How to Use Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers

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Now that Thanksgiving is officially behind us, like our family, I bet yours has a lot of turkey leftovers that need put to good use. While there are hundreds of ways to use turkey, other than the loved but typical turkey/mayo sandwich, I want to share how our family uses it. Growing up my mom always made homemade dinners for our family and most nights that included a main dish meat that always had plenty of leftovers. She used that to her … [Read more...]

Record a Story Holiday Gift for Distant Relatives

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Parents that spend time away from home on business trips, military parents overseas and relatives that don't get to spend a lot of time with grandchildren, nieces or nephews will definitely not want to miss out on giving the gift of Record a Story this holiday season. Rather than mailing a box of toys, clothes are other unmemorable gifts, you can give the personal touch to Record a Story. This one of a kind book has a built in recorder that … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving from our Kitchen to Yours

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I've been saying for the past two days I would be taking a social media/blogging break for the holiday weekend but I couldn't resist. I want to wish all of my friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! This has been an incredible year that we all have so much to be thankful for ... my healthy children, my husband of 10 years, my readers that support me every day, my blogging friends that lift me up ... I'm thankful for all of you! And kudos to … [Read more...]

Homemade Holiday Feast – Pumpkin Dip for Dessert

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You'll fill yourself with turkey, stuffin', mashed potatoes, cranberry relish and all the fixin's and then you'll be ready for the coveted fresh baked pumpkin pie right? Well, not quite. While I imagine there are a lot of pumpkin pie lovers out there, I would venture to guess that are a lot of people that enjoy the pumpkin flavor but don't enjoy that heavy dessert after a loaded Thanksgiving Feast. I've got an easy dessert that involves fresh … [Read more...]

Teach Your Child Real World Situations with Toys

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Toys and play are very important for your little one. They teach him or her how to have fun, work with others and also impart important lessons. One way toys help educate children is by informing them of real world situations. For example, great products like Fireman Sam toys can teach children about fire prevention. Here are a few toys which will help your child stay safe. The Little Tikes Inside Out Cook ‘n’ Grill Kitchen is a great way … [Read more...]

Homemade Holiday Feast – Fresh Cranberry Relish Recipe

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  In our family, the official fruit of Thanksgiving is the cranberry. By themselves, cranberries are a harsh and tart fruit but when paired with some sweet ingredients make for incredible side dishes for the holidays. My dad's personal favorite is cranberry relish. For years he bought it in a can in the form of a glob of jelly. Since trying my fresh cranberry relish recipe, the canned stuff has taken a backseat at the dinner … [Read more...]

Holiday Gifting with Hickory Farms

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This holiday season you may be looking for the ideal gift for friends and family that live too far away to gift in person. You may want to consider checking out the gift baskets created by Hickory Farms that include a little something for everyone including a basket that keeps on giving like the Perfect Picnic Gift Basket. Hickory Farms Perfect Picnic Gift Basket includes: 10 oz. Beef Summer Sausage 7 oz. Turkey Summer … [Read more...]

Mom Rocks the Holidays with Rayovac & Paper Jamz

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This year moms can really rock the holiday season by getting kids one of their must have presents on wish lists ... Paper Jamz! These ultra thin guitars and band accessories are making the holiday hot lists and I don't know about you, but I want bask in the glory of being the "cool mom" when I surprise my son with that Paper Jamz guitar he's been begging for. What I don't want to do is forget the batteries! As the official battery of Paper … [Read more...]