Saturday, October 19, 2013

Halloween Wine Glass

Paint the glass like a pumpkin, add artificial flowers, turn upside down and place orange tealight.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Recipe


3 eggs
2 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder

Preheat oil in a cast iron skillet on medium high heat (for an electric frying pan preheat to 375 degrees). Leave room between the oil and the top of the pan to allow room for batter to be added. Beat eggs, add milk and sugar. Beat well. In a separate bowl, sift flour, salt and baking powder. Add to egg and milk mixture. Beat until batter is smooth. Batter should be thin enough to flow through the opening of your funnel. If needed, add a little more milk.

Put your finger over the bottom of the funnel and pour batter in top. Drizzle batter in hot oil making criss crosses and swirls. (I use a measuring cup with a thin spout to do this, easier for those of us less coordinated!). Let brown on bottom and then carefully flip it over with tongs to brown on the other side.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Halloween Candy Idea

Halloween Bones - pretzel sticks with marshmallows on the end. then covered in white chocolate. cute snack!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Pork Chops that taste great

6-9 pork chops (not too thick, you can use boneless pork loin)
2 eggs
4 Tbs water
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
Canola or vegetable oil for frying chops

1 1/2 cups honey
1/2 cup brown sugar (I added this)
1/2 tsp. ginger
dash of cayenne pepper (to your taste)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 Tbs chopped garlic
2 Tbs butter

Whisk the eggs and 4 Tbs. water together in a shallow dish.

Mix the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in another shallow dish.
Dip the chops in the flour, then over into the egg.

Then back over into the flour mixture once again. This is what puts the extra crispy coating on the chops. Be sure to get plenty of flour on in this last coating, then shake them a little and place in a pan with about a half inch of oil. Be sure the oil is hot, but not too hot or the chops will cook too fast. You need to get it good and hot and then turn to about medium.

Cook for about 6 minutes on each side. Try not to turn more than twice or your breading will come off.
Remove from the pan to a 9"x13" baking dish.

Saute the garlic a little in the butter.

Add the honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, cayenne, and ginger. Bring to a boil then reduce to low and simmer for about 5 minutes. Watch this carefully because it will foam and might boil over.

Pour 1/2 of the glaze over the pork chops. Flip them over and pour the other 1/2 over the other side. Place uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes. This sets the glaze and finishes them to be sure they are cooked through.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Review for Robert Rothschild product

As in the past, I received two products from my dear friends at Robert Rothschild Farm. They sent for me to taste and review, red raspberry syrup, and red raspberry pancake and waffle mix.

Robert Rothschild Farm, for my readers FYI, is a family owned and founded company, located in Urbana Ohio. They have won many awards for their specialty foods, and after you taste them, you will surely know why. The flavors are intense, and the products always so easy to use. 

So let's get started, and make breakfast with these two tempting products. First off the pancake and waffle mix. I am going to make both, pancakes and waffles, and not only top it with the red raspberry syrup, but some fresh raspberries on top.

The red raspberry pancake and waffle mix was easy to make. Great for mom's and dad's, who are on the go. To make the pancakes I only needed to add a few ingredients and got great, light, fluffy, wonderful tasting pancakes, that we're gone in a instant. It was great knowing my family was eating a product that is made from all natural ingredients.
I added, as I said I was going to do, some fresh raspberries, but did not need to add any into the mix, as it was already loaded with the sweet fruit. It was a great start to our day. 

Also I made some waffles with the same mix, but again, adding very little ingredients. The waffles, like the pancakes came out sweet and fluffy, and full of flavor.

What made breakfast even better was adding the red raspberry syrup on top of the pancakes and waffles.

The syrup also, is made up of all natural ingredients. Full of rich red raspberry taste, that was made by hand. Not to be fooled by this syrup, it would also taste great on other foods, like a favorite dessert or even in some cold milk.

What ever product you choose from Robert Rothschild farm, know that you are getting a taste of love in every bite. The same love they put into making their products.

If you would like to try some for your self, hop on over to their website, your world will change forever, after one bite.

Disclaimer: Momzblotter has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzblotter has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzblotter did receive a free product to try out so Momzblotter could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzblotter's thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Around the house products will do this

1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair
2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish
3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes
... 4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair
5. Elmer's Glue - paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any.
6. Shiny Hair - use brewed Lipton Tea
7. Sunburn - empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water
8. Minor burn - Colgate or Crest toothpaste
9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!
10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too
11 Bee stings - meat tenderizer
12. Chigger bite - Preparation H
13. Puffy eyes - Preparation H
14. Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals)
15. Stinky feet - Jello
16. Athletes feet - cornstarch
17. Fungus on toenails or fingernails - Vicks vapor rub
18. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet. (Wow, and we drink this stuff)
19. Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also Kool Aid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will love it and it won't hurt them if they eat it!
20. Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper
21. Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray
22. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby
23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls
24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on
25. Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar !
26. Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour in to an empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice!
27 Tie Dye T-shirt - mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak
28. Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of club soda and cup of milk of magnesia , soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many years!
29. A Slinky will hold toast and CD's!
30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste
31. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.
32. To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.
33. Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with Peanut butter!
34. Baked on food - fill container with water, get a Bounce paper softener and the static from the Bounce towel will cause the baked on food to adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets , soak overnight!
35. Crayon on the wall - Colgate toothpaste and brush it!
36.. Dirty grout - Listerine
37. Stains on clothes - Colgate toothpaste
38. Grass stains - Karo Syrup
39. Grease Stains - Coca Cola , it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries!
40. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again.
41. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox , or 2 Bayer aspirin , or just use 7-up instead of water.
42. Gatorade is good for Migraine Headaches (PowerAde won't work)
43. When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you 'squeeze' for freshness or softness? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie.
They are:

Monday = Blue,
Tuesday = Green,
Thursday = Red
Friday = White
Saturday = Yellow.

So if today was Thursday, you would want red twist tie; not white which is Fridays (almost a week old)! The colors go alphabetically by color Blue- Green - Red - White - Yellow, Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember. I thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the ones with the plastic clips have different colors. You learn something new everyday! Enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Toothpaste FYI

Pay attention when buying toothpaste,
at the bottom of the toothpaste tube
there is a color bar. And do you only know
the original meaning of the color bar!
Try to choose green and blue, there are four kinds:

Green: natural;
Blue : Natural + Medicine;
Red : Natural + Chemical composition;
Black : pure chemical.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

DIY Cucumbers

Spice up your 8 glasses per day of water with a slice or two of cucumber. It's wonderfully refreshing, but there are amazing benefits to cucumber as well. Cucumbers are cooler than you think ...

1. Fat busting: Do you ever wonder why women put cucumbers on their eyes to relieve puffiness? The photochemical in cucumbers makes the collagen in your skin tighten, thus the lack of puffiness. Did you know that you can rub a cucumber on a problematic spot of cellulite anywhere on your body to lessen the visibility of it? Did you also know that it has the same effect on wrinkles? Wow, it makes purchasing those fifty dollar creams seem a little silly, doesn’t it? You can also rub a little bit under your kiddo’s eyes after a long bout of crying to avoid that puffy ‘I cried for an hour straight’ look.

2. Defogger: Do you get annoyed when you get out of the shower and you have to fight the fog on the mirror? Who has time for that when the kids will be awake at any moment? Try rubbing a slice of cucumber on the mirror before you hop in and not only will you get a fog-free mirror, but you’ll have a nice smell that will boost your mood.

3. Headaches: If you suffer from headaches from chasing your babies all day (or pets or your husband), or had a little too much wine with dinner and want to avoid a hangover, eat half of a cucumber before bed. Cucumbers are high in B vitamins, sugar, and electrolytes, and they replenish the nutrients missing in your body to help you avoid a hang over or to beat that headache that’s been threatening to take over.

4. WD-40 replacement: Did you know you can get rid of a squeak by rubbing a cucumber on the hinge? Wow, now you don’t have to tear your garage apart looking for that little can with the red straw, and the baby won’t wake up when you slowly open the nursery door to check on him.

5. Crayon on the walls: Take an unpeeled cucumber and rub the crayon off of the walls in the event that your kiddo left you some art. You can also use this technique to erase a pen mistake.

6. Halitosis killer: Take a slice of cucumber and put it on the roof of your mouth. Hold it there with your tongue for 30 seconds. The photochemical that you love for cellulite and puff reduction will also kill the bacteria that is causing your bad breath.

7. Tarnish remover: If you’re finding tarnish on your stainless steel kitchen faucets and appliances? Rub it off with a cucumber slice. Not only will it remove years of tarnish, it will leave it streak free and your hands will thank you, and your kids won’t be put at risk from a dangerous chemical.

8. Energy booster: If you’re feeling tired in the afternoon, don’t give Starbucks your five bucks. Instead, grab a cucumber. There are just enough carbohydrates and B vitamins to give you a longer-lasting and healthier boost of energy than soda, coffee, or those health hazard energy drinks.

9. Munchy madness: Did you know that European trappers ate cucumbers for energy and to keep from starving to death? If those big burly manly men can eat a cucumber to keep from starving, you can eat one as a healthy choice when the munchies hit. Slice some up and take them in a small plastic container to the movies if your theater doesn’t offer healthy alternatives to munching on butter soaked popcorn.

10. Frugal facial: Slice up a cucumber and boil it in a pot of water. The chemicals inside of the cucumber will mix with the steam. Remove the pot from heat and lean over it, letting the steam hit you. Your skin will be more radiant and healthy, and you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

11. Shoe polish: Cut a slice off of your cucumber and rub it on your shoe. It will not only shine it up, but it will repel water.

12. Pest control: Put three or four slices of cucumber in a small pie tin and place them in your garden. The chemicals in the cucumber have a reaction that pests hate. You won’t smell it, but it will drive them from your garden all year long. Replace them periodically.

13. Sunburn: Sometimes sun block doesn’t always protect your little ones from sunburn. If you have burnt little kiddos you don’t have any aloe, rub some cucumber on them. Many doctors even use cucumber to treat patients with irritated skin and sunburns.

14. Blood pressure: Cucumber has been long used to treat high blood pressure. If you have it, add cucumbers to your daily diet. There is also ongoing research into the use of cucumbers for lowering cholesterol.

15. Constipation remedy: The seeds of a cucumber are a diuretic. If you’re constipated, try eating a cucumber. If you suffer from chronic constipation, add cucumber to your daily diet.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Crockpot Cabbage Stuffed



1 Head of Cabbage
3 Cups Tomato Juice
1 8oz. can tomato sauce
1 egg
1/2 C. uncooked brown or white rice
1 envelope Onion soup mix
1 lb. Ground Turkey or Extra Lean Ground Beef
1/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese

RUN a knife aroung the inside of the core area, then place the head of cabbage under hot water makes peeling leaves off easier!
Peel 8-12 big Leaves off the Cabbage head and place in a microwave safe dish. Cover in about an inch of water and microwave on high for 2 min.

In a mixing bowl combine tomato sauce, egg, turkey or beef, rice, onion soup, and cheese, and mix with fingers until well combined.

Grease your crock pot with some Pam cooking spray.

Carefully place a ball of the meat mixture into the middle of each cabbage leaf and roll up into a ball, and place on the bottom of your crock pot seam side down. Do this until all your meat mixture is gone.

After you have all your cabbage rolls in the crock pot, pour the 3 cups of Tomato Juice on top.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

FYI Vicks Rub


1. Decongest Your Chest
The most common use of Vick's is to decongest your chest and throat area. When applied to the upper chest, it provides excellent relief of cough and congestion symptoms.

2. On Your Tootsies
Applying Vick's to your feet provides nighttime cough relief. Generously rub Vapor Rub all over your feet and cover them with socks. Your cough will subside.

3. Achy Breaky Muscles
Vick's relieves sore, overworked muscles. It increases circulation and provides almost instant aid. Use a generous portion and apply it over the aching area.

4. Get Rid of Nasty Nail Fungus
Rub VapoRub on your toenails if you suspect you have a fungus. Within days, the nail will turn dark—this means the Vick's is killing the fungus. As your toenail grows out, the dark part will grow off and you will have fungus-free feet. Keep applying the ointment over a period of two weeks to fully cleanse nail beds of any remaining bacteria.

5. Stop Your Cat from Scratching
To prevent Miss Kitty from ruining your doors, walls, and windows, apply a small amount of VapoRub to these areas. Cats detest the smell and will steer clear. Vick's can also be applied to your arms and legs if your kitty is prone to scratching you.

6. Pet Pee-Pee Deterrent
If your dog or cat is not yet potty trained, put an open bottle of Vick's on the area he or she likes to mark as their territory. The smell will discourage them from lifting their legs and wetting your rug.

7. Headaches Be Gone
Rub a small amount of Vick's VapoRub on your temples and forehead to help relieve headaches. The mentholated scent will release pressure in your head and instantly
relieve pain.

8. Humidify Your Sleep
Vick's VapoRub can be used in special types of humidifiers and vaporizers. Ensure your humidifier has an aromatherapy compartment before using. The humidifier
will circulate Vick's throughout the air and keep you breathing easy all night long.

9. Paper Cuts and Splinters
To prevent infection and speed up healing time, dab a small amount of Vick's on any small cut or splinter.

10. Ticks and Bugs
If you get bitten by a tick, apply Vick's immediately. The strong odor might help get the critter to release itself and stop bugging you.

11. Reek-free Racehorses
Professional racers smother VapoRub under the nostrils of racehorses on race day. The strong stench deters the stallions from the alluring odor of the female pony and
keeps them focused on the race.

12. Go Away Mosquitoes (love this one!!!)
Apply small dabs of Vick's VapoRub to your skin and clothes and mosquitoes will steer clear. If you do get bitten, apply Vick's to the area and cover it with a Band-Aid to relieve itching.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Get rid of those Gnats

Natural Gnat Killer

What you will need:
1 small jar or bowl
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tbs water
1 drop of mild liquid dish washing detergent such as Dawn.

Pour apple cider vinegar into the jar/bowl. Add water then add just one drop of mild liquid dish detergent. Set the mixture in the area where gnats are a problem. The gnats are naturally attracted to the vinegar and the drop of soap kills them.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Glennys Greek Yogurt Bar Review

Today I would like to tell my readers about two great products, from Glennys. I received them today and I am about to taste test each one. But first I want to share a little about the company. Glennys has been making healthy snacks since 1979. This isn't my first time trying their products, but their Greek Yogurt Bars are brand new, and I am honored to try them out. Glennys products are great for everyone, especially those who are working on losing weight, or just eating better. Their products are made for the Heart Healthy ingredients and soy. For the most part the products are 100 calories, some a slightly bit higher, but always come in sensible portions. What's also great is the fact that they are certified Kosher. What ever product you decide to try from Glennys, you will always be guaranteed a great taste.

The first box of bars I received was the Glennys GreekYogurt lovers bar in triple layered strawberry. It was full of all natural fruit and nuts. And guaranteed to make you feel in love at first bite. This gluten free bar is made with all natural ingredients, and is also gluten free. The best part of the bar was the extra layer of strawberry filling.

Next up was the triple layered chocolate coconut lovers bar. Also made from all natural fruit and nuts. It to was gluten free and filled with a extra layer of coconut filling. So yummy.

Each bar is enrobed with a deep rich Greek yogurt. You will find them hard to eat just one. As usual Glennys bars are easy to take with you, in your pocket, purse, or lunch bag, or even to grab on the go.

If your interested in the many products Glennys has to offer, I encourage you to visit their website. There is a tone of great products to try, along with a ton of great information.

Disclaimer: Momzblotter has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzblotter has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzblotter did receive a free product to try out so Momzblotter could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzblotter's thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your  opinions may differ.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Chameleon Chili Sauce Review

Today I want to share with my readers, a product review on Chameleon chili sauce. I received three jars from the company, and I couldn't wait to get started. But first a little about them.

Chameleon Chili Sauce is a specialty creation with very unique blends of ingredients which anyone could use in a variety of ways. From dips to pasta sauce, the products are can be used. All the sauces blend easy with your recipe, in fact they add a flavor that pops and becomes very distinctive.

So lets get started. For my first dish I made with the original chili sauce, short ribs. I braised my ribs, that near the end added the whole jar, no other spices were used. The sauce gave my short ribs the same tomato flavor as if I had used pasta sauce. The difference was the flavors were more dominate. The blend was so outstanding there was nothing left.

Next I cooked some pasta as a side dish and used the red pepper lime sauce. Again all I used was the jar of chili sauce, nothing else added. It actually coated the pasta better than a jar of pasta sauce. You get the taste of the red pepper, and hint of lime. What was great the sauce already had oils in it and cumin, so I really had a complete seasoning mix going on.

For a third dish, I went with a sloppy joe burger, and used the chipotle chili sauce. This gave my sloppy joe's a southwestern taste. Not to hot but not to mild. It made the sloppy joe burger's zesty and full of southwestern flavor. The blend of spices gave the burgers a rich smokey peppery taste.

In all with each dish no other ingredients needed to be added for flavor. The chili sauce's did it all. For a great sauce Founder Jonathan Robbins has made his mark. The ingredients are from fresh vegetables straight from the garden. It doesn't get any better than this.

If you would like more information, and some great recipe ideas, head over to the website Not only do the chili sauce's add great flavors to recipes, they would make a great gift to give.

Disclaimer: Momzblotter has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzblotter has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzblotter did receive a free product to try out so Momzblotter could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzblotter's thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your  opinions may differ.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

DIY for dripping pops

A neat way to keep fingers from getting sticky is to poke a hole through a cupcake liner and slip your Popsicle stick through. Kids love not getting all sticky, and mom's love it to.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Robert Rothschild Product Review

Waiting for me on the porch yesterday was a package from Robert Rothschild Farm. I always know when I open it, something great is inside waiting for me to taste test and blog about. The company is from Urbana Ohio, and I have blogged for them several times, and their products are well worth the typing.

Their products are always rich and bold in flavors, not matter if its jams or coffee, you get great tastes. The company produce's high quality products from start to you finish in your own kitchen. So I can't wait to try the two I received today.

First up was the chocolate chip scone mix. Easy to follow directions gave me such yummy scones to go with the organic French vanilla ground coffee they sent. But first, let me tell you more about the scones. The mix was full of sweetness, and tons of chocolate chips. And they can be served up with so many toppings, such as butter or whipped cream, to fresh fruit. For mine I left them exactly as they were. In ten minutes I had the most moist, yummy scones I have tasted. They were very decadent, so full and rich in flavor, and yummy in each bite I took. They were gone fast, and after you try them, you'll know why. They are great for a breakfast serving or even a snack, and they also look great on a brunch table. The best part as if could be beat, is they are all natural.

Next up, to drink with my scones, I made a pot of the organic French vanilla ground coffee they sent along. Any one in my family can tell you I love my coffee, and flavored is my favorite type. This coffee gives you the taste of sweet vanilla in every sip you take. Pair it with the chocolate chip scones and your taste buds will be in heaven.

If you would like more information on these two great products, as well as the company's many others, hop on over to their website, There you will find a ton of useful information and products.

Disclaimer: Momzblotter has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momz blotter has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzblotter did receive a free product to try out so Momzblotter could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzblotter's thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ.

Saturday, May 4, 2013


Supplies:- Tall, round 3 Quart container with a lid
- Better quality paper towels (the cheap paper towels don't work well on a dirty bottom)
- Knife to cut the paper towel roll in two
- Baby shampoo
- Baby oil

1. Cut a paper towel roll in half so you have two short rolls.

2. Set one roll inside the canister. Set the other half aside for next time.

3. Combine and stir together:
1 1/2 cup hot tap water
2 Tablespoon baby shampoo
2 Tablespoon baby oil

4. Pour the liquid mixture over the top of the paper towel roll. As the liquid soaks through, the moisture will loosen the cardboard center making it easy to pull out. If you get lucky, it will bring with it the end of the paper towel roll. If not, carefully pull on the wipes in the center to get the sequence going.

5. Pull out the amount of paper towels (from the center) that are needed. Reseal after each use.

6. If the wipes are not wet enough or the lid doesn't get put back on, just add more water. If the wipes are too moist, leave the lid off for a little while.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers


8 oz. Thinly Sliced Roast Beef
8 Slices Provolone Cheese
2 Large Green Bell Peppers
1 Medium Sweet Onion
6 oz. Baby Bella Mushrooms
2 Tbs. Butter
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
1 Tbs. Garlic – Minced
Salt and Pepper – to taste


Slice peppers in half lengthwise, remove ribs and seeds.
Slice onions and mushrooms. Saute over medium heat with butter, olive oil, minced garlic and a little salt and pepper. Saute until onions and mushroom are nice and caramelized. About 25-30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400*
Slice roast beef into thin strips and add to the onion/mushroom mixture. Allow to cook 5-10 minutes
Line the inside of each pepper with a slice of provolone cheese.
Fill each pepper with meat mixture until they are nearly overflowing.
Top each pepper with another slice of provolone cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese on top is golden brown.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A nice bundt cake

What you need:

1 1/2 cups butter, softened

5 eggs

1 tablespoon Saco Premium Baking Cocoa or unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon butter, melted

1 1/4 cups Saco Premium Baking Cocoa or unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup Saco Powdered Buttermilk or buttermilk powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon instant coffee crystals

1 cup water

Marshmallow Filling (recipe follows)

Chocolate Glaze (recipe follows)


1. Allow the 1 1/2 cups butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a small bowl, stir the 1 tablespoon melted butter and the 1 tablespoon cocoa powder together to form paste. Brush inside of a 10-inch fluted tube pan with cocoa paste; set pan aside.

2. For cake: In a medium bowl, stir together the 1 1/4 cups cocoa, flour, buttermilk powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add brown sugar, beating about 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and coffee crystals. Add eggs, one a time, beating 1 minute after each addition and scraping bowl frequently. Add one-third of the cocoa mixture and 1/2 cup of the water, beating on low speed just until well combined. Repeat with another one-third of the cocoa mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of the water, beating on low speed just until well combined. Add the remaining one-third of the cocoa mixture, beating about 30 seconds or until smooth. Spread batter in the prepared pan.

3. Bake in a 325 degrees F oven about 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan; cool thoroughly on wire rack.

4. Split cake in half horizontally. Set cake top aside. Spread Marshmallow Filling on the bottom half of cake. Place cake top on Marshmallow Filling. Drizzle the Chocolate Glaze over the top of cake. Using a long serrated knife, cut cake into wedges.

Chocolate Glaze:


1/4 cup whipping cream

1/3 cup semisweet chocolate pieces (2 ounces)


In a small saucepan, heat whipping cream over medium heat. Add semisweet chocolate pieces. Heat and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted and smooth. Makes about 1/3 cup.

Marshmallow Filling:


3/4 cup butter, softened

1 7 - ounce jar marshmallow creme

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla


In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add marshmallow creme, powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth.

Friday, April 19, 2013


So simple! Layer cheap plastic beads in cake pans (no lining required), melt at 400 for 20 minutes,let cool, & then just flip them out. Drill a hole in it to make it a suncatcher!

Orange Cake you have to try

1 Pkg Yellow Cake Mix
2 Pks Orange JELL-O
1 Pk Vanilla Instant Pudding
1 Cup 2% Milk
2 Tsp Vanilla
1 Tub Cool Whip
Bake the cake as directed in a 9x13" pan. Let cake cool completely. Poke holes in cooled cake. Mix 1 package orange gelatin dessert with 1 c. boiling water and 1 c. cold water. Pour over cake. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Mix pudding mix with cold milk the other package of orange gelatin dessert and vanilla. Beat by hand with a whisk until thickened. Fold in the whipped topping. Frost the cake with the pudding mixture. These instructions will make a single layered amazing cake that is delicious

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Presto 05442 CoolDaddy Cool Touch Electric Deep Fryer

Perfect for chicken, shrimp, French fries and more; Adjustable thermostat permits easy selection of the desired frying temperature

Handy indicator light signals when the oil is ready for frying; Locking cover prevents spattering and reduces odors

Extra-large viewing window lets you monitor frying without opening the cover; Charcoal air filter absorbs frying odors

Exterior basket handle lowers food into the oil with the cover closed to prevent spattering; Frying pot is removable for quick and easy cleaning

With the right equipment, deep-fried food can be crisp and delicious instead of fat-logged and soggy. This Presto Cool Daddy electric deep fryer includes several features that help you make tasty fried chicken, fish, shrimp, and French fries for up to six people. Its adjustable thermostat ranges from 250 to 375 degrees F, and its bright red indicator light signals when the oil has reached the desired temperature so food cooks no longer than necessary. A viewing window lets you track progress without opening the cover, and an included wire basket with an exterior handle means you can prevent spatters by lowering food into hot oil with the lid down.

Smart in structure, the fryer has a cool-touch exterior and a locking cover with a push-button latch for safety. Its anti-odor charcoal air filter removes without hassle, and the interior cooking pot is nonstick for quick cleanup. The wire interior basket features small holes--good for draining oil off while keeping small pieces in. Measuring approximately 13-1/2 by 10 by 11-1/2 inches, the cooker can be stored with the basket, handle, and cord inside. All parts should be washed by hand, and Presto includes a one-year warranty.

Cool touch exterior. Removable non-stick pot for easy cleaning. Extra large viewing window. Basket handle doubles as an exterior control to lower food into the oil with cover closed. Charcoal filter to reduce frying odors. Seal tight cover prevents spattering.

15 x 10 x 9 inches ; 4.4 pounds

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Today I received two curd and tart fillings from a company, Robert Rothschild Farm. The company has sent me several products to review in the past, and I always look forward to the new one's they send. Robert Rothschild farm, is proudly owned and operated by family in Urbana Ohio. They have over the years, produced award winning foods, like toppings, curds, dips, sauces and much more. Their products are made with care, and love, which you taste in each bite. 

The first product I tasted and reviewed is the Lemon Curd & Tart Filling. The filling is just so delectable, and fresh tasting. You get the tartness from the fresh lemons, and the sweetness comes from the sugar. The filling can be used not only for baking but for cooking as well. It can also be simply used as a spread on a fresh baked scone. The recipe ideas are just endless. For my taste test I used it in baking, a small tart, and some lemon curd General Tso chicken. 

The tart came out so creamy, and I might say, very tasty. I made a homemade crust and filled the tart with nothing but the filling. Baked it, and ate it. The tart was one of the best I ever made, thanks to the filling.

For my chicken, I made General Tso, and instead of the soy and other ingredients, I used the curd, on my cornstarch coated chicken. My family definitely wants it again. 

The next test was to taste the Key Lime Curd & Tart Filling. For this I made cupcakes. I not only used a few tablespoons in the dry mix, I used the remaining curd in my frosting. It made the cupcakes very moist, and kept you wanting more. The filling also made the homemade frosting smooth and creamy. You got the combined flavors of the key lime and sweet butter in every bite. I would also use this as a basting on chicken as well, possibly even a roast pork with some pineapple. However it is used, the end results will be the same, yummy. 

If you would like to know more about the company, and their many wonderful products, head over to their web site You'll be glad you did.

Disclaimer: Momzblotter has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzblotter has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzblotter did receive a free product to try out so Momzblotter could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzblotter's thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ.

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