Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I won a scarf!


I sure did! I entered a contest on my friend NatCraftandPhotos blog and I won!

Natalie made this beautiful scarf herself! I do have to say that all of her work is crafted with excellence.

If you click on the highlighted link above, you can take a look at her work for yourself :)


Thank you, Natalie!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentines Day recipes


Instead of going out and spending too much money this Valentines Day, how about making something sweet for your sweetie? Homemade gifts are always so thoughtful and to me, they mean more than something store bought. Give it a try...you might just start a new Valentines Day tradition!

Try this: One of you make the dinner and the other make the dessert!








Sweet desserts!










Fudge sauce - perfect served over ice cream or brownies


Cheesecakes!














Marscapone cheesecake - award winning!


Cookies!
Have a happy and blessed Valentines Day!




Thursday, February 10, 2011

Win a Hotwheels prize pack!



Are you a fan of Hot Wheels? Do your children need just one more car or race track? Enter my contest and win a Hot Wheels prize pack! The pack includes:

· 3 Hot Wheels Baseball hats
· 3 Hot Wheels T-Shirts
· 5 boxes of the participating Big G cereals
· A complete set of the limited-edition Hot Wheels pullback racers
· A Stunt N’ Dunk Hot Wheels racetrack

General Mills has so graciously provided this prize pack for the winner of this contest! Here is some information about General Mills:

Big G Cereals Ramp Up Breakfast Table Excitement
with Exclusive Hot Wheels® Pull Back Racers
Custom-Designed Hot Wheels Pull Back Racers
Available for a Limited Time in Specially-Marked Packages

MINNEAPOLIS – (Jan. 27, 2011) – Consumers’ need for speed will be met at the breakfast table as Big G cereals announced today that four custom-designed, special edition Hot Wheels® pull back racers are now available in some of America’s favorite breakfast cereals. One racer will be in specially marked boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch® (17 oz.), Cookie Crisp® (15.6 oz.), Lucky Charms® (16 oz.), Cheerios® (14 oz.) and Reese’s® Puffs® (18 oz.) cereals.

“Partnering, once again, with an iconic brand like Hot Wheels through this in-pack promotion is a great way to help families spend quality time together,” said Tara Johnson, assistant promotion marketing manager for General Mills. “Many parents have childhood connections to Hot Wheels and we’re excited Big G cereals are bringing together Hot Wheels enthusiasts of all ages for wholesome fun.”

“Exclusivity and customization are very important to today’s highly engaged consumer, which is why we’ve worked with Hot Wheels to create limited edition pull back racers that are only available in select Big G cereal boxes,” said Johnson.

Big G cereals are pleased to support families by providing both entertainment and nutritious breakfast options. Cereal is one of the healthiest breakfast choices parents can make, giving families yet another reason to feel good about choosing Big G cereals. Ready-to-eat cereal has fewer calories than most other common breakfast options, while also being nutrient-dense and many varieties are low in fat.

To learn more about the benefits of Big G cereals, visit http://www.cerealbenefits.com/. The Hot Wheels® racers will be available in specially-marked packages while supplies last.

About General Mills Big G Cereals
General Mills Big G cereals have led many cereal health and nutrition initiatives. In 2005, General Mills guaranteed every Big G cereal contained at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving. Today, Big G cereals, like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Nut Cheerios and Fiber One, comprise America’s number one source of whole grain at breakfast, and more than 20 Big G cereals deliver 16 grams or more of whole grain per serving. General Mills currently delivers almost 37.5 million whole grain servings per day with Big G cereals.

About General Mills
One of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Yoplait, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2010 global net sales of US$16 billion, including the company’s $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales.










To win this Hot Wheel prize pack, just do a recipe search on my blog and leave a comment on THIS POST as to what one of my recipes is your favorite. Do this by: February 17th.



I have chosen several recipes that are my favorites and the first person to choose one of my favorite recipes as their favorite recipe will be the winner!



After the winner is chosen on, Saturday the 19th, they will be contacted for their mailing address so the prize can be sent to them.

So, in order to win, your email address must be posted within your comment.

Have fun!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Club Mum



If you are a mom, you may enjoy this site: The Mum Club.
Here you can find tips, tricks and how to's from other Moms! You can also share your own tips.

The site was developed to boost our days and help us spend more quality time with our families.
The site is sponsored by: AOL and Chef Boyardee.


Topic of the week... Heart healthy recipe secrets!





Check out this video: Buy in season and save!

Making pizza with my son

Today was one of those days and tonight one of those nights! As I wondered, "What to make for dinner that is quick, easy and everyone will enjoy", I sifted through the freezer and fridge for ideas. Then, it came to me... Chicken Parmesan Pizza!

I decided to ask my son if he would like to cook with me. We often bake together but I usually take care of cooking our meals. He thought it was a good idea so we got to work.


We had a great time together! He is quite the cook! He spread, cut, poured and sprinkled with such ease and talent!


He showered while the pizza baked and I threw together a sauteed spinach side dish.

It was a great time spent bonding in the kitchen and I do plan to invite him to help more often!
Here are a few other recipes you can make with your children:
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