Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cub Scouts Christmas Skits and Cookie Exchange

Oh what a night....hanging with a bunch of boys as they gear up for a sugar fest of "homemade cookies" was a blast especially since I was hanging with one of my girlfriend's husbands. Frank Sr is a trip. Reminder to self: always sit with Frank! He is so much fun and has enough energy for all of us.

All the Scout Dens performed a skit or sung. Our Den is lucky enough to have two amazing leaders. One is the more authoritative figure. He keeps the boys in line in a fun, often sarcastic way while the other, is more relaxed, very sweet and easy. It is the perfect balance.

Handsome's Den decided on a skit centered around Santa losing his reindeer and when he fears they were eaten by a polar bear spotted near by, he heads out searching and hoping they are OK. He and his elfs happen upon a house in the woods, There is a ruckus inside, when he knocks the reindeer open the door and shout surprise. They weren't eaten, they were throwing Santa a surprise party....I love how the story came to life with the boys tossing out ideas and they were finally tossed together by one of the Den leaders who is a writer. He showed it to the boys on his iPad which was pretty cool. All the boys now want one.

Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the amazing cookies but I can tell you the homemade only theme went right out the window. There were Entenmann cookies there, plus a bunch of other store bought names.  Nothing against store brought, Entenmanns are some of my favorites but why did I spent 2 hours baking 3 dozen cookies! Ugh!

It was a really good time!

Picnik collage

Picnik collage

The Reindeer screamed surprise and invited Santa into the party. Handsome looks like he has no idea what he is doing on that stage. Basically he kept hiking his pants up all night. His belt was on but he didn't make it tight enough. Poor kid was also tired. When you get up at 5:30 this is bound to happen.

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After the skit the boys received their respective badges! Handsome was thrilled to get one. I wasn't since I had sent over 25 different things I thought for sure he would have quite a few. Asked his Den leader who I had to pay to get my son decorated. He told me he would explain it to me later. I am still waiting. Hey, if I need to grease the palm, I will.

Heading up to get his award. He was thrilled!

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After this, Santa came in with a bag full of Box Derby cars that the boys need to do for January. Umm...have no idea what that is so I will be handing it off to the Teach. I take him to these things, he can do the project!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Breakfast With Santa

While out and about with the kids two weeks ago I ran into the Mayor who sweetly mentioned to the kids at least 5 times about a Breakfast With Santa and asked if they were going. I was well aware and had done it with the kids in the past but it is never worth the cost for us. The kids eat nothing and I get sick each time I but since they had answered her Yes when she kept saying are you going, I was strong armed into it. It is a good time; rushed but still nice considering I know about 85% of the folks there. There is something to be said about living in small towns. You always run into friends.

We went in and paid our $16.00 or whatever it was. ate, did some shopping, got our photo taken and then I snapped a few while the kids were talking to the guy in the red suit. He is really nice and has been the Santa around all month so the kids keep seeing the same guy. Really nice so there is little confusion for the younger children. While my kids know this isn't Santa, they know he can tell the "BIG" guy what they want so they did. It is always fun to listen in but I did allow them their private time too. Wish I could have had them wearing a wire so I could listen to what they were talking about but everyone deserves privacy, even my kids.

Picnik collage

Princess Recovery By Jennifer L. Hartstein PsyD

Princess Recovery
Princess Recovery: A How-to Guide to Raising Strong, Empowered Girls Who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters
By Jennifer L. Hartstein, PsyD
Published by Adams Media

If 70% of girls believe they're not good enough and 62% feel insecure about themselves,
100% of Parents Need This Book.

At two, she only wears dresses because she's a princess like the ones on TV. At six, she wants the trendiest, scantily clad doll because all her friends have it. At eight, she's begging for makeup because she wants to be pretty like the teen superstars. Your daughter has every opportunity to be independent and confident -- if only you could help her tune out the rest of the world! But can you really deny your little girl dresses, cartoons, and friends until she is out of danger?
Child and adolescent psychologist Dr. Jennifer L. Hartstein has good news: You don't have to! Her unique program teaches you to curb the world's influence on your daughter -- without making her live in a bubble. In this debut book, Dr. Hartstein teaches you to:

• Encourage your daughter to pursue her passion with industry and intelligence
• Establish high but realistic expectations of your daughter and her future
• Provide context for problematic influences -- from the media to her peers
• Build a mutual trust that will withstand her adolescent growing pains

With this plan, you can bring balance, confidence, and self-sufficiency into your daughter's life while giving her a modern, vibrant childhood.

The 411: As the mom of a 6 year old spitfire and a Daisy leader to 10 girls I love reading books about creating balance and confidence in young girls. I worry about the preteens in my life who seem to be going through so much already. As a young girl, (and sometimes still do) confidence was something I completely lacked. There was no one protecting, monitoring or filtering out what I saw or heard. I see it now with so many of my female friends, family and more who ask young kids if they have a boyfriend, or girlfriend in school and the kids are only 4 - 12 years old. So many think it is cute  when young children have a crush or wear "sexy" clothes. Personally I find it repulsive. When Goddess was a toddler and anyone said she was pretty, I would follow with she is smart too! Little girls grow up hearing things like "pretty, sexy, thin, etc" and these words sit with them and if they are not these things or if they are, they feel THIS is what matters. Dr. Hartstein's method doesn't have to be followed to a T but it is a great place to start.

Raising a smart, strong, empowered girl starts with what she is learning at home. Check yourself and make sure you are sending the most positive message. Evaluate your own morals. Girls grow up way to fast.

I love the age appropriate break down in each section too. From ages 2-3, 4-5, 6-8 you can help your daughters create a strong sense of self which will enable them to make the right decisions that will help them the rest of their lives.

My hope for Goddess is that she keeps your spirit. She is funny and doesn't conform. She knows what it means to have a good heart, to help people, and she is confident in her mastered abilities. However, as a people pleaser she is often hurt by words like, "I don't like you," "You are not my friend," "You are stupid", the annoying things other kids say when they don't have others telling them how to be a nice person. I simply ask her, "Are you stupid?" or "do they talk to you?" When she says No or yes respectively I remind her that words only hurt us if we let them. If you know you are NOT those things or Don't do those things, ignore them.

I have a long way to go to make sure that Goddess comes out empowered on the other side. I can only pray that I am doing right by her. Hopefully by spending time with her and allowing her to be herself, while filtering out the things she doesn't need to know or see, plus the help of Princess Recovery she will be a strong, wonderful woman who doesn't NEED to feel validated by others. I can only pray.

My daughter is my princess but I hope she grows up knowing she can still wear a tiara if she wants under her firefighter uniform if that is what she chooses to be.

Let your girls be who they are going to be, but lead the way with good healthy morals that teach her compassion, responsibility, appreciation of inner beauty over outer beauty!

Author Bio
L. Hartstein, PsyD, author of Princess Recovery: A How-To Guide to Raising Strong, Empowered Girls Who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters, a child and adolescent psychologist, is a regular correspondent for The Early Show. She has also appeared on Fox News, The Today Show, and Headline News. Dr. Hartstein uses a variety of treatment approaches that promote strong self-awareness, distress tolerance, and acceptance. She lives in New York City.
For more information please visit
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The Daisys Do Some Day Trips

Well in this case they do night trips...we meet at 6:30 p.m. Me and my fearless co-leader took our Daisy's to the Police Station and Fire House earlier this month. Our Daisy's are a fun troop of girls including my own but I love all of these girls especially the ones I have known for the past three years who were in Goddess' preschool class.

They are so sweet and funny and as much as I didn't want to take on one more thing, being with my 10 girls is a fun part of my week.

We are trying to condense two years into one as these girls are on a mission to be Brownies next year. The leader last year fizzled out and didn't really do anything to keep the group progressing. We are confident that our girls will move forward with all the accomplishments they need.

Two days of trips was hard to fit into this already busy month but so worth it. Our Police and Fire Department are an amazing group. We see them often as they come to the school for many things and host the town on Fire Prevention. They also star in a lot of our parades and such so we know a lot of them by name which makes it all the more personal as we headed in with our group.

Goddess and the other girls were excited and asked A LOT of questions. Thankfully these guys are patient because I would have lost it half way through if I were the one speaking to the group.

The girls loved being fingerprinted. I took a photo of all the girls getting their fingers done. Goddess was last and at this point my girls were moving into the next room so I never got a shot of her facing the camera. 

Their favorite part was being put in the prison cell. The moms and I were creeped out by the cell but the girls loved being in there. Can you see how happy they all are? A little too happy if you ask me.

Here is my Goddess in a bullet proof vest. They are lighter than you would think.

We are going to make copies of the pictures for our Police Department and have the girls sign a card for the guys time. They really are great guys.

Goddess looks bored in the middle but trust me she was probably as worried as I was about someone else holding my Canon 50D! God help them.

The next day we headed to the fire house to meet another group of guys.  Our girls again were relentless with their questions. The guys went over the parts of each truck and all the components on them. It was quite detailed and way too much information but the girls were not bored one bit as the guys just kept answering.

They girls each got to sit in the driver seat for a photo op. Here is my boo-boo...

After that we took a shot of them in the back of the truck. My hope is to present each girl with her own photo album at the end of the year as a way to remember her year as a Daisy. Hopefully it doesn't cost me too much. It's like a where's Waldo shot. Can you find Goddess?

Next the guys did what they do every time they go to the school. They put on a uniform as the kids watch. Statistics show that many children are afraid of the firefighters coming through the smoky house with the strange breathing sound and hide. Only to parish in a fire hiding from the person who could have saved them. The girls had a lot of questions about the suit.

After he was suited up, the firefighters explained about the special alarm that tells other firefighters where one of their own is if God forbid they get injured or collapses in a fire. If the firefighter doesn't move an alarm will go off. To show how this works, Firefighter John threw himself on the ground and didn't move. The alarm does get very loud, we all held our ears.

After that, we asked him to pose with our girls. Mine was rather interested in the firefighter next to her, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

When it was over, a firefighter opened the door (one of the dads of a Daisy) and let the girls pose by the truck. Can you tell they were freezing? It wa-assss brrrr cold!

All in all, our girls and our parents had a great time! Loved every minute.

It's The Little Things...

Having kids is one of the best parts of my life. That, my husband, good friends, a balanced outlook and the air I breathe.

This year while Teach and Goddess were putting up the holiday decorations outside they found a huge hole from mice in our blow up decorations. Ugh...just what we need, another cost for the season. I my head, I thought...OK..well this year, no blow ups. We don't need the additional expense.

Nope, Teach is a good dad and when he promises, he usually comes through....

He headed out and picked up an animated snow globe, the kind with snow that moves around inside.

He started putting it up as I headed to the bus stop to pick up the kids. We walked back and they noticed our neighbors set up...ooohhhhing and ahhhing. I couldn't wait for them to notice ours so I said, "I see something else that is pretty cool or something like that."

They came running up to the house, shouting, "that is so cool!" Loved it.

After dark we headed outside as a family to see how it looked. Kids are easy, we don't have a lot of lights and stuff, but they LOVE it and that is all we care about.

I love this picture of Goddess with the elf hat and her missing bottom teeth...oh baby lost two teeth but I have been too busy to write about it. Makes me crazy.

Here she is pointing at the house telling Handsome to look at it...because he was busy running around. Crazy that in December we were outside without coats. In fact, Handsome has his PJs on because that is how he rolls. He comes home and changes right away where Goddess is in her clothes until the very end.

Angry Birds Unplugged

Yes, we are all addicted to Angry Birds but my kids play enough electronic games. I love the Angry Birds: Knock On Wood Game because my kids set it up and play together. Solitary play is awesome and keeps them quiet but playing with someone and hearing them giggle makes it so much only $16.12 this is a fun family night game. Set the blocks and pigs up like the photo on the card, aim and shoot.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ivory A Household Name Revamped

Last month I told you about Melissa McCarthy who has signed on as Ivory's new spokesperson.  Today I am going to tell you about the NEW, revamped Ivory!

I have been using Ivory off and on since I was a small child. It was the only soap my parents ever had and I used it but it often made my skin too dry and itchy. Not this ivory. I received the new stuff and I have used it for 4 days. We LOVE it. They smell amazing. Nice, clean and pure.

Ivory sent us, (3) 12oz body washes, in three different scents:  original, aloe and lavender.  Goddess and I are obsessed with them we can't stop smelling them. We keep opening them and smelling them. They are all amazing but our favorite is the lavender I the aloe...umm...they are both pretty incredible. They smell amazing, nice, clean and pure.  We will also received a 3 pack of Ivory soap bars and I wonder if my skin has changed because I have had no problems washing even my face with it.

If you have a chance, check out the Ivory Soap Dish Facebook page and participate in the fun, interactive polls and questions. We did. Join us.

You can buy practically anywhere. Even Amazon in a 6 pack.


Christmas Decorations are one of my favorite things to take photos of next to my children.


candle decorations

Color Carnival Sunday #11 it really Tuesday? I haven't turned on the computer since Thursday night, giving myself a loooong, well deserved break.

This week, my submission is from a place called The Ice Caverns in New Jersey. I love it here.

the grinch

Can't wait to see what you post.

Post your colorful pictures and link up to this cheery meme.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Some of My Favorite Christmas Movies

Here they are in no particular order.

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol - This was always a favorite. I love the songs and grew up with Magoo. When Magoo sings A Hand For A Hand with his former self, I still cry. The ghosts are not scary at all and it's a musical. Magoo is a mild mannered Scrooge. Classic movie and perfect for your movie library.

Home Alone (1&2) - We LOVE Home Alone. It never gets old. We must have watched this movie 100 times last December and this year we are just as close but we asked our son to watch it in his room until yesterday when we watched 1 & 2 as a family.  Not typically thought of as a Christmas movie but it is.

You can get the complete collection from Amazon for only $14.99. That is four complete movies 1-4. Not a bad price and a collection that your kids will surely love.

The Santa Clause: 3 Movie Collection starring Tim Allen. This is really an awesome collection for kids of all ages. Ever wonder how Santa become Santa? You will now know. All secrets will be revealed. How does Santa get into the homes without chimneys? How does he carry all those toys? How does he know what everyone wants? Who makes all the toys? You can get the complete set (all 3 movies) from Amazon for only $24.99. Not a bad price!

Elf (Infinifilm Edition)starring Will Farrel. One of Will Farrel's best. We love this movie. As a baby, Buddy crawls into Santa's sack and ends up back at the North Pole. Instead of bringing him back home, the elves raise him as their own. When he finds out he isn't an elf, he decides to head out to find his father in the big city.  Very cute and funny. We love his naivety and innocent charm. Adorable.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Special Edition) starring Chevy Chase. This movie will never get old. Funny each time we watch it. So many timeless moments. If you haven't watched in a while. Watch again.

The Polar Express (Widescreen Edition) - One of the best for me as far as animation goes. LOVE IT. Every time I watch I remember a friend who went to the movie when it was in the theater and came back telling me how disappointed she was. She thought it was awful. Not surprised to say we are no longer friends. One of the best movies and I can't imagine what she didn't like about it. I LOVE all of it as does my family including my husband. Wonderful movie about the power of believing!

What are your favorites?

Because God Forbid She Lets Him Take A Photo Alone

Handsome asked for his photo with the Grinch to be taken. His teacher sent him home with the book and the stuffed doll. He needed to write about what he did with the Grinch in a universal journal that the class shares. He was so excited to read what his friends did with the Grinch and since the Grinch goes back to school to move onto the next child he really wanted some photos.

Goddess just couldn't control herself. I had to crop her out of every photo! Except these.



She is completely nuts


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Can You Believe It's Almost Here?

Handsome and the Grinch
Handsome and the Grinch!

This week is flying by.
I started a data entry job on Monday. It is turning into a little more than data entry. Don't think they really know what they want me to do. Hopefully they figure it out eventually. Interesting having them talk about me as if I am not there. They are all very nice thankfully which makes taking it easier. Working in an office was the last thing I ever wanted to do again. It is how I spent almost all of my life before having my kids and was never pleasant. Sitting at a desk with chatty woman is never a good thing for me. I prefer the quiet, non drama of being alone at home working from my computer but $12.00 an hour is $12.00 an hour.

It feels strange to start a job (especially one I didn't see coming) the week before Christmas. There is so much to do but so far it has been accommodating.

No work today which means, I will spend much of the day preparing for the next week and a half. The kids will be home starting tomorrow so all holiday stuff HAS to be done.

3 more presents to wrap. This is the first year they will not be even. I started out making sure that they have exactly the same amount of gifts but over the last week, some have been added and I have a feeling they are unbalanced. Is anyone else like this? You need to have the numbers the same with your kids even though one of their gifts costs so much more than the other.

I could buy Goddess so much more since she never asks for $39+ electronic games. The items on her list are usually more in the $10.99 - $12.00 range and so much larger than a Wii game. Started putting Handsome's stuff in bigger boxes just so it looks like more. Kids are so funny. He rips through his stuff in record time just oohhhing and ahhiing...while she opens slowly, looks at it, shows us the item, looks at it again and then has to be told to get her next gift. He is done almost 15 minutes before her and looks at her like, "wait a minute, you have more than me!"

Handsome also is an early bird. We have never opened gifts after the 7:00 a.m. hour. We are usually done before that. His normal wake up time is a few minutes after 6:00 a.m. but on Christmas his present to us is usually waking before 5:00. Hooray. This year we told him to hold off until 7:00 but when I hear him awake, I can't sleep. Now that he is older, he walks into the living room and goes through the gifts spoiling our pleasure of seeing him see his stuff! My parents used to make us wait on the stairs and not go down until they were awake. They went down before us to turn on the Christmas Tree lights, music and get the camera ready. Being such good kids we would never have thought of going against them. Not my kids. No respect!

2 more days and I can't wait. I am so excited to see their reaction to some of their items this year. Hopefully they will be as happy as I am expecting.

How do you do Christmas Morning?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Begin 2012 Organized with The Help of some Free Apps

Here are some FREE apps that can give you a little extra motivation this January:

·         Get Organized with Cozi Family OrganizerIf you want to simply family life by planning dinners in advance, keeping the kids on track with their homework or starting a chore chart so the whole family can help keep the house tidy, Cozi is your key to success, with free apps for iPhone, Blackberry and Android that can help the whole family simplify and organize their schedules.

·         Drop those Holiday Pounds with Lose It!Lose It! lets you set goals and establish a daily calorie budget, then helps you stay on track each day by recording your food and exercise to stay within your budget. If you need a little extra motivation, add friends so you can celebrate your victories and hold each other accountable.

·         Step up the Cardio with RunKeeperTrack your workouts (indoor or outdoor), map out running routes, and share your progress with friends to keep your fitness on track this year.

·         Save Money with SmartyPigIf you have a savings goal in mind—a house downpayment, a big vacation, or next year’s holiday gifts, a free SmartyPig savings account can help you set the money aside, and even allow your friends and family to contribute.

·         Stop Smoking with QuitterQuitter provides extra motivation by tracking how long it’s been since you smoked, and how much money you’ve saved, to help you kick the cigarette habit for good.

Give Someone A Merry Christmas With Glee The Concert on Blu-ray & DVD

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Holiday Door Decorations

Look at these holiday colors on this already festive door. I am completely in love with this door.

Holiday Door Decorations

Kidz Bop Band Hot Chelle Rae

Winners Will Appear With The Band in a Music Video

NEW YORK, NY (DECEMBER 19, 2011) – KIDZBOP, the #1 music brand for kids ages 5-12 in the U.S., is teaming up with American Music Awards’ “Sprint Favorite New Artist” winners Hot Chelle Rae, to collaborate on a special version of their brand new hit single, “I Like It Like That,” from their just released album, WHATEVER. This special new version of the KIDZ BOP Kids singing along with Hot Chelle Rae on “I Like It Like That” will be available exclusively on iTunes beginning January 17th timed to coincide with the release of KIDZ BOP 21. In addition, Hot Chelle Rae is inviting kids everywhere to create their own version of the irresistible pop hit by entering the "I Like It Like That" Super Contest by uploading a performance video now through January 4th on, the leading safe social network and video sharing site for kids and tweens.  

The best “I Like It Like That Super Contest” entries will be used to create an all-new user generated music video featuring Hot Chelle Rae. The new video will premiere on on January 17th.  Other prizes include a personal shout out from the group and an autographed copy of WHATEVER.

Kids can also learn more about the band by visiting's Hot Chelle Rae Official Fan Page, where they can sample songs from their new album WHATEVER and an exclusive video Q&A with the band.

KIDZ BOP is the #1 music brand for kids ages 5-12 in the U.S., featuring today’s most popular songs, sung by kids for kids. KIDZ BOP celebrates the authentic voice of kids across the entire brand—through music, videos, live appearances, licensed merchandise and its popular social networking and content sharing website, In 2011, the brand is celebrating its 10th anniversary. KIDZ BOP CD titles have earned one Platinum® and nine Gold® certifications since their debut in 2001. KIDZ BOP’s most recent release, KIDZ BOP 20 debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart where it spent five consecutive weeks in the Top 10. is the leading SAFE social network and video sharing site for kids and tweens with one million registered members. The website allows kids to express themselves—as themselves—through unique online applications and proprietary functionality. Kids can star in video-based “Web Shows,” challenge each other to “Super Contests,” and build “Fan Pages” as part of’s fun features. An introduction to social networking, the site also features a profile page for each member where they can chat with each other via a safe text messaging system.  KIDZ BOP’s expert moderators have screened more than 35,000 hours of video content and nearly half a million photos before they were published to the site. is also home to America’s biggest online talent search for kids 15 and under, KIDZ Star USA.

About Hot Chelle Rae
Riding high with the announcement of their win as "Sprint Favorite New Artist" at the American Music Awards and the massive success of their two irresistible pop hit singles "Tonight Tonight" and "I Like It Like That," Hot Chelle Rae released their brand new album WHATEVER in stores November 29th on RCA Records. Declared "one of the catchiest pop-rock anthems of the summer" by USA Today, "Tonight Tonight" crashed into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July, shot to No. 1 at Hot AC radio in September, and was certified double-platinum in the U.S and Australia., and platinum in Canada. The band's brand new single "I Like It Like That," which Entertainment Weekly called "bubbly elasti-funk" and an "official fall-resisting battle cry," is climbing the Top 40 and Hot AC radio charts, while the song's documentary-style video racked up over 1 million views in its first 3 days on VEVO. Hot Chelle Rae has just announced their 33+ date headlining tour kicking off February 10th in Metarie, LA and wrapping May 5th in Atlanta, GA and are the confirmed opening act for Taylor Swift’s Australian arena tour during March 2012. Check out for a full list of tour dates and more.

Is your Recipe Worth 1 Million Dollars?

Be a Winner with this Easy Holiday Recipe;
then Win $1 Million with a Recipe of Your Own
Short on time for laying out a party spread that’ll wow your holiday guests?

“The secret to creating something memorable is often as simple as pairing unexpected flavors that really hit it off,” says Dave Hirschkop, owner of Dave’s Gourmet (, maker of award-winning sauces.

“It doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated,” he says. “If you mate ingredients that have chemistry, you’ll blow your guests away.”

If you’ve already created that blow-em-away recipe – the sauce that’s the hit at every gathering – it could win you up to $1million in royalties in Dave’s Gourmet Recipe Challenge.

And if you haven’t, Hirschkop has a gift for you: His Easy Holiday Dip will make short work of party-pleasing.

Easy Holiday Dip

1 ½ cups roasted red peppers (from jar or canned)

1 8-ounce package of cream cheese

¼ cup pumpkin seeds

1 Tablespoon olive oil

½ teaspoon paprika (I like smoked but any will do)

Salt and pepper to taste

Put everything into a food processor and pulse until smooth, creamy and delicious.

Serve with fresh-cut veggies (carrot sticks, celery, you know the drill folks) pretzels or pita chips.

For you chile heads, add a couple drops of your favorite Dave’s Gourmet hot sauce and make that dip rip!

Dave’s Gourmet Recipe Challenge

And now about that recipe contest. Dave’s Gourmet is looking for a winner to add to its product line, and guess who’ll get the royalties for six years? That’s right – you. Up to $1 million. Hey, it’s only fair if your name’s on the label.

Payday starts immediately with a $2,000 advance.

Just submit for your original recipe for a sauce, salsa or dip by Dec. 31 at Dave’s team will test the recipes and choose semifinalists, who’ll be taste-tested by a Dave’s Gourmet panel. Finalists will be notified Jan. 12-14. The winner (or winners) will be chosen by food professionals attending the Fancy Foods Show in San Francisco. They’ll be notified Jan. 18.

Isn’t it about time your killer sauce paid off? Dave thinks it is.

About Dave Hirschkop
Dave Hirschkop graduated from Boston University in the 1980s and opened a mom-and-pop restaurant called Burrito Madness. His experiments with hot sauces there led to the launch of Dave’s Gourmet 18 years ago. Find products in major retailers including Safeway, Williams-Sonoma, Whole Foods and Costco.

Futurama Season 6 Blasts Onto DVD Tomorrow, December 20th!

Landing on Blu-ray and DVD December 20th


Street Date: December 20th, 2011

Launch Highlights:
The future will never be the same when the time traveling pizza boy and his friends wreak havoc
on the world as they know it. Loaded with tons of fan favorite special features from the creators, “FUTURAMA” Volume 6 comes to Blu-ray and DVD December 20th from Twentieth Century
Fox Home Entertainment
Phillip Fry is a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy whose life is going nowhere. When he accidentally
freezes himself on December 31, 1999, he wakes up 1,000 years in the future and has a chance to
make a fresh start.
“FUTURAMA” Volume 6 once again features the original voice cast including Golden Globe®
winner Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) as Leela, Billy West as Fry and John DiMaggio as Bender.

Special Features (Blu-ray and DVD):
Deleted Scenes
Audio Commentary
Professor Farnsworth's "Science of a Scene"
Reincarnation Explained! With Director Peter Avanzino
Futurama F.A.Q. (Frequently Axed Questions)
Christopher's Big Score: The Music of Futurama
Futurama Fans: 101 Questions

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

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