Easiest Candy Apple Recipe Ever!

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Easiest Candy Apple Recipe Ever!

candy apple with caramel1 Easiest Candy Apple Recipe Ever! Ever head to the fair or a carnival just to eat treats like cotton candy and maybe even candy apples? I know I look forward to heading to these seasonal favorites because I love carnival type food! For years I always would pay top dollar for delicious sweet and sticky candy apples. I felt like they were too much work to make or simply to hard for me to recreate. Little did I know that my friend of all people had the easiest candy apple recipe ever!

caramel apple Easiest Candy Apple Recipe Ever! Kraft Caramels and 2 tablespoons of water melted over medium heat until fully mixed…Yep folks, that is all it takes to make your own candy apples. Easy peasy! mm apples Easiest Candy Apple Recipe Ever! The only tips I have for you are the following:

  • Line a baking sheet with either greased wax or parchment paper-have it close by.
  • Use cake pop sticks or popsicle sticks. Firmly insert them near the stem of your apple
  • Fresh orchid picked apples work the best but store bought will do. Make sure you wash all the wax off of them before dipping!
  • Use a thick walled small sauce pan to melt your candies
  • Only use medium heat and constantly stir those babies!
  • Have a large spoon nearby for drizzling the caramel over the tops of the apples
  • Once caramels are melted turn off the heat and star coating those suckers!
  • Go easy, you don’t want them to look messy! They are already sticky as it is!
  • Place them stick up on your greased paper to harden for at least 5 minutes before adding candies
  • Roll your apples in your coating while they are tacky, but NOT drippy wet.

caramel apple on stick Easiest Candy Apple Recipe Ever! Most of all have fun making your literally Easiest Candy Apple Recipe Ever! One bag of Kraft Caramels made 6 medium Macintosh apples. I love to use this variety because they are slightly tart and round. MM Caramel Apple1 Easiest Candy Apple Recipe Ever! You could probably use what you prefer, but this is just me! Also, be sure to have plenty of wipes around if you give these to kids! Trust me on that one..they are messy!

GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Superior, Discreet Protection for Kids! #TRUFITBetterNites

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GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Superior, Discreet Protection for Kids! #TRUFITBetterNites

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According to a GoodNites® brand study, it’s estimated that 1 in 6 children between the ages of 4-12 in the United States suffer from nocturnal enuresis, more commonly known as bedwetting…

GoodNites Trufit GoodNites* TRU FIT* Superior, Discreet Protection for Kids! #TRUFITBetterNitesAs parents, we often pass down certain traits, behaviors, and medical conditions down to our little ones. Sometimes this is a really great thing, and other times it can be stressful! I confess, I wet my bed until I was like 8? I would have these dreams that I was using the bathroom so vividly, and you guessed it, I’d wake up peed. Back then, my mom thought I was being lazy and just wetting myself because I didn’t want to get out of bed. The truth was I couldn’t help it and it just happened-I had a medical condition called: over active bladder.

I bet you may have guessed that at least one of my kids inherited this condition. While it doesn’t happen every night, my now 5 year old still has a few bed wetting accidents each week. The thing is, my daughter refused to wear what she referred to as a “diaper”. I get that, and wanted to preserve her dignity as best as I could. That is why I am so appreciative of the latest product we received that has been helping us wonders! The product is called: GoodNites* TRU-FIT* and they are real, machine-washable underwear with outstanding nighttime protection.

GoodNites Trufit vs underwear GoodNites* TRU FIT* Superior, Discreet Protection for Kids! #TRUFITBetterNitesAs you can see, GoodNites* TRU-FIT* are just that, real machine-washable underwear that are discreet and designed with kids in mind. They contain disposable inserts that make the next morning really easy. There were no sheets to change, stuffed animals to wash, or excess clothing to wash. So far in the week and a half of using them,  my daughter did end up wetting one of the inserts, and the protection of the overall GoodNites* TRU-FIT* product was outstanding!

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how to use goodnites GoodNites* TRU FIT* Superior, Discreet Protection for Kids! #TRUFITBetterNitesNow, I don’t even sweat nap times on the couch, or family sleepovers! Before we received our GoodNites* TRU-FIT*, I would literally put a puppy pad under my daughter’s rear just in case she had an accident. I knew it was never her fault when she would wet herself, but now we both have a peace of mind thanks to the latest GoodNites® product. With her all new big girl underwear, no one can even tell she is wearing extra bed wetting protection!

Want to try out GoodNites* TRU-FIT* with your children? Good news! They are available nationwide at retailers like Target and Walmart. Each package comes with 2 pairs of either boy’s or girl underwear, and a package of disposable inserts. Remember, GoodNites* TRU-FIT* are authentic machine washable underwear so you only have to dispose of the insert–easy peasy folks! You can even get a valuable $3 off coupon too!

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Gimbal’s Fine Candies: The Ideal Allergen Free Candy & Sweepstakes!

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Gimbal’s Fine Candies: The Ideal Allergen Free Candy & Sweepstakes!

gimbals jelly beans  Gimbals Fine Candies: The Ideal Allergen Free Candy & Sweepstakes!These days, it seems as if many children are born with potentially life threatening food allergies. Just ask me! My five year old has a gluten intolerance that puts a damper on many events. As a parent I always have to plan where she will eat bad what she can consume.
Parties, holidays and even Halloween are stressful because it is hard monitoring a young child who just wants to enjoy herself. Thank goodness there are candy companies out there like Gimbal’s Fine Candies that produce allergy free fruity candies. My daughter loves her jelly beans, and gummy candies so it is a relief they make them!
Gimbals fine candies  Gimbals Fine Candies: The Ideal Allergen Free Candy & Sweepstakes!Imagine having a child with peanut allergies. I bet that is an incredibly hard challenge to allow them to have candy. Thankfully, Gimbal’s Fine Candies are peanut free! That’s right, all their delicious confectionaries are made in a nut free facility.
nut free candy  Gimbals Fine Candies: The Ideal Allergen Free Candy & Sweepstakes!Have a dairy, egg, or soy allergy? Gimbal’s candies are also free of these common allergies! That means they are ideal for candy buffets, parties, functions, gift bags, and holiday celebrations.
So what does Gimbal’s Fine Candies produce?
  • Jelly Beans
  • Sour Lovers
  • Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans 
  • Lavaballs 
  • Licorice Scottie’s
  • Cinnamon Lovers
  • Cherry Lover’s
allergy free gourmet jelly beans  Gimbals Fine Candies: The Ideal Allergen Free Candy & Sweepstakes!You can purchase these allergen friendly candies online too! Best of all, now through September 30th, you can save 10%!!
How?
The 2014 Back To School Sweepstakes will give one lucky winner a backpack filled to the brim with a variety of candies, including its famous Gourmet Jelly Beans and Lovers Line. The sweepstakes runs through September 30th and everyone who enters through the Gimbal’s Facebook page will automatically receive 10% off their next online purchase!! So don’t delay! Be sure to enter today! …hey, that rhymes! icon smile Gimbals Fine Candies: The Ideal Allergen Free Candy & Sweepstakes!
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Helping Kids Succeed: The Office Depot Foundation’s National Backpack Program

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Helping Kids Succeed: The Office Depot Foundation

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Office Depot is known throughout the world as a company with a heart.  Throughout our history, we have distinguished ourselves through our support of charitable organizations and worthy causes on a local and national scale.

national backpack foundation  Helping Kids Succeed: The Office Depot Foundations National Backpack ProgramIsn’t nice when large companies give back to the community? I know I admire companies who seek to make a difference in this sometimes cold world. These days there are just so many people who are struggling to put food on their tables, and feed their children. Buying things like basic school supplies are out of the question because there are no funds to cover them. Thankfully, great causes  like the Office Depot Foundation help to provide impoverished youth with backpacks and school supplies.

Office depot backpack supplies  Helping Kids Succeed: The Office Depot Foundations National Backpack ProgramSince 2001, Office Depot’s National Backpack Program has provided over 3 million children with sackpacks, and school supplies that they otherwise would have to do without. This year’s goal set by Office Depot was to hand out more than 350,000 sackpacks to kids. Each sackpack comes in 6 different designs and are made with kids in mind. Best of all, they are not looking for advertisement of this program via logos on the bags. Each bags contains only a removeable paper tag that features the foundation’s mission on it. *See below

national backpack foundation1  Helping Kids Succeed: The Office Depot Foundations National Backpack ProgramThe key to this program is non-profit partners that are located around the US in all 50 states. They work closely with Office Depot to make sure that each state has a chance to help kids who are struggling. Personally, I think that is wonderful because it is a nationwide effort to help the less fortunate. I was a former teacher who witnessed very hungry kids, kids who didn’t have access to clean clothing, and kids who had nothing. The National Backpack Program is a huge blessing to kids around the country!

So how can you help? The Office Depot Foundation is always accepting donations, and those can be made online or by mailing a check directly to the foundation.

The Best Gluten Free French Toast Made with Almond Milk

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The Best Gluten Free French Toast Made with Almond Milk

gluten free french toast The Best Gluten Free French Toast Made with Almond Milk When my daughter went on a gluten free diet, she had to give up a lot of her old favorites. Like any kid, she wanted her crackers, cookies, mac n cheese, and french toast. As a parent, it was my job to make sure my child wouldn’t miss out on any of her favorites. I have tried pretty much EVERY gluten free bread that is mainstream. There is one brand that I found that actually tastes BETTER than regular gluten filled bread, The brand is Canyon Bakehouse, and I can honestly say that my entire family enjoys ALL their products!

gluten free french toast recipe The Best Gluten Free French Toast Made with Almond Milk Now that school is in session, and the weather is getting cooler, hearty breakfasts like french toast have become more of a front runner. Even during days where I don’t necessarily feel like cooking, my kids always get a hot meal. While french toast is delicious, I wanted to make it healthier for my kids. Rather than use whole milk, I switched out to almond milk, and started using real maple syrup.

The Canyon Bakehouse Mountain White Bread is perfect for making my recipe for The Best Gluten Free French Toast Made with Almond Milk. The slices are larger than most brands, do not contain tons of holes, and the bread tastes so good–no card board tastes her folks! It soaks up the custardy french toast batter with ease, and tastes yummy!

For my kid’s plates of gluten free french toast I only add a drop of real syrup, and a light sprinkle of powdered sugar. The batter contains some cinnamon, and vanilla extract so it gives off a really delicious taste. I think I LOVE french toast made with almond milk way more than regular milk!!

canyon bakehouse recipe The Best Gluten Free French Toast Made with Almond Milk Want to make The Best Gluten Free French Toast Made with Almond Milk? Here is what you will need to make 10 slices:

  • Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Bread in your choice of flavors. They have Cinnamon Raisin, 7-Grain, and Mountain White. We used Mountain White for this recipe, but any would work!
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of almond milk-I used vanilla with a touch of honey by Almond Breeze
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of butter or coconut oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • Real Maple Syrup

almond milk french toast The Best Gluten Free French Toast Made with Almond Milk Directions:

  • Heat up a large frying pan or skillet to medium heat. Allow one tablespoon of your butter or coconut oil to melt.
  • In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract
  • Dip your bread slices into the mixture and make sure both sides are coated.
  • Line pan with battered slices and cook for about 3-5 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  • Repeat, and use your extra butter/oil for the next 5 slices.

best gluten free french toast The Best Gluten Free French Toast Made with Almond Milk Our recipe for the The Best Gluten Free French Toast Made with Almond Milk is the perfect weekend breakfast, or even dinner meal. You can prepare the batter up to a day in advance too! Just cover it and place it in the fridge.

 

Outback Steakhouse Coupon: Save 10% off Your Entire Check! #OutBackBestmates

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Outback Steakhouse Coupon 2014: Save 10% off Your Entire Check! #OutBackBestmates

Outback Steakhouse Steak Outback Steakhouse Coupon: Save 10% off Your Entire Check! #OutBackBestmatesHey everyone, doesn’t it feel awesome to get a break from cooking once in a while? I know I LOVE to eat it out and enjoy meals from my favorites restaurants. What is even better is having a coupon to save on your meal out! Right now my favorite place to eat out is offering an amazing discount to customers. For a limited time, you can save 10% off your entire guest check at Outback Steakhouse!

That’s right mates! From now until September 30th, enjoy a Ribeye Steak, Bloomin Onion, Aussie Fries and more! This exclusive Outback Steakhouse coupon can be printed and presented to your server to save a lot of money! This is an especially amazing coupon for large groups because the 10% off can mean an incredible savings! The coupon does exclude alcohol, but it does include all your Outback favorite foods, and nonalcoholic beverages.

outback steakhouse coupon Outback Steakhouse Coupon: Save 10% off Your Entire Check! #OutBackBestmatesWhen we go to Outback, we typically spend an average of $50. This means we will be able to get an extra $5 off our bill. Now, the hardest decision is what to choose from their extensive menu! Do I want to go with one of their juicy sirloin burgers, or have a delicious steak and shrimp combo? Regardless, I can definitely see myself ending my meal with a delicious Chocolate Thunder from Down Under warm brownie and ice cream dessert.

Get your september 2014 Outback Steakhouse coupon by printing the below coupon out today!

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