Friday, July 25, 2014

Crest Pro-Health Whitening Toothpaste - Review

I was sent a free tube of Crest Pro-Health Whitening Toothpaste in Fresh Cleant Mint flavor to try via, and I loved it!  It is fresh and clean without a 'baking soda' aftertaste, and it has a great convenient 'flip-top' cap that you can stand the tube upright on.  It has all the benefits of a great toothpaste (it is a flouride toothpaste for anticavity antigingivitis, and sensitive teeth)
, and I did see whitening after a few days, so I am quite impressed! 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Annie's Homegrown Family Size Lasagna with Meat Sauce

I received a coupon to try Annie's Homegrown Family Size Lasagna with Meat Sauce for FREE from Influenster, and it has been the BEST frozen lasagna I have ever tried (I have tried several store brands and a few major brands).  It tasted fresh and not frozen, and it was the perfect size for my family of 3.  The only disappointment was that it wasn't bigger :) Enjoy a $2 off coupon here:  @AnniesHomegrown @Influenster

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Cake Pops - A La Caramel Macchiato CoffeeMate

So, I tried my hand at these again....

For Cake Pop Center:
1 box Betty Crocker Devil's Food SuperMoist Cake Mix
1 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Caramel Macchiato CoffeeMate Creamer
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
3 Eggs
1/2 container (1 cup) chocolate frosting
For White Coating:
1 Bag White Chocolate Melts (found at craft stores like Beverly's, Michael's, Hobby Lobby or Joann's)

About 25-30 Lollipop sticks.
Sprinkles of your choice.

Heat oven to 350 degrees, and prepare cake mix on box (I substituted 1/4 cup of Caramel Macchiato CoffeeMate for 1/4 cup of the water).  I used a 13x9 pan, so 350 degrees for 30 minutes was fine.   After cake is cooled, crumble cake and mix with 1/2 can of chocolate frosting a little at a time.  That step is want it to be moist enough to blend together, but dry enough to stay in a firm ball.   Form them into firm 1 1/2" balls and stick the lollipop sticks about 3/4 of the way through each ball.  Freeze for about 10 minutes.  While it is freezing, melt the white discs in a double boiler.  Take the pops out and dip them one at a time into the melted white chocolate.  I sprinkled them with some red sugar right away and then held onto them about 60 seconds before setting them on wax paper.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

They tasted really good, but I had trouble with a few not being firm enough to stay on the stick.  I'll have to either add more cake or less frosting next time.

-Member of the CoffeeMate USA Brew Crew.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

My First Post

I decided to start a blog, since everyone who is 'anyone' has one...LOL!  I thought it might be nice to reflect upon what I write about from time to time.

For my first post, I must say it is a VERY lazy day around here....Christmas Vacation does that to you.  It is 11:39am, and I hear my husband rummaging for breakfast downstairs.  I am ready to tear myself away from the computer since my stomach is making some rumbling noises.  My daughter is engrossed in her Plants vs. Zombies Nintendo DS game, but I'm sure she will smell breakfast and come running!