Saturday, December 17, 2011

Big Shower Big Wet Wipes Review

Fall and Winter marks a muddy and wet time in Richmond.  My kids usually come back from playing in the neighborhood totally full of mud.  Well instead of dragging them into the house all wet, I tried a QWIK shower wipe.  Mainly to get their feet and  hands.

The towels are larger than a baby wipe and a little more durable to wipe off that stubborn mud. Here is the companie's decription: these are individually wrapped 10x12 thick moist wipes with a fresh scent and cleaning power.  Keep them in your purse, locker car and gym bag to use anytime.  These are not little tiny pop up 
wipes!  They're big and thick like a wash cloth.
The cost about a $1 a wipe, less if you buy in larger quantities.

I read that the company I am sure the troops love having these in their packs to feel refreshed for even a few moments while in the field.
I will be keeping some of these in my car for crazy play times and maybe I can use on the dog too!!

To learn more about these products or to purchase go to

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade® MommyParty

When you think of yeast, one usually thinks of a complicated recipe*.  Homemade bread usually takes 2 to 2 1/2 hours to complete from start to finish.  Well not any more.   Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade®   has made a new product to bring fresh baked bread to your table in one hour.

This was my first MommyParty and I was thrilled to receive boxes of Simply Homemade in Country White, Italian Herb, Stone Ground Wheat and Multi Grain.
I was a little skeptical as I have made "Beer bread" before and it was just ok.

  My family could not wait for me to host the party to try one of the boxes.
Since it states it is an easy recipe, I had my 10 year old make it.  Here she is and we even added Cinnamon since we were making it for breakfast.

Outstanding especially warm.

Well that was easy now it was time to host my MommyParty.   I chose the Girls Night In theme and decided to keep it very casual.  We are all busy and good friends so no one to impress, I thought I would let the bread do that.

The Day of the party, I already had the wine and toppings purchased now for the bread making.  Amazing how quickly I put together 3 loaves of bread.  Even made a sundried tomato version out of the Italian Herb.

When the guests arrived I had the first two guests start a loaf.  One of them had never even made bread before outside of a bread machine.
A success indeed.

While we waited for the bread to rise and bake they tasted the different varieties of baked bread with hummus, flavored  olive oil dip, white cheddar and mango chutney and bruschetta.

I don't remember anyone complaining but going for seconds.

We also played a few of the games suggested in my Party Pack.  An Ice Breaker game you can use at any party just change the theme.  Each person had to write what they would do if they were given 2 1/2 hrs (the time to bake other bread recipes) and then folded up the papers.  We then had to guess who wrote what.  Even with good friends it was not that easy!

I think all had fun and will consider purchasing the mix in the future, especially with the $1 coupon they were given.  It does contain milk in the ingredients so one guest was disappointed as she has allergies at home.  Maybe Fleischmann's can revamp one of the mixes to make it more appealing to dairy allergies.

One guest was having her birthday the next day so we added a candle and sang her Happy Birthday.  Probably her first Bread Cake!!

*quote from one of the guests

Monday, December 5, 2011

Enter to win A gift basket from Fleishmann's

If you have not already ready my post on this great product, here is a link.  Just made another loaf this weekend when we had unexpected guests for dinner. They were amazed by the taste and funny thing was I did not think it was going to work as the yeast did not bubble normally.

Well once you try their great product, Like their Facebook page and enter their sweepstakes. Here are some more details.

Not only does Fleischmann's® Simply Homemade® want to make sure you have an easy way to provide your family with great-tasting homemade bread, they also want to connect with youonline! They're currently running a great promotion on their Facebook page- the "Less than an Hour Baking Challenge". For this challenge, use any Fleischmann's New Simply Homemade® No Knead Bread Mix variety and add your own special touches to make fresh bread in less than an hour. Then, submit a photo of your final product on this Facebook pageThe first 1000 entrants will earn a 50¢ coupon AND be entered for the chance to win a Simply Homemade® gift basket valued at $100. Grab a box, get baking and upload your pic today!

Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Fleischmann's® Simply Homemade® prize package in exchange for this post.  No monetary exchange took place. All opinions are my own."

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Karo Syrup New Years Eve Sweepstakes.

I think the holiday season does not go by without using Karo syrup in at least one recipe.  Well this season, your recipe will become even sweeter as you have a chance to win a trip to my favorite town, CHICAGO>

Karo Syrup has partnered with Chicago pastry chef and cookbook author Sarah Levy to create delicious treats that are the perfect gift to give this holiday season.

Karo Syrup wants to celebrate all holiday baking recipes! Consumers who share their favorite recipe to bake in Karo's Recipe Sweepstakes are entered to win a special New Year's Eve package in Chicago, including a two-night stay at the Wit Hotel, dinner at Mastro's Steakhouse and a chocolate tour. Visit  the "Tis the Season" tab at to share your recipe, enter to win this fabulous trip and see some of Sarah Levy's favorite holiday recipes

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Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Karo Syrup prize package in exchange for this post.  No monetary exchange took place. All opinions are my own."