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Do You Have Your Holiday Shopping Done??? If Not, Let Me Help!

21 Nov


With the Holidays just around the corner, let Avon help you find the perfect gifts for the special people in your lives.  Avon is a great way to shop and better yet, you can avoid the holiday crowds altogether and spend time doing what you really want during the holiday season… spending time with your family and staying warm and cozy in the comforts of your home.  You can order right on-line!  It is safe and secure and it will be shipped right to your front door!  What can be easier than that?  Avon also offers a huge selection of products at amazingly low prices!


Get your holiday shopping done now and take advantage of free shipping on orders of $30 and more (offer good until November 25th!) Just shop my web page and enter in the shipping code: ACORN.


Great Gift Ideas:

A gift basket filled with pedicure items:  Everyone loves to have their feet pampered! 

For your teenage girls, shop mark. Products!  They are excellent and stylish! 

Stocking stuffers:  Glaze wear lip-gloss, chap-stick, shower-gels, bubble-baths, lotions, nail polish and more!

 Great gifts for the ladies in the office.  Give hand lotion and Chap Stick that they can use everyday while at work! 

For that special man in your life: Avon has an excellent selection of colognes, after shave, and watches.

 For that special lady in your life:  Avon has a fabulous selection of jewelry at amazing prices!!

Avon does all the work for you- My website even has everything broken down into categories of gifts for $5, $10, and more as well as great gifts for kids, women and men!


Happy Holiday!


My Favorite Pampered Chef Items

21 Nov

I have several items from Pampered Chef that I use almost daily and I wanted to share them with you. 

Egg Separater-  I use this with just about all of my cooking with egg whites.  Separates the yolk out and helps keep the egg shells out!  It also works pretty good as a whisk too!

Classic Batter Bowl- I love using this bowl for pancake mix because if I don’t use it all up the first time, I can simply place the lid on and put it in the fridge and use it the next day!

Coating trays and tool- I use this for my Baked Crunchy Chicken Strips.  See them in action on my post below!  They work great and are easy to clean/dishwasher safe!

Meat Tenderizer- This is a serious meat pounder!  I use this on my steak and chicken and I use it to mash my crackers for the Baked Crunchy Chicken Strips!  Has two sides that you can switch between easily.  Great tool!


Baked Crunchy Chicken Strips & Red Potatoe Fries

21 Nov

This is my healthy version of delicious chicken strips and fries and they are baked!

Chicken Strips:


3 chicken breasts cut into long thick strips (remove any visible fat)

In 3 separate containers: 1st container will contain whole wheat flour or oat flour.  2nd container contains 4 eggs blended. 3rd container- crushed Whole Wheat Ritz crackers.

Dip each strip starting with the flour, then the egg and then the crushed crackers.  Be sure to get them coated well.  Place on a baking sheet either sprayed with Pam or Extra Virgin Olive Oil or lined with aluminum foil.

Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes or until fully cooked through.

Red potato Fries:

You will want to choose larger red potatoes for this.  Cut into long thick strips. 

Boil for 5 minutes.  Strain the water and then place the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.  Lightly brush each with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Then evenly sprinkle Mrs. Dash Original Seasoning.  You will want to put your oven on Broil and cook for about 7-9 minutes.

These are delicious together and they are so much better for you then going to a fast food restaurant! 

Karly ~

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes!

21 Nov

This morning, I decided to make pumpkin spice pancakes.  I have seen recipes out there but they all contained sugar or Splenda- two ingredients that I really try to stay away from.  So, this morning, I made my own!  They turned out awesome!!!  So much so that I am sharing my recipe with you now.

First, mix all of your dry ingredients:

2 cups of oat flour (I make mine at home.  I just blend old-fashioned oats in a blender or food processor until it is fine like flour.  You can also buy oat flour at the store.)

1 tablespoon of baking powder

1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon of all spice (optional)

Mix together so they are well blended.

Wet Ingredients:

1/2 container of 100% pure pumpkin (15oz can)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 tablespoon of honey (if you don’t mind Splenda, you can use it here instead)

1 3/4 cups of fat-free milk or almond milk (whichever you have on hand)

7 egg whites

Mix the wet ingredients in a blender or food processor.  After they are blended well, slowly mix in the dry ingredients while blending.   The batter will be a little thicker than regular pancake mix. When you pour the batter onto the pan or griddle, you will want to take a spoon and spread the batter out a bit.  Cook as you would normal pancakes. Serve up with some sugar-free syrup!  They are delicious and still nutritious!!! ENJOY!