Monday, December 20, 2010

Chex Party Mix


Nothing says holiday snaking quite like Chex Mix. I don't remember a holiday get together without a large bowl to snack on. I've had the opportunity to review a "Chex Holidays Recipes" gift pack that included two boxes of Chex and a $25 gift card from Kroger.

I used my cereal to make regular Chex Mix and plan on making Chex Muddy Buddies. The Muddy Buddies are soooo easy to make and are always a big hit. I have a friend who made them with soy butter and chocolate(not processed around nuts) for her peanut allergy family.

The Muddy Buddy recipe (from Chex box) is as follows:

9 C Chex cereal (any combo you want--I like corn :)
1 C semisweet choc. chips
1/2 C peanut butter
1/4 C butter or margarine
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C powdered sugar

1. measure cereal into large bowl and set aside
2. in 1 qt microwaveable bowl, microwave choc. chips, peanut butter, and margarine on high 1 minute.  Microwave additional 30 second increments until mixture can be stirred smooth. Add vanilla. Pour over cereal and stir until evenly coated. Place mixture into 2 gallon storage bag.
3. Add powdered sugar, then seal bag. Shake until well coated, then spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in fridge.

What is your favorite Chex holiday recipe? Share it with me for a chance to win. This is a quick contest before Kroger's Chex specials are done. Leave me your favorite recipe and the first one wins.

*****Chex and Kroger provided me with the free product, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Amazingly Energized Woman

If you are like me, then the holiday season has you running in circles. But I'm sure you know someone (this may even be you) that can get dozens of things done at one time and with a smile on their face. This season, the makers of Centrum and Molly Shannon are looking for "America's Most Amazingly Energized Woman" and they would like your help!

You are invited by Centrum to nominate a woman who loves and lives life to the fullest during the holidays (while staying healthy too)!  Don't worry, if you are that someone you can nominate yourself :)
Go to and nominate that woman (or yourself)  by sharing the secrets to enjoying living and loving to the fullest during the holiday season. All nominations must be 300 words or less about how "she" does it all with a smile and submitted no late than 1/3/11. Judges will select 5 finalists and then the public can vote for "America's Most Amazingly Energized Woman".

Contest Prizing:

Grand Prize: $3,000 XPERIENCE DAYS Gift Certificate
Four (4) Runner-Up Prizes: $400 XPERIENCE DAYS Gift Certificate

*You can find the sweepstakes rules and regulations at

While visiting be sure to download a $3.00 coupon for Centrum® Women’s or Centrum® Men’s for help with better health during the holiday season. And check out tips from Molly

***I am a member of One2One Network and this post is part of a member project where I am eligible to win prizing. I make no claims about Centrum as a product or it's effectiveness.

Christmas time is about giving. I learned about a great new site from One2One network. It is a site where you can sign up to support charities of your choice. You create your own personal giving foundation.There are many, many charities to choose from and you can get one single tax return receipt at the end of the year. You may add however much you want to your account and then divide it among the charities of your choice. Plus, when you sign up they give you $5 to start with. I gave mine to the American Cancer Society, but you can give it to whomever you choose. You can also donate by shopping in their online shopping mall. Up to 15% of your purchase will go to your account.  I'll add the widget to my sidebar so you can learn more about this organization. Giving back feels good.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's holiday time!!

I am posting my holiday wish list for a chance to win a $1000 gamestop giftcard or any other fabulous prize from TodaysMama's blog.

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama (link to: and GameStop (link to: are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family?
A. My wish is for my family to remember what this season is all about and to realize that the most important things in life are not "things"

2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition?
A. Christmas morning we pile up in the living room to have an unwrapping spree.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?
A. I would ask Santa to sell my house so we can move closer to my husbands work.

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?
A. I use my survey money to buy as many presents as possible. You would be suprised what you can buy on Amazon with gift codes.

5. What games did you play with your family growing up?
A. Monopoly and Uno

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?
A. We still unwrap one present on Christmas Eve like I did as a kid.

7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip?
A. I would go to Paris...hey, its my wish list isn't it?

8. Check out GameStop (link to: and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?
A. 1. An X-box 360 with every accessory they make. 2. A Wii Fit 3. DJ Hero for PS3