The Momma Diaries

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Chocolate S'mores Pudding Pie Recipe

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I vividly remember being a kid and coming home from a long day at school, eager to see if my mom had prepared a yummy snack. One of my favorites, was pudding. Mmmmm. There is just something about that smooth, creamy, chocolatey goodness that always seems to hit the spot.

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Now that I am a mom, and have two little boys of my's my turn to surprise my kids with yummy snacks!  Seriously, I'm like the snack hero in my house --- pretty cool job!!

I don't know about your children, but mine love s'mores. Heck, I love s'mores too -- who doesn't?! There is nothing like ooey gooey s'mores, over a fire on a cool summer (or fall!) night. 

The other day I was trying to think of a new snack that the whole family would just love. And then it hit me...what if I could somehow combine two of their favorite snacks into one!!  A chocolate s'mores pudding pie!!! OMG...I was seriously drooling just thinking of it!!!

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This recipe is seriously fool proof. If you know me, then you know I'm all about easy recipes. This one is ridiculous easy. Here's everything you will need:

-- Graham cracker crust
-- Hershey's Ready to Eat S'mores Pudding
-- Whipped cream
-- Chocolate Chips
-- Crushed graham crackers

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First you need to empty two entire packages of Hershey's S'mores pudding into a bowl, and mix well.

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Next, scoop the pudding into the graham cracker crust, and spread evenly.

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Generously top the entire pie with whipped cream.

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Finally, sprinkle the chocolate chips and graham crackers all over...there is no such thing as too much :)

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That's it --- easy as pie!! 

Right now you can pick up the September/October issue of ALL YOU Magazine and score yourself a $0.55 coupon for Hershey's Ready to Eat Pudding. I found my pudding in the dairy aisle at Walmart.

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What is your favorite snack to prepare for your family? I would love to hear how you'd top your chocolate s'mores pudding pie!!

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

MUTTS Comics and a Giveaway

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

The treasured characters in the MUTTS comics have a special charm to kids and adults of all ages. The friendship, warmth, and humor between characters that are seemingly unlikely matches create a special dynamic that will warm your heart. The graphic novel style collection of the MUTTS diaries introduces some of the cast members through a variety of their most popular comic strips.

With winter on the way, there could not have been a better time to open up this book, so I was very excited to get my hands on a copy of The Mutts Winter Diaries, the second Mutts collection for kids! If you are a fan of MUTTS, you will love this collection. It, of course, has all of our favorite characters - Shtinky Puddin', Sourpuss, Guard Dog, Bip and Bop, and even Crabby. The strips that McDonnell uses for this collection are quirky and thought provoking, perfect for inspiring children to care for animals and their environment.

Patrick McDonnell created the comic strip MUTTS, which now appears in over 700 newspapers in 20 countries. MUTTS has been described by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz as “One of the best comic strips of all time.” McDonnell has received numerous awards for this strip, including the National Cartoonists Society’s highest honor, The Reuben, for Cartoonist of the Year.

MUTTS also won awards for its environmental and animal advocacy: two Genesis Awards from The Ark Trust, The HSUS Hollywood Genesis Award for Ongoing Commitment, the PETA Humanitarian Award, and a Sierra Club award, all for good reason. We love the awareness the author brings to shelter animals and animals that are tied up outdoors. It is such a great life lesson and the MUTTS diaries make it an easy transition into teaching our kids about how to treat animals.

McDonnell’s website,, promotes his animal- and earth-friendly philosophy. Consistent with McDonnell’s concern for the environment, all of the MUTTS books are printed on recycled paper. So not only do you get a great, heart-warming book, but you get to feel great about it too!

To coincide with the release of the new book, The Mutts Winter Diaries, Richard Leeds International has designed a cozy nightshirt to give you the sweetest of dreams.

We think that you will love The Mutts Winter Diaries as much as we did, and we want to give you a chance to get your very own copy of the book, as well as a special Comics sleepshirt.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Mommy Scene Healthy Family Giveaway!

I cannot think of any better way to enter fall, than with a fabulous family giveaway! Here are the details:

We are excited to partner with Mommy Scene and celebrate Fall and the launch of a new product — Sudsy Dough moldable soap on Kickstarter! What better way to celebrate than with a Healthy Family Giveaway featuring some great family-focused products! Be sure to check out the Sudsy Dough Kickstarter Campaign and all the other prizes below and enter to win!

Sudsy Dough

Prize: 2 tubs of Sudsy Dough moldable bath soap, 12 ounces each
Now on Kickstarter! Sudsy Dough is a interactive bath toy that doubles as a moldable scented dough and a cleansing sensory soap! Sudsy Dough was created by a mom to make bath time fun for her own daughter. Kids can squeeze and squish Sudsy Dough in the bath, rub it on as a cleansing body wash, or take it outside the tub and make custom shapes that will dry into soaps. Each ball also has a surprise bath toy hidden inside! Sudsy Dough is offering some great rewards to thank their campaign supporters — all deliverable before Christmas for a great gift!

See the Sudsy Dough Kickstarter »

Piggy Paint Hug Life Gift Set

Prize: Hug Life Gift Set with 3 shades of non-toxic nail polish including Let’s Flamingle, Wild Child, and Periwinkle Little Star
Piggy Paint is a natural, eco-friendly nail polish for kids. It’s non-toxic, hypoallergenic formula makes it safe to use on all piggies. Piggy Paint dries to a hard, durable finish that can easily be removed with the eco-friendly, low odor Piggy Paint nail polish remover. Both are made in the USA!

SOPHi Nai Polish

Prize: 2 shades of SOPHi natural nail polish for adults plus SOPHi’s PRIME + SHINE + SEAL System for maximum durability
From the maker of Piggy Paint, the non-toxic nail polish for kids, SOPHi is a natural nail polish in SOPHisticated colors for adults. These polishes are virtually odorless, eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, and made in the USA. SOPHi is free of all harsh chemicals and does not cause nails to yellow or become brittle.

Baby Comfy Care

Prize: Baby Comfy Deluxe Safety Nail Clipper
The patented single-blade design of Baby Comfy Nail won’t cut baby’s skin. Baby Comfy Nail Deluxe safety clippers have only one blade! The bottom flat plastic ledge pushes baby’s skin back out of the way while the top blade cuts the nail… and only the nail. The unique ergonomic design and larger size makes it easier to hold and operate when you don’t want to make a mistake. The design also protects from cutting too closely to the sensitive nail bed.

Leaf Therapeutic

Prize: Leaf Skin Therapy Lotion – 2 ounces
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Leaf Skin Therapy Lotion features a formula that is both hydrating and healing for damaged skin, without using toxic preservatives. Leaf Skin Therapy Lotion uses natural and safe (and expensive!) fermented radish root and goldenseal extract. It is safe enough to use on babies and, although this lotion was specially designed for people with eczema and other dry skin conditions, it works great on normal skin, too. Best of all, it has an extremely low toxicity rating on the Environmental Working Group website. If you are looking for an ultra-hydrating, hypoallergenic, unscented lotion, this is the lotion for you!

Little Standout

Prize: 100% Silicone Diamond Teething Toy
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Add a little bling to your day with Little Standout’s 100% silicone Diamond Teether! Made for tiny hands and achy gums, our silicone teethers are non-toxic and free of BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead, cadmium and all that other yucky stuff you don’t want to see your baby putting into their mouth. They are dishwasher safe, making them super easy to clean and totally awesome!

Young Living

Prize: One Bottle of OrthoEase massage oil, one Oola Book + samples from Young Living
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OrthoEase massage oil soothes and warms tired and stressed bodies, helping to combat the damaging effects of everyday activities. With a calming blend of oils, it will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. OrthoEase contains: coconut oil, wintergreen, peppermint, juniper, eucalyptus, lemongrass, marjoram, thyme, vetiver, sweet almond oil, and olive oil
The international bestselling book “Oola, Find Balance in an Unbalanced World. The 7 areas you need to balance and grow to live the life of your dreams” is written by Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl. This book inspired Young Living’s Infused 7 Line.
As a Mom and wife, I strive to provide my family with a lifestyle of wellness and abundance. My life has changed since November 2014, using Young Living Essential Oils. I have less anxiety, more peace, more energy and an overall sense of well being. Not only do I apply and diffuse them every day, I cook and clean with them and save tons of money. Our body is our greatest asset. The healthier we are and better we feel, the more we can enjoy life, our families, friends and go after our dreams. Each day we get older and each day we are given a fresh new opportunity to age better, to have more joy, energy and focus and to truly experience “young living”. Follow me for upcoming class updates and daily Oily Living.
Erika Miller
Independent Distributor
Young Living Essential Oils

Baby Buddy

Prize: Baby Buddy 360 Toothbrush (Step 1 & Step 2)
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The Baby Buddy 360 degree toothbrush is truly innovative – it is the world’s first 360 degree designed toothbrush. Developed in the Osaka University Dental Hospital of Japan, the 360 Toothbrush has unparalleled cleaning power thanks to over 10,000 micro fine bristles – 10 times more than the average toothbrush. Circular rings firmly hold bristles in place, while spacing washers between bristle layers make it more effective for removing plaque and keeping the brush clean. Works great for cleaning the tongue and for massaging gums. Take a 360 Toothbrush to work, out camping, or on the road, as it may be used effectively with water alone when you are on the go. Available as Step 1 for ages 4-24 month olds and as Step 2 for 2-12 year

Genesis 950

Prize: Gallon of Genesis 950 & spray bottle
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Genesis 950 is a green, all purpose cleaner that makes cleaning your home safe. Genesis 950 is free of harsh chemicals and works as a concentrate with water to break the bonds of stains by making them water soluble. When a stain becomes water soluble, it can then be broken down and flushed from the surface. In doing so it removes the toughest stains and biggest

Babycook Pro

Prize: Babycook Pro Original Baby Food Maker, prize color may vary – winner may be able to select preferred color if in stock
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babycook pro is the original baby food maker on the market. It makes up to 4.7 cups of food in a sleek, patented countertop appliance that steam cooks, blends and reheats all-in-one, in 15 minutes or less. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers, then simply defrost and reheat right in babycook. Steam cooking locks in vitamins and nutrients, a multi-purpose mixing blade provides just the right texture, the timer has an audible alert to tell you when meals are ready, and all of this with total one-handed operation. This appliance is loaded with features that make any parent a “pro” in baby food preparation.

Sip & Spin

Prize: Sip & Spin Straw Cup
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The Sip & Spin straw cup has a unique fun-factor – a pinwheel in the lid that spins as you sip. Playful artwork on the pinwheel disc coordinates with the cup art, creating an engaging drinking experience for your child. The racing trucks and soaring butterflies can encourage playing kids to take a water break, cheer up and rehydrate a sick child, or motivate a toddler to transition from a bottle or spouted sippy to a straw cup. As parents, we know what a pain it can be to clean kids’ cups, so we made sure all the components come apart easily for cleaning and are dishwasher safe. The Sip & Spin straw cup is a cute gift and a fun way to keep kids hydrated… Hydration Motivation!


Prize: kidSTAT First Aid Kit
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kidSTAT is targeted for active toddlers and kids. This kit is equipped with hospital-grade products to treat the most common childhood emergencies: aches+sprains, bites+burns, and cuts+scrapes. kidSTAT has easy-to-follow, first-aid instructions to reassure you when your child is in distress. Together with “red flags” warnings on when to seek medical attention, this comprehensive kit was designed by moms, who happen to be ER doctors, too.
kidSTAT contains:
91 items
Doctor-written, step-by-step instructions
Full-sized items, latex & BPA free
Hospital-grade products
Red flags to go to the ER
Emergency contact/Pediatric CPR card

Pacific Baby

Prize: Natural Feeding Starter Set – Green
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Made from Natural Bamboo. Safe & Healthy. Machine Washable and

Yummi Pouch

Prize: Yummi Pouch Brights Reusable Food Pouches
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Yummi Pouch Brights (Set of 4) combine style and convenience in an eco-friendly container you can fill with homemade smoothies and blended snacks! Easy to fill and clean through the top zipper opening and enjoyed by drinking from the side spout, Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches are great for kids taking healthy snacks on the go. Includes set of 4 assorted

Enter to win these great prizes!

This contest is sponsored by Mommy Scene and is open to US entries. One winner will be chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the contest ends on Oct. 8th, 2015. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.
Good luck!!

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