Friday, October 30, 2009

Trick Your Sweet Tooth this Halloween!

Weight Watchers Chocolate Candies by Whitman's are a sensible way to satisfy your sweet tooth for Halloween or anytime of the year for that matter! I've tried quite a few of these candies and I have loved them all!

I was recently sent the Pecan Crowns to sample and I must say that they are better than any Snickers or Twix bars! They are only 1 weight watcher point per piece and each piece is filled with yummy caramel and pecans.

There are two others that I am dying to test out: Peanut Butter Crunch and Caramel Medallions. They both sound and look delicious and if they are half as good as the pecan crowns then I know they will be great!

As I have reviewed Weight Watcher products before, I am a strong supporter of their products. I highly reccomend them to everyone. I am yet to find one of their products that I don't like!

You can find more about Weight Watchers and their great candies and other products here.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cheerio's Spoonfuls of Stories(review and GIVEAWAY)

Cheerios has made a significant commitment to Children's Literacy with with Spoonfuls of Stories Program. Over the past eight years, Cheerios has given away more than 40 million children´s books by distributing them free inside cereal boxes and has donated $3.2 million to First Book, their non-profit partner, which provides books to children from low-income families.

Beginning this month, Cheerios is providing 6 million Children's books free in boxes of Cheerios! This year there are 5 new books and each one is in both English and Spanish. The books are geared towards children ages 3-8 years old.
Here is my take on these 5 books along with some information provided by MyBlogSpark:

Junkyard Fort was written by Jon Scieszka, and illustrated by David Shannon, Loren Long and Dave Gordon. This book is about the Trucktown characters, like Gabriella, Jack, Melvin, Ted, Lucy and more who all work together to build a fort. They venture out in the junkyard to find parts to build their fort. The pictures are too cute and the book reminds me somewhat of the Cars movie. Their are Monster trucks, ice cream trucks, dump trucks, and many more! In the back of the book, there are even activities for the kiddos to do. (ages 4-8)

Tea For Ruby was written by The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Tea for Ruby is the perfect little book for little girls who love tea parties! Ruby gets invited to Tea with the queen, but Ruby tends to have problems with diasters happening all around here. So Ruby has to shape up her manners and quick. (ages 4-8)

Sleepyhead was written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by John Segal. This book is perfect bedtime story for little ones who like to put sleeping off anyway they can. In this book, Sleepyhead Teddy does just that. A cat is the parent and this is a very well illustrated book. (ages 3-7)

Ballyhoo Bay was written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Derek Anderson. This book is about Mira Bella, the artist, who teaches classes at the beach everyday. Ballyhoo Bay is fun for all, until one gray day a billboard arrives, announcing an impending development that would take all the fun out of the place. Does Mira Bella and her friends save the day? Check it out and find out!

What's Under the Bed? was written and illustrated by Joe Fenton. This book is about Fred who is worried about what creature might be lurking under his bed. He eventually peeks to see what it is and it ends up only being his teddy bear Ted. This is a very cute book and is great for my 4 year old! (ages 3-7)

To help spread this promotion: Cheerios and MyBlogSpark sent me a great Spoonfuls of Stories gift pack. The gift pack included a set each of the five Spoonfuls of Stories books, a box of Cheerios, and a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble. It is a very BIG box of Cheerios too!

What's even better is they also offered on of my readers the same gift pack that I received.

To Enter:

Required entry: Answer this question: What is your favorite children´s book? (My favorite is Cinderella)

Extra Entries

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*Blog about this giveaway-5 entries

The winner will be chosen by and will have 48 hours to reply or another winner will be chosen. The contest will end November 7th at 9pm central time. Thanks for entering and Good Luck!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Great Bake Sale Cookbook-Review

Publisher: Hearst
Published: October 2009

The Great Bake Sale Cookbook is a spiral-bound hardcover book. It is so easy to flip through and there are colored pictures throughout that will make your mouth water! There are 75 recipes for all types of great bake sale items.

The editor of Good Housekeeping is Susan Westmoreland, an award-winning chef and food editor for the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. In 2001, Susan was named The James Beard Foundation’s Editor of the Year. The Good Housekeeping magazine reaches 24 million readers worldwide.

The cookbook has a step by step guide on how to throw a successful bake sale. The types of desserts include cookies, brownies and bars, cupcakes, cakes, quick breads and muffins, candies and confections, and frosting and fillings. In the back of the book are pretty labels for your bake sale treats.

The Chocolate Wows (cookies) look amazing and I can't wait to try this recipe out. One of my favorites is the Whoopie pies, which are two devil's food cookies with marshmellow filling. The Praline-topped brownies would be a surefire sale. The good thing about these brownies, is that you can make and ice them for up to two weeks in advance. For all you toffee fans, the Butter-nut Toffee Crunch is wonderful. There are all types of frosting recipes to top your cupcakes with. You can mix and match and make your on delicious creation. All the items are easy to make and easy to portion for your bake sale.

The Editors of Good Housekeeping created this cookbook along with many others. The Great Bake Sale Cookbook can be purchased online at Barnes & Noble. You also get a free Good Housekeeping subscription with your purchase.

I would like to thank Sterling Publishing for the opportunity to review this book.


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