October 31, 2014
by Nikki
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Hasselback Potato Recipe

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Every single member of my family LOVES potatoes. And sometimes it gets a little boring with plain mashed potatoes, french fries, scalloped, cheesy potatoes. So as I was searching for new ways to cook a potato; I came across the Hasselback Potato Recipe. Its very simple to make and extremely  delicious.

What you will need:

  • Clean Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • A few Sticks of Butter (about a half a stick per potato)
  • Toppings- We used sour cream and ranch with bacon bits

How to prepare:

  • First step is to wash the potatoes and then run down with olive oil.
  • Slice the potato in as thin of slices as you can get (see image below). Trying not to cut all the way through the potato bottom.

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  • Next slice the butter as thin as you can get it. (My children helped me make them so it doesn’t look like it could :) ) One slice of butter will go in between the slices that you previously made.

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  • You will want to cook it at about 400 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour. The butter will melt and soak into the potato as it cooks. So when its done, there is no need to rebutter. Final step is to just top it off with whatever you like to eat your potato with. Our family likes to use ranch dressing and bacon bits. And occasionally just the butter and sour cream. There is infinite possibilities how to top it.

I hope that you enjoy this version of the potato as much as we did. If you have any questions, please comment. If you make this, let me know what you think of it!

 

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October 30, 2014
by Nikki
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Zoo Moos Review

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Zoo Moos is an insulated cup holder for kids. This design was created by a mom and her two kids tested the product out themselves. We all know how kids love their stuffed animals well this design has different animals that holds the sippy or any other drinks. I can say my daughter was excited when I opened the box and pulled this out and now I have a hard time getting it away from her. Seems like she always has it in her hands it’s easy for her to hold.

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My daughter picked out sparkle it’s a pink unicorn I love it and it looks even better in person. It also came with a spill proof sippy cup which works great. I’ve actually used different sippy cups in her insulator and they all fit. The head of sparkle was attached to her body but the thread came undone. I like it better not attached it doesn’t bother it one bit still looks nice. Keeps her drinks nice and cold I’d leave her water out over night and it would still be as cold as it was when I first put it in there. This would be wonderful on long road trips or even trips to the park.

 

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Here is what the valve looks like inside the sippy that came with Sparkle. It’s in there pretty good plus there’s a ring around as you can see in the picture. I don’t think we’ve had a sippy like this ¬†it works great and even lasted through a couple hot water washes already.

 

 

 

 

This woman really put some thought into her product. On kick starter it will tell you more about her product and how she came about wanting to do this. It even has pictures of her kids drinking out of them and designs and prototypes. I would most definitely recommend this for anyone with kids. My two-year old loves it and whatever gets her to drink her milk makes me extremely happy. And it’s machine washable which is great since we know how kids can be. Be sure to check out the website so you can order one.