Monday, February 9, 2015

Children's Advil

We were able to try a sample of Chilren's Advil sugar-free and dye-free in Berry flavor. My daughter would take the medicine. We were fighting fevers and had a hard time getting the temperature to come down. Once we used Children's Advil, the fever came down and my child was back up to playing within about 20 minutes. She also complained less about her "head hurting" and other aches in her legs after given the Advil. We love the Children's Advil brand products, but are so thrilled there is a product that doesn't have dyes and sugars that are unneccessary in a medicine! I hate giving Children's medicines with dyes and sugars because they are sticky and gross! Now I can feel better about giving a medicine to my child with the Children's advil without dyes and added sugars. My daughter never complained about the taste either like she has with other medicines we offered.

I would definitely recommend this to other parents - go try Children's Advil!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Kettle Brand Chips & Popcorn

Jordan and I have always been Kettle Brand chip fans. The Kettle Brand just added new products (at least new to us) - real sliced potato chips and popcorn. Through BzzAgent I was able to try out their new products for free and for a discount. I love all the flavors offered in their different products and love that they are a local company (just an hour from us are the headquarters). I tried out the popcorn in black pepper & sea salt and it was so good, plus it's a snack you don't have to feel guilty about. Kettle brand chips and popcorn are fresh and have so many flavors. I also loved the real sliced potato chips in sea salt & vinegar-it's a classic flavor. Check these products out at a grocery store near you because they are delicious. Plus you can feel good because these products are non-GMO verified and the company is all about sustainibility.


Secret Outlast Deodorant

I got to try out Secret Outlast Deodarant for free as a BzzAgent and I am loving it. I always had a hard time finding a good deodorant that kept me smelling fresh by banishing odor and fought sweat. I found it. I used to use solid deodorants, but the gel is so much better. I know that it goes on well in the morning and then it stays on all day regardless of what activities I do, including walking or jogging in humid Oregon! I am the newest fan of Secret Outlast Deodorant and am glad to try it out. It's amazing and I smell a lot better :-)!

- Molly


Friday, April 26, 2013

Oreo Cheesecakes Minis

My dad wanted me to make some cheesecakes, and sometimes cheesecake homemade (at least at my house) does not turn out so smooth or cook even so I tried making mini cheesecakes and found they were easier and cooked more evenly! Also, it is such an easy recipe just make sure to not leave cream cheese chunks in the mix and to make sure to mix it really smooth, this will help with the final texture of the cheesecake! The recipe was adapted from one I found online for cheesecake, and after finding delicious Oreo Cheesecake with my dad in New York!

Mini Cheesecakes

2 lbs (32 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 large eggs (I used whole eggs vs. egg whites)
1 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp salt

Using an electric mixer (you will need the power to make a smooth mixture), begin by beating the cream cheese until slightly beaten, then slowly add in the sugar, mixing in between. Add the vanilla and eggs, and then finally the sour cream and salt. Mix as you add, making sure that any chunks of cream cheese are gone and the mixture is VERY smooth.

For Oreo Cheesecakes:

Place an Oreo cookie in the bottom of a cupcake liner in a cupcake pan. Then add about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of Oreo cookie crumbles to the cheesecake mixture and pour over the Oreo cookie until the cheesecake mixture is about to the top of the cupcake liner.

For Plain Mini Cheesecakes:

I also made some plain cheesecake with a graham cracker crust. I used chocolate graham crackers to make a variation on a plain cheesecake crust, but you can choose original, cinnamon, chocolate, or whatever you might want. To make the crust break 1 package out of a box of graham crackers (about 8 to 10 graham crackers) and then using a fork mix in 6 tbsp of softened butter and 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar (I add less than more). I usually don't follow an exact recipe, but just make sure the graham crackers are "wet" with the butter and can be formed into a crust without being drenched in butter :-). I then place the crust in the bottom of a cupcake liner, pushing the crust with a spoon so that it is compact and not crumbly. Then place the cheesecake mixture on top until it is about to the top of the cupcake liner.

For either option, cook for about 24 to 28 minutes at 275 degrees, rotating them half way. You will know they are cooked when the cheesecake is set, but don't wait for them to brown. Let cool and place into container and chill in fridge until ready to serve. You can then top with fruit for the plain cheesecake and the Oreo cheesecakes are perfect just the way they are. The recipe makes about 24 to 30 cheesecakes. ENJOY!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Morningstar Veggie Burgers...YUM!

Having used to be vegetarian I always have loved veggie burgers. The morningstar veggie burgers are great, and are very healthy for you! I was able to get coupons to try the product out! Check them out if you want to try a healthy alternative to regular burgers (and sneak some vegetables in)! Even Miley likes them, so they are great for kids and husbands to get them some good and health food.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pork Roast

We have made a few different pork roasts in the crockpot this week after I got coupons and ideas from Bzzagent for making pork! Try it yourself. Here are some ideas for the crockpot:

Pork Roast with Honey Mustard Chipotle Sauce
We used a 1 to 2 lb. pork roast and then added 1 to 2 cups of Kraft Honey Mustard Chipotle everything dressing. We also added some salt/pepper, 1 to 2 tablespoons of  soy sauce, and a red pepper. Just throw it all in the crockpot and cook away.

Pork Roast with Kick n' Rub
1 to 2 lb. pork roast along with 1 onion and 1 red and 1 green pepper. Add crushed red pepper or red pepper to taste, salt/pepper, cumin, soy sauce, oil, lime juice, dry onion, garlic, and other spices to taste!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween Printable

I made some chevron print in Photoshop and then decided to use a Chevron print for my Halloween printable. You can download the printable by saving it.