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Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop
Welcome to the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop hosted by The Kids Did It and Mommy Island. This giveaway will run from 11/15 at 12PM EST to 11/19 at 11:59PM.
Christmas is coming up fast. One of my favorite stocking stuffers are gift cards. Everyone loves gift cards right? Well I’ll be giving away one $10 DQ Gift Card stocking stuffer! Enter for a chance to win.

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prAna Clothing

I’m so excited to do a review on prAna clothing. I will be reviewing a top and bottom from prAna. I received this top and bottom for free in exchange of my review. All opinions are my own.

For those of you who don’t know what prAna clothing are, here’s a little bit of info about the company and what they do:

OUR PURPOSE – The Why Pursue sustainable, traceable, and responsible action to protect our environment and inspire the adventurous spirit.

OUR MISSION – The How Inspire, educate, and outfit our audience as we strive to fundamentally change the way clothing is made.

OUR MANIFESTO – The Promise We’re not in the business of making clothes, we’re in the business of setting the adventurous spirit free. We design with a purpose to inspire our audience to do as they will. We distill trends, fit, style, and performance to satisfy our audience’s basic needs, then get the hell out of the way so they can enjoy their own brand of experiences.

OUR VISION – The Way Transcend the Trends We’re more than makers; we’re doers. Our designs are inspired by our own experiences and built for our shared journey. We strive to make clothes that help us all thrive in any environment and embody our collective adventurous spirit so we can focus on what really matters. Whether you’re commuting to work or wandering the globe, rest assured we’ve been there and used those moments to design a better product.

prAna designs clothing that looks good but is versatile enough for any lifestyle and any adventure. It’s mission is to give people the option of reaching into their closet and dressing in items that reflect who they are. The versatile but classy clothing design makes for outfits that can be worn to work or on an adventure. 

Here is a link to a video that will tell you what prAna is all about: The Not Impossible Mission of the Conscious Consumer

My husband isn’t the best photographer, but he helped photograph these prAna clothing for me.

Rockaway Jacket

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This fitted jacket is a medium weight jacket. It is cozy and stretchy. Perfect for layering under bigger jackets and coats. I really like that it has zipper pockets so I don’t have to worry about stuff falling out while I’m working out. This jacket is very comfortable and keeps me warm.

Juniper Pant

Juniper pant

This pant has a high quality fabric. It’s thick, but feels really soft and is very stretchy. Super comfortable to wear anytime and during work outs. I got a short inseam, but it’s still pretty long for me since I am short. I really like the flare bottom. Just wish it wasn’t so long.

prAna clothing

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Mini Firm Jello Recipe

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Mini Firm Jello Recipe
Instructions
  1. Put the molds on a tray. It is easier to carry it to the fridge.
  2. In a small bowl pour in the Jello mix and 4 packets of gelatine to each bowl. Stir well. Add 1 1/2 cup of boiling water into each bowl and stir until it dissolves. 
  3. Using a funnel cup, pour the jello liquid into plastic condiment bottles. Pour the liquid into the mold halfway then put it in the fridge until it is firm. I am doing 2 layers. You can do as many layers as you want.
  4. When firm, pour the 2nd layer on top. Put it in the fridge until firm. 
  5. When it is firm, push the jello out. Repeat the steps until done. Enjoy!
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This mini firm jello recipe is perfect as snacks for kids or parties. My toddlers love jello! Every time I make jello, they always make a mess. Instead of eating with their spoons, they will eat it with their hands. Kids will be kids. With these firm jello, it is mess free! So nice that I don’t have to clean up tiny pieces of jello everywhere.

Ingredients:
  • 2 box of 3 oz Jell-O
  • 8 Packet of Knox unflavored Gelatine
  • 3 cups of boiling water, divided in half
Directions:

Put the molds on a tray. It is easier to carry it to the fridge.

I bought these jello mold here. The molds are kind of small so I would recommend buying 3-4 or more.

jello mold

I am using these two Flavored Jello.

Jello

In a small bowl pour in the Jello mix and 4 packets of gelatine to each bowl. Stir well.

jello

Add 1 1/2 cup of boiling water into each bowl and stir until it dissolves.

jello

Using a funnel cup, pour the jello liquid into plastic condiment bottles.

jello

Pour the liquid into the mold halfway then put it in the fridge until it is firm. I am doing 2 layers. You can do as many layers as you want.

jello mold

When firm, pour the 2nd layer on top. Put it in the fridge until firm.

mini jello mold recipe

When it is firm, push the jello out. Repeat the steps until done. Enjoy!

mini jello mold recipe

Stuffed Chicken Wings

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Stuffed Chicken Wings
Instructions
  1. First, debone the chicken wings. Be careful not to cut the skin and yourself.
  2. Soak the bean thread noodles in warm water until soft. Drain the noodles and cut them about 4 inches with a scissor. Peel the carrots and shred them. Then cut them smaller.
  3. In a medium bowl mix the noodles, carrots, sauces, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with pam. Rub some salt onto the wings. Stuff the wings until they are full. You can use tooth picks to close the opening if you want to. Put the stuffed wings on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake until golden brown, flipping every 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!
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Stuffed chicken wings are delicious, but it is hard work. By hard work I mean the labor part of deboning the wings. It takes a lot of patience and skill to debone it perfectly. My first time deboning the wings were really bad. I didn’t have the patience at all so it had holes in every wings that I deboned. Throughout the years I have become better at deboning them. It is hard work, but worth it. Super yummy!

Ingredients:
  • 15-20 Chicken Wings
  • 4 Bundles of Bean Thread Noodles
  • 2 Carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 Cabbage, shredded
  • 2 stalk Green Onions, cut
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
Directions:

First, debone the chicken wings. Be careful not to cut the skin and yourself.

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Soak the bean thread noodles in warm water until soft. Drain the noodles and cut them about 4 inches with a scissor.

bean thread noodles

Peel the carrots and shred them. Then cut them smaller.

shredded carrots

In a medium bowl mix the noodles, carrots, sauces, salt, and black pepper.

stuffing mix stuffing mix

Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees.

Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with pam. Rub some salt onto the wings. Stuff the wings until they are full. You can use tooth picks to close the opening if you want to. Put the stuffed wings on the baking sheet.

stuffed chicken wings

Bake until golden brown, flipping every 15-20 minutes.

stuffed chicken wings

stuffed chicken wings

stuffed chicken wings

Enjoy!

Sesame Balls

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Sesame Balls
sesame balls
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
sesame balls
Instructions
  1. Rinse the mung beans in a medium bowl until the water is clear and not yellow. Let it sit over night.
  2. Dough: In a small pot, boil 2 cups of water. Mix the potato flakes with 1 cup of water until it thickens. Add all the other ingredients and stir. Add 1/2 cup of water and knead the dough. Add a little bit more water and knead well. It's so much easier if you have a stand mixer to knead the dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit for 1 hour.
  3. Fillings: Rinse the mung beans again and steam it for about 30 minutes or until the mung beans are soft. In a medium bowl mix the sugar, salt, and mung beans together. Using a mortar and pestle, pound the mung beans until it is smooth. It shouldn't feel wet. It should feel like thick mashed potatoes that you can make into a ball.
  4. Roll 1/2 inch balls with the mung beans and put it on a pan. Using your hands, roll dough into a ball smaller than a golf ball then flatten it out. Put the mung bean ball in the middle and roll it into a ball. Dip and roll the ball in the sesame seeds until it is covered.
  5. On medium heat, fry the sesame balls for 5-10 minutes until it is golden brown. You can check to see if it is cooked by cutting one open. The texture on the inside shouldn't be doughy. It should be clear and sticky. Be careful not to burn them.
  6. Line an aluminum pan with paper towels. Once the sesame balls are cook, line them up in a pan to get rid of the excess oil. Enjoy!
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Sesame balls are delicious! One of my childhood favorites. They do take awhile to make, but hard work pays off. Growing up my mom, sisters, aunts, cousins, and I usually make these for parties and special events. Now that I have my own family I make them whenever I want to eat them; that’s probably like once or twice a year.

I’ve tried 3 different recipes and this one is my favorite. It turns out perfect every time and the dough is easy to work with.

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 1 Cup Mashed Potato flakes
  • 2 Cups boiling water
  • 1 bag (16 oz) Glutinous Rice Flour
  • 2 tbsp Rice Flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Sesame seeds

Fillings:

  • 1 bag of Mung beans (2 cups)
  • 1/2 – 1 cup of Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt



Directions:

Rinse the mung beans in a medium bowl until the water is clear and not yellow. Let it sit over night.

mung beans

Dough: In a small pot, boil 2 cups of water. Mix the potato flakes with 1 cup of water until it thickens. Add all the other ingredients and stir. Add 1/2 cup of water and knead the dough. Add a little bit more water and knead well. It’s so much easier if you have a stand mixer to knead the dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit for 1 hour.

dough dough

Fillings: Rinse the mung beans again and steam it for about 30 minutes or until the mung beans are soft.

mung beans

In a medium bowl mix the sugar, salt, and mung beans together.

mung beans

Using a mortar and pestle, pound the mung beans until it is smooth. It shouldn’t feel wet. It should feel like thick mashed potatoes that you can make into a ball.

mung beans sesame balls filling

Roll 1/2 inch balls with the mung beans and put it on a pan.

sesame ball fillings

Using your hands, roll dough into a ball smaller than a golf ball then flatten it out.

sesame balls

Put the mung bean ball in the middle and roll it into a ball.

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Dip and roll the ball in the sesame seeds until it is covered.

sesame balls

On medium heat, fry the sesame balls for 5-10 minutes until it is golden brown. You can check to see if it is cooked by cutting one open. The texture on the inside shouldn’t be doughy. It should be clear and sticky. Be careful not to burn them.

sesame balls

Line an aluminum pan with paper towels. Once the sesame balls are cook, line them up in a pan to get rid of the excess oil.

sesame balls

Enjoy!

sesame balls