Walgreens Participates in Get A Shot And Give A Shot Campaign

Our family gets the flu shot every year. Well actually most of us do, last year my husband didn’t and got a bad case of the flu.
Now that he is a PaPaw to baby Johnny he is getting his flu shot.
I am proud to share all four adults are up to date on our TDAP inoculations.

I shop around each year find the best prices for our immunizations.
Our local grocery chain, H.E.B. charges $34 and Walgreens charges $33.|
My reason to get your flu shot at Walgreens is their involvement with the Get One Give One campaign.
Now through October 14th, when you get a flu shot or any other immunization at Walgreens.
Knowing they will provide a life-saving vaccine through the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign.
They will supply up to three million vaccines to children who need it most.

Once my insurance card was ran it took only 15 minutes of wait time for the pharmacist to give me my shot.
I just stepped behind a privacy curtain and rolled up my sleeve.
No appointment was necessary and most insurance accepted.
So you can get your flu shot and feel great knowing that your are providing a lifesaving immunization to a child.
Simply come in, get a shot and give a shot.

I found out that 1 in 5 children still lack access to the lifesaving immunizations that help keep children in the U.S. healthy.
Coordinated worldwide vaccination efforts have made significant progress, particularly in reducing cases of measles and polio.
Shot@Life, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, educates, connects and empowers Americans to help protect children in developing countries from vaccine-preventable diseases. By joining this movement, you can help save a child’s life every 20 seconds by learning about, advocating for and donating vaccines to children who need them most.3


My #FavoriteColorSwap Box Ready To Go

Just a few pictures of the contents that I have boxed up for my  swap buddy, Jennifer.

Thanks @TheTattooedType –  April Bogus, for setting up this swap. #FavoriteColorSwap
I hope that Jennifer likes her items that I picked out for her.

Lyric thinks I did a great job, shopping, packing up the box, and letting her inspect the final project.
Mailing out on Monday and so excited to hear if it pleases her.

This #FashionColorSwap was hosted by April Bogus. Her website is TattooedAustinMom.Blogspot.com
I started my own Facebook Group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/swappingparcels/.
My group will be having holiday swaps and other fun themed swaps. Join today to stay connected for the upcoming #HalloweenDecorSwap.
Everyone is welcome but each country must have enough participates to match up to others in your country.
Let’s have fun. Watch tweets for blog giveaways, at @kathyrb.

Review: Nestle Milk Chocolate Covered Raisinets


Nestle Raisinets are sun-ripened, plump juicy California raisins tucked in rich creamy Nestle Classic Milk Chocolate.
They have 30% less fat than the leading chocolate brands, and a half-serving of fruit in every ¼ cup serving.
I like to snack on Raisinets when I need just a little chocolate after dinner.
Look for this delicious treat at your grocery, drug or convenience store, as well as your movie theater.

Disclaimer:I am not associated with Nestle in any way. This review is written with my own views and opinions.

Recipe: Cherry Dream Pie

Cherry Dream Pie
Hello Everyone,
Before I share this delicious recipe with you I wanted to tell you my experience making it.
In the photos you can tell the cut of this piece of pie isn’t perfect. It tasted so good that the look really if quickly forgotten.
It was my first attempt at making this pie and when it states let it set up 3 hours in the refrigerator, well I didn’t.
We cut into this pie after it set up for only 2 1/2 hours. So the results of a perfect uniform cut into serving sizes fly out of the window.
Very tasty pie all the same, give it a try you will enjoy it.
Cherry Dream Pie
1 Keebler Graham Cracker Pie Crust
3 egg yolks
1 can 14 oz.sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 can cherry pie filling

1. In a bowl beat egg yolks. Stir in the can of sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice.Pour into crust.
2. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour before refrigerating.
Refrigerate for 3 hours.
3. Top cherry pie filling
Keep stored in the refrigerator after cutting.

Brooms – What To Choose For What Job

After using two brooms for almost 18 years it is time to purchase a new broom.
I have a little whisk broom that came with my dust pan is perfect for quick clean ups.
I began to research what type of brooms are out there and for what jobs.

Four brooms that are under serious consideration.
Traditional corn broom – Great for a porch or deck since corn brooms have bristles that are sturdy.
Use to sweep away dirt, pebbles, tiny sticks, acorns, and grass.
Push broom – has a over sized head with stiff inner fibers and soft outer fibers.
Use on a sidewalk, driveway or patio to sweep leaves, pine straw, and dirt.
INSIDE brooms
Ergonomic broom – For anyone with a bad back this broom has a slightly curved handle.
Bendable Flex neck broom – For cleaning awkward areas; such as under cabinets or low furniture.

Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Pie & Apple Pie Baking Tip


Chocolate Pecan Pie
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell
2 cups pecan halves
3 large eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons good-quality bourbon
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Cover bottom of pie crust with pecans.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and melted butter. Add the corn syrup, sugar, bourbon and the chopped chocolate. Stir until all ingredients are combined. Pour mixture into the pie shell over the pecans and place on a heavy-duty cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for an additional 25 minutes or until pie is set.
Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Apple Pie baking tip:
Your apple pie crust to puffy? I can tell you how to fix that right now.
If your apple pie has a gap between crust and filling each piece you cut is not uniform.
I don’t know about you but I want a thick, apple filled piece of pie every time.
First slice your apples as close to exact pieces as you can.
Layer the apple slices staggered but snugly on top of each other in the pie shell.
Placing the apple slices tightly will minimize air pockets that produce uneven pies.
Use 3 pounds of apple per pie. Cut three large slits across the top of the pie crust.
Let the pie cool completely before cutting the pieces.
Lastly ENJOY your thick piece of apple pie!

Recipe: Mini Almond Cupcakes

Mini Almond cupcakes
Mini Almond Cupcakes
2 1/2 ounces almond paste
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg white
1/4 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 ounces all purpose flour about 2/3 cup
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Baking spray with flout such as Baker’s Joy
2 ounces softened cream cheese
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
To prepare cupcakes
Place almond paste and granulated sugar in a bowl. Beat with mixer at medium speed until mistrue si sandy.
About 2 minutes.
Add egg white, and beat for 1 minute or until well combined.
Add milk and oil; beat 1 minute or until well combined.
Lightly spoon flour into a measuring cup and level with a knife.
Combine the flour, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, stirring with a whisk.
Add flour mixture to almond mixture, beat at low speed 1 minute or until well combined.
Divide batter evenly among 24 miniature muffin cups coated with baking spray.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
Cool in pan 5 minutes on a wire rack.
Removed from pan; cool completely on a rack.
Place cream cheese and butter in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.
Add remaining ingredients, beat for 2 minutes or until well combined and smooth.
Top each cupcake with 1 1/2 teaspoon icing.
Tip: Use what ever topping you prefer on your cupcakes, such as sprinkles, almonds, or coconut.