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Sunday, April 18, 2010

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Splenda Tastebook - Review

Thanks to MomCentral I had the opportunity to review the Splenda Taste book. This is a great cookbook featuring recipes that use Splenda as an ingredient. I use splenda every day in my tea or coffee so was excited about this blog tour.

For the review I received a box of Granulated Splenda No Calorie Sweetener and the Splenda Tastebook to review. I really am enjoying the cookbook. It has everything from Popsicles and smoothies to baked treats to main courses. Check out the top 10 recipes.

Because I have been so busy I made something as simple as can be - Popsicles with unsweetened Drink Aid mix and Splenda. I know - I pulled out all the stops on this one, right? LOL.

Well this was very, very easy to make - pretty much the only difference was I used Splenda instead of sugar. They are setting in the freezer now as I am typing. I have not tried the "finished" product yet but took a sip of the drink mixture (for testing purposes of course) and it tasted great!

I am really looking forward to making some of the tea breads and sauces. I especially want to try the chocolate chip pumpkin bars These look SO yummy! If I am feeling REALLY ambitions, I may try one or two of the Great Chefs, Great Cities recipes.

If you are a baker interested in seehing what you can do with Splenda, check out their Sweet American Pie contest. For Official Rules, click here. Starts at 12:00 p.m. ET on 03/12/10 and ends at 11:59 a.m. ET on 05/17/10

If you are someone looking to reduce your sugar intake, you may want to research the benefits of using Splenda, not just in your coffee and tea but also in your meals, sauces and baked goods! While you are visiting the site, check out how to start your own tastebook,


I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Splenda and received products necessary to facilitate my candid review. In addition, a donation was made in my name to the Meals on Wheel organization to thank me for taking the time to participate.



Easter Sunday
























Here are pictures of the girls from Easter morning. Both are growing their hair out so it is in that in-between stage. I am not sure why Miss N. decided to wear that old sweater. As you can also see in the pictures, besides the girls, there s a nice shot of the firewood, TV. intercom system , the reward list tacked to the wall and the papers and quarter on the coffee table

We had a very nice nice Easter. I was pretty tired so did baked chicken on Saturday and on Sunday did the traditional ham. Today I worked from home so I put the left over ham bone in the crockpot with split peas, onion, carrots, celery, seasoning and water. It was delicious~ We still also have leftover ham and chicken so I will not have to cook for a couple days at least.

For some reason Miss E. has started calling my dad Bubba. At first I did not know who she was talking about. We were not sure why she was calling him this but a little research uncovered the fact that one of her friends calls her grandpa Bubba.

Here in NC the weather went from cold to hot. I guess we are not getting a Spring this year. Seriously I was wearing my winter coat the week before last. Then this past weekend we had to turn on the AC because the weather was in the 80's. Since it was so nice out the girls talked my dad (a.k.a. Bubba) into taking them out on their bikes.

Ryan is off next weekend so hopefully the weather will hold out and we can do something fun with the girls. Maybe start the organic garden we are planning on...



Friday, April 02, 2010

What I crocheted today

I am a beginner but do enjoy crocheting. Until today I had pretty much made "scrubbies". having mastered the craft of making scrubbies, I was ready to move on to something bigger.

I am pleased that I created this hat and cowl scarf for my daughter's American Girl doll. It is not perfect but I am getting better and she just loves it. I am hoping to eventually progress to hats and scarves for people.




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