Monday, November 29, 2010

Online shopping Mall

Online Shopping Mall website

My friend Kathy send me this link and I added my blog! You can add your blog or website as well :)

They are giving away prizes for the most visited blog!

If you are interested in shopping online and earning money back, check out my friend Kathy's website! I have joined (for free) and have had fun with the online auction! You can get all kinds of items for a fraction of the cost in the stores! Market America

Have fun!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Too full from Thanksgiving!

I'm sure most of us are eating leftovers from our Thanksgiving meal yesterday! I know we have been today and it looks like we will be for the next day or so. Hey, I'm not complaining though :)

We had so many good things to eat! The new cranberry recipe I shared 2 days ago was a hit! It is definitely a keeper.
My Red Lobster cheese biscuits disappeared very quickly as did the stuffed eggs. I have to say that the pecan pies that I made may have been the best I have EVER made! Just as Marie from "Everybody Loves Raymond" says, I cooked with love :)

Of course there was also the after dinner football game outside and then the men sitting in front of the TV watching football after that... it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without football, right?

Black Friday shopping went well :) I slept a slim 1.5 hours last night and left the house at 2:10am this morning. I found everything on my array of lists and saved a lot of money :) I thought I would be able to stay awake all day on my measly 1.5 hours of sleep, but I was fooling myself! I came home and fell asleep for 3 hours, then I woke up and at leftovers and then fell back asleep for several more hours to wake up and eat again. I will have my exercise meeting with "Gilad" in the morning :)

That all being said, it has been a wonderful weekend so far :) Enjoy the pictures!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving preparations

The day before Thanksgiving and all through the house....

I would like to say that my house smells like apple pie and cinnamon. However, according to my son, it smells like eggs :/

Yes, I made stuffed eggs for tomorrow and apparently my son doesn't care for the smell of them. However, as you climb the steps to come upstairs, it does smell like fresh baked pecan pies!

Todays baking and cooking consists of:

2 pecan pies
stuffed eggs
green bean casserole
layered cranberry sauce

I tried something new today:

I took a can of whole cranberry sauce, an 8 ounce block of cream cheese (room temp), 2 tbsp of melted butter and about 1/4 cup powdered sugar and made a layered cranberry sauce!

I took 1/2 the can of sauce and spread it in a small dish.

I mixed the cheese, butter and sugar together ans spread that on top of the cranberry sauce.

Then, I topped it with the remaining craberry sauce and some chopped nuts!

I know is it going to be wonderful tomorrow!!!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving baking

4 banana chocolate chip breads
4 pumpkin pies
1 sweet potato pie
1 NJ coffee cake....and a partidge in a pear treeeeeee...
Sounds like the 12 days of Christmas song, doesn't it???

Yes, I baked today :)

This Thanksgiving I am so thankful for all of the baking orders I have received! Of course there are many other things I am thankful for, but for today that goes with the theme of my blog post :)

More baking and some cooking lined up for tomorrow! In addition to my customers picking up their baking orders.

I love Thanksgiving!
Recipes for the pictures above:
The sweet potato pie is made with the pumpkin pie recipe only with 2 cups of peeled, cooked and mashed sweet potatoes!

Monday, November 22, 2010

No bake pumpkin pie recipe & carving a turkey can make your Thanksgiving delicious and easy. Here’s a great T-day recipe even the kids can make – a no bake pumpkin pie! (Double layer pumpkin pie video)

Just in case you want to make your dessert a little more waistline-friendly—the average Thanksgiving dinner plate serves up a whopping 3000 calories!--the recipe also offers reduced calorie and reduced fat alternatives.

Our latest series of videos will also teach you how to make other Thanksgiving desserts like cranberry-glazed cinnamon cheesecake and caramel pumpkin mousse tart with pecan crumble. Even if you don’t cook - you can learn how to carve the turkey flawlessly.

While you’re at Kraft Delicious Days don’t forget to enter our Holiday Sweepstakes for a chance to win $2,500! Click for more about the sweepstakes .

Friday, November 19, 2010

Healthy hair

I know I usually post about food, recipes or something food related but, today I want to share something different with you!

I'm not sure if you know this, but I have been a cosmetologist for 14 years! Yes, yes, I do hair. I actually, "retired" about 2 years ago and now I just do hair for some family and a few friends.

As you know, now I bake (and once in a while I cook)!

I decided to branch out and try writing about something other than food. So, I submitted a couple of articles for review. One is on How to have healthy, shiny hair and the other is a silly article about 5 rules I like to break.
To my pleasant suprise, they liked them, accepted them, published them and paid me for them :)

Associated content likes for the writers to write in first person and with personality. So, I had fun with these articles :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thoughts about Thanksgiving

No recipes in this post today! I have been thinking about things and I would like to share:

We all know that Thanksgiving is a time of being thankful for all of the good things in our life. However, sometimes it can be hard to be thankful when we do not feel that our lives are all that wonderful.

My mom used to tell me that no matter how bad my problems are, there is someone out there with problems worse than mine. How true!!

If I am going through something hard, I think on that. Then, I make myself think about all of the good things that I do have. Whether it be family, friends, my work, my Church, my health or any other good thing, I just think on those things.

So, this Thanksgiving, after you get stuffed with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes, instead if being irritated by the people or circumstances around you, think on good things. It will instantly give you a pick me up and put a smile on your face :)

Then, finish going through the sale ads and get your Black Friday shopping list together!

Fun, fun, fun!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkey Tips and recipes

Thanksgiving will be here next week! If you are going to be making Thanksgiving dinner, here are some ways to be sure it turns out great!

Thanksgiving Cooking and Baking Help - Phone numbers and website to contact with your cooking and baking questions

Here are some Thanksgiving recipes:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jack In The Box Coupon, State Fair Corn Dogs (coupon and video), Kraft Delicious Days (video) and New recipes

I have chosen to give all of my readers some great inside information that has been sent to me! I hope you enjoy the info and are able to take advantage of it!

1. On Tuesday, November 16th, Jack In the Box will give away 2 FREE tacos to anyone with NO PURCHASE REQUIRED! Just walk into the store and ask for your free tacos. Limit 2 tacos per customer: at participating locations only.

Jack In the Box: Facebook
Jack In the Box: Twitter

2. State Fair Corn Dogs
Here is a funny interactive video for State Fair Corn Dogs! In addition, they are offering a coupon that can be printed from your computer.
Link to COUPON

State Fair website
State Fair on: Facebook

3. Kraft Delicious Days gives great cooking and baking advice along with FREE videos to its readers.

You can also enter a Home Makeover sweepstakes!

Here are some of MY latest recipes: Great for the Holidays!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Get ready for Thanksgiving and Gooseberry Patch Cookie cookbook

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! I always look forward to all of the FOOD :) Spending a joyful day with family takes first place though :)

I have some special Thanksgiving recipes I would like to share with you today. I know we all have our special "go to" recipes and these are my fave!

Have fun with those recipes!

Now, some news... My "Italian Love Knot" cookie recipe has been chosen to be published in the latest Gooseberry Patch cookbook! It will be featured in the next Best Cookie Cookbook! Yey! I am very happy that they liked it enough to include it into the book :)

This recipe has been in my family for many years! It is one of our "Must Makes" for Christmas! Sometimes I add cream cheese to the batter for an extra zip :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New recipes from Kraft

Hello! Happy Thursday! I was sent an email about Kraft Decicious Days and in it was an interesting recipe I thought I would share!

To watch a video about making Bacon Cheeseburger Roll Ups: Click Here

To learn more about Kraft Delicious Days, you can read my article: Kraft Delicious Days
In addition, by visiting the Kraft site, you can read about:
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