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A Blast From the Past With Big G Cereals Giveaway!

It’s time to dust off your sweat bands, leg warmers and neon tees and head on over to your local Target® to moon walk down the cereal aisle, as Big G cereals have brought back their “Retro” themed packaging, 80’s style. Big G cereals will be channeling their Retro roots and to help celebrate, they have partnered with Atari®, bringing classic 80’s games like Asteroids, Missile Command and Centipede to your breakfast table. Collect all 5 different packages that include totally radical Atari Activities on the back of each box; available exclusively at Target starting February through mid-March. Participating Big G cereals include: Cinnamon Toast Crunch® (17 oz.), Lucky Charms® (16 oz.), Honey Nut Cheerios® (17 oz.), Cheerios® (18 oz.) and Cocoa Puffs® (16.5 oz.) Did we mention it was Atari’s 40th Anniversary this year? Be sure to check out and test your online Atari gaming skills at Asteroids while also entering in a sweepstakes for chance to win Ta

Butter Dip Biscuits

This is an old family recipe that comes from the Dough Queen my Aunt Karen.  She has the touch that makes incredible breads, rolls and other delicious goodies.  These were so delicious and a huge hit with the family!! Butter Dip Biscuits From Aunt Karen  2 cups milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter 4 1/2 teaspoons yeast 1/4 cup warm water 2 eggs, well beaten 1 teaspoon salt 5-6 cups flour additional melted butter Put the milk, sugar, salt and butter in a saucepan.  Heat on medium heat stirring constantly until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour water into the mixer, sprinkle the yeast and stir just a bit.  I added 1 teaspoon sugar to the mixture.  Let yeast sit until it foams a bit (about 5 minutes).  Stir in eggs and milk mixture. Stir in flour until you get a stiff dough.  Let dough raise until doubled.  Punch down and roll dough out to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out round rolls (I used a drinking glass to cut mine.) Dip each round into melte

Menu Plan Monday

After a super crazy week I am finally back!! Amazing how much I missed blogging and all my blog friends!! This week I am hopefully back on track starting with a weekly meal plan. This Week's Menu Monday: Taco Salads Tuesday: Cheese Stuffed Meatball Subs Wednesday: Kelly's BBQ Chicken Pizza Thursday: Picnic Night Friday: Sloppy Joes Saturday: Chicken Quesadillas Sunday: Potato Bar Thanks for your patience! I've got some good things planned to add to the blog this week!! Happy Monday!  Linked to: Menu Plan Monday

Lasagna Soup

This recipe was such a HIT at my house. Even my picky eater had two servings.  It was simple to put together and VERY DELICIOUS!! I received a message from hubby who hates soup and it said; "If you change the name from soup that dish is AWESOME!" Wow that says a lot coming from the man of few words. Guess it passed the test!!  Lasagna Soup 1 lb. mild Italian sausage 1/2 cup onion diced 1 (28 oz.) can tomato sauce 1 cup beef broth 1 Tablespoon dried Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes (undrained) 2 teaspoons dried basil 2 cup small shell pasta (I used small penne) grated parmesan shredded mozzarella (optional) In a skillet, brown sausage with the onion. Drain if needed.  Place sausage in the crock pot. Add all the ingredients but the pasta. Stir and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Cook pasta according to package directions.  Add pasta to the crock pot about 10-20 minutes before serving. Garnish each serving with some parmesan che

Tried & True: Crescent Chicken Bundles

This is one of my family's all time favorites that I posted early in the life of this blog!! My husband and I argue about where this recipe originated from, but that really doesn't matter, because it is easy and  DELICIOUS!! It so deserves a second  post!  Crescent Chicken Bundles original post here 2 cups cooked chicken, diced 2-3 stalks of celery, diced in small pieces 1/2 cup diced olives 2 cans refrigerator crescent rolls 1 small onion, minced 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese Mix all ingredients together. Roll out crescent rolls. Place a small amount of mixture on the large end of the crescent. Roll up the top and sides around the filling. Continue to roll the dough up. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.   Bake  at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Until  lightly browned. Make a gravy out of the following: 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Cream of Chicken Soup 1 tsp. chicken bouillon 1 soup can of water Bring to boil and simmer until gravy like consistency. Serve g

Snickers Popcorn

If you are in need of a quick sweet for your "sweet" today, this is a good one!! So delicious and very addicting.  I found it over at Walking on Sunshine which is an amazing blog.  Lots of delicious food and inspirational posts!! Snickers Popcorn from Walking on Sunshine 1 cups of unpopped popcorn 1 cup butter 2 cups light brown sugar, packed 1 tsp. salt 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tsp. baking soda 30 "Fun Size" Snickers bars, coarsely chopped 3 oz. milk chocolate, melted (optional) Pop your popcorn. Sift through and remove all the unpopped kernels. Over medium heat, boil butter, brown sugar, salt, vanilla  and corn syrup for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda. I used my LARGE roasting pan. Pour this mixture over your popcorn and stir to coat evenly. Bake your popcorn in a 200 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and stir in your coarsely chopped Snickers. Retu

Menu Plan Monday

A little more from my quick trip to San Francisco.  Me and the Golden Gate Bridge.  What you don't see is what happened just before this picture.  I saw people standing up on a ledge for a better photo opt. So I decided I would do it also.  Not a good plan...I was the one who fell!! Hubby got a good laugh out of it.  So a little excitement before we walked across the bridge and almost got ran over by bikers.  It was all good though. Loved the experience!! After another power outage last week, I am crossing my fingers that will be the last for the season. It puts a big damper in my cooking and blogging habit! Now on to this week.. This Week's Menu Monday: Burritos Tuesday: Chicken Puff Pastry Pockets Wednesday:Lasagna Soup Thursday: Picnic Night Friday: Malibu Chicken Saturday: Chip Chicken Sunday: Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes Anyone got any good ideas for Valentine's Day?    Linked to Menu Plan Monday

Food On The Table: Free For Life Easy Meal Planning

      Food on the Table is an easy meal planning service that is based on sales at local grocery stores. With Food on the Table, users will be able to: - find thousands of easy, healthy recipes - save money by knowing the items that are on sale - simplify your shopping experience with a well organized grocery list. SPECIAL OFFER: This month there is a promotion gives NEW Food On The Table users unlimited meals each week for free (it's normally only 3 meals a week and you pay for the unlimited upgrade).  Note: Since it's a promo code, you may still get encouraged to upgrade, but you don't have to because of the promo code. Click here  and use the promo code: FEBFREE ( Good throughout the month of February!) When you use this promo code you will get to use the service free for life . Something worth checking out! 

Quick Cinnamon Bread

Wow! I just realized I have doing alot of bread posts lately.  Guess I have been in bread mode.  This is a quick and simple recipe.  It will impress the kids for an afternoon snack or even breakfast idea.  I wanted a picture of it outside of the pan, but the family ate it and very fast.  I wouldn't really classify it as bread per say, but more a pull a part version.  Either way it is yummy!! Quick Cinnamon Bread 2 (10 count) cans refrigerated biscuits 1/3 cup butter 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Cut each uncooked biscuit dough into 4 pieces and place half in a greased loaf pan.  In a saucepan add butter, cinnamon and brown sugar.  Heat to a boil.  Remove from heat and add the vanilla.  Pour some of the mixture of the biscuit pieces and then add the rest of the remaining biscuit pieces on top and pour the remaining mixture on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!

Getting More Whole Grains in Your Diet Giveaway!

Ringing in the New Year often means new eating habits. We know whole grain is important to you, and the Dietary Guidelines recommend choosing products with a whole grain listed as the first ingredient. Now every cereal with the white check has more whole grain than any other single ingredient with the same great taste. You will see “whole grain” as a part of the first ingredient on the ingredient list, indicating that whole grain is the first and most prevalent ingredient. According to Dr. Travis Stork, emergency room physician and host of “The Doctors,” identifying whole grain products can be challenging. Shoppers can look for nutritional cues on the front of the box, but they need to read the ingredient list to know if they are getting enough whole grain. Ingredient lists detail ingredients in order of prevalence, and if the words “whole grain” are followed by a grain like wheat or oats, it means the food contains more whole grain than any other single ingredien

Menu Plan Monday

Last weekend at the last moment hubby and I had the opportunity to hop a plane and go to San Francisco for the weekend!  Neither of us had been there before.  We only had one full day to take it all in and I so want to go back.  It was a foodies dream!!  Check out this cool bread sculpture. I will share more later, but for now it is about time I get back on the menu bandwagon.  Life has been very hectic with out it.  A lesson I never seem to learn!! This Week's Menu Monday: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Tuesday: Cheesy Cracker Ranch Chicken Wednesday: California Chowder Thursday: Picnic Night Friday: Chicken Puff Pastry Pockets Saturday: French Bread Pizza Sunday: Balsamic Pork Loin Wishing you all a delicious week!!

Take a look at sneakpeeq and a Great Giveaway!

Sneakpeeq is the largest and fastest growing social shopping company on Facebook. They currently have over 300,000 users to date and are rapidly growing. The company recently entered into a strategic partnership with Facebook at F8 conference a few months back (f8 is the annual Facebook developers conference). We are backed financially by the initial investors of Facebook and Twitter. To date, they have primarily partnered with brands in the fashion/home decor/gourmet food categories; we have partnered with over 600+ brands. In December 2011, Sneakpeeq was named one of the “Top 10 Best Social Aps of 2011 ”. In January 2012, Sneakpeeq reached a milestone when it officially became fully integrated into Facebook’s Open Graph (like Spotify). . I went over to sneakpeeq to see what it is all about. They have some great products and ways to earn different discounts.  It was a fun and interactive site! Now sneakpeeq has offered one lucky reader a $10 gift card to use on your favorit

Superbowl Eats!!

Are you ready for Superbowl Sunday?  It is always a big deal at our house. It is even better when one of our teams is in it, but either way it's what we do and food plays a huge part of the celebration.  Here's what we are doing this year. Pulled Pork Sandwiches with all the fixing for lunch. Then the snacking begins: Superbowl Shrimp Dip (Oh I wonder where it got it's name!) Mom's Seven Layer Bean Dip  and new to the menu: Snickers Popcorn  From Walking on Sunshine ! Super Peanut Butter Filled Brownies  What's on your menu for the BIG GAME?

New Dulce de Leche Cheerios Giveaway!

Now, moms everywhere can bring a beloved traditional Latin flavor to their family’s breakfast table with new Dulce de Leche Cheerios . With a hint of caramel flavor, Dulce de Leche Cheerios, provides a delicious and tasty start to your family’s day while delivering key health benefits expected from a cereal made with whole grain and 6 grams of sugar per serving. Dulce de Leche is traditionally incorporated in Latin American inspired desserts, and you can now get a hint in the newest variety of Cheerios With the same goodness you’ve come to know and love about Cheerios, the new Dulce de Leche flavor provides 39 percent of the recommended daily amount of whole grain* (* According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the daily recommended amount of whole grain for most people is at least 3 ounce equivalents, which is equal to 48 grams. Dulce de Leche Cheerios has 19 grams of whole grain per serving.) Don’t just eat Dulce de Leche Cheerios with milk at break