Big G Cereal Heros

What’s more awesome than cereal? Cereal AND super heroes! Two of my boys favorite things.For a limited time, specially marked Big G cereal boxes will feature collectable DC Super Hero comic books starring members from the Justice League, from Batman to Wonder Woman to Green Lantern! (How cool is that right?!) Personally I give mad props to any cereal company that actually still puts toys in the cereal box instead of having to send 100 upcs off to get one. (Is General Mills the only brand that does that?)
We are huge cereal eaters here, for breakfast, lunch, and sometimes even dinner.(Yep I just admitted that to the entire world- I occasionally feed my kids cereal for breakfast!) I also put cereal in my kids lunch (dry of course)- oddly enough that some how makes me the cool mom! But my favorite thing to do with cereal is make cereal bars! Try this recipe, it literally works with ANY cereal. We tried it most recently with Lucky Charms (NOM).

So- I know you’re wondering how you can get your hands on some Big G cereal (besides going to the grocery)
Heres what you will win!

1 box of a participating Big G cereal
1 set of the collectable DC Super Hero comic books
1 Green Lantern action figure
Heres how:
MANDATORY ENTRY: If you could have one super power what would it be?

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Getting Pinny with it 11/4

Just about 20 days until Thanksgiving (where did this year go?!?). I thought it was just about time to share some awesome Pinterest finds.

These muffins I made last week- and they were the best muffins I ever had. {The mix WILL feel too dry- but I promise the muffins will come out moist and delicious!}

These little teepee cakes are on my to make list. {seriously can you imagine the kids eating these?!? CUTE!}

My favorite thing about Thanksgiving {beside turkey of course} is the sweet potatoes!

I’ve been looking on Pinterest for weeks now for great Thanksgiving ideas, there just isn’t much. Do people really not to Thanksgiving up big? Guess Ill start looking for Christmas ideas now!

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From salad dressing to Veggie dip

I had the pleasure of being able to review Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip. Oddly enough I was super excited about it because Im ALWAYS too cheap to spend $3.18 on veggie dip mainly because I feel like I could just just salad dressing to dip my carrots and celery in. Honestly thats all I had done until I got this dip. And I seriously have to admit- I was WRONG. It wasn’t “watery” like traditional dressings are. It was actually really good. Id have to say in the future I probably will actually buy the Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Dip. It was flavorful- and delicious. I was told that I could try it in a recipe- and would you believe I couldn’t think of anything to put it in?!? Now Im thinking it would be AMAZING with some buffalo chicken wraps. Like seriously good- Im going to have to go grab some wraps to try it with. (Dinner tomorrow here we come). The Marzetti website also has some great recipes as well. Like THIS tuna fish sandwich (OMG John might actually eat this!) Instead of adding mayonnaise and mustard and relish you add the veggie dip- which personally I like the idea of not mixing as much stuff in. Even these Oven Baked Sweet Potatoes sound SUPER good. Especially since, they’re healthy AND its getting closer to Thanksgiving and those sweet potatoes are going to be going on sale, and best part I know my kiddos would like these and they would be perfect for in they’re bento lunches.

Anywho, back to the dip. Chandler did try it with chips- because were weird like that and like ranch on our chips, (we also like it on our pizza rolls too). Surprisingly enough when we dipped the tortilla chips in the dip- it was VERY good. I would venture to even say it was better than the chip dip, mainly because its not all watery, but in the same sense its nots TOO chunky either (ever had a chip dip thats TOO chunky- its actually super gross).

So- in all- Chandler liked it- on basically everything. Ethan was very worried about trying it (even though he LOVES ranch dressing) He dipped his carrot in it just a little bit, and then licked the carrot. Then came back a and took a HUGE dip, Needless to say he liked it a lot. Obviously John didn’t try it because getting that man to eat veggies or ranch would be impossible- but I think if he did try it he would really enjoy it.

Long story short- Try Marzetti Otria Yogurt Veggie dip– its in the veggie section at your grocery store, its worth the money, and super delicious.

I was one of the bloggers selected by T. Marzetti Company and Clever Girls Collective to host a Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip review. They provided me with product to test and compensation for my time. However, my opinions are entirely my own.

Cheesecake Oreo Cookies AKA HEAVEN.

So today I was making cookie for the genius’s at the apple store for the 4s release. I was tweeting my butt of- and this recipe got a HUGE response. So I wanted to share it with everyone. (Not to mention these are the best cookies Ive ever had)

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs

– Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line your pan with the parchment paper. (Make sure to use this, because even WITH the parchment paper the bottoms got a little crunchy.

– Mix butter and cream cheese on medium speed until well mixed.

– Add sugar and vanilla extract and mix until the ingredients are well mixed. Add flour, mix well. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.

– Put the oreo crumbs in a separate bowl. Roll small (tablespoon sized) balls of the mixture then roll the balls in the oreo crumbs. Place on parchment paper and bake for 12-13 minutes.

I baked mine for 12 minutes, the bottom was slightly crunchy and the inside was chewy. Absolutely perfect!
Let cool, then enjoy with a cup of milk.

Best Cookies Ever!

I tried cake mix cookies for the first time ever. They were so good, so I wanted to share the recipe with my readers.

1 box any flavor cake mix (I used devils food)
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil

Add 1/2 cup oil and two eggs to one box of cake mix. Add chips, nuts, and flavorings if desired.
Drop by teaspoonfuls on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

This was so easy, I added ghirardelli baking chocolate mixed in, then Jayde dipped them into sprinkles, because sprinkles make everything awesome.

Now, go try this- takes no time at all, and if I can do it- you can do it! NOM!

Top 10 Reasons Bacon is AWESOME

This weeks writing prompt is “Top Ten Reasons Bacon is Awesome”. Not that you need me to tell you that bacon is awesome.

1.) Bacon Pancakes

2.) Bacon Prailines

3.) Bacon Carbonara

4.) Bacon Tots

5.) Bacon Cupcakes

5.) Bacon Hashbrowns

6.) Bacon Jalapeño Popper

7.) Bacon Biscuits

8.) Bacon Jam

9.) Bacon Meatballs

10.) Bacon Pie

Mama’s Losin’ It
Now Im aware that this is a WRITING prompt, however when its on a subject that truly needs no words, what can I say. BUT- don’t forget to click the images to get these amazing recipes!