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The Best Cocktails (& Cocktails!) to Kick off 2018!

Celebrate this season with delicious cocktails & mocktails! From a fresh Cranberry Ginger Fizz  to a classic Holiday Sangria, the below seasonal favorites are sure to be crowd pleasers at your holiday gatherings!

Cranberry Ginger Fizz

Recipe Credit: Brooklyn Crafted

Ingredients:

  • ¾ C sugar
  • ¾ C water
  • 1 C fresh cranberries
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • ½ orange, cut into slices
  • 1.5 C dry gin, such as Tangueray
  • 1 C chilled Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer mini in Lemon/Lime
  • 4 mint sprigs

Directions

  1. Bring sugar & water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stir until water is dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat; pour off all but one cup of syrup, reserving any extra for another use.
  3. Heat the syrup to a boil and then reduce heat to medium.
  4. Add the cranberries and simmer for 2-3 min until they just begin to burst.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool in syrup.
  6. Place 2 T drained cranberries and 6 T cranberry syrup in a large pitcher; add the lemon wedges and orange slices.
  7. Using a muddler or wooden spoon, vigorously mash the fruit.
  8. Stir in gin and let steep for at least 5 minutes. Strain into a medium pitcher.
  9. Fill 4 glasses with crushed ice and ¼ cup Brooklyn Crafted.
  10. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour half the cranberry mixture into the shaker.
  11. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds; strain liquid into two glasses. Repeat.
  12. Mound additional ice on top of each glass and garnish with 3 candied cranberries and a mint sprig.

Cranberry Mint Cooler

Recipe Credit: Sparkling Ice

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a pitcher.
  2. Pour into wine glasses, add a mint leaf garnish and enjoy!

Matcha Martini

Recipe Credit: Carrington Farms

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker.
  2. Shake well for 15 seconds.
  3. Strain into a tumbler and ENJOY!

Holiday Red Sangria

Recipe Credit: Santa Margherita

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 1 bottle of Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva
  • 1 large orange, sliced
  • 1 large apple, chopped
  • 1 large pear, chopped
  • Seeds of 1 pomegranate
  • 4 cinnamon sticks

Directions

  1. Add fruit to a large pitcher.
  2. Top with Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva.
  3. Place in fridge for an hour before serving.
  4. Spoon fruit into glass before pouring wine.
  5. Garnish with cinnamon stick.
  6. Add ice to top (optional).

How to Plaster Home Walls This Christmas – A Quick Guide!

Ever thought what happens to your walls before you paint it or put up your flowery wallpapers? You gusseted it right, plastering. It is the process of covering rough and exposed surfaces with plaster; a combination of lime or cement concrete and sand. This is done to protect the surface against rain water and just makes it look better. It is usually done before decorating the wall with paint or wallpaper.

  1. Get everything ready

Get all your equipment ready first. You would want to cover the floor with dust sheet in case some of the plaster falls down. Further, if there are any holes, gaps or cracks in the wall, make sure you cover it up before applying the plaster. You may also want to keep a bucket of fresh water ready before you begin.

  1. Use PVA on the wall

Applying PVA (Polyvinyl Acetate) before the plaster makes sure that the plaster will dry out evenly. You need to dilute the PVA before applying. The ideal PVA to water ratio is said to be around 1:4. Cover the entire wall with PVA and then start with the plaster right away.

  1. Mix and apply the first coat

One thing to remember is to mix the plaster into the water, and not vice versa. The water must also be cold. Keep mixing the two until you get a smooth mix without any lumps. A strong mixer may be used for the same as the plaster may be thick. The plaster will come with instructions you can follow to avoid anything from going wrong.

Next, use your hawk to collect the plaster and then a float to firmly spread it onto the wall. It is a thick mixture, so you will need a bit of a force. It might not be as easy as it looks so you will take a while to get used to it.

  1. Smoothen it out and scrap if required

Have your plaster dry out a little before this step. Use a trowel to smoothen out the plaster now. Get rid of all the unevenness and extreme bumps. Target the corners and edges as well. Scraping the wall is optional and can be done before applying the second coat.

  1. Apply the second coat

Now comes the second coat. Before you do so, dilute the plaster further as this coat needs to be thinner than the first. And then leave it to dry on its own.

  1. Polish your work

After the second coat has dried slightly, you may begin your finishing touches. Apply water to the surface and then use a trowel to flatten out the unevenness. Sand paper comes in handy after the plaster has dried completely to take out the excess parts. It is important to give the plaster a fine finish.

  1. Paint your wall

Finally, the plaster is ready to be painted over. It is recommended that you seal the surface before doing so. You may use one or two coats of adhesive to prime and seal the surface. If you are looking for help, the experts at http://cornwall.plasterers1stopshop.co.uk/, can throw some light on the subject.

Quick & Easy 2017 Stocking Stuffers to Cover All of the Foodie Fanatics in Your Life!

From kids to athletes &, of course, the drink enthusiasts, the below snacks & beverages are sure to delight your loved ones this holiday season.
For the Foodie Kids:
  • The NEW Welch’s Fruit Rolls are the perfect way to unroll the fun this holiday season! Featuring fruit as its first ingredient, the Fruit Rolls are a great stocking stuffer & available in mouthwatering flavors: Berry, Tropical Punch, & White Grape Strawberry.
  • Go Organically Fruit Snacks are a tasty, USDA-certified organic fruit snack great for gifting this holiday. A fantastic stocking stuffer, these fruit snacks are gluten-free, contain 100% DV Vitamin C, GMO Free & contain no preservatives.
  • AquaBall’s naturally flavored water is the only zero-sugar, zero-calorie, zero-preservative children’s beverage around. Featuring fan favorite Disney & Marvel characters, AquaBall is not only fun for kids to open on Christmas morning, but also smart for parents.​

For the Drink Enthusiasts:
  • Cased in 7 fluid ounce bottles, Brooklyn Crafted’s small but mighty ginger beers are the perfect size for Christmas stockings & great for enjoying on their own or incorporating into cocktails this holiday season. Made with 100% fresh ginger pieces you can actually SEE in each bottle, the craft ginger beers are available in four trendy flavors.
  • Santa Margherita’s Pinot Grigio, which comes in a 375ml bottle, is the perfect stocking stuffer for wine lovers! It’s cute & conveniently portable—making it easy to take almost anywhere. Get creative & include the mid-sized Pinot Grigio in a chef-themed, wine & charcuterie, or movie-night stocking.​

For the Fit Foodie:
  • Give the gift of healthy Protein Cookies this holiday season! With 18G of plant-protein per cookie, Munk Pack Protein Cookies are a delicious protein bar alternative. In flavors like Double Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip & Oatmeal Raisin Spice, these vegan & gluten free cookies are soft baked & filled with fiber.
  • HUROM’s 10.1 oz. and 13.5 oz. glass Juice Jars are great for gifting that one person you know who’s always eating on the run. These jars feature an air-tight stainless steel lid, perfect for keeping your smoothies, workout juices, oatmeal & other snacks fresh while on-the-go.
  • Unlike the other guys you see in health stores that have lengthy labels & ingredients you can’t pronounce, Carrington Farms NEW Organic Coconut Protein Blend is a vegan & organic protein powder is made with just THREE ingredients (Coconut Powder, Pumpkin Powder & Pea Powder!). Not to mention, it contains a whopping 20g of protein.​

MOTHERLOAD HOLIDAY 2017 GUIDE: PURPLETRAIL

Stressed out? ‘Tis the season! One of the most stressful holiday tasks can be creating holiday cards. We’ve all been there! Impossible  to navigate sites, photo formatting issues, non-exsistant customer service, delayed printing, poor quality prints… SKIP that MESS this year with NO FAIL PurpleTrail! Right now, PurpleTrail has Free Shipping on orders $75+ (for a limited time!) on their GORGEOUS Personalized Winter Holiday Cards & Invitations!

Cross holiday cards off your TO-DO list today! Then shop the PurpleTrail site for your holiday gifts from highly tailored printed products, to cards for every occasion, to printed planners, to customized gifts & wall prints.Motherstucker’s gift orders are placed & my holiday cards are IN THE MAIL thanks to PurpleTrail. The most stressful part of the entire experience? My “check engine” light came on en-route to meet with the family photographer this year. After the photo shoot — while sitting in the auto service department — I was able to upload the 2017 photo & place my PurpleTrail order.  100% Customizable. Created by Me. Now it’s YOUR turn. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Photo credit: Andrea Monteruil Photography

Looking for a Christmas Gift for the Person Who Has Everything?

Sometimes shopping for our friends and family can be difficult.
If you’re looking for ideas, why not give your friends and family the opportunity to make money and support young tennis players at the same time?

The Young Tennis Player’s Project is a wonderful opportunity that will put a smile on your family’s face.
Give them co-ownership in a project that is assisting children all around the world, helping them stay active and fit.

Your family member will not just own their own piece of this worthy project, they’ll be able to make money off any sales the brand name generates.

Help kids who wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity to play Tennis, and give your friends and family their own piece of a great project this year through a share in the Young Tennis Player’s Project. It is a gift that will keep on giving for years to come. https://ytp.tennis

WeatherEgg Kids: Whacky Weather Board Game a STEM Board Game That Helps Kids Ages 6+ Learn About Weather Science in a Fun, Educational Way!

The WeatherEgg Kids: Whacky Weather Board Game is meant to teach kids about weather. With the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in education, the board game highlights words used in weather science. Join Motherstucker & BACK this Kickstarter as an EARLY BIRD to get YOURS January 2018!

With the onset of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum in education, what better way to make science fun than by introducing some animated 3D humanoid characters affectionately called the WeatherEgg™ kids. Holley Humidity, Peggy Pressure, Tommy Temperature and Wesley Wind.
Holley Humidity is full of rain. She loves to rain, and that is why her head is shaped like a raindrop, and she is the color of a raindrop. Peggy Pressure is a moody girl. She likes to lower the air pressure which causes storms. When she raises her amulet and calls for Air Pressure. LOOK OUT! Tommy Temperature raises and lowers temperature. He tries to do his best, and his cape helps him be a hero. Wesley Wind can be mischievous. He will blow a gentle cool breeze to cool you on a sunny day, or he will be part of a Hurricane!

Come Celebrate the HOLIDAYS with MATCHING FAMILY CHRISTMAS PAJAMAS!

Adorable styles for the WHOLE FAMILY, you can match CHRISTMAS MORNING or all HOLIDAY SEASON long. 

Affordable & cozy MATCHING FAMILY PAJAMAS are sure to brighten your holiday season! Perfect for gift giving & CHRISTMAS EVE BOXES. Snuggle up & wait for Santa in one of our exclusive Kryssi Kouture Holiday Pajama designs at Ruffles & Bowties Bowtique. Use CODE “MOTHERSTUCKER” for 10% Off YOUR first purchase! https://rufflesandbowties.boutique/collections/christmas-pajamas

What Is the Sleek Socket? Revolutionary. Inexpensive. Game Changer.

The sleek socket is an innovative & affordable product that allows you to completely hide unsightly, unsafe & inconvenient outlets out of sight via a unique ultra-thin plug, measuring only about the thickness of a pencil on top of an outlet. The sleek socket drastically reduces, & in some cases completely eliminates, obstructions between furniture & traditional plugs attached to an outlet.

Given the elegant design of the plug, the sleek socket also enhances home décor around the outlet by eliminating ugly plugs & cords that clash with the color of the wall around the outlet. If you have a wall with an outlet is white — the same color of the sleek socket, the sleek socket blends into the wall &  you may forget it’s even there! Simply attach the sleek socket to the top receptacle of a duplex outlet – no tools or screws are required!The sleek socket childproofing model is designed to make it more difficult for children to gain access to electrical outlets by completely hiding the underlying outlet, & by way of 6 large high strength adhesive cord clips, helps protect children & pets from accessing & chewing electrical cords. The childproofing model includes 4 five inch cord clips & 2 four inch cord clips. Each sleek socket is compatible with a duplex outlet having both round receptacles (which typically have a single center screw) & rectangular receptacles (which typically have a top & bottom screw), including tamper resistant receptacles. As noted in packaging documentation, the sleek sockets should not be used with any GFCI or AFCI receptacles.

 

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Consider this our small way of “Patching Up America” – For 100% Discount (Yes, FREE) Use/Share This Coupon Code: FREEPATCH Visit  www.patchrevolution.com & type the code in at checkout. That’s it. Please Share This with Your Friends & Family – We’d love to see everyone get a free month supply! <3 

Motherstucker’s Must-Have Recipes for July 4th!

Need fresh, seasonal, & easy-to-make recipes for your Independence Day bash?  From the first course to the last, these recipes won’t disappoint!

FOR THE APPETIZER…

Gaea’s Cucumber Salad with Fresh Herbs, Orange Segments & Citrus Dressing

 

 

 

Ingredients for dressing:

o    1/2 cup Gaea’s Sitia, Crete D.O.P Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil

o    Juice of 1 lemon

o    Salt

o    Fresh ground black pepper

o    Fresh ground pink pepper

Ingredients for salad:

  • 6 small cucumbers
  • Sea Salt
  • 2 large oranges
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh mint

Directions

Wash cucumber & oranges well. Peel oranges, remove white membrane & cut fresh in thin slices. Thinly slice cucumber with a mandolin. Combine salt and two kinds of pepper in glass or stainless steel bowl & add lemon juice. Slowly add olive oil while stirring constantly with wire whisk. Combine dressing with orange slices & fresh herbs. To serve: Arrange cucumbers in dishes & pour over prepared dressing. Sprinkle with a little coarse salt.

FOR THE MAIN COURSE…

Carrington Farms’ Flax Burger

Prep time: ~15 mins. Makes 4 -3/4 inch thick patties or 6 -1/2 inch thick patties.
4-6 hamburger buns

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound thawed ground beef, lean ground turkey or bison, veal or your favorite meat.
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbs Carrington Farms Organic Milled flaxseed
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice of bread)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 Tbs mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Mix together meat, onion, garlic, flax & bread crumbs.
  2. Lightly beat water & egg together and add to mixture. Add mustard, salt & pepper.
  3. Cook on a grill or stove top until no pink remains (~12 mins)
  4. Optional cheeseburgers: top with slice of your choice of cheese at end of cooking & grill or broil for about 1 min.

Carrington Farms Grilled Salmon

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Oil grill with 1 tbls coconut oil
  • Heat grill
  • Coat each fillet with coconut oil & garlic powder & pepper to taste
  • Grill Salmon approx 5 – 7 minutes per side to taste.

 FOR THE DESSERT…

Viki’s Granola Berry Parfait

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

•  6 ounces Yogurt (yogurt of choice)

•  ¼ cup raspberries

•   ½ cup Viki’s Granola Original

Directions:

•  Place 2 ounces of yogurt into a tall glass or mason jar.

•  Pour a 1/3 of granola evenly on top of the yogurt.

•  Place 2 ounces of yogurt on top of the granola. Add raspberries.

•  Add remaining 2 ounces yogurt & granola on top.

Summer Starts SOON!

With Memorial Day right around the corner, use Carrington Farms, Gaea, & Viki’s Granola in these fresh, seasonal, & easy to make recipes –  perfect for throwing an al fresco summer bash!

From the first course to the last, these brands have you covered with a delicious, yet healthy selection of appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, & desserts. Each made with nutritious & natural ingredients like Greek Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, & Gluten-Free Granola, these recipes will WOW your guests!

For the Appetizer…

Gaea’s Cucumber Salad with Fresh Herbs, Orange Segments & Citrus Dressing

Yields: 4 Servings

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 0 min.

Skill: Easy

Ingredients

  • 6 small cucumbers
  • Sea Salt
  • For dressing:
  • 2 large oranges
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh mint

Directions

Wash cucumber & oranges well. Peel oranges, remove white membrane & cut fresh in thin slices. Thinly slice cucumber with a mandolin. Combine salt & two kinds of pepper in glass or stainless steel bowl & add lemon juice. Slowly add olive oil while stirring constantly with wire whisk. Combine dressing with orange slices & fresh herbs. To serve: Arrange cucumbers in dishes & pour over prepared dressing. Sprinkle with a little coarse salt.

For the main course…

Carrington Farms’ Flax Burger

Prep time: ~15 mins

Makes 4 -3/4 inch thick patties or 6 -1/2 inch thick patties.
4-6 hamburger buns

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound thawed ground beef, lean ground turkey or bison, veal or your favorite meat.
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbs Carrington Farms Organic Milled flaxseed
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice of bread)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 Tbs mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Mix together meat, onion, garlic, flax & bread crumbs.
  2. Lightly beat water & egg together & add to mixture. Add mustard, salt & pepper.
  3. Cook on a grill or stove top until no pink remains (~12 mins)
  4. Optional cheeseburgers: top with slice of your choice of cheese at end of cooking & grill or broil for about 1 min.

For the side dish…

Carrington Farms’ Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Ingredients:

Directions:

Place all vegetables in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together Carrington Farms Garlic Flavored Liquid Coconut Oil, soy sauce & lemon juice. Pour over the vegetables. Cover bowl, & marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Place vegetables on skewers (if using wooden skewers make sure to soak first). Spray grill with Carrington Farms Coconut Oil Spray. Set grill to medium heat. Place vegetable skewers on preheated grill. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes.

For the dessert…
Viki’s Granola Banana Granola Pops 
Ingredients:

Directions:

Peel, cut bananas in half crosswise & insert Popsicle sticks.  Place on a parchment-lined tray, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for about 3 hours. Place Viki’s Banana Walnut Granola into a shallow dish. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over slightly simmering water, over low heat, constantly stirring. Pour the chocolate into a tall glass. Dip each banana into the chocolate & roll in the granola straightaway. Place on a parchment-lined tray. Serve immediately or wrap individually in parchment paper or plastic wrap in the freezer.

Nix the Stereotypical Flowers This Mother’s Day & Delight Mom with a Homemade Breakfast in Bed!

Not sure what to whip up? Pamper MOM with a plate of Viki’s Granola’s Maple Cranberry Granola Pancakes, Gaea’s Feta and Olive Oil Cakes, or Carrington Farms’ Ghee French Toast (or all three!) for a nutritious and delicious breakfast selection for mom. Each made with heart healthy and natural ingredients like gluten-free granola, organic ghee, and Greek Olive Oil, MOM will thank you for the indulgent, yet guilt-free, breakfast in bed on her special day.

♥Maple Cranberry Granola Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ cup Viki’s Cranberry Maple Granola
  • Maple syrup for topping

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, blend flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using a whisk or hand held mixer, whisk in buttermilk and egg until well combined and smooth. Stir in the melted butter. Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Using a ¼ cup measure, pour pancake mix to cook. When pancake is golden brown, flip and cook other side. Keep warm in a 275° oven. To serve stack a few pancakes and top with maple syrup and Viki’s Cranberry Maple Granola.

♥Ghee French Toast

Ingredients:

  • 5 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/3 cup 1% milk
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 6 slices of brioche bread (cut into ½ inch slices)
  • 2 tbsp of Carrington Farms Organic Ghee

Directions:

  1. Whisk eggs, sugar, milk, ghee and cinnamon for 30 seconds.
  2. Dip both sides of bread in mixture until saturated
  3. Put 1 tbsp of ghee in pan and turn heat on low for 20 seconds to let the ghee melt.
  4. Place 3 slices of bread in pan at a time and keep on medium heat.
  5. Cook slices until browned on both sides.
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 for the last 3 pieces.

♥Feta and Olive Oil Cakes

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F. Process the cheese with the sugar and honey in a mixer until smooth. Add olive oil. Combine flour with the ground almonds and baking powder and add to bowl while mixing. Divide batter among 6 greased one-use individual cake molds and top each with half an olive. Sprinkle top of batter with brown sugar and bake for about 25 minutes.

Here’s a New Children’s Picture Book Just in Time for Easter & Passover

Meeting Moses is a newly inspired story from the Old Testament that entertains with time traveling (what kid doesn’t like that?), & written from a child’s point of view. This is a fun story with eye-catching illustrations, & has positive role models & life lessons. What a nice way for kids to be introduced to the Bible. The 40 page hardcover printed picture book is on sale for only $14.95, & the eBook for just $4.99. The publisher’s website also has free content to download. www.meetingbibleheroes.com 

Mother’s Day MOST Wanted

Super fun & one-of-a kind Art Purses with original art displayed on the front! The in house artist at TJSource creates magical paintings that are imprinted onto handbags using a dye sublimation process to ensure everlasting effect.

This versatile 2 sided over the shoulder handbag measures 16″(L) x 4.5″(W) x 10.5″(H) making it perfect for all environments & occasions; from daytime casual wear, work or a fun night out. TJSource handbags are made from 100% genuine leather outer layer & durable polyester fabric with nylon interior including 2 internal pockets. Each purse is hand-stitched finished for extra TLC & includes a zippered hidden compartment.

The beautiful colorful purses showcase the work of Miami artist, Tabby N, featured for Miami Art Basel At Art Fusion Galleries in Wynwood Arts District, the world’s largest art exchange.  Use “FUN10” Coupon Code for 10% Off at Checkout! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TJSource

MOTHERLOAD HOLIDAY GIVING GUIDE: Jewelnow.com

p11457rv014lg_1024x1024Offering trendy fashion jewelry (bracelets, pendants, necklaces, rings & earrings) Jewelnow.com is ahead of the crowd when it comes to offering the finest quality fashion jewelry at prices that represent exceptional value!

Jewel now.com translates the latest expressions of style, combined with good design principles into its jewelry collections — Bling up — Shine Out 🙂 All products comes with a 30 day hassle free return policy & as an added bonus, use code MOMSPECIAL10P to get an amazing 10% discount off all purchases on checkout. Offer valid till 31st December 2016. Hurry up to www.jewelnow.com today! b01003rc401lg_1024x1024

MOTHERLOAD HOLIDAY GIVING GUIDE: Car Tots!

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Looking for that SPECIAL gift this holiday season? Check out these remote control ride on cars — with the wireless remote control you drive your little one around — in their very own ride on car! Car Tots has a large selection & has been specializing in these types of vehicles for over three years now, which is good because you want to make sure that you purchase from a dealer who is going to be there for you now & in the future. XOXO, MotherStucker 😉

MOTHERLOAD HOLIDAY GIVING GUIDE: Ms. Ronda’s Alphabet Teaching Series

Children of all ages love the antics of the characters in Ms. Ronda’s Alphabet Teaching Series. They are delighted by the bright, colorful illustrations, & they quickly fall in love with Alpha, who guides them through the alphabet series. Little ones are thrilled as Alpha introduces the main characters & teaches letter recognition, letter sounds, & ultimately helps them learn to read. They love being engaged as Alpha challenges & encourages them through additional areas of learning concepts such as numbers, colors, shapes, opposites, character traits, development of fine motor skills, & other lessons, which are interwoven throughout the series.

The “For the Big People”, section helps equip adults with techniques to better teach their children. Parents & Teachers alike, enjoy the discussions that take place with their little ones as a result of the character lessons & conversation starters that are woven into each story. Go to https://www.amazon.com/author/rondanunez & click each book to view/order in time for the holiday season! 🙂

MOTHERLOAD HOLIDAY GIVING GUIDE: The Fly Creek Cider Mill Cookbook

Dinner is DONE Thanks to The Fly Creek Cider Mill Cookbook!

One-Pot Pork with Apple Cider & Potatoes
Serves 4

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1.5 pounds potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups FCCM Apple Cider
  • 2 thick (1-inch) pork chops
  • 1/3 cup parsley, chopped
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a 5-quart Dutch oven, arrange half the onions in an even layer. Top with half the potatoes, arranging in an even layer; season lightly with salt and pepper. Repeat with the remaining onions and potatoes; season. Pour in the cider.
  2. Season the pork chops and place on top of the potatoes and onions in a single layer. Top with the parsley and rosemary sprigs.
  3. Bake, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes. Slice the pork chops and serve with the potatoes and onions.

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Find THIS recipe & more than 100 more categorized by Basic Recipes, Breakfast, Starters & Snacks, Soups & Salads, Sides, Main Courses, Breads, Desserts, & Drinks. Perfect Holiday Gift! Order at: http://shop.flycreekcidermill.com/browse.cfm/fccm-cookbook-2016/4,1040.html

MOTHERLOAD HOLIDAY GIVING GUIDE 2016: Christmas Trivetrunner

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  • ADDS BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY SPIRIT – This gorgeous Christmas trivet & table runner is the perfect winter red & adorned with reindeer, Christmas trees, snowflakes & even white bells; all to help you capture yuletide magic.
  • IMPROVED SURFACE PROTECTION – Designed to cover the length of the middle of your dining room table, it can be used as a hot pots trivet, as well as hot pans & plates, as well ice cold containers; & all without damaging your wood surfaces.
  • VERSATILE 2-in-1 DESIGN – Crafted with an insulated polymer & polyester blend, the 2-in-1 decorative table trivet runner is heat resistant up to 300°F, heat insulating & offers an anti-slip surface, & looks stunning on your table all holiday season.
  • PRACTICAL HOLIDAY GIFT – The Anna Stay Christmas Trivet & Table Runner makes a wonderful house-warming Christmas gift & useful item that every home needs. Easy to use & easier to clean, you’ll love the versatility.

Order in time for the holidays  on Amazon!
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