Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Marga-mosa TTT # 6

Happy Summer!!!

I hope everyone had a great spring and is looking forward to summer, I know that I am! 

I would like to say Happy Fathers Day to all of the fathers out there! I don’t know about you but when I think of summer I think of fun tasty drinks and that is exactly what we did this weekend!

I went to Trader Joes one day and they had this amazing sample of a marga-mosa, so of course I had to give it a try.  I am so glad that I did because it was the hit of the party and it was so easy! 

All you need is:

Margarita mixer (with no alcohol)

Mix equal parts of the champaign and margarita mixer. 


Add ice and enjoy!!

That is it, easy right? Plus it will be the party favorite!

What kind of drinks do you like for the summer?



Monday, June 13, 2011

Basic Muffins

Hello and welcome
to my 5th
Totally Tasty Tuesday!

Today I will be baking your basic muffin 3 different ways:

1. Blueberry
2. Banana
3. Cranberry

I always start with the basic muffin recipe.

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
   1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
   3/4 teaspoon salt
      1 beaten egg
   3/4 cup milk
   1/3 cup cooking oil

In a large mixing bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Make a well in the center and set aside. Combine egg, milk and oil. Stir just till moistened; batter  should be lumpy.008

Grease muffing cups or line with paper bake cups; fill 2/3 full.


Bake at 400 for 8 to 10 minutes for mini muffins and 20 to 25 for regular size.


Now here comes the fun part, preparing the muffins to be just the way you like them!

Blueberry:  Prepare Basic Muffins as above, except combine 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed, and 2 tablespoons additional sugar. Carefully fold into batter.

Banana: Prepare Basic Muffins as above, except decrease milk to 1/2 cup. Stir 1 cup mashed banana into batter.

Cranberry: Prepare Basic Muffins as above, except coarsely chop 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries and combine with 1/4 cup additional sugar. Fold into batter.


Please link up to my TTT Party and share your favorite recipes.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

$1 Summer Movies!!!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

I can’t believe that summer break is already here! I don’t know about you but my family is always looking for things to do during the summer. Coming from a large family we have always seem to find fun yet inexpensive things to do to keep us busy. 

A lot of movie theaters have a summer program for kids and families of all ages.  The movies are all rated G or PG in assurance that it actually is for all ages and movies are always on a weekday morning, usually around 9:00 or 10:00 a.m.

This is one of our favorite things to do during the summer!

Check with some of your local movie theaters to see if they have a summer program like ours does!  Here is one of the movie line ups for this summer!

WMMS Fox Lake 2011

It might be easier for you to Google $1 summer movies near you!

What do you like to do during the summer?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Jimmy John’s $1.00 Sandwiches


Attention all Chicago land area!!!

I just thought I would let you know that Jimmy Johns is having a special today from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. where you can get a gourmet sub for just $1!!

So if you live in Chicago you can stop by Chicago-area Jimmy John's because can't really beat lunch for a buck! I wouldn’t really recommend stopping by at the peak of the lunch hour because every location is going to be packed.  I know that the lines last year were incredible and I expect nothing less this year.

I would recommend calling ahead to ensure that your local Jimmy John's is participating before heading out the door.

Happy eating!

Monday, June 6, 2011

My Camera is Broken!

Hi all,

My camera lens is broken and I am either:

1) Looking to get a new camera all together. Does anyone have any ideas on what would be a good one?


2) Looking in to getting a new lens. Which lens do you think would be best?

I appreciate all the help I can get!

I just know that I have to do something really soon!  I can’t live without my camera!!! lol :)


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