Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts

Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts

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I love my Care Bear. I got him for my third or fourth birthday, and I’ve had him ever since. Poor Pete, but he has to share a bed with a woman and a Care Bear every night. It could be worse!

But because I love Care Bears, I really love these Care Bears Grumpy Bear doughnuts. You can purchase them at Carolina Doughnuts, but, if you’re not around there, they’re actually really easy to make … if you put a little time into them.

Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts

What You’ll Need:

What You’ll Do:

Mash two of the doughnuts. Stuff them into the holes of the other doughnuts. If you want to skip this step, you can just buy jelly doughnuts since they don’t have a hole.

Add two drops of blue food coloring to one of the cans of frosting. Mix until the color is consistent.

Split the second can of frosting into two bowls. Leave one as is. Add two drops of black food coloring to the other and mix until the color is consistent.

Use a spatula to cover the top of the doughnut with blue frosting.

Stick two candy melts into the top to make “ears.” Cover the ears with the blue frosting.

Let set for at least 30 minutes.

Spoon the white frosting into a quart-sized bag. Cut off a small section of the tip (to turn it into a piping bag). Pipe a circle for the mouth section.

Spoon the black frosting into a bag and follow the same steps to turn it into a piping bag. Pipe two circles for the eyes.

Pipe a white dot onto the eyes. 

Spoon the remaining blue frosting into a quart-sized bag, and turn it into a piping bag. Pipe the eyebrows, nose, and mouth.

*Note, if you’re more comfortable, you can use a toothpick for the last two steps.

Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts
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Ingredients
  1. 12 donuts
  2. 2 cans of white frosting
  3. Blue food coloring
  4. White food coloring
  5. Black food coloring
  6. 1 bag of candy melts
  7. 2 quart-size plastic bags
Instructions
  1. Mash two of the doughnuts. Stuff them into the holes of the other doughnuts. If you want to skip this step, you can just buy jelly doughnuts since they don’t have a hole.
  2. Add two drops of blue food coloring to one of the cans of frosting. Mix until the color is consistent.
  3. Split the second can of frosting into two bowls. Leave one as is. Add two drops of black food coloring to the other and mix until the color is consistent.
  4. Use a spatula to cover the top of the doughnut with blue frosting.
  5. Stick two candy melts into the top to make “ears.” Cover the ears with the blue frosting.
  6. Let set for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Spoon the white frosting into a quart-sized bag. Cut off a small section of the tip (to turn it into a piping bag). Pipe a circle for the mouth section.
  8. Spoon the black frosting into a bag and follow the same steps to turn it into a piping bag. Pipe two circles for the eyes.
  9. Pipe a white dot onto the eyes.
  10. Spoon the remaining blue frosting into a quart-sized bag, and turn it into a piping bag. Pipe the eyebrows, nose, and mouth.
  11. *Note, if you’re more comfortable, you can use a toothpick for the last two steps.
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Ultimate Slow Cooker Recipes List

Ultimate Slow Cooker Recipes List

I’m a huge fan of my slow cooker. Oh, the day our old one went was such a sad day. See, I cook every meal at home, but Pete also runs a food business out of our home. So on the days he is cooking, I’m not able to be in the kitchen cooking. So what I do is set up our slow cooker in our dining area, then set it to be ready when he’s done. We get a hot meal and we stay out of each other’s way. If you’re like me and love your slow cooker, you’ll love this ultimate slow cooker recipes list.

Over 200 slow cooker recipes in this Ultimate Slow Cooker Recipes List from www.drugstoredivas.net. Slow cooker sides, drinks, desserts, main dishes, and more!

Ultimate Slow Cooker Recipes

This list is great and has a little bit for everyone. There are soups, stews, main dishes, sides, desserts, and drinks. There are so many great recipes, I almost don’t know where to start. I guess I’ll start at the beginning. I hear that’s a very good place to start.

Slow Cooker Soups & Stews

Spicy Shrimp Chowder – Tales Of A Tired Mom
  1. Potato Cheddar Soup
  2. Chicken Soup
  3. Lasagna Soup
  4. Vegetable Beef Soup
  5. Cheeseburger Soup
  6. Spicy Shrimp Chowder
  7. Pasta Fagioli
  8. Bacon Corn Chowder
  9. Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup
  10. Vegetable Soup
  11. Cuban Beef Stew
  12. Rustic Chicken Stew
  13. Lamb Stew With Hatch Chili Peppers
  14. Guinness Beef Stew
  15. Hamburger Stew
  16. Irish Beef Stew
  17. Chicken Alfredo Stew
  18. Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
  19. Butternut Apple Soup
  20. Brazilian Feijoada
  21. Irish Lamb Stew
  22. Garlic Turmeric Potato Soup
  23. Vietnamese Pho
  24. Vegetable Beef Barley Soup
  25. Chicken And Corn Chowder
  26. Black Bean Soup
  27. Hamburger Minestrone Soup
  28. Beef Bourguignon
  29. Red Lentil Stew With Chickpeas And Orzo

Slow Cooker Main Dishes

Slow Cooker Meatloaf Recipe with Potatoes and Carrots too! This crock-pot recipe turned out GREAT! Everyone came back for seconds.
Meatloaf – Cincy Shopper
  1. Ranch Chicken Tacos
  2. White Chicken Chili
  3. Cranberry BBQ Kielbasa
  4. Slow Cooker Rubbed Roast
  5. Gumbo
  6. Pot Roast
  7. Pulled Pork With Alabama White Barbecue Sauce
  8. Pulled Pork
  9. Meatloaf
  10. Ham
  11. Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili
  12. Tater Tot Casserole
  13. Mexican Beer Chicken
  14. Turkey Keema
  15. Taco Chicken
  16. Hawaiian Chicken
  17. Cheesy Pasta And Beef
  18. French Dip Sandwich
  19. Beef Brisket Chili
  20. Cream Cheese Chicken
  21. Spinach Ravioli
  22. Pork And Sauerkraut
  23. BBQ Wings
  24. Turkey Breast
  25. Goddess Chicken With Artichokes
  26. BBQ Chicken
  27. Lasagna
  28. Char Siu Pork Ribs
  29. Bourbon Pulled Pork
  30. BBQ Chicken Sliders
  31. Whole Roasted Chicken
  32. Pork BBQ Sliders
  33. Teriyaki Chicken Wings
  34. Chicken Chili
  35. Red Wine Roast
  36. Carolina Pulled Pork
  37. Pulled Barbecue Chicken
  38. Mango Chicken
  39. Salsa Chicken
  40. Carnitas Tacos
  41. Chicken Burrito Bowl
  42. Chicken Gyro
  43. Cowboy Casserole
  44. Teriyaki Beef
  45. Pineapple Pulled Pork
  46. Barbacoa Tacos
  47. Lemon Pepper Chicken
  48. Kung Pao Chicken
  49. Butter Chicken
  50. Greek Lamb Kleftiko With Potatoes
  51. Turkey Chili With Avocado
  52. Creamy Lemon Chicken
  53. White Chicken Chili
  54. Chili Lime Beef Tacos
  55. Vietnamese Style Noodle Bowls
  56. Roast Lamb
  57. Italian Beef
  58. Shredded Flank Steak For Tacos
  59. Fork-Tender Dijon Rosemary Pot Roast
  60. Roasted Red Pepper Chili
  61. Orange Chicken
  62. Pulled Pork Tacos
  63. Pulled Pork Sammys And Slaw
  64. Teriyaki Short Ribs
  65. Mississippi Pot Roast
  66. Sarson da Saag
  67. Ukrainian Casserole
  68. Thai Turkey Tenderloin
  69. Apricot Chicken
  70. Pineapple And Lime Pulled Pork
  71. Indian Butter Chicken
  72. Chicken Burritos
  73. Baby Bella Chicken
  74. Green Chili Pork Carnitas
  75. Beef And Vegetable Stew
  76. Cider Brats
  77. Hatch Pepper Chili
  78. Pulled Pork Sandwich
  79. Spicy Mexican Pineapple Chicken
  80. Curry
  81. Three Bean Stew
  82. BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
  83. Chicken And Dumplings
  84. BBQ Ribs
  85. Pepperoncini Pot Roast
  86. Greek Chicken Gyros
  87. Chicken Pasta
  88. Pork Carnitas
  89. Asian Chicken
  90. Rotisserie Chicken
  91. Beach House Pulled Pork
  92. Chicken Cacciatore
  93. Jerk Pork
  94. Turkey Chili
  95. Chicken Fajita
  96. BBQ Drumsticks
  97. Baked Ziti
  98. Orange BBQ Pulled Pork
  99. Flourless Lamb Blueberry Mint Empanadas
  100. White Bean And Chicken Chili
  101. Balsamic Jalapeno Chicken Legs
  102. Barbecue Beef
  103. Chicken Stroganoff
  104. Pineapple Chicken
  105. Low Carb Chili
  106. Sausage And Potatoes
  107. Balsamic Chicken Sandwiches
  108. Drip Beef Sandwiches
  109. Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches
  110. Peach Barbecue Smothered Pork Chops
  111. Pho
  112. Ginger Ale Ham
  113. Mango Salsa Chicken
  114. Southern Style Ham And Beans
  115. Garlic Chicken Drumsticks
  116. London Broil
  117. Meatball Subs

Slow Cooker Sides

 Southern Meatballs aka Grape Jelly Meatballs from CookingInStilettos.com are a retro appetizer that is packed with flavor. Just a few ingredients simmer in the slow cooker for delicious bites that your friends and family will love! Make these for your next party or tailgate! | @CookInStilettos
Grape Jelly Meatballs – Cooking In Stilettos
  1. Meat Lovers Pizza Dip
  2. Baked Potatoes
  3. Loaded Mashed Potatoes
  4. Party Meatballs
  5. Grape Jelly Meatballs
  6. Wheat Spelt Potato Rolls
  7. Olive Parmesan Bread
  8. Red Beans and Rice
  9. Creamy Dill Corn On The Cob
  10. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
  11. Cranberry Meatballs
  12. Sweet Potatoes And Apples
  13. Bacon Mac And Cheese
  14. Stuffed Peppers
  15. Carrots
  16. Corn Dip
  17. Red Potato And Cauliflower Mash
  18. Herbed Bread
  19. Cauliflower Mac And Cheese
  20. White Queso
  21. Chicken Porcupine Meatballs
  22. Eggplant Tapenade
  23. Caramelized Onions

Slow Cooker Desserts

Slow Cooker Candy – Drugstore Divas
  1. Apple Pie Cake
  2. Baked Apples
  3. Slow Cooker Candy
  4. Pumpkin Pie Pudding Cake
  5. Chocolate Lava Cake
  6. Cherry Dump Cake
  7. Strawberry Chocolate Cake
  8. Apple Walnut Bread Pudding
  9. Cinnamon Cherry Cobbler
  10. Apple Bread
  11. Praline Dip
  12. Hot Fudge Brownies
  13. Creme Brulee

Slow Cooker Drinks

Slow cooker cranberry apple cider with cinnamon
Cranberry Apple Cider – Savory Tooth
  1. Apple Cider
  2. Pumpkin Spice Latte
  3. Lemonade Moonshine
  4. Cranberry Apple Cider
  5. Mexican Hot Chocolate
  6. Pumpkin Liqueur
  7. Mulled Wine
  8. Apple Chai Tea

Slow Cooker Breakfasts

CrockPot Granola with Coconut Oil. An easier way to make this healthy gluten-free snack in a slow cooker instead of the oven.
Granola With Coconut Oil – Trial And Eater
  1. Apple Raisin French Toast
  2. Overnight Oatmeal
  3. Summer Frittata
  4. Eggnog Oatmeal
  5. Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole
  6. Granola With Coconut Oil
  7. Steel Cut Oats
  8. Peaches And Cream Oatmeal
  9. Quinoa Energy Bar
  10. Apple Oatmeal
  11. Honey Granola
  12. Cinnamon Rolls

If you already have a slow cooker, you might want to pick up a few of the slow cooker accessories below. They’ll really help make your cooking easier!


Cobb Theatres’ Free Kids Summer Movie Escape

Cobb Theatres’ Free Kids Summer Movie Escape

Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Check out the Cobb Theatres' Free Kids Summer Movie Escape. Get the schedule at www.drugstoredivas.net.Summer vacation has officially started here, which means it’s only a matter of time before your kids start telling you they’re bored. You need an arsenal of activities lined up to keep them occupied. Thank goodness for places like Cobb Theatres. Cobb Theatres’ free Kids Summer Movie Escape started this week.

The full schedule for the Cobb Theatres FREE Kids Summer Movie Escape for 2017 is below. This schedule should apply to all Cobb Theatres locations, but be sure to check your local Cobb Theatres location to make sure. Also, the movies are subject to change at any time without notice.

The movies start at 10am every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Doors open a 9:30am. There is same day ticketing only. Large groups, schools, and camps are welcome. The theater doesn’t state it, but I would call before bringing down a large group. That way, they are prepared for you. If you do bring a group of 25 people or more, you’re eligible for a discount popcorn and soda combo.

Cobb Theatres’ Free Kids Summer Movie Escape 2017

June 13th, 14th, & 15th:
The Angry Birds Movie (PG)
Matilda (PG)

June 20th, 21st, & 22nd:
Open Season 3 (PG)
Surf’s Up (PG)

June 27th, 28th, & 29th:
Storks (PG)
The Lego Movie (PG)

July 4th, 5th, & 6th:
Trolls (PG)
The Peanuts Movie (PG)

July 11th, 12th, & 13th:
The Croods (PG)
Home (PG)

July 25th, 26th, & 27th:
Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip (PG)
Penguins of Madagascar (PG)

August 1st, 2nd, & 3rd:
Minions (PG)
The Secret Life of Pets (PG)

How To Prune Your Garden

How To Prune Your Garden

If your garden is dying, it might need some pruning. Get tips in this how to prune your garden post from www.drugstoredivas.net.When we lived in the apartment, we had a great container garden on our porch. I grew tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants really well. We went up to New York for a vacation and, since we were still very new in town and didn’t trust anyone enough to come in our apartment to water the plants, I just left them to fend for themselves. They actually did really well, all things considered.

We moved from the apartment to a house last year and Pete built me a grow box. We also still had a small container garden because I ran out of space in the grow box. The majority of our plants did really well, but our oregano was the exception. It did so well that it actually lived through the winter without me taking care of it at all. It’s the Chuck Norris of our garden (I’d call it the cockroach, but at the end of the world, Chuck Norris will outlive the cockroaches).

A lot of why our plants do so well is because I prune them. So, if you want yours to do well, you have to know how to prune your garden.

How To Prune Your Garden

If your garden is dying, it might need some pruning. Get tips in this how to prune your garden post from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Look at your plants.

This tomato plant is from our apartment container garden. The top of the plant is green and healthy, but the bottom needed to be pruned. So how do you know what to pull and what to keep? Easy. The plant tells you how to prune your garden.

If your garden is dying, it might need some pruning. Get tips in this how to prune your garden post from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Check out the stems of the leaves in question. The stems that need to be pruned are yellow and snap off easily from the base of the plant. If you try to bend the stem and it doesn’t snap, leave it there.

If your garden is dying, it might need some pruning. Get tips in this how to prune your garden post from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Our plant had a lot of stems to pull. So we pulled off all the dead ones.

After you prune the stems, look at the healthy stems and see if there are any leaves that you can pull off individually.

If your garden is dying, it might need some pruning. Get tips in this how to prune your garden post from www.drugstoredivas.net.

We had quite a few of those too. Dispose of the old leaves and stems and your plant will get healthier. In addition, you can also use plant food to keep it healthy.

Pruning is such a simple gardening task, so you might overlook it. But you need to do it. If not, the dead parts will drain the nutrients and ruin the entire plant. Your plant will be wasting its energy on the dead leaves, taking away from what it can give the healthy parts and the fruit.

 

And this mentality goes for herbs too. With herbs, they may bloom. It’s so pretty. Almost overnight, our oregano bloomed beautiful flowers where I had picked oregano for dinner. The way I picked it, I pulled the top leaves off from the stem and left it bare. Flowers started blooming at the tops of the bare steps with some (very) small oregano leaves growing beneath. But the majority was the blooms. And I left them because they were really pretty. But it was killing our oregano production. It had almost stalled completely. So, despite the beauty, I pruned the oregano buy cutting the blooms and leaving about 4 to 6 inches of each stem.

And actually, that’s how you’re supposed to harvest oregano. Instead of pulling off only certain leaves, you are supposed to cut the whole stem back to about 4 to 6 inches. It’ll grow back.

Don’t worry about that bundle of blooms going to waste. I’m actually drying it on the counter right now.

Do you garden? Leave your best gardening tips in the comments. That way, we can all learn from each other!

5 Tips For First Time Flyers

5 Tips For First Time Flyers

First time flyer? Before you fly, check out these 5 Tips For First Time Flyers from www.drugstoredivas.net. You'll feel confident after reading them!It’s amazing to think you can get on an airplane and touchdown somewhere completely different than anywhere you’ve ever been before. You get up in the air, come down, and in a few short hours (okay, sometimes longer), you are in a different state, country, or timezone.

If you’ve never flown before, there are a few things you’ll need to know before you get on a plane. Don’t worry, though. I’ve flown enough to have some pointers and tips for first time flyers.

5 Tips For First Time Flyers

Find out your suitcase limits.
You’ll want to pack all your cute clothes, shoes, and purses for your trip because who knows when there may be an Instagram opportunity waiting for you. I understand. But I also know how heavy that may be. And heavy is not a word you want to hear when it pertains to your suitcase. Metal … D … sure, but not a heavy suitcase because that could mean you have to pay extra.

And you may have to pay anyway.

Some airlines will charge you a fee to check any luggage. And some have even started charging for a carry on, which is a pain for me because I only take carry on luggage on domestic flights. For international flights, many airlines will waive the fee for a checked bag, but even that varies based on the weight of the bag, the class you’re sitting in, the airline, etc. And then you have to pull out a tape measure and figure out the dimensions of your bag because the size will determine if it is a carry on or checked bag.

So before you even pick the bag you’re going to use to pack, check with the airline to see weight and carry on limits, then decide.

The liquids thing is still a thing.
Pre-9/11, you could bring bottles of water on to a plane without question. Even after this, the policy was still pretty lax. Small aside: I was traveling post-9/11 with someone who was asked to sit in a chair, open his bottle of water, take a sip, then wait five minutes. When he didn’t explode, we were able to head to our gate.

Now, liquids are limited to bottles in 3.1oz. or smaller containers. Keep that last part in mind. The container must be 3.1oz. or less. You can’t have a 10oz. bottle of shampoo that is only 25% of the way full and get that on a plane. Crafty, but it doesn’t work that way. Instead, you’ll want to put that shampoo in an appropriately sized container and pack it along with any other liquids in a clear, quart-sized bag. When you are going through airport security, you’ll want to take that quart-sized bag out of your luggage and allow it to be scanned through security separately.

Wear slip on shoes. And don’t wear a belt.
What you wear can really affect the amount of time it takes for you to go through security. You have to take your shoes off, so you don’t want to wear shoes that are difficult to take off. Slip on shoes work best. Flip flops are easy to slip off, but I wouldn’t want to walk through the X-Ray machine with bare feet.

You’ll also need to take off your belt if you’re wearing one, so it’s easier to just not wear one. And you’ll need to take anything out of your pockets, including your phone, wallet, and any loose change. So wear a pair of pants that can stay up on its own and has nothing in the pockets.

And if you’re traveling in the winter, and you’re planning on wearing a jacket, you’ll have to take that off before you walk through security. I’ve been asked to take off light zip up sweatshirts too, so just make sure you’re wearing something under one of those and not wearing it as your only shirt, just in case.

You can check in online … but don’t.
If you’re a frequent flyer, you’ll save a little time by checking in online prior to your flight. If this is your first flight, though, I wouldn’t suggest it. You’ll be worried about if you did it right, and you can’t ask your laptop questions you may have for the ticketing agent. So, instead, when you get to the airport, head to your airline’s section and check in there. It may take you a little longer, but you’ll feel more confident. 

Go straight to your gate.
There’s a lot of fun stuff between security and your gate: coffee shops, fast food, stores, snacks. If this is your first time in an airport, it’s easy to get distracted. Don’t. Please don’t. Go right to your gate. Why? Because that gate can actually change and sometimes you don’t know that until you’re there and someone tells you. You could be stuck in a completely wrong terminal and need a shuttle. And that might take some time … and a bit of risk. So instead, just go straight to your gate. Find out if you’re in the right spot, figure out how much time you have to kill, and then grab your coffee, food, snacks, and vibrating travel pillow.

What other tips for first time flyers do you have? Be sure to leave them in the comments.

Kroger: OREO Cookie & Candy Offer #EnterTheWonderVault

Kroger: OREO Cookie & Candy Offer #EnterTheWonderVault

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