Gold Medal® White Whole Wheat Flour Review and Giveaway

    Americans are always looking for ways to eat healthier and to add healthier food choices into their diets.  Lately, they have begun to realize that making simple choices like adding more whole grain to what they eat regularly can make a big difference in their lives.  Switching to Gold Medal® White Whole Wheat flour can help you bake and coat your foods with some of that whole grain goodness.    Unlike most whole wheat flours that are made from hard red spring wheat, Gold Medal® White Whole Wheat flour is made with hard white spring wheat. So, it’s whole grain, but with a similar taste and texture to all-purpose white flour.  This means that you don't have to compromise taste in order to make better dietary choices.  You can use it in all of your favorite family recipes such as breads, pizza dough, cookies, muffins, and brownies.  It bakes up golden and has a lighter flavor on baked goods than conventional whole wheat flours. Those of you who bake regularly can begin to make … [Read more...]

Betty Crocker® and Box Tops for Education® Review and Giveaway

    Being a teacher, I cannot even begin to tell you how many resources we need within schools to make sure that our children have every possible learning opportunity that is available to help them become successful students.  Unfortunately, due to the current state of the economy and necessary budget cuts, some schools have had to make tough decisions regarding which programs to cut and which materials not to purchase due to lack of funding.     That is why I am so excited to tell you about the Betty Crocker® Box Tops for Education® Program.  By purchasing Betty Crocker® dessert mixes, you can collect box tops and redeem them for money that your school can use to buy valuable resources such as new computers, new library books, or even a new playground!  Betty Crocker® is the only brand in the baking aisle that offers Box Tops for Education® so all you have to do is look for boxes with the Red Spoon® logo.  Last year, your contributions earned more than $59 million dollars for … [Read more...]

General Mills Cereal Treat Bars® Review and Giveaway

    If your family is anything like my family, mornings can be a very hectic time and it can be a real struggle making sure that we all don't just run out of the house to work and school without eating something wholesome for breakfast.  Most weekdays, there just isn't time to cook breakfast in the morning so my husband and I try to buy wholesome breakfast foods that can be eaten on the "go."  General Mills Cereal Treat Bars not only taste great but they are nutritious at the same time.     Cereal Treat bars come in two flavor varieties, Golden Grahams® and Lucky Charms® Treats.  Both flavors come loaded with popular family favorite ingredients such as marshmallows and chocolate.  Each bar contains less than 140 calories and is made with wholesome cereal, making them a breakfast option for your children that you can certainly feel good about. I cannot begin to tell you how excited my boys were about trying these Cereal Treat Bars.  Both of my sons loved the Golden Grahams® bars … [Read more...]

Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal Review and Giveaway

    Let's face it, us women are always trying to eat foods that help us to maintain our youthful figure.  The fact is, though, that as we get older it is especially important for us to be more aware and selective of the foods that we eat daily.  Unfortunately, most of the foods that are good for us don't always taste that great which leaves us hungry and unable to adhere to a healthy diet.  Luckily, we don't have to sacrifice flavor anymore.     Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal is now available in all of your favorite supermarkets and on store shelves.  It is made up of crunchy wheat and puff squares that will tempt your taste buds with a light honey flavor that tastes great.  You will not have to sacrifice taste in order to eat something that is good for you.  The best part is that each 80 calorie serving contains 40% of the Daily Value of fiber which has been proven to improve your digestive health.     I had the opportunity to review Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal and, I have to admit, … [Read more...]

Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch Review and Giveaway

We consume a lot of cereal in my house. I guess you could say that we are sort of "Cereal Connoisseurs." Each one of us has a different favorite cereal and Cocoa Puffs have always been a favorite that we all have in common. That is exactly why I jumped at the chance to review the new Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch Cereal. My family couldn't wait to see how they could have possibly improved on a cereal that has always been so yummy. Believe me, Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch tastes just as good as original Cocoa Puffs but even better!  My boys loved it so much that they immediately began to eat it right out of the box! Anyone who loves brownies will immediately taste how the delicious taste of brownies has been "baked" into every bowl.  My sons like to eat cereal without milk and they loved snacking on this one on the go.  The combination of whole grains and chocolate give it just the right taste of sweetness and wholesome goodness.  I love that my boys can eat it for breakfast, which is the … [Read more...]

Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Review and Giveaway!

This past weekend, we drove to Long Island to adopt a puppy from the Northshore Animal League.  We decided that we wanted to adopt a dog from a shelter since we are very concerned about all of the rescue animals that don't have homes.  My sons were patiently sitting in the backseat as my husband and I tried to figure out if we were going the right way.  Of course, they started complaining that they were hungry so I passed them the bag of Chex Mix Muddy Buddies. I immediately knew that they loved it because they were completely quiet as they were munching away together.  It even smelled great from the front seat where I was sitting so I asked them to pass me the bag so I could taste it.  Both my husband and I dug into the bag and could not believe how yummy this snack was.  We immediately tasted the blend of delicious Peanut Butter and Chocolate Covered Corn Chex Cereal with a sweet powdery coating.  It didn't take long for all of us to become completely hooked! Chex Mix Muddy … [Read more...]