Friday, April 22, 2016

Save $50 off STEM summer camps at Digital Media Academy!

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At DMA, kids (ages 6-12) and teens (ages 12-17) learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking, and much more! Choose from one week DMA Camps, or step it up with two week DMA Academies, all taught by industry experts and tech professionals.


Campers get hands-on experience creating projects using the latest hardware and software from Apple, Canon, Adobe, and more. Digital Media Academy also offers STEM camps just for girls, called Made by Girls! Learn from a female role model and tech professional in an environment of creative girls just like you!


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Find your summer camp at DigitalMediaAcademy.org
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Heath Bar Cake Recipe

This is a family favorite of ours and probably one of the best (and easiest) cake recipes of all time. I mean it, this is the most amazing and rich cake I know how to make. This past weekend I made it for my mother-in-law's birthday (she requests this specific cake every year) so I thought I would take some pictures and share the recipe with all of you! Enjoy! :)



Ingredients:

  • 1 (18 ounce) box German chocolate cake mix (really any chocolate cake recipe will work)
  • 1 cup caramel ice cream topping (I dont really measure this, the more the better in my opinion!)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) container whipped topping
  • 3-4 Heath candy bars, chopped

Directions:

  • Bake cake mix according to package directions, using a 9 x 13 x 2-inch pan.
  • While still hot, punch holes in top of cake with a fork.
  • Pour sweetened condensed milk and caramel topping over hot cake.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve
  • When ready to serve (make sure cake is completely cool)  and spread whipped topping on top.
  • Finish up by sprinkling chopped Heath bars over all the top.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Husband's Delight Recipe

Where do some recipes get their names?! Well, Husband's Delight is the name of a recipe I've been hearing about forever so I knew I just had to try it. I've also heard it called Martha's Casserole. Well, whatever its called, it is delicious and its now one of my favorite dinners. It's like if a lasagna and stroganoff had a delicious baby, this would be that baby. Now that I've grossed you out with food baby talk, onto the recipe! This recipe is enough to probably serve 6-8 people. Since just my husband and I eat this, it usually lasts us two meals plus at least two leftover lunches for him! 



Ingredients
1-1/4 pound Ground Chuck
1 can 15-ounces Tomato Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Salt
 Freshly Ground Black Pepper
8 ounces, weight Egg Noodles
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1-1/4 cup Small Curd Cottage Cheese (or 1 cup of cream cheese)
1/4 cup Sliced Green Onions
1 cup Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese (but I use 2)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown ground chuck in a large skillet. Drain fat, then add tomato sauce. 1/2 teaspoon salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Stir, then simmer while you prepare the other ingredients.
Cook egg noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine sour cream and cottage cheese. Add plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Add to noodles and stir. Add green onions and stir.
To assemble, add half of the noodles to a baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture, then sprinkle on half the grated cheddar. Repeat with noodles, meat, then a final layer of cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until all cheese is melted.
Serve with crusty bread.

This makes a big casserole and I don't have a casserole dish so I just make it in my ceramic pie plate. The plate almost overflows but its been working for me. I was so excited to eat it that I forgot to take pictures of it sliced up on a plate so you could see the layers! Oh well, I guess I'll have to take one for the team and make another one soon so that I can take more pictures!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Check Out The Summer Camps At Digital Media Academy!



Digital Media Academy tech summer camps are filling up faster than ever! Don't miss out on the summer experience of a lifetime - SAVE $100 with code CR8TECH16 when you register by March 31, 2016.

At DMA, kids (ages 6-12) and teens (ages 12-17) learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking, and much more!


Choose from one week DMA Camps, or step it up with two week DMA Academies , all taught by industry experts and tech professionals.

Campers get hands-on experience creating projects using the latest hardware and software from Apple, Canon, Adobe, and more. 


Digital Media Academy also offers STEM camps just for girls, called Made by Girls! Learn from a female role model and tech professional in an environment of creative girls just like you!

Hurry, save $100 with code CR8TECH16 when you register by March 31!

See you this summer at Digital Media Academy! #CreateTheNext

Find your summer camp at DigitalMediaAcademy.org! Questions? Call 1(866)656-3342 or email info@digitalmediaacademy.org.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas! (& A Big Announcement!)


I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Things will be slowing down immensely on the blog for a bit as the New Year is bringing several changes into the lives of my family. For starters, we are MOVING from Detroit to Columbus and then shortly after we are going to welcome precious Baby C into our lives! So, wish us luck as we get settled into our new lives in a new city with a new baby! I hope to talk to you all again soon!

XO,
Shannon

Saturday, December 12, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Click n' Play Doll Baking Set with Apron & Chef Hat

If you're still looking for a Christmas gift for the little girl in your life, head over to Amazon and check out the Click n' Play Doll Baking Set! This full piece baking set is sized to fit your favorite 18 inch doll and would make the perfect addition to any girl's doll collection.
This great pretend play for your kids set comes with a variety of baking utensils and bakers clothing for dolls. This cute activity toy is a great way to encourage creative play and motor skill development. Compatible for 18 inch dolls like the American girl.



Set includes:
Blender
Mixing Bowl
Recipes card
Measuring spoons,
Spatula
Spoon
Cookie sheet
Measuring Cup
Canisters for Ingredients
Apron
Chef Hat
Mittens
Donuts
Cupcakes
Serving Dish
Sugar Container


This is an ADORABLE doll baking set. The items are really fun, colorful and well made. My 4 year old's eyes lit up when she saw these cute additions for her favorite doll. I got this set to go along with a play oven set we have for her doll and everything fits inside it perfectly. The apron, oven mitt, and hat fit her American Girl Doll great-- just like they were custom made for her.

Overall, I'm extremely happy with the quality and cuteness of the Click n' Play Baking Set.  If you're buying this as a present, be aware that it does come in a "frustation-free" sort of box (just a plain white box).

Buy your own Click n' Play Doll Baking Set on Amazon!

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Thursday, December 3, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Click n' Play Pretend Vegetable Set with Cutting Board

If you're looking for a unique yet affordable Christmas present for any child on your list, you should look at the Click n' Play 12 pc Kids Pretend Play Cutting Vegetable Toy Set with Cutting Board and Knife! This brightly colored set of plastic vegetables comes apart into segments by slicing them, then fit back again with velcro. It's a 12 piece set that includes a cutting board, a knife, and 10 different vegetables.


Z absolutely adores this colorful cutting set. She loves to "help" me cook so playsets like this are a huge lifesaver for me. While I'm slicing vegetables, she can now slice her own vegetables with her own play knife. The vegetables included are a carrot, green pepper, eggplant, cabbage, lemon, tomato, lettuce, broccoli, avocado, corn, and an onion. All the vegetables are very colorful and Z loves practicing her cutting skills by slicing each vegetable in half. 

The company prides themselves in "developing products that encourage creativity and build self-confidence through play." This brightly colored set of plastic vegetables comes apart into segments, so children can pretend-slice vegetables. Our 14 piece set includes a variety of 12 different vegetables and a plastic knife that makes a realistic cutting sound along with a cutting board.


The  Click n' Play Cutting Vegetable Toy Set helps develop childrens' minds, creativity, and thinking ability. It helps train their hand-eye-coordination and hand flexibility by their own operation. This cutting set helps kids develop fine motor skills so it would even be great for OT (occupational therapist). I'm going to buy another set because this would be an AWESOME thing to donate to Toys for Tots.

Overall, we're extremely happy with the Click n' Play Pretend Vegetable Set with Cutting Board and I would highly recommend it as an affordable and fun gift option for the little love in your life OR if you're just looking for a unique idea for a Toys for Tots gift. 

Buy your own Click n' Play Pretend Vegetable Set with Cutting Board on Amazon!

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."