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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Recipe: Homemade Snickers Bar




Ingredients:
  • 24 oz of chocolate for coating
  • 2 oz butter
  • 1/4 cup condensed milk
  • 7 oz Marshmallow Creme ( marshmallow fluff)
  • 14 oz caramel candy
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 14 oz of whole peanuts
  • 10 oz chocolate for background
  • 1 tablespoon of water and 4 tablespoons more
Preparation:
  1. Prepare a plate size 9 x 13 inches. covered with foil .
  2. Dissolve the chocolate (10 oz) in a water bath and poured onto the mold surface and also extended .
  3. Then put in the fridge for a few minutes .
  4. Then melt marshmallows with a tablespoon of water in a water bath .
  5. When the marshmallow is melted add the butter . Allow time for the butter to melt and pour condensed milk . Cook the mixture until a thick paste without lumps simmer 4 minutes .
  6.  Remove from heat and add peanut butter .
  7. Pour the mixture over the chocolate and put back in the refrigerator.
  8. Heat the caramel in the microwave or a double boiler with a few tablespoons of water ( about 4) .
  9. Then add peanuts and mix.
  10. Pour mixture over marshmallow layer and spread well.
  11. Cool a few minutes and then cut into equal rectangles .
  12. Dipped in melted chocolate … let drain on rack.
  13. And voila Snickers are ready to be enjoyed …
  14. It can be stored in a closed vessel for more than a week




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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Silly Saturday: Animal Funnies






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A Favor

My very good set up a funding page for me to help with my medications.  Just one of my cancer meds costs me 451.00 a month. 


If you could please post the link to the site on your Facebook, Twitter, etc. I would greatly appreciate it. 


Thanks everyone!



https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/nd14/tabitha-s-leukemia-fund?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fb_share_stream.share&utm_campaign=BA_FBshare&og_action=hug&t=3&fb_ref=1927286








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Friday, February 21, 2014

Review: Cook'n Recipe Organizer 11

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. 







 I was given the chance to review a wonderful new way to organize all of my recipes on my computer.  The cookbook is called Cook'n and it is the simplest, easiest way to organize and find new recipes.  

There is a live feed that allows you to find instant meals at your fingertips.  All of your cookbooks and recipes are stored together on your bookshelf. 





 Visit their Facebook page and Pinterest to learn more while I continue to add my recipes....




 

 Cook'n is the Only Recipe Software that lets you:
      - Easily Enter your Personal Recipes
  • - Get Ideas for What to Make for Dinner
    - See a Visual Menu Planner
    - Auto-Generate Shopping Lists
    - Capture Recipes From Favorite Websites
    - Calculate Nutrition of Your Recipes
    - Capture & Sync Pinterest Recipes - Demo
    - Scan Printed Recipes - Demo
    - Discover New Recipes w/Live Feed - Demo
    - Print Themed Recipes - Demo
    - Use Snip-It to Capture Blog Recipes - Demo
    - Import recipes from Word - Demo
    - Share Recipes with Social Media - Demo
    - and much more!
 
 
Use Cook'n to Organize all your recipes. Cook'n is the perfect solution to organize your personal recipes. When you have entered your personal recipes into Cook'n you can:
  • - Create a family Cookbook
    - Share your recipes easily
    - Create menus and meal plans
    - Enhance the recipe by adding photos and stories
    - Get the nutritional facts for your recipes
    - and much more!
Enjoy the all new Visual Menu Planner. With the Visual Menu Planner you can create custom menus and meal plans.  Reasearch shows that those who use and effective menu planner are mor likely to:
  • - Save time by making less trips and by staying organized on what's for dinner
    - Save money by eating-out less beacuse they are prepared to make delicious home-cooked meals.
    - Eat healthier by planning healthy menus and meal plans. And avaoiding convenient foods rather than nutritional foods.
    - Save gas by making less trips to the store and on fast-food pickups.
Analyze Recipe Nutrition using Cook'n. Stop guessing what nutrients are in the foods you are eating. Use Cook'n to help you stay organized in your dieting! Analyze the nutritional elements of recipes and menus (even the ones you add!) Cook'n makes it simple to calculate the nutrients your body is receiving. After typing in a recipe or importing one from the internet, simply click a button for the information you need. Save you a ton of time by analyzing nutrition in seconds!
Save Time and Money with the Cook'n Shopping List Generator.  Cook'n also calculates the approximate cost of your shopping list. Cook'n automatically combines the food on your menus and makes a grocery shopping list. It even converts tablespoons of tomato paste to 8 oz. cans! Cook'n organizes your shopping list by aisle to save you time at the store.With the Grocery Shopping Assistant you can:
  • - Organizes grocery shopping list items by aisle
    - Compiles your family's grocery shopping list automatically
    - Calculates your grocery cost
    - Converts to package sizes (ie; tablespoon tomato paste to 8 oz. cans)
Organize your Pinterest Recipes in Cook'n. Cook'n will Automatically import all of your Pinterest recipes with one click and synchronize the two so any new recipes that you Pin will automatically appear in Cook'n! It's not magic... but it's pretty close to it!
Once your Pinterest recipes are in Cook'n you can:
  • - Create Menu & Meal Plans
    - Share them with Friends
    - Generate a Shopping List
    - Sync them to your Phone
    - Analyze nutritional values
    - and much more!
 
Scan your printed recipes or Shoot a Photo of them.  With the new Scan-It feature, it's easy to get all of your printed recipes into Cook'n without having to type any of them!  Importing recipes you clipped from magazines and newspapers is easy... just scan them! Or, take a picture with your mobile phone. Use the Scan-it feature to translate scanned recipes to text and use the Snip-It tool to copy & paste the text into Cook'n with just a few clicks!

Capturing Recipes from blogs and other unformatted websites is easy with the new Snip-It Tool.
Most of the time, you can capture internet recipes with just one click. However, this doesn't work with web pages that are not formatted properly (like the recipes posted on many blogs). Enter Cook'n Version 11.
When Cook'n Version 11 detects web pages that are not marked up properly, it will automatically split the screen and display the Snip-It toolbar in the middle. Simply highlight the recipe directions and click the Directions button. Highlight the recipe ingredients and click the Ingredients button. With the new Snip-It Tool capturing recipes from your favorite blogs is a snap!
Let the World's Best Recipes Come to You!  Looking for recipe inspiration? Rather than browsing allrecipes.com, foodnetwork.com and other recipe websites, just launch Cook'n! As soon as a new recipe is posted on the web, it will appear in the Cook'n Live Recipe Feed. Customize your recipe feed and follow your favorite websites easily. Click the recipe to see more or simply drag & drop it to save it in your personal cookbook.
 
Print your recipes on beautiful themed 3x5, 4x6 and full page printouts. The themes in Cook'n are great! And, they're getting better all the time! Now, with Cook'n 11, your printed recipes can look just as fantastic as they do on the computer! In Cook'n 11, the print preview window is embedded inside Cook'n. And, the new printing tool is capable of printing themed recipes in all formats (3x5, 4x6, and full page). Add pizzazz to your recipes and share them in style with Cook'n 11!
Cook'n makes sharing your favorite recipes a snap! Post your favorite recipes on Facebook or pin your recipes on Pinterest with just one click! Print a family cookbook and give a gift that everyone will treasure or simply e-mail a recipe to a friend. Tweet your recipes, embed your recipes in your web pages, and link to them. Sharing your favorite recipes with Cook'n has never been so fun!
Share your recipes on:
  • - Pinterest
    - Facebook
    - Twitter
    - Google+
    - Email
    - Text
    - Printed Cards
    - PDFs
    - Blogs
    - Websites

Sync to the Cook'n Cloud.  The Cook'n Cloud provides an off-site backup of your valuable recipe collection to keep your recipes safe and to protect against viruses, computer system failures, hard disk corruptions, and data-loss. The Cook'n Cloud also makes it easier than ever to synchronize recipes between all of your Cook'n apps. For example, recipes entered into Cook'n on your PC will automatically appear on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, and other PC's.





  I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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Review: Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. 




I was given the opportunity to review Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops, wild cherry flavor.  Unlike other throat drops, these are soft, gummies and feel much better in your mouth when you are sick.  



The flavor is very pleasant.  They do not have the fake sugary taste like other cough drops.  





They are available in a bag of 32 drops or a round container of 26 drops.  






Pine Brothers have been in business since 1870.  Visit their webpage at Pine Brothers and their Facebook page.  













As most of you know, I am being treated for leukemia/bone marrow transplant and my insurance requires me to have a care giver at all times.  My Dad is my current caregiver and he has been having some trouble with the change of the weather coming from AL to AZ and is having really hard time with coughing.  I gave him the round container of drops so he could keep it in his back pocket.  He has stopped coughing and is amazed at how fast they worked.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Contest to resume soon!! (and some updates)

On February 15, 2014 marked the one year anniversary of my diagonals date.

It was my intention to write and document everything, but it just didn't happen.  I regret it.  I wish I would have written down all my thoughts and feelings through this whole process.

Well, so, what's up now?  I'm still at the hospital.  My body is not making its own platelets and no one can seem to figure out why.  I am having to get frequent infusions of blood and platelets. I am 100% cancer free!!!

I am in the process of doing some things to my blog and then I am going to start up my ugly jewelry contest again, so keep on the look out!  I've already got the piece picked out! Its not a great picture, because I used my cell phone, but I will have more soon.  I am very excited to start up my contest and to start blogging again.  I have missed it so much.





I don't have an estimated date as of yet when they think I will be able to go home.  Having so little platelets in my body, is very dangerous and they want to keep me close in case of a bleed.  It certainly has been a very long journey.

I am also sad to report that my husband and I separated.  This is all I am going to say on this subject.


As part of my insurance requirements, I am required to have a caregiver with me at all times.  My dad came out and spend three weeks with me and we went to the local mall to goof off and give me a much needed break.  We stumbled across a shop that sold extra, extra large version of candy.

Please note.  Between the chemo and the radiation, my hands tend to shake.  They don't know if its permanent or if it will go away just yet.  Because of this, my pictures tend to turn out blurry and out of focus.  Not much I can do about it other than hope its only temporary and will eventually stop.




I love Nerds, so when I saw this little guy, I could not resist.  



I am currently on 22 medications.   I feel like a pharmacy. I have to take them three times a day.  The issue I am facing now are the co-pays.  My insurance requires me to pay 80% of name brand meds and my cancer meds only have name brand.  One med alone has a co-pay of $451.00.  I don't know how people do it. 



Hang on just a little longer!  I'm going to get everything up and going again and start posting and doing contests.

Thanks to everyone who has stayed with me this long!

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Friday, February 14, 2014

FANtastic Friday: BzzAgent



BzzAgent is one of my favorite websites.   You fill out surveys and they match you with items that they think you will enjoy and you get to sample them for free.  So far, I have been participated in 13 campaigns.  Participation is simple.


You log in periodically and check to see if you have any surveys.  These surveys are very short, usually about five questions.  Bzz then takes the answers and if they determine you are a good match, they will send you an email and invite you into the campaign.  You have the choice to accept or deny.  If you chose to accept, they will then send you the product and usually coupons to share with friends and family.

After you get the item and try it, there is another survey to fill out where they will ask you how you felt about the product, if you told anyone about the product, did you hand out the coupons, etc.

They have now paired with MyPoints and they will award you MyPoints depending on how they felt your review was written.

You are awarded a BzzScore. The higher your BzzScore, the more campaigns you will be invited to participate in. 


 The BzzScore will change depending on your activity.


 

This is what BzzAgent have to say: 

"Connecting people and their favorite brands since 2001, BzzAgent is the leading social marketing company. What's that mean to you? We put products in the hands of hundreds of thousands of real consumers and help them share their opinions about them with friends and family via reviews, Facebook posts, photos and videos, blog posts and more. We wouldn't call ourselves heroes, but it's okay if you want to."

  This is the latest item I was sent to try out. 


 



First of all, I would like to say that the smell is amazing!  

I was given the body wash to try.  When my package arrived, the first thing I did was to pop open the lid and take a big whiff.  The smell is not overbearing.  It does not make you want to leave the room because its too strong.  The smell also lasts.  With some body washes, the smell only  lasts a short amount of time.  This one stays with you.  People have stopped me to ask what perfume I was wearing. 


It does not leave a residue on your body.  I have hard water and I came out of the shower feeling clean and very refreshed. 



All pictures was taken from BzzAgent
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Recipe: Pineapple Upside Down Bread Pudding

Pineapple Upside Down Bread Pudding

 



 


Serves: 12
Slow Cooker Time HIGH: 1 hr 30 min
Slow Cooker Time LOW: 2 hr
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs. slightly beaten
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 slices white bread (about 10 cups), cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, in own juice
  • 4 pineapple slices, drained
  • maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Add eggs, half and half, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla to slow cooker cookware; stir until well blended.
  2. Gently stir in bread and pineapple tidbits until bread is coated. Top with pineapple slices and cherries.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH 1 hour 30 minutes or LOW 2 hours until knife inserted in center comes comes out clean.
  4. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar before serving.

Read more at http://www.allfreeslowcookerrecipes.com/Slow-Cooker-Dessert-Recipes/Pineapple-Upside-Down-Bread-Pudding/ml/1/?utm_source=ppl-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=allfreeslowcookerrecipes20140214#XDjctF4ofO3GzaD3.99

 Serves: 12

Slow Cooker Time HIGH: 1 hr 30 min
Slow Cooker Time LOW: 2 hr
 


Ingredients


    2 eggs. slightly beaten  
    1 cup half and half  
    1 cup packed brown sugar  
    1 tablespoon butter, melted  
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
    12 slices white bread (about 10 cups), cut into bite size pieces  
    1 (20-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, in own juice  
    4 pineapple slices, drained  
    maraschino cherries, drained  
    1 tablespoon packed brown sugar  


Instructions

Add eggs, half and half, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla to slow cooker cookware; stir until well blended.
   

Gently stir in bread and pineapple tidbits until bread is coated. Top with pineapple slices and cherries.
    

Cover and cook on HIGH 1 hour 30 minutes or LOW 2 hours until knife inserted in center comes comes out clean.
    

Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar before serving.


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Recipe: Chocolate Angel Cakes

Chocolate Angel Cakes


Ingredients
  • 16 ounces box Angel Food cake mix
  • 2 1/4 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 cup cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (6.5-ounces) whipped cream
  • 1 can (20-ounces) cherry pie filling

Read more at http://www.recipelion.com/Chocolate-Cake-Recipes/Chocolate-Angel-Cakes//ml/1/?utm_source=ppl-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=recipelion20140214#Fz281Y1b6Aq4Sftk.99

 

  


Ingredients
  • 16 ounces box Angel Food cake mix
  • 2 1/4 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 cup cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (6.5-ounces) whipped cream
  • 1 can (20-ounces) cherry pie filling

Read more at http://www.recipelion.com/Chocolate-Cake-Recipes/Chocolate-Angel-Cakes//ml/1/?utm_source=ppl-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=recipelion20140214#Fz281Y1b6Aq4Sftk.99

Ingredients


    16 ounces box Angel Food cake mix  
    2 1/4 cups cold water, divided  
    1 cup cocoa powder, divided  
    1 cup granulated sugar  
    1/4 teaspoon salt  
    1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract  
    1 can (6.5-ounces) whipped cream  
    1 can (20-ounces) cherry pie filling   


Instructions
 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Mix cake as directed adding 1/2 cup cocoa powder

Spoon mixture into ungreased fluted pan, filling 3/4 full; bake for 30 minutes

Tip pan on side and cool on wire rack for 30 minutes

In a heavy saucepan over medium heat add 1/2 cup cocoa powder, sugar and salt; whisk well

Add 1 cup water and simmer until thickened

Remove from heat and add vanilla; whisk until well combined

Remove cake from pan with knife and set on serving dish. Top with chocolate syrup, whipped cream and cherry pie filling. 



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Ingredients
  • 16 ounces box Angel Food cake mix
  • 2 1/4 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 cup cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (6.5-ounces) whipped cream
  • 1 can (20-ounces) cherry pie filling

Read more at http://www.recipelion.com/Chocolate-Cake-Recipes/Chocolate-Angel-Cakes//ml/1/?utm_source=ppl-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=recipelion20140214#Fz281Y1b6Aq4Sftk.99
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces box Angel Food cake mix
  • 2 1/4 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 cup cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (6.5-ounces) whipped cream
  • 1 can (20-ounces) cherry pie filling

Read more at http://www.recipelion.com/Chocolate-Cake-Recipes/Chocolate-Angel-Cakes//ml/1/?utm_source=ppl-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=recipelion20140214#Fz281Y1b6Aq4Sftk.99

 

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