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January 21, 2010

Attention Cereal Lovers!

Thanks to General Mills and My Blog Spark, I'm excited to share some great news for cereal lovers. A few weeks ago General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.

Did you know that ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters? Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children’s diets.
Other cereal benefits:
*Ready-to-eat cereals, including pre-sweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children’s diets.
*Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child’s diet today.
*More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.
Studies also demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast. A 1998 study showed that children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school. Compared to children who skip breakfast, children who eat breakfast score higher on tests, are less likely to miss class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office. For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.
Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.
Thanks to General Mills and My Blog Spark for sending my 4 VIP coupons for my family to try their cereals. We REALLY enjoy cereal at our house. It saves me time and my kids get a good breakfast before they head off to school. Our favorites are:
*Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs
*Lucky Charms
*Cinnamon Toast Crunch
*Golden Grahams
I hope you use your coupons and your cereal. I know we do!

January 18, 2010

Pillsbury Winner!

Using I have selected a winner. #7-

' I'm leaving an entry for my sis, Erika Rose. She could use a win this week! She was having a hard time leaving a comment. She likes all The Pampered Chef's recipes that use Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. No promises, but Good Luck sis. '

Congrats to Erika Rose! She has won:

*2 VIP coupons for Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dough (the coupons are only valid in the U.S.)
*Great holiday platters to serve your new creations to your guests

Thanks to Pillsbury and My Blog Spark for offering this wonderful prize! I have e-mailed the winner. Winners have 24 hours to respond with their mailing info, or a new winner will be selected. Thanks for entering and viewing my blog!

January 11, 2010

Pillsbury Giveaway

WOW!! Again, something I didn't get done BEFORE Christmas hit. Thanks to My Blog Spark and Pillsbury for some GREAT recipes, serving dishes, and this giveaway.

No holiday celebration is complete without appetizers made with flaky crescent dough. Here are some easy, yet impressive recipes to try that call for either Pillsbury® Refrigerated Crescent Rolls or the newer Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet.

My Family voted to try the Crescent Bacon-Cheese Tartlets

We LOVED the food and the serving dishes are so nice. They are a basic white, very simple, oblong, and look great with my Pampered Chef Simple Additions.
Thanks again to Pillsbury and My Blog Spark. Here's what they gave me- and will give one of my lucky readers:

*2 VIP coupons for Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dough (the coupons are only valid in the U.S.)
*Great holiday platters to serve your new creations to your guests

Here's how you can win:

1. Share your favorite Pillsbury crescent appetizer creation (something from above, or something else you have tried- psst- Pampered Chef has some REALLY good ones)

2. Share me on Facebook (leave me a link!)

3. Share me with your friends-tell them to leave your name for an extra entry!

4. Share me on your blog- grab my button- leave a link.

4 ways to enter, 4 ways to win. Because I was late posting this, I am not leaving it open for very long. I will close entries on Friday January 15 at 11:59pm. GET YOUR ENTRIES IN FAST! Tell your friends and family to come check out these great recipes and giveaways too. Thanks for reading and sharing. And Good Luck!

January 8, 2010


How did I forget to post "D"? I didn't realize it, until AFTER I posted E! Well, for our "D" dinner we ate:

Dijon Mustard Chicken
Dill- Buttered Veges.
The chicken and vegetables were SO DELICIOUS! The Hubby said that it tasted like something at a restaurant. The boys agreed. I LOVE it when I get compliments like that! The Doughnuts were store bought. I would love to make homemade doughnuts some day. And don't worry, some day I will!


WOW!!! I can't believe how Christmas Break just took over. Kids and hubby home, no schedule, we enjoyed it! We did manage to have an "E" dinner during it all. I didn't think it was too exciting, but the hubby REALLY enjoyed it.

Egg Salad Sandwiches (hubby's favorite part)
Egg Nog (Big Dude's favorite part)
and (this is a bit of a stretch) an EDIBLE Gingerbread House for dessert (dude's favorite part)