Angry Birds Pork Rinds: It’s about time!

1 04 2011

This is one of those things that I didn’t realize I wanted until I saw them. This is even better than microwave pork rinds (which I still don’t grasp).

From the website:
Need to make three stars on every level of Angry Birds? Then you’d better pop open a can of Tiger Blood and a bag of Angry Birds Pork Rinds! Taste the crisp, salty, inspiring, savory flavor that only green pigs can produce.


Get them before the lawyers beat you to them! You can find them, where else, but over at Think Geek.

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Sproutwells are techie-holics!

14 11 2008

The Sproutwells are just your typical fruit and veggie family living
among humans. They are just trying to fit in our world. Like me, they are Techno-geeks! I’ve often worried that my family might one day hold an intervention to try and pry me away from my gadgets and gizmos! Anyone reading this blog is well aware of my geekiness! I’m cool with it as long as no one comes after my stuff!

Just last week, I HAD to have the lighting system shown in the previous blog post. But I mean come on! Look at it! It’s soooo cool and lights up the home theater perfectly. I spent all the time and effort to research the television, why not highlight it?

Then of course is the problem with the “workroom”. Some people have a garage, I have a separate room for building and repairing computers. Of course my family refers to it as “the abyss” because once a component goes it it never comes out (unless it’s been recycled into a new system!)

I like the Sproutwells because they remind me of me. Unlike some techno-geeks, I try to eat well. Freshfund makes it easy with their prepackaged fruit and veggies. I highly recommend them. Great for snacking in from of the Television OR the monitor!

Besides, their cartoons are so cute! Check this one out:

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The Sproutwells
I still worry though, one of these days, I fear my family is going to hold an intervention. Hmmm….maybe I should build a ray gun…you know, just in case!

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Soccer Moms Unite!

17 09 2008

Ok, now I will admit I don’t understand the whole soccer mom deal, but it sure is fun to watch! But I do know a few. Both are the kindest, gentlest and nicest people you could ever hope to meet….until you get them on the sidelines of their childs soccer game. Then Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan appear!

Both of them were telling me about this Freshfunds.com site and it’s a blast. Here is how it works:

  1. Buy specially-marked Chiquita and Fresh Express products or write in for a game piece (One per household).
  2. Collect the Fresh Funds points on the back of specially marked packages.
  3. Bid on weekly auctions, make donations or obtain rewards.
  4. Win unique prizes from Chiquita and Fresh Express.

It’s a great way to get some great stuff for essentially doing what you are doing right now. Personally, I’m a big fan of the Fresh Express Packaged Salads. They are quick, easy and really good. They have everything I want and it’s so much faster than assembling it myself. They are perfect for Techno-Geeks and Soccer Moms alike! For more information, check out freshfunds and take a look here for more of The Sproutwells.

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Cookies!

31 07 2008

I was going to post a review today about my cookie jar (it’s really cool) but decided that it doesn’t mean much to have a cookie jar if you don’t have cookies to put in it.

I do not like store bought cookies. They lack a certain something. I make mine or get them from friends. My two best friends cook like you wouldn’t believe. Jane is the grandmotherly type (she IS a grandmother of 3 after all) and she is a country cook. At her house you are going to be served stews, chili and southern friend chicken.

My other best friend, Judy is a type A, hyper attorney. She cooks things like Pumpkin Bisque, quiche and organic blue corn tortilla chips (with homemade salsa).

They both make outstanding cookies and candy platters….at Christmas (Yule for our Pagan readers). Me, I make cookies all year. After all they are one of the 4 basic food groups for Techno-Geeks (the others being Coke, Cup-o-noodles, and Gummy worms).

Anyway, I invented a new cookie recipe. It’s essentially the chocolate chip cookie recipe you find on all those chip bags….but with 1 1/4 cup of cocoa powder instead of the chips. They turn out to be very yummy and a bit like a brownie cookie.

In case you don’t have a chip bag handy, here is the recipe:
1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened
3/4 cup of white sugar
1 cup of brown sugar (packed)
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 3/4 cup flour
2tsp vanilla
2tsp baking soda

Mix it all together, drop it in spoonfuls on the cookie sheet and cook about 10 minutes on 350.

I swap the white and brown sugar amounts (always do with cookies) because I prefer chewy cookies.

And that’s my cookie recipe!