Marvelous Menu Monday Feb 27-Mar 4,2012

We are heading into a new month in a couple of days. Can you imagine we are at the end of February already? This month seemed to just fly by. I can not wait until Summer and it can't seem to come fast enough for me. We had really nice weather here, almost spring like and then Poof another dumping of snow! Go figure I am in Canada!!
I am hoping this year we will be able to plant a bit more than just tomatoes. I would love a huge garden but we need a bigger yard for that. If not, I will be venturing out to the farmer's market more this year. I am also thinking of having a table at our local market for hair clips and bake goods.
Monday - Fish, sidekicks and raw veggies

Tuesday - Left over Hamburger Soup

Wednesday -Chicken with roasted veggies and potatoes

Thursday - Weeknight Ravioli Bake (Kraft Canada) 

Friday -

Saturday - Hubby cooks #yummo

Sunday - Hubby cooks #yummo

That's it for this week.What's on your menu this week?


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Marvelous Mommy Meals. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own*~

Richard Scarry's Busytown Busy Guest Post

Last weekend the kids, my mom and my self went to see Richard Scarry's Busytown Busy; a theatrical show in Orleans Ontario. Our great friend Alyssa over at A Motherhood Experience was unable to attend this show and asked if I would be interested in going and writing a review for her blog.

We had a ton of fun and you can read what my kids and I thought of it over on A Motherhood Experience.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Canadian Coupon Mom. This is not a sponsored post. It is to let you know I have written a guest post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Wordless Wednesday ~ February 29, 2012


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Canadian Coupon Mom. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Chocolate Chip Fudgie Cup with @EqualCanada

On Saturday we went out to pick up our groceries and were on a mission to find a Yellow canister of Equal to make these tasty Chocolate Chip Fudgie Cups from their Facebook recipe finder.

You can see the full post of our mission on Canadian Coupon Mom and see our photo's on Google +

Now on to the tasty recipe. These are made of two parts; bottom is cookie and the top is brownie. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Fudgie Cups


Chocolate Chip Dough:
1/3 cup stick butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated*
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Fudge Nut Filling:
1 cup Equal® Spoonful or Granulated**
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
6 tablespoons stick butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

*May substitute 8 packets Equal sweetener
**May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener


Chocolate Chip Dough:
Beat butter with electric mixer until fluffy.
Beat in egg and vanilla until blended.
Mix in Equal* and brown sugar until combined.
In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix into butter mixture.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Form dough into circle about 1/2-inch thick. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze while preparing Fudge Nut Filling.

Fudge Nut Filling:
Combine Equal**, flour, cocoa, nuts, baking powder and salt.
Beat applesauce, butter, eggs and vanilla until blended.
Stir in combined flour mixture until well blended.

Remove Chocolate Chip Dough from freezer.
Spread approximately 1 rounded tablespoonful of dough in each of 24 mini-muffin pans.
Fill each with Fudge Nut Filling to top of cup.

Bake in preheated 350° F oven 15 to 18 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in muffin pans about 5 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
Store in airtight containers at room temperature.
These turned out really good. Very moist and tasty even though we ran into a chocolate chip dilemma and ended up substituting chocolate chip with mint chocolate chip. I would love to try them with just regular chocolate chips. We will make these again for sure. They got 2 thumbs up from everyone in the family!
This recipe is being submitted to Foodie February, find more recipes that are part of Foodie February on Talking Momcents.


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Marvelous Mommy Meals, this is not a sponsored post but I found this recipe while doing a post on Canadian Coupon Mom. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Sweets with less sugar, Yet still Yummy! @EqualCanada #Cbias

We do our groceries usually once a week, Saturdays or Sundays. This weekend we decided we would be going Saturday as Sunday we have a few other plans (will be guest posting about this soon!). It is just the kids and myself as hubby is working this weekend.
This week we didn't need a ton of groceries just what was a sale and also decided we would make Chocolate Chip Fudgie Cups from the #EqualCanada Facebook recipe finder. This looks tasty and doesn't seem hard to make. Right now I am looking for less sugary snack for myself as I am trying to maintain a healthy weight and be fit.

Hasbro Operation & Twister Game Review

My children are game kids, pc, handheld, Wii, and board games. They love them all. On Family Day they were introduce to a bunch of board games that they have never played. Today I want to tell you about the Hasbro board games Operation and Twister.

Operation (ages 6+) is a silly game that features barks, burps, cell phone rings and more. Each play is a Dr. and needs to operate by carefully taking the tweezers and keeping their hand steady remove each funny object in Cavity Sam. What is that? A bird! Did you hear a toilet flushing? Each turn will be a new sound and the play will try to remove that item without being buzzed at. If you get buzzed pass the tweezers to the next player.
Both my kids love this game but I think my daughter loves it more. She has been caught pulling it out to play by herself and then her brother will hear it and come to play. Both of them have had many giggles playing together and with mommy and daddy. I love that there are different levels with it, 1 is less sensitive to set of the buzz when you touch the edge with the tweezers when trying to remove a piece. We also made our own rule as the kids are just learning that on the second buzz they have to pass the tweezers. This is a great way to work on fine motor skills for anyone.
Next game we tried out during our Family day weekend was Twister (ages 6+). We have only play a few times but the kids think it is a lot of fun and have enjoyed being Twisted and seeing who can stay standing. If you haven't play this game you don't know what your missing. This is a lot of fun have someone spin the spinner and follow the spinners directions maybe this time it is Right hand on Red. Can you make it there without falling over or getting to twister with the other players? Last person standing is the winner. 

This is a great game for young children to learn about left, right and taking turns. We have been having a blast and can't wait to share more great Hasbro board games with you.

What is your favorite board game when you were a child or even as an adult?

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Canadian Coupon Mom on behalf of Hasbro Canada. We received the above mentioned products for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Marvelous Mommy Meals

Just over two months ago I decided to take the plunge and start another blog. Yes, I know that is a very crazy thought as I am a work at side the home mom of two under 6. When will I ever find the time to blog on two blogs? Well I figured I am cooking and baking already why not snap some pictures and post. Can't be that hard, right?

I have ALWAYS been a baker growing up. I love to make cookies, cupcakes, pies and really any other sweet treats. Over the last couple years I have formed a love for cooking all together. From basic breakfasts - like homemade waffles & pancakes to breakfast burritos, comfort food and new dishes I have never made before.

Win Pancakes for a year!

We love contests and we love Eggo's! Here is a great contest from Kellogg Canada as yesterday was Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday. Click the image below and Enter to win a years supply of Eggo Waffles and Pancakes! Make sure to check out the full rules and regulations on their site. Thanks and Good Luck!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Marvelous Mommy Meals. This is not a sponsored post we just love Kellogg Canada. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Wordless Wednesday ~ Feb 22,2012

Please stop over at Marvelous Mommy Meals to see more about these fun pictures.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Canadian Coupon Mom. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Not so Wordless Wednesday ~ Feb 22,2012

Usually Wordless Wednesday is a picture or pictures that are stand alone, that speak without words. Today I have a few I would like to share from Shrove Tuesday but with a few words attached.

My little helper, first time cracking eggs and I must say she did a great job and only drop the whole egg shell in once! No little shells, must have been luck.
Got thumbs of up for our tasty Boots's Banana Pancakes! We will be reviewing Dora & Diego Let's Cook during Kids Week in March.

Did you have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? What did you give up for Lent? I am giving up Pop, I wish I could say caffeine but I would fail at this for sure!


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Marvelous Mommy Meals. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Loose Button's Luxe Box

Do you love samples? How about beauty products? Loose Button has put both of those things together and has made a monthly subscription type service to give you deluxe sized high end beauty samples!  It is called Luxe Box!

It goes a little something like this, head over to Loose Button and sign up for either a Monthly, Quarterly or Yearly subscription. Right now until February 28th with a Quarterly or Yearly sign up you will receive a 3 month subscription to Flare magazine free!

Monthly the cost is $12, Quarterly is $36 and Yearly is $120 with free shipping for all! Right now they are Sold out but if you sign up for their wait list they will email you when a spot opens up.

Here is a sneak peak at the January Luxe Box and a surprise box that was also sent. Like always it is packed really nice with a little note and card about what is included in the box and also the nice silver "Made for Jennifer" sticker! So personal with that sticker, it is really like getting a little gift every month.
This month we received Pur Minerals 4 in 1 Foundation Full size, Benefit - B. Right! Moisture Prep toning lotion, Donna Karan Beauty - Cashmere Mist Body Cleansing Lotion, and Moroccanoil - for light hair (I love this stuff!). With a nice bonus of Seattle's Best Coffee and a coupon for it.
Another fun surprise was the Bath & Body Box that included a Schick Hydro Silk razor and Fekkai Advanced samples of Shampoo & Conditioner.

This box is well worth the $12 as the foundation ($31) and razor cost (est $10) more than the box.

Thanks Loose Button for some fun Beauty Samples!

"Like" Loose Button on Facebook or on Twitter @Loose_Button.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Canadian Coupon Mom on behalf of Loose Button. I did receive a complimentary box for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Marvelous Menu Monday- Feb 20-26th, 2012

I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend! I am posting this early as I am planning on being computer/net free on Monday as it is Family Day in most of Canada.

This Monday we are planning a fun filled day of Hasbro games, crafting and maybe even baking as we have a few great cookbooks to review! Can't wait to share my review with you on these great titles.
Monday -BBQ Porkchops, rice and veggies

Tuesday - Homemade Pancakes for Shove Tuesday along with fresh fruit and yogurt

Wednesday - Fish, rice and veggies

Thursday - Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff from Kraft Canada

Friday - Marvelous mini meatloaves from Kraft Canada, mashed potatoes and salad

Saturday - Will add soon

Sunday - Will add soon

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Marvelous Mommy Meals. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

What was the #1 song when you were born?

The other day on Twitter @DoritosCanada asked "In celebration of the Doritos Taco Time Machine, we want to know: What was the #1 song, on the day you were born?"

Well I just had to look. Why wouldn't I want to see what was Hot on December 19th, 1981. 30 years ago Olivia Newton-John had the #1 song on the US Billboards "Physical". If you don't know or don't remember then you really should watch the video below. If you need a reason to watch, how about just to get a good chuckle?

Now I am asking you to head over to the List of number one hits and tell me what song was big on your day!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Canadian Coupon Mom. This post is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs ~ Recipe

Do you love meatballs? We love meatballs and I have been looking for a fun new recipe to try out. Just the other day I posted a review/giveaway for Menu For The Week which is a menu planning online service. This is one of the great recipes that Dawn uses that combines Beef and Cheese to make very tasty Cheese stuffed meatballs. You can use your favorite meatball recipe and just add cheese.

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs 


1 lb ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 cup bread crumbs
3 mozzarella string cheese (we used block cheese and it was Old Cheddar)
3 tablespoons olive oil

  1. In a large bowl, combine meat, bread crumbs and seasonings. 
  2. Cut string cheese into about 6 chunks each. 
  3. Make 1/2" in diameter meatballs formed around string cheese chunk.
  4. Over medium heat, heat olive oil in a large skillet. Brown meatballs on all sides. Be sure oil is hot or meatballs will stick.
  5. Serve over spaghetti or rice.
This was a really nice change to our regular meatballs. The kids also loved them and asked for seconds. We served ours with pasta sauce and spaghetti. Very tasty and we will be having this again. These were very easy to make and can be made with your favorite meatball recipe. We didn't have cheese strings so we chopped up block cheese as we always have this in the house.
I would love to attend the Eat, Write, Retreat conference in May to learn more about cooking, taking wonderful pictures and meeting other great food bloggers and brands. For the next two Mondays Canadian Beef is giving people the chance to attend this great conference compliments of Canadian Beef scholarship (This is a paid ticket to the conference). Here's hoping Marvelous Mommy Meals will be heading to Washington DC in May!


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Marvelous Mommy Meals. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Family Day 2012 with Hasbro Game Day!

Monday is Family Day and we are planning a nice quiet day at home. Okay who am I kidding? We are planning a fun filled day that will likely be LOUD! Our plans? Games, crafts and maybe some baking.

We have some new Hasbro Games to check out this weekend and we are very excited to try them out. Here is a sneak peak to what we will be playing this weekend and I am sure many days to come!

Tassimo Recalls

I am sure by now you have heard that some of the Tassimo brewers have been recalled, if you haven't and own a Tassimo it is very easy to find out if yours has been recalled. Mine is one that is in the recall, boo.

Tassimo has set up a site exclusive to the recall and you can find out which brewers and T-discs have been recalled on the website.

It is an easy fix and you don't have to send your brewer back. Finding out is easy:
1. Locate the data tag, which can be found on the bottom of your brewer.
2. Note the Model # beginning with ‘TAS’.
3. Note the FD Date Code beginning with an “8 or 9”.
4. Enter the information in the fields to the right and click Submit.

This information is entered into the website and then you will be asked for your mailing address and phone number. The piece that needs to be changed will arrive in 7-10 as the website stats.

Also don't forget to check out your T-Discs when you are on the site.

~*Disclaimer: This post is not a sponsored post. It was written by Canadian Coupon Mom to help spread awareness on the recent recall for Tassimo brewers and T-Discs. All opinions are honest and my own.*~ #Giveaway

Over on Marvelous Mommy Meals there is a great new giveaway to help with menu planning. Win a 6 months subscription to!

Head over and Enter this great giveaway on Marvelous Mommy Meals

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Canadian Coupon Mom. It is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Menu For The Week Review & Giveaway

The more I talk to people about menu planning one common thing I hear is that people feel menu planning is too hard, takes too much time and they couldn't be bothered. Well how many times to you get home from work and know in a couple hours you have to be out the door again or come home and really can't think of what to make. How about when you finally think about what you and your family will eat and then realize you are missing ingredients?

The best part of menu planning is that you will save time, money and energy. Now some people like to plan a month in advance but I would say when you are first starting out to start a week at a time. Another great idea for beginners at menu planning is to sign up with a menu planning service. is a menu plan service that takes all the work out of planning out your meals.
This site works great for people who want all the work taken out of menu planning. Each week a new menu is posted on the site where you login and download the menu. You have a choice of a menu with pictures or one without for printing. I suggest getting a binder and each week adding the new recipes in it. This way it is easy to find a recipe that your family loved.

Menu For the Week gives you each week a menu consisting of 5 dinners, 1 dessert and a bonus recipe. It also includes a grocery list at the end for everything you will need for the week of menu's. This is great as it takes all the guessing out of what's for dinner. The only downside it you can't be a picky eater to use this. If you want you can download older menus and mix and match but then the grocery list will need to be adjusted.

There is also a new Menu for the Week for Vegetarians over on Great options for both groups of eaters.

Want to try out Menu for the Week? Enter to win a 6 months subscription!
a Rafflecopter giveaway~*Jennifer 
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Marvelous Mommy Meals on behalf of Menu for the Week. We received a complimentary subscription for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Fit N Firm Friday Week 4 set back

Well I hate to admit it but I haven't pulled out the Zumba this week. I hope this isn't going to be a pattern. I haven't been able to shake this cold it only went into my chest and I have a lot of coughing. I was sort of afraid to push the work outs. Yes it does really sound like an excuse, maybe it is but this week hasn't been the greatest health wise and being over tired.

Next week I hope will be a lot better. On a good note I have been watching my food intake and have been doing pretty good at moderation. The cutting back on caffeine has been still hard but there were some days that I only had 2 coffees and a decaf tea.

I am also looking for easy, inexpensive recipes that are kosher for work to have on hand for my overnights. I am right now sticking to popcorn and Special K. Both I know are good but I would love a couple other things. I try to drink flavored decaf teas when I am feeling the need to eat at night but right now we need to get another box (the one they bought last week, not a fave, sorry guys if you are reading this).

I weighed myself today and looking on the bright side I haven't gained anything but I also haven't lost anything. I am not working on losing much maybe 5-10lbs but more or less getting physically fit and heart healthy. 

That's it for this week. I will check in again next week and let you know how things are going.

Want to join in, click on the Fit N Firm image above. Also use the hashtag #fitnfirm on Twitter  

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Canadian Coupon Mom in part of a blog hop to get fit n firm. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Celtic Woman - Believe #Giveaway!

Have you listened to Celtic Woman before? If you love Celtic music and haven't listened to them you are missing out on some wonderful music!! I am a new listener and can't believe how great their music is. I have heard a few songs in the past and didn't know that was them.

Celtic Woman is an all-female group featuring Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Lisa Lambe and Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt. They all have amazing voices and sing a wide variety of music - classic Irish songs, timeless pop anthems and inspirational songs with their signature Celtic Woman twist.

Homemade Hamburger Helper

This recipe was found online a couple years back and I can't remember where I found it. If this is your recipe please let me know, so I can give you credit. It is a wonderful recipe, very easy to make from scratch. This recipe is as easy as making Hamburger Helper from the box except you can decide what goes inside.

Most of the time we have all the ingredients in the house and you could always prep a bunch in small snack bags for other times. This would make it just like making it from the box.

This is the recipe for Chili Hamburger Helper
1 lb ground beef
1 cup hot water
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
1 Tbsp corn starch
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp paprika
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

  1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet; drain.
  2. While browning ground beef - mix corn starch, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, sugar and paprika together; set aside
  3. Add hot water, milk, pasta and your homemade sauce packet (corn starch, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, sugar and paprika)
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Cover and simmer on low about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.
  6. Add Cheese in the last few minutes or wait and add just before serving, it is really up to you.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!
As I type this I am dreaming of going to Eat, Write, Retreat which is a Foodie Conference in Washington DC. I have never been to a Foodie conference or DC and would love to travel in a plane for the first time to something like this! I also am so happy to say that Canadian Beef is offering a chance for a paid ticket to this great conference!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Marvelous Mommy Meals. It is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Wordless Wednesday ~ February 15th, 2012

The girls playing iPod

~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. This post is written by Canadian Coupon Mom. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Truth or Dare: February 14th, 2012

This week I am going with Truth again. I know I haven't done a dare yet but I just wasn't sure of a Talent to blog about. Maybe next week you never know maybe I will be brave enough for Dare....

The truth for this week is - Tell us what you really want for Valentine's Day. A date with your husband? Jewels? Chocolate? Time just for you?

I would love a really nice romantic evening at home with hubby, kids at a sitters (sorry A & P). Nice meal together that maybe we made together, nice glass of wine and an nice early to bed. 

Nothing fancy just some nice quality time together just hubby and I. Nice and quiet........

We wont get that this year as I am working tonight and worked overnight last night and other family things that can not be changed but oh well another day. Love should be showed daily not just on Valentine's Day and I did get us a really good deal at a hotel that needs to be used before the end of June.

Want to join along with Truth or Dare Tuesday's? Head over to Whispered Inspirations and find out how to play.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Canadian Coupon Mom in part of the Truth or Dare blog hop. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

A Very Big Thank You!

Today I would love to give a Huge Thank you to KidZoomer for sponsoring not one but two conferences last fall for myself and Alyssa from A Motherhood Experience - ShesConnected and Blissdom Canada. The helped us great to these wonderful conferences in exchange for us helping with Social Media for them.
Both of these conferences were a great experience to learn more about Social Media, Blogging and Networking with Bloggers and Brands. I had a wonderful time and came home with tons of ideas and information spinning in my head and jotted all over the place! This is also where I more thought went into a new blog - Marvelous Mommy Meals was then created in December 2011!

It has been a great pleasure working with you KidZoomer and we hope for all the best for you in the future!

If you have been following Canadian Coupon Mom on Facebook or Twitter since last fall you would have seen some amazing deals KidZoomer has offered. If you haven't had a chance to check them out visit or "Like" them on Facebook or follow @KidZoomer on Twitter.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Canadian Coupon Mom to say Thank you to our 2011 fall conference sponsor KidZoomer. All opinions are honest and my own*~

Marvelous Menu Monday - Feb 13-19th,2012

This week on the menu are mostly family favourites as it is my busy week to work. I do have one recipe new and looking for one more for Thursday. Leave a comment below if you know of something tasty we should try! 

Monday - Sheppard's pie with Cucumbers and tomatoes on the side

Tuesday - Fish, rice and mixed veggies

Wednesday - Homemade Hamburger Helper

Thursday - Chicken (still looking for a new recipe), veggies and potatoes

Friday - French Onion Soup with homemade biscuits (this will be a new recipes as I have never made this before)

Saturday - Left overs or soup and sandwiches

Sunday - Hubby cooks

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Marvelous Mommy Meals. This is not a sponsored post. It is my weekly meal menu. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

George's Cream Review & Giveaway

As a person in the health field I am continully washing my hands. Even when I am not at work, my hands are always in water either washing dishes, bathing the kids etc. The winter is the worst! My hands get all dry and cracked and same with my feet this year. I find most creams you need to reapply over and over again as my hands just soak it all up.

Just recently I have been introduced to George's Cream made by a Canadian! George Doherty is a pharmacist from Alberta. George came up with his cream in the kitchen of his home using his wife's cake mixer over 15 years ago!

George's Cream comes in two kinds - George's Special Dry Skin Cream & George's Light Moisturizing Lotion. These creams do not contain Urea, Lanolin or Parabean. They have been specifically made to be hypoallergenic and fragrance free. They contain no additives, irritants, fragrance or coloring to make these great for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

George's Special Dry Skin Cream:
This cream provides fast relief from dry skin. It also helps give immense relief for people suffering from Eczema, Psoriasis, Sunburn, Windburn, Cradle cap, Flaky skin, Winter itch, Radiation therapy, tough elbow skin, swimmers itch, sport chafing, foot problems including those associated with diabetes, dry hands and cracked cuticles.

George's Light Special Moisturizing Lotions:
This cream is a lighter form of George's Dry Skin Cream. It soothes and protects program skin. It is gentle for everyday use even for people with the most sensitive skin. This

This stuff really does work! Of course I was so excited to use this stuff and get rid of the dry, cracked skin on both my hands and feet I didn't think of taking a picture. Just believe me when I say I do love this stuff. The dry skin formula is AWESOME! It immediately got rid of the dry skin between my fingers which were killing me.

Also my feet were very embarrassing! They now look just about normal again. They don't look white and cracked and hurt way less. I love that it goes on nice and smooth and stays on. I put it on my feet in the morning and that night I got in the shower and I could feel it on my feet. I will be asking my local Shopper's Drug mart to bring in George's Cream so I have very easy access to this great cream.

To find a store near you visit George's Cream, "Like" on Facebook or Follow on Twitter @Georges_Cream

Win it! Our good friends at George's Cream would like to offer one lucky Canadian Coupon Mom reader their very own pack of George's Cream! Enter the rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to Canadian's and will end on February 27th at 12:01 AM EST.

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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Canadian Coupon Mom on behalf of George's Cream. We received a complimentary products for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Italian-Style Hamburger Soup @CanadianBeef

This past week I haven't been feeling really well at all. When I am under the weather as a child my mom would make a "sick" soup this soup consisted of milk, diced tomatoes, and elbow macaroni. As an adult I have grow to love soups especially during our cold winters in Canada. I love my soup more on the lines of stew. I love a hearty soup.

This had me thinking about soups we haven't had in awhile and we just got our meat order in and had plenty of ground beef. I decided to see if I could find Hamburger soup recipe on the Canadian Beef website.

I found a very tasty looking Italian-Style Hamburger Soup recipe but I was lacking a small can of pasta sauce. Hmm... as I looked at my pantry shelf I thought I will just try tomato paste. I also had just over a 1/2 cup of alphabet noodles that I wanted to use up; I used those instead of spaghetti broken.

Italian-Style Hamburger Soup


1lb Extra lean or lean ground beef sirloin or round
1 large onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup (250ml) Each thinly sliced carrot, celery and zucchini
1 1/2 tsp (7ml) dried Italian herb seasoning
1/4 tsp (1 ml)chili pepper flakes (optional)
1can (28 oz/796 ml) diced tomatoes
1pkg (900 ml) sodium-reduced chicken broth
1can (213 ml) tomato sauce
1 cup (250 ml)shredded fresh spinach (optional)
1/4 cup (50 ml) chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1/2 cup (125 ml) broken whole wheat spaghetti


Cook beef, onion, garlic, carrot, celery, zucchini, Italian seasoning and chili pepper flakes in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 10 to 15 minutes until meat is thoroughly cooked and any liquid has evaporated.
Add tomatoes, broth and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add spinach and parsley; stir in pasta; simmer 10 minutes longer or until pasta is tender.

Recipe from Canadian Beef 

This turned out really tasty and everyone enjoyed it. It is easy to make and pretty quick for a weekday night. We will have it again soon.

As I write this I dream of going to Eat, Write, Retreat conference in May with Canadian Beef. This post is being submitted for a chance to win a ticket to Eat, Write, Retreat.

~*Disclaimer: This post is written by Marvelous Mommy Meals. This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are honest and my own.*~

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