Friday, October 15, 2021

Say Yes to Spooky Brownie Spiders this Halloween

Halloween is one of Scarlett's favorite occasions.  What child doesn't love getting dressed up in a costume of their choice and going door to door to get candy? I have some great childhood memories of trick-or-treating and I love that I get to do it all over again with my children.  It really is a special event! Scarlett is a witch this year and Jack will be a Transformers character.

Halloween seems to be so much better this year.  There are many events and the Halloween spirit is active and alive! Our house is already decorated for Halloween inside and out and Scarlett is eagerly awaiting using her pumpkin candy basket!

Since Halloween is all about tasty sugary treats, I wanted to share an adorably delicious brownie recipe with you today.  These Brownie Spiders would be perfect for a family Halloween party at your house.  You can guarantee these yummies will be gobbled up quickly!

1 pan of brownies
1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups chow mein noodles
Candy eye balls
1.5-inch diameter circle cookie cutter or biscuit cutter 


Use a circle cookie/biscuit cutter to cut out your desired size of circles for the spider "bodies." Place on wax paper for prep, or right on a serving tray.  In the microwave or a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips in a medium-sized bowl.  Then remove 1 tablespoon of the melted chocolate and set it aside.  Gently stir the chow mein noodles into the remaining melted chocolate until all of the noodles are coated.  Spread the noodles out somewhat on a plate covered with wax paper (you don't need to completely separate them), and then put it in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill and re-harden the chocolate.  

Once chilled, remove the chocolate covered noodles and pick out some long ones to use as the spider "legs." Use a toothpick to poke 8 holes on the top of the brownie circles around the edges, then poke the noodles into the holes to be the legs.  Next, take the tablespoon of melted chocolate that you set aside, and use the toothpick to transfer a dot of melted chocolate to the back of each of the candy eyes to be the glue.  Place the eyes on the front of the brownie circles.  Serve the spider brownies immediately or cover to keep for up to 4 days.  


*Recipe taken from GimmeSomeOven*

You Deserve the Best Body Shaper

You Deserve the Best Body Shaper

Body shapers have become a very in-thing in the recent times. The reason being they support women’s efforts to lose weight and get in shape. However, your entire search boils down to choosing a shaper that fits well and makes you feel comfortable, even if you are required to sport it for long hours.

One mistake most women do is to invest in an ill fitted and uncomfortable full body shapewear. What happens next is that they rule out the idea of wearing body shapers in the future.

What they fail to realize here is that the problem isn’t about sporting a shapewear, it is only a result of the less-informed choice that they made. In the end, it is important to remember that you deserve to have a best body shaper bodysuit by your side.

The definition of a good shapewear differs from one woman to another. This has a lot to do with your individual choices and preferences. However, let us look at the characteristics of a best shapewear in general.

Primarily, you deserve to have a body shaper handy, that boasts of a style, pattern and colour that appeals to you the most. You should feel like going back to your shaper, be it the one that is meant for daily use or the one that you had purchased to be worn only under your special garments.

Since you deserve to feel comfortable in the shapewear you are carrying, it needs to fit well. You should avoid exercising tight-fitting body shapers, you can refer to this shapewear guide. A certain class of women believes the tighter the body shaper, the better are the results. This is far from true. It is impossible for you to continue wearing a body shaper that uncomfortably clings to your body. This makes your purchase a dead investment.

On the other hand, a lose body shaper is of no use at all. By sporting a lose body shaper, you would only be wearing an additional garment that does not serve the purpose for which it is designed in the first place.

You deserve to get hold of a body shaper, which supports your journey of losing weight.

All this while, if you have been delaying your decision concerning purchase of a body shaper, simply because you made a wrong choice in the past or are afraid about buying an inappropriate piece, make sure to consider the above caution points and go ahead with your purchase confidently.

You deserve the best in life. A body shaper cannot be an exception.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Welcome Fall With Little Bites Pumpkin Muffins! #LoveLittleBites #LittleBitesPumpkin +GIVEAWAY

Can you believe Fall is on the horizon? Time just seems to fly by lately! What's your favorite thing about Fall? I'm looking forward to all kinds of holiday baking with my kids. We enjoy making soft snickerdoodle cookies, pumpkin muffins, banana bread, and many other delectable goodies.  I feel like when the temperatures start to drop it really puts me into a baking mood.  Fall not only brings a new season but beautiful foliage along with Halloween of course! 

Entenmann's offers over 100 tasty and scrumptious baked goods ranging from America's favorite crumb cakes, donuts, and cookies to danishes and cupcakes.  You can't forget Little Bites either! There's truly a dessert to please anyone's taste buds.  Their chocolate glazed donuts are outstanding and I always grab a box when I'm in the grocery store.  I am sure that everyone has tried at least one item from the Entenmann's line.  

If you're looking for a new seasonally flavored sweet treat to try this Fall, I have just the perfect pick for you.  How about Little Bites pumpkin muffins? They are baked moist and delicious and of course made with real pumpkin.  Parents will like the fact that they are available in perfectly portioned pouches for school lunchboxes or on-the-go snacking.  You'll be pleased to know that they contain no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors or colors, making them a snack kids will love and a choice parents can feel good about. 

While Scarlett is normally my Little Bites taste tester, she's in school now.  Jack hasn't started preschool yet, so he's still home with me.  He's extremely interested in Little Bites and is very partial to the blueberry and chocolate ones.  I knew he'd be up for the job of helping me.  Jack definitely can recognize a Little Bites box as well as a big of them, so he knew exactly what was going down and he couldn't have been more pleased. Each pack contains 5 mini muffins which is the perfect amount to satisfy a sweet tooth.  

The mini muffins have a wonderful pumpkin flavor which isn't overly sweet.  The essence of pumpkin is there without being overpowering.  These are definitely a perfect way to welcome Fall if I do say so myself.

Jack devoured the muffins in about 5 seconds flat.  He barely took a breath in-between shoving them into his mouth.  I think it's safe to say the pumpkin flavor was a hit.  I can't blame him at all, I love them too!

Little Bites pumpkin muffins would pair wonderfully with a cup of coffee or hot tea for a mid-day pick-me-up.  Honestly, there's never a wrong time to enjoy Little Bites.  

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Fall!

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