Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Camping in Central #Arizona

We've heard extraordinary accounts of people having the most amazing experiences while camping in the beautiful state of Arizona so we have made plans to spend a week but which one do we pick when Arizona is home to 31 State Parks that have 100 hiking trails?  It was not an easy decision with so many to choose from for our perfect family adventure so we could fully enjoy the natural landscape and beauty around while we camp, hike and star gaze at the light show above us at night, plus we want to have some off road experiences as well. 

Since we are headed to Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Sedona areas, we decided that we'll be staying a few days at  Dead Horse Ranch State Park due to the fact that they offer cabin rentals as well as RV and tent camping.  Red Rock State Park and Jerome State Historic Park are also in the area so we'll get the luxury of exploring a few parks while in the area.

Dead Horse Ranch State Park offers a bit of everything for all of us from fishing, to canoeing and kayaking as well as hiking trails.  If your game, you can even go hang gliding from Mingus Mountain nearby!

Dead Horse Ranch State Park is located near Cottonwood, AZ so if we need additional provisions we can head down to their Wal-Mart Super center to get our shopping done or grab dinner if we don't feel like a campfire meal. 

#Sweet Treats for #Valentines Day 2017



On Valentine’s Day there should be nothing sweeter than the love for your sweetheart. Since sharing is caring, you will certainly make your Valentine very happy with any of these sweet treats. Treats like:

You can't go wrong with NibMor for your Valentine! NibMor chocolate products are all vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO certified! These delicious treats are a healthy, cost-effective alternative to other chocolates. Specifically, the NibMor Valentine's Day box includes six 0.35 oz. pieces of All Natural 52% cacao dark chocolate. Show your loved ones you care by supporting this awesome sustainable, ethical, healthy brand.




Otis Spunkmeyer DIY Valentine’s Day Recipe Hacks-

This year, have fun making some sweet Valentine’s Day memories with Otis Spunkmeyer! These delicious no-bake dessert hacks using Otis Spunkmeyer crème cakes are super-easy and totally cute—a great homemade treat for your loved ones or a show-stopping Valentine’s Day creation to share with friends!

·         Chocolate Crème Cake Truffles



These no-bake chocolate truffles are a snap! Using Otis Spunkmeyer’s Chocolate Crème Cakes, roll into 1-inch cake truffles, dip into melted chocolate, let cool, and top with heart-shaped sprinkles!

·         Frosted Golden Crème Cake Strawberry Shortcakes



Grab a couple boxes of Otis Spunkmeyer’s Frosted Golden Crème Cakes, a carton of strawberries and ingredients for homemade whipped cream, and you’re all set to have fun making these sweet shortcakes!

Find Otis Spunkmeyer crème cakes, cookies, cupcakes, muffins and more in the snack aisle at grocery stores nationwide(Recipes by Let Me Eat Cake)



Hershey’s Kisses White Cookie Cupcake-


*Exclusively Sold at Target* Hershey’s Kisses White Cookie Cupcake –Add excitement and flavor to your Valentine’s Day celebration with the taste of cupcakes! Hershey’s Kisses White Cookie Cupcake Candies pack the taste of cupcakes into just one bite, complete with a satisfying cookie crunch. These candies are perfect for party favors, prizes and décor for any Valentine’s Day theme. Available in 11-oz. bags (SRP $4.39).


Kit Kat® Miniatures Red Velvet Flavor-
Your favorite crispy chocolate treat now comes in a brand new flavor. These Kit Kat® Miniatures are made with the rich taste of red velvet, each individually wrapped with seasonal flair to share with family and friends. Available in 10-oz. bags (SRP $4.39).




Looking for the perfect gift for your Valentine? Bliss is mere bites away when they receive 12 different flavors of gourmet brownies from Fairytale Brownies. One dozen snack-sized treats are tucked inside a silver-lined box with a cheerful Happy Valentine’s Day gift band wrapped around it. The box can be used for all types of treasures once the brownies are gone. Great gift for college students, co-workers, family, friends, honey bunnies and anyone who loves chocolate.




** Watch this spot for more yummy sweet treats coming your way before the big V-Day!


Review: Keep the Party Going with Entenmann's Little Bites Chocolate Party #Cakes





Entenmann's has added a new face to their Little Bites line of snackable baked goods with the debut of new, limited-time Chocolate Party Cakes. These little cakes are perfect for little kids and as well adults. Gerry loves them with his coffee and I love eating them as an after lunch or supper dessert. They are moist and chocolaty- two great combinations for a muffin.

The new cakes come in pre-portioned 190 calorie pouches featuring chocolate mini cakes embedded with rainbow sprinkles. Great too for dieters with only the 190 calories for approx. 6 mini cakes.

Each 8.25-oz box contains five pouches and can be found at retailers nationwide.