America’s Test Kitchen- Simple Italian Style Meat Sauce

I made America's Test Kitchen's Simple Italian Style Meat Sauce tonight. Here is the finished product. I love America's Test Kitchen.  Their recipes (and of course the TV show) inspire me to be a better cook.  I purchased The Complete America's Test Kitchen Cookbook for Nana for Valentine's Day and we are officially testing recipes.  This particular one was easy to make and tasted quite yummy.  I'm not a big pasta eater however, so I might pass on this one next time.  Look for more America's Test Kitchen recipes in the coming days  and in a little over a week look for a GIVEAWAY!  I"m so … [Read more...]

Cauliflower & Ham Au Gratin Update

Here is the Cauliflower & Ham Au Gratin I made  last night.  I was not overly impressed.  I used Grueyere cheese which is so much more expensive than the normal cheeses I purchase so I won't be making this one again.  Nana ripped this recipe out of a magazine, but I couldn't figure out which magazine it was!  Check out my Monday Menus page to see what I'm cooking at my house for the rest of the week! … [Read more...]

Little One Books “The Wizard” Review & $15 G.C. Giveaway CLOSED

Little One Books is a company dedicated to providing only the best books, music, and videos for children.  Each item has been personally reviewed and selected by a team of professionals.  I was so surprised to learn this information.  They even provide an explanation of why that particular item was selected.  I had never heard of a company taking such time and care to select their products.    Little One Books does not rush your experience to simply make a quick dollar, but rather they excel at making the experience as personal as possible.  The music, books, and videos are divided by age … [Read more...]

Wiggle It Out Wednesday Choice- Lelia Broussard-Masquerade

Try not tapping a your toes to Lelia Broussard's song "Satellite".  I challenge you.  Good luck.  This is easily my favorite song on Broussard's new album Masquerade.  Overall the whole album is an easy listening, catchy collection.  I'm not very good with comparisons, but I would say Broussard  is an edgier Natasha Bedingfield.  That could be way off base, but it is the best comparison that came to my mind.  Please comment if you can think of a better one. Check out her video for "Satellite".  I love it! Her one song Hipster Bitch does have an explicit rating, so you probably don't … [Read more...]

BKW Seasonings Big Kahuna Blend Giveaway Winner

The winner of the BKW Seasonings Giveaway is #8 Jane Jane will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.  Thanks to all those who entered! … [Read more...]

Earthly Elements Review

Earthly Elements is a holistic way to indulge your body and your sense- from our packaging to the wholesome, premium ingredients we use in every one of our formulas. Being "one" with nature is the essence of who we are.  Our personal care products for the hair and body will re-energize you and our natural aromatherapy oils will do wonders for your mind, senses and spirit. Discover Earthly Elements- our products are good for your hair, your body and your senses, all while being a loyal friend of the earth. … [Read more...]

Emeril 20-40-60: Fresh Food Fast Chicken Patty Pockets with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Chicken Patty Pockets with Mint Yogurt Sauce They were yummy! Don't forget to check out the rest of my Monday Menus! … [Read more...]

CSNStores.com Rug Review and Home Decor Update

I have a new update to my living room redecorating plan.  I purchased a new rug from CSN.stores.com to liven up the room.  Here are the results. I had purchased a rug at Target that was lovely, but this one was beautiful and CHEAPER! I think the colors in the rug are beautiful and work amazingly well with the rest of the colors in the room.  This is not a real oriental rug of course.  Instead this is a much cheaper look-a-like.  With three little boys using the living room constantly it didn't seem like a good idea to spend a lot of money on something they walk on.  I was amazed at the … [Read more...]

Monday Menus

After a brief hiatus Monday Menus is back.  Here is our menu plan for the week.  I will add pictures has the week progresses. Monday- Turkey Tenderloin, broccoli, carrots, rolls, Tuesday- Chicken Patty Pockets Wednesday- Cauliflower & Ham Au Gratin Thursday- Simple Italian Style Meat Sauce, Garlic/Mozzarella Bread, veggie (America's Test Kitchen) Friday- Beef Tacos (America's Test Kitchen) Saturday- leftovers or pizza Sunday- Nana's Chicken Matzo Ball Soup … [Read more...]

Boogie Wipes Review & Giveaway Closed

Boogie Wipes are gentle saline wipes for stuck on snot.  That's the blunt way of describing this product.  Boogie Wipes are not necessary when the snot is free flowing, but rather the snot that is crusted onto the nose.  If you're a mother I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.  Snot that has dried around the nostrils and hangs there in a crusty state.  Not the most pleasant part of motherhood, for sure.  When the crust ring needs to be taken off using a regular tissue doesn't work so well.  Sure it will come off after you apply an unnecessary amount of pressure and then your child is in … [Read more...]

The Popcorn Factory Review

For more than 30 years, The Popcorn Factory has been the "popcorn authority" with our impressive collection of crowd-pleasing gifts and great-tasting snacks. We start with the finest corn grown right here in the USA and transform each kernel into premium popcorn using 100% corn oil and infusions of the very tastiest flavors. The Popcorn Factory pops over 1 million pounds of popcorn per year, and all of our popcorn is Kosher OU-D. Since 1979, we've been delighting customers with delicious, premium popcorn and impressive, all-occasion gift tins, baskets and towers. In all … [Read more...]

Peter Rabbit Organics Review & Giveaway CLOSED

We use our squeezy pouches to make eating healthy food both fun for your little ones and easy for you. When we started Peter Rabbit Organic we made 3 promises; that all our food and snacks would always be 100% organics, 100% healthy (no sugar, salt and definitely nothing artificial) and 100% delicious. We are a British company based in London. Our squeezable organic fruit snacks started in the UK and became such a huge hit we now make them in Oregon and sell them across the US. We've recently squeezed healthy vegetables into our pouches to creat 3 delicious blends for your babies … [Read more...]

Soft Clothing Review

Many children are extra-sensitive to the texture and feel of clothing. Soft® is the first line of inclusive clothing designed with the needs of all children in mind, including those with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and tactile defensiveness/sensitivity. We use flat seaming and seamless construction for extra comfort, 100% of the softest combed cotton and our specially developed Soft Sensory Blends , wide collars, encased elastic waistbands, printed labels (tagless), custom fits, and much more. Created by a Mom and Special Education teacher, our goal is to design … [Read more...]

What A Zoo! Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights Review

WHAT A ZOO! JOANIE LEEDS & THE NIGHTLIGHTS WITH GUEST ARTIST SECRET AGENT 23 SKIDOO “BEST KIDS’ CDs of 2010:  Electric guitars and Leeds’ belting vocals make this rock-and-roll. You won’t be able to resist the urge to sing along pretending your hairbrush is a microphone. Most of the tunes provide you with a great way to free your inner rock star.”  – The Washington Post “Leeds has one of those big, beautiful rock ‘n roll sopranos that can go full-out or soft and tender, and she uses it to full effect.  Her tuneful melodies and rich, funny and thoughtful … [Read more...]

Free Clairol Color Blend Foam Giveaway CLOSED

I recently received my coupon for a FREE Nice'n easy Clairol Color Blend foam up to $13.99.  I don't need it and so I thought I would give it away to one of my readers.  My blog has really been growing lately and I appreciate all my new followers.  I have some bigger giveaways in the works and I can't wait to send them your way.  But until then some one will win this free coupon for hair color. One lucky Mama Report reader will win this coupon from me directly! This is an easy entry giveaway.  You can only enter one way! I am hoping to reach 500 Twitter followers.  Help me reach my … [Read more...]