Ringmarks Not So Bad!

There is nothing so annoying than to find that someone has left a mark on one of your tables because they didn't bother to use a coaster. Well, just maybe they won't look so bad if you had these mugs. I think that I'm hooked. They would even look amazing hanging from a mug tree!




My mom used to make upside down cakes all the time when I was growing up. I'm not sure if I have ever made one, but this one certainly sounds good and I'm starving. Actually, I want something really hot for dinner tonight and dessert should be hot too. We came down to Florida to escape the cold and it's freezing down here. I hate to think about how cold it is at home.

So, I shall turn my thoughts to dessert!


Stole My Heart Chocolate Cake Recipe @ :: it's what's cooking online!

I don't think that there is one ingredient that I didn't like in this recipe. Okay, I might change the whipped topping mix to real whipping cream, but the rest of it I loved. Go and take a look. You are going to love this Valentine's Day dessert! And it has cherry pie filling which takes care of the red part for dessert. And a Valentine's Day dessert has to have something red!

Stole My Heart Chocolate Cake Recipe


Chocolate Snowdrifts

I don't know why I'm thinking about snowdrifts today... we left the winter weather behind us when we started vacation. Only one problem... the weather followed us. I brought what I thought that I would be able to wear in Florida and found that I had to stock up on long sleeves and regular shoes. I so wanted to spend my time in flip flops and short sleeves, but it's not happening. Good thing that I needed a new pair of shoes anyway. Found the perfect little pair of black thingies... kind of running shoe, but not at the same time. But lets get back to those chocolate snowdrifts. They do look quite yummy! And all it takes is a chocolate muffin mix, some marshmallow cream and some coconut


Hot and Cheesy Chicken Casserole Recipe

Take some cooked chicken, preferably cooked by someone else, add a few cans of soup, some left-over rice and a little cheese and you have dinner. Love these kinds of recipes. Most of the work is done for you and dinner can be on the table in minutes flat. Okay, give it about half an hour so that everything comes together and then ta-da... dinner!

Hot and Cheesy Chicken Casserole Recipe


Teaposy Blossom Gift Set

Is this cool or what!!
Elegantly packaged in an artistic gift box, the Blossom Gift Set comes with everything you need to create the perfect Teaposy moment.

Featuring a Medley of six different teaposies, a Tea-for-One teapot, and a Soul Mates cup and saucer set, the Blossom Gift Set is a truly unique gift idea for any tea connoisseur.

For a tea experience that lasts, each teaposy can brew up to 80 oz of tea, and the Blossom Gift Set includes each of the following teaposies: Heart of Love, Falling Water, Butterfly, Calendula, Lady Fairy, and Noble Essence.

Set Includes:
• 12 oz Tea-for-One glass teapot
• Stainless Steel Loose-leaf filter
• Medley of six inique blooming teaposies
• Soul Mates cup and saucer set (3 oz)


Sunbeam 6131 Hot Shot Hot Water Dispenser

Heats 16 oz. of water faster than a microwave and auto shut off turns unit off immedialey after cycle is completed
Space saving design fits conveniently on countertops, desktops and more
Cord storage fits neatly under the base
Easy to use heat and dispense buttons
Mesures 10 by 6 by 8 inches; 1-year limited warranty

Can you imagine how easy hot chocolate would be with a machine like this!!

Details Here

Keurig B70 Gourmet Single-Cup Home Brewing System

1500-watt single-cup home brewing system with one-touch controls
Uses patented K-Cups; 4 brew-size options; Quiet Brew technology
24-hour digital clock; programmable LCD message center
Removable 60-ounce water tank; removable drip tray for quick cleanup
Measures 13-1/4 by 10 by 13 inches; 1-year limited warranty

*and over 227 people seem to love it!

Details Here


Twister Picker

Just in case this is what you have in mind to make your life just a wee bit easier!! This should do the trick. Aptly named the Twister Picker!

Fruit Picker, the Twister Picker

Christmas Tidbit Bowls

Now's the time to buy everything for NEXT Christmas. You just know that they are going to cost you a whole lot more than they do right now. Go and check them out!

Festive Forest Set of 4 Tidbit Bowls

Quaker Oats Rice Cakes for Free

Ready for a snack that is coming to you free?? Go and check them out. Rice cakes are surprisingly filling. Enjoy!!



Oxo Good Grips Mango Splitter

What kitchen would be complete without one of these Mango Splitters?? Just think of those breakfasts when you can have something a bit more exotic that cold cereal... which I had this morning come to think of it! I'm on vacation, so I really should be having something a bit more exotic don't you think??

*And look at those grips. Should make for easy splitting I would think!

Microwave Plate Cover

I don't know how people do WITHOUT one of these covers. If anything is going to blow up, it's going to be in my microwave and one of these little covers has saved me a ton of work. Have you ever tried to clean the top of a microwave. It's one of those places, you don't want to even look at, let alone clean. Big time yucky!

Nordic Ware Microwave Plate Cover

Baked Potatoes in the Microwave

Lets save a little energy by baking our potatoes in the microwave. And come to think of it, you could double bake them for those really yummy cheesy potatoes (which we bought just last week.) Probably could have made them for pennies, but they sure were good! Here's what you need to know!

**Microwave Potato Bakers make great tasting baked potatoes even in the microwave! Bake and serve potatoes in the same container for a fresh, hot from the micro meal. Dishwasher and freezer safe. Set of two. 71 2 x 43 4 x 2 .

NordicWare Set of 2 Potato Bakers


Jobar Handy Gourmet Pancake Batter Dispenser

Ever since I was a little kid, I've had this thing about stacks of pancakes... and buckwheat in particular. I swear that I could eat a stack of them when I was about half the size I am now, but I still love them for breakfast. I just saw a commercial this morning for a breakfast restaurant offering all you can eat for one price. Too bad I can't put them away like I used to. It would probably be more economical for me to just make my own. Sad when you think about it. I would love to put away oh... say about 5 of them... with lots of butter and real maple syrup.

Am I making anyone hungry??

Back to Basics TEM500 Egg-and-Muffin 2-Slice Toaster and Egg Poacher

This has to be the next best thing to going out for breakfast. Okay, if someone would clean up the kitchen after breakfast too, well, then I would be even happier. But, this does look awfully promising.

Krups Fast Touch Coffee Grinders

I don't know if I'm supposed to or not, but I have used my coffee grinder for all kinds of spices too. No one has complained about an odd flavor to their coffee, so I guess I'm safe. ;)

Krups Fast Touch Coffee Grinders


In need of Cupcakes

Who doesn't have memories of amazing cupcakes that they have enjoyed at some point in their life. The thing about cupcakes is the fact that you can't screw them up! Plunk a cupcake paper into muffin cups, pour in a little batter and then bake. It's that easy. Oh yes, you might want to have a good timer to rely on. Burnt cupcakes sort of take the edge off of just how clever you are. No amount of frosting can help. Yes, I have tried.

So, I went looking for some cool recipes for you and just check out what I have found!!

Cream Filled Cupcakes I would be thinking that you would reserve these cupcakes when you want to get fancy! And having cream ooze out of the center of a cupcake says fancy to me. ;)

Valentine Cupcakes... yes, I did know about the drop a marble in the muffin tin and out comes heart shaped cupcakes! Maybe I`m better at this cooking thing that I thought lol...

Keylime Pie Cupcakes... just one more reason I love Florida. There are fresh limes... everywhere!

Red Velvet Cupcakes. I will never forget the first time I saw red velvet cake. I was expecting it to be red... but not that red lol... makes a great birthday cake btw!


Winter Burger Grills

Do you really want to wait until summer to enjoy your next burger?? If it wasn't for the fact that we are vacationing in Florida at the moment, we wouldn't have much choice! We have the kind of grill that only comes out during the summer months.I don't even want to think about how cold it is going to be when we head for home. It's just soooo nice here. So, I'm just going to enjoy as many burgers as we can while we are here and pick up one of these grills as soon as I get home so I won't have to wait.

Presto 05511 Quick Burger 400-Watt Nonstick Hamburger Cooker $24.99

Broil an extra-juicy quarter-pound hamburger in just two to three minutes with this easy-to-use countertop appliance. The unit broils instead of fries for healthier cooking, plus it supplies a drip pan for catching run-off grease, which helps further reduce calories and fat content. For added convenience, the cover locks in place to prevent splatters, or it can be removed for use as a flat grilling surface--perfect for fried or scrambled eggs. The hamburger maker also provides a nonstick cooking surface to ensure effortless food release. When finished, its removable cooking tray cleans up quickly by hand or in the dishwasher, and the cover can be wiped down with a damp cloth. The 400-watt hamburger cooker measures 12 by 6 by 2-3/4 inches and carries a one-year limited warranty.

West Bend Electric Indoor Grill at Target... Forget charcoal, smoke and the possibility of rain: This West Bend electric indoor grill lets you barbecue right on your kitchen countertop. The 1500-watt appliance has a versatile nonstick cooking surface, with grease-draining ribs on one side and a solid griddle on the other. Also features an adjustable temperature control, drip tray, glass lid and heat-resistant handles. Grill plate and drip tray are dishwasher safe. Cooking surface: 15Lx11W". Complete grill: 7Hx14Wx21-1/2L". $49.99

Cooks George Foreman grill features a large 144 square-inch, nonstick grilling surface lets you cook up to 10 burgers at one time. Floating hinged top lets you grill thick burgers and steaks evenly. Drains grease away from food for healthier cooking. Has skid-resistant rubber feet and cord storage. Includes drip tray and spatula. 19-1/4 x 13-1/2 x 6-1/4"H. George Foreman Burger Grill at JCPenney $38.88 on sale!

Measuring Tape Kitchen Timer - Pull Up To Set Time

Time to find yourself a new kitchen timer?? Or maybe yours is like mine... it doesn't ring anymore? This one caught my eye this morning and would be perfect for that cook who likes to sew too! Me... can't do either, but I do think it's cute!!

Measuring Tape Kitchen Timer - Pull Up To Set Time

Anna Timer from Bloomingdales...Kitchen timer in chrome-plated zamak and ABS, black. $62.50

Polder® Digital Hourglass Timer at JCPenney... Flips over to change between clock and timer function $14.99 Perfect for the techie cook that you might know. Unfortunately, that wouldn't be me! ;)


Hamilton Beach 31199R Countertop 1.1-Cubic-Foot Convection Oven with Optional Rotisserie

This just makes sense... even my husband (the family cook)says that we need to invest in one more oven. And it does make sense when you think about it. I could bake two trays of muffins and not have to turn on the oven! It was just trying to find one big enough to do it. Now they are making the size that we need!

Hamilton Beach 31199R Countertop 1.1-Cubic-Foot Convection Oven with Optional Rotisserie

Yes I Can!!

 Now this is just too cute!! Actually,no I can't but I don't care. I still love the mug haha My Day So Far... Time t...