Freezer Meals to make with leftover Ham #FreezerMeals #HamMeals #HamRecipes #Easter

There are a lot of great recipes that you can make and freeze with leftover Ham from Easter. So I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.

Ham & Cheese Homemade Hot Pockets

Pizza Dough
1-2 cups chopped ham
slices of American Cheese
bag of Frozen Broccoli

Take the dough roll it out to a small circle, add some ham pieces, slice of cheese and a couple pieces of Broccoli. Then fold in half and take a fork and close the edges on both sides. Be sure not to over stuff or they will leak. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes on a greased cookie sheet. Let them cool and put them in Sandwich bags to freeze individually. Then just take one out and heat them in the Microwave till hot and serve.

Here are some more recipes that you can use as well:

Ham & Scalloped Potatoes

6 potatoes
1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup of Ham
1/2 cup of Milk

Clean and slice the Potatoes, You can leave the skin on or remove it, Then in a freezer bag, just throw the potatoes in and Ham, then mix in the Cream of Mushroom Soup. (Do not add the Milk to it till you cook the dinner.

Ham and Macaroni and Cheese (from the oamc digest)

8 oz. elbow macaroni
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 cups shredded cheese
2 cups cubed ham
2 cups thin white suace (recipe follows)

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cook macaroni and drain. Place half of the macaroni in and 2 qt casserole dish. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Add all of ham. Top with remaining macaroni and cheese. Pour white sauce over casserole. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.

THIN WHITE SAUCE (for macaroni and cheese)
1 Tbsp. margarine
1 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 cup milk

Melt butter. Blend in flour, salt and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Use as directed in recipe for macaroni and cheese.

Notes from a tired oamc cook (don’t know who this was!): I was tired and worn out at this point. I decided that the Ham and Macaroni and cheese would have to be a SAR (Some Assembly Required) meal. I placed three cups of cheese in a qt. size freezer — then I placed 2 cup bag another qt size freezer bag. I placed a rubber band around these and froze them. At meal time – I will use this recipe. I will stir in the ham before baking.

The following recipes are from “Dinner’s Ready” by Andrew Schloss and Ken Bookman, a “chain cooking” cookbook, where you make completely different meals out of leftovers from previous meals. These look good. Where there is a leftover used, I posted that recipe too, in case you wanted to do it their way or adapt these recipes.

Here are some more great recipes:

* Delicious Ham & Potato Soup

* Ham & Cheese Ziti

* Cheez Ham & Potato Bake

* Ham & Bean Soup

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My Fairy Garden Playset Review #PlayMonster’s #MyFairyGarden #Easter

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My Fairy Garden is so stinkin adorable. Your child or grandchild will just love playing with it and watching their plants grow while having fun. It’s a great way for children to learn how to garden as well as have a fun time playing with their Fairy Garden at the same time.

There are 3 different fairy gardens to choose from as well as 8 different accessories packs that can go with the Fairy Garden. They can learn what it takes to grow a beautiful garden while having fun playing with their fairies in the gardening house. I love that this is a great STEM toy for educational purposes as well as a playset for them to have fun with. It really is the best of all worlds for children. We love having educational toys for our children as well as watching them have fun while they were learning.

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We received the Fairy Garden Playset and I was so excited to play with my granddaughter’s with it. We got our Fairy Gardens put all of our items together so the fun could begin. The girls were so excited to be able to play with the Fairy Garden and make their own garden with it. I actually went to Target and purchased 2 more Fairy Gardens so that each of my granddaughter’s would have their own Fairy Garden. So they could each have their own experiences with their fairy garden. The girls were just giggling and having a great time with putting their Fairy Garden’s together. We put our soil in our garden’s and they used the little tools to smooth out the soil. We then put our seeds in the soil and they were just in love with the little watering can that they could use to water their seeds with. When the seeds were placed they then were able to water their seeds. Then the girls started to play with their playset.

The girls were so excited to see their seeds turning into plants. They were just amazed as they grew how big they were getting. I loved their excitement and how much fun they were having from learning and playing. They were loving their Fairy Garden’s so much that we decided that they should help me plant our garden in the yard. They were so amazed that they could make their own fairy garden but that because I thought they did such a great job that they could also help with our garden. The girls decided that they should bring their Fairy Garden’s outside with us so that the fairies could help with our garden as well.

We have had so much fun learning about gardening while having so much fun with their fairies as well. The Fairy Garden would be a perfect Easter gift, birthday, or just an educational and fun way for you to have fun with your child or grandchild. You can purchase your Fairy Garden from Target, Amazon, Toys R Us, and Walmart. Make learning fun with the Fairy Gardens.

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Peppy Pups the Perfect Easter Basket Friend or Birthday Gift! #PeppyPups

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Happy National Puppy day to all you fur baby owners. I know there are many of us who can not own an adorable little fur baby because of allergies or because where we live at do not allow them. We of course have children who would do anything to own one and beg for one all the time. Don’t worry your not alone! My son’s and grandchildren are right there with them. However, they can not own one because we live in a place that doesn’t allow pets.

If your in the same boat as we are then let me introduce you to Peppy Pups. Is it just me or are they just to adorable! Your child can bring Peppy Pups with them anywhere they go! They will go on walks with them, be your child’s best friend, and how could you not love their little faces! My granddaughter is already asking for one! She keeps telling me Nana, I need that puppy! So of course, Nana is going to have to spoil her and get her one. I know what your thinking, where can I get one of these adorable Peppy Pups? Amazon and Target carry the adorable Peppy Pups.

Not only can your Peppy Pup walk, run and his bell rings and he is great at cuddling as well. Your child is just going to love being a great friend to their own Peppy Pups. I would get a head start on Christmas shopping now because I believe this little cutie is going to be on all the kids lists this holiday season! Don’t forget that Easter is coming up as well and wouldn’t he look adorable in a basket! The perfect size and the perfect pal for the Easter Bunny to bring!

The Peppy Pups come in several styles and colors so your sure to find the perfect one for your child or for a gift. Let’s not also forget all the great exercise that your child is going to get with their Peppy Pup as well. It’s a parent win and a child win at the same time! Let’s be honest, how many wins do we parents get where the children and the parents get what they want? It’s going to be summer soon as well and they can have their Peppy Pups with them to keep them entertained on the car trips. They can show them all the things they are seeing while you travel.

How adorable is your child going to be while playing with their Peppy pups. All those great pictures you can take for their scrapbook, so you can show them their favorite toys and how cute they were while playing with it. Come on, we all do it, they are just to cute not to take photos of them. You know I’m right! I can’t wait to get my grandkids each a Peppy pups and then get some great photos of them playing with them. I love that they can all get different ones so there will be no fighting over which one is their Peppy Pup. Which Peppy Pups is going to be your child’s favorite?

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FilterSnap Furnace Filter Subscription Review


If your not aware you should change your Furnace Filter every 30-90 days, unless your home uses a 4” filter, in which case you can push that to every 90-180 days. So you can either mark your calendar to make the changes needed or you could use FilterSnap Furnace Filter Subscription and your correct furnace filter would come right to your door with your subscription and you just change it. I love that you can choose how often you would like them delivered and they are delivered on your schedule. You can choose 1, 2, 3, 6 or 12 months to have them delivered and they will show up for you to make sure the air your breathing in your home is clean.

If you have changed your furnace filter you know how dirty they get and how quickly they get there. I received the FilterSnap Furnace filter when it was time for me to change ours. When I pulled out the old filter it was all dusty and yucky! I removed it and put it right into the garbage bag and then put in the new sparkling clean FilterSnap furnace filter. The air in the house was much lighter, we can always tell the difference when the filter is changed. It’s always a easy chore on my list so I don’t mind changing the filter at all. It literally takes me 2 minutes to pull out the filter, then I clean out the filter area and put the new filter back in again.


I really like that I no longer have to mark the calendar to change the filter, go to the store to get one, then come home and do it. My furnace filter just shows up, I go down to the furnace and change it. At times I have also had a hard time finding our furnace filter at stores, so I have to go from store to store to locate one or wait for them to have them. Now, the correct size comes right to the door. It doesn’t get any easier then that!

I also noticed that the filters are better then the ones that I normally purchase at the stores as well. The materials used to make it are a lot more flexible and not stiff, and crunchy. I also noticed that I have less dust going in the filter area it’s going more on the filter. Which will make clean up a lot easier! I also noticed that our allergies were doing better with the FilterSnap as well then our normal filter that we were using. We have horrible allergies, so that is really important to us that we ease them as much as possible. Normally, my son’s and I will have the itchy, watery eyes and be sneezing a lot, I noticed that it has decreased a lot with the FilterSnap furnace filter.


I love the ease of getting our new Furnace filters, our allergies are lowered, the clean up with the filters are less. I find that the FilterSnap furnace filters have been a great help to our family and our furnace. If your family has allergies, your tired of marking your calendar, and you would like one less store to go to, then the FilterSnap Furnace Filter Subscription is perfect for you and your furnace.

**Disclosure** We received a FilterSnap furnace filter for this review but all opinions are mine and my families as to what we experienced while using the product.

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Celebrate Your Furry Friends with Gordmans On 2/18 #Ad @gordmans

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Get your fur babies ready for a fun and exciting day tomorrow at Gordmans! That’s right you can celebrate your furry friends at Gordmans and they are pulling out all the stops for you. I’m going to be taking Wriggly to Gordmans and he is pretty excited about getting out and meeting other furry friends and checking out Gordmans with me. In celebration of National Love Your Pet Day, guests are invited to bring their pets to Gordmans on Saturday, Feb. 18, for a tail-wagging good time of shopping, free treats and chances to win terrific prizes.

The first 50 guests at each Gordmans store when the doors open at 9 a.m. will receive a free bag of dog treats. Guests also can register in-store to win a free pet bed or cat condo. Shoppers also have the chance to win a $150 Gordmans gift card by snapping a photo with their pets at Gordmans and posting the photo on social media with the hashtag #GordmansLovesPets.

Additionally, Gordmans is inviting guests to support nonprofit organizations that help animals in need. Shoppers may donate at checkout to Paws With A Cause, an organization that enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs, and Gordmans will match up to $10,000 in donations. Gordmans also carries a collection of pet merchandise from the ASPCA, Dog for Dog, Humane Society of the United States and MuttNation, and a portion of the proceeds from the sales of this merchandise will be donated to these organizations.

Pets are an important part of many Americans’ families; according to the American Pet Products Association, Americans own more than 300 million pets, and in 2016, Americans spent nearly $63 billion on their furry friends – a 12 percent increase over the past four years.

WHAT: Gordmans’ Love Your Pet Day Event – guests are invited to bring their pets to the store to shop and enjoy prizes while their four-legged friends receive free giveaways and prizes.

WHERE: All Gordmans store locations

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

Whether guests have a terrier or a tabby cat, they can enjoy Gordmans’ wide selection of pet toys, apparel, bedding and treats, all for tail-wagging prices. Guests also can shop online at

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The Light Between Oceans Movie Review #LightBetweenOceansBluray

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I received a review package from Disney Home Entertainment, It was filled with goodies for a viewing party. The box was filled with items for the movie The Light Between Oceans. It was beautifully put together by Building out at-home screening parties. It included a The Light Between Oceans Blu-Ray, The Light Between Oceans Coffee Mugs, flavored teas, bath bombs, Soy Candles, Tissues, The Light Between Oceans Book and Oh so comfy velour slippers. The bath bombs and Soy Candles were the perfect touch, the Ocean scents just brought you right to the ocean. The slippers made my 4 friends and I so comfortable for the viewing. We all chose out a tea that we would like to drink during the movie, I chose the Pomegranate Green Tea, which was so relaxing while watching the movie. We also lit one of the Soy Candles which brought the scent of the ocean to us while we watched the movie. Talk about pure relaxing heaven, we were all in it!

I decided that we would need snacks for the movie, so I made different flavored popcorn, theater candy, as well as finger foods. My friends and I love to watch movies together but we all hate to get up and get things during the movie. So I made sure we had our hot water for our tea, extra hot water in a tea kettle next to our snacks as well as everything we would need before we started the movie. I also lit a Ocean scented soy candle that came in the box so it would make us feel like we were right at the ocean. The velour slippers were all so comfy and allowed us to relax and enjoy the movie, while still keeping our feet warm and they had “The Light Between Oceans” on them as well as everything included in the goodies that arrived.

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Tom and Isabel’s story starts when they go on a picnic lunch and decide to get married. They move to an Island with a lighthouse that Tom works at to start their life together. They are just so in love and you can feel it through their amazing acting. They support each other through the good times and the bad, and what a roller coaster life can be. The love they felt for each other was just shown throughout the movie. Your heart will break for them, get swept away in joy, and then break for them again. The book was just as amazing, I read it before watching the movie because it was a must for me.

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The Light Between Oceans will keep your attention as you wonder what is coming next. It will have your eyes filled with tears, and make your heart ache for the couple as well. It is a must see movie! The Light Between Oceans, really makes you aware of what heartache couples can go through. Rachel Weisz (Hannah) will also make you feel for her and everything she has gone through, but also her and her husband teach you a wonderful lesson of how we should forgive for ourselves when someone hurts us. They do it in such a beautiful and wise way, that it just adds the perfect touches to the book and movie. The end of the movie (no spoiler alerts) will bring you back to joy again, and ends on a almost perfect note. It’s the perfect roller coaster ride of emotions throughout the whole movie.

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BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 1, 2016 — On Jan. 24, DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Light Between Oceans,” a lush, classical romance, starring two-time Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender (Best Actor, Steve Jobs), Oscar® winner Alicia Vikander (Best Supporting Actress, The Danish Girl), and Oscar and Golden Globe® winner Rachel Weisz (Best Supporting Actress, The Constant Gardener), arrives home on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand. The mesmerizingly beautiful film is based on the 2012 best-selling novel by M.L. Stedman, which swept readers away with its transporting story of fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths one couple will go to see their hard-fought dreams realized.

The in-home release of “The Light Between Oceans” will carry audiences even deeper into this timeless tale of love and impossible choices through never-before-seen bonus features, including a documentary which reveals director Derek Cianfrance’s unique approach that allowed the all-star cast to embody their characters and examine the power of love; a historical look at New Zealand’s Cape Campbell Lighthouse that serves as Janus Rock, a key element in Stedman’s novel; and insightful and in-depth audio commentary led by Cianfrance. Cianfrance was transfixed by M.L. Stedman’s writing and remained faithful to her book, explaining, “The most meaningful compliment on the film I’ve received so far was from Stedman herself, who said she spent the day weeping after attending a screening … weeping because she felt that she was understood.” According to Stedman, “The result is an exquisitely beautiful and emotionally authentic film that stays true to the spirit of my novel, yet also embodies the deeply personal interpretation of the director and his actors.

It’s been a great privilege to watch it come into being.”DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Light Between Oceans” stars Michael Fassbender as Tom Sherbourne, a young combat veteran and lighthouse keeper on a remote island off the coast of Western Australia; Alicia Vikander as Isabel Graysmark, the beautiful and spirited daughter of the school headmaster on the mainland of Partageuse; Rachel Weisz as Hannah Roennfeld, a resident of Partageuse who is desperately hoping to find her husband and baby lost at sea; Bryan Brown as Septimus Potts, Hannah’s wealthy, influential father; and Jack Thompson as Ralph, a salty, sea-faring skipper. The film is written for the screen and directed by Derek Cianfrance based on the novel by M.L. Stedman and produced by Oscar-nominee David Heyman, p.g.a. and Jeffrey Clifford, p.g.a. The executive producers are Tom Karnowski, Rosie Alison, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King.

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$.99 Amazon Movie Rental Even For New Release Movies Exp: 1/23

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Is it to cold outside to do anything, the family saying their bored? Did you just get snow and your looking for a relaxing evening with the family? Not a problem, Amazon has a great movie rental deal going on right now! You can even rent some of the new release movies and you have 30 days to watch the movie from the date of rental. So it will come in handy for one of those lazy family nights or an at home “date night” as well. Pop some popcorn, get some wine, or whatever your favorite movie treats are and settle in for a great movie night!

Head over to HERE.

There are over 49,000 to choose from!) for just $0.99 when you enter promo code MOVIE99 at checkout – limit 1 per person. Once you have rented a movie, you will have 30 days to start watching the video and 24 hours to finish once it’s been started. It includes all the new releases! Pete’s Dragon, Finding Dory, Sully, Suicide Squad and so many more!

In order to apply the discount code, be sure to follow these instructions (please note that this promo does not appears to be geared towards checking out via mobile phone):

After choosing a movie, click on the “More Purchase Options” button found under the Rent or Buy Movie buttons, then you’ll click on the “Redeem a gift card or promotion code” button, enter the code MOVIE99 and finish checking out. This deal is good through Jan. 23rd to get your movie rental.

We hope that you enjoy the movie rental and we love that it’s even cheaper then redbox to rent a movie from as well as movie rental stores. Not to mention that these options also do not give you 30 days to watch the movie they normally have to be back within a day or two and then that is it. So this is great that you can save it till you have time to watch it or it would be great if the kids are sick.

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Honduras Cacao Chocolate Bars Review #ChristmasGiftGuide


Have you tried Honduras Cacao Chocolate Bars? They are perfect for eating or cooking with. I tried the 70% Cacao Organically made candy bar and it was just delicious. I was craving chocolate and well it was calling my name. So what can you do but unwrap it and eat some squares to quench that need for chocolate. It had a very rich chocolate flavor and even my son’s loved it when I shared some pieces with them.

I also decided that I would use it to make some delicious treats for the family as well. So I went on their website and saw recipes to make several great goodies. So I decided to make the Vegan Coconut Raspberry Rum Truffles and they were just delicious, my family just loved them. We are going to make more of them before Christmas because they were just so good. The flavors were just a perfect blend of delicious chocolate and Raspberries. I also made their recipe for the Gluten-Free Banana Fudge Bread as well and it was just delicious, my family could not tell it was gluten free. I like to change up our recipes to make all different kinds of recipes for our family and these were a huge hit with them. I plan to make the Cranberry Orange Chocolate Mousse for dessert for Christmas day. I have to say I can’t wait to try it out and see how the family likes it.

You can use the Honduras Chocolate bars to make so many different recipes. It is really a delicious treat when you use it. We loved both of the recipes that I made and I plant to make the recipes again along with a few others as I want to try the Hunduras Chocolate in a Chocolate Lava Cake for Christmas as well because I think it would be just amazing. It’s a great way to keep your family guessing on what you will make next with their delicious bars. They also offer Culinary Chocolates as well as Cacao powder, so that you can use them in your favorite recipes.

If your a chocolate lover your soon to be in pure cacao heaven with the chocolate baking items that the Honduras Chocolate Company offers. They really have an amazing selection that you won’t want to miss out on. I hadn’t heard of their company before I tried their bars but I have to say that I will continue to purchase them as they do make amazing recipes that are not difficult to make but look like you spent so much time on them. They will really impress your guests and family as well.

So if your looking for quality chocolate to bring your favorite recipes to life then Honduras chocolate is really going to be just what you would want. They have so many varieties that your sure to find just what you need. Now you can’t blame me when you become addicted to their cacao and have to have more to make your families favorite recipes.

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Deadpool 3D Deco Light Review #ChristmasGiftGuide


Calling all Super Hero fans! If you have a super hero fan then they are going to just love this Deadpool 3D Deco Light it will be the perfect addition to any super hero room. My son’s are huge into super hero’s and their room is done in Super Hero everything. They just love it. So of course why not add a Deadpool 3D Deco Light for a night light to add some more light for at night.

My son’s like to have a light in the room but I don’t like to leave their room light on so I thought this would be a great compromise as they do not like the normal night lights. They get up a lot in the middle of the night so the light comes in handy for them. So why not have it help decorate their room and fit right in with the rest of their décor. They were so excited when I showed them the Deadpool 3D Deco Light and they couldn’t wait to put it on the wall. So I helped them put it on the wall with the wall decal where they wanted the light to go. I then put the light up after putting in the batteries for it. I really like that it doesn’t plug in so that I don’t have to worry about the cord or having it near an outlet for it to work.


When I got it up on the wall it was during the day. So the boys couldn’t wait for the night to come so that they could see the light in the dark. They could see by the light but it wouldn’t keep them up at night being to bright. They could get up at night see around the room, go to the bathroom, or get something that they needed and then go back to sleep. They just loved the light, and that it was perfect for their room. I told the boys that they were not to play with the Deadpool 3D Deco Light. That they could use it for their light but it’s not a toy. So they were happy with that.

When they go to bed their light goes on and in the morning the light goes off again. It is really perfect for them and their room décor needs. The lights do come in many different characters like Deadpool, Star Wars Characters, Iron Man, Guardians of the galaxy, Disney, Paw Patrol, Cars, Minions and so many other different character lights. You can purchase them from Think Geek, Target stores, and several other stores.

The Deadpool 3D Deco light has made getting the boys to go into their room and stay there so much easier. They look forward to bedtime and having their Deadpool light in their room and keeping the room bright for them in case they wake up. It really has been the ideal night light as I don’t have to worry about my grandchildren getting ahold of it and breaking it. I also don’t have to worry about them following the cord to the outlet and getting hurt since there is no cord. It really does make their room look great. We are going to be adding a few more of the 3D deco lights that are super hero’s to their room. They really love them. They would make a great gift for any super hero fan, but they do come in a wide selection of other characters for both boys and girls so your sure to find something that will fit perfectly into their room.

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