher, and sometimes we play French number bingo. Those little cups hold the chips for each student. I have a flat low tray type box with all the cups spread out, so they are easy to pass out.

As far as recipes, you can open a yogurt, put in a popsicle stick , and freeze for a healthy "popsicle".
g l mixon at msn. com

Lauren said...

We use yogurt for breakfast wraps, I love the Fiber one yogurt!

Mix granola and yogurt in a bowl. Get a tortilla and add honey and/or peanut butter. Put the granola/yogurt mix on top. Slice a banana on top and roll it up. Great breakfast and works if you need to run out the door!

Lori Sifuentes said...

I love using yoplait yogurt in my morning smoothies. Take any yogurt and frozen fruit to make a smoothie.


Christina Smith said...

We love to eat yogurt like Fiber One with frozen blueberries and granola!

Hope I win because this would really help us out!

flemishe said...

I make strawberry shortcake with the bisquick.

2 1/3 cups Bisquick baking mix
3 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
3 Tbsp sugar

Heat oven to 425°F. Stir baking mix, melted butter, milk, and 3 Tbsp of sugar in a mixing bowl until soft dough forms. Drop by 6 spoonfuls on to a greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 6 biscuits.

Mel said...

We love to make BBQ cups, you just make the Bisquick biscuits like it says on side of box. Take a muffin tin and spray with cooking spray and spread out the biscuits. You brown 1 lb of ground beef or chicken, add a cup of BBQ sauce and 1 T of brown sugar. Take that mixture and place it in the biscuits and top with cheese, bake 375 for 12 minutes. All four of my kids love these so we have them a lot.

Robin said...

Baked Fried Chicken
1 egg slightly beaten
1 cup biscuick
4 leg quarters cut up

preheat oven to 425.

dip chicken pieces in egg then roll them in the biscuick.

bake for 1 hour, high altitude bake for one hour and 15 minutes to onr hour and 30 minutes.

Melinda said...

Cinnamon Drop Biscuits

2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Heat oven to 425°F.

2. Stir all ingredients in medium bowl until soft dough forms. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with additional sugar, if desired.

3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Thanks for the contest!

Anonymous said...

my recipe is simple.

i use the bisquick coffeecake recipe, but double the topping.

that makes it wonderful!

seedlady at yahoo dot com

hi, jane!

elle-tn said...

My family loves to chop up a nature valley granola bar and pour it over oatmeal

apple said...

favorite family yogurt smoothie recipe:
1 cont. rasp yogurt (can use other flavors)
1 cup milk
2 cups ice
1 cup fruit of choice
Blend in vitamix blender, enjoy!

Anonymous said...

This isn't original, it's also more of a craft--but it is food...
We string fruit loops on yarn and eat them.
njdomes @ hotmail dot com

Frances said...

A family favorite:

Bisquick Sausage Balls
2 cups Bisquick
10 oz. shredded cheese (or shred your own)
1 pound sausage

Mix all ingredients. Shape into golfball sized balls. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Can be served warm or cold.


fperkins2000 @

Mercedes V. said...

This is my favorite breakfast - I core & slice & dice an apple and pour in some Vanilla Yoplait Yogurt. I mix it up and leave it in fridge overnight. Sometimes I'll add some cinnamon, sometimes I'll add a crushed Nature Valley granola bar. Very cold, crunchy and YUMMY!!! A fruit serving plus protein, calcium and fiber.

dealsformercedes at yahoo dot com

lmurley2000 said...

i love bisquick biscuits and we make smoothies from yoguart

Kelly P. said...

My kids are yogurt junkies. They will go through pack after pack once they get started. We mix fruit salad with our Yoplait Fiber One.

2 Apples
1/2 pint Blueberries
1/2 dozen Strawberries
1 pear
1 peach


We cut everything up but the banana (otherwise it will get brown) and the yogurt and keep it in a container in the fridge. It's simple to dump the Yoplait into the bowl, put the fruit salad in and slice a banana and mix. said...

One of my favorite recipes is a taco bake that I make with Bisquick. I fill halfway a 9X13 pan with my sloppy joe recipe. You can use canned if you are pressed for time. I sprinkle 2 cups of grated monterey cheese (or any kind to your liking); Mix together 2 cups of Bisquick, 2 eggs and 1 cup of milk and 2 Tabs. of Sesame Seeds. Pour over meat and cheese mix and bake @350 for 30minutes and nicely browned. This is a family favorite.

amy and the bad cats said...

not necessarily a "recipe" but the nature valley granola nut clusters are really good smashed up and mixed in with vanilla ice cream!

Tracy said...

Here's a quick recipe for apple muffins.

Combine 2 C Bisquick, 2/3 C brown sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Whisk together 1/3 C oil, 1 egg, 1/2 C buttermilk, 1 tsp vanilla and 2/3 C grated apple. Fold dry mixture into wet ingredients until just combined. Fill greased muffin
pans 2/3 full and bake 15-18 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 12 muffins.

Amber said...

Oh cool! Take your favorite flavor or Yoplait yogurt (we like Cherry or Strawberry or Blueberry) and pour a little in a small dish. One top crumble some crushed graham cracker crumbs, on top layer a little more of the yogurt, then on top of that add a layer of whipped topping after that, and then fresh fruit to match with the yogurt (cherry for cherry, or strawberry for strawberry, or you caa mix and match). It's a super yummy and healthier parfait. Thanks!

lipstickncandycigarettes at gmail dot com

Kristi said...

I guess this isn't very original. My favorite thing to do with yoplait yogurt is set up a yogurt bar. We set out several flavors of yogurt, several kinds of chopped fruit and a bowl of granola. Everyone loves to make their own yogurt parfait. :)

Kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

Nicole said...

A treat that my family enjoys is Yogurt Fruit cake
1 - angel food cake
2 small Fiber One yogurts - any flavor
1 container of Cool Whip
Fresh fruit

- In a large bowl, mix the yogurt and cool whip together
- Pour on top of the angel food cake
- top with fresh fruit

Mari said...

This is an old recipe that my mom used with bisquick and I still use it with my family.

1 lb. ground chuck
1 1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 c. cheddar cheese
1 1/2 c. milk
1 c. chopped green peppers
2 c. Bisquick
3 eggs
Brown meat with onions and peppers. Drain. Mix Bisquick, salt, pepper, eggs and milk. Grease bottom and sides of 9 x 13-inch pan. Spread meat in pan. Sprinkle cheese over meat. Pour batter over cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Christine said...

It's not an original recipe but 1 can of black beans and Duncan Hines brownie mix makes a pretty tasty brownie.

I'm also a big fan of yoplait lite and use the recipe on the heart smart bisquick for drop biscuits and pancakes.


Anonymous said...

I use the Fiber One yogurt in smoothies- great healthy snack on hot days!

Fiber One Yogurt (1 sm container)
milk (splash)
banana (1/2)
sometimes we add strawberries/peaches/raspberries.

add all ingredients to blender & blend well. Enjoy!

onecrypticmama AT yahoo DOT com

elle-tn said...

Sausage Balls
2 cups Bisquick
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb. sausage (we like it hot)

mix together and shape into balls, bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve hot or cold. Great for Breakfast or an appetizer.

Crossing my fingers for a win! I really could use this GC right now.
Elle-Tn (

pontowd said...

Favorite Recipe using Bisquick

We love to make pancakes... We use the Bisquick pancake mix and add our own variety.. We sometimes add chopped up pecans... sometimes mini chocolate chips or sometimes I cut up cherries and add to the batter.. We just use anything yummy that we want to add. We probably have Bisquick pancakes at least 3x a week.

I would love to win a $100 gc for my food. It would help my family so much.

Pontowd @ yahoo dot com

ms-texas said...

i normally just use bisquick to make pancakes and use the recipe on the box - so i don't really have an "original" recipe.


Nitha said...

We use the bisquick pan cake mix and make original pan cakes with 1 cup of mix, 1/2 cup of milk and one egg. I love to add honey in the mix so the pan cakes are sweeter.

I wish I cud win this..

celia said...

This is a recipe I learned to make way back in my middle school Home Ec class. Tastes like a Pillsbury toaster streudel (even better IMHO). Makes a great "brunch" treat!

Raspberry Coffee Cake
- 3 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 c butter
- 2 c Bisquick
- 1/3 c milk
- 1/2 c raspberry jam (or other preserves)
- 2 c powdered sugar
- 1 T water

Cream cheese and butter into Bisquick mix until crumbly. Blend in milk. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead 8-10 strokes. On waxed paper, roll dough to 12 x 8 inch rectangle. Turn onto greased baking sheet; remove waxed paper. Spread jam down center of dough. Make two 1/2- inch cuts on 1-inch intervals on long sides. Fold strips over filling. Bake at 425 F for 12-15 min. Drizzle warm coffee cake with icing.

Lyn said...

You can't go wrong with Bisquick Impossible Pie - it is a very frugal meal (kind of like a quiche).

You can use assorted cooked veggies and leftover meat, along with a handful of cheese.

Make the batter:

1/2 c. Bisquick
1 cup milk (non-dairy here)
2 eggs
salt and pepper, herbs to taste

Butter or oil a pie plate. Arrange cooked veggies/meat in dish. Mix up batter above with seasonings, pour into pie plate.

Bake 400 degrees for about 35 minutes or until cooked all the way and light golden brown.

celia said...

This is a recipe I learned to make way back in my middle school Home Ec class. Tastes like a Pillsbury toaster streudel (even better IMHO). Makes a great "brunch" treat!

Raspberry Coffee Cake
- 3 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 c butter
- 2 c Bisquick
- 1/3 c milk
- 1/2 c raspberry jam (or other preserves)
- 2 c powdered sugar
- 1 T water

Cream cheese and butter into Bisquick mix until crumbly. Blend in milk. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead 8-10 strokes. On waxed paper, roll dough to 12 x 8 inch rectangle. Turn onto greased baking sheet; remove waxed paper. Spread jam down center of dough. Make two 1/2- inch cuts on 1-inch intervals on long sides. Fold strips over filling. Bake at 425 F for 12-15 min. Mix powdered sugar and water to create icing and drizzle over warm coffee cake.