Best Slow Cooker — A Review and Comparison | NESCO Roaster Oven vs Rival Crock Pot

June 24, 2011
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For more than a decade, I had a Rival slow cooker–a model I picked up at Target. It’s equivalent online at Amazon now will run you around $45, so it was affordable, and I knew the brand name. However, I kept having the same problem with it: after a few months, the plastic handles would […]

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Dreamworks Kung Fu Panda 2 Movie Review — a Mom’s Perspective

June 5, 2011

My son and I finally made the trek to the local theater to see Kung Fu Panda 2. Although the tickets cost a little more–$25 for an adult and a child ticket for an afternoon showing–we saw the film in 3D. Was it worth the money to see Kung Fu Panda 2 in the theater? […]

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Michelina’s Frozen Entree Review | How Reporting a Problem Can Help

June 1, 2011

As a college student, I used to buy Michelina’s Budget Gourmet all the time. And I only ate one variety–some sort of lasagna, which was always 99 cents for a serving. I enjoyed the flavor, it was cheap, and it was fast–in other words, it suited a college kid’s needs perfectly. So when my son […]

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(Disney) Tangled Movie Review – From a Mom’s Perspective

May 28, 2011

Sadly, I missed seeing Disney’s Tangled while it was still in the movie theater. But when it came out on 3D Bluray, I wasted no time in getting a copy for my family. Production Value For me, just having the movie playing while I’m doing chores around the house lifts my mood. The animation of […]

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Best New 3D Family Movies — Made Just For Your 3D TV

May 20, 2011

1.Mars Needs Moms Okay, I don’t remember this movie coming out in the theaters, so it must have been in and out in the snap of a finger. Disney has just announced the release of Mars Needs Moms–also known internationally as Mars Needs Mums–on DVD. Even better, Disney’s offering the film on 3D Bluray! The […]

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Complaining About Your Papa John’s Pizza Order – What Will it Get You? | A Papa John’s Pizza Review

May 7, 2011

Complaining about your Papa John’s Pizza order will get you . . . free pizza, most likely. Let me explain how it happened for me: A couple of weeks ago, I ordered 2 large pizzas from Papa John’s–a Spicy Italian and a Works, both with light cheese. For this order, I decided to forgo the […]

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4 — Dog Days — Book Review and Summary

May 4, 2011

The Meaning of the Book’s Title: Dog Days In this fourth addition of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, the phrase “dog days” refers to two things. First, it identifies the time frame during which this book occurs, which is during the “dog days” of summer. Secondly, it refers to the subject of family […]

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Avoid the Rip-Off | Tyson Chicken Nuggets Only 1/3 Chicken (Review)

April 22, 2011
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Being a busy person, I’m always looking for ways to save time on the daily tasks of running a household. So even though I try to cook meals from scratch as often as possible, I have gotten to the point where I try to keep a couple of healthy ready-to-eat items on hand, too. Chicken […]

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