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HoneyBaked Ham is what we are having for Easter dinner #HoneyBakedEaster

This is a sponsored post but all opinions are mine.

DSCN2783DSCN2785I love my HoneyBaked Ham store in Grand Rapids, MI. My husband works by this store and knows that if I am not feeling good he can stop in and order me a sandwich. The sandwiches are so good and always bring a smile to my face. Over the years we have grown to know the employees and love their recommendations. I never thought of getting a turkey at a HoneyBaked Ham store but oh are they so very good and I am I listened and tried it. Now when the holidays roll around there is no discussion on what we will be serving.

DSCN2777Shopping for my Easter dinner was easy. I went into the store and asked what specials were going on and went from there. Each store has different specials so it is always a great idea to ask. I got a boneless ham, boneless turkey breast and two sides. The choices you can make are endless. I always get extra meat so we can have left overs.

DSCN2780My HoneyBaked Ham store even had bags of beans & peas on display to give you an idea of making soup with your left over meat. I thought this was a great idea.

DSCN2799Now my life is like many others and no matter how hard I plan to try to have dinner done at a certain time something happens or someone calls to put dinner at a latter time. On this day that I was cooking this dinner I had planed to have it at 3pm but then my husband got caught up in work till 6pm. Being that this meal is an easy heat and serve meal I was able to put it off and spend time with the friends and family that I had over at the house. What I thought was going to be a disaster turned out to be a fun time. When I got the call my husband was going to be on his was I put my sides in the oven first and mixed up some instant potatoes and put them in the oven too. After my husband came home I put the meat in the oven for 20 minutes with a pan of biscuits. When dinner was ready everyone was very ready to eat.

DSCN2804The food was great and I got to spend quality time with my friends and family. Everyone loved the food and for the time it saves me in the kitchen is well worth the price I paid for it. You can add some of you own items to make it more your own meal if you want like I did. My instant mashed potatoes with cheese are always a hit and went great with this meal.

Here is a great coupon to use for your Easter dinner:

$5 off any purchase of $50 or more: *HERE*

Offer valid 3.14.15 – 4.4.15. Must present coupon at time of purchase to receive offer. May not be combined with any other offer. One coupon per person at participating retail store locations. While supplies last.

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White Chocolate “Easter Themed” Treats #‎goodcookkitchenexprt‬

White Chocolate treatWith Easter right around the corner and the kids on spring break, I am glad I got the Good Cook Sweet Creations Spring Bark Mold to make treats with. My family got together and we made bark together.

Bark makingThe first step is to take one bag of chocolate chips and to melt them down. I melted mine down in a glass measuring cup in the microwave. I would heat the chips up in 30 second intervals and stirred them each time. after about 2 minutes the chips were completely melted. I then poured the chocolate evenly into the mold.

bark makingThe second step I did was to mix M&M's and walnuts in a bowl with a second bag of melted down white chocolate chips. You are free to use what ever filler you want.

making barkSame as the first step, you want to spread this evenly over the mold and then place in the refrigerator for an hour to set.

BarkMy bark came out of the mold very easy and just needed to be broken into separate square before serving. I let this set out for about 30 minutes to soften up a little before I broke it up.

finished barkHere is the finale look before everyone started to eat this yummy Easter spring treat known as Bark. These were gone with in a few days in my house and we are planning on making more but we will be using a new recipe that we saw on line. I will have to post about that one after we make it. This was fun for the whole family!

Fan Discount: Right now you can get 25% the Cook Sweet Creations above by going to goodcook.com and Using CODE: SpringFling


Springing Into Summer: Easter Peeps & Ring Pops Giveaway 4/19 Daily US

Welcome to the Springing Into Summer Giveaway Event hosted by Kay from The More Is Merrier and Trista from Andersons Angels. This event has a little bit of everything to help you get ready for Summer. Each blog participating has gathered up at least a $25 prize package for you to win. You won't want to miss any so make sure you visit each blog below in the linky. This event begins on April 5th and ends on April 19th at 11:59pm. 

EasterPeepsAre you getting ready for Easter? Then your going to want to check out all the flavors and variety that Peeps have to offer. I was blessed with a chance to try out the Easter Peeps. I got a huge package full of a wide assortment from chocolate coved to dip and the traditional Peeps. I fell in love with the dark chocolate Peeps as I am a fan of dark chocolate. My son enjoyed the party cake Peeps and my husband choose the strawberry as his favorite. The rest of the Peeps went to work with my husband and he said it was funny seeing grown men walking around his factory eating Peeps. Just goes to show your never to old for Peeps. So what Peep are you?

Easter Peeps

“The flowers were budding, the grass emerged from snow, and winter was finally coming to a close.

All of the kids played outside once more, while thoughts of spring-time chores went right out the door.

Meanwhile, back in Bethlehem, PA, the Easter Bunny was becoming busier by the day.

But today was one of the most important of them all, as the PEEPS® gathered ‘round, some stout and some tall.

They met to discuss their mission this year, a big responsibility which was sure to bring cheer.

The messenger PEEPS® assured they were ready to go, and off they traveled to various homes.

The PEEPS® were ready to watch over kids everywhere and report back whether each child had earned their Easter basket share.

And for all the young boys and girls who do behave, their PEEPS® will ensure their baskets are filled with the marshmallow treats they crave.”

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With Spring finally here, are you ready for the Easter bunny to come hopping over? Special for Easter this year, Bazooka Candy Brands is offering an Easter branded Ring Pop!

With different flavor variations like Watermelon, Strawberry and Blue Raspberry that you never want to miss. The yummy Easter assortments are perfect for an Easter egg hunt or to exchange alongside dyed eggs with your family and friends.

The Ring Pop product is only sold at Walmart, so get yours while you can!


Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Peeps prize pack and a bag of Ring pops. Runner up will win a bag of Ring pops This is open to US and ends 4/19/14 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!

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Easter Dinner Made Easy With HoneyBaked Ham Company

SDSG received this product free for review purposes, all opinions expressed are solely mine.

HoneyBaked StoreI had a great time at the HoneyBaked Ham Company store on 28th street in Grand Rapids Michigan. The employees were great and very helpful. I had no clue what I wanted or what I should get. I was shown a bunch of different meat choices and sides.

HoneyBaked Ham CompanyThere was 11 different sides to choose from and 9 different desserts. The Heat & Share sides are 2 for $13.99 or 3 for $19.99. Theres also a $24.99 Easter Brunch Bundle – Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake and Honey-Spice Bacon available.HoneyhamfoodI chose to do the $54.99 Easter Ham & Turkey Combo: Pair a Turkey Breast (approx. 3 lbs.) with your choice of a Boneless Ham (approx. 3.5 lbs.) or Quarter Ham (approx. 4.5 lbs.). I got the boneless ham and smoked turkey. I then got 4 heat and serve sides: Herb Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Potatoes Au Gratin and Macaroni & Cheese. Check out the menu at HoneyBaked Ham for yourself to see all that is offered.

When I got home with the food, I left the sides out on my counter to thaw out and decided to cook the meal. I put the ham and turkey in the refrigerator until I was ready to cook them.  The sides sat out for about 2 hours before I put them in the oven. I only had to cook the sides and the meat for about 45 minutes. Everything was done and my house smelled great. The whole process was very simple and I plan on doing this again.

DSCN9305I had 5 people to feed and this was more than enough. Everyone ate and we still had plenty of meat left for lunches the next day. I am not a huge turkey fan but I really enjoyed the flavor of the smoked turkey and the ham was great. My son said it was the best ham ever lol. I also really like the stuffing and the mac and cheese. I ate so much that my stomach was aching lol.

My dinner plate

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Now for the giveaway: Twenty lucky people will win a $50 HoneyBaked Ham Gift Card to help with your Easter dinner. This is open to US & CAN, 18+, No PO boxes and ends 4/13/2014 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on theRafflecopter widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!

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Guest: Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway 4/7 US

Sponsored By: Lynne's Designs, Crystal Threads, Sew Stop Whining Kids, Country Stitching, Crafting4Caleb and "Senn"sational Creations

Hosted By: Life of a Southern Mom , Tales From a Southern Mom and Sweet Southern Lovin

Co Hosted By: Kaisy Daisy's Corner

Easter is just a few short weeks away. What better way to get this Easter holiday started early than with some amazing prizes? We have teamed up with a great group of sponsors and bloggers to share this giveaway with all of our readers. There will be 4 prize packages that we'll be giving away right here on our site. Check out the packages below and let us know which one is your favorite.

Grand Prize: The Ultimate Personalized Easter Basket for Girl or Boy $59.99

(The Ultimate Personalized Easter Basket comes with a 10"H bunny, a 4 oz. Thompson milk chocolate bunny, 12 oz. of jelly beans, 8 oz. of Thompson solid chocolate eggs, 3 oz. of Thompson mini chocolate bunnies, 8 oz. of sugared gummies, 2, 4-packs of Peeps and 8 oz. of sprinkle pretzels. Embroidered with any name, up to 10 characters. Choose from Arial rounded, Curly or Lauren Script for girls. Choose from Arial Rounded, Tinker Toy or Dom Casual for boy. Liner is available in Polka Dot, Pink Bunny, Green Bunny, Space, Sports or Princess design.)

2nd Prize: Sew Stop Whining Kids: Easter Dress and Bloomers for Girl (sizes 3M-5T) & Easter Chevron Bucket Tote Bag(personalized) $49.99

3rd Prize: Country Stitching: Quilted Bunny Tote, Crafting 4 Caleb: My First Easter Bib & Lynne's Designs: Baby Bunny Rattle $42.50

4th Prize: Crystal Threads: Easter Tote Bag & Prima Princessa: Swan Lake DVD $14

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Capture The Magic Of Santa, The Tooth Fairy & Easter Bunny Photo Package

lookingforpresents[1]I have a great Photo editing website that allows characters to be "caught" to share with you. Simply upload a picture of your home, add the character and share with your child. Create a moment that lasts forever! This is a great way to surprise your love ones and to create lasting memories and keepsakes.

EasterbunnyYou can use Capture The Magic site for the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy charaters to add to your photos. There are a few different options to choose from, So check out the site and start making those one of a kind pictures. I wish this was around when my son was little. I think this is a great way to show your child why they should believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy.


~ You can connect with Capture The Magic on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest ~

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Easter 2013 with my Family

Hubby & I

Here is hubby & I before we go to my mom's house for dinner

My son & I

My son & I

Easter 2013 1

I love when we get all cleaned up for a holiday. I take as many pictures as I can.

Stuffed mushrooms

My mom made hubby's favorite: Stuffed Mushrooms

The dinner table

My mom loves to cook. We had ham, baked beans, green bean casserole, scalped potatoes, cream corn casserole,deviled eggs, stuffed black olives, dinner rolls and pistachio pudding. Dinner was great.

My mom & I

My wonderful mother & I.

The desserts my mom made

My mom made stuffed strawberries, Apple pie, pumpkin pie, Strawberry cheese cake and Blue berry cheese cake. I told you my mom loves to cook & bake.

Easter 2013

~ I hope you had a great Easter like I did ~