Calling All My Oreo O’s Lovers! #BestCerealEver @ShopRiteStores #Ad

    I can hardly contain my excitement about new OREO O’s® CEREAL! First of all, we have been fans of the cookies since as far back as I can remember and, to think that we could now enjoy them in the form of a delicious breakfast cereal that tastes so good is a dream come true!     These chocolatey, crunchy O's will give you that nostalgic taste that you love from your childhood of rich creme coating and leave your bowl full of cookie flavored milk that will have you drinking every last drop. We love this tasty cereal because it can be enjoyed in so many ways.     So far my boys have enjoyed it as a back to school snack, they have shared it with their friends in the car during road trips, and they beg for it for breakfast and I don't even have to twist their arm to eat it in the morning before school. I think many of their classmates have started requesting that their parents pick it up while grocery shopping because I've seen it in the carts of other moms I know while shopping for … [Read more...]

Caramel Coconut And Fudge Truffles

    This past week, my husband and sons have been munching on caramel coconut and fudge cookies every single day.  I promise that I did not indulge but I definitely wanted to, if I'm being honest.  They taste delicious and are hard to resist.  I really wanted to have an excuse to buy even more of this cookie variety regularly so I thought it would be a good idea to include them in a fun and delicious recipe.  I hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did! Caramel Coconut and Fudge Truffles Yields: 1 dozen INGREDIENTS: 1 box caramel coconut and fudge cookies 4 oz. (1/2 brick) cream cheese - softened 1/4 cup caramel sauce (I used ice cream topping) 12 oz dark cocoa candy melts Optional - 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract DIRECTIONS: 1. Line a large cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside. 2. Place the cookies in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Reserve 1/4 cup of the crumbs for later use and pour the remaining … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe And Other Easy Morning Hacks! @JIF #Ad

    As a New York City public school teacher, I take my responsibility to educate young people very seriously.  It's a tough and rewarding job and I do it with pride.  Unfortunately, being a full-time career woman is very demanding and it is extremely difficult to juggle working and being a mother.  As a result, mornings definitely don't always go off without a hitch in our home.  I've tried to perfect some morning hacks, over the years, to make our mornings easier.     Since I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that children who eat breakfast daily perform better academically, that was the first area where I wanted to improve our morning routine.  Let's be honest, I don't have a lot of time to prepare breakfast every morning with our hectic schedule so I had to get creative to make sure my boys eat something wholesome that doesn't take a lot of time to prepare.       This is where my morning … [Read more...]

Take An Intergalactic Road Trip With Fandango! #FandangoFamily @Fandango #Partner

    As a member of the Fandango Family, we have the opportunity to watch awesome movies together all of the time.  It's so easy to watch trailers, read reviews, find movie show times, and buy movie tickets in advance.     Let me tell you, my son is so excited about the premiere of the Dreamworks new animated feature Home this Friday, March 27th.  We had the chance to watch the trailer for it the last time we went to the movies and he immediately turned to me and said, "Mommy, I want to see that movie!"      I have to admit, watching the unlikely friendship blossom between the human girl, Tip and the banished Boov, Oh,  really warmed my heart too.  Their adventures as Oh searches for a new place to live promises to make for a perfect family film.  I also love that it teaches our sons lessons about tolerance and accepting others for who they are.     To celebrate this interplanetary connection, I am going to share a delicious cookie recipe with all of you.  After all, what could be … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ Shape® Cookies Review and Giveaway

        Valentine's Day is right around the corner and what better time than this to bake up some cookies for your sweetheart or for your loved ones.  This is definitely a treat that you can make with love and serve straight from the oven.  New Valentine’s Day Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ Shape® Cookies will fill your home with love and now the magic of Disney®.     These cookies are quick and convenient to bake and are ready to enjoy in 8-10 minutes.  It will take less time to actually bake them then to run to your local grocer and purchase them!  Your family will love them because they are delicious and because they feature some of their favorite Disney characters, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Disney Princesses Belle, Cinderella and Tiana.     This is a perfect way to get those you love the most together on Valentine's Day.  Everyone will enjoy baking and eating them.  My sons definitely had more fun eating the Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ Shape® Cookies than baking … [Read more...]

Host An “Horneando Juntas” Event with Hershey’s®!-Review and Giveaway

        This holiday season, the Hershey Company would like to introduce you to a new kind of gathering that is sure to become the talk of all your friends.  You can now create magical moments and spend quality time with your family and friends hosting an horneando juntas event.  It is a fun and delicious cookie exchange where memories can be made and secret recipes or ingredients can be shared all in the name of family and the holidays.     Hornea con tus amigas y disfruta!  Bake with your friends and have a great time!  These types of events where cookies are exchanged and the host and guests bake and exchange the cookies that they baked with one another, are a long standing tradition in the United States.  Everyone has the opportunity to sample each other's cookies and to trade recipes as well as the delicious cookies they each baked.  At the end of the party, everyone leaves with some warm memories, some yummy cookies, and some exciting baking ideas to try out in their own … [Read more...]