Friday, December 20, 2013

4-H Thought For The Week

Never look back. If Cinderella went to pick up her shoe, she would not have become a princess. 
~ Unknown

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Feel Free For a brief, wonderful time in the...

Feel Free For a brief, wonderful time in the...

Feel Free For a brief, wonderful time in the late 1960s/early 1970s, General Mills helped America feel so free while drinking citrus-flavored soda we all jumped for joy in our bell bottoms. 

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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A cookie exchange that gives back

A cookie exchange that gives back

Cookies and toys are symbols of the holiday season. And this year, Betty Crocker has partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to kick off the holidays in delicious and generous style. Between today and December 27, register your Toys for Tots Cookie Exchange at and make magic happen. Here’s how: * Sign up.... View Full Post

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Crispy Green: A Perfect Stocking Stuffer and Holiday Travel Treat

Holiday plans – you’ve made your list and checked it twice, but OMG! You still need a few last-minute treats for your holiday road trips and stocking stuffers!
Not to worry. Crispy Green has the perfect assortment of goodies that are sweet (like visions of sugar plums) and healthy – Crispy Fruit 100% natural, freeze-dried fruit slices. These sweet, succulent, light and crispy snacks are less than 55 calories a bag, making for a healthy and delicious holiday snack for all! And their convenient size makes it a perfect goodie to top off those almost full stockings.
But what about you? Shouldn't you have a sweet treat this holiday season, too? Grab a bag (or two) and toss them in your purse or car for a travel-sized go-to snack during those last-minute holiday shopping trips, and don't forget a few bags for during those long car rides to visit family.
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These are so delicious and convenient I love to have Crispy Green at work when I need a quick snack!! 

Betty goes Hollywood for the holidays

Betty goes Hollywood for the holidays

Betty Crocker is getting the red carpet treatment this holiday season through its Toys for Tots Cookie Exchange, which brought the two iconic brands together in Hollywood earlier this month. As a sponsor of the Hollywood Christmas Parade benefiting Toys for Tots, Betty was ready for her close up as she shared her holiday cookies... View Full Post

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Monday, December 16, 2013

How to Make a Zillion Cookies in One Oven With...

How to Make a Zillion Cookies in One Oven With...

Every week, baking expert  Alice Medrich  will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes. Today: The best way to make a lot of cookies, really fast -- without ever having to wait for baking sheets to cool.  You volunteered to make hundreds of cookies although you have a small kitchen and minimal equipment?  Parchment paper and several begged or borrowed cooling racks are the key to mass-producing cookies with a...Read More

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Chili's Holideals 2013

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The Ultimate Conversation Starter, Squiddledee Ties

This holiday season, get something unique for both the man, and the little man, in your life. Nothing brings a man’s outfit together like a stylish tie, and Squiddledee Ties ( wants to make sure that all young men have the chance to look their absolute best.
I want you to know about an exclusive limited time offer from Squiddledee. For every full-price men’s tie order placed, shoppers can either receive a free children’s tie or choose to donate the tie to a New York City child in need.
Squiddledee ties are a product that is “designed by women, made for men,” helping them become the Ultimate Conversation Starter. 

Each one:
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· Is made from the 22-momme silk, ensuring the softest and most premium quality product
· Is personally designed and manufactured in the heart of Brooklyn, New York
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Urban Halos Make the Perfect Stocking Stuffer

Are you a a multitasking, sport enthusiast ? Someone who is always on the go and busy with mama duties, yet strives to be stylish while out for a run or on the way to spin class? This holiday season grab a selection of urban halos for stocking stuffers. Urban halos are the newest fashion trend for women who like to keep their hair pulled away from their face during a hard workout. Or are you a Secret Santa for a special someone who loves to work out? These unique head bands are an affordable gift idea that this is fun and fashionable. They are completely no-slip, no-headache, no sweat!

Urban halos come in a variety of prints and solids that will compliment any wardrobe. They can be worn at home for a casual day, drop off the kids at preschool and hit the gym without sacrificing fashion.
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Dazzle Up Your Nails For The Holidays With Nail Expert Katie Saxton's Merry Manicures

The Holiday 2013 season is right around the corner, which means it's almost time for merry family get-togethers, jubilant gift-giving, and...festive fashions! Lovely ladies everywhere are getting ready to rock their fave light-up Christmas sweaters and Santa hats at all the seasonal soirees, but there is another way to add the perfect touch of holiday pizazz to their attire: a jolly and festive manicure! Katie Saxton, Nail Expert and President of Custom Nail Solutions, has the exclusive inside on merry manicures that will help you look fabulous throughout the Holiday 2013 season.
According to Katie, the top nail trends of the 2013 Holiday season are: Gleeful Glitter: Everything seems to sparkle during the holidays, and this should also hold true for your nails! Paint your nails red and green, alternating the colors on each nail, and let dry. Then, paint each red nail with a coat of red glitter polish and add a coat of green glitter polish to all of the green nails. Let dry and voilà! Your nails are ready to steal the spotlight at all your merry festivities!
Winter Snowflake Mani: Snowflake nail stamps are a fab and festive way to add pizazz to your holiday mani! Before you do this design, make sure you have blue polish, silver polish, clear topcoat, and a nail stamp kit with a snowflake stamping plate on hand. We like the Nail Art Stamping Set by Shany Cosmetics. Paint your nails blue and let dry, then place silver polish over the snowflake design on the stamping plate, and use the nail kit’s scraper to rid the plate of excess polish. While the silver polish is still wet, place the stamper over the plate so the snowflake design transfers, then press the stamper down on the nail. Do this until each nail is adorned with cute little silver snowflakes. Finish the look by adding a clear topcoat to each nail.
Christmas Tree Tape Mani: We all love gazing at dazzling Christmas trees during the holiday season. Celebrate this lovely holiday tradition with a merry Christmas tree tape mani! To do this nail design, have on-hand green polish, red polish, Scotch tape, scissors, nail glue, and gold nail gems. Paint the first nail red and let dry, then lay a piece of tape from the bottom left edge to the center of the tip, and place a second piece of tape from the right bottom edge to the center of the tip, making sure the pieces of tape intersect at a point below the upper edge of the nail. This will form a triangle "tree" of space in the middle of the nail. Cut several strips of tape and place them horizontally across the "tree," making sure they are not exactly parallel. Paint over the nail and tape strips with green polish and remove the tape strips while the polish is still dry. Let dry and repeat for each nail. Once all the nails are adorned with little green Christmas trees against a red background, add a clear topcoat to each nail. Once dry, use nail glue to glue gold nail gem "stars" at the top of each tree!
Pretty Presents: Make sure your nails are like cheerful little holiday gifts this season! To do this mani, have on-hand red polish, green polish, purple polish, gold polish, and silver polish. Paint each nail either red, green, or purple, alternating the colors for each nail. Then, using a toothpick, paint a single gold "ribbon" from the top of each nail to the bottom, and add a silver line next to the gold. Let dry, then use the toothpick to draw horizontal gold and silver ribbons through the middle of each nail. Once dry, use a toothpick to add little silver and gold "bows" where the ribbons intersect. Add a clear topcoat to complete the look.
Cheerful Champagne Mani: Nothing says "Happy Holidays!" like a glass of bubbly with all of your closest friends and relatives! For this festive holiday manicure, paint your nails with a coat of shimmery gold polish and let dry, then add gold glitter polish to the tips. This fun holiday mani is sure to get you noticed this season!
Jubilant New Year Mani: This flashy nail design will help you look fabulous as you count down to the New Year! Paint all of your nails royal blue and let dry, then add a coat of multi-colored glitter polish on each nail. This is a fun and festive way to celebrate the New Year!
Christmas Lights Mani: Show off your artistic side with this lovely manicure! Paint your nails red and let dry, then, using a toothpick and black nail polish, draw a squiggly black “light cord” from the outer edge of your thumbnail to the outer edge of your pinky nail, making certain to only get polish on the nails. Let the polish dry, then paint little holiday Christmas lights both above and below the cord, using polishes of all different colors. Once complete and dry, add a final topcoat to complete the look!
Joyous Water Marble Mani: An eye-catching red and green water marble mani will look great with all of your holiday get-ups! To do this intricate and eye-catching design, start off with a cup of room temperature water, a bottle of red polish, and a bottle of green polish, as well as tape and several toothpicks. Place tape around the edge of the first nail, covering the cuticles. Add two drops of red to the water and let spread, then a drop of green polish in the middle of the red polish. Then, take a toothpick and drag the edges of the polish to the center of the circle. Press your nail into the design, use a toothpick to scrape excess polish away from the edges of the nail, and take the nail out of the water. Then remove the tape and let dry. Use a toothpick to clear the polish from the top of the water, and repeat the process with the rest of the nails. Add a final clear topcoat to complete the look.
The end result: a jolly water marble mani that is sure to be the talk of every seasonal soiree you attend!

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Peppermint Chocolate Larabars

Peppermint Chocolate Larabars

If you are not familiar with larabars, let me introduce them to you. They are raw, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and scrumptious. They taste like cookies because the dates make them sweet combined with super foods like cocoa and almonds. Basically, you get dessert, without the guilt. I eat them in between meals to tide me over. No more of those processed full of sugar granola bars. Eat healthy and wholesome.  I developed this bar for Christmas. They taste like a thin mint cookie from the girl scouts. Suitable for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, or dessert. Enjoy!   Free recipe here:

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Friday, December 13, 2013

4-H Thought For The Week

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
~ Margaret Thatcher

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6 Ways to Fancy Up Your Pies

6 Ways to Fancy Up Your Pies

Inspired by conversations on the  Food52 Hotline , we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. Today: How to make fancy edges and fancy toppings -- and up your pie game this holiday season. My sincere love of pie has had me experimenting in the kitchen for years. I’ve eaten my share of last slices straight from the pie plate at midnight. And many, many pies later, I’ve discovered a few surprises. The truth is, there are tons...Read More

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Tropical Island Chex Party Mix

So I am wondering..... do you make Chex Party Mix for the holidays? Did your family when you were younger? As for me, I will admit I love Chex Party Mix and Muddy Buddies. If  I don't have time in my schedule to make some I will pick up a couple of bags at Publix

 I have never tried Tropical Island Chex® Party Mix but this year I am going to give it a try. 
8 cups Rice Chex® cereal 
1 cup shredded coconut, if desired 
1 cup dried banana chips 
1 package (7 oz) dried tropical fruit mix 
1 jar (3 oz) macadamia nuts 
3 tablespoons butter or margarine 
1/4 cup packed brown sugar 
1/4 cup frozen (thawed) pineapple or orange juice concentrate
Pack the brown sugar firmly enough so that it holds the shape of the measuring cup when you tap it out.
Preparation Directions 
1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, coconut, banana chips, tropical fruit mix and nuts. 
2. In microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in brown sugar and pineapple juice concentrate. Microwave uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until hot; stir. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on High 6 to 8 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until mixture just begins to brown. 
3. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.
If you also plan on making Chex Mix you might want to head to your local Publix for the ingredients. 
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

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