Thursday, November 25, 2010

Free for me!

What does:

Night stay at Holiday Inn ($250 value)

Month supply of MegaRed Fish Oil ($25 value)

Skechers Shape-ups (value $100)

have in common?  ME.  I won these from Dr. Oz's giveaway!  YAY!

Dr. Oz had a giveaway for Target gift cards, Mega Red, Skechers shape-ups, a nights stay at Holiday Inn, a free eye exam at Pearle, and a membership at a fitness club.  I love Dr. Oz.  My shape-ups really help me all during the day.  I have one leg that would ache, but now when I wear these shoes, my legs don't ache. 

What are you winning?

Happy Thanksgiving and cooking at 12:00 a.m.

Happy Thanksgiving!  I am thankful for so many things.  I have had a wonderful blessed year, and I know that is a cliche, but I truly do not deserve the fortune and blessings that come my way, so I am so grateful for all that our founding fathers did for this country so that we can have this freedom of religion and speech (there are others, but I need to brush up on my constitution history).  When we study about what all the early settlers faced, it is so powerful.  They wanted religious freedom more than their safety, comfort, and self-gain.  Their joy was God...they are true examples for us to follow, second of course to Jesus.

So I am up baking and thankful that my dear sweet mom and dad bought me this for my b-day:

This machinery makes me feel like a culinary queen.  I feel like all my dishes taste better because she( I will name her, I promise) is touching each ingredient and skillfully folding and cuddling and whipping....sorry.  But to not drag this out, I really love her!  One of my dear friends told me that when you get a Kitchen Aid mixer you "HAVE ARRIVED."  So that is how I feel!  Hello everyone, you can't tell?  It is me, the one who has arrived!  Please, please hold down your applause!

O.k.  on with the final dishes.  I made:
PUMPKIN PIE, crust is sad looking but the pumpkin will make you sing!


Sweet Potato Casserole...recipe is going to follow!

Mashed Potato Casserole....this is great too!
Each year we all bring different things.  I was given the starches.  I loved taste testing!  You, have been so patient reading, listening, crooning, so without any further delay, here is the Sweet Potato Recipe:


3 cups, sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled or canned (I bought the yams, and they taste great and easier)

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon allspice

Mash sweet potatoes. Mix all ingredients into sweet potatoes. Pour mixture into greased casserole pan. Mix topping ingredients together and sprinkle on top of sweet potato mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.


1 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Mix together and sprinkle over sweet potato mixture. Can brown a few minutes in the oven.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Not-So-Blog doll and kitchen giveaway from Constructive Playthings

Click here to enter the giveaway at The Not-So-Blog.  Today girl's are cute and fun to play with.  Constructive Playthings has great items.  Check them out here.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Must Read! Dr. Oz giveaway at 2:00 p.m. CST! A LOT OF PRIZES!

The Dr. Oz show is offering a variety of giveaways starting Tuesday at 2:00 pm CT (3pm ET, 1pm MT, Noon PT) to the first 12,600 to register at these various sites. Fortunately all of the giveaways are at different sites, but they all still may have technical problems due to high traffic. Thanks goes to ChiTown Cheapskate and Mom’s Fun Money for getting me the details of this giveaway! Your time is valuable, and you shouldn’t spin your wheels trying to get one of these if you’re not having fun trying. Remember that this is a giveaway that many will enter and few will win.

TIP: Pick one or two giveaways that you want the most and keep reloading the page starting a few minutes before it starts until the form appears.

$50 Target Gift Card (5,000 winners)

Schiff MegaRed (5,000 winners, $29.99 value)

24-Hr Fitness Free 90-day Membership (1,000 winners)

Skechers Shape-Ups Shoes (800 winners, $110 value)

Pearle Vision Free Eye Exam (500 winners)

Holiday Inn Free Night’s Stay (300 winners)

Good luck and tell me what you win! Thanks Freebies 4 MoM!

If you build it they will come