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Apr 18, 2015

The BEST Cheese Filled Garlic Rolls Recipe

Looking for a fast and easy recipe for garlic rolls that everyone will love? These cheese filled garlic rolls will have the whole family wanting seconds and thirds.

The Best Cheese Filled Garlic Roll Recipe
The Best Cheese Filled Garlic Roll Recipe

So here is what you need: 
  • 1 can refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (I used shredded but you can use block cheese instead)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon Tastefully Simple Italian Garlic Seasoning 
  • (or 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Parmesan cheese

What you should do:
Preheat oven to 400
Grease a baking sheet. 
Separate each biscuit and press it down to make it bigger.
Place one piece of cheese (2 tbs shredded) in the center of each biscuit.

Bring the sides of the biscuit around the cheese so it completely covers the cheese then pinch the sides to seal.  
Place the biscuits with the sealed side down on the greased baking sheet. 
Bake for 10 minutes until golden.
While the biscuits are cooking melt the butter in a small sauce pan over low heat. 
Stir in the Tastefully Simple Italian Garlic Seasoning (or 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning) and salt.
When biscuits are done, brush butter mixture over each biscuit.
Sprinkle biscuits with Parmesan Cheese.
Serve the Cheese Filled Garlic Rolls warm.


Apr 17, 2015

Hamburger Helper Recipe - Easy Family Dinner and Rebate Offer #FreeBeef #Helper


Life gets busy, and I am not a great meal planner so sometimes when I'm running tight on time, I want an easy family dinner.  We always have a few boxes of Hamburger Helper in the pantry for these occasions.  It's a meal that is done in a few minutes and everyone enjoys.  




What I love about Hamburger Helper Recipes is that they are like a starter kit, you can make the it as stated on the package or add to it (I love to sneak in veggies) as you like, all in one pan.  Easy Family Dinner - easy clean up!

Wednesday night is family night and my parents come over for dinner.  This week I got caught up in taking the kids to the Zoo (what a beautiful day) and totally forgot about dinner.  I pulled a pound of beef from the freezer and a box of Hamburger Helper from the Pantry, and voila, an easy family dinner.  

Our Hamburger Helper Recipe: Hamburger Helper Lasagna

I followed the directions on the box, then with about 5 minutes left in the cook time I added about a cup of leftover corn, a cup of mozzarella cheese and a 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese.


Hamburger Helper wants to make your life easier by offering you a great rebate on your next purchase.  Buy three boxes of any Helper Product and you can get one pound of ground beef for free after mail in rebate.  You can find the coupon here.


DisneyNature: Monkey Kingdom- What a beautiful experience! Opens Today!!!

Metro Detroit Mommy Blogger Robin Slawnyk - Crunchy Goddess

Tonight, my 4-year old daughter, Isabella, and I ventured off to the Emagine Theatre in Novi to watch the newest release by DisneyNature: “Monkey Kingdom”.


This is the story of a heroic Mother, Maya, who is at the bottom of a very clearly defined social chain in the monkey kingdom. She eats scraps that the other monkeys leave behind and often has to venture out into dangerous territories just to find food.

Maya seems so sad and lonely, she is picked on by the other monkeys and does not have any companionship – that is, until a handsome male monkey comes along and wins her love and affection. Even though they are monkeys, this is the love that every woman dreams of – a knight in shining armor comes to her rescue and gives her the love that she so deeply needed. The relationship endures a terrible separation where Kumar, her love, is forced to leave the pack due to the jealousy of the king. This forced Maya to be a single mother of their new, adorably cute, curious and funny little baby, Kip.

There is a happy ending to the love story of Kumar and Maya, and an adventure to be seen of the childhood of adorable little Kip – but I am not going to give it away :)

Watching this movie was so much more than experiencing a love story and the beginnings of a new family. You are offered a beautiful peek inside the breathtaking world of these amazing creatures. You will experience their world, see how it works and be amazed in the process. You will learn that they are such affectionate and loving creatures who snuggle, protect and care for one another. It will warm your heart to see that the mothers care for their babies in such loving ways.


DisneyNature initially blew me away with the movie Bears, and they did it again with Monkey Kingdom. The views are stunning and breathtaking, the narrator is clearly spoken, engaging and funny and the story line is easy to follow and enjoy. My 4-year old daughter cracked up to see the monkeys raid a birthday party and farmers market – among many other shenanigans they got into. She very much enjoyed the movie and it appeared to me that they composed the movie in a way that protected them from understanding things they were not ready for. There were two scenes where monkeys were lost against the predators, it is an emotional scene for those old enough to know what is going on, but nothing you have to worry about for your little ones who may not be ready to learn about that yet. It appeared to be right over Isabella's head.

We had a great time watching this movie and know you will, too. It's amazing to see just how different animals are than we see in pictures and books. By the time the movie is over, you will feel as though you were right there in Asia – watching it for yourself.

For every ticket sold opening week (April 17-23, 2015), Disneynature will make a donation to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats. 

I am so impressed with DisneyNature and plan to own all of the movies they have made and will release in the future.


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Visit the official MONKEY KINGDOM website: http://nature.disney.com/monkey-kingdom

Robin Slawnyk, Metro Detroit Mommy Blogger
Robin is a busy Wife and Mom of 4 and owner of CrunchyGoddess.com . She considers herself a stay-at-home Mom even though she is a Photographer and Holistic Practitioner working in her community. Robin homeschools her children and leads a very natural and organic lifestyle. You might consider her the "crunchy" one of the group, as her focus will be on the natural products and services available to us and like-minded families. 

Apr 15, 2015

Understanding the Content of the IEP - FREE Workshop in Southfield

Michigan Alliance-PTI in Southeast Michigan is offering a free workshop on April 28, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Disability Network Oakland & Macomb, 23800 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI. Sign-in opens at 5:30 pm. 
This workshop will help you better understand the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for children and youth who receive special education services. 

When you understand the IEP process and how to participate, your child will have a better chance of getting the services he/she needs to be successful in school
Who should attend: families of children/young adults with disabilities or learning challenges, school staff, community members and organizations.
For more information, see the flyer at http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Content-2015-04-28-Southfield.pdf.
Please remember to RSVP by April 21, 2015 with Jill at 248.557.5070, ext. 112 or jill.s@michiganallianceforfamilies.org, or online.

Exclusive Presale Offer for Wild Kratts LIVE!



Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, "come to real life" in a classically Wild Kratts story.  Off "To the Creature Rescue!” the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescues their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again.

Wild Kratts LIVE! is created for the stage by the imaginative minds of Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt from  Zooboomafoo, Kratt’s Creatures and Be the Creature. The Kratt Brothers’ national tours draw tens of thousands of creature-crazy kids and their families and the not-for-profit Kratt Brothers Creature Hero Society, together with kids, has successfully protected critical wildlife habitats through the creation of nature reserves.

The wildly popular PBS KIDS® television show, WILD KRATTS, is coming to the live stage. Wild Kratts LIVE! will be at Detroit Opera House on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Tickets go on-sale Friday, April 17 at 10am and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 and the Detroit Opera House Box Office.

Special PRESALE OFFER for our fans: 

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/08004E819F6B1932
Use passcode MOMMY and Save $5 when you purchase during the presale!
Wild KrattsThursday, May 28th @ 7PM
Detroit Opera House
The exclusive presale offer ends Thursday, 4/16 at 10pm.

Apr 14, 2015

Marvel’s ANT-MAN: New Trailer

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” when master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats.




Like ANT-MAN on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/antman

Follow ANT-MAN on Twitter: https://twitter.com/antman

Visit the official ANT-MAN site: http://marvel.com/antman 

ANT-MAN opens in theaters everywhere on July 17th!


TAKE 5: Protect Your Child with These 5 Easy Steps

Metro Detroit Mommy Sponsored Guest Blogger: Dr. Megan Stowers - Cabot and Stowers Pediatric Dentistry



April is National Facial Protection Month and your friends at Cabot and Stowers, Specialists in Dentistry for Children, are calling all players, coaches, teachers, parents/caregivers to participate in 
Take Five, a program developed by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists.

Our office, along with the nation's top dental associations want to remind everyone to play it safe during recreational and organized sports to help prevent serious injuries that can take the fun out of the game. TAKE 5, and take in these simple safety tips: 

1. Mouthguards are a MUST. Your dentist can help fabricate a custom mouthguard or recommend a type appropriate for a growing and changing mouth. Mouthguards have been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of dental and facial injuries. Mouthguards are an essential piece of athletic equipment. 

2. Helmets are always HELPFUL. Helmets absorb the energy of an impact and help prevent damage to the head.

3. Have 20/20 vision with Protective EYEWEAR. Eyes are extremely vulnerable to damage, especially when playing sports, you must protect them to see your bright future. 

4. Face shields save SKIN and MORE. Hockey pucks, footballs, softballs can cause severe facial damage at any age.

5. CHEER and SHOUT your support for mandatory protective gear. Athletes who participate in ice hockey, football, lacrosse, boxing, and wrestlers with braces are required to wear mouthguards. If mouthguards have been proven to significantly decrease the risk of oral injuries, why is it not mandatory in every sport for kids to wear them? 

At Cabot and Stowers Pediatric Dentistry our doctors and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality and most compassionate dental care to our patients from infancy through young adulthood, including those with special health care needs in a fun environment. 

Dr. Megan Stowers was awarded her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She earned her Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry from The University of Michigan and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Megan is currently on staff at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in the department of surgery. She is always eager to meet new smiling faces in the practice.