Cascade Shining Reviews party and giveaway!

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This past weekend I hosted a Cascade party! We had an amazing supper including Calzones, homemade mac n cheese and a pan full of yummy brownies. I love to have friends over but I always hate the clean up afterwards and the mac n cheese and brownies sure did leave a mess! 

And you know what I hate…pre-washing!! I normally don’t have the time to pre-wash my dishes but if I put them in the washing machine to dirty, I end up having to wash them again and that sure is a pain!

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Normally if I put a pan like this in my dish washer, it would still have some food on one the cycle is done but not with Cascade platinum! It eliminates the need for pre-washing!

 

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Even Anna Kate is impressed! It’s so clear you can see her Frozen shirt through the glass!

All my guests were impressed at how clean Cascade got these dishes. We were having so much fun at the party, no one wanted to waste time washing dishes so we just through all the dishes in the dish washer and they came out clean! Did you know nearly 96% of people waste time pre washing their dishes?? If you want more facts, check out this survey!

And not only does it help clean your dishes but Cascade also helps in keeping your dishwasher clean too. 

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Now if you want to win an awesome Cascade prize pack, enter the giveaway below!

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Back to School Survival Kit giveaway

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This Exclusive Giveaway sponsored by Downy and Hosted by Mom Does Reviews and her fabulous blogger friends is sure to be a hit!

I know I need this for our back to school adventures! Good Luck!

 The kit will include two bottles of Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus so mom will never have to iron school uniforms or clothes on picture day again. A $10 Target gift card to help with buying school supplies, a notebook for class, Boogie Wipes to soothe runny noses when back to school germs strike and a robe to help mom relax when the kids are out of the house. 

So what else can you do with this Downy Wrinkle Releaser besides get wrinkles out of clothes?  Here are a few you can try around the house while you are lounging in your new robe -

  • Curtains (It’s impossible to iron curtains!)
  • Sheets and pillowcases
  • Freshened up some blankets
  • Freshened up pillows
  • Tablecloths and table placemats
  • The little fringe on decorative towels
  • I used it on my apron once! Is that clothes??

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Who doesn’t need a little ME time once the kids are in school?  I know I do!  Let me tell you, that super soft White Robe in the giveaway kit is the softest robe I have ever worn.  Don’t miss out on your chance to win.

It’s super easy to win this giveaway- just enter on the easy rafflecopter below.

The giveaway is open to US only, 18+

The giveaway ends 10/19 at 1159p est

Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win.

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Prep for the Holidays with Best Buy

 Boil water in less than 2 minutes? Now we are talking! When it comes to the Holidays, we normally have big family gathering and cook enormous meals so that means prepping a lot of food at once.  

I am a little bit of a kitchen appliance junkie and am always looking for the next best product to make my like easier in the kitchen since I love to cook so much. 

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The newest thing in cooking is induction cooking that enables you to boil water in less than two minutes like with the Frigidaire FGIF3061NF plus induction. It reduces clean up time because spills don’t burn and it can boil water in under 2 minutes. This Frigidaire range also includes a convection oven which circulates the air in the oven for quicker baking time.  

And have I told you that I dream about getting a double oven. That has been on my wish list for years and now best buy has a double oven that lets you cook two dishes at two different temperatures at once like the Whirlpool WGG555S0BS but still fits within the space of a standard range. How amazing is that??!

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This was last christmas at our annual family dinner and I cannot wait for this year. It’s always a special time since most of my family loves to cook and there is something special about sharing such a special meal together. 

Go here to find out more!

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Old Time Candy giveaway

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This YUMMY Giveaway is sponsored by Old Time Candy and hosted by Mom Does Reviews and her sweet blogger buddies!

I am a candy addict! I am in love with all things candy and this sounds so yummy!

About Old Time Candy:

The mission of the Old Time Candy Company is to provide childhood candy memories such as a way that it glorifies God and His plan for our lives. Our goal for every candy order is that it results in a “delighted customer” who will tell their friends.

What makes them Unique? We like to think we’re really in the “memory business.” We hope the candy will take you on a trip down memory lane and remind you of good times past. We know everyone loves candy, but there’s something special about Candy you ate as a kid®.

This decade candy assortment is jammed with over 70 pieces of candy, 60 different candies with some duplicates. The box measures 12 x 9 x 3 inches. Assortments are available with popular candies from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s or all decades. 

Be sure to read Mom Does Reviews full review HERE, hurry before the kids eat it all! :)

What is your favorite type of candy?? If you are a candy lover, you will LOVE Old Time Candy!  It really brings you back to when you were a kid or maybe just last week!  These Decade boxes make perfect gifts!  How about for that hard-to-buy for person- almost everyone loves candy!

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Want to win your OWN Old Time Candy Decade Box?  I know you do!

 Just enter on the easy rafflecopter below!

The SWEET Giveaway is open to US only, 18+

The giveaway ends 10/10 at 1159p est

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Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker Review…It’s Slow Cooker Season!

 *I was given a slow cooker free of charge from Hamilton Beach but all opinions are my own.

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Does anyone else feel like fall is slow cooker season? I use my slow cooker all year long but there is something about the fall that makes cooking in the slow cooker, makes my home feel so homey. 

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Hamilton Beach sent me their Set N’ Forget Slow cooker to try and and it’s official, I am in love!

This slow cooker has all the bells in whistles you would ever need!  

This slow cooker is perfect for the stay at home mom who, like me, 4 o’clock sneaks up on them and can’t think of a thing to cook because you have 4 kids running around your house or the working mom who is away from home all day and needs to get dinner planned out before they leave for work.

I made 2 dishes in this crock pot to test it out.

First I made a good ole roast. It’s not a fancy reason, just a roast and gravy with carrots and potatoes but the trick is to cook it long enough so the roast just falls apart when you serve it.

I basically just threw a few ingredient in it and let it slow cook for about 8 hours.

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I used the amazing thermometer to check and see the progress and make sure it was cooked to a safe temperate. I am a little crazy about making sure my meats are cooked the the right temperature so I am obsessed with this thermometer you can plug right into the slow cooker. There is also a hole on the top of the lid so you don’t even have to take the lid off to check the temperature!

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The roast turned out to perfection!

Product features: 

  • Three (3) choices for easy, automatic cooking: program, probe and manual
  • Probe mode is perfect for cooking large cuts of meat or for recipes that require food to reach a certain temperature
  • Thermometer probe reads the actual temperature of food as it cooks; the temperature is displayed on the slow cooker control panel
  • Travel-friendly design secures contents en route to parties, potlucks, family gatherings and tailgating
  • The lid securely seals in place with sturdy wire clips on each handle
  • 6 quart removable stoneware crock fits a 6 lb. chicken or a 4 lb. roast
  • Wraparound, even heat cooks food evenly and consistently
  • Full-grip handles make carrying heavy meals easier
  • Power interrupt protection keeps slow cooker on during a brief power outage
  • Questions are supported by a toll-free call center located in the U.S.
  • Backed with a one-year warranty 

I have owned a lot of slow cookers in my day and this one beats them all! It was easy to figure out how to use for the first time. Some appliance I feel like need a crash course on how to use them but this one was simple and I appreciated that. When we were done eating, it was easy to clean up and store away for the next time use. 

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Now for dish #2. I wasted to try a sweet dish..oh let’s me honest, I have been craving a mug of this white hot chocolate since last year so I coldntt wait to whip it up in the Hamilton Beach Slow cooker.

This is seriously one of my favorite recipes my friend Ashley gave to me. The minute it felt a tab bit chilly outside, I had to make some!

This was adapted from Kara’s party ideas.

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Ingredients
  • 1 can 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream (who needs a wasteline, right?)
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (You can do semi sweet, dark, milk or if your feeling crazy, white chocolate. It’s my fav!)
  • Instructions
Instructions
  1. Add milk, whipping cream and vanilla extract to crock pot and stir. Add chocolate chips and mix in.
  2. Cover and heat on low setting until all chocolate has melted. Around 2 hours or place on high for 30 minutes.

I let this simmer all day since it was cold outside and I wanted to grab a hot cup anytime I felt the need, and it didn’t burn the sides like it normally does. It also didn’t burn on the bottom when I forgot to stir the chocolate. It just simply melted all the ingredients slowly and to perfection.

So whether your making something sweet or savory, this white hot chocolate is always a crowd pleaser at my house!

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And now for the giveaway!We are giving away a Hamilton Beach slow cooker to 1 lucky reader. Just enter the easy rafflecopter below for a chance to win.

Good Luck!

 
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News for Newborns with Pampers giveaway

 This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% minepampers 

For every new parent, sometimes coming home from the hospital can be a scary event. I remember having my 1st child and thinking as I am leaving the hospital “Why are they letting me go home, I have NO IDEA, what I am doing!”. 3 more kids later, that part got easier and having a newborn has become 2nd nature.

I remember in the hospital being treated like royalty with Pampers diapers and wipes and they become my diaper and wipes of choice. There is something about their newborn diapers that are so soft and their wipes are so gentle. 

If you follow my blog regular you know my youngest is 1 so I wasn’t in need of these products I was sent but I knew I could find someone who was. There are SO many products out there especially for when you have a newborn but I think these products are must have’s!

The Pampers wipes and diapers along with a diaper genie and munchkin diaper caddy have always been my go to products when I have a newborn at home.

At our local church we work with a program called “God Behind Bars” where we minster to and help ladies at a local prison. I was given word of a lady who had just gotten released and was about to deliver a brand new baby. The only problem is she literally had nothing and was not prepared. If you have had a baby you know how expensive these little nuggets can be so I loaded up all my baby goodies we were done with after having our last child as well as the new goodies I was sent from Pampers. 

I have a lot of friends who are pregnant but I cannot imagine literally having nothing and worrying about what I would do when I came home from the hospital. And I don’t show this to brag but just encourage, if it’s car load of used toys and brand new Pampers goodies, pay it forward is what matters. 

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And for all you first time mom’s, Pampers has come up with an amazing info graphic on normal bowel movements for little ones. I know I always had questions about all my kids and this graphic let’s you know what’s normal and whats not! Check it out on the link below.

Pampers Stool Color Chart English

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Follow Pampers on their social media!

And I am giving away a Pampers prize pack that includes:

    • 1 Pack of Pampers Newborn or Size 1 diapers
    • 1 Pack of Pampers Wipes
    • Diaper Genie
    • Diaper Genie Refills
    • Portable Diaper Caddy 

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White Chocolate Covered Driscol’s Strawberry Ghosts.

I was sent a gift card and free product coupons for this review but all opinions are my own. 

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I absolutely love crafts that involve my kids, and that are delicious and have teaching moments and these White Chocolate Strawberry Ghosts with the help of Driscolls berries and Micheals had all of that!

Halloween is coming up and why not make your celebration extra fun with these super cute white chocolate covered strawberries.  These are so easy to make and a great alternative to traditional candy for your Halloween celebration.

Here is the cast of characters you will need. I also made some white chocolate covered “bones” to go along with the Driscoll’s strawberries. 

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Ingredients:
Oreo’s for the “dirt”
Driscoll’s Strawberries. I should shave bought more packages because my kids tried to eat them all!
Almond bark for the white “chocolate”. I think this melts easier than traditional chocolate.
Marshmallows…the small ones.
Candy eyes and black icing that you can pipe.
Pretzel sticks.

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1.First you have to eat some strawberries…it’s a requirement!

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2. Melt the almond bark for 1 minute. Stir, then melt in 15 second intervals until melted then get to dipping those strawberries!

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3. Then set them on a cookie sheet with wax paper to dry. Once they are dried, you can decorate their faces. I made myself then let the kids make some for just them. I knew they wouldn’t look perfect but I wanted them to be hands on in this. I even let them decorate their own where my son put 10 eyes on 1 strawberry and it couldn’t have looked any cuter!

For the white chocolate “bones”, here is how you make them:

1. Get your pretzel sticks and marshmallows.

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2. Attach a marshmallow to each end of the pretzels.

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3. Dip in melted chocolate and remove with a fork and let dry on a wax paper.

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And last but not least, finish off this craft is to grind up oreo cookies. You can probably buy just the cookies already ground up but my kids loved separating the cookies from the creme then putting them in the food processor. Once it looks like dirt, put it on a plate and put your strawberries and “bones” in the “graveyard”. So fun!

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This is a such a fun thing to make with the kids or whip up for your upcoming fall parties! Just make sure to grab a few extra boxes of strawberries in case your kids love them as much as mine do and eat them up before you can decorate them!

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Go here to find a sore near you that carries Driscoll’s berries! 

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Arla Dofino Cheesy Bread Recipe

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Arla Dofino. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

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I love having home made bread ready for my kids when they get home from school. Not only does my house smell delicious but they can have an after school snacks that is healthy and nutritious! This recipe is so delicious and makes 2 loaves. I use loaf for supper and 1 I let the kids snack on after school. That paired with some Arla Dofina cheese is the perfect pick me up after school. While I am preparing the cheesy bread for supper, I slice some Arla Dofina cheese for the kids to eat to hold them over until dinner.

Have you made my favorite bread recipe yet?? If you don’t have time to whip up this easy to make bread, you can always use a loaf of french bread from the store and just buy the toppings.

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Ingredients
  • Add 1½ cups hot water
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 T yeast
  • topping:
  • Arla Dofina Cheese
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 t minced garlic
  • a handful of fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Mix half of flour and oil, honey, and salt with a wooden spoon.
  2. Once mixed add 1 T yeast.
  3. Add rest of flour and knead for 6-8 minutes.
  4. Once kneaded put in a large bowl and let rise for 1½-2 hours or until doubled.
  5. Heat over to 400 degrees.
  6. Grease a cookie sheet.
  7. Shape bread into a loaf.
  8. Let rise on pan for another 30 minutes then cook until brown about 15 minutes.

Back to the recipe. My kids had the best time with this recipe because they not only helped me make the dough but also helped me stuff the Arla Dofino cheese into the bread. This cheese is so yummy, I had to keep myself from eating all of it right out of the package! They have different flavors but I decided to go with the dill since it’s not a thing my kids each very often and I love to sneak new things into their diet. 

Arla Dofino cheese is made from no added hormones and all natural ingredients. It comes in Havarti, Gouda, Fontina, Edam and Muenster. For more than 100 years this cheese has been crafted in Kaukana, Wisconsin by using traditional craftmanship and world-class technologies. Go here to find a store near you that carries this cheese.

I love this chart because sometimes I get lost in all the cheese varieties!

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While the kids are snacking on the cheese and first loaf of bread, let them help you spice up the 2nd loaf! First bake the bread. If you’re using store-bought bread, skip that step.

Next slice the cheese into slices, then slice those even smaller so it can fit between each slice of bread.

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Slice the bread one way, then slice it the opposite to make this pattern. Stuff the sliced cheese in between the layers of bread.

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Next melt the butter. Stir in garlic and parsley. Brush over bread and pop in the oven at 350 degrees until cheese is melted then serve.

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This is a great snack or something you can serve for dinner that both the adults and kids will love!

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Plus you can enter to win a semesters worth of Arla Dofino cheese!

Go here to enter! 

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You can also follow Arla Dofino on Facebook!

Also if you want more yummy recipes from Arla Dofino, follow them on Pinterest!

 

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Swiss Colony Candy Corn Cakes giveaway

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Sponsored By: Swiss Colony
Hosted By: donnahup.com

Don’t these looks delicious! I am drooling! I have to try some of these!
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You’ll harvest a bounty of gratitude when you send these unique Petits Fours!

  • Layers of cake and butter creme coated with Swiss creme
  • Taste just like candy corn
  • Form a complete “pie” when they’re arranged in our special gift tin
  • Gift of 10; .65-oz. each.

We are giving a tin of Candy Corn Pie Slices to one lucky fan! Just enter on the rafflecopter below. You can also head over to It’s Free at Last to win Swiss Colony Pumpkin Spice Truffles!
*Giveaway is open to the US only and ends 10/7/14. Good luck!

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$100 giftcard giveaway! 3 winner!

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Thrifty Momma Ramblings has hit another HUGE Milestone of 300,000 followers on Facebook! I am so excited to celebrate with all of you! I have some AMAZING blogger friends to help me celebrate! I am looking forward to gaining another 300,000! She is one of my blogger BFF’s and I couldn’t be happier for her!! yahoo!!! Congrats lady!

The holidays are quickly approaching and who couldn’t use some help with buying gifts, food or maybe you are trying to pay off some bills. I am giving 3 very lucky winners $100 Gift Card of their choice! I love helping others on the page and so happy that I can help 3 more people with this special giveaway.

Giveaway ends October 06, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET! Open WORLD WIDE 18+ and older.

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open world wide 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Thrifty Momma Ramblings will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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