NEW Country Crock Spread — Review + French Bread Recipe!

Hello!

It has been nearly a month since my last blog post, but I have been working hard on planning for upcoming blog posts. It has always been my desire to be more active on my blog, but life has made that difficult. I fully intend to change that here shortly. I have so many wonderful ideas for Makeup n’ Munchies — I’ve even been working on writing a cookbook! — which I’m very excited about. I’ve always loved writing and have dreamt of writing a book, so why not combine two things I love?

While I’ve been busily planning for Makeup n’ Munchies, working on both of our businesses and taking care of my family, Influenster surprised me with a new product to try! For the past month I have been actively testing the NEW Country Crock spreads! I have always been a Country Crock fan, but when I made the choice to better my health in 2014, I cut out all butter, margarin, etc. and switched to coconut oil. I was a bit skeptical when I read that the new spreads were healthier. Healthier butter?

Country Crocks new recipe includes:
Purified water
Soybean oil
Palm kernel and palm oil
Salt
Lecithin (soy)
Vinegar
Natural flavors
Vitamin A palmitate
Beta carotene (color)
Vitamin D3

These new spreads are so soft and creamy! The new Country Crock spreads are perfect for those recipes that call for softened butter or margarine. There’s no need to leave the spreads sitting on the counter to soften. Just measure what you need and you’re good to go!

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Leprechaun Pancakes!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

This is the first St. Patrick’s Day that my husband and I have celebrated with Emma where she actually fully understands what is going on.  It is such a wonderful feeling.  To celebrate, I woke up and whipped up a batch of green whole wheat pancakes for breakfast (Emma’s current favorite food).  This recipe has become highly requested in our household, so I decided it would be nice to share.


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Regular green food coloring will do the job just fine, but I do wish I had some green gel food coloring on hand when I made these.  The green would have been much more vibrant.

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Brownie truffles.

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Taking a quick break from studying so I can finally get this post up. For Valentine’s Day, I made brownie truffles for my two Valentine’s. They were absolutely delicious, so I’ve decided to share this with you.

Normally, I would make everything from scratch. I got lazy for these brownie truffles and used boxed brownie mix. Sometimes it’s nice to be lazy.

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Giveaway update.

If you didn’t see my last post on my giveaway, here’s your chance now. This is my first time conducting a giveaway and I have to admit, it hasn’t gone smooth.

There are a few ways to enter: (1) Check out the new Makeup n’ Munchies Facebook page. There’s a few different ways to enter via Facebook. (2) Comment on THIS post, answering this question: What is your favorite spring color? — also, if you’re not already subscribed to my blog, please do so now! 🙂

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The giveaway ends in 3 days, so hurry and get your entries in while you still can!

1 lucky winner will receive 1 SinfulColors Professional Nail Polish in Cream Pink, 1 imPRESS press-on manicure, and 1 NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Air Kiss.

A winner will be chosen by random once the giveaway closes out. I will notify the winner as soon as one is chosen. The winner will have 24-hours to contact me so I can get your prizes mailed off.

Good luck, everyone! <3

Make sure to let all of your friends know 🙂

 

P.S. I’ve been working on a blog post, but I haven’t been able to get it up just yet. My daughter has an ear infection AGAIN. . . and I’m having to monitor her to make sure she doesn’t have the flu. All of the children and instructors in her class at day care have been passing it around to each other :/ This is also a busy week for me at school, but I’m hoping to have a new post up this weekend!

 

//Karissa <3

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Frankenstein Mason Jar DIY.

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Now that I have finished this project, I really wish I had taken photos of each step. This was so simple, I’m not sure you really need the photos? I already had everything laying around to make this, so there were no trips to the store for me.

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