Poddler’s Old World Market Giveaway Exp: 8/12

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Poddler’s Old World Market offers old world charm in utensils for your kitchen. Their handcrafted kitchen utensils are just beautiful, everything from the spoons to the scoops and measuring cups. Your going to be amazed by their handcrafted utensils, the quality, the feel of them, to how well they work when your cooking with them.

Poddler’s Old World Market has so many wonderful kitchen helpers that your going to want them all in your kitchen. The feel of the utensils are like nothing I have ever felt before. They are perfectly made, have a light weight feeling but are quality kitchen utensils. Poddler’s Old World Market hand crafts each Utensil, and they are made entirely by hand. You will be in love with their collection of fine hand crafted utensils.

We are so excited that you could be the lucky winner of one of several Poddler’s Old World Market great prizes in this wonderful giveaway. You could win one of 4 wonderful prizes.

The Grand Prize: Southern Belle Ladle, $68
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Second Prize: Small Serving Spoon Set, $54
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Third Prize: World’s Best Cookie Spatula, $28
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Fourth Prize: Simple Spatula in Black Walnut, $18
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Good Luck Everyone! You can enter below and the Giveaway will be ending on 8/12 at 12am EST.

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The Happy Trunk: Craft, Art And Science Project Subscription Review

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I received a box of their monthly subscription crafts, art and science projects to review with my children. Since I homeschool year round with my son, I thought this would be a great addition to their lesson plans. In the same token, it’s summer so we like to do more fun activities as well. So I was excited to see what would come in the box.

When it arrived, I opened it without my son’s to see what projects we recieved. It offered Make your own chalkboard paint, finding the DNA of a strawberry, and make mini message board. I have to say I was very interested to see how my son’s liked the arts, crafts and science experiment. So I told them we were going outside to work on some projects. They groaned a little bit at first because they only saw the box and not what was inside of it.

Happy Trunk box

I opened the box, and showed them what we would be working on, they got so excited. We began the projects, and they were so engrossed in finding the DNA of a strawberry and making a model of the DNA. They paid close attention and just loved it! They had such a great time, and it was very educational as well, not only for my son’s but also for me. I was a little worried they may get bored or I would but we just had a great time. We completed all the projects and my son’s asked me when we could do something like that again. The Happy Trunk subscription was a huge hit with the kids and with me as well.

If you homeschool or are looking for some fun projects to do with your children, I highly recommend The Happy Trunk for your family. You will receive a new box each month with fun arts, crafts, and science experiments for you to do together. They would make a great gift as well.

How To Make A Minion Cake With Minion Colors All The Way Through The Cake

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This past weekend we had a birthday in the family, so I made this Minion cake for the birthday girl. I wanted it to have Minion colors all the way through the cake. She just loves Minions so it had to be perfect. So I really put some thought into how I wanted to create this minion cake. How I wanted the finished cake to look, it did take a little planning but I loved the finished result. If you have a Minion fan with a birthday coming up, you could make this adorable Minion cake as well. I would make a change to the one you make, I used Cake Mate Silver Gems candy for the eyes as I couldn’t locate Silver Frosting. It would be easier to do it with the Silver frosting then the candy but if your in a pinch like I was the Cake Mate candy gems do work as you can see from the photo above.

I used my Lasagna pan to make this Minion cake as I wanted a bigger cake, you can use a regular cake pan and it will work out well. If your using a larger pan you will need 2 White cake mixes, if your using a Cake pan you will only need 1 box of cake mix. So you can adjust the recipe as you need to for the pan that your using. You will make the cake as directed on the box. Then follow the steps below to make your minion cake.

Ingredients:

2 White Cake Mixes (for lasagna Pan or 1 Cake mix for Cake Pan)
Blue or Neon Blue food coloring (I used Neon)
Black Food coloring
yellow food coloring
2 containers of white frosting
Silver Frosting or Cake Mate Silver Candy Gems
2 Oreo Cookies

How to get the Minion Colors throughout the cake: Take 25% of the cake batter and put in a bowl, then in a 2nd bowl put 25% more of the cake, and the last half of the batter stays in the original mixing bowl. You will add Yellow food coloring to the first bowl to get it to the yellow color you would like. The 2nd bowl you will use Neon Blue Food coloring (You can use blue as well if you don’t have Neon) and in the mixing bowl you will leave the cake White. You will want to butter and flour your pan at this point as well.

Step 1
My minion cake step 1 label

You will start with 3 Tablespoons of White Cake in the center of the pan, add 3 teaspoons of Blue on top of the white, and 2 teaspoons of Yellow on top of the Blue, it will look like the photo above when your done.

My Minion cake step 2 labeled

You will continue with the same steps as one, 3 Tablespoons of White Cake in the center of the pan, add 3 teaspoons of Blue on top of the white, and 2 teaspoons of Yellow on top of the Blue. You will continue on with this pattern till all the cake batter is used. You will need to move the pan and shift the cake more to the outsides of the pan but you will want to do it gently so that it keeps the colors the way they are in the pattern.

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When your cake is finished with it’s design, it would look like this in your pan, when it’s ready to bake. You will bake as directed on the box.

My minion cake step 5 labeled

Your cake will look like mine when it is done baking, notice how you can see all the blue marbled throughout the top of the cake. The Yellow will blend into the browning of the cake so it will not show up till the cake is cut. We will now move onto making the minion part of your cake. Let your cake cool completely then place on a platter to make it into the Minion.

How To Make The Minion Cake And Decorate it:

Step 1: You will want to take a knife and round the corners of your cake to make your Minion Shape

Step 2: Take the palm of your hand and push on the cake where you cut the corners to firm it up to frost the cake so that it won’t get mixed in with the frosting.

Step 3: In your two containers of frosting you will do the following, in container one you will make it Yellow for the Minions head. The second container you will take a little less then a quarter of the frosting and put it into a bowl and mix in Black Food coloring. The rest of it you will color with blue or Neon Blue for his pants.

Step 4: Frost the top half of the cake Yellow for the Minions face

Step 5: Frost the bottom half Blue

Step 6: Make a line across the middle of the yellow and blue. Then make the Minion’s mouth with the black as well.

Step 7: Make the suspenders from the black going up to the sides of the cake

Step 8: Then place the Oreo Cookies where you would like the Minions eyes

Step 9: Now make the Minions goggles with the black frosting if you didn’t find the Silver, then cover the frosting with the Candy gems. If you found the Silver frosting or gel then use those to make the goggles. Then use the Black Frosting to make the center of his eye on top of the Oreo Cookies.

Your Minion is now complete and ready for the Party. He is sure to be a huge hit for the birthday party and your guests will ask you how you made your cake. He is just to adorable, but tastes oh so good!

Great Summer Cookout Coupons For This Weekend

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Are you having a cookout this weekend, and need some money saving coupons to make your cookout a great one? I have compiled some great coupons for you to use for all your favorite cookout dishes. There are also some great drink and lunch coupons that are available right now as well. Your able to print two of each coupon listed below

$1.00 off 2 LUNCHABLES UPLOADED Lunch Combinations
$1.00 off ONE (1) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
$1.00 off (1) VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinners
$0.50 off ONE (1) MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
$0.50 off ONE (1) KRAFT Mayonnaise
$1.00 off on ONE (1) TACO BELL Sour Cream Dip
$0.75 off ONE (1) KRAFT Salad Dressing
$0.75 off ONE (1) JELL-O University Mold Kit
$1.00 off ONE (1) OSCAR MAYER Butcher Cut Bacon
$1.00 off TWO (2) OSCAR MAYER Beef Hot Dogs
$0.50 off ONE (1) KOOL-AID Jammers Juice Drink
$1.00 off ONE (1) CAPRI SUN Juice Drink
$0.50 off ONE (1) KOOL-AID Ready-To-Serve
$1.00 off (2) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spreads
$0.50 off ONE (1) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
$1.00 off ONE (1) VELVEETA 32 oz
$0.75 off ONE (1) KRAFT Singles
$0.75 off KRAFT Natural Shredded or Chunk Cheese
$0.55 off one Frigo Cheese Heads Snack Cheese
$1.00 off 2 LUNCHABLES UPLOADED Lunch Combinations
$1.00 off ONE (1) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
$1.00 off (1) VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinners
$0.50 off ONE (1) MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
$0.50 off ONE (1) KRAFT Mayonnaise
$1.00 off on ONE (1) TACO BELL Sour Cream Dip
$0.75 off ONE (1) KRAFT Salad Dressing
$0.75 off ONE (1) JELL-O University Mold Kit
$1.00 off ONE (1) OSCAR MAYER Butcher Cut Bacon
$1.00 off TWO (2) OSCAR MAYER Beef Hot Dogs
$0.50 off ONE (1) KOOL-AID Jammers Juice Drink
$1.00 off ONE (1) CAPRI SUN Juice Drink
$0.50 off ONE (1) KOOL-AID Ready-To-Serve
$1.00 off (2) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spreads
$0.50 off ONE (1) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
$1.00 off ONE (1) VELVEETA 32 oz
$0.75 off ONE (1) KRAFT Singles
$0.75 off KRAFT Natural Shredded or Chunk Cheese
$0.55 off one Frigo Cheese Heads Snack Cheese
$0.75 off 2 bags JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
$1.00 off Honeysuckle White Frozen Turkey Burgers
$2.00 off one HORMEL Party Tray product
$1.00 off LLOYD’S Barbeque product
$1.00 off JET-PUFFED, HONEY MAID, and HERSHEY’s
$0.50 off any pepper sauce flavor TABASCO brand

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Free Guide For Those With Crohn’s or Ulcerative Collitis

Do you or someone in your family have Crohn’s or Ulcerative Collitis and would love more information about the health condition? You can receive a Free Guide For Crohn’s or Ulcerative Collitis and a bonus with a membership for their IBD Community, so you can talk to others who also have the same condition. It’s a great way to meet others who have the same condition and can help you feel more comfortable or if your already comfortable you can help others. It’s full of a lot of great information and so much more. The best part is it’s free!

Free Pattern and Directions to Sew an Insulated Lunch Sack

Head over to get the directions on making your own Insulated Lunch Sack. To make this a more frugal project you could use Material that you have on hand from other projects to make it. You could also use Jeans or clothing with stains that you want to recycle as well to make this project.

Free Dilly Beans Canning Recipe- Just Like Grandma Use To Make

I thought I would start to share some Canning Recipes and I will be making a Tab for them as well so they are easy to locate for you. My Grandmother, use to make some Dill Green Beans just like these. I could eat a ton of them with Dinner! They have just a slight bite to them but oh so good! You can find the Dilly Beans Recipe here. This is one of the recipes that I will be canning this summer. YUM!