Smore’s Donut Recipe + Fun Donut Facts

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Happy National Donut Day!!! What is your favorite flavor of donut? Try this delicious donut creation using Entenmann’s donuts and you might just have found your new favorite flavor. Pick up a few boxes and have a playdate in the park. Or drop a box of donuts off to dad and his colleagues at work! Whtever fun you decide to have remember that Entenmann’s has been around since 1974 and In the early ’50s, Frank Sinatra used to call the Bay Shore bakery to place weekly orders for Entenmann’s crumb coffee cake.

Also, Entenmann’s is hosting a sweepstakes for a chance to win free donuts for a year! For each entry, $1 will be donated to Entenmann’s’ charity partner Feeding America, up to $10,000. More information about the sweepstakes and donation program is available at www.entenmanns.com/nationaldonutday“The Entenmann’s® 2017 National Donut Day and sweepstakes information has been provided by Entenmann’s® Bakery.” 

 Donut Facts

  • Boston, MA has the most doughnut shops per person
  • During WWI, they were fed to American soldiers
  • They used to be called ‘olykoeks’
  • Both ‘donut’ and ‘doughnut’ are acceptable spellings
  • Over 10 billion donuts are made in the u.s. each year.
  • The French used to call their donuts “Nun’s Farts”
  • Ship’s captain Hanson Gregory claimed to have invented the ring doughnut, with a hole in the middle, on June 22, 1847
  • Entenmann’s has made more than 780 million donuts. If you laid them end-to-end, you could wrap them around the earth 2 ½ times!
  • More than 190 million pounds of apples have been used in Entenmann’s apple pies.
  • The All Butter Loaf Cake was made in the original Entenmann’s bakery in Brooklyn in 1898.
  • More than 168 million pounds of chocolate have been used for Entenmann’s “rich frosted chocolate dipped donuts,” enough to fill all of the Great Lakes.

 

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Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 1 box Entenmann's® Rich Frosted Donuts
  • 1 bottle (24 oz) Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 container (16 oz) Marshmallow topping
  • 1 package Graham Cracker Squares
Instructions
Directions
  1. Cut Entenmann's® Rich Frosted Donuts in half horizontally 

  2.  Spread marshmallow topping on the inside of bottom half of donuts

  3. Drizzle chocolate syrup over marshmallow topping moving side to side

  4.  Place graham cracker square in plastic sandwich bag

  5. Seal the bag and hit it with the back of a spoon until you have small pieces

  6. Sprinkle graham crackers on top marshmallow topping

  7. Place the second half of the Entenmann's® Rich Frosted Donut on top with chocolate side up


  8. Enjoy

Captain Underpants Alien Super Power Juice

Thanks to Tampico for sponsoring this fun post.

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Having a wild imagination can be one of the best compliments you might ever receive. Imagination is the door to possibilities and fortunately our imaginations are limitless. I always try to encourage my kids to use their creativity and think outside the box. When they started reading the “Captain Underpants” series, I noticed that the books were engaging their imaginations. Lucky for them there is an entire movie coming out!

That’s right, in Just one month Dreamworks Animation is going to introduce us to two of the most imaginative elementary school students, George Beard and Harold Hutchins.  Together, they hypnotize their arrogant principal, Mr. Krupp into becoming the one and only “Captain Underpants“!

Mr. Krupp gained his super powers by drinking alien juice so of course my kids wanted to make some so they could also have awesome super powers!

Watch A Video On How To Make Alien Juice With Tampico

First, you’ll need some Tampico brand Citrus Punch. They have other flavors but this is the best kind for the Alien Juice recipe. Ask your kids to help in the kitchen too!

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Dissolve 2 packages of Lime Gelatin in 1 quart of hot water. Be sure the gelatin is lime because you want the green color as it really gives it that alien effect. Let it cool.

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Then you will want to pour the mixture into a punch bowl or a beverage dispenser. I chose a dispenser because it is not as messy and has more visibility. You can get one at a party store for a very reasonable price.

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Then stir in pineapple juice, Tampico Citrus Punch, sugar and water. Add the Ginger Ale just before serving. Now you have Alien Super Power Juice! Add some limes for extra flavor and you can also add some cherries to float on top. I bought some fresh strawberries at the store so I used those, but really any fruit would taste great with it!

In celebration of its partnership with DreamWorks’ Captain Underpants—coming to theaters June 2nd—Tampico is giving away amazing prizes and hosting fun games that you and your kids can enjoy on Facebook! You could even win a set of tablets for you and your kids to enjoy. Like and follow Tampico on Facebook and stay tuned to learn more! https://www.facebook.com/drinktampico/

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Now you can drink up! But before you do, tell some Alien Jokes:

*What did the alien say to the measuring cup?
– Take me to your liter.

  • How do you get an alien to sleep?
    – Rocket!

  • What do you call a space ship that drips water?
    – A crying saucer!

  • What did the alien say to the garden?
    – Take me to your weeder!

  • What is an alien’s favorite website?
    – Space-book!

  • What do aliens like to drink?
    – Gravi-tea

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Alien Super Power Juice
Ingredients
  • 2 (3 oz packages) lime gelatin.
  • 1 quart hot water
  • 1 (46 oz) can pineapple juice
  • (24 oz) Tampico Citrus Punch
  • 1 cups white sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups cold water
  • 2 liters ginger ale
  • limes or cherries for floating , optional
Instructions
  1. In large saucepan, dissolve green gelatin in water (1 qt). Cool. Pour into large punchbowl or dispenser, stir in pineapple juice, Tampico Citrus Punch, sugar and 4 1/2 cups cold water. Pour in ginger ale just before serving.

 

Farm Fresh To You is unbelievably awesome!

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Farm Fresh To You

I love getting stuff delivered to me. If it will make my life easier I want it to come straight to my door. Which is EXACTLY what Farm Fresh To You does. They deliver organic produce from their family farm directly to my (or your) doorstep. First of all they had me at deliver…and second of all it’s organic! BONUS! I could see it now….no more going to the grocery store every couple of days to get my fresh produce and no more looking through the mounds of fruits and veggies with no idea where they came from. Farm Fresh to you has been growing organic produce since 1976 and they have over 60 different types of fruits and veggies! And you get to choose which box you want. They have over 14 different boxes to choose from including the mixed fruit and veggies box, the no cooking box (Helloooo! My fav!) and the fruit only or veggie only.

FARM FRESH TO YOU – THE BOX

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I know it’s close to the holidays so I can say that when my box arrived I was as giddy as a kid on Christmas morning. It came straight to my door in the time frame that they told me it would be delivered. My kids were home and they started to wonder what fabulous fruits were inside. They really didn’t say much about the veggies but my husband sure did. He loves my cooking and was excited to get to try some new veggie dishes.

Farm-Fresh-To-You Smell

And let me tell you something about the wonderful smell!! When I opened the box the smell that came out was so fragrant and fresh. It was like we were in the middle of the farm smelling all these wonderful organic things. Inside the box you also get a newsletter directly from your farmer. It includes info about the farm, some recipes and usually a coupon if you share this wonderful service with a friend.

Farm-Fresh-To-You Veggies and Fruits

Here is what came in this weeks box:

  • 3 Ruby Grapefruits
  • 4 Fuji Apples
  • 4 D’Anjou Pears
  • 2 Butternut Squash
  • 1 lb Russian Banana Potatoes
  • 2 lbs Satsuma Mandarins
  • 2 Naval Oranges
  • 1 bunch Nantes Carrots
  • 1 bunch Celery
  • 1 King Richard Leek
  • 1 bunch Broccoli
  • 1 head Lettuce
  • 1 bunch Spinach
  • 4 Kiwis
  • 2 Mango Oranges
  • 2 bunches mixed herbs
  • 1 Meyer lemon

Farm-Fresh-To-You Lunch time

The next day for lunch I was so excited to dive right into all the yummy fruits and veggies I got. I decided to have a gigantic Satsuma Mandarin and a few stalks of celery. Now normally I put peanut butter or ranch on my celery but these were so sweet I didn’t need anything! And the Satsuma Mandarin was juicy and delicious. I perfect pairing with my home-made French Onion Soup.

FARM FRESH TO YOU – THE RECIPE

Farm-Fresh-To-You Ingredients

There were 2 recipes included in the newsletter. They were both broccoli recipes. Now I have to be honest and tell you that my family aren’t big broccoli fans unless its slathered with cheese sauce. When I told me husband I was making broccoli with no cheese sauce he politely said he would try it but to not get my hopes up. I decided to make Magic Broccoli. It sounded magical so I thought what the heck….why not? The ingredients are:

  • 1 medium head of broccoli
  • 1 garlic cloves finely sliced (I used the pre-cut garlic that you can buy in bulk…we like garlic so I used a tad more than 1 clove)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil separated (you are going to use 1 tablespoon before cooking and 1 tablespoon after cooking)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (adjust to your taste)
  • Black Pepper
  • Zest of a quarter of a lemon
  • 3/4 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated parmesan (I used the non freshly grated but it’s what I had in my cupboard)

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So the first step is to pre-heat your oven to 350 degree F. Then you cut the broccoli into florets and pile onto a baking tray.

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Drizzle with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, scatter with garlic, salt and pepper. Use your fingers to toss, then spread out over tray in a single layer. Adjust the salt to your taste. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the tips of the florets are slightly browned. The broccoli should be “tender crisp” meaning just cooked through, not overcooked and floppy.

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Remove from the oven and immediately drizzle over lemon juice and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Toss to combine. Scatter over lemon zest and Parmesan cheese then serve immediately.

Farm-Fresh-To-You Dinner

I served it with ribs and mashed potatoes. My husband took one bite and was floored at how good it was. He actually admitted it didn’t need cheese sauce! I was impressed with myself as well because I liked it so much. This is definitely a fan favorite and will be served again. As long as my Farm Fresh To You boxes keep coming with broccoli I will keep making Magic Broccoli!

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If you would like to sign up for Farm Fresh To you use the referral code MELZ1476 and you will get $15 off your order.

Go check out their website and all the different options you have that suit your tastes: www.farmfreshtoyou.com

Choose Two Items At Corner Bakery For Under $9

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Guests at Corner Bakery can now create their own perfect lunch or dinner by selecting two of their favorite menu items. The great thing about Corner Bakery is you order at the counter so it’s quick if you are on a tight schedule. Plus, there are options for every taste bud. Sandwiches, soup, flat beads and salads. Following are the choices you can pick from for the Choose Two items:

Choose Any Two menu items include:

  • Half Sandwich or Half Panini; like the guest favorites Chicken Pesto Sandwich or Chicken Pomodori Panini
  • One Grilled Flat; select from four flavorful varieties
  • Cafe Handcrafted Pasta; with options ranging from Pesto Cavatappi to Mac & Three Cheese
  • Cafe Fresh Salad; like the Chopped Salad, all made with only the freshest ingredients
  • Cup of Soup; homemade and slow-simmered soups

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The salads are big and always green and fresh. Plus their soups are made from scratch and there are several to pick from. I also like that you can order carrot sticks in place of potato chips.

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For more information visit Corner Bakery on Facebook.

5 Places To Take Your Aquaball

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Getting you kids drink fix on the go is as easy as 1-2-3 with the new and improved AquaBall bottles. The narrower bottle now fits into cupholders and is easier for small hands to hold, with a more secure, easier-to-open closure. Say goodbye to spills forever!

These cute little bottles are also extremely portable and are packed with vitamins B3, B5, B6, and C. With Zero Calories and preservative free these kid friendly beverages are perfect to stash in your backpack for family adventures. Here are 5 suggestions on where to bring your AquaBalls!

1.The Beach

 

AquaBalls fit great in a beach cooler and are a great source of hydration after being out in the sun!

2. The Park

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Let the kids cool off with a flavored water and a smile from Elsa! They will never want to let their AquaBalls go!

 

   3.  Amusement Parks

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Why pay amusement park prices for a drink when you can bring along Iron Man and 10 ounces of Purified water. When it’s empty you can fill it back up with a water fountain.

 

4. School Lunch

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Instead of packing a juice box or can of soda, offer your kids a drink that won’t contribute to weight gain, but rather support their health. Pack them an AquaBall. They are easy to open and taste great!

 

5.  After School Activities Or As A Snack

Kids are hungry and thirsty after school. Feel good about giving them something with proper nutrition.  AquaBall tastes great with Pizza!

AquaBall Flavors

  • Berry Frost
  • Fruit Punch
  • Grape
  • Strawberry Lemonade

To learn more about AquaBall follow these channels and hashtags:

 

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