Archives for December 2012

Most Popular Recipes of 2012

It’s that time of year again, when I dig into my site stats to figure out what posts y’all liked the best. I know you wait all year for this. Like more than Christmas. It’s ok to admit it. And I totally know you set an alert on you phone for this special day. Let’s […]

Favorite Things Thursday

Alright ladies and rocker dudes stuck in the 80’s, how annoying is it to have wet hair laying on your back after you get out of the shower? I.CANT.STAND.IT Oh and if you do the body towel, swirl around on your head gimmick , that thing is heavy and it always falls off. I have […]

POM Wonderful Giveaway

Yep, that’s my favorite breakfast this time of year. Greek Yogurt, Agave Nectar and POM Wonderful Seeds. It’s really all I have time to eat. Just like you, I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off desperately trying to get everything ready for Christmas. Am I done? NOT.EVEN.CLOSE I feel like […]

A Day of Rememberance

 

BlueStar

I think we are allll so commercialized, don’t you think? We purchase things because we see commercials or see the products in the big box stores. Very rarely, do we think outside of “the box” so to speak. I have had them same cookware since I got married 12 years ago. How did I come […]

Apple Pie Oatmeal

I am a bit of an oatmeal addict. It’s totally ok, I am getting help for it. Just a quick post today to warm your belly and start your morning off right. 5.0 from 1 reviews Save Print Apple Pie Oatmeal Author: Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife Recipe type: Breakfast Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  […]

Fudge-Filled Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies

Do you dunk, I mean, do you dunk things in your coffee? I am a dunker. There are few things better than dunking a sweet cookie into a nice piping hot cup of coffee. There are cookie/coffee pairings out there I bet you didn’t even know existed that are perfect for dunking! Folgers® has done […]

2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Are you done Christmas Shopping? Have you even started? I am going to share with you some ideas, Hot toys for kids… stuff I have heard about on the playground. Kids talk, you know. And I will also share some kitchen goodies for you to for the Foodies in your life. The Furby Razor Electric […]

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies & Giveaway

Do you bake a billion cookies for the holidays? I bet you thought I did, huh? Dancing around to old Nat King Cole Christmas music, with a cute little apron on, sipping on wine, with a little smidgen of flour dusting my nose, baking cookies. Pfftt, not even close. Truth be told, I am tooooo […]

Peppermint Ice Cream Coffee

I know right? Kinda amazing. On the heels of my CRAZY popular Nutulla Hot Chocolate from last year, I thought I would make another amazingly delicious little drink.

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Most Popular Recipes of 2012

2012 Most Popular

It’s that time of year again, when I dig into my site stats to figure out what posts y’all liked the best.

I know you wait all year for this.

Like more than Christmas.

It’s ok to admit it.

And I totally know you set an alert on you phone for this special day.

Let’s get this party started.

But be forewarned…some of these older photos are cringe-worthy.

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This makes the list EVERY YEAR.
I made it when I FIRST started my site in 2008

10) Rice Pudding with Left Over Rice

Rice Pudding

These Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ sandwiches are a huge hit in my house. They are easy and require NO cooking skills at all. Niiiice.
9) Slow Cooker BBQ Sandwiches

slow cooker pulled bbq chicken

All the tips you need to make the perfect Cut Out Decorated Sugar Cookies
8) Sugar Cookie Tips and Icing Tips

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Aren’t these adorable. Perfect for the kids Valentines Treat
7) Valentines Jell-0 Hearts

Jello Hearts

Ohhh, I can’t say enough about this dinner. The photo is horrendous, but don’t let that deter you from making it, and don’t skimp on the beer. Trust me.
6) Guinness Shepherds Pie

Guinness Shepherds Pie

I mean seriously, isn’t this cake beautiful? It took off like wild fire on the web. I get several emails a week with people showing me their versions of this cake they made. I love it.
5) Blue Ombre Petal Cake

Blue Ombre Petal Cake

Another SUPER old recipe..circa 2008. I make these alllll the time. They are bursting with flavor.
4) Oven Baked Potatoes

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This is another simple recipes that TOOK OFF. Lauren Conrad (from MTV) even featured it on her site.
It’s scrum-diddly-umptious!
3) Nutella Hot Chocolate

Nutella Hot Chocolate

I think it’s funny that these are sooooo popular. But the numbers don’t lie. They are the perfect do-ahead party food!
2) Antipasto Kabobs

Antipasto kabobs

Annnddddd, the number ONE recipe of 2012 is…… Crescent Cinnamon Rolls- DUH!
1) Crescent Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

I hope you enjoyed 2012 here on The Hungry Housewife.

2013 is going to be another great year, unless I have a mental breakdown….

Totally possible.

Favorite Things Thursday

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Alright ladies and rocker dudes stuck in the 80’s, how annoying is it to have wet hair laying on your back after you get out of the shower?

I.CANT.STAND.IT

Oh and if you do the body towel, swirl around on your head gimmick , that thing is heavy and it always falls off.

I have tried the hand towel too, draped over the shoulders, held together by a hair clip.

Lame.

About 15 years ago, I discovered the Aquis Microfiber Hair Turban.

It cuts your drying time in half, it secures in place by a button and its light.

Imagine no more bulky towel on your head.

Dreamy.

If I could buy everyone in the world (well except those not fortunate enough to have hair) one I would.

At about $13.00…there are 7 billion people in the world..that’s only about

91 BILLION Dollars.

I could totally swing that.

P.S. Rocker Dudes, the “Business in the front, party in the back” hair style is no longer sexy.

Just sayin’

*This post contains an affiliate link to Amazon* No biggie.

POM Wonderful Giveaway

POM Yogurt

Yep, that’s my favorite breakfast this time of year.

Greek Yogurt, Agave Nectar and POM Wonderful Seeds.

It’s really all I have time to eat.

Just like you, I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off desperately trying to get everything ready for Christmas.

Am I done?

NOT.EVEN.CLOSE

I feel like a total procrastinator this year, a total new personality trait for me.

I know I have been lame with the frequency of my recipe posting, but I will be getting back on track after the Holidays.

So, since my kitchen has been on lockdown. I’d like to offer you a little giveaway from POM.

Don’t you just love Love LOVE pomegranate seeds and juice?

Like seriously, my mouth waters.

Thank goodness they are good for you, cause I eat a LOT of them.

They are super duper high in antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and fiber.

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Oh, and I saw some GREAT coupons on their site (I don’t know how long they will be up there) click here.

GIVEAWAY  **************CLOSED****************

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One winner will win

*A Basket FULL of POM Wonderful goodies.
*POM Wonderful Coupons
*POM Wonderful Juice
*Pom Wonderful cocktail shaker
*Pot Holder
*Recipe Cards
*Apron
Contest ends Wednesday December 26th 9 am EST
Winner will be chosen by Random Org.com

Main Entry
(Required)

1.)What is your favorite fruit?

(For EACH additional entry, you must leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH ADDITIONAL entry,extra entries not required)

2.) Like THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Facebook
3.) Follow THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on twitter
4.) Tweet using this..Go visit http://tinyurl.com/c3wxbct for a POM Wonderful GIVEAWAY from @hungryhousewife @POMWonderful
5.) Post about this giveaway on your Facebook Page using this tag http://tinyurl.com/c3wxbct
6.) Subscribe to THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE via email.
7.) Like POM Wonderful on Twitter
8.) Like Pom Wonderful on Facebook

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

*****UPDATE***** POM WONDERFUL CONTEST WINNER

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BlueStar

I think we are allll so commercialized, don’t you think?

We purchase things because we see commercials or see the products in the big box stores.

Very rarely, do we think outside of “the box” so to speak.

I have had them same cookware since I got married 12 years ago.

How did I come to putting it on my registry? Yep, it was at the store. And it was what I had to choose from.

Well, wouldn’t you know, BlueStar contacted me to review their 8 piece Cookware. Click HERE to see BlueStar Cookware

I knew they made ranges, but had nooooo clue they made cookware.

And they make beautiful cookware….

Bluestar 007

They sure are pretty, dontcha’ think?
The handles are comfortable and riveted to the pan itself. No silly screws

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MADE IN THE USA!

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Ideal for any cooking surface.

BlueStar 006

DISHWASHER safe! Yes, you heard me correct! DISHWASHER.SAFE

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Try-Ply Construction for superior and consistent heat.
Oven safe for 500°
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When I first got these, I kept my other cookware, just in case I didn’t like the pans.

I didn’t just like these pans, I loved them.

My old pans have now found their home in the garage sale pile.

As I get wiser and older, I have become a big researcher.

I research, everything I buy.

Being an educated consumer is a good thing.

My husband and I are in the process of designing our new home, and the kitchen is a HUGE deal to me.

Everything needs to be perfect.

A new kitchen means new appliances.

I have spent hours and hours researching appliance brands…

There are the big appliance brands you see in alllllllll the stores and then the ones that don’t do much advertising.

BlueStar is one of the ranges I am considering…I have read many boards online on how they make the Best Stove/Oven and that the burner ROCK!

Look how beautiful This Red Stove is

BlueStar Red Oven

BlueStar Ranges are available in 190 colors and endless configurations.

I am also very intrigued by their broiler too, which they say is the Best Broiler!

So if you are in the market for some new cookware, I hope you consider BlueStar Cookware.

They are rockin’ my kitchen.

And only time will tell, if BlueStar makes it’s way into my home as my cooking appliances.

Disclosure: I received cookware from BlueStar for review. All opinions are 100% mine

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Apple Pie Oatmeal

I am a bit of an oatmeal addict.

It’s totally ok, I am getting help for it.

Just a quick post today to warm your belly and start your morning off right.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Apple Pie Oatmeal
Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time: 
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Apple Pie Oatmeal
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups Cooked Steel Cut Oatmeal, cooked with skim milk
  • 4 teaspoons Apple Buter, or more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ⅛ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ Apple, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Tasted Pecans, about 4 pecans
  • ½ teaspoon Brown Sugar
Instructions
  1. Into the cooked oats, stir in apple butter,cinnamon,pumpkin pie spice,vanilla extract and apple.
  2. Top with chopped toasted pecans and brown sugar

 

Fudge-Filled Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies

Do you dunk, I mean, do you dunk things in your coffee?

I am a dunker. There are few things better than dunking a sweet cookie into a nice piping hot cup of coffee.

There are cookie/coffee pairings out there I bet you didn’t even know existed that are perfect for dunking! Folgers® has done the legwork and found what cookies make the perfect pair to their different coffees.

My favorite at the time being is Folgers® Black silk coffee with these amazing Fudge-Filled Irresistible cookies.

It’s like heaven.

Peanut butter and fudge go perfectly with the deep dark flavor of coffee. You get me?

Smucker’s® has anAMAZING cookie website  that has over 40 delicious and easy cookie recipes with 6 specific recipes that are paired perfectly with specific blends of Folgers® coffee.

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Click here for the recipe….It is the 6th recipe down.

Oh and while you are there, these Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Cookies(11th recipe down the page) will be on my next to bake list.

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I am also a part of a Holiday Cookie Party with 4 other fabulous bloggers.

Be sure to check out these other blogs on the following days

Shelly of Cookies and Cups will be featuring her Christmas Morning cookies tomorrow (12/11)

Erin from $5 Dinners will be Baking Christmas Cookies on a Budget Wednesday (12/12)

Toni from The Happy Housewife will be baking up cookies with her kids for Santa on Thursday (12/13)

Christy from Southern Plate will be featuring great Cookie Exchange Cookies on Friday (12/14)

All 5 of us will also be hosting a fun #HolidayCookies Twitter Party on Tuesday December 11th from 8-9 pm EST.

You won’t want to miss it, there are great prizes!

Make sure you RSVP HERE to participate in the AWESOME Twitter Party. (It’s Quick and painless)

2 Grand Prizes – Each grand prize winner will receive a KitchenAid Mixer, coupon pack with $34.50 in savings, recipe cards and one product from each of these great sponsor brands: Folgers®, Smucker’s®, Crisco®, Hungry Jack®, Jif®, Eagle Brand®, Pillsbury®. Approximate retail value for each grand prize pack: $285.

7 Mini Prizes – Each mini prize winner will receive coupon packs with savings of $34.50, recipe cards, and two products total from these great sponsor brands: Folgers®, Smucker’s®, Crisco®, Hungry Jack®, Jif®, Eagle Brand®, Pillsbury®. Approximate retail value for each mini prize pack: $60.00

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents participating in the party. Winners are chosen at random among Twitter Party participants. No purchase necessary. Giveaway ends at 9:00pm ET on December 11th, 2012. Available to legal residents age 18 or older in 50 United States and D.C. Void outside and where prohibited. Prizes will be awarded and winners announced during the Twitter party.

These giveaways are conducted by Lunchbox and not The J.M. Smucker Company.

This Twitter Party is sponsored by The J.M. Smucker Company

©/® The J.M. Smucker Company

Pillsbury is a trademark of The Pillsbury Company, LLC, used under license.

Folgers is a trademark of The Folgers Coffee Company.
I accept paid sponsorships for select Twitter parties. During these parties, brand sponsors provide tips, techniques, expert advice and information on party topics.
@sugardrama @5dollardinners  @happyhousewife @southernplate

2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Are you done Christmas Shopping?

Have you even started?

I am going to share with you some ideas, Hot toys for kids… stuff I have heard about on the playground.

Kids talk, you know.

And I will also share some kitchen goodies for you to for the Foodies in your life.

The Furby

Razor Electric Scooter E100

Wii U

Skylander Giants Starter Kit

Easy Bake Oven

Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster

Just Play Doc McStuffin Time for your Checkup Doll Set

LeapFrog LeapPad 2 Explorer

Lego Friends Heartlake Stables

For more kids ideas…go take a peek at Amazons Top Holiday Toy Deals

Lots and lots of choices and deals there

And for the Foodies in your life..here a a few ideas.

Oster Belgian Waffle Maker

KitchenAid 6 Speed Hand Mixer

Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer

Cuisinart 5-in-1 griddle

Lazy Susan

Cupcake Carrier

Tea Forte Single Steeps Loose Tea Sampler

Tahitian Vanilla Beans

OXO Good Grips Food Scale

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And the winner of my Mrs. Smith’s Pie and Williams-Sonoma Gift card is…….

Congrats Angie. Please contact me within 72 business hours to claim your prize.

**Disclaimer- There are obviously affiliate links in my post**  🙂

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies & Giveaway

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Do you bake a billion cookies for the holidays?

I bet you thought I did, huh?

Dancing around to old Nat King Cole Christmas music, with a cute little apron on, sipping on wine, with a little smidgen of flour dusting my nose, baking cookies.

Pfftt, not even close.

Truth be told, I am tooooo busy during the Holidays to bake a billion cookies.

Well, maybe it’s that all the Holiday cookies seem to more involved than I would like.

HostACookieParty.com has some AMAZING, easy Holiday (or year round) cookies that you can bake up in a snap and share with your friends, kids teachers, your boss…ok, maybe not your boss. That might be brown nosing.

Peanutbutter Cookies

These delicious little peanut butter cookies were just about the easiest cookies I have ever made.

You don’t even have to measure out the normal flour, baking soda..etc.

They are soft and chewy…just how I like em.

 

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4.9 from 19 reviews
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Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 to 1¼ cups Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Biscuit Baking Mix
  • Sugar for rolling
Instructions
  1. BEAT sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter, egg and vanilla in large bowl until smooth. Add biscuit mix; mix well. Chill at least 1 hour.
  2. HEAT oven to 350°F.
  3. SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with fork in criss-cross pattern.
  4. BAKE 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned (do not overbake). Cool.
Notes
Recipe courtesy HostACookieParty.com Photography by Leslie Green The Hungry Housewife

 

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

One winner will win

A variety of Smucker products– Crisco, Folgers, Eagle Brand, Jif, Pillsbury and Hungry Jack
$25 Visa gift card
Framed chalkboard menu & chalk – great for cookie party decorations!
Assorted gift boxes, bags, baker’s twine & ribbons for wrapping up your cookies!

Contest ends Wednesday December 12,2012 9 am EST
Winner will be chosen by Random Org.com
Contest open to US residents only.

Main Entry ****CONTEST CLOSED****
(Required.Only one entry is required to enter)

1.) What is your favorite cookie? 

(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/d7pea4k @HungryHousewife for a Smucker’s & $25 giftcard GIVEAWAY

5.) Post about this giveaway on your Facebook Page using this tag http://tinyurl.com/d7pea4k
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 the above gift pack for compensation, however, all opinions are ALL mine.*

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Winner of this giveaway is

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