Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday in Review: COPPERTONE® CLEARLYSheer™

I'm a Bzzagent and I received Coppertone Clearly Sheer for free to share and review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Living down in the Florida Keys you NEED sunscreen, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Even during the rainy season, when it's cloudy and overcast you can get a sunburn if you're not careful. If you're on the water you can turn into a human lobster (learned that the hard way). 
I really love this sunscreen (and I've tried quite a few). It comes in a spray and in a lotion, the spray good for when you're in a hurry (or have wriggly kids like mine) and the lotion is light and easy to apply. 

Pictured: wriggly kid on the go

I have really sensitive skin lately and I'm also more prone to breakouts (not to brag but I have the forehead of a teenager!). The lotion doesn't clog my pores, doesn't leave a greasy feeling on my skin, and doesn't have an overpowering "beach" smell. The spray is the same. It's easy to just spray & go and great for sunscreen touch ups and reapplication. You just have to towel dry beforehand if you've been swimming or actively sweating. 
They're both water resistant for 80 minutes. The lotion is SPF 30 and the spray is SPF 50. I'm more likely to use the spray because of the higher SPF (gotta love my Irish skin). I really recommend picking up a few bottles!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Mouthwatering Monday: Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

My husband loves his hot sauce. He puts it on anything and everything, the hotter the better. Meanwhile my tastebuds are sissies, I'm a mild salsa kind of girl.

So for Fathers Day I whipped up some Buffalo Chicken in the crockpot to satisfy his heat-seeking appetite. Here it is, courtesy of via Pinterest.

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken


Note: Genius me picked up the wrong chicken, de-boning = not fun

2 lbs raw boneless skinless chicken breasts
12 oz bottle of Buffalo wing sauce (I used Frank's Wing Sauce)
1 oz packet of dry Ranch mix
2 tbsp light butter
2 cloves garlic minced garlic 


  1. Place the chicken breasts in your slow cooker.
  2. Pour the bottle of wing sauce over the top of the chicken.
  3. Sprinkle the packet of ranch mix over the top of the wing sauce.
  4. Add your minced garlic to the slow cooker, making sure to cover it with sauce.
  5. Place the lid on your slow cooker.
  6. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until meat shreds easily.
  7. Remove meat and shred it using two forks.
  8. Return shredded meat to the sauce and add the butter.
  9. Stir to combine.
  10. Continue to cook on low for another hour so the meat can soak up the sauce.

Now when it finished cooking it did have a bit of sauce left. I let it sit and the chicken did indeed soak up the remaining sauce. I also read some of the reviews saying that it came out too salty. I used Kraft ranch dressing mix but you can also make your own (which can be found on Allrecipes: Dry Ranch Mix).

We put it on rolls with a little ranch dressing, husband had 3 sandwiches. It's safe to say he liked it. Believe it or not Lil Man loved it, looks like he inherited his Daddys tastebuds. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Mouthwatering Monday: Crockpot Cobbler

I love this recipe because it's entirely flexible and it can be tweaked to suit your personal palate. It's not quite a cobbler, it somewhere between that and a dump cake I think.
I've seen this recipe floating around Facebook and Pinterest so I'm not sure of the exact source. If you do know feel free to message me!

The first time I tried this it was apple pie filling and yellow cake mix...not a success (it wasn't quite a failure either since the hubby had a few bowls of it).
My second try was Duncan Hines Devils Food cake mix and cherry pie filling. 

I had to taste test it...yea that's it, taste test

Its not a great picture but oh my word is it good. The cake isn't solid like a regular cake but it is just right amount of gooey deliciousness. I should've added chocolate chips but that's just because I'm a chocoholic.

Pictured: ooey gooey sweetness

The difference between my first try and my second try was the butter. 
The recipe above calls for 1 stick butter melted and poured over the cake mix (which is what I did the first time). 
This time I cut the solid butter into the cake mix and then added it to the crockpot. 
I also let it cook closer to 4 hours in low instead of 3. 

I just wish I had vanilla ice cream because it is sweet and decadent. I would've liked to used chocolate cake but believe it or not they were sold out! Who sells out of chocolate cake mix?

I think my next try for this particular recipe should be lemon cake and blueberry pie filling...sounds good doesn't it?