Our first review and GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. I have been incredibly busy with the kids school projects, my school, and church stuff. Anyways!!! We are ready to host our first review and giveaway! I have received these books to review and giveaway to my readers! The review will be posted shortly once I finish the book but I figured hey! Why not start the giveaway while we are waiting!?!? So to win this book all you need to do is Pin it to win it! Meaning….. Pin the photo of this book on Pinterest and you are automatically entered! There are also 2 bonus entry methods. 1. For an extra entry leave a comment on this blog post. 2. Follow me via email and leave your email address in a comment so I can count you and add your extra entry. That’s it! Contest will run until the review is posted! GO GO GO!

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Sugar Donut Muffins

Today I decided to bake up something I pinned a long time ago. I intended to make them several times and I just either forgot or didn’t have all the ingredients when I wanted to make them.  The ingredients are pretty common household items and most of you probably have them all laying around. These were a breeze to throw together and baked up beautifully and yummily! Check out the recipe here at http://foodgawker.com/post/2009/06/30/30166/ Now that you’ve checked the recipe….. Or if you’re just waiting to see the photos of my finished product before you look here goes!

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Here are the muffins after baking but before the sugar topping.

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They are super yummy! I can not wait for my parents to come visit so I can make some for my Dad. He will love them. 🙂 Enjoy!!!! This recipe is a keeper!

Easy 50 Calorie Parmesean Zucchini

I originally saw a recipe similar to this on sparkpeople.com on a pinterest post. I decided to try it out but switched it up a little bit. It is really good and super healthy and quick too! Makes a great snack or a side dish. The first time I made it I made another batch the same day I liked it so much!

Ingredients:

Zucchini

Parmesean

I can’t believe it’s not butter spray (or olive oil but that will up your calorie content)

Directions:

Slice zucchinni into thick slices. Lay flat on a cookie sheet sprayed with no stick spray. Add a few pumps of butter spray to lightly coat zucchini. (Or brush with olive oil if going that direction) Sprinkle parmesean on top just to coat and broil for 10 minutes or until cheese begins to brown. Do not overcook or they will become soggy. I sprinkled a little sea salt on mine afterwards. You could also add a little garlic or garlic salt. Serve hot!

These are seriously very very good. Whether dieting or eating healthy they will be a hit. My kids even love them which says something!  Let me know what you think after you try them.

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Cinnamon sugar puffs

Instead of sharing a Pinterest found recipe today, I figured I would share one of my own favorite easy recipes. Cinnamon sugar puffs are quick and easy to make and kids and adults alike LOVE them! They are so easy it’s impossible to mess them up!

Ingedients:

1 box of Puff Pastry

Cinnamon/sugar

2-3 Tablespoons melted butter

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Thaw your puff pastry for 10 minutes. Do not thaw any longer or they will complete thaw and become hard to handle. Cut each sheet into 9 squares. You could make them smaller and shorten cooking time if you’d like. Brush each square genourously with melted butter and sprinkle cinnamon/sugar over them until covered. Place on a greased (or sprayed) cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Serve hot! They are delicous! Your whole family will love them and who needs to mention you used boxed pasty?

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