Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls Giveaway

Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls Giveaway Ends 10/31

My family received a sample of this product being shared. All opinions are my own. I am so excited to be be hosting this Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls, not only because I love offering fun giveaways, but because I am a consumer who purchases these on a regular for school snacks and lunches. I love that Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls give me another option to send fruit with the picky eater to school.   About Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls There is no added sugar in these Dole Fruit Bowls, sweetened with Monk Fruit which […]

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All you Saw was Sugar?

I never really look at a picture of someone else kids and only see whatever food or drink items they are holding. I just don’t work that way. When I see a picture on Facebook or online with someone’s happy children, I just see the smiles and happiness within the picture. Apparently when I posted this picture… All everyone saw was sugar? Are you freaking serious? My 4, 6 and 10 year old just walked about 1.5 miles  in preparation to walk another 1.5 miles back home and all you are going to do is say they shouldn’t have sugar. […]

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Make Your Own Sugar Cookies Recipe #foodie #recipe

This past weekend we had company over and the girls had a blast looking up ways to make their own sugar cookies. This is their creation. A delicious recipe and treat worth sharing with you all. Ingredients 1 1/2 sticks of butter, softened 1/2 cup of sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 1/4 cup flour pinch of salt Additional Items Needed Mixing Bowl Plastic wrap or aluminum foil Mixer Baking sheet(s) x 2 Spoon for putting mix onto baking sheet Start Making the Sugar Cookies In a bowl, with mixer on medium, beat butter and sugar […]

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Pecan Cookie Recipe

GE’s Test Kitchen Manager Brigid Blocker shares her personal cookie recipe that is the favorite of her three grown sons. Pecan Cookies 1 cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar 2 cups sifted flour 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tbsp. water 2 cups pecans, finely ground Cream butter and sugar until light.  Add remaining ingredients, and mix well.  Chill dough until firm. Preheat oven to 325°. Shape dough into ¾” balls.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 20-23 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Roll warm baked cookies in granulated sugar.  After cookies have cooled completely, store in airtight container. Makes 6 – […]

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A Christmas Cookie Tradition with a Twist

In these times of prepared foods and mini-marts, it’s understandable that many folks forego baking and decorating Christmas cookies and settle for store-bought instead. It’s the patient home cook who bakes dozens of cookies, one sheet at a time, in a traditional radiant heat oven. And really, how many Santas, stars and trees can you slather with icing and spot with sprinkles before your eyes glaze over? Rather than let the cookie cutters gather dust in the pantry this holiday season, try holding a Christmas cookie decorating contest. By injecting a little friendly competition into your cookie decorating process, you […]

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Recipe for Peanut Butter and Chocolate Lovers

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup peanut butter flavored pieces 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 2 cups boiling water 1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky Preparation: In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, the 1/2 cup sugar, the 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, and baking powder. Add the milk, oil, and vanilla; stir until batter is smooth. Stir in peanut butter pieces. Spread batter evenly in bottom of a greased 3 1/2-4 qt crockery […]

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Corn Refiners Blog Tour: What’s In Your Pantry?

I took part in a pantry hunt to see what is in there and to make my family aware of our sugar intake .. certainly the three heaping spoonfuls I place in my coffee every morning can’t be good for me?!  Anyways our family is obviously pretty big on sugar without even knowing it. During my pantry hunt I was to find at least five items I commonly use in meals or eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner and list what types of sugar are in each. Here is my picture of the five things I found in our cupboard […]

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KIDStrong Positive Energy for Kids GIVEAWAY

Look at that, right before we headed out for our Fourth of July fireworks celebration my two older children, AJ and Princess Ki decided to do a toast with their new KIDStrong Positive Energy drinks! They also brought a couple along for the trip! Our children loved drinking these drinks and I loved that they are full of goodness for the children and allow them to stay hydrated, especially in these hot NH Summer days! I plan to find locations to get more of these KIDStrong drinks as I haven’t yet seen them in my local Walmart where I go […]

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Splenda Sweetener Blog Tour

I am a sugar fanatic, love sugar so when asked to take part in a Splenda Sweetener blog tour through Mom Central and try substituting Splenda I thought why not!? I have heard mixed reviews from others when substituting sugar but most have recommended Splenda. My family received a Splenda Tastebook in the mail along with a box of Splenda to test drive some recipes, unfortunately we have not made anything out of the book as we have been crazy busy around our household, but we have substituted Splenda in our daily lives without a complaint! The taste is that […]

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General Mills Family

I am a huge fan of General Mills cereals, I love their Rice Chex and my kids love the Frosted Cheerios. I recently received coupons to try a few boxes of General Mills cereals from My Blog Spark, but I already knew just how much my family loves General Mills. Some facts about General Mills ready to eat cereals: Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children’s diets. Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child’s diet today. More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower […]

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