WonderMilled Popcorn Bread

We have been having some more fun with the WonderMill.  This time we decided to make cornbread.  My daughter suggested popcorn for the recipe. I looked in the WonderMill manual and sure enough I could grind popcorn so I said why not.

Popcorn Bread

First you need to use your WonderMill to grind up some popcorn kernels. This will make a beautiful cornmeal You will need 2 cups for this recipe. Look what a beautiful job the WonderMill did making the popcorn meal. I love this machine.

1/3 cup bacon grease

Heat up slowly in bottom of cast iron skillet in oven

2 cups popcorn meal

3/4 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

couple grinds of fresh ground pepper

Combine all these dry ingredients together.

1  1/2 cups almond milk + 2 Tbs jalapeno juice

1 egg wisked

5 Tbs margarine (melted)

diced jalapeno to taste

Blend wet ingredients together blend wet mix into dry mix just enough to combine. Do not over mix. Carefully pour batter into cast ion skillet with bacon grease that has been preheated to 450 degrees. Bake for about 20 minutes. let rest for a few minutes before serving. I love this with butter.

Want to keep up with all things WonderMill Grain Mill? You can like em on Facebook. Make sure you check out their grinding demonstrations website. They even have a page with videos.

Ready to buy one of these great grain mills? Head on over to WonderMill Grain Milland get ya one. You can even find a authorized dealer near you.

Dr.’s REMEDY® Enriched Nail Polish

  Dr.’s REMEDY® Enriched Nail Polish has their new fall colors available online at http://www.remedynails.com/. I love Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Nail Polish not only because of the beautiful colors, but because it is actually good for your nails.  It is actually enriched with with natural ingredients. These cosmetics are doctor inspired and made with hypoallergenic ingredients. They not only look great but are packed full of good for your nail ingredients including: tea tree oil, garlic, bulb extract (no, they don’t smell like garlic), vitamins E and C, and wheat protein. Dr.’s  Remedy is actually the only line of nail polish approved by the American Podiatric Association.

Just look at these gorgeous colors:

Dr.s Remedy Defense Deep Red Enriched Nail Polish

Deep dark burgandy red

Dr.s Remedy Noble Navy Enriched Nail Polish

A sea-at-dusk shade that reflects light and brings dimension to tips and toes alike

Dr.s Remedy Balance Brick Red Enriched Nail Polish

A warm brick red

Use Dr.’s REMEDY®

  • As a healthier alternative to commercial nail polish
  • If you suffer from:
    • nail fungus
    • brittle, discolored nails
    • have an allergy to chemicals in commercial nail polish
    • are pregnant

Dr.’s REMEDY® is also great for kids!

Dr.’s REMEDY® is Naturally Unique:
Free from toxins found in most commercial nail polish
( DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde)

Developed by Doctors


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Shielo Hair Care

  Haircare is an important part of everyone’s life. Let’s face it y’all, if your hair doesn’t look good no amount of make up or great clothing is going to help.  Shielo sent me some of their haircare products for review. All I can say is wow. Let’s check em out:

HYDRATE Moisturizing Shampoo

This shampoo smells amazing. It’s that  great smell you get from really high class salons. I didn’t need  to use much even with my long hair. The shampoo lathered very well and left my hair feeling super clean and smelling great.

Quick Overview

Moisturizes and fortifies dry or over-styled hair
Certified organic extracts of white tea and shea
Sulfate Free
8 oz 237 ml

Serious hydration to address the needs of thick, dry or overstyled hair. A great treatment for all hair types that become dry from chemical processing or the stress of heat styling. Avoids dehydration by keeping hair moisturized, fluid and free flowing.

HYDRATE Vibrancy Conditioner

This is one of the best conditioners I have used. Again you don’t need to use alot. My hair feels so amazingly soft and silky after using the shampoo and conditioner combination. No tangles at all. Yeah. I highly recommend Shielo.

Quick Overview

Plant proteins and hydrating peptides
Adds moisture for richer color
Certified organic extracts
8 oz 237 ml

Hydrate thirsty, color-treated hair with a blast of moisture. Deep-penetrating peptides strengthen hair damaged from color treatments or highlighting. Hydration replenishes the appearance of youthful hair, while vitamins and minerals are designed to seal the cuticle to lock in vibrancy.

Shielo selld products in these great categories:

  1. VOLUME (4)
  3. HYDRATE (3)
  5. ANTI-AGING (3)

Want to keep up with all things Shielo? You can like em on Facebook, follow em on Twitter, and sign up for their newsletter .

Ready to buy? Head on over to Shielo and get ya some of these great products.

Big Kitchen Giveaway

I absolutely love poached eggs. Ever since I was in college and the cafeteria had the most amazing breakfasts. I would eat one scrambled egg, one poached egg, two strips of crispy bacon most mornings. Wonderful. Needless to say ever sense I have been looking for the perfect…more

New England Coffee Company

New England Coffee Company sent over a couple of their Savor the Season coffee varieties for review.Let’s check em out:

Pumpkin Spice

Just opening the bag the aroma of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin delighted my nose. Wonderful smells filled the house while brewing. Flavors are strong and bold.

Our popular Breakfast Blend enhanced with sweet pumpkin flavor, sprinkled with a delicate mixture of spices to create a treat for any season. Available for a limited time only!

Strong Eggnog scent. Smooth with slightly acidic flavors of kicked up eggnog.
The rich, creamy aroma and flavor of traditional eggnog, with a hint of nutmeg creates a holiday favorite. Available for a limited time only!

New England Coffee Company sells products in these great categories:

  • Coffee

  • Tea

  • Gift Ideas
  • Novelty Items

Want to keep up with all things New England Coffee Company? You can like em on Facebook, follow em on Twitter, sign up for their newsletter and check out their coffee recipes section

Ready to buy? Head on over to New England Coffee Company and get ya some. Want to find some near you? Here is the store locator. They even have coffees available for food-service

The Butch Bakery Cookbook

I love cupcakes. I mean really good cupcakes. If I am going to pack on the calories the flavor has to be worth it. I received a copy of  “The Butch Bakery Cookbook” for review. This cookbook is packed with full flavor cupcake creations. These are not you sissy, flower topped cupcakes you find at bridal showers and children’s parties. These are “Manly” cupcakes. The recipe I made is entitled “Home Run”. This is a Peanut Butter Cupcake with Banana Buttercream topped with Butch’s Bacon Bits. Yes I said Bacon. Quit sneering. The addition of bacon was unique and pretty darn good. The cupcake itself is super moist and delicious. The Fizzy Banana Filling rocks the flavor. The Banana Buttercream is creamy and wonderful. And the  bacon. well I guess there is no place bacon can’t go now. I do love my bacon.

The cookbook itself is really cool. The world of cupcakes has been changed forever with these yummy and totally unique recipes. The Butch Bakery is well organized. They have a toolbox for those that do not know their way around the kitchen. It even goes into such detail for those that are unfamiliar with some of the ingredients. The photography is excellent. Pics are a must for cookbooks in my opinion. This is a great cookbook for anyone. A really creative gift idea.


By David Arrick
With Janice Kollar

David Arrick’s Butch Bakery creates cupcakes like nobody else. You can forget the pretty sparkles and the flowers on top, forget the pastel concoctions for weddings and baby showers—these cupcakes are decidedly adult and down-right delicious. Now, fans can get their fix any time day or night with THE BUTCH BAKERY COOKBOOK (Wiley Harcover; October 10, 2011; $19.99)—a collection of more than 30 break-the-mold cupcake recipes, including the 12 daring varieties that first put the bakery on the map.

Butch Bakery was born in 2009, when David felt it was time to combine a masculine aesthetic to the traditionally cutsie cupcake. When a magazine article mentioned that cupcakes were a combination of everything “pink, sweet, cute, and magical” David felt it was time to take action and craft some cupcakes with a decidedly masculine point-of-view.

THE BUTCH BAKERY COOKBOOK offers cupcakes for the twenty-first century—filled with contemporary, inventive flavors like bacon, whiskey, coffee, and cayenne pepper. These sweets are serious – delightfully different and dangerously delicious. Here’s just a taste of what’s in store:

  • Who says you can’t have chocolate for breakfast? The Wake Up Call is a coffee and Kahlúa-infused chocolate cupcake with a serious coffee buttercream frosting.
  • Peanut butter and bananas are a match made in heaven. The Home Run is a rich peanut butter cupcake topped with super creamy banana buttercream – a Butch Bakery favorite. And what makes them a home run? Adding crispy bacon bits on top!
  • There’s nothing like an ice-cold beer on a hot summer day, so why not make a cupcake with beer? The Beer Run starts with chocolate cake and stout beer (like Guinness), and gets topped with creamy vanilla frosting and crushed chocolate-covered pretzels.
  • Or if you insist on kid-friendly fair, try Camp Out – a graham cracker and milk chocolate-swirled vanilla cinnamon cupcake with more milk chocolate and toasted marshmallow on top.

The “Cupcake Bootcamp,” “Supply Cabinet,” and “Baker’s Dozen” are also provided here to give home cooks all the necessary tips, tricks and resources to create these unique recipes at home. There’s even a section devoted to creating the Butch Bakery’s famed chocolate discs— in marble, plaid, and camouflage patterns – which give the cupcakes their signature look.

For anyone who wants a dessert that challenges the taste buds with modern flavors and inspired ingredients, THE BUTCH BAKERY COOKBOOK delivers the goods.


David Arrick is a former actor, personal trainer, and lawyer who left Wall Street to found Butch Bakery in 2009. He started Butch Bakery to bring a product to New York City that was completely unique and totally unprecedented. It was time for a bakery that produced masculine themed products, but stayed far away from the cliché—in other words, no “golf tee” or “baseball” cupcakes, but would have products that guys would love. Butch Bakery has enjoyed a flood of media, from ABC News and The Wall Street Journal to Daily Candy and Cosmopolitan. The company’s website is ButchBakery.com.

Janice Kollar was the owner of Kollar Cookies in New York for more than twelve years. The Food Network recently named her Classic Four Layer Chocolate Cake the best cake in the country.

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AcuRite Weather Station Giveaway (ARV $95)

Our weather here in the middle of  Texas is constantly changing. The weatherman have very little chance of getting it right everyday. I have a memory of going to school in the morning and it was 80 degrees. By 10:00 we were sent home because it was snowing. Needless to say I have been on a quest to find a better weatherman ever since.I think I have found the perfect solution. AcuRite is a… more