Archives for November 2012

A Pie Tragedy and Giveaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mrs. Smith’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. So this happened at Thanksgiving. Yes, that is a cherry pie, in the drawer of my oven. You see prior to being selected to try Mrs. Smith’s Signature Deep Dish pies, I told my Mom […]

Favorite Things Thursday

I totally got the short end of the stick in the hair/skin & nails department. My hair is thin and fuzzy. I get zits like a 16 year old. Annnnndddd my nails are super duper thin and bendy. Bendy nails? It’s a medical term. My nails are not even strong enough to take off my […]

Chicken Burgers

Who came up with the rule that women need to shave their legs? No, I’m not some hippie that has hair under my arms long enough to braid, I’m just annoyed. I’m annoyed with the whole leg shaving process. You get in a nice hot shower, loofa, slather on the shaving cream, and shave one […]

Grilled Pound Cake with Strawberry Sauce & Ricotta Cream & Giveaway

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. Like every year my kids love to help, so I put them to work and had them peel 15 pounds of potatoes. Child labor laws..whaaa? Again, I ate too much and could barely get my rings off that night. Like everyone else, I had left over desserts. Every […]

Folgers Winner

I’m wishing all of you and your families a delicious and wonderful Thanksgiving! I’ll be back to post next week with lots of giveaways! Tis’ the season. The winner of my Folgers Giveaway is

Peach Hand Pies w/ Melted Ice Cream Sauce & Giveaway

Peach season is in the summer, but have no fear, thanks to Libby’s canned peaches, you can have peaches all year long. The Holidays aren’t just for cherry or apple pies. How about Peach Hand Pies? Everyone can feel special with their own personal little pie. And since they are cute and mini, a sauce […]

Favorite Things Thursday

This might be a pricy Favorite Thungs Thursday, but it’s well worth it. It’s the Bose SoundDock and it’s amazing. I got this for my husband last year for Christmas. The sound that comes out of Bose products is amazing. It is always plugged in in the kitchen, so I can listed to my music […]

Egg and Sausage Cups

Tis’ the season for sharing right? Well I have the cutest neighbors. They are both in their 90’s That’s a lot of life experience. Crazy. Anyways, they have their church friends over every other Thursday to play cards. Everyone brings their own food, like half sandwiches in zip lock baggies and single servings of marshmallow […]

Folgers Gourmet Selections-Giveaway {$250}

Coffee, oh how I love thee. I CAN.NOT live without it. Don’t even speak to me unless I have had my first cup, actually better yet don’t even look at me…..now that I think about it, how about you don’t even breathe the same air as me. It’s that serious of a situation. Please tell […]

Banana Brownies

I was sitting on the couch with my husband and best friend and said… “Wonder what would happen if I mixed mashed bananas with a brownie mix? My husband, “I wouldn’t be mad if you tried.” Best friend, “Want me to go get you some brownie mix.” I suppose they had no objections. Enablers. So […]

Whole Chicken in a Crock-Pot & Giveaway

Who doesn’t love a Crock-Pot?? Crazy people, that’s who. You know what a Crock-Pot is to me? A life saver. Seriously, we have some sort of activity 4-5 nights a week with baseball or gymnastics, so the fact that I can throw something in the Crock-Pot in the morning and have it ready when I […]

Favorite Things Thursday

I have one sister, and even though we are 4 years apart, we might as well be twins. We share everything…well except for toothbrushes, underwear and husbands. We know each others thoughts. We finish each others sentences. We unknolwlny use the same shampoo. We use the same camera. Had the same washer and dryer. Have […]

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A Pie Tragedy and Giveaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mrs. Smith’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

So this happened at Thanksgiving.

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Yes, that is a cherry pie, in the drawer of my oven.

You see prior to being selected to try Mrs. Smith’s Signature Deep Dish pies, I told my Mom to bring cherry pie to dinner.

I didn’t have the heart to tell her not to make hers, so we had two cherry pies to eat. 

We were kind of excited, because it was going to be a bit of a taste test.

A battle of the pies of sorts.

My Mom had another idea……….

I went outside to check on the kids just to make sure they weren’t throwing mashed potatoes at eachother and my sister come outside and sat next to me.

Without even making eye contact she says, “You’ll never believe what just happened inside.”

Me: “Oh God, What? Did someone get in a fight?”

My sister giggles.

I immediatly said, “What did Mom do?

She said, “The Pie”

“WHAT PIE? Not the CHERRY?”, I grumble.

She busted out laughing.

I go inside to survey the damage.

3 people are on their hands and knees scooping up the Mrs. Smith’s Cherry Pie off the floor and from the inside of my smoking oven, all while hysterically laughing, trying not to pee themselves.

But you know what pie survived????

My Mom’s cherry pie.

Tell me she didn’t have ulterior motives. 

Here she is looking like she is ” In shock” about the tradgedy…. 

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The pie cleaner-uppers managed to salvage a few scoops of the pie and plopped it next to the Mrs. Smith’s Deep Dish Apple Pie that remained intact but a little dented on the side.

She is still claiming, it was an “accident”. 

She will take it to the grave.

But you know what?

The pies were amazing. 

We ate what was left of the cherry pie right off the baking dish.

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Dare I say Mrs. Smith’s Deep Dish Signature Pies taste JUST AS GOOD as homemade?

YES THEY DO.

I know, I was in shock too.

I mean, I was expecting pre-packaged tasting fake pie. (Pies have obviously come a long way)

Ohhhhh my, anything but.

The fruit tastes fresh and the pie crust is just perfect.

Don’t get me started on the Apple Pies crumb topping with the caramel sauce. I couldn’t get enough.

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The sauces put the pies over the top.

Each of their signature pies comes with a sauce to make the pie a little more fancy.

The Signature Deep DIsh Dutch Apple comes with Caramel Sauce.

The Signature Deep Dish Cherry Pie comes with Butter Fudge Sauce

The Signature Deep Dish Peach Pie comes with Cream Cheese Icing

The signature Deep Dish Peach Pie comes with Cream Cheese Icing

Mrs. Smith’s Signature Deep Dish pies can be found at these retailers

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Mrs. Smith’s would like to offer one of my readers a coupon for a free pie AND a

$50 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card.

 

GIVEAWAY RULES

Contest Ends  Friday December 7th 2012 at 9 am EST.

Winner will be chosen by Random.org

Contest open to US residents only.

Main Entry  ************CONTEST CLOSED************

1)Which one of the Mrs. Smith Signature Pies would you like to try and what would you purchase with the Willaims-Sonoma Gift Card?

 

 

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Favorite Things Thursday

Nailtiques

I totally got the short end of the stick in the hair/skin & nails department.

My hair is thin and fuzzy.

I get zits like a 16 year old.

Annnnndddd my nails are super duper thin and bendy.

Bendy nails?

It’s a medical term.

My nails are not even strong enough to take off my Pandora bracelet.

I have to use a butter knife to take it off every-night because of my unfortunate nails.

Yes, I have tried everything, vitamins, special biotin pills, potions and lotions.

But I have found the Bendy Nail Cure….

Nailtiques Nail Protein Formula 2

2 weeks is all I have been using it, but I have noticed A MASSIVE change in my nails.

They are MUCH stronger already, and you’re not supposed to see full results for 6 weeks!

You have to brush it on your nails everyday.

It dries almost instantly, so it’s not that big of a deal.

About the 4th day, I have to remove it and start over because it starts peeling, but my hands are in water all the time.

So if you have dry, brittle, chippy, peely,cracky,ridgy or bendy nails…..

I HIGHLY recommend Nailtiques Nail Protein Formula 2

***Remember, Favorite Things Thursdays are NOT sponsored posts, just things I love***

Chicken Burgers

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Who came up with the rule that women need to shave their legs?

No, I’m not some hippie that has hair under my arms long enough to braid, I’m just annoyed.

I’m annoyed with the whole leg shaving process.

You get in a nice hot shower, loofa, slather on the shaving cream, and shave one column at a time, rinse and repeat.

Stupid.

I hoped your brushed your teeth before you started shaving, cause it ‘s gonna give you the goose bumps and you will have to start allll over.

You do brush your teeth in the shower, right?

We totally do.

Anyway, so then you get of the the shower and a cool breeze hits you, you get goose bumps and viola….5 o’clock leg shadow.

Stupid.

Oh, and don’t get me started on the price of razors.

I totally got the shivers when my son tasted these Chicken Burgers and said,
“Wow Mom, these are good.”

5 o’clock leg shadow…..

I about had a heart attack, I was all prepared to hear the normal whine about something new on the plate.

I will be making these everyday for dinner until he moves out in 10 years.

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Prior to grilling, they are a very wet burger

Chicken Burgers

Do NOT flip the burgers more than once on the grill, they need time to form a nice crust on the outside so they stay together.

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No tomato or lettuce needed.

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5.0 from 1 reviews
Chicken Burgers
Recipe type: Main,dinner,sandwich
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
A flavorful and juicy chicken burger exploding with flavor
Ingredients
Chicken Burger
  • 1 lb. Ground Chicken
  • ¼ cup Mayonaise
  • ¼ cup Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons Panko Crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Fresh Thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Green Onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Coarse Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 4 Buns, toasted
Mayonnaise Spread
  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon Yellow Mustard
  • 1 small Garlic Clove, finely minced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Vegetable Oil- for the grill grates
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, yogurt, Panko, rosemary,thyme,garlic,onion powder,cayenne pepper,green onion, salt and pepper.
  2. Add chicken and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Divide into 4 equal patties.
  4. Place onto a foil lined pan, that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
Mayonnaise Spread
  1. Mix together mayonnaise, mustard,garlic salt and pepper. Allow to sit covered in the refrigerator while the burgers are in the fridge.
To Grill
  1. Rub the grates of your grill with vegetable oil.
  2. Pre heat grill to medium heat ( mine stayed at about 375).
  3. Carefully place the patties on the prepared grill.
  4. Grill for 7 minutes on the first side, FLIP, then another 7 minutes on the other side. Do NOT flip back and forth.
  5. Spread 1 teaspoon mayonnaise mixture on each bun
Notes
These burgers are very wet when you are forming them. They will want to stick to your hands, so form them gently, handling them as little as possible. You can also prepare these in a grill pan, panini press or a regular fry pan. Always use a little bit of oil on your cooking surface so the burgers do not stick.

 

Grilled Pound Cake with Strawberry Sauce & Ricotta Cream & Giveaway

Grilled Pound Cake with Strawberry Sauce & Ricotta Cream

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving.
Like every year my kids love to help, so I put them to work and had them peel 15 pounds of potatoes.
Child labor laws..whaaa?
IMG_6334 Again, I ate too much and could barely get my rings off that night. Like everyone else, I had left over desserts. Every time I walked by them, I would take a spoonful. NOT GOOD. Gluttony is my middle name. Unfortunately, I had to throw them down the garbage disposal. The trash can isn't good enough for me....remember this? 2 days later I needed a dessert. A quick one. I needed a dessert that I could just fancy up. Some grilled pound cake was in order, topped with delicious Smucker's Spoonable toppings. They make dressing up dessert simple. They are easy and delicious. Slather some pound cake with some butter, grill and top with some sweetened ricotta and Smucker's Spoonable Strawberry and Hot Fudge Sauce. Grilled Pound Cake with Strawberry Sauce & Ricotta Cream 002
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Grilled Pound Cake with Strawberry Sauce & Ricotta Cream & Giveaway
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups Ricotta Cheese
  • ½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 (11.5oz) Frozen Pound cake, thawed, cut into 6 (1¼" slices)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 (10 oz.) jar Smucker's Spoonable Strawberry Topping
  • ⅓ cup Smucker's Spoonable Hot Fudge Sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill, panini press, or grill pan.
  2. Mix together ricotta,powdered sugar,heavy cream and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Spread a thin layer of butter on both sides of the pound cake slices.
  4. Grill the pound cake until lightly browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. In two separate small bowls, heat the strawberry and hot fudge sauce for about 25 seconds.
  6. Place the grilled pound cake on a plate, top with ricotta, strawberry and fudge topping.

 

 

 

GIVEAWAY *********CONTEST CLOSED***********

 

One winner will win

One $100 American Express Gift Card
Smucker’s Spoonable Strawberry Topping
Smucker’s Spoonable Blueberry Topping
Smucker’s Hot Carmel Microwave Topping
Smucker’s Spoonable Hot Fudge Topping

GIVEAWAY RULES

 

Contest ends CONTEST CLOSED
Winner will be chosen by Random Org.com
Contest open to US residents only.

 

Main Entry
(Required)

 

1.) Do you have any Holiday Traditions?

(For EACH additional entry, you must leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH ADDITIONAL entry)

2.) Like THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Facebook
3.) Follow THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Twitter
4.) Tweet using this..Go visit  http://tinyurl.com/cgykxzq @HungryHousewife for a Smucker’s & 100 AMEX gift card GIVEAWAY
5.) Post about this giveaway on your Facebook Page using this tag http://tinyurl.com/cgykxzq
6.) Subscribe to THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE via email.
7.) Like Smucker’s on Facebook

And there you have it, a total of 7 entries for you.

**I received a gift bag as thank you fro writing this post, however all opinions are mine**

And the winner of My Libby’s Giveaway is

Folgers Winner

I’m wishing all of you and your families a delicious and wonderful Thanksgiving!

I’ll be back to post next week with lots of giveaways! Tis’ the season.

The winner of my Folgers Giveaway is

Peach Hand Pies w/ Melted Ice Cream Sauce & Giveaway

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Peach season is in the summer, but have no fear, thanks to Libby’s canned peaches, you can have peaches all year long.

The Holidays aren’t just for cherry or apple pies.
How about Peach Hand Pies?

Everyone can feel special with their own personal little pie.
And since they are cute and mini, a sauce is in order.
A Melted Ice Cream Sauce.
I know….
It’s quite possibly the easiest sauce you can make.

Melt some ice cream add a bit of corn starch and BAM……sauce.

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4.9 from 8 reviews
Peach Hand Pies with Melted Ice Cream Sauce
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 9
 
Peach Hand Pies with a scrumptious melted Ice Cream Sauce
Ingredients
Pie Filling
  • 1 can(15 oz) Libby's Peach Slices in Juice
  • ½ tablespoon heavy cream
  • ½ tablespoon Corn Starch
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon White Sugar
  • 1 package (17.3 oz) Puff Pastry Sheets,thawed
Ice Cream Sauce
  • 1 cup French Vanilla Ice Cream, softened,divided
  • ½ teaspoon Corn Starch
Egg Wash
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Water
Garnish
  • 1 tablespoon Demerara Sugar
Instructions
Peach Pies
  1. Strain peaches over a medium bowl, reserving 3 tablespoons peach juice.
  2. Dice the peaches.
  3. Mix together reserved peach juice, heavy cream and ½ tablespoon corn starch, set aside.
  4. Heat diced peaches, cinnamon and sugar to a small sauce pan,over medium heat until hot.
  5. Add the corn starch mixture and bring to a boil.
  6. Cook for 2 minutes, until thickened.
  7. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  8. Preheat oven to 375.
  9. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and water, set aside.
  10. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  11. Lightly flour work surface.
  12. Lay 1 piece of puff pasty on floured surface and smooth out seams with a rolling pin.
  13. With a 3" cookie cutter or a glass with a 3" opening , cut out 9 rounds.
  14. Repeat with second sheet of puff pastry.
  15. Place 9 rounds on the prepared cookie sheet.
  16. With your finger, brush the egg wash around the edges of each round.
  17. Place 1 tablespoon peach mixture in the middle of the dough.
  18. Lay another dough round on top of the peach mixture.
  19. Seal the edges by crimping with a fork.
  20. Chill for 30 minutes.
  21. Brush the pies with the egg wash and sprinkle with Demerara sugar.
  22. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Ice Cream Sauce
  1. In a small sauce pan over medium low , heat ¾ cup ice cream.
  2. In a small bowl mix together remaining ¼ cup ice cream and ½ teaspoon corn starch and add to the hot ice cream.
  3. Bring to a light boil and cook until slighlty thickened, about 1 minute.
  4. Serve with Peach Hand Pies
Notes
Makes 9 Peach Hand Pies

 

Libby’s is a great giving company and they want to give one of my readers a nice THANK YOU!

One winner will win the following

KitchenAid Slow Cooker
Assortment of Libby’s Fruits and Vegetable Products 

GIVEAWAY RULES  **********CONTEST CLOSED**********

 

Contest ends Monday November 26, 2012 9 am EST
Winner will be chosen by Random Org.com
Contest open to US residents only.

 

Main Entry
(Required)

1.) What is your favorite Holiday dessert?

(For EACH additional entry, you must leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH ADDITIONAL entry)

2.) Like THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Facebook
3.) Follow THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Twitter
4.) Tweet using this..Go visit  http://tinyurl.com/dybdej6 @HungryHousewife for a @Libbystable  SLOW COOKER and Fruit & Veggie GIVEAWAY
5.) Post about this giveaway on your Facebook Page using this tag http://tinyurl.com/dybdej6
6.) Subscribe to THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE via email.
7.) Like Libby’s on Facebook
8.)Follow Libby’s on Twitter 

And there you have it, a total of 8 entries for you.

*I was compensated for recipe development, all opinions are mine*

Favorite Things Thursday

This might be a pricy Favorite Thungs Thursday, but it’s well worth it.

It’s the Bose SoundDock and it’s amazing.

Bose SoundDock

I got this for my husband last year for Christmas.

The sound that comes out of Bose products is amazing.

It is always plugged in in the kitchen, so I can listed to my music on my iPhone while I am cooking, but it can also be wireless, so it comes with us to the beach and on vacation.

Soooooooo, if you are looking for a GREAT Holiday gift for that person who is impossible to buy for, I highly suggest the Bose SoundDock.

There is also a Non-Wireless version that is about $150 cheaper.

Bose SoundDock

Egg and Sausage Cups

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Tis’ the season for sharing right?

Well I have the cutest neighbors.

They are both in their 90’s

That’s a lot of life experience.

Crazy.

Anyways, they have their church friends over every other Thursday to play cards.

Everyone brings their own food, like half sandwiches in zip lock baggies and single servings of marshmallow salad. It’s quite funny.

I decided I wanted to make them a little treat, I have brought over baked goods before, but they always say, “They can’t eat sweets, because their sugars.” Diabetes I am suspecting.

I still wanted to share with my adorable little neighbors, so I made them Egg and Sausage Cups.

They were so delighted,surprised  and ohhhhhhhh so very thankful.

Even though I just had to walk to my neighbors, these tasty little Egg, sausage and hash brown cups are easy to make and easy to transport.

I used Ore-Ida Hasbrowns and Johnsonville sausage to spruce up the egg cups.

These would be great for brunch.

Pat the hashbrowns into the prepared pan and bake.

Egg Cups

Add cooked sausage

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And cheese…

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Top with egg and bake again…

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Both Johnsonville and Ore-Ida have some great recipes on their sites worth checking out..

All ready for travel in my nifty insulated casserole carrier that Johnsonville gave me!

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Egg and Sausage Cups
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
 
A quick and easy egg cup with hash browns, sausage and cheese.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Ore-Ida Hash Browns (country Style shredded potatoes), thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Season Salt
  • 4 Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage patties(original recipe) cooked and crumbled.
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ⅓ cup Green Onions, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Pre Heat oven to 400.
  2. Spray a muffin tin (12 ) with non-stick spray
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the Ore-Ida hash browns, season salt and melted butter.
  4. Evenly distribute the hash browns among the 12 muffin cups (about ¼ cups per cup)
  5. Press Mixture onto the bottom and up the sides.
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Remove from oven.
  8. Place sausage into cups(about 1 tablespoons in each cup).
  9. Place cheese into cups(one good pinch).
  10. Crack 1 egg into each cup.
  11. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  12. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes.
  14. Run a dull knife around the outside of the muffin cup to loosen it from the pan.
  15. Remove and top with chopped green onions

**Johnsonville and Ore-Ida provided me product and a gift card to create this recipe**

Folgers Gourmet Selections-Giveaway {$250}

Coffee, oh how I love thee.

I CAN.NOT live without it.

Don’t even speak to me unless I have had my first cup, actually better yet don’t even look at me…..now that I think about it, how about you don’t even breathe the same air as me.

It’s that serious of a situation.

Please tell me you are the same????!

To let you know the severity of my issue, I have 3 coffee pots.

A French Press for when I feel like being Miss Fancy Pants.

A Keurig for my everyday 6:20 am coffee.

And a regular 12 cup coffee pot for when I have guests.

Folgers knows what a freak I am and sent me some of their Folgers Gourmet Selections Coffee

Listen to these flavors they sent me……. Coconut Cream Pie, Toasted Hazelnut, Caramel Drizzle, Baked Berry Cobbler, Mocha Swirl and Vanilla Biscotti.

Am I dreaming?

They also sent me some K-Cups, Morning Cafe and Classic Roast for my 6:20 am coffee time.

These are ALLLLLL amazing.

They are perfectly smooth, non bitter (which I hate) coffees . The smell in my house when they were brewing is just delightful!

It’s like having a fancy-schmancy coffee house in your house. And a bonus, you don’t have to get out of your PJ’s or spend $5 for a cup of coffee!

I highly suggest you pick up at least one of of these scrumptious coffees next time you run to the store.

Oh and before I forget, go to their Facebook(before Dec 21st, first 500,000 people) page to get your free sample!!!! Click HERE

Well Folgers just assumes y’all are as much of coffee fruit-loops as I am and they want to make you happy.

Sooooo, look at the loot one of my readers will win…

Folgers Giveaway

Crazy, huh?

One winner will win the following

ONE STANDARD COFFEE MACHINE
ONE KEURIG COFFEE MACHINE
FULL LINE OF FOLGERS GOURMET SELECTIONS COFFEE(6 varieties) 
NEW FOLGERS  GOURMET SELECTIONS K-CUPS (2 varieties) 
FOLGERS MUG 

 

GIVEAWAY RULES   ***************CONTEST CLOSED*********************

Contest ends Wednesday November 21, 2012 9 am EST
Winner will be chosen by Random Org.com
Contest open to US residents only.

 

Main Entry
(Required)

1.) How do you take your coffee?

(For EACH additional entry, you must leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH ADDITIONAL entry)

2.) Like THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Facebook
3.) Follow THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Twitter
4.) Tweet using this..Go visit http://tinyurl.com/b7yo5gd @HungryHousewife for a Folgers Coffee $250 giveaway
5.) Post about this giveaway on your Facebook Page using this tag http://tinyurl.com/b7yo5gd
6.) Subscribe to THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE via email.
7.) Like Folgers on Facebook

And there you have it, a total of 7 entries for you.

Congratulations to Cameron…you won for My Crock-Pot Giveaway. Please contact me within 72 hours to claim your prize.

 

Banana Brownies

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I was sitting on the couch with my husband and best friend and said…

“Wonder what would happen if I mixed mashed bananas with a brownie mix?

My husband, “I wouldn’t be mad if you tried.”

Best friend, “Want me to go get you some brownie mix.”

I suppose they had no objections.

Enablers.

So I mixed bananas with a brownie mix and you know what????

It was amazing.

Thick, chewy, a lil spongy. Banana-y and chocolate-y!

Here are a couple more delicious easy brownie recipes.. Easy Caramel Brownies  ~ Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

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Banana Brownies
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert,brownies,bar desserts
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
 
Banana Brownies made with a brownie mix and mashed bananas
Ingredients
  • 1 19.5oz box Brownie Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 2 large ripe Bananas, mashed with no lumps
  • 1 cup semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. Line a 9 x 9 pan pan with non-stick foil or spray with non-stick spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the brownie mix, eggs,water and bananas about 50 strokes.
  4. Mix in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow to completely cool in pan before cutting.

 

Whole Chicken in a Crock-Pot & Giveaway

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Who doesn’t love a Crock-Pot??

Crazy people, that’s who.

You know what a Crock-Pot is to me?

A life saver.

Seriously, we have some sort of activity 4-5 nights a week with baseball or gymnastics, so the fact that I can throw something in the Crock-Pot in the morning and have it ready when I get home is just heavenly.

Take this chicken, It’s cheap, serves my whole family, it’s delicious and I did it in the Crock-Pot.

Chicken, onions, garlic, butter herbs and chicken stock and YOUR DONE!

Sweet,huh?

Crock-Pot also has some great recipes on their site. Go check them out for dinner ideas!

Also, their Crock-Stars Contest is Closed for entries, but starting on November 12th, you can go here and vote for your favorite!

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Before Crock-Pot sent me this shiny new Crock-Pot, I had a different slow cooker, it was expensive..like ridiculously expensive, it rhymes with Nall-Flad. Well you know what, the ceramic liner cracked..just like the on-line reviews said. grrrrrrr.

Well the Crock-Pot has sooooo many glorious features that my previous one didnt have.

A read-out for Travel Temperature.
A locking lid for Travel.
“Warm” stays on for a long time after the cooking time!

Crock-Pot Whole Chicken

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4.9 from 14 reviews
Whole Chicken in a Crock-Pot & Giveaway
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Recipe type: dinner,slow cooker
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Serves: 4 hours
 
A Whole Chicken cooked in a Crock-Pot.
Ingredients
  • 1 5lb. Whole Chicken
  • 1 large Onion, sliced
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock
  • 3 tbsp Butter,room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, finly chopped
  • 6 Fresh Sage Leaves, about 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Coarse Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper
Instructions
  1. Place the onions,garlic and chicken stock into the Crock-Pot.
  2. Remove chicken from package and remove giblet bag.
  3. Place the contents of the giblet bag into the Crock-Pot.(this will add flavor to the stock)
  4. Rinse and dry the chicken.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the butter,rosemary,sage,thyme,salt and pepper.
  6. Rub the entire chicken(concentrating on the top/breast side) with the butter herb mixture.
  7. Place chicken into the Crock-Pot and cook on high for 4 hours.
  8. Remove the chicken and let rest for 10 minutes prior to cutting.
  9. Remove the onions and serve on the side if desired.
  10. Strain the juice the accumulated in the Crock-Pot into a large bowl and reserve the stock

Crock-Pot loves me and they love you too, because they want to give one of you a NEW CROCK-POT!!!

One winner will win the following

A Crock-Pot!

GIVEAWAY RULES  ************CONTEST CLOSED***************

Contest ends Monday November 12, 2012 9 pm EST
Winner will be chosen by Random Org.com
Contest open to US residents only.

Main Entry
(Required)

1.) Do you cook with a Slow Cooker?

(For EACH additional entry, you must leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH ADDITIONAL entry)

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7.) Like Crock-Pot on Facebook

And there you have it, a total of 7 entries for you.

*I was provided with a Crock-Pot, all opinions are mine, all mine!*

Favorite Things Thursday

I have one sister, and even though we are 4 years apart, we might as well be twins.

We share everything…well except for toothbrushes, underwear and husbands.

We know each others thoughts.
We finish each others sentences.
We unknolwlny use the same shampoo.
We use the same camera.
Had the same washer and dryer.
Have the same breed of dog.
Have the same big butt(thanks Mom)
We sound EXACTLY the same.
We basically copy each other.

There are 2 big noticeable differences in us.

She has THICK CURLY brown hair..I have thin blond nappy hair.
She has dry skin and I have super oily skin(more oil =’s less wrinkles..uh-huh!).

You see, I have been on a life long mission to find a non-oily eye make-up remover. To my knowledge, it didn’t exist. Even though a product said “oil free”, it still felt oily.

Sooooo, when she said she used the best eye make-up remover, I doubted her until I tried it.

For real, The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover is AHHHHH-Mazing.

It’s like using water. ZERO oily residue….Z.E.R.O!

It is 8.4 oz., so it will last FOREVER.

Todays lesson….trust your older sister.

The Body Shop Eye Makeup Remover

***Remember, Favorite Things Thursday are NOT sponsored posts, just things I LOVE ***