Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Recipe: Sizzling BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers!

prep time: 15 min
total time: 27 min
makes: 8 servings

2 lb. lean ground beef
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
8 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cooked, crumbled
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1/2 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce, divided
8 hamburger buns
8 lettuce leaves
2 tomatoes, each cut into 4 slices

HEAT grill to medium-high heat.

MIX first 4 ingredients; shape into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.

GRILL 4 to 6 min. on each side or until done (160ºF), turning and brushing occasionally with 1/4 cup barbecue sauce for the last few minutes.

SPREAD buns with remaining barbecue sauce; fill with lettuce, tomatoes and burgers.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Huggies® MomInspired™ Grant Program

Don't have enough money to fund your business? Need help in getting your business idea to the next level? I would like to introduce this new program to you. Huggies® MomInspired™ Grant Program. This program is open to moms who have an idea or already have a product/business and need additional funding to take it to the next level. Please note that your business or your idea does not have to be one that fits within the Kimberly-Clark portfolio of products. This is all about helping moms nurture their business ideas and help them grow.

If you're interested in the Huggies® MomInspired™ Grant Program, please submit your original, innovative and viable new business and product ideas designed to help make life easier for parents so that they can better enjoy everyday moments with their little ones. Until June 11th, you can visit to apply.

By posting this information, I am entered into a contest to win a $250 American Express gift card from MomSelect. I did not receive any compensation for this post and thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Five Fun Family Vacation Activities Your Kids Will Love

Here are Five Fun Family Vacation Activities Your Kids Will Love:

1. Outdoor/Indoor Water Park. Children would love to choose if they want to be in the sun or in the building.

2. Camping at any State Park. Not only would the children enjoy nature and learn about it, but they would learn how to help each other and yet have fun.

3. Trip to the local Museum.

4. Trip To an Amusement Park. Such as Disney World, Cedar Point, Six Flags, Sea World, etc...

5. Weekend on a beachfront property. Children would love to play in the water & sand and possibly meet other children.

If you would like to read more family vacation activities, please click here.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the Williamsburg Tourism and TwitterMoms blogging program for a chance to get a $50 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here

Ten Tips for Being Fashionable on a Budget

Here are Ten Tips for Being Fashionable on a Budget:

1. Shop the clearance racks in the stores.

2. Use the coupons that the department stores as well as the grocery stores dish out each week.

3. Garage & Yard Sales. You can find whatever you want at a yard sale for pennies on a dollar!

4. Shop Ebay. I always buy my vehicle's parts from this site as well as other products. And I save big! :)

5. Shop the Thrift Stores. Somewhere in that box might lay a coach handbag. You could find treasures at the Thrift stores.

6. Shop Online. You can find all kind of deals online.

7. Have a Swap Party. Invite your family & friend over to trade clothing items.

8. Mix & Match With What You Already Have. Instead of wearing the same old black pant suit, find a blouse or casual shirt, in your closet to wear with the black pants.

9. Shop at Consignment shops.

10. Use the Sales Ads from Various Retailers to find those great sales!

For more ideas and ways to save money, please click on the following link: TwitterMoms forum.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Gap Outlet blogging program to be eligible to win a $20 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Playtex Bra Makeover Giveaway!

Busy Moms, like myself, don't always have time to update their bras or even check to make sure they are wearing the correct size. That's why I wanted to let you know about this contest from Playtex! Playtex recently launched, a site where women can go to apply for a bra makeover or nominate a friend. If chosen, the winner will be flown to New York to receive a Bra Makeover with style expert Alison Deyette. Deyette is a fashion and trend lifestyle expert who has been featured on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker and TLC's Ten Years Younger, as well as in print publications including Good Housekeeping, The Washington Post, and O Magazine. Apply for your chance to win a Playtex Bra Makeover today. The last day to apply is Friday, May 21st, 2010.

The 10 winners selected for a Bra Makeover will also star in their very own webisode wherein a makeover candidate will receive a fitting with Deyette and walk away with the perfect Playtex products. A new webisode will premier on every two weeks.

For more information, please click here.

Disclosure: By posting this information, I am entered into a contest to win a free bra from Playtex. I did not receive any compensation for this post and thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Please Nominate Me!

I received the following good news on today! I’ve been selected as a potential nominee for Nickelodeon’s 2010 Parents’ Picks Awards! :) Friends & family will have the opportunity to nominate me to win the Parents Picks Awards 2010, soon. Stay tune....

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I hoped that all of the Mothers, around the blogasphere, had a beautiful & peaceful Mother's Day.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Interesting Book: "Surviving Mesothelioma"

Paul Kraus is the author of Surviving Mesothelioma: A Patient's Guide. He was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in 1997 and was given 3 months to live. However, Paul & his family did a lot of research on various therapies and alternative treatments. From the knowledge he learned from the research he did, Paul worked up with his Doctor and came up with a regimen that healed him from Mesothelioma.

What is Mesothelioma Cancer?
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the cells that make up the lining around the outside of the lungs and inside of the ribs (pleura), or around the abdominal organs (peritoneum).

To learn more about Mesothelioma or how to obtain a copy of Surviving Mesothelioma, please click here.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Peanut Butter & Fudge Swirl Pie Recipe

prep time: 15 min
total time: 4 hr 15 min
makes 8 servings

1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1 OREO Pie Crust (6 oz.)
1/4 cup hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed

BEAT cream cheese, sugar and peanut butter in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Whisk in COOL WHIP.

SPOON into crust. Drizzle with fudge topping; swirl gently with knife.

REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until firm.

Yummy Recipe: Berry Cheesecake Parfaits!

prep time: 15 min
total time: 15 min
makes 8 servings

1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups cold milk
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
24 NILLA Wafers, coarsely chopped
1-1/2 cups mixed blueberries and sliced fresh strawberries

BEAT cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in milk. Add dry pudding mix; mix well. Whisk in 1 cup COOL WHIP.

LAYER half each of wafers, berries and pudding mixture in 8 parfait glasses. Repeat layers.

TOP with remaining COOL WHIP.


Sweets can be part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.
Make it Easy
Use plastic bag with small corner cut off to easily pipe pudding mixture into glasses.
Make Ahead
Parfaits can be stored in refrigerator up to 4 hours before serving.