Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

CIJ: Popcorn Balls

July 25, 2009

I love to make popcorn balls, though I have not made them in quite a few years they are so fun to make and best of all eat. And you can make a variety of flavors. When I would make them with my family as a child we would make popcorn in a popcorn maker. No we did not have the luxury of microwave popcorn. The best popcorn balls are always homemade. And to add chocolate chip pieces tasted even better. If you would like to make your very own AllRecipies.com is a good place to start. Another great place is FamilyTimeAnd When your all done and they are wrapped you can even decorate the little bags..

CIJ: Giant Gummy Bear on a Stick…~Review

July 22, 2009

Those of you who enjoy and Love Gummy Bears.. I have  the ultimate  Gummy Bear for you.. Thanks to VAT 19  purveyors of the curiously awesome products. They have  Gummy Bear on a stick  nearly 90X larger than the average gummy bear, and they come in several awesome flavors

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and for  9.95 you can have your very own Gummy Bear on a stick

* Weighs  1/2 of a pound *  equivalent of regular   88 gummy bears

 

0812 012 0812 010  Just Imagine the delight in your child’s eyes when they go to their Christmas Stocking  to find one of these..Something they will truly and enjoy and it would be  a unique  stocking stuffer. for more information  go over to VAT 19 not only do they have Giant Gummy Bears on a stick they have gift  ideas for  just about every member of your family

* my thoughts* When I saw this I was in awe, My children’s eyes were as big as saucers and with their mouth’s drooling to get a taste, yes this was a good enough size for me to split and share among 3 children. With each of them savoring  their piece of  the Blue Raspberry gummy bear on a stick. I of course had to taste this for my self and  I found it quite delicious and the flavor is just right.. it was truly savory and quite good..and mess free which is a plus in my house..

YUMMY GUMMY BEAR!!!

CIJ: Christmas Goodies

July 7, 2009

One of my favorite childhood  memories of Christmas Goodies is the  Special Package of Homemade Candies sent to My family by My Grandmother Ewers   each year she would send a box of her home made delectable goodies.  And her timing would always be just a week just before Christmas. In the box would contain Divinity, Fudge and Jellied Candies, and Peanut brittle. Oh and you could smell the sweet aroma before even opening the box. That was a true treasure to indulge in and she  would even send cookies for me to set out just for Santa Claus . Very fond memories of her goodies, Yummy. Another Favorite of Mine Was an Idaho Spud Candy bar which can only be found In or around Idaho it’s taste is indescribable and no it does not contain any ingredients’ of  a potato for those of you that may be wondering, Sure you could buy the Idaho Spud Candy bar any time of the year  but My dad would  always hide a few inside the Christmas Tree for me to find on Christmas Morning. idahospud_home and since I no longer have access to these by means of my local grocery store ,I have ordered them from Owyhee Candy Company just for my children can experience the wonderful yummy mouth watering   confection.

What are some of your favorite  Holiday goodies? I would love to hear about them..

Christmas in July,Presents for Pets..

July 4, 2009

Like most pet owners their pets are part of the family and  some may consider it  a little off the wall to buy presents for their pets,, But hey to each their own, each year my furry baby has a stocking with little toys and treats in it made just for him. And a  great place for pet toys is Popular Pet Toys they have   great toys for your furry feline or feathered friend, Don’t want toys well they have videos made just for your indoor cat, let your furry baby explore the out doors  right from the comfort of his bed or the couch..cat_sitter1 and here is one of their newest items which is sure to get the attention of your   felineOstrich_Tickler and they have videos for birds as well.. and not to leave the Dogs out JB Pet has a great selection of toys for  our four legged friends with great prices to fit every budget

dogtoy    they have quite of  a selection and not just toys either

one good thing about Christmas and pets  you can hide the toys and  they won’t go looking for them…

Only Natural Pet is another great place to check out and great prices and many items include free shipping

Happy Independence Day!!!

July 4, 2009

Today our beautiful country is  officially 233  years old..

Take the time to reflect our freedom,and our great country..and those that are and have served  in the armed forces to give us our freedom..

Some fun facts …..

Patriotic Places..

The number of places nationwide with the name Liberty is 30,The most Populous one is Liberty Missouri (26,232) followed by Iowa has more of these places than any other state: four (Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty).

Eleven places have "independence" in their name. The most populous of these is Independence, Missouri, with 113,288 residents.

There is one place named "patriot" — Patriot, Indiana, with a population of 202.

And what could be more fitting than spending the day in a place called "America"? There are five such places in the country, with the most populous being American Fork, Utah, with 21,941 residents.

The fun facts above is an excerpt taken from  Chiff.com  American_Flag

Happy Birthday America!!! Land of the Free and Home of the Brave…

And while you are all having your BBQ’s and spending time with your families while watching the fireworks

please say a prayer for our troops and think of them as well..

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Wordless Wednesday: The cool kids..

June 30, 2009

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When 5 year olds take pictures..

June 28, 2009

 Ever wonder what a 5 year old would take a picture of.. well your looking at it

Different lengths of Fast Food French Fries..

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Summer fun with Science

June 25, 2009

So my children came home with this list  just before school  was out.. and I found this interesting  and wanted to share with you..

1. Leonardo  Da  Salty…

* you will need*

Warm water, Salt, Q-tips, Plain Paper, Food Coloring, Several small containers

*What to do*

Mix the warm water  and the salt together into as many containers as you have food coloring. Add a different  food color to each container and mix well. Use your Q-tips or paint  brushes to paint a picture.. Put it on thick so that when it dries it will show up well.. Let the painted paper sit for several hours until it is completely dry.

*What Happened*

The Salt and the Food Coloring both dissolve in the warm water when mixed together. However , as the water evaporates, the salt and the colors remain on the page to create a picture.

2. Homemade Bubbles                           bubles

* you will need*

2 Tablespoons dishwashing liquid,  A cup of Warm Water

*what to do*

Mix your dishwashing liquid and warm water * hint* add a little sugar to make your bubbles last longer.( The bubbles burst when they dry out and the sugar slows  down the evaporation)

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Delicious Dinner @ Olive Garden…

June 23, 2009

I had the most delicious dinner at Olive Garden tonight.. Our Server Calvin was prompt in coming to our table and quick with serving our refreshments and made  sure that our drinks were always full, He took our order with complete genuine politeness and  with a smile.. I would show you our gracious host but was a little camera shy. Our dinner was one of the best meals that I have ever had at Olive Garden and having a wonderful server made it even more enjoyable.. So if you are in the neighbor hood stop by and enjoy  and ask for  Calvin…  This Restaurant is located  at

3259 WILLIAM STREET
CAPE GIRARDEAU MO 63703 (573) 651-4297
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 and for one of the best desserts Photo-0368 (2)  Delizioso

*menu items will vary each region.*.

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Behind the scenes..

June 21, 2009

As a member of the  General Mills Pssst  Network

I give reviews on products that I have received, coupons to share with friends and family.. And find product information on General Mills  Products

Recently I was given the chance to view Backstage of the Betty Crocker Kitchens

It was quite insightful .. want to learn more  click on any of the above links

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