Vegetable Frittata With Feta Cheese Recipe #FastFiveMeals

Vegetable Frittata
Recently, I teamed up with some of my fellow Savings.com DealPro Ambassadors in a challenge to create and swap some Fast Five Recipes. Fast Five recipes are ones that are simple to make, and can be on the table in less time that it takes you to order and get a pizza. The Savings.com Meal Planning Workshops encourage you to have at least 5 “go-to recipes” that can be prepared from scratch, yet are simple enough to make on those nights when you are running around with the kids, etc.

For this challenge, we each submitted a quick and easy recipe. In return, we were sent the recipe submitted by another Savings.com DealPro, a few goodies and a $20 gift card in order to purchase the ingredients for the recipe.

The recipe that I got to try was provided by Renae from How To Have It All and it was delicious. The best part is that this recipe can be so easily tweaked to include your favorite vegetables or even ones that you just have left over in the fridge! Serve with a side salad for dinner, or even with fresh fruit and have it for Sunday breakfast!

Vegetable Frittata With Feta Cheese Recipe #FastFiveMeals

Vegetable Frittata With Feta Cheese Recipe #FastFiveMeals

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 9 eggs
  • 1 tsp basil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the broiler in your oven
  2. In a large cast iron or oven-safe non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat
  3. Add the zucchini, mushrooms and garlic. Saute until soft, about 5 minutes
  4. Add in the spinach and cook for a minute or two (until it starts to wilt)
  5. While the vegetables are cooking, beat the eggs in a bowl. Add salt, pepper & basil.
  6. Pour the eggs over the vegetable mixture and cook for about 5 minutes or until the eggs are set.
  7. Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle with the cheese.
  8. Cook under the broiler for 2 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  9. Cut in to wedges and serve with a side salad or fresh fruit
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Do you need help coming up with your fast five meals? You can find more Fast Five Meals on Pinterest.

WIN IT!

fast-five-meals One Moms Need To Know reader will win a Fast Five Meal Gift Box with a surprise recipe, the ingredients and gift card to recreate the recipe.

To enter to win:

Leave a comment letting me know your favorite fast meal that you make on those hectic nights

Optional Bonus Entries (leave a comment for each one that you do):

1. Become a Moms Need To Know Daily Deal E-mail subscriber. Leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.
*Subscription must be verified to count as a qualified entry

2. Become a Moms Need To Know Facebook fan and leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.
*Like must be verified to count as a qualified entry

This giveaway will remain open until Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 3:00pm (EST) at which time I will pick a winner using the Comment Contest Plugin and notify the winner by email

Good luck!

(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)

Full Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Savings.com. I received a Fast Five Meal Gift box. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.

Protect Your Files With Norton Online Backup + Giveaway! #nortonbackup

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We’ve all had it happen…your computer crashes, you spill liquid on your computer (frying it so that the hard drive can’t be recovered), you click on the wrong link and get a virus or so many other things that can drive you crazy.

When accidents happen, the thought of losing your personal and financials files can be devastating.  Of course, we have all heard for years about the importance of backing up our computers on a regular basis, but how often do we really do it?  If you are like me, you take your laptop in for a repair and the first thing they ask you is: “when was the last time you backed up your computer?” And you stand there mumbling “ummm…never?”

Norton Online Backup provides a simple, safe and secure way to backup your computer and protect all those important files and photos.  It is a personal cloud service that automatically backs up your important files to a Norton’s secure online data centers. In the event that you need to retrieve your files, you can do so through any computer connected to the internet via their secured password-protected webpage. Norton Online Backup is compatible with both Windows or Mac and protects up to 5 computers with a single subscription.

Best of all (because this is perfect for people like me), you don’t even have to think about it.  Simply install it, set the frequency for your backups and then forget it.  Norton Online Backup works in the background, so it won’t interrupt you or get in your way.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a computer whiz, but if there is 1 thing I know – it’s the importance of backing up your computer.  With Norton Online Backup, I won’t have to worry about it again!

WIN IT!

Thanks to the people at Norton, I have a 1-year subscription to Norton Online Backup to give away!

To enter to win (mandatory entry):

1.  Leave a comment on this post letting me know when was the last time you backed up your computer.

Optional Bonus Entries (leave a separate comment for each one that you complete)

:: Quick Message to Copy and Paste on Twitter or Facebook::
Enter to win the #nortonbackup giveaway at @mindicherry at http://bit.ly/121rGFW

This giveaway will remain open until April 16, 2013 at 3:00pm (EST) at which time I will pick a winner using the Comment Contest Plugin and notify the winner by email

Good Luck!

Subway $25 Gift Card Giveaway #FebruANY

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It’s FebruANY at SUBWAY® Restaurants! The biggest FOOTLONG™ event of the year is back. Several favorite varieties are just $5 all month and fans can choose from new $6 FOOTLONG™ specials, too. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is an event that satisfies every member of the family – at a great price.

Brad loves the $5 Footlong deals because he is CHEAP (not frugal, my hubs is CHEAP and unashamedly so!) and he can often get a Footlong Meatball Marinara for just $5! I try to go to the healthier versions and get a Turkey Breast or Veggie Delite sub, but this month there are just an obscene number of choices for you to save money at Subway.

(Don’t forget, if you are like me and can’t eat an entire footlong, you can always get the sandwich, eat half and take it home for dinner that night or lunch the next day!)

And now Subway has given me a $25 Subway Gift Card to give away!

To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)

1. Leave a comment letting me know which Subway Sandwich that is on sale this month is your favorite.

To increase your chances of winning, there are optional entries available for you, which are:

:: Quick Message to Copy and Paste on Twitter or Facebook::
Enter to win the $25 #FebruANY Subway giveaway @mindicherry at http://momsneedtoknow.com/?p=78762

This giveaway will remain open until Saturday February 23, 2013 at 3:00pm (EST) at which time I will pick a winner using the And The Winner Is and notify the winner by email

Full Disclosure: Subway gave me a gift card for review purposes along with another to give away.

Join Me For a #NewYearSavings Twitter Party Tonight! (win a Wii U!)


How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions? Did you make any this year? It’s a new year and a great time to make some changes right? That’s I am co-hosting a rockin’ Twitter party to talk all about making those positive changes and New Year’s Resolutions for 2013!

The party starts tonight, January 8, 2013 at 9:00pm EST (6:00pm PT) and we will be using the #NewYearSavings hashtag. We will be talking ideas to help you keep your resolution to lose weight, get your finances under control and more! One lucky participant will win a Wii U and we will also be giving away some Amazon Gift Cards and a $100 Visa Gift Card!

Everyone is welcome to join us, but in order to be eligible to win the prizes, you must RSVP at Savings.com! After you have RSVP’d, you can use our exclusive Tweet Grid page, or follow along on Twitter.

Hope to see you tonight!

Subway | $2 6″ Subs + Gift Card Giveaway!

December is Customer Appreciation Month at Subway and to celebrate, Subway is offering $2 6″ subs all month! You can choose between the Meatball Marinara and the Cold Cut Combo!

I absolutely love Subway and, while they aren’t expensive, I love that they run offers like this as well as (usually) 1 or 2 different $5 Footlongs each month. I will never eat a Footlong for 1 meal so for me – it is an ultra-frugal lunch out (because I will take the other half home either for dinner or lunch the next day).

Brad, on the other hand, can eat a foot-long without even breaking a sweat, so he has really been taking advantage of this special. So far, he has bought 2 6″ Meatball Marinaras for lunch or dinner 3 times this month already…and it’s only the 10th of the month! We were at the mall tonight to get our family picture for our Christmas card and yep…that was his dinner!

The Giveaway

In honor of Subway Customer Appreciation Month, I am giving away a $20 Subway Gift Card! This would be a great way to grab a few lunches for free while you are recovering from all the Christmas shopping and bills to come! To enter to win (this is the only required method of entry):

  • Leave a comment letting me know your favorite sandwich or salad (did you know they have those too?) at Subway

As an optional bonus entry:

  • Subscribe to the Moms Need To Know daily email newsletter and get all the deals that I post each day in 1 handy email. Once you have subscribed and confirmed your subscription, leave a comment letting me know! If you already subscribe, leave a comment letting me know!

This giveaway will end Saturday December 15, 2012 at 10:00am EST and the winner will be notified by email. Please allow for 3 weeks for prize fulfillment.

Ebates Cyber Monday 2 Double Cash Back (+ $100 Giveaway!)


Today (December 10, 2012) is “Cyber Monday 2” and Ebates is celebrating with double cash-back at more than 500 of your favorite stores! There are a ton of great sales available just today and shopping through Ebates is a great way to find coupon codes, free shipping codes and earn cash back on those purchases!

As a bonus, new Ebates members will receive a $10 gift card after making their first purchase of $25 or more.

If you have never shopped through Ebates and don’t know how it works, it is really very simple:

  1. Sign up for Ebates. When you are ready to shop, just head to Ebates and log in to your account.
  2. Search Ebates to find the store that you want. Look for any coupon codes or free shipping offers that may be available.
  3. Click through the Ebates link to the store. A percentage of your purchase (varies for each store, but you will see it right on the stores individual Ebates page) will be put in your Ebates account.
  4. Every 3 months, you will receive a check for the total amount in your Ebates account, as long as it is at least $5!

For Cyber Monday 2, Ebates is offering great additional bonuses at more than 500 stores including:

  • eBay – Now 2-6% Cash Back
  • Sears – Now 10.0% Cash Back
  • Snapfish – Now 20.0% Cash Back
  • Under Armour – Now 20.0% Cash Back
  • Walmart – Now 5.0% Cash Back
  • The Body Shop – Now 10.0% Cash Back
  • Kmart – Now 10.0% Cash Back
  • Toys R Us – Now 6.0% Cash Back
  • Toms – Now 10.0% Cash Back
  • Drugstore.com – Now 12.0% Cash Back

You can see the complete list of stores on the Ebates Cyber Monday page!

The Giveaway

To celebrate Cyber Monday 2, Ebates is giving 1 lucky Moms Need To Know winner $100 in cash! To enter to win (this is the only required method of entry):

  • Head to the Cyber Monday 2 page on Ebates and and then come back here and leave a comment letting me know what store you would most like to shop at, or which cash back offer you think is just awesome!

As an optional bonus entry:

  • Subscribe to the Moms Need To Know daily email newsletter and get all the deals that I post each day in 1 handy email. Once you have subscribed and confirmed your subscription, leave a comment letting me know! If you already subscribe, leave a comment letting me know!

This giveaway will end Saturday December 15, 2012 at 10:00am EST and the winner will be notified by email. Please allow for 2 weeks for prize fulfillment, and 3 days for a confirmation of winners.

Note: winner must be a registered user of Ebates, as they will be paid their winnings through their Ebates account. If you have yet to sign up for Ebates, you can do it now!

Good Luck and Happy Shopping!

Don’t Miss These Great Back To School Giveaways | Ends August 6, 2012 #wingiveaways

Just a reminder that the following Back To School giveaways will be ending on Moms Need To Know TOMORROW (August 6. 2012 at 3:00pm EST). Don’t miss your chance to win!

$100 Visa Gift Card (thanks to Valpak!)

Fundanoodle Educational pack giveaway

$100 Target Gift Card(Thanks to Invisalign!)

Lovable Labels Back To School Pack2 winners

$100 Cash(thank to Ebates)

Router and Security Camera(thanks to D-Link!)

Land O’Frost Wrap Kits$112 Value!

Visit my fellow Win Giveaways teammates and enter their Giveaways too!

(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)

Giveaway | Threadless Kids Prize Pack


One thing that makes me nuts is when I go to school or see my children’s friends, and it seems that they all have the same shirts!  Whether theyshop at the “big Box stores” or the stores at the malls, the kids all seem to look the same.  Threadless is truly a unique place to shop since thousands of artists from all over submit their work to make tangible art on t-shirts, pencil cases, backpacks, water bottles and more. Threadless Kids! offers tees, hoodies, and onsies for kids, toddlers and babies. Threadless is a community-based t-shirt company that prints awesome designs created and chosen by you!

Threadless tees will certainly make your child stand out from the crowd.  I had a hard time just limiting myself to 3 shirts when I had the opportunity to shop.  I bought this shirt for my oldest and he has just gone NUTS for it!

Seriously – how cool is this design????

Threadless also offers fun graphic tees for adults too! While you are looking for your kids, don’t forget yourself. They have a great selection of  bags,  iphone cases, accessories and more, so go to the Threadless site and click SHOP to see all they have to offer!

And now Threadless has given me a Threadless Kids Prize pack to give away! Your prize pack will include:

  • Three Threadless Kids! tees, featuring a variety of playful designs that kids will love to show off as they head back to class this year.
  • One Threadless Zip Pencil Pouch featuring a unique design created by the Threadless community of artists
  • $30 Gift Certificate to Threadless.com
  • Threadless Book ~ 10 Years of Awesomeness

To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)

1. Visit the Threadless site and leave a comment letting me know your favorite design.

To increase your chances of winning, there are optional entries available for you, which are:

:: Quick Message to Copy and Paste on Twitter or Facebook::
Enter to win the @threadless giveaway at @mindicherry at http://wp.me/pgD6z-h99

This giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 3:00pm (EST) at which time I will pick a winner using the Comment Contest Plugin and notify the winner by email

Visit my fellow Win Giveaways teammates and enter their Giveaways too!

Good luck!

(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)

Full Disclosure: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX gave me a set for review purposes along with another to give away.

Giveaway | D-Link Movie Night Plus


The next giveaway I have for you guys is just PERFECT for that college student in your life!  Transform your living room or dorm room into the ultimate home theater, as MovieNite Plus delivers the latest content from Netflix (you can get a FREE 1 month trial of Netflix by clicking on the Netflix link), Hulu Plus (2 free weeks), VUDU, YouTube, Pandora and more.  I know many people use those services with their laptop or iPad, but it’s a little hard for a family to gather aound an iPad for movie night! With the D-Link MovieNite Plus we can stream all those right through the television at home!

Features of the D-Link MovieNite Plus:

  • Full 1080p HD Experience
  • Easy setup will have you watching in minutes, on almost any TV
  • Stream entertainment connect from the internet- VUDU, Neflix, Pandora, and more!
  • Additional channels and apps are just around the corner

Make every night a MovieNite.  Stream the latest movies, shows, and music right to your TV, on-demand and at your fingertips with MovieNite Plus (DSM-312).

How would you like to win a D-Link MovieNite Plus to experience this for yourself?

To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)

1. Leave a comment letting me know what you think you would like best about this product.

To increase your chances of winning, there are optional entries available for you, which are:

:: Quick Message to Copy and Paste on Twitter or Facebook::
Enter to win the D-Link Movie Night giveaway sponsored by @DLink @mindicherry at http://wp.me/pgD6z-h93

This giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 3:00pm (EST) at which time I will pick a winner using the Comment Contest Plugin and notify the winner by email

Visit my fellow Win Giveaways teammates and enter their Giveaways too!

Good luck!

(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)

Full Disclosure: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX gave me a set for review purposes along with another to give away.

Giveaways Ending Monday August 6, 2012

The following Back To School giveaways will be ending on Moms Need To Know on Monday August 6. 2012 at 3:00pm EST. Don’t miss your chance to win!

$100 Visa Gift Card (thanks to Valpak!)

Fundanoodle Educational pack giveaway

$100 Target Gift Card(Thanks to Invisalign!)

Lovable Labels Back To School Pack2 winners

$100 Cash(thank to Ebates)

Router and Security Camera(thanks to D-Link!)

Land O’Frost Wrap Kits$112 Value!

Visit my fellow Win Giveaways teammates and enter their Giveaways too!

(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)

Giveaway | CVS/pharmacy Back to School Package #WinGiveaways


When it comes to buying school supplies, one place you might not think to shop is CVS/pharmacy. But from personal shopping experience, I can tell you that they offer some GREAT prices (and I post those CVS Back To School deals each week!)! Right now is the perfect time to take advantage of CVS back to school deals – for both your school aged kids and to stock up your home office!

CVS regularly offers great prices in their weekly ads (especially when you use their ExtraCare Rewards program), and their exclusive CVS Brand products (Just the Basics, Caliber, Gold Emblem) and are on average 30% less expensive when compared to national brand equivalents!

If you are new to the CVS ExtraCare Rewards program, here is it how works:

  • Sign up for an ExtraCare card in store if you don’t already have one
  • Scan your ExtraCare card during check out and earn ExtraBucks Rewards that will print on your receipt for use on future purchases + earn 2% back on everyday purchases (issued quarterly)
  • Scan your ExtraCare card at the ExtraCare Coupon Center Kiosk in store and coupons will print instantly
  • Add your ExtraCare card to your CVS.com account and earn ExtraBucks on your qualifying purchases + 2% back on everyday purchases (issued quarterly)
  • Scan your ExtraCare card when you pick up prescriptions and earn $1 in ExtraBucks for every 2 prescriptions that you fill

If you opt in to emails, you’ll also be eligible to receive coupons in your inbox! The more you shop, the more you’ll save – and the savings will be personalized to you. The CVS BeautyClub is a great way to save too!

For full details about the CVS ExtraCare Rewards Program at CVS, check out their website here. Also be sure to follow CVS on Facebook and Twitter!

And now CVS has given me a Caliber back pack stuffed full of CVS brand school supplies, snacks and more to give away!

To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)

1. Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite part of school used to be (or is).

To increase your chances of winning, there are optional entries available for you, which are:

:: Quick Message to Copy and Paste on Twitter or Facebook::
Enter to win the @CVS_Extra back to school prize pack @mindicherry at http://wp.me/pgD6z-h7h

This giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 3:00pm (EST) at which time I will pick a winner using the Comment Contest Plugin and notify the winner by email

Visit my fellow Win Giveaways teammates and enter their Giveaways too!

Good luck!

(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)

Full Disclosure: CVS gave me a set for review purposes along with another to give away.

Giveaway | Strawesome Glass Straws Prize Pack


The next giveaway that I have for you is a Strawesome Glass Straw Prize pack!

If you have never used glass straws, you have to try them! Not only are they better for the environment (because they are reusable…think of how many plastic straws you have thrown in the trash over the years), but they are fun for the kids (mine LOVE them) and because they are glass, you don’t have any of the plastic taste of a straw added to your beverage (Jonathan has assured me that his chocolate milk tastes MUCH better with a glass straw)

Strawesome straws are made of borosilicate glass (which is more durable and more resistant to breaking than other glass), are non-porous and hypo-allergenic, microwave and dishwasher safe and BPA-Free and toxin free. They come in a variety of sizes…from the same size as a “regular” straw to wider straws that are perfect for smoothies! I have been making green smoothies lately and just love the smoothie straws.

Want to send your glass straw to school with your kids (or just use it yourself when you are out & about)? Strawesome even has cases for your glass straws so you never have to use a plastic straw again (just make sure to remind your children not to throw it away!). Worried that you might break the straws? While they are very durable, things can happen. Strawesome has a lifetime replacement guarantee on their straws!

There are many different kinds of straws to choose from – but luckily they do have a buying guide to help you figure out what would be best for your famil

And now Strawesome has given me a prize pack to to give away to 1 lucky winner! The price pack includes:

Mega Straw Set: Includes one of each of the following: Baby See-thru, Baby See-thru Smoothie, See-thru,See-thru Smoothie, Big Daddy See-thru, Big Daddy See-thru Smoothie, Barely Bent, See-Thru Barely Bent Long, See-Thru Barely Bent Long Smoothie. Save money by ordering these straws as a set.  This set comes with 2 cleaning brushes.

Just for Kids Set: Includes a set of 4 straws that are 7? in length. The straws are bent so it becomes shorter and easier for children to use. Includes a cleaning brush.

To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)

1. Leave a comment letting me know which set is your favorite.

To increase your chances of winning, there are optional entries available for you, which are:

:: Quick Message to Copy and Paste on Twitter or Facebook::
Enter to win the @BeStrawesome giveaway by @mindicherry at http://wp.me/pgD6z-h6W

This giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 3:00pm (EST) at which time I will pick a winner using the Comment Contest Plugin and notify the winner by email

Visit my fellow Win Giveaways teammates and enter their Giveaways too!

Good luck!

Full Disclosure: Strawesome gave me a set for review purposes along with another to give away.