Thursday, November 5, 2009

Kettle Corn

just wanted to share this super-easy kettle corn recipe from Rachael kids loved it (me too)

Kettle Corn

1/4 cup vegatable oil
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup popcorn kernels

Place first three ingredients into large pot; mix up till sugar is incorporated into the oil. Add popcorn kernels.Cover pot. Heat on medium high or high heat till kernels start to pop, make sure to keep the pot moving at all times so that the corn and sugar do not burn. When popping slows turn off heat and remove from burner. Wait a minute before opening the pot lid; pour into a large bowl and enjoy!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pay It Forward This Christmas

These gift ideas do double duty; not only can you give to those on your Christmas list but also others in need.

Starbucks has their red travel mug for the holidays. a dollare from each sale goes directly to the Global Fund; an organization that fights AIDS/HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in needy countries.

Find it at most Starbucks locations or at $15.95

Mo Smells the Holidays~adorable scratch and sniff children's book 10% of sales go directly to the Best Friends Animal Society which supports animal shelters

Find it at retailers nationwide or $17.95

The Hunger Site is offering up a beautiful Turkish ceramic keepsake bowl. For each bowl purchased 25 cups of food will be donated to those in need. At $6.95 it's a steal.

Find it at

All profits from the bay,olive,eucalytus branch wreaths are donated to Meals on Wheels.

Find them here Prices start at $30

Hot chocolate anyone? St. Jude's is offering up these incredibly cute marshmallow fudge snowman tubes for $6 each or 2 for $10
100% of the proceeds go toward finding cure for and treating pediatric cancer.

Find it at