Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Home Made Stuffing, Yummy!

Home Made Stuffing
Cut bread into cubes. This batch was potato bread, which makes for a really nice stuffing.  I used two full sized loaves of day old bread.
Roast in the oven until almost all cubes are toasted. You'll want it to be various colors and textures to make for the best stuffing. Make sure you stir it around a bit throughout the toasting time.
While the bread it toasting, chop 2 onions, several celery stalks and the leaves as well. Drizzle olive oil into a skillet/pan and heat. Add celery and onions and cook until soft. Add chopped garlic (to taste) and saute for a couple of minutes- do not let the garlic brown!
Add about 4 cups of stock or water, if you're using cubed or powdered stock starter/maker. 
I also add abobo, vegetable sea salt, fresh ground pepper and a bit of celery salt. Let this mixture simmer and while toasting the bread.
About 10 minutes before removing the toasted bread, shut the stock heat off. Remove about 2 cups of the stock and let cool- beat 6 eggs and add to the stock- make sure you whisk it constantly so the eggs don't scramble. Re-add this mixture to the remaining stock- again, make sure you're whisking constantly!
Place toasted bread cubes into a crock pot/slow cooker and add stock. Toss/mix to coat all the cubes and make sure to get the seasonings mixed in well.
Add a few pieces of butter then cover and cook several hours/over night on low or until warm/soft/you're ready to eat it. This is really quite simple and is best served to your liking I've heard time and time again this is like the stuffing that comes from the bird- people seem to LOVE this! Feel free to change the seasonings, add- however you choose! 
Enjoy!
~Shan

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Save $7 Off Tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters 2013 Tour!



The Globetrotters play at the Huntington Center, Dec. 27, 2pm & 7pm
Looking for an awesome event the whole family will love?  Get your tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters brand new "You Write the Rules" tour.  Your family's smiles will start before you even get to the game as the Globetrotters take kid participation to a whole NEW level.  Your family can vote at harlemglobetrotters.com and decide rules for the game that could affect the final outcome.  With rules like double the points for every basket, and two balls in play at the same time, there's an exciting rule that every kid will enjoy.  After the game, Globetrotter stars will stay on court to sign autographs and take photographs with your kids.  The only thing better than finding an awesome event for the whole family, is getting a great deal on it.  Use the promo code "USFAMILY" when you buy tickets for your family to save $7 on each ticket purchased http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/tickets*.  Get ready to experience the show your family will remember for a lifetime!
You can get your tickets here http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/tickets and don't forget to use the promo code USFAMILY to save $7 on every ticket!
*Discount available on select seating levels "

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Shop Smart With Best Buy- Holiday Gifts Under $100

Looking for the perfect gift but on a tight Holiday budget? Look no further than Best Buy! Get the best value with Best Buy's free shipping until January 2nd, extended price match guarantee, and huge selection of gifts under $100. Feel 100% prepared and in control with the help of the unbiased experts known as the Best Buy Blue Shirts. The Best Buy Blue Shirts are there to help you find the perfect gift and everything you need to have that gift working asap. Need some ideas? No problem!

One of the gifts available is a Hard Candy Cotton Candy Maker by Nostalgia Electrics for $49.99. This awesome product from Nostalgia Electrics spins hard candy into cotton candy and comes with 2 plastic cones and a translucent bowl. This is something that would be fun for the whole family and it's super easy to use!
Another great gift idea is the Mattel Password Journal in Purple; perfect for the moody young girl in your life. She'll love this journal because of the intruder alarm, glow light, secret compartment, and voice recognition password protection. Each journal comes with an invisible ink pen to match and can be purchased for $29.99. I would have loved something like this as a teenager and any young girl with siblings is sure to appreciate the Mattel Password Journal as well. 
The Shark Sonic Steam Pocket Mop is a great gift idea for anyone that rents or owns a home. My grandfather and my parents have a Shark Sonic Steam Pocket Mop and we actually have two in our home! We bought one right after we moved into our new home and received one as a gift, but I love this mop so much that I refuse to part with one. If you have any pets our young children, this is a must have! The Shark Sonic Steam Pocket Mop cleans your floors much better then a regular mop and bucket. For $99.99 you get the mop with Sonic agitation technology, 360° steam head, on-demand steam, and 2-sided cleaning pads (machine washable). 
These are just a few ideas of what Best Buy has to offer in the less than $100 price range. As always, Best Buy has the largest selection of DVD's, CD's, and video games around which all make wonderful stocking stuffers! Hurry in to your local Best Buy or BestBuy.com to find the perfect gift for under $100! Shipping deadline for arrival before Christmas is 12/19 BUT Best Buy can accommodate orders purchased on BestBuy.com through store pick-up until Christmas Eve at 3pm. Great for procrastinators like me!

Check out the great offers below, going on now at Best Buy!  

10% off coupon that is good for Headphones, Speakers and Health & Fitness Products that is valid 12/2-12/29. 
Buy any 3 tablet accessories and save (up to $75, save $10; up to $100 save $15; up to $150, save $30). No coupon is necessary for this offer.

Disclosure:  This reviewer Has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Give the Gift of Wine From Tasting Room!


Looking for the perfect gift this Holiday season? Know a wine lover? Look no further then the #1 wine retailer on the web, Tasting Room. Tasting Room has a huge array of Wine imported from all across the globe to choose from including various gift packs. 

Choose from a Wines by the Glass Sampler or the Perfect Holiday Wines Super Flight gift pack. For the Holiday Gift Guide I received the Patz and Hall Pisoni Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir Wines by the Glass gift pack and the Perfect Holiday Wines sampler pack. The Patz and Hall Pisoni Pinot Noir comes from the iconic vineyards of Monterey County, California. Each glass of this pinot noir is rich and dense with aromas of Chambord, fresh cream, cinnamon, clove, strawberries, and chocolate. Patz and Hall Pisoni Pinot Noir has an elegant quality that finishes off with a hint of smokey oak and elements of perfume and spice. 

The Perfect Holiday Wines sampler pack came in a heavy duty modern black box with 6 sampler bottles of California wines from white to red. In the box you will find a description card of each wine with perfect food pairings. Schug '09 Chardonnay with highlights of tropical, citrus, pear, and applebutter; Ma(i)sonry '09 Marsanne (my favorite) with highlights of butterscotch, apple, melon, peach, and cantaloupe; Laetitia '10 Pinot Noir with highlights of raspberry, toast, earth, spice, and olallieberry; Easton '06 Zinfandel with highlights of blackberry, cream, spicebox, bramble, and cedar; Hanna '09 Cabernet Sauvignon with highlights of chocolate, rhubarb pie, boysenberry, tobacco, and plum; and Hess '08 "19 Block Cuvee" Red Blend with highlights of plum, black currant, caramel, and molasses were all included in the Perfect Holiday Wines sampler. 

I love the Tasting Room's huge selection of gifts to match almost any person's taste in wine. Whenever I'm stuck with no gift ideas for a certain person I always end up giving them wine. The Tasting Room would be a perfect place to shop for scenarios like this one as well as for the wine lover themselves. The Tasting Room has many gifts at different price points as well as a Wine of the Month Club. Cross a couple people off that list when you shop with the Tasting Room!


**I received this item for the purpose of a review. I was in no way compensated for my opinion as they are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.**

Skincerity Giveaway! $129 Value!

Skincerity Giveaway

Bobbie from Blog with Mom reviewed Skincerity, a night time breathable Masque, and discovered that it is not only useful for anti-aging but also works great at healing scar tissue. Bobbie had knee surgery earlier this year and began using Skincerity, a night time breathable Masque, on her scar. She saw amazing results and much improvment! Make sure you check out her review!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Hallmark Story Buddy Review and Giveaway!

Hallmark always has some of the best gifts for any occasion but I've had my eye on a Story Buddy for a while. I've wanted to get my daughter one from the moment she was born! For review purposes, I received Bigsby, the fun furry giant. Bigsby is a goofy looking stuffed animal that kind of reminds me of the giants in Where the Wild Things Are. Even though Bigsby is a giant he is actually quite shy. Bigsby enjoys going on fun adventures with his best friends and children love hearing Bigsby respond to them while reading about his awesome adventures. 
Bigsby responds to key words when read aloud from his interactive books, read-along CD, online story, and Best Friends app. Each Interactive Story Buddy has additional story books ($9.95) that can be bought separate from the original starter kit ($34.95), including Bigsby. The starter kits all come with a specific Hardcover book and read-along CD. Bigsby's book, Bigsby's Best Friend: Sam, is 32 pages long with gorgeous vibrant illustrations. 

 

Bigsby's Best Friend: Sam is about the new kid in town who is very outgoing and friendly. One day, Sam follows the giant's footprints only to find an extremely shy Bigsby. Sam and Bigsby become best friends while Bigsby learns the power of a great friendship. It's a super cute story that any child is sure to enjoy! Head in to your local Hallmark or check them out online and give the perfect gift this Holiday season!
Be sure to follow Hallmark on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest new products! Right now Hallmark has an Interactive Story Buddy by the name of Jingle who would be perfect for the Holidays. Enter below for your chance to an Interactive Story Buddy courtesy of Hallmark! All entries will be verified; good luck!



By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name publicized if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 12:01am EST (12/02/2012) and end at 11:59pm EST (12/19/2012). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Must be 18 years or older to enter and be a resident of the US.
**I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. I was in no way compensated for my opinion as they are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.**

Pandora Jewelry Giveaway!



What women doesn't love Pandora Jewelry?
Hurry and enter this awesome giveaway!

One happy winner will receive:


A Pandora bracelet size 7.5 


And

 One Pandora Collectible Ceramic Breast Cancer Cupcake Jewelry Box .This Collectible Cupcake was given in 2010 with every purchase of $150 or more; it's new in the original box.

12/1  to  12/20

US residents only.

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Squashie-Dipity is not responsible for prize fullfillment. Prize will be sent by NYSavingSpecials. If you have any questions about this giveaway please contact NYSavingSpecials at nysavingspecials@gmail.com