Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Product Review: The Jump Snap

The Mom Squad tested the all-new "ropeless" jump rope from Jump Snap. The claim is that: "Serious athletes swear by it, fitness experts endorse it, and studies prove it; the Jump Snap helps burn calories and build muscle". It's also supposed to be more efficient than any other full-body workout device! With optional weights you place inside the handles, they also double as free weights. The full package with instructional DVD and carrying case, runs for about $59.99. So is it worth the price?! The Mom Squad is on a mission to find out!
videoTo get more info, check out: www.JumpSnap.com

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It's Not Too Late To Donate - The Kidney Walk Is May 22

Please support this worthy cause. One of our Mom Squad Members, Lisa Burns, is in need of your donation if at all possible. Her husband, Johnny is a disabled Persian Gulf veteran on Peritoneal Dialysis at home. She is slowly approaching her goal but needs your help. Let's do what we can to make the lives of kidney patients better and help find a cure for kidney disease. The Kidney Walk will take place at the Akron Zoo. You may send a check to their home address: 2520 McDowell St. NE, Canton, Ohio 44721 or for more info go to their website:

http://walk.kidney.org/site/TR/Walk/OhioInc?px=1044342&pg=personal&fr_id=1170&s_tafId=1382

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Savvy Shoppers Unite!

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We LOVE this! Amy Bergin is a stay-home mom and inventor of "Couponizer". Not only does she help moms organize our coupons, but she offers great advice saving money overall. Sign up for her newsletter, order the couponizer, and find out more HERE

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Monkey Tail Bread - Make a Sweet Treat For Mom for Her Special Day!



Go bananas with banana bread, and frost it with the favorite flavors of chocolate and peanut butter.
Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:2 hr 35 min
Makes:1 loaf (16 slices)
Go to www.bettycrocker.com for more great treats.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana (3 medium)
2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy ready-to-spread chocolate frosting
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9x5x3 loaf pan with shortening.

Beat 1/2 cup shortening and the sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in eggs and bananas until smooth. Beat in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt just until mixed. Stir in peanuts and chocolate chips. Pour into pan.

Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

Place frosting in small plastic food-storage bag. Microwave on High 6 to 10 seconds or until pourable. Add peanut butter to bag; gently squeeze bag until peanut butter and frosting are well blended. Cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle chocolate mixture over bread.