Saturday, May 22, 2010

Nike's on SALE up to 65% off from 6pm

6pm is having an awesome Nike shoe sale this weekend. Get up to 65% off select shoes. Shipping is $6.95 regardless of how much you order. Great deal considering the price of gas to even get to the stores now.

I recently order a pair of Nike's from 6pm. They were originally $80 on sale for $40. Yeah!!
My job requires me standing on my feet for 10-12 hours a day. Nike's feel great on my feet and my legs don't hurt after working those long shifts.

Check out 6pm for yourself!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Frozen Strawberry Delight

Strawberries are a favorite in our house, so I try to make many different things with them. One of my daughters favorite desserts to eat is my frozen strawberry delight. It is very simple and yummy. All you need is strawberries, sugar and water, oh and some plastic containers to freeze them in. I usually save all my butter cups or those little containers you get store bought potato salad in. They work great.
First wash your berries, cap them, then slice them to bite size pieces. Measure 10 cups of strawberries into a large kettle. Pour in 3 cups of water and 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes. Just until sugar is dissolved. Let cool. Pour into your plastic containers and freeze. Enjoy them frozen on use them in smoothies. My daughter loves to eat them frozen right out of the container. Yum!!

Do you have any great strawberry recipes? Share with us~!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Whole Wheat Strawberry Muffins

Strawberry season is in full swing here in Virginia. We are lucky to have so many strawberry farms nearby. Find a patch in Virginia near you.

Last weekend we headed to Critzer's Family Farm to pick some berries. Where we picked 27 lbs of strawberries. You might be thinking "what in the world would someone need that many berries for". Well to tell you the truth, it's not enough. I make freezer jam, canned jam, strawberry muffins, frozen strawberry delight, and eat some. Frozen strawberry delight recipe will be posted soon.

When picking strawberries grab the stem right about the berry and pinch, don't grab the berry, this will cause bruising. Place them in your box, don't throw them. Try not to stack more than 3 rows high, this will crush the ripe berries. After getting them home, wash them very good and inspect for bad spots. If you find any bad spots just cut them out. Cap the tops of the berries. Now your ready for some yummy strawberry recipes.

Whole Wheat Strawberry Muffins:

1 1/2 cups crushed strawberries
5 tbsp. melted butter
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Crush the strawberries in a bowl with a potato masher, add remaining ingredients and stir well.
Spray muffin pan or use paper cups, fill 2/3 full with muffin mix.
Bake 20-22 minutes or when toothpick inserted in the middle of muffin comes out clean.
Makes 15 muffins.

I even topped a few with cream cheese icing to have as cupcakes. Yum!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Free Shipping from Tropical Traditions ends today

If you haven't tried Tropical Traditions out yet click here and give them a try. Today Only Tropical Traditions is giving you FREE shipping. Enter code FREESHIP5810. They also have their organic coconut peanut butter 50% off. I just ordered mine. Yum!!

I recently took advantage of their free virgin coconut oil offer, but have not used it yet. Tropical Tradition is the # 1 virgin coconut oil sold in America. I have heard great reviews on this virgin coconut oil. Gotta get in the kitchen and do some cooking. Hopefully I will have some recipes up soon with the coconut oil.

Tropical Traditions has many other foods, cleaning supplies, soaps and deodorants. Their organic green olives stuffed with garlic are awesome. I used them on homemade pizzas and in my turkey wraps. I only wish they came in bigger jars.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Glade relaxing moments gift basket for the first 6,000

Mother's Day is just around the corner and what a great give relaxation would be for mom. Glade is giving away a relaxing gift basket to the first 6,000 people to sign up. Hurry, I'm sure these will go fast. Gift basket includes glade relaxing moments room spray, glade plugins oil warmer, glade relaxing moment candle.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Broccoli Update!!!!

The broccoli is growing, the broccoli is growing.

One of my favorite vegetables are broccoli. Broccoli is a cold weather plant. They should be planted in late March or early April. When planting the broccoli space them approx. 18" apart. Bring the soil up around the base of the plant to help them stay strong.

If you see signs of caterpillar damage, small holes eaten from the leafs, you can dust them. Also you can put roofing paper around the trunk the prevent the insects from laying their eggs underneath. I am currently looking for a home-made remedy to kill those tiny little green worms that like to eat the broccoli heads. Maybe the tiny worms are extent this year. (Smile) Growing a garden is hard work but the yummy rewards are wonderful.

Free Sample of John Frieda Root Awakening

Another great sample from Wal-Mart. Click here to get yours. I really like John Frieda shampoo's. My hair feels silky soft after using their product. Root Awakening is made with peppermint oil and natural eucalyptus. Can't wait to try this.