Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chocolate Frosting--Make it in just one bowl!

One Bowl Chocolate Frosting

  •  6 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature  
  •  2 & 2/3 cups confectioner’s (powdered) sugar  
  •  1/2 cup cocoa  
  •  1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  •  1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a medium-sized bowl, mix and beat all ingredients using an electric mixer. If icing seems too thick, add a touch more heavy cream until desired consistency is reached, taking care not to over-thin the icing. I have found these amounts enough to frost the top and center layer of two, stacked, 9-inch cake rounds (but not the sides) or the top of a 13×9x2-inch rectangular cake. If you are looking to frost the sides of the stacked cake rounds as well, consider doubling these amounts.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Charity Clicks

These won't cost you anything but a minutes of your time.

Cups of food for the hungry

Help Find A Cure for Cancer

Save The Rain Forest

Food and medicine to Kids

Aid for Children in Crisis

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Good Idea from the Heinz people

The design of the new Dip & Squeeze Heinz Tomato Ketchup package has a base that's more like a cup for dipping and also a tear-off end for squeezing, plus it holds three times as much ketchup as a traditional packet. (AP Photo/H.J. Heinz Co.)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Free DVD from Huggies

As a new parent, potty training may be unexplored territory for you. Even if you’re an old hand at potty training, what works for one child, may not work for another. Here is a free potty training dvd from Huggies that you can order to make sure you have several potty training techniques available when you need them.

While you’re waiting for the “big kid” stage to finally get here, you may also like to save a little money with this coupon for Huggies Pull-Ups. If you check out the fine print at the bottom, you’ll get a cool surprise. You can go back every month to grab a coupon. That would really be some nice savings if the grandparents would do the same.