Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
½ cup of celery, chopped
1/3 cup onion, chopped
4 oz butter
12 c dry bread, cubed
½ tsp black pepper
1 tsp sage
1 ½ cups chicken broth (I prefer Progresso)
Preheat oven to 375 and grease a 9x13 dish. Saute onion and celery in butter until onion is transparent. In a large mixing bowl, mix bread, cooked vegetables and seasonings. Add the chicken broth slowly to the bread, tossing until evenly moist. Place dressing in prepared dish and bake until thoroughly heated, and lightly brown, 25 – 35 minutes
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Congratulations to the following winners...
MarieC, Nikki and Kim and Nathan!!!
You have each won this great basket of goodies from Progresso!!!!
And thank you to Progresso for this fun giveaway!
I will post my favorite stuffing recipe tomorrow... Progresso Chicken Broth is perfect for it!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
I LOVE these silly little candies!
You can buy them at CVS stores for 99 cents for a five-ounce bag. OR... you can buy them online at places like this for about $21 for 5 pounds. 5 pounds... how dreamy!!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Because the holidays are also about sharing, Progresso has offered “Perfect Recipe” gift baskets to share as a giveaway!! The baskets include a free coupon for Progresso Broth, a recipe card holder, recipe box and wicker basket, as well as a set of serving spoons and a spoon rest.
Click here for a great coupon from Progresso. And click here for some great recipe ideas from Progresso. There are so many yummy recipes on this site... I'm going to try the Mashed Potato Au Gratin for the holidays this year... looks so good!!
You need to enter by Tuesday, December 23 at midnight! Winners will be randomly selected. Remember... leave me a way to contact you if you win! Good luck! And thank you to Progresso for a fun giveaway!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Click here for information about this cool little gadget. It is a tiny, light-weight tri-pod that fits on top of just about any plastic bottle.
It is perfect for the photographer on your list... or for someone who is getting a camera under the tree this year! At $10 each, they make the greatest stocking stuffers!
Friday, December 12, 2008
If you have packages to mail, and aren't sure the best delivery option...
visit www.shipgooder.com for price comparisons betweek USPS, FedEx, DHL and UPS. All you have to do is enter your zip code, the recipient's zip code and package weight.
If you are tempted to deliver the gifts in person... to say, your friend in WA (oh, I wish), go to www.fuelcostcalculator.com and AAA will tell you how much your road trip will cost! Phoenix to Seattle would be $200 in my car.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Check out MyStreetSigns for a great and unique gift idea. You can personalize these signs with anything you want.
Mine is going to say... Disneyland 359 mi
One of our favorite teachers at school would love Conway Circle.
The ideas are endless.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
- Avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold them while you chop
- For high blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use a timer.
- A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.
- If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives; then you'll be afraid to cough.
- You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD -40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
Thanks to my friend Marie for this great post!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I love Top Chef. I'm not a Top Chef... or even a Middle Chef... but I still think this is a super cool gift idea. I would love one!
However... Bravo TV Online is saying that this $30 apron is sold-out. Maybe for my birthday?
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 cups diced cooked white turkey meat
1 tbsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. mild jalapeño sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 10-oz. box frozen corn
1 15.5-oz. can white beans, drained and rinsed
1 4-oz. can diced green chilies, drained
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1. Heat the oil in a 4-quart, heavy-bottomed pot. Add the onion and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and continue cooking for 30 seconds.
Monday, December 1, 2008
I love this idea. Re-stickable photo frames... WOW!
At the Photojojo store, an 8 pack of these frames is only $20.
I think this is a great gift idea for college students and teenagers... and I can think of many uses in my home for these!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I suggest a no SHOPPING DAY!
Friday, November 28, 2008
The Apple Dumpling Gang is a Disney film, (1975) about a gambler named Donavan (played by Bill Bixby, think Incredible Hulk) who is tricked into taking care of a group of orphan children. These precocious kids eventually strike gold during the California Gold Rush.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Here are your random numbers:14
Congratulations williamsboys!!! You are going to love this book! I'm so excited for you and your boys!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Cheryl&Co is a bakery, founded in 1981, that offers fresh baked cookies, desserts and gifts! They are located in Ohio and they ship anywhere in the US and Canada. AND... they offer free shipping to any APO/FPO address... as a way to show support for the US Military! Love that idea!
Monday, November 24, 2008
This is a darling 2008 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament. I love it!
I love Christmas and all that is Christmas. And I have a definite weakness for Hallmark Ornaments. Click here to see all the new ornaments for 2008.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
High School soccer season is about to start. Actually yesterday was our daughter's first scrimmage game! With two kids on the high school soccer teams I'm going to be at a lot of games.
This is what the Dick's Sporting Goods website said about the seats: The GCI Outdoor™ Bleacher-Back™ seat offers fully reclining back support for sitting on bleachers with a nylon adjustable strap and a 2-in padded seat cushion. The folding design and carrying strap make it easy to transport, and it includes an oversized storage pouch for holding a wallet, keys, etc.
P.S. These seats worked great inside for volleyball season as well!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
and I liked Someone Like You!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I love all the varieties of mint tins that are available. It seems that everyone sells their brand. I was at a Liz Claiborne store this weekend and they have a tin of mints... seriously, everyone has their brand on mint tins!
I love these mints from Oral Fixation. They have some great flavors (see their website, or below) and I love that the tins are so thin. They are the perfect size for business cards!
I think this gift pack is a fun idea. Six tins in a slipcase for $15. The six flavors included are:
Mojito Mint (lime mint cocktail)
7 Deadly Cinnamon (hot cinnamon)
Sugar Free Tibet (wintergreen)
Night Light (caffeinated chai)
Spare Mint (spearmint)
Antioximints (Green Tea Mints) NEW!
Jasmints (Herbal Jasmine Mints) NEW!
Fabulous Fruit (Very Fruity Tropical Mints) NEW!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I love Christmas. I love children's stories. I love books!
Combine the three and I'm hooked.
Add Dick Van Dyke and I think I'm in heaven!
"Mr. Finnegan's Giving Chest" is a wonderful Christmas story that teaches about the spirit of Christmas... the giving and serving others part that is such a wonderful tradition of the Christmas season.
The artwork in "Mr. Finnegan's Giving Chest" is remarkable. It was created with state-of-the-art 3D imagery. Dick Van Dyke's likeness is the title character - Mr. Finnegan. It is such a close likeness it almost looks like a photo.
Who would like a hardbound copy of this wonderful book? Leave a comment here by midnight, Tuesday, November 25 for a chance to win this for your library... or to use as a great Christmas gift for someone special in your life.
Did I mention the book includes a CD recording of Dick Van Dyke reading the story?? So fun!
Monday, November 17, 2008
I recently discovered a fun website with unique gift ideas. The Spoon Sisters has almost 29 different categories to help you find the perfect gift! Right now they are offering $5 off a $50 online purchase. The code for this discount is GIFT and the offer expires 1/15/09.
This may look just like the bag that you carry home from the pet store, but don’t be fooled…this plastic goldfish is not swimming in water, it’s embedded in clear, glycerin soap shaped like "water in a bag". I love this idea as a hostess gift, or a thank you gift to a babysitter!! Click here for more info.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Foster kids across the country will be celebrating today! Hundreds of kids will finally have a family to call their own today! Yea for adoption!
Today is the day to support the effort to finalize foster care adoptions, honor adoptive families and spread the word about kids in need.
Of the half million children who enter foster care each year, 129,000 of them are currently available for adoption.
For more information about National Adoption Day, visit nationaladoptionday.org.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
1/2 cup of whipping cream
1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup
Dash of cinnamon
1 cup of milk (per hot vanilla)
2 teaspoons of sugar (per hot vanilla)
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (per hot vanilla)
1. Start with the topping. In a medium bowl, whip 1/2 cup of whipping cream until it's frothy. Add 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup and a dash of cinnamon, then continue to whip the mixture until everything is well blended and peaks form. Makes enough to top about 6 drinks.
2. For each hot vanilla, microwave 1 cup of milk and 2 teaspoons of sugar in a mug for 90 seconds. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Top with a dollop of chocolate cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, and a dash of cinnamon.
Recipe from Family Fun magazine.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
My husband wants a boxer puppy for Christmas... I think I found one.
But wait... my 7 year old daughter wants a Chihuahua for Christmas... What is a mother to do? A mother that has said for the last 20 years that she won't be getting a dog... she isn't a dog person?
I think I found a solution. Both of those adorable, lifeLIKE puppies above are actually
stuffed animals. They look very realistic when their tummys are moving in and out like they are really breathing. These breathing puppies come with their own blanket to lay on and a cardboard carrying case as well as a certificate of adoption and a care manual. They are $32.50 each and you can purchase them at This Place is a Zoo. I love it!!! What an amazing idea!
Perhaps your family is more exotic... and you need something a little more grand? Check these guys out...
The granddaddy of all stuffed anmials is this guy... when sitting this gorilla measures over 28" tall and retails for $299.00.
Be sure to check out This Place is a Zoo. It looks like they might just have every animal you could think of!!