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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lets Review

Wow!!! Has it been busy around here. With all the Halloween ongoings and such we have tried to keep up and also offered a few giveaways with more coming up.

Have you had a chance to check out these 2 great giveaways?

Piggy Paint Giveaway $25 gift card ends November 6, 2012

Happy Green Bee Giveaway your choice of any clearance item ends

We have also shared some great reviews. If you comment on the review post you will get extra entries when the giveaway is posted. Check out these great reviews

reviews included

little pink tool kit
Alli's Originals

all three of these will be upcoming giveaways as well. So be sure to check back here at annies home or even better sign up for updates on feed or email

Friday, November 2, 2012

Start Hot Curry Sauce will Spice Up Your Holiday Cooking

Are you looking for a way to add a bit of spice to your holiday cooking? Well I have a product that will help you do that quick and easy. It will add a bit of extra heat and leave your guest with a memory of goodness that they have not tried otherwise. Many products on the market have excessive sodium and unnatural ingredients but with Start! Original Hot Curry Sauce you will not find either of these. I was sent a free sample and was plesantly surprised to say the least. The hot sauce is vegan certified, GMO, MSG and gluten free. Sounds like it could be used with nearly every type of diet and its sure to give a splash of flavor whenever it is used.

Just take a look Start! has no calories, fat, cholestrol or sugar and have very low sodium.

We used it to make a spicy recipe of our own

1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsps butter
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
12 tsp hot sauce
34 tsp ground cumin
12 tsp paprika
12 tsp garlic (ground)
2 cups pecan (halves)
2 tsps kosher salt
Preheat oven to 325ยบ. Heat the oil and butter until melted in a saucepan over low heat. Add the remaining ingredients except for the nuts and salt. Simmer over low heat 2-3 minutes to blend.  Add the nuts and toss to coat. Spread on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, shaking occasionally.  Toss the hot nuts with the salt and let cool to room temperature on a baking sheet. Store in an airtight container.

Want to get some of your own? You can buy it on-line for just $3.99 a bottle here or locate a store that currently stocks the product

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November 2 Day of Deviled Eggs

History of Deviled Eggs:
there is no specific time, place or person that the deviled eggs can be tied into. It is believed that deviled eggs were first enjoyed by ancient romans. The term "deviled" refers to highly seasoned fried or boiled dishes and then became a culinary term to describe fiery hot spiced dishes or condiments. It is believed that the term deviled evolved from the symbol of the devil and the excessive heat of his sorroundings. Today's term of deviled refers to a broader meaning and is used to define a food that is dark, rich, chocolate, spicy or stimulating item that contains heavy seasoning. Deviled is ofter used to describe eggs, crab, cakes, and other dishes.

Classic Deviled Eggs

6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise
¼ cup Light Mayonnaise or Salad Dressing
½ teaspoon dry ground mustard
½ teaspoon white vinegar
1/8 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Paprika for garnish
Pop out (remove) the egg yolks to a small bowl and mash with a fork. Add mayonnaise, mustard powder, vinegar, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly. Fill the empty egg white shells with the mixture and sprinkle lightly with paprika.
Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to one day before serving.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Little Miss Muffet

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Pediped Review

Pediped is a brand of footwear founded in 2004 by Angela and Brian Edgeworth. The Edgeworths were searching for perfect soled shoe for their daugher. The brand they would develop together in Pediped would be one of exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distictive styling. The award winning company is the fastest growing children's footwear brand in the U.S. being awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance. You can find Pediped footwear in more than 3000 stores in over 40 countries worldwide. pediped® offers more than 120 designs for boys and girls between their three lines, Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®. Originals® (soft-soled shoes for newborns to age 2), Grip ‘n’ Go™ (thin rubber-soled shoes for children ages 1 to 3 years) and Flex® (rubber-soled shoes for children 1 to 8 years). 
One thing that I love is the Pediped boots.
Flex Bella Black look so sophisticated I can see these being worn with everything from blue jeans to cute little dresses. They are sure to be cute no matter what you wear them with.
  • Suede upper
  • All natural rubber sole
  • Stylish boot design with inside zipper
  • Features the Flex Fit System ™ that allows you to adjust the fit of the shoe 

  • Waterproof
  • Withstands temperatures as cold as -20°C
  • Cushioned inside for ultimate comfort
  • Self-cleaning rubber sole with extra traction for a steady step
  • Features the Flex Fit System™, which allows children to adjust the fit of their shoes and prolong the length of wear

  • The flex cruz in the adorable black and pink are perfect for any little princess. Attractive and durable these boots will hold up through rain or snow and keep your little gals feet warm and cozy.                                         
    Don't worry if you are a mother of boys because pediped has prepared for your needs as well.
    The attractive black and red flex cruz has the strong masculine look that every young man will like as well as the warmth and durability that every mom will like. With the same features as the flex cruz for the girls with the perfect color for boys.
    Be on look out for an upcoming giveaway where the lucky winner will get their choice of girl or boy pediped boots.

    Halloween 2012

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    Monday, October 29, 2012

    Allis Originals Review

    Alli's Originals is a Mompreneur business. Alli started making jewelry as a hobby. Her first projects were beaded projects, key chains, and wire work. Her hobby led to the opportunity to teach jewelry making courses. Alli also hosted jewelry making birthday parties. Alli developed talent in silversmithing and lost wax casting and led to her collection that includes hand stamped pendants and charms, hand cut pendants and unique casted charms.

    If you are looking to give a personalized gift to someone on your list you will want to check out Alli's Originals. You will find gifts for both men and women both of which will show you give your gift with

    Some of my favorites include:

    Puzzle Rings which are made of .925 sterling silver. The lightweight easy to wear ring is actually rings that fit together to form one band.

    Every year I give my daughter a new pair of earrings for Christmas. This is a tradition that I look forward to surprising her with an awesome new pair and wait for her smile that I know will appear. Their are many great pairs of earrings like the peace please earrings at Alli's Originals is made up of .925 sterling silver.

    To find that special gift for someone on your list head over to Alli's Originals

    Happy Green Bee Giveaway

    Happy Green Bee is an organic kid's clothing shop with a great philosophy: "Clothing that is comfortable, colorful, playful, and ecologically responsible." Roxanne Quimby is the owner of Happy Green Bee a line that she created so that children can be children. Using organic cotton in comfortable and practicle fabric.

    Looking for that perfect christmas gift for someone on your list? Well I am glad to share with you that after posting the Happy Green Bee review here on Annies Home they have offered to give one of Annies Home readers a chance to win any product of winners choice from Happy Green Bee clearance section.

    There are many great choices. I love them all just check out a few of my favorites from the clerance section.

    The adorable sock gift set, petal dress in a variety of colors, cardigans perfect for fall weather, and even blankets that are beautiful colorful and perfect for that added warmth.

    To enter this giveaway where you can choose the clearance item that is perfect for you simply take a few seconds and shop around the clearance section of happy green bee and share it here in comment section.

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  • Giveaway starts now and ends November 8, 2012. Good luck remember to give yourself extra credits by commenting the number of entries for example if you get 2 credits for doing something leave 2 comments. Email must be left in comment or the entry will not count

    Halloween Popcorn Balls

    1-1/2 cup Candy-Coated Milk Chocolate Pieces 1-1/2 cup Light-Colored Corn Syrup  17 ounce Marshmallow Creme  20 cups Popped Popcorn 1 tsp Vanilla Extract  1 1/2 cups Sugar  2 tbsp Butter
    How to make Halloween Popcorn Balls:

    Remove all unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. Place them in a buttered 17x12x2-inch baking pan or roasting pan heated at 300 degree F.
    Now add corn soup and sugar in a large saucepan and bring it to boil. Remove the pan from heat and stir in marshmallow creme, butter, and vanilla until combined.
    Pour marshmallow mixture over hot popcorn; stir gently to coat. Cool until popcorn mixture can be handled easily. Stir in candies.
    Now with damp hands, quickly shape mixture into 3-inch-diameter balls.
    Wrap each popcorn ball in plastic wrap and store at room temperature up to 1 week.
    Halloween Popcorn Balls are ready to savor.

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    Pumpkin and Black Bean Chili

    Halloween night will be more than just a spooky night. It will be a night when our entire family will celebrate the union of a family coming together. My brother and his wife will celebrate with their small family and our entire family of a marriage that united two wonderful adults. One thing that will be served that night is chili. Whether they will choose to serve the following chilli or not I believe it would be perfect for a fall night.

    Pumpkin and Black Bean Chili
    2 pounds pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and seeded
    1 T. extra virgin olive oil
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 jalapeno chile, minced
    One 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
    One 14.5 oz. can crushed tomatoes
    1 c. water
    1 c. apple juice
    4 T. chili powder
    1 t. salt
    1/8 t. cayenne pepper
    3 c. cooked or canned black beans, rinsed and drained
    Cut the pumpkin into 1/2-inch chunks and set aside.
    Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and jalapeno. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the reserved pumpkin, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, water, apple juice, chili powder, salt and cayenne, and stir well. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer until the pumpkin is tender, about 30 minutes.
    Add the beans, and more water if the chili is too think for your taste. Cover and continue to simmer about 15 minutes to blend flavors. Serve hot.

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    Sunday, October 28, 2012

    Creamy Swamp Dip

    looking for a dish to take to the halloween party this year? Want to surprise everyone and be creative? Then you will want to check out this recipe


    Creamy Swamp Dip

    Start to finish: 10 minutes
    Servings: 16
    3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
    8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
    2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    1/4 cup chopped black olives
    1/2 cup chopped Peppadew peppers
    1/4 cup chopped marinated mushrooms
    Salt and ground black pepper
    In a food processor, combine the avocados, cream cheese and balsamic vinegar. Process until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl, then mix in the olives, Pappadews and marinated mushrooms. Season with salt and black pepper. If not serving immediately, cover with plastic wrap, pressing it onto the surface of the dip.

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    sunday stealing

    1) What do you think is the best costume for Halloween?

    love creativity seems like those costumes are more fun and surprising

    2) What would an alien think of humans if it came to Earth on Halloween?

    I believe they would think this planet is multicultural with so many odd individuals

    3) Who Would you haunt?

    my hubby lol

    4) Are you afraid of the dark?

    nope not the dark it is what is in the dark

    5) Do you pass out candy, or hide with the lights off?

    normally we pass out candy if at home

    6) What Scary movie do you like best?

    not a big fan of scary movies but watch them with the hubby

    7) If you had to wear a costume for a week, what would you be?

    I want to be the boss

    8) What do you think about Ouija boards?

    dont like them think they are the tool of the devil

    9) Have you ever told ghost stories around a fire?

    yes and this was always fun

    10) Trick? or Treat?

    depends on who , where, when and what, love treats but fun to trick others at times as well

    11) Have you ever been in a haunted house?


    12) What would you do if you saw a ghost?

    ask it what it was doing there

    13) Question 13, should we have skipped this and jumped to 14?

    well if you do not like the number 13 for the unluckiest reasons

    14) Are you brave enough to walk into a grave yard after dark on Halloween?

    have before and believe it was not all that scary

    15) Do you like chocolate? what kind:

    love all chocolate not a big fan of dark chocolate

    16) Who would look better in a clown costume? Obama or Romney?

    wow tough one I can see them both as clowns

    17) Are you in the path of Frankenstorm?

    do not believe so

    18) Post a link to any other blog:

    A friend of mine recently took this picture while on a fishing trip. Just could not help but ask permission to share it with all. Love the sorrounding so very pretty
    The Chicken Chick