LEGO Friends Building Toys for Girls #LEGOFriendsCGC #CleverGirls

We are a big fan of LEGO® as a brand in our family. We have spent many hours together building things together.  Every holiday we like to build something as a challenge that goes with the holiday. (Turkeys are really hard to make, FYI). When we were starting to look at what we wanted for a chicken coop, the first mockup was from LEGO® bricks.  When I say WE, I mean all five of us in our family.  Both of my girls LOVE to build creations with LEGO®  bricks- both the LEGO® Friends and regular bricks. We’ve been in love with the girls from Heartlake City since we first were introduced to them and our love has only grown.

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The Heartlake News Van was sent to us as part of this review.  It’s meant for ages 6-12, although big sister let little help a lot when she was constructing the van.  The van was a quick build for the girls (mostly my 8 1/2 year old).  She loves the color change from the “regular” bricks, and how the sets serve to encourage creative play after the sets are completed.  The LEGO Lipstick was also a big hit.

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The LEGO® Friends van sets up a scene for the kids to do news reports on things happening “around town.”  With sets like these, kids learn about following directions are able to follow guidelines to build things as they are, but then they can use the constructed sets to inspire imaginative and creative play.

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My kids were using the news van to talk about a race track crash between a motor bike and a sports car (that their brother built, but this is for LEGO® Friends so we don’t have pics). They’ve been doing ‘newscasts’ all week even using the teeny tiny microphone that came with the set.

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The kids had a blast building this set.  The girls have both requested that we get all of the REST of the LEGO® Friends sets we don’t already have, so we can build Heartlake City. In the meantime, they’ll have to settle for giving me news reports lamenting the fact that they don’t have all of the sets…

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We also received a small container of  LEGO® bricks, with a note that our daughters were to build something of their own choosing.  Being Earth Week, my daughter wanted to build a  LEGO® Earth.

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She was quite proud of her accomplishment, as was I. She did a pretty great job considering she had limited brick sizes and colors to work with!

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I suggested she try to build a chicken coop and was met with eye  rolls.  But hey, that’s the awesome of  LEGO® Friends and  LEGO® in general- kids can build what they want, how they want to.  There are so many options and fun ways to create and design all kinds of creations and structures…. all while increasing spatial awareness, logic, problem solving and more. 

Got a girl in your life? Get her some  LEGO® Friends!

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LEGO® Friends is a collection of building sets that blend the iconic LEGO construction experience with stories, settings and themes designed to meet children’s desire for creativity and a highly-detailed, character-based world. Since its launch in 2012, LEGO® Friends has dramatically increased the number of girls building with LEGO bricks and enjoying the benefits of construction play.

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LEGO® Friends has teamed up with Girls on the Run® (GOTR), a physical activity-based positive youth development program to inspire girls everywhere to achieve their limitless potential. Girls are using  LEGO® Friends bricks and elements to tell stories, embrace their differences and find strength in their connectedness.

Have you done LEGO® Friends with your daughter? Does she like the sets, building freehand, or both?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Bruschetta Recipe: Bruschetta Zucchini Boats

In keeping with the mixing things up in our menu rotation, we’ve been trying to inlude a meatless meal or two each week. The males in my house are slowly adjusting to having a meatless meal once a week, and I’ve actually been enjoying the exploration of different recipes.  This is a bruschetta recipe that gives us another way to use up zucchini- which is good because zucchini seems to do REALLY well in our garden and I always have too much!

Bruschetta Zucchini Boats

Bruschetta recipe zucchini boats

Ingredients:

1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 orange tomato, seeded and cut into pieces
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup onion, finely chopped
½ tsp crushed red pepper”
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp grape seed oil
1 ½ Tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp fresh Basil, chopped {I use shredding scissors}
4 zucchini
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

1)  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with foil.

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2)  Slice zucchini in half lengthwise.  Using a melon baller, scoop out the middle of the zucchini halves to create a “boat.”  Bake in oven for about 5-7 minutes.

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3)  In medium pan, heat oil over medium heat.  Add onion, garlic and crushed red pepper.  Saute on medium for 3-4 minutes until onions are softened and garlic is lightly browned.  Season with salt and pepper.  Let cool.

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4)  In a large bowl, combine cherry tomatoes, orange tomato, and garlic mixture.  Stir to combine.  Add balsamic vinegar and stir well.  Mix in fresh basil.

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5)  Spoon tomato mixture into zucchini cavities and top with mozzarella cheese.  Bake in oven for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Bruschetta Recipe: Bruschetta Zucchini Boats
 
Bruschetta zucchini boats make a great meatless meal
Author:
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Ingredients
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 orange tomato, seeded and cut into pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper”
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp grape seed oil
  • 1 ½ Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp fresh Basil, chopped {I use shredding scissors}
  • 4 zucchini
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. ) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. ) Slice zucchini in half lengthwise. Using a melon baller, scoop out the middle of the zucchini halves to create a “boat.” Bake in oven for about 5-7 minutes.
  3. ) In medium pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and crushed red pepper. Saute on medium for 3-4 minutes until onions are softened and garlic is lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool.
  4. ) In a large bowl, combine cherry tomatoes, orange tomato, and garlic mixture. Stir to combine. Add balsamic vinegar and stir well. Mix in fresh basil.
  5. ) Spoon tomato mixture into zucchini cavities and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake in oven for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted.

 

Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

It’s the end of April which means Mother’s Day is coming up fast, my friends.  I’m all about personalized and monogrammed items, so I wanted to find some ideas in some different price ranges to fit my likes and budget.  I recently discovered C. Wonder and quite honestly, fell in love. This post is brought to you by our friends at C. Wonder.

Chevron Stationary sets- I LOVE these. I still love to send and receive “snail” mail, and pretty papers and notecards just make me happy. A set of 8 with a monogram is just $10.00 and paired with a nice pen? A beautiful gift! monogram chevron stationary

One thing that stuck out to me about these gift ideas for Mother’s Day from C. Wonder is how many items there are at each price point in the guide.  On many sites I feel like the guides have a lot more included in higher price brackets and less included in more affordable price ranges, but C. Wonder seems to welcome all shoppers regardless of what their bottom line is.
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There are gifts ranging from $10 and up over $200 on C. Wonder- and so many in between. I”m not going to lie- I think this is one of those sites where I’m all “oh, that’s a fabulous thing and I’l just get one for so and so and one for me…”  You can find fun and funky summer dishes, cutting boards, cheese knives and so much more. There are shoes, jewelry and clothing on C. Wonder as well. Be warned, you may spend a lot of time perusing C. Wonder before you leave the site….

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I love monograms and personalized items. I think it stems from being a girl named Brett my whole life.  No one ever had “Brett” Items to buy and I was always left without. Now I can have it all monogrammed for me!

 

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Using the C. Wonder codes at Coupons.com will help you to get an even better deal on the guide items! That means you can save more and spend smart. I’d really like to find a coupon code to help me get this Harbor Tile Print wrap dress. I love the colors and the pattern on it!

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If you decide to  shop the Mother’s Day Gift Guide at C. Wonder, let me know. I’m curious to see what you choose too!
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One (U.S. only) person will get the chance to win a $500 e-gift card to C. Wonder. The giveaway will end Friday, May 9, 2014.

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Mickey and Minnie Mouse Felt Bracelets Craft

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Felt Bracelets

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SUPPLIES

Black felt

Red Felt

Red ribbon for bow

Blue flower shaped ribbon

Red & white polka dot ribbon

Black Velcro

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TOOLS

Scissors

Hot glue gun

Mickey Mouse shaped stencil

DIRECTIONS

1. Cut a long strip of felt, 1″ wide. Place felt around wrist and cut felt to size of your wrist.

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2. Cut a piece of ribbon to fit the length of the felt, minus 1″ inch.

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3. Using the hot glue gun, glue ribbon to the felt. Make sure to leave room on the left end for the velcro.

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4. If available, use Mickey Mouse stencil to trace and cut out shape from black felt. If you do not have a stencil use chalk to draw shape on black felt and then cut out. You will need 2 shapes per bracelet.

5. Hot glue 2 Mickey shapes together and then adhere them to the center of the bracelet. If you are making a Minnie Mouse bracelet cut out a small length of red ribbon and make a bow. Attach to her ear.

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6. Lay the bracelet flat with the top side is facing you. Using the hot glue attach one piece of the velcro to the left side of the bracelet. Turn the bracelet over and attach the other piece of velcro to the right end of the bracelet. You should have a piece of Velcro at each end of the bracelet. One on the front and one on the back.

7. Wrap around wrist, attach Velcro together and wear.

 

Join us for the Purina Cat Chow #WhyWeightPledge Twitter Party! Tonight!

Please come and join us for the Purina Cat Chow Twitter Party.  We’ll be discussing overweight cats and ways to help them live a healthier lifestyle. There will, of course, be prizes!

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TWITTER PARTY

WHO

Join @StacieinAtlanta and @ToneItUp

along with panelists: @CatsOutofTheBag @crissy @jollymom @DaddyMojo @DrErnieWard @brettbmartin

Make certain to follow us all on Twitter so you can keep up with the conversation.

WHAT

#WhyWeightPledge Twitter Party

WHERE

Twitter beginning at 8PM EST on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WIN

1 Lucky reader who RSVP’s ahead of time http://bit.ly/1nk7bAf  will win a prize at the start of the party.

This prize pack includes: 1-year’s supply of Purina Cat Chow Healthy Weight  and Purina Cat Chow Prize pack

During the party, we will be giving away:

(3) Prizes: $50 American Express gift card, three-months supply of Purina Cat Chow Healthy Weight and Purina Cat Chow Prize pack

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The best Greek Yogurt: Are you YO or CHO? #TasteOff

So are you YO or CHO? Which is your preference? Can you believe that 4 out of 5  people agree That Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry Yogurt tastes better than Chobani Simply 100 Strawberry Yogurt!? This post is brought to you by our friends at Yoplait.  Opinions are my own.

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Head out to your local grocery store, and grab both the Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry yogurt and the  Chobani Simply 100 Strawberry. Bring it home, and take the TasteOff for yourself.  See if you are in that 4 out of 5. Or maybe you aren’t!

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Grab that yogurt, grab a blindfold or two, enough spoons to go around, and see which you think is the best Greek yogurt!

 

chobani on topWill you have Chobani come out on top?

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Or will Yoplait come out on top for you?

 

Have you done the taste off?

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We did. We five Martins all agree…

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It’s the Yoplait. We’re Team YO! (I bet you can’t even tell from my pictures which is Chobani and which is the Yoplait!
We all agreed we liked the Yoplait by far taste wise.  The Chobani was a little more tart than we prefer for eating from a spoon.

BUT we did enjoy it with pears and apples as a dip, so all was not lost.  It’s just that when we are spooning…

We’re going to go YO.

I’ve taken the #TasteOff, now it’s your turn! Let me know who wins your Taste Off!

 

 

Why I grow my own food

This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.

There are 4 main reasons why I grow things. There are many other reasons, but I'm sure you can understand the 4 main reasons why I grow my own food.

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Reason #1: My husband.  I love him, and while he gets on my nerves at times (I get on his all the time), I want for him to be around to have a very long life spent with me.  He has a preference for no pics on the blog, so no pics of just him. (This is a RARE thing that I have a picture of either of us so shhhhh)

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Reason #2.  My soon (too soon) to be 9 year old.  She's the kid that made me a mom.  She's smarter than anyone I've met, she can challenge me like no one has ever before in my life, she's so like me and so completely opposite me. She is determined and strong willed. She's funny, she's sweet, and she loves kittens like nobody's business.

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Reason #3 My son, age 6 1/2. He's my little guy, my snuggler, my prankster.  He will kick and scream through every minute of writing anything that isn't math or a comic-like picture, but he'll spend an entire day reading and exploring math and science concepts.  He's sweet, he's funny and super brave, my little guy is.  He's the muddy, dirty, hit the ball out of the park and snuggle with  his lovey without fail kid in the house.  He's also the only kid who will cuddle with me every day, and I know it won't last.

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Reason #4 The littlest Martin.  The gift of my life, the surprise of a lifetime.  After struggling with fertility issues before and after her sister and brother, we weren't even going to try for a few years.  Somehow we managed to make a baby all on our own, one who came into this world way too fast, scaring everyone….yet totally fine.  I believe she's my mom's last gift to my family- she's named for my mom. I can only imagine how much joy she'd have brought my mom if she were alive. She's smart, she's a mama's girl through anything and everything, and she will put up with no nonsense from anyone.  She's tiny and fierce, and has a comedic side like I've not seen before in a 4 year old.

These are my reasons for why I grow my own food.  I do, of course, grow food to keep my body healthy and strong.  My husband and I have chosen to have a large garden and put the work in each year to prep it, plant it, tend to it and harvest it because we want to give our kids a healthy start in life.  Growing our food means we control it- what seeds we purchase, what we use to amend our soils, how we keep pests away from it.  We cannot always afford to purchase organic produce, no matter how much we'd like to, and growing our own food gives us the opportunity to do so.

 

By gardening together as a family, we're able to teach the kids skills they'll need throughout their lives.  Planning the garden, mapping it out, making lists of what to buy, purchasing those items, prepping the area, planting, caring for it- it's all important and something they'll need to know later in life.  It's also exercise, time spent together as a family UNplugged, and a way to help care for our earth.

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We are actually "growing" chickens right now- we've raised them from day old chicks and we will care for each of our "ladies" until they die.  We're raising our little flock for eggs only, as well as pets, so by caring for the chickens and preparing their coop, we're also teaching the kids about caring for animals.  Chicken manure is great for compost, which also helps our garden grow.  Chickens eat many foods that we compost, so by sharing leftovers and scraps with the chickens, we're also helping to grow our compost.  It's pretty neat to be able to not just talk to our kids about where foods come from but to let them live where there foods come from.  We're not able to grow everything, but we have a fairly good sized garden and garden areas in our yard and it's been a great experience for all 5 of us to grow together. It's made us grow as a family, too.

When we aren't able to amend our soil to our liking just using our own compost, we like to use Miracle-Gro Organic Choice products.  They work well and have no added chemicals to harm our bodies.

 

 Everyone grows for a reason. Some people grow to spend time with their family, or to beautify their community. Some people grow because they love cooking with home-grown ingredients, or because it’s a skill and tradition passed down from generations. Other people grow for personal relaxation, or because they love decorating their homes with freshly cut flowers. That's why Miracle-Gro came up with the Gro Something Greater Campaign.

What do you grow in your garden?

 

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Join us for the #RealLifeMoments Twitter Party

If you have kids or have ever been around kids, you know that real life can get messy.  These real life moments don’t usually happen at convenient times nor places. They just happen.  You can embrace it or you can cringe. I choose to embrace.   This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield.
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This was my son’s one and only foray into fingerpainting.  He still, at almost 7, will not touch finger paints.  He’s happy to dive in a mud puddle, but finger paint? NO way no how!

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Poor kid.  My oldest has had so many cooking messes I’ve long since lost count. She loves to cook and I hate to not let her…so we embrace those messes too!

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And my little one.  She’s never gone far without something in her hair.  Maybe it’s the way she eats?

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These are just a few of many, many  real life messy moments we’ve had (that I have photos of).

Stonyfield’s organic yogurt pouches are a great, convenient option for parents of kids 6 months to 6 years old when they’re busy and on-the-go.  They are made with real yogurt and have live, active cultures in them.  Stonyfield’s pouches come in 3 types- YoBaby, for ages 6 months+, YoToddler, for ages 1-2 years+ and YoKids, for ages 3-6 years+.

Food in pouches is a HUGE thing for us. We’re not big into convenience foods here but when I am buying them, I want durable packaging that can hold up.  Pouches?  Oh yes.  They just seem to be SO much less messy than other stuff.  Which is all well and good but I also like what’s inside of those pouches to be full of good-for-you ingredients that will help keep my kids’ insides from being ‘messy’ too.

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Please join us for the #RealLifeMoments Twitter party

When: April 24, 2014

Time: 10:30-11:30 AM PST / 1:30-2:30 PM EST

Hashtag: #RealLifeMoments (Follow on the Twubs page if it’s easier)

Prizes: One (1) grand prize consisting of 6 months worth of yogurt pouches and a cash prize of $500. (ARV: $545)

We’ll also be giving away FIVE (5) additional prizes consisting of 3 months worth of yogurt pouches and a cash prize of $100. (ARV: $234 per person)

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One lucky person who’s RSVP for the party will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!! 

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MORE WAYS TO WIN

The fun with Stonyfield Organic doesn’t stop with our Twitter party. Stonyfield is also hosting its own #RealLifeMoments social media contest, which gives every parent with those messy moments TWO ways to win.

  1. Post your #RealLifeMoments on Instagram and Twitter throughout the month of April for a chance to win free Stonyfield yogurt pouches.
  2. Share your favorite Real Life Moment on stonyfield.com/reallifemoments. You could win a year of Stonyfield YoBaby, YoToddler or YoKids pouches, a Samsung NX300 Smart WiFi Digital Camera and a Shutterfly photo book.

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Do your kids drink milk?

Do your kids like to drink milk?  I have 2 kids who love milk.  They will drink it all day long if I let them (I don’t).  But my other child?  Not likely.  Unless it’s flavored, she won’t touch it.  That’s a whole new ball game. MilkSplash is an innovative new milk flavoring that is perfect for busy parents who want their kids to drink more milk. They asked if we’d give some of their flavors a try and share about our experience with you.

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The packaging for this product is a lot of fun. Each flavor has it’s own distinct name with a character on the package to go along with it.  The packaging is small so it’s easily brought along in a lunch bag or cooler bag and kids can have a sense of control over how they flavor their milk.  My kids were happy to see that their Coco Loco milk looked just like regular chocolate milk, and that Sir Strawberry Swirl makes milk pink just like our beloved Bunny Milk (strawberry milk).

Although this product currently contains artificial sweeteners, it has zero calories and it allows kids to enjoy milk on their own terms. I’m happy to tell you that MilkSplash is also working on an all natural version!  We’ll be watching for that ourselves.MilkSplash is available now in select Target stores and at Walmart stores nationwide.

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There are several flavors of the Milksplash product that are available.  I (rightfully) assumed there’d be a chocolate, a vanilla, and maybe a strawberry.  I was surprised at some of the other fun flavors they came up with -Cookies ‘n Cream, Orange Dream Cream, Jammin’ Banana. Adorable names, appealing packaging!
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My son is all about chocolate.  Which is kind of a relief to me since for the first four years of his life, he hated anything chocolate, and I wasn’t sure how I’d had a kid who hated chocolate. I mean, I love it. LOVE it love it. Thankfully, he’s come around and understands the greatness of chocolate now. He loves the Cocoa Loco Milksplash flavor.  He’s asked if we can get some Jammin’ Banana next- he’s on a banana kick lately, so here I go being a nice mom and going to Target just for that one little item.  Just one Milksplash, right?
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Do we do flavored milk every day? No.  Do we do artificial sweeteners regularly? No.  Would I give this to my kids again?  I would. I’d prefer to hold off until they are able to create the product with natural ingredients, but it doesn’t mean I’d never but the product.  Everything in moderation, my friends. :)
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So why do so many moms want their kids to drink more milk?

Milk delivers nine essential nutrients: calcium, potassium, phosphorous, protein, vitamin D, vitamin A,
vitamin B12, riboflavin and niacin.
One of those essential nutrients – calcium – builds and maintains healthy bones and teeth and delivers
increased energy, better memory and regulates blood pressure.

According to a survey, many moms say their kids won’t drink milk without flavor.  So MilkSplash took those survey results and created something that doesn’t add extra fat or calories to the milk, but made the flavor more fun so kids would want to drink their milk.

In our house, MilkSplash is a hit. My little ones are big milk drinkers anyway, but they were excited to have some fun flavors to add and it was something new to try.

Two readers will each win a MilkSplash sample pack and a $25 Target Gift Card!

 

Butterscotch Recipe: Butterscotch Bars

I love to find a good butterscotch recipe.  I’m usually all about the chocolate but once in a while? I’m all bout the ‘scotch. These butterscotch bars have a shortbread cookie base with a layer of caramel sauce and topped with butterscotch pudding cream. It’s a cross between a pudding and cheese cake filling. Finish with Skor Bits on the top to decorate.

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Butterscotch bars recipe labelled

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 box butterscotch pudding mix (4 serving size)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup caramel sauce
  • ½ to 1 cup Skor Toffee Bits

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Directions

Preheat oven to 300ºF. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Add the butter and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until completely blended. Add the dough mixture to a 13×9 inch pan and press down to make the crust.

Bake for 35 minutes or until edges of the crust are golden brown. Remove from heat and let cool.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar and beat until fully blended. Then add in milk butterscotch pudding mix and beat until smooth.

Once the shortbread crust is cooled, evenly spread the caramel sauce over the crust.

Spread the pudding mixture over the caramel sauce and smooth out with a spoon. Sprinkle the Skor Toffee Bits on top of the pudding mixture.

Refrigerate for at least an hour or until set. Makes 24 to 36 bars depending on the portion size.

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Come link up your own recipe or poke around and find some other fabulous recipes to try!

Butterscotch Recipe: Butterscotch Bars
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • • 2 cups flour
  • • ⅓ cup sugar
  • • 1 cup butter, softened
  • • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • • 1 box butterscotch pudding mix (4 serving size)
  • • ¾ cup milk
  • • 1 cup caramel sauce
  • • ½ to 1 cup Skor Toffee Bits
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and sugar.
  3. Add the butter and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until completely blended.
  4. Add the dough mixture to a 13×9 inch pan and press down to make the crust.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes or until edges of the crust are golden brown.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar and beat until fully blended.
  8. Then add in milk butterscotch pudding mix and beat until smooth.
  9. Once the shortbread crust is cooled, evenly spread the caramel sauce over the crust.
  10. Spread the pudding mixture over the caramel sauce and smooth out with a spoon.
  11. Sprinkle the Skor Toffee Bits on top of the pudding mixture.
  12. Refrigerate for at least an hour or until set.
  13. Makes 24 to 36 bars depending on the portion size.