Thursday, May 21, 2015

Feed a Child in Need for FREE! No Credit Card Needed

This week only, from now until Sunday, May 24th, Swagbucks helps you feed a child in need - for free! When you go to this charity drive page and invite friends and family to join Swagbucks through there, you will help a hungry child!

If you aren't a member yet, sign up before May 24th and when you verify your account, Swagbucks will provide a meal to a child in need!

Here's how it works:

Go to the Make a Difference Charity Page.Invite friends and family to join Swagbucks by sharing your link found on that page or by sending email invites from that page. Every time someone signs up through your link and verifies their account, Swagbucks will provide a meal to a child in need!

Plus, once they are signed up, you will get referral bucks when they earn (10% of their SB earnings for life). Not only will you and your friends/family be able to help feed a hungry child, but once you refer someone to join, they can earn more SB to turn into gift cards or donate to other charities found on Swagbucks!

It's a win for you, your friends and family, and the children in need that Swagbucks has pledged to help. Do your part and invite a friend today!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whenever I make these, I automatically make a double batch! These are delicious and so easy to make! We love to share them with our friends, neighbors and family! Follow these simple instructions to make your own!

3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups flour
2-3/4 cups oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips

  • Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F
  • Blend butter with sugars and eggs in large mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs, vanilla, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
  • Add flour and mix completely.
  • Add oatmeal and make sure everything is combined.
  • Add chocolate chips and mix well.
  • Using 1-1/2 inch scoop, scoop onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until starting to turn golden at the edges.
  • Let cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing from pan.
Now, the only part you need to do is eat and enjoy!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Baked Italian Meatballs

Baked Italian Meatballs
I love prepping some food ahead of time. It makes things so much easier when I am getting dinner ready with Carter (my 2 year old grandson) helping me! LOL As soon as I am done baking these, I usually just put some waxed paper on a clean cookie sheet and quickly freeze them for later. After they are frozen, I store them in airtight containers.

3 pounds ground beef
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 eggs
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

  • Preheat oven to 425 Degrees F
  • Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray
  • Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl and mix by hand until well combined.
  • Scoop out 1-1/2 inch balls and roll by hand until round and place on cookie sheet
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until done.
I normally get about 55 meatballs or so, but I plan on an even 4 dozen to freeze. They are really good and do get gobbled up when they come out of the oven! LOL