Jellybean Bark (Easter Treat)

Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 08:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

Easter is just around the corner, Sunday, April 16 to be exact. Here’s a fun and super easy recipe for everyone to enjoy!

Ingredients: easter treat

  • 1 pound white confectioners’ coating
  • 1 pound jellybeans

Directions:

  1. Line a jelly roll pan with waxed paper and set aside.
  2. Melt the white confectioners’ coating in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Spread the melted white confectioners’ coating onto the prepared pan. Sprinkle the jellybeans over the top.
  3. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm. Break into pieces to serve.

Enjoy!

Recipe By: Christina
“This is a delicious recipe reminiscent of the peppermint bark made at Christmastime that uses a favorite Easter treat. Fun and easy to make too! Everyone really enjoys the combination of creamy white chocolate and fruity jellybeans. Use your favorite, but I always go for the small pectin variety. Hope you enjoy!”

This recipe and image are courtesy of Allrecipes.com  / Christina 

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2 New Designs – Now Available To The Public!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 @ 08:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

Last year we announced these two new designs… “Galaxy” and “Snowflake”. They were exclusive  to all Once Upon a Child stores until April 1st, 2017. So today we announce the release of these two cool designs! Take a look:

 

snow galax RELEASE

 

Get yours today! Click here for “Galaxy” or Click here  for “Snowflake”.

Have a Dapper Day!

 

 

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Monkey Milk (The kids will LOVE this)

Monday, April 3, 2017 @ 08:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

This is a great breakfast drink or after school snack!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large banana  monkey milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Combine banana, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract in a blender.
  2. blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses; garnish with cinnamon.

Recipe by: icookfor3 “Bananas and milk come together in a delicious and easy on-the-go breakfast. Also great for a healthy after-school snack! If you chill the banana ahead of time your drink will be cool and refreshing.” 

This recipe and image are courtesy and sole property of  Allrecipes.comicookfor3

 

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Dapper Snapper’s Amazon Reviews (Take a look)

Friday, March 31, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Take a moment to read some of our customer reviews from our Amazon customers…

5 out of 5 stars
“Genius solution to everyday problem”
By: Cowgirl
Verified Purchase

“Genius product. I have slim toddlers with long legs which makes it difficult to buy pants. If they fit in the length they usually fall right off. Out comes our dapper snapper and we’re in business. Such a simple design for an easy fix to everyday mom problems. I have several sets that my toddlers share. I recommend removing the belt before washing pants as the first belt I bought really took a beating with all the washing and drying. I will say it is still in my lineup it’s just a big saggy compared to the ones I haven’t washed. I would recommend this to other moms. Just make sure you buy pants with belt loops to use these!! It’s shocking how many kids pants don’t have belt loops!”

5  out of 5 stars
“Dapper Snappers are wonderful!”
By: momof7
Verified Purchase

“I have been looking for a belt for my two year-old, and having no success. I found these on Amazon and am very pleased with them. At first I thought they were a little pricey, but since I can’t find a small enough belt, and they work so well, I have decided they are definitely worth the money. They work for my three younger kids, ages 6, 2 and 1. My kids tend to be skinny with no rear end, and I use onesies to hold their diapers on! Dapper Snappers have solved that issue for me, holding up their pants very well. There is only one pair of pants with oddly spaced belt loops that they have not worked on so far.”

5  out of 5 stars
“Big Boy jeans now stay up!”
By: Marjorie Wirth
Verified Purchase

“Grandson is a slim build with no real butt bump so this was quite a handy little item. With the “belt” only in the back loops it will not hinder the potty training process either. Great idea.”

5 out of 5 stars
“Wish I had invented these!”
By: mbay2002
Verified Purchase

“Great! I don’t remember how I found these, it may have been searching through amazon for a “toddler belt”. Well these are even better… they snug up the pants from behind, so for potty training your toddler doesn’t have to deal with unbuckling a belt. My son had several pairs of droopy pants that would sometimes fall to his knees when he was playing. The elastic on the pants my have stretched a bit, but the pants were still in good shape. These snaps solved the problem — kept the pants on him tightly, yet made diaper changes and potty training a breeze. This is one of those items that is simple, yet sheer genius, I wish I would have thought of it!!! And I can clearly see how they would work from probably about 18 months up to 4 years.”

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Cheddar Baked Chicken

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

This is one that the entire family should LOVE! Give it a try tonight!

Cheddar Baked Chicken

Prep - 10 m       Cook - 40 m       Ready In - 50 m

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted  cheddar chicken
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a medium baking dish with 1/4 cup melted butter.
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg and milk. In a third bowl, mix the cheese, bread crumbs, cereal. Dredge chicken pieces in the flour mixture, dip in the egg mixture, then press in the breadcrumb mixture to coat. Arrange in the prepared baking dish. Drizzle 2 tablespoons butter evenly over chicken.
  3. Bake 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until coating is golden brown and chicken juices run clear.

Recipe By: Judy -  “This recipe is very quick and easy to prepare. The flavors blend to make it rather tasty. It is great with plain white rice and your favorite vegetable. Why not give it a try?”

The above recipe and image is sole property and courtesy of AllRecipes.com / Judy

 

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Zucchini Linguine (Under 300 Calories)

Monday, March 27, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

I know we share a variety of recipes on our blog, while this is healthy and lo-cal it’s also delicious. Try it and see for yourself… Zucchini Linguine Prep - 15 m    Cook - 15 m    Ready In - 30 m Ingredients:  zuch linguini

  • 1 (8 ounce) package linguine pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 zucchini, shredded
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic until it starts to brown. Stir in a handful of grated zucchini; cook for 1 minute and then add the rest of the zucchini. Cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Toss pasta with zucchini, cheese and yogurt. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well and serve.

Enjoy! Recipe By:BROMFIELD“A nice low fat and healthy recipe.” This recipe and image are sole property and courtesy of AllRecipes.comBROMFIELD

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Getting Your Toddler To Clean Up!

Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

I know this is a concern with many parents of toddlers, so I’ve found some sites with helpful tips on how we can get our toddlers to pitch in and clean up after themselves. Here we go…

- Cleaning Up Toys: Tips for Teaching Toddlers | What to Expect – CLICK HERE! baby-921293_1280

- How to get your toddler to tidy up – Today’s Parent – CLICK HERE!

- How can I teach my toddler to clean up after herself? | Mom Answers – CLICK HERE!

- The Easiest Way to Teach Your Toddler to Pick Up Toys – CLICK HERE!

- 8 Ways To Get Your Kids To Start Cleaning Up After Themselves – CLICK HERE!

- How to get the Kids to Clean Up after Play – Powerful Mothering – CLICK HERE!

 

The above image is courtesy of Pixabay.comwebdesignprof0

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Easy OREO Truffles (Easter / Spring Treat)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Need a new idea for a Spring or Easter treat? Here’s a perfect treat or dessert to add to your Easter dinner…

Ready In - 1 h 30 m

Ingredients:   oreo

  • 1 (16 ounce) package OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, divided
  • 1 (8 ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted

Directions:

  1. Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; reserve for later use. (Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.) Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
  2. Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.) Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.
  3. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.

Recipe By:Baker’s
“These truffles are very easy and delicious. You can’t go wrong with OREO, cream cheese and chocolate!”

The above image and recipe is sole property and courtesy of AllRecipes.com / Baker’s

 

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Chocolate Covered Bunnies On a Stick! (Peeps)

Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Okay, so you either love Peeps or hate them…but chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies are awesome! These are super easy and yummy!

Ingredients:

bunnies

  • 10 wooden pop sticks
  • 10 marshmallow Easter bunnies (such as Just Born(R) Peeps(R))
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon multicolored candy sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Insert a wooden stick into the bottom of each bunny. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Place the chocolate chips into a glass bowl, and cook in the microwave until just melted, about 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate until smooth.
  2. Dip each bunny into the melted chocolate until coated on all sides, and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles to decorate. Place into the freezer until the chocolate has set, about 5 minutes.

Recipe By:Ciera

“Yummy after school/work snack for all chocolate lovers.” 

This image and recipe are courtesy of AllRecipes.com / Ciera

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Spring Cleaning Tips (Monday it’s here!)

Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 09:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Yes, unfortunately we ALL need this. Let’s just do this so we can sit back and enjoy our clean and organized home…here are some links for amazing tips to help us all:

  • Spring Cleaning Tips – How to Deep Clean | House Beautiful… CLICK HERE! broom-1324469_1280
  • 8 Spring Cleaning Tips to Get It Done Faster | Reader’s Digest… CLICK HERE!
  • Spring Cleaning Checklist | HGTV…. CLICK HERE!
  • 7 Spring-Cleaning Tips | HGTV… CLICK HERE!
  • Best House Cleaning Tips for 2017 | Good Housekeeping… CLICK HERE!
  • Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Home | Cleaning Your House… CLICK HERE!

 

Above image courtesy of Pixabay.comjackmac34

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