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Burgers’ Smokehouse- Perfectly Smoked Meats!

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We are a really big meat eating family. There is some form of meat at every meal. I think my husband would disown me if I ever told him I was giving up meat. So, when I was given the opportunity to review Burgers’ Smokehouse’s delicious smoked meats, I was more than excited. I must admit, I had a lot crossing my mind wondering how well meat would ship in the mail. I have always just purchased it at a local grocer. But, when my package arrived I was pleasantly surprised. It was packaged very well in a very thick styrofoam package with ice packs inside so all the meat was still nice and cold. I received 3 packages of bacon and 2 packages of ribs (one baby back and one sauced baby back rib) My mouth was watering just looking at it! Of course, we instantly changed dinner plans … read more

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Zaycon Buffalo Chicken and Loaded Potato Casserole

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I have to admit it. Lately, I have become one of those crazed, Pinterest obsessed people. Never thought it would happen to me. But I am so tired of eating the same foods over and over. Now, I find a recipe I like, look up all the variations people have put to it, and then create the version that seems best suited to my family’s taste. Most have been a huge hit. (and when you are in a house full of the pickiest eaters known to man… that is a million dollar phrase!) This next recipe is no exception. The first time I made it, the boys asked for it “more and more and more!” (yes, even my 4 year old wanted more!) Prior to trying the recipe I was given a chance to try out Zaycon chicken breast and Oh. My. God! If you haven’t hear of them, make … read more

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Nickelodeon: Let’s Learn Kindness Available On DVD Today!

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I can always count on Nickelodeon shows to teach my son many values in life. He is constantly telling me things he has learned and when I asked where he learned he responds “On my favorite show… ” and names a nickelodeon show. Since he is so enthralled with the different episodes, i was excited to receive a copy of the newest DVD release, Let’s Learn Kindness! Since he is in the stages where he is becoming more independent and starting to be a little controlling, I knew this would be perfect for him! I was right. Within a few days, he was already starting to back track on bad behavior and explain to me that we can’t be mean to our friends (or brothers in his case!) I definitely recommend picking up a copy of this DVD for your collection and pulling it out when a little one needs … read more

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New release this month!

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If you are a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (or have been since you were a kid like me!) its awesome to see all of the new releases lately! I recently received a copy of one of the latest DVDs, TMNT Return to NYC and its a hit in our house just like all the rest. There is just something irresistible about those awesome, pizza loving turtles who are anything but slow! The beginning of season three found the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles honing their skills and fighting off threats in the woods. Now, it’s time for them to return to New York and defend their city in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to NYC!, which picks up with the next seven episodes of season three. In these episodes, the Turtles search for their lost master Splinter and defend NYC from the criminal world that is terrorizing the city and its people. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to NYC! includes the following … read more

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Rainy Day Fun with Creative Hands Craft Kits!

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Artistic ability and crafting seem to be two things my family is great at. Grandma was always making quilts and even had her own store to sell handmade items. My cousins can draw and create master pieces, my kids are already showing talent beyond their years… and then there’s me. Not an artistic bone in my body! Seriously! I can cook, I can write all day, I am pretty good with photography… but that artistic gene just skipped right over me! I am always thrilled when I can find craft kits that are open ended and allow my boys to create as they see fit while still giving instructions on HOW to create things for me! Creative Hands has been making arts and crafts supplies since before my mom was born! (sometime in the 1950’s!) so they have plenty of experience. Now, they have three fun new craft kits perfect … read more

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