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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Big G and the Penguins of Madagascar review and giveaway

I admit it! I am a big kid. I think I liked Madagascar more than my kids. “I like to move it move it.”

There is finally a sequel to it, The Penguins of Madagascar featuring the hilarious penguins.

Inside specially marked boxes of General Mills cereals, you´ll "commence operations" with one of five characters from The Penguins of Madagascar; Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, Private or King Julien. Each participating cereal contains one character launcher with mission details outlined on the back of the box including:

  • Dive In, Soldier - Set an empty plastic cereal bowl on the table and try to pop your launcher into it. Wear a helmet or you´ll be squid bait.
  • Longest Propulsion Launcher - Challenge your troops to see who can launch their character the furthest. Go long or go back to the zoo.
  • Target Practice - Create a landing zone with a spoon and try to strategically drop your character into the sweet spot. Hit the target or go back to the drawing board.
  • Clear the Wall - Do you have enough projectile pop to push your launcher over the top of the box? Proceed launchin´ troops, earn those wings!

General Mills, Nickelodeon and MyBlogSpark would like to give one lucky reader  a Penguins of Madagascar prize pack which includes one box of Trix cereal, a Penguins of Madagascar launcher and the new Penguins of Madagascar movie.

To enter: leave a comment with who your child’s favorite character is from Madagascar.

Entries will be taken until Thursday, August 12th at noon CST. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information or a new winner will be picked.

Stouffers ‘Let’s Fix Dinner” Giveaway

Stouffer's wants to help families get closer through regular family dinners, but without reliable housing it can be impossible. That’s why they’ll donate 100 percent of the net proceeds of each “Let’s Fix Dinner” book purchased to Habitat for Humanity.

LET'S FIX DINNER will make you giggle, grin, and think about all the ways dinner can bring families closer together and, like dinnertime itself, this delightful book is made to be shared! And since regular dinners and reliable housing are two of the best ways to help families—and especially kids—succeed.

Stoffer’s would like to give two lucky readers a coupon for a free family-sized dinner from Stouffer's, a Family Dinner Box of Questions to get the kids talking and the limited-edition “Let’s Fix Dinner” book by award-winning artist and author Todd Parr.

To enter: leave a comment on what you try and do to have family dinners together.

Entries will be taken until Wednesday, August 11th at noon CST. At that time I will pick the winners and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information or new winners will be picked.

Lawry’s “Get Grilling Kit” Giveaway

One of my favorite things about summer is being able to grill a lot. Recently I was able to try out some of Lawry’s new marinades, Tuscan Sun-Dried Tomato and Szechuan Sweet and Sour BBQ.

Inspired by the sun-drenched villages of Italy, the Tuscan Sun-Dried Tomato Marinade features extra virgin olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet red bell peppers and the perfect blend of herbs. The Szechuan Sweet & Sour BBQ Marinade gives meat a delicious sweet and sour flavor with a touch of Szechuan heat.

I loved that it was so easy to prepare. All I did was marinade the meat with the Lawry’s and let it chill for a few hours then grill.

Lawry’s and MyBlogSpark wants one lucky reader to try the marinades out also.

To enter: Leave a comment about some foods you like to grill.

Entries will be taken until Tuesday, August 10th at noon CST. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing address.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Would you like to sponsor a blogger for BlogHer?


I have the opportunity to attend BlogHer 10 next month in New York. It is a conference for bloggers. I am looking for sponsorship to help me get there. If you are interested in working with me please contact me so we can discuss how I can represent your company.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Winner of the Kroger Pound for Pound Challenge

Lacie Cheyenne said...

I have a goal of 63lbs set by May 2011 for my wedding! I pledged the max allowed 50lbs to help fight hunger with the Pound for Pound Challenge

You have 48 hours from the time stamp on this post to get back to me with your mailing information or a new winner will be picked.

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Winner of the Cellfire $100 giftcard giveaway

Congratulations to the winner of the $100 gift card sponsored by cellfire.

Janet said...

I love to use bisquik to make Blueberry Pancakes and I serve them for Breakfast or Dinner.

I like to use the Yoplait yogurts to make smoothies for myself and the children.Put one cup strawberries in blender 3 bananas cut up, add one 16 oz. cup of milk.One cup of yogurt. Make great smoothies.
Bisquick Coffee Cake
So, here’s how to make the deliciously famous Bisquick coffee cake. You’ll be amazed at how simple this recipe is and how fast you can whip one up.

First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Get your round, 9 x 1 ½ inch pan ready by greasing it. Next, make your Streusel topping and set it aside:

•1/3 cup Bisquick
•1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
•1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (I like to add a bit more since I love cinnamon!)
•2 tablespoons of margarine or butter
Mix the first three ingredients together. Then cut in the margarine with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly.

For the batter you’ll need:

•2 cups of Bisquick
•2 tablespoons of sugar
•2/3 cup of milk
•1 egg
Mix all the batter ingredients together and spread in your prepared pan. Now sprinkle that with the Streusel topping. If you’d like, you can take a butter knife and zig-zag it through the topping for a marbled effect.

Pop it in the oven and bake it for 18 to 22 minutes. It should look golden brown on top when it’s done. Let it cool for just a few minutes so it will come out of the pan nicely, but to experience this coffee cake at it’s best, it should really be served warm

June 1, 2010 8:54 PM

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