Weekly WeighIn #NSNATION

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Tiny Prints

I can’t believe it’s the end of the school year already! My baby will be graduating from preschool in a few weeks. How is this possible? It seems like just yesterday that I was taking him to his first day of school. He has grown so much in the past year, learning to do chores, get himself ready in the morning, counting and reading. What a little man he is now! He even helps me with the little ones. I have to admit that it is handy to have a little helper around the house.

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A Stork’s Studio 3D/4D Ultrasound Review

What pregnant woman wouldn’t want a real live 3D/4D picture of their unborn baby!  This is such an exciting medical advancement, and has only been easily accessable to the public for a few years.  While 3D studios can be difficult to find due to new laws regarding these types of procedures, I have found a fabulous facility, A Stork’s Studio, in Orange Connecticut.

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Restaurant Round Up


The Coupon Challenge shares ways to save while going out to eat this weekend!   Make sure to take these restaurant coupons so you can dine out for less:
Regal Cinema: Get a $2 Small Popcorn on Facebook, expires 05/08
Boston Market: Get a FREE family-size dessert with purchase of any Family Meal, expires 05/08
Einstein Bros Bagels: Get a FREE fresh-baked treat with any beverage purchase on Facebook from 2pm until closing, expires 05/08
Arby’s: Get a FREE 22oz Pepsi Beverage and a Small Curly Fry when you purchase any Market Fresh Sandwich, expires 05/11
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Free 22oz Pepsi & Small curly fry from Arby’s (w purchase)

 Print your coupon for a FREE 22oz Pepsi Beverage and a Small Curly Fry from Arby’s when you purchase any Market Fresh Sandwich! This offer is only valid today through May 11, 2011. Only one coupon per purchase per customer!

Thanks Just Trying To Save Money~!

*gone* Radio Flyer Odyssey Wagon 60% off!

Wow! Check out this deal on a Radio Flyer Odyssey Wagon for only $59.99. This item normally retails for $149.99 – so the 60% savings is HUGE!

Can you imagine this wagon with a few streamers and sparkles on it for an Independence Day Parade? Adorable! And super functional with the shade cover!  Thanks to Coupons are GREAT for sharing!

Fairhaven Health Review and Giveaway Ends 5/19/11

I just love finding all natural pregnancy products. Sometimes it feels like a pregnant woman is so restricted in her options. No deli meat, no caffeine, stay away from cleaning supplies, etc…. I have found that there really aren’t that many products out there for woman who are looking for an all natural alternative, particularly ones that are geared specifically for the pregnant woman.

That’s why I was so excited when I learned about the Fairhaven Health website. Not only do they sell pregnancy products, but also nursing and fertility aids. I had the opportunity to try out the Pregnancy Deodorant and the Tea-For-Two.
The Pregnancy Deodorant was a product that I had never seen before. To tell the truth, until now, I have never even thought about the harsh chemical and additives that are included in products such as deodorant and makeup. This deodorant does not contain any of the harsh chemicals that other do, such as aluminum and parabens. The deodorant is a roll on, with a very light scent. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first. After all, I am a Secret Clinical Strength type of girl, but this deodorant actually worked! I had no problems with perspiration and the product worked throughout the day. It was great, and I will definitely be sticking with it during my pregnancy and after!

Rachael Ray Nutrish

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We received a sample of Rachael Ray Nutrish just 6 dry dog food for Tobey to try recently, and wow.  He loved it!     Perhaps he was just bored with his other food, but one sniff and he was sold- he ate the entire bowl really fast!  

I like simplicity for me, and for my family.  When I say my family I include furry family members as well.  I like knowing that Nutrish is made with so few ingredients, it makes me feel good about feeding this to my dog!  (My kids, quite honestly, just love the fact that Rachael Ray is on the bag.   

What are the 6 ingredients in the Nutrish?  Lamb meal is the main ingredient, with brown rice, ground rice, dried beet pulp, poultry fat, and natural chicken flavor.  It’s wheat and soy free, for those of our furry friends who have sensitivities to those ingredients!  Plus there are no fillers, no preservatives and no artificial flavors. This isn’t even what makes me like the product so much (or the concept. I haven’t actually sampled it myself!) but some of the profits from this product benefit Rachael’s Rescue!

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Olive Oil Desserts Cookbook – What a Mom Wants

Micki Sannar created a very healthy dessert cookbook that features an ingredient I’d previously never thought of when baking desserts- olive oil!  Olive Oil Desserts features dozens of delectable recipes that replace trans fats with olive oil without sacrificing taste (which, let’s be real here, is what matters for dessert!!). Cakes, Cookies & Bars, Muffins & Sweet Breads, and Pies & Crisps are the different ‘chapters’ in this cookbook, with dozens of mouth watering images to tempt you even further beyond the recipes themselves.

Olive Oil Dessert FACTS 

• NO Trans Fats
• NO Hydrogenated Oils
• 30% Fewer Calories
• Monounsaturated Fat
• Made with Pure Olive Oil
• Heart Healthy
• Whole Grain Option
• Amazing Taste & Texture  
• Makes You Smile!
 

I’ve used applesauce to replace oil for years in many of my baking recipes, but it honestly never occurred to me to think of olive oil as a substitute.  I think I started using the applesauce to reduce the fat content of the baking, and have always associated olive oil with cooking.  But why not use olive oil?  It is well known for its heart-healthy properties, so if you are going to use a fat, why not a healthy fat? 

I wasn’t sure where this baking venture would take me (really, no one is ever sure where my baking ventures will take me…I’m inconsistent with baking and cooking…) but was game to give this a try.  I decided to start with the “New Toll Cookies” which are a replacement for the ever-loved Toll House Cookies.  The reason I chose this recipe is that I find it almost a challenge to screw chocolate chip cookies up (but I have) and since its something I’m comfortable baking anyway, probably a good place to start. I’ve made these twice now- the first time without the Butter Extract that Micki recommends- and the second with it- definitely adds the buttery taste but the cookies themselves are delicious with or without it (given the choice, I choose with).

A New Toll Cookie
INGREDIENTS
2/3 cup……………….. pure olive oil
3/4 cup………………. granulated sugar
3/4 cup………………. brown sugar, packed
2 large……………… eggs
2 teaspoons……….     pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon………… butter extract
1 tablespoon……..    milk
2 1/2 cups……………. flour
1 teaspoon………… baking soda
1 teaspoon………… salt
1 cup………………… semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup………………… chopped pecans (optional)
PREPARATION
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat large
cookie sheets with olive oil cooking spray.

2. In a mixer bowl add olive oil, sugar, and
brown sugar. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Beat in eggs, vanilla & butter extracts, and milk.
3. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Blend well.

4. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans. Drop
by tablespoonfuls or medium size cookie scoop
onto prepared cookie sheets.

5. Bake 9~11 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Want to try baking vegan?  Micki has some recommendations for vegan substitutions in this book.  A very nice touch!

I’m anxious to try the Blueberry Streusel and Lemony Squares with Blueberries this summer when our blueberry bushes start producing our berries- perhaps it will be a new family tradition- picking the berries, washing them, and then baking with some of them!

Want to grab a copy for yourself?  You can buy Olive Oil Desserts right on Micki’s site, and it is also available on Amazon.com  and QVC.com.

One of my readers will win a copy of Micki’s fabulous Olive Oil Desserts Cookbook for their kitchen!

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I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed within are my own.