Saturday, August 07, 2010

Drink, Steal, Swear, and Lie

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Drink, Steal, Swear, and Lie

I met this guy while I was in Albuquerque, and he has a motto
he lives by every day. He said, "Listen carefully and live by
these four rules: Drink, Steal, Swear, and Lie."

I was shaking my head No! but he then told me to listen while
he explained his four rules. So here they are:

1. Drink from the everlasting cup every day.

2. Steal a moment to help someone who is in worse shape than
  you are.

3. Swear that you will be a better person today than

4. And last, but not least, when you lie down at night
  thank God you live in America and have freedom.

I am not as good as I should be, I am not as good as I could
be but THANK GOD I am better than I used to be!

~Author Unknown~

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Fab Find Foodie: Silk Pure Almond Milk Review

PLEASE NOTE: I did not write this review, however i would never post a review in any of my blogs if I did not (1) get the author's permission and (2) agree with the views presented in the author's review.

6/22/2010 02:21:00 PM Posted by Fab Find Foodie

Almond Milk is a product that has become quite popular as of late.  It's supposed to be a great alternative to cow's milk!  You're probably familiar with the brand Silk, which is known for their soy milk.  (Which I also love!)  But have you tried their Pure Almond Milk yet?  Almonds are said to have incredible health benefits!  They are recognized by health professionals as a nutritious addition to a healthy diet. A serving of almonds provides an excellent source of vitamin E, protein and fiber. In fact, almonds are higher in protein and fiber than any other tree nut. Plus, they're naturally low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free.

I received two coupons for a free half gallon of Silk Pure Almond Milk.  This was my first time trying Silk Pure Almond Milk, so of course I wasted no time running down to the store so I could get my first taste!!  The thickness was comparable to whole milk, but it's ivory in color.  The flavor is exceptional!!  I tried the Vanilla first and I cannot express enough just how good it was!!  My two year old refuses to drink milk, and she loved Silk Pure Almond Milk!  The Original is just as delicious!  (I'd suggest Vanilla for those of you that like a sweeter taste, and the Original for less sweetness.)

I'm not a huge milk fan, so having products like Almond Milk are great options for me!  Silk Pure Almond Milk is great to drink as is, but it's also really tasty in coffee, over granola and my fav is poured over oatmeal!!  You can also use it in soups, smoothies and as a replacement for milk in baking!!  However you decide to use it, the one thing I'm confident in is that you'll love it!

***Get a coupon for .75 cents off Silk Pure Almond Milk***

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I made cookies!

ORIGINALLY POSTED 7/26/2010 at 5:25 PM EST

Just made Splenda's Choco Chip Cookies as seen on their website and they came out sooo yummy. I made a couple small substitutions tho. I used 1/2 cup of splenda brown sugar blend instead of the 2/3 cup each of brown sugar and splenda granular the recipe called for. I also used 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips and 1/2 cup heath toffee bits instead of 1 cup of regular chocolate chips. The cookies taste soooo amazing! =) They didn't come out quite right (I probably didn't use enough splenda brown sugar blend) cos they spread a bit too much and were still raised in the center. But boy are they tasty! This was my first time ever baking cookies from scratch on my own so I am glad they were a success!  Updates will follow with modified recipe and pictures!

UPDATE 1  7/26 11:51 pm
The Recipe! :)

Choco-Chip Cookies
• ⅔ cup butter or margarine, softened
• ½ cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
• 2 teaspoons vanilla
• 2 eggs
• 1½ cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cream butter, brown sugar, SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener and vanilla together in a medium mixing bowl. Mix until well blended and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape sides of bowl. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Place level tablespoons of cookie dough on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on a wire cooling rack.
Nutrition info (per serving of 1 cookie)
Calories 90 | Calories from Fat 45 | Fat 5g (sat 3g) | Cholesterol 20mg | Sodium 90mg | Carbohydrates 11g | Fiber 0g | Sugars 7g | Protein 1g
Serves: 36
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time 27 Minutes

© McNeil Nutritionals, LLC 2009

UPDATE 2  7/27 11:40 pm
I keep trying to transfer my pictures from my microSD on my phone into my camera and onto the laptop but no luck yet. Will try again tomorrow with the pc instead. grr. sorry for the delay!

UPDATE 3  7/31 6:27 pm
Couldn't upload pix onto the pc either. Tried assorted things including using a different microSD to SD adapter and using my dad's camera, but no luck. I've got some sort of issue with the microSD communicating to adapters. Then I figured since that wasn't working I tried sending the pix in a multimedia message (MMS) from my cellphone to my email, but I had issues with that too. Couldn't send or receive MMS. Called up AT&T on the 28th regarding the issue. Talked to two different people and we tried some things but no luck. They told me to call up Samsung who make my phone to help me reset it. When I tried calling the were unavailable so had to wait till day before yesterday (29th). So I called them up again and got my phone reset and tried to resend the original msg. No luck there. They told me there was nothing else they could do and I could either send my phone in to get repaired for $70.65 (odd amount if you ask me) or I could call back up AT&T Tech Support. So I called back AT&T and spoke to a third person over there and we tried some of the original steps again (which Samsung had me try) and just worked... So now my phone is fixed but I still can't send the message to my email. I was told that if I send a mms to another phone it won't cost me anything extra but if I send to an email it will cost more for data charges so I was at a loss for what to do. Asked my friend Dan who's a bit tech-y and he told I could just buy a sync cable for it. So for the rest of that day and most of yesterday I searched for a reasonable price for the cable and i checked ebay like crazy but most were in hong kong and didnt have the cd to help set it up right. Finally I did a google search and came across this American company who had it with the setup CD..all for $2.54! I read online it could cost $40 from samsung????? yikes! that's insane! So I just ordered it from Cost $2.54 + free shipping + insurance! =D Should be here in a couple of days and I'll set it up immediately and finally upload the pix of my cookies to this blog! =D YEY!!!!!!!!

UPDATE 4 8/7 4:06 PM
I am still waiting on that sync cable to arrive. The listing said it would ship first class mail with insurance but it's still a no-show. Hoping to get it tomorrow-again! Seems like I'm constantly waiting for tomorrow with it. :(