Thursday, October 29, 2009

Free Samples on Products That We All Use

Hi All, You can click the picture below to sign up for free samples of products that we all use. Coupons via email and via regular mail. I know every little bit helps these days.

Your Healthy Samples

I just got finished registering and hope to start getting cool stuff in the mail soon. Seeing how I started on my new baking adventure LOL. More on that coming soon as well.

: )

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cupcakes for Everyone, On A Stick, or Not

I was looking around yesterday at all of the blogs I am a subscriber of and as you know when you start blog hopping you can find lots of very cool and interesting things out there.

I found Bakerella's website!! Her site is just the coolest thing ever! She makes all sorts of beautiful colorful treats not to sell but for fun as lots of us do. I had read about her on another blogger's website- - She posted a picture of Cake Pops that she had made and explained they came from Bakerella's website. I just had to check them out.

I was amazed when I started looking at all of the treats and reading the comments. People are going crazy over these tiny little bites. Well that lit a fire. As a cake lover myself as well as having 3 children in my home I knew that if I made a go at these it would not be a waste, so off to the store I went : ).

I followed all the directions given by Bakerella, and it was so easy to do. Why has no one thought of this before?

They turned out great and the family loved them. If I had a digital camera I would post a picture but here is a picture from her website:

Click HERE to go to the instructions page. Or you can click HERE for another post with a little more instruction. : ) Hope these help!!

I have to say these little treats were DELICIOUS!! We absolutely loved them. The only thing I don't quite understand is how to make the chocolate a little bit thinner so that there is not so much pooling on the wax paper while hardening. Other than that they were awesome. They even looked great when I did them, just a little picky I guess about the thinner chocolate. Then again, maybe it was the brand of chocolate bark I used. I just got a basic brand at the local grocery store to 'practice' on this run. Next time I will use the Wilton's melting chocolates and that may make the difference.

Ok, what are you waiting for? You know you want some of these for yourself, get busy!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Silly Bandz- The New Kid Craze

My kids have literally gone nuts over these little bracelets--- rubber bands--- called Silly Bandz. I don't know who started it but these things have taken over the school!!

If you have a child this is definitely something you can put down on a Christmas list. See the video:

You can get Silly Bands by Clicking HERE.

Or as I have been told my my 10 year old daughter- you can get them at Hibbet Sports or at Academy Sports and a few other locations.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Taco Bake


1 lb.- Hamburger Meat

1 1/2 Cups- Salsa

1 Box- Macaroni & Cheese (not powder)

1 Cup- Sour Cream

1 Package- Taco Seasoning

1 Cup- Shredded Sharp Cheddar


Prepare Hamburger meat as if making tacos, draining after cooking through, then add taco seasoning.

Also prepare macaroni & cheese as directed on the package.

Mix sour cream into macaroni & cheese.

Place half of mac & cheese mixture on bootom of casserole dish- follow with meat mixture.

Sprinkle half of the shredded cheddar on top of meat mixture.

Top with the rest of the Mac & Cheese mixture.

Now add the salsa on top then sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese.

Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

** I made this and LOVE it!! I do add a little more cheese to the top and use a little more hamburger meat, but overall it is a great recipe. Kids love it too!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Easy Chicken Pot Pie


4 Cups- Cooked Cubed Boneless Chicken Breasts

2 Cans- Cream of Chicken Soup

1 Packge- Frozen Mixed Vegetables

1 Package- Cheese Cubes

1 Can Cresent Roll Dough


Boil and cut up chicken and set aside. Make sure vegetable are thawed- by rinsing under warm water. In large bowl mix together the vegetables, both cans of cream of chicken soup, and the cut up or cubed chicken. Pour mixture into a 13x9 baking dish.

Take the package of cubed cheese and layer on top of the mixture.

Roll out the cresent roll dough and place in one sheet over the top to make the crust.

Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until cresent roll topping is browned.

** I made this dish last night and it turned out great!! I actually bought a package of 8 large drumsticks then pulled all the meat from the bones and used that instead of using chicken breasts. It was more chicken for a better price. The kids LOVED it!! I will definitely be making this one again.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sterling Silver Jewelry for LOW Cost!!!

Ok, so I know I have posted this before but wanted to do a reminder. You can get Sterling Silver Jewelry for only shipping and handling just in time for Christmas. Or you can order from the catalog at a discounted price. Either way it's a bargain. I have some of the pieces myself and they are great for you or to give as gifts. Just click my banner below and go check it out!! Hope you enjoy!!

Happy Shopping!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Recipe: Pork Medallions with Peas and Sauce


6- 3/4 inch Boneless Pork Chops

2 Cups- Frozen Peas

1 Cup- Italian Dressing

1 Jar (10-12 oz.)- Heinz Turkey Gravy

1 Box- Stove Top Stuffing- Chicken Flavor


Place Pork Chops into large skillet with tablespoon of Oil to brown. Brown both sides, approximately 7-10 minutes.

Start the water boiling for the stove top stuffing- fix as directed on the box and set aside.

Once chops are browned on both sides, add in Italian Dressing and Heinz Turkey Gravy, let that come to a boil.

Once mixture is boiling add in 2 cups frozen peas. Continue to boil for 3 minutes then reduce heat to Simmer. Cook until peas are tender, approximately 15-20 minutes.

Place the stuffing that was set aside in portions on plates then put chops and the peas and gravy mixture on top.

** I made this for dinner despite the strange mixture of flavors and it was AMAZING!! Even the KIDS ate it and wanted more!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Menu For The Week!!

Monday- Pork Medallions with Sauce and Peas- One skillet dinner

Tuesday- Chicken Pot Pie- Done Easy!!

Wednesday- Taco Bake

Thursday- Vegetable Soup

Friday- Eat Out Night!!

I will post some recipes for some of these meals and link them in when done!! Hope you enjoy if you try any of them. : )

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall Has Arrived

Fall is a great time of the year. The leaves are starting to turn, county fairs are popping up all over. The air is cooler and the breeze is no longer full of humidity. This is one of my favorite times of the year. It's not too cold and it's not too hot.

It's the time of the year when we want to make Veggie Soup and Chili. Check out my recipes for those by the way, (I will hyper link those when I get the recipes posted).

I am excited about all of the Halloween projects I want to do with the kiddos. I woudl love to post pictures but well, my camera has broken. I will work on getting some pictures posted when I can. One project will be cupcakes of course because they can be hands on in the kitchen. Another would be making a whole cake that looks like a pumpkin.

Carving a pumpkin is also on our list of to do's for October of course. What's Halloween without a pumpkin. Trying to decide at this point if we will do one for each child or if we will just do one really big one. Probably one for each and a big one : ).

Stay Tuned!!