Posts Tagged ‘Hershey’

Dec 31 2019

Hershey Story Museum (Hershey, PA)

Learning about the Hershey Chocolate Company

Our family recently visited Hershey, PA.  It was a short visit, but we had a lot of fun.  The Hershey Story Museum was very interesting. It was neat learning about Milton Hershey and the history of the Hershey company.  We made delicious treats in the Chocolate Lab, took a stroll downtown ,and went in a few small shops.  Thankful for the an opportunity to visit this beautiful area. Maybe next time we go through town we can check out more fun family activities.

Mr. Hershey’s deposit on his Titanic ticket, he ended up not going because a business matter came up.

Inside the Hershey Museum is beautiful especially around the Holidays!

Hershey’s Cut Glass Torchere

Hershey’s for Health anyone!?

You can get tickets for the Chocolate Lab and make delicious chocolate treats!

Pick up a tasty treat at the Santry Cafe at The Hershey Story Museum!

It was cool clear day so we took a stroll in downtown Hershey.

You can see the Hershey Amusement in the background behind Chocolate Avenue!

The street lights are giant Hershey kisses!

Hershey grounds complete with bushes!

Nov 27 2013

Thankful for My Family and so Much More!

Thankful for sweet girls who made me a “special” breakfast.

There is magic at our house! Every night I lay out all the non-perishable items (cups, plates, bread, english muffins, or bagels, etc…) that I need to make breakfast the next morning, however, this week by the time I get to the kitchen breakfast has been made for the whole family and the kids are already eating! It’s like breakfast has magically appeared every morning (and there’s no mess either)! This morning I must have been extra good because I got more than the normal Tuesday Toast! Thankful for my sweet girls!  I saved the sweets that they gave me for breakfast for later so I could share them!

Thankful for kids who love making crafts and expressing their appreciation

Karlie’s turkey from school. She had the most turkey feathers out of all the students in her class, her reason “I have so much to be THANKFUL for in my life!” Not sure if you can read the feathers they say – friends, social studies, love, food, life to live, teacher, pets & animals, family

Thankful for hot chocolate

Made hot chocolate and apple cider for my two chickies since it was a cold and rainy afternoon.  They enjoyed their hot treat after school.

Thankful for a husband who plays games with the family

We figured out that Jake has the steadiest hand in our family.  Karlie is watching him carefully so she’ll be ready for her next turn.

Thankful for kids who enjoy playing games

We played Kerplunk and Jenga tonight. After a few close calls we did manage to get quite a tall Jenga tower before it came crashing down. Here’s a picture of Brina focusing on her turn. Thankful for some fun with the family tonight!

There is so much to be thankful for today and really every day of my life!

Jan 31 2011

Top Deals: KMart Goodies (Kellogg’s, LeapFrog, and More)!

I had to stop by KMart late last week to return something and decided to take a moment to stretch my legs since I had been working on a desk project all morning.  When I got to the toy section I noticed they had plastic over most of the back section near the ceiling with a water bucket at one end.  The roof had leaked and they were trying to clear the area.  There was a small box on the shelf of “damaged” toys on clearance.  The other toys may have been too badly damaged by the leak or previously sold.  I was able to pick up a couple a great items for at awesome prices.

Here is what I got on clearance at KMart:

  • 1 Kellogg’s Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 Cereal – $2.99 markdown to $1.50
  • 1 LeapFrog Click Start Computer Software Nick Jr (Dora the Explorer – “Friends!”) – $20.99 markdown to $1.00
  • 1 LeapFrog Click Start Computer Software Nick Jr (Go Diego Go – “Learning Expeditions”) – $20.99 markdown to $1.00
  • 1 LeapFrog Tag Reading System “Star Wars The Clone Wars” Book – $14.99 markdown to $1.00
  • 1 Hershey’s Kissables Pens (4 Pack) – $1.99 markdown to $0.99
  • 2 Hershey’s Kissables Magnetic Pads – $1.99 markdown to $0.99

Everything I purchased at KMart was on regular clearance or extra clearance due to the leaky roof.  Plus I received an additional $1.06 off of my total from my KMart Rewards Card. I spent a total of $5.20 including tax and saved $60.72 with a total savings of 92%!!!  I have never seen the LeapFrog books and cartridges marked down to $1 before.  They did have some water spots on the outside of the packages from the leak and shelves, but once I wiped them down they looked brand new expect for one spot on the back of the “Learning Expeditions” package!

Unfortunately, with the box of cereal I broke my No Grocery Shopping for a month challenge!  Opps!!!  I had been doing so well, however, the cereal doesn’t fit into any of my criteria as (a necessity, free, or for someone outside of my home).  My excuse (although not a good one) Toy Story 3 was the last movie we watched with our girls before heading on vacation and with it being on clearance for $1.50 I gave into the temptation to treat the kids to something special.  Hopefully this is the last little bump in the road!!!

These are some of the best deals I have found at KMart in a long time especially without using coupons!  If you are in the Greenville area you may want to check out the clearance deals at the KMart near Greenville Hospital.  I enjoy finding great bargains that can used as gifts!

Dec 31 2010

You know I do a lot of smiley faces for the girls when…..

The girls start coming up with food smiles on their own.  I was baking the Beary Cute Cookies and asked Brina to help unwrap and sort the candies.  This is the plate of goodies she handed to me.  Yes, it made me smile.  I am thrilled to see her willingness to participate in the kitchen and love  the creative side coming out as well.  Thankful for some extra cooking time with my sweet Brina.  Everyone has been enjoying the goodies that we baked together this weekend.  Hope you are having a wonderful time celebrating the last day of 2010 too!!!!

Dec 16 2010

Recipe: Peanut Butter and Candy Cane Cookie Cups

These are super easy and add fun to the any meal or snack.  We made these during our Christmas Baking Day.  I remember first making these yummy treat when I was in high school.  It is one of the easy recipes that I continue doing because they are such a hit with family and friends. It is basically a sugar cookie dough baked in a mini muffin pan with a Peanut Butter Cup or Candy Cane Kiss added at the end once it has started to cool.

Peanut Butter & Candy Cane Cookie Cups

  • 1 package (18 ounces) refrigerator Sugar Cookie Dough OR here is our recipe for Sugar Cookie Dough if you want to make it from scratch.
  • All Purpose Flour (optional)
  • 12 unwrapped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • 12 unwrapped Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses

1.  Preheat oven to 350° F.

2.  Grease 24 (1 inch) mini muffin cups or you can put them directly into a greased mini muffin pan.

3.  Make Sugar Cookie Dough according to directions or if you have purchased it from the store unwrap it.  Sprinkle the dough with a little flour to minimize sticking (if necessary).

4.  Use a small cookie scoop or spoon to drop about 1 rounded tablespoon into each of the 24 mini muffin cups.

5.  Bake at 350° F for 8 to 10 minutes.  Remove from oven. Let cool for about 5 minutes.  If you do not let it cool long enough the Peanut Butter Cups and Candy Cane Kisses will melt completely, you want them to remain recognizable. Press the 12 unwrapped Reese’s Peanut Cups and 12 unwrapped Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses into the mini sugar cookies.  You should have half Peanut Butter and half Candy Cane.  Let cool for an additional 5 to 10 minutes then gently remove them from the pan and place on a decorative dish or wrap in a pretty bag to give to family and friends.