M&M’s® Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Bars #Recipe

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HotChocolateHeroNow with Halloween officially behind us that only means one thing… the winter holidays are coming! As I’ve mentioned before, my love of baking comes from my mom. Growing up she always made us kids the most delicious holiday treats to enjoy during the holiday season. There was always some type of goodies waiting for us in the kitchen!

In fact, my mom STILL bakes for us around this season. However lately I’ve decided to step up my game to give her a little bit of a baking break. I think bake on my memories of her baking away, and I’m inspired. One of my favorite new products to use in my culinary creations are M&M’s® Hot Chocolate and White Peppermint flavored candies!HotChocolateIngredientsM&M’s® always has such an amazing offering of holiday flavors. Plus I love that even their regular selection of candy is available in holiday colors. This makes M&M’s® the perfect candy to use in baking. Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Cake Mix is another great product to use in baking, as well as Great Value Milk. You can purchase a whole gallon for a super low price! For example of great holiday baking, check out these M&M’s® Holiday Snowflake Cookies.

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Chocolate-Strawberry Valentine Popcorn Munch ~ Easy #Recipe for #ValentinesDay

Chocolate-Strawberry Valentine Popcorn Munch ~ Easy #Recipe for #ValentinesDayWith Valentine’s Day just over a week away, we’ve been going out full Valentine-mode here with recipes, crafts, decorations, and of course V-Day cards! One of our favorite things to do is make my Valentine Popcorn Munch! Now you may have seen the recipe on my blog here before. This year we switched it up a little bit!

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Tiny Prints Holiday Collection $50 Gift Code #Giveaway!

With the winter holidays fast approaching, there is a chance that holiday cards are on your mind! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or just looking for general seasons greetings card, Tiny Prints offers an amazing and diverse selection with something for everyone. To learn more information on the 2013 Holiday Card Collection at Tiny Prints, check out my top 5 picks from their website.


I love that Tiny Prints offers collections that are classic and traditional, as well as ones that are bold or glittery, or even a vintage style. Like I said… there is something for everyone!

TinyPrints2Tiny Prints offers a unique collection of cards available for your personalization. You can upload your own photos to use or change the text to how you deem fit. You can change the coloring or the trim. It’s all up to you!

TinyPrints3So do I have holiday cards on your mind now? Well today is your lucky day as we are giving away a special treat for Tiny Prints and YOU have the chance to win!

Win It: One lucky reader will a $50 off total order (plus free shipping) code to use at TinyPrints! Simply fill out the easy Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends on November 29 at 11:59 pm EST and is open to residents of the contiguous US only. Once a winner is drawn via Rafflecopter, I will contact the winner through email. They will then have 24 hours to respond. If there is no response, I will draw a new winner. Please add mdmommareviews at gmail dot com to ensure the email does not end up in your SPAM folder. Good luck!

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Share Holiday Cheer with the Tiny Prints 2013 Holiday Cards Collection!

TPlogoCan you believe that Thanksgiving is tomorrow? You know once everyone’s favorite day to chow down on turkey is over… it official becomes winter Holiday season! Yes, the Christmas tree will go up, the lights will adorn my home, and I’ll have Christmas cards on my mind. Luckily there are shops like Tiny Prints that offer an amazing selection of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and generic holiday cards to browse and pick your seasons greeting.

Tiny Prints is offering so many new designs this year. Whether you prefer contemporary or classic of vintage, there is a style for you. A few of the card lines this year include: All That Glitters, Bold Expressions, Simply Chic, Woodland Wonder, and The New Tradition. I have to say Tiny Prints… you had me at the word GLITTER! Browsing the All That Glitters collection, I came across the Merry Arrows which definitely brought a nice splash of sparkle to the card!

GlitterIf glitter and sparkle isn’t really your thing, you may enjoy the more rustic feeling of the Woodland Wonder line. I know the Winter Blessings card definitely caught my eye! I love the dark wood background with the pop of white font and snowflakes.


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Fill Your Home with the Perfect Holiday Scents Thanks to #FebrezeHoliday!

FebrezeSignGrowing up holiday were always a huge deal in our household. I remember my mother cooking and baking delicious holiday goodies almost every day. Her Cranberry-Apple casserole was one of my favorites. In fact, even as an adult, I still request her to bake it for my son and I to enjoy on Christmas. I remember coming inside from sledding in the snow as a child and smelling the fresh brewed hot apple cider sitting on the stove stop, just waiting for us kids to enjoy it. What better way to warm up than with hot apple cider? Can’t beat that aroma!

Thinking of those memories, this is exactly why I was excited to learn that this year Febreze is offering an assortment of Holiday Scents to fill your home. The offering of festive aromas include Cranberry Cider, Glistening Pine, and Winter Frost.

CranberryCiderBrowsing through the available scents, I think it’s the Cranberry Cider that I’m most excited to try! The aroma reminded me of my mom’s casserole and the cider I would drink post-sledding. Those were two of my favorite winter holiday memories. Since I’m far from a culinary genius, and I’m pretty sure I’ve burnt the cider on the stove top several times, Febreze Holiday Scents is the perfect way to recreate those scents for my home.

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