Kickee Pants Natural Jacks Ruffle Footie

Kickee Pants Natural Jacks Ruffle Footie

My Baby Pajamas received a few new items in stock.   We now have in stock Kickee Pants Natural Jacks Ruffle footie pajamas for girls.   This footie comes in sizes 3-6 Month to size 4T.   It’s priced at $38.00.   If you haven’t tried Kickee Pants yet, you really should and I promise you will not be disappointed.

My Baby Pajamas also received some Claesen’s girl boxers in stock.   You are going to want to shop now because Claesen’s girl boxers sell out fast!  Be sure to check out the Claesen’s Yellow Dot Girl Hipster Boxer and the Claesen’s Flower Print Girl Hipster Boxer.  Both these boxers come in sizes 2 years to 14 years.  The boxers are a 2 pack and are priced at $24.00.

Shop now for all our new items at My Baby Pajamas.

Claesen's Yellow Dots Girl Hipster Boxer 2 Pack

Claesen’s Yellow Dots Girl Hipster Boxer 2 Pack

Claesen's Flower Prints Girl Hipster Boxers 2 Pack

Claesen’s Flower Prints Girl Hipster Boxers 2 Pack

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Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

Today is National Popcorn Day and who doesn’t like popcorn!  It’s actually one of my husband’s favorite snacks (first being pretzels).  Of course it’s a necessity to have while watching a movie.   Can you really watch a movie without popcorn?  Especially at the movie theater were they drench your popcorn in butter.   Anyway, in honor of National Popcorn Day I thought I would give you some fun facts about popcorn and a delicious recipe for Chocolate Carmel Popcorn. Yum!

Fun Facts about popcorn:

  • Americans consume some 16 billion quarts of this whole grain, good-for-you treat. That’s 51 quarts per man, woman, and child.
  • Compared to most snack foods, popcorn is low in calories. Air-popped popcorn has only 31 calories per cup. Oil-popped is only 55 per cup.
  • Popcorn is a type of maize (or corn), a member of the grass family, and is scientifically known as Zea mays everta.
  • Of the 6 types of maize/corn—pod, sweet, flour, dent, flint, and popcorn—only popcorn pops.
  • Most U.S. popcorn is grown in the Midwest, primarily in Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri.
  • The peak period for popcorn sales for home consumption is in the fall.
  • Most popcorn comes in two basic shapes when it’s popped: snowflake and mushroom. Snowflake is used in movie theaters and ballparks because it looks and pops bigger. Mushroom is used for candy confections because it doesn’t crumble.
  • Popping popcorn is one of the number one uses for microwave ovens. Most microwave ovens have a “popcorn” control button.
  • How high popcorn kernels can pop? Up to 3 feet in the air.
  • The world’s largest popcorn ball was created by volunteers in Sac City, Iowa in February, 2009.  It weighed 5,000 lbs., stood over 8 ft. tall, and measured 28.8 ft. in circumference.
  • If you made a trail of popcorn from New York City to Los Angeles, you would need more than 352,028,160 popped kernels!

Chocolate Caramel Popcorn Recipe:

Recipe from: Mom on Timeout

Ingredients: 

  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped mixed nuts (optional)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate squares
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Karo® Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 225ºF. Spray a 15 x 10-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine popcorn and nuts in baking pan and place in oven to keep warm.
  3. Heat chocolate, brown sugar, corn syrup and butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until boiling, stirring occasionally
  4. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat and immediately stir in baking soda.
  6. Pour chocolate-caramel mixture carefully over popcorn and nuts.
  7. Use cooking spray-coated tongs or a spatula to toss the popcorn and chocolate-caramel mixture.
  8. Bake popcorn for 60 minutes stirring popcorn about halfway through.
  9. Let popcorn cool completely on wire rack.
  10. Break popcorn into bite-sized pieces and store in an airtight container.

I hope you enjoy the popcorn as much as we did in our house!  Until next time…keep popping 🙂

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Usually I am not a big fan of baked goods that are “healthier” for you.  It always seems like something is missing to me.  Well, this recipe will not disappoint at all.   I came across the recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction (I just love her blog) and the pictures made the muffins look so good I thought I would give them a taste.

I made the muffins without my family knowing they were from a skinny recipe.   As they were baking they absolutely smelled delicious!  The real taste test would be my boys and if they ate them.  Well, my boys crushed them and I mean crushed them.  I think the twelve muffins were gone within 48 hours.   After they were all gone I finally told everyone that these muffins were from a skinny recipe… they asked me to make them again soon 🙂 That’s a winner!!

Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Yields a dozen muffins

Ingredients: 

  • 3/4 cup (133g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (85g) honey
  • 2 large egg whites (or 1 large egg)
  • 3/4 cup (183g) vanilla Greek yogurt (or regular yogurt, plain or vanilla)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (62g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (64g) whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup (64g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (90g) mini chocolate chips, plus a few more for sprinkling on top

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Spray 12-count muffin pan with nonstick spray. Do not use liners.

In a large bowl, combine applesauce, sugar, honey, egg whites, greek yogurt, and vanilla extract. Whisk them all together until smooth, with no yogurt lumps remaining.

Sift* the flours, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together. Slowly stir in the wet ingredients, being careful not to overmix. Get any dry pockets of flour out. Fold in the mini chocolate chips. The batter will be a little chunky. This is ok.

Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups – fill them all the way to the top if you can. Bake for 5 minutes at 425F. Keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce the temperature down to 375 and continue to bake for 13 more minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center of one muffin. If it comes out clean, they are done. If not, bake for only 2 more minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 3 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 12 muffins. Muffins stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Muffins freeze well up to 3 months: heat up for 45 seconds to thaw.

Do you have a great recipe you would like to share?  Just email us at Linda@mybabypajamas.com.  Please attach a photo if you can.  If your recipe is chosen, you will win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to our website.   Who doesn’t want free kids pajamas?  Please share this contest/giveaway!

Don’t forget where to find great footie pajamastoddler pajamas and more at My Baby Pajamas.

Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Claesen's Blue Stripe Boy Boxer 2 Pack $25.00

Claesen’s Blue Stripe Boy Boxer 2 Pack $25.00

I just wanted to let everyone know that My Baby Pajamas just received a small shipment of Claesen’s boy boxers.   My Baby Pajamas received the Claesen’s Blue Stripe Boy Boxers in sizes 2 Years to 14 Years.   The 2 pack of boxer briefs is $25.00.  Also, My Baby Pajamas received more Claesen’s Star Boy Boxers and Claesen’s Denim Boy Boxers.

If your son or grandson has never tried Claesen’s boy boxer briefs they are missing out!   My youngest son lives in his Claesen’s boxers.   And I mean lives in them.   The minute he gets home from school, karate, errands, you name it, the clothes come off and he only wears his Claesen’s boy boxers around the house.   He evens sleeps in them and just them!

Just in case you don’t believe me, here is my youngest right after he came in the house from school.  Yes, he didn’t even take his shoes off!  Love this kid 🙂

My youngest in his favorite Claesen's boy boxers

My youngest in his favorite Claesen’s boy boxers

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I just love the taste of chocolate and salt together.   I have to be honest; at first I didn’t think I would like this combination at all but I love it.  My family loves it also.  In fact, my husband has been doing this combination for years and I always thought it was weird.  He would eat some pretzel sticks and then have pieces of chocolate right after.  I always thought this was strange when we were first married.  We will be married 21 years in February so he has been having this combination for a long time!!  Anyway, when I started to see recipes for pretzels with chocolate I just knew I had to make the recipes for my husband and finally try it too.   Well, I am a huge fan and so are our boys!!

This recipe is simple to make and is absolutely delicious 🙂

I found this recipe on Pinterest by Just a Taste:

Yields: 16 bars

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, divided
1 cup crushed salted pretzels, divided
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Directions: 

Preheat oven at 350 degrees

Using your stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk together the melted butter and sugars until smooth.  This should take about 2 minutes.   Whisk in the eggs and vanilla until combined.

Next remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the flour and the salt until combined.  Next stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the crushed pretzels.  Stir just until combined.

Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper and stray with cooking spray.   Pour the batter into the pan, smoothing the top and making even.   Sprinkle the remaining 1/2-cup of crushed pretzels on top, pressing lightly into the batter.

Bake for 30 minutes or until you can stick a toothpick into the center and it comes out clean.  Remove the cookie bars from the oven and allow them to cool completely in the pan.  This could take about 20 minutes or more.   Remove the cookies using the parchment paper and lay on the counter.

While the cookie bars are still cooling, melt the last 1/2-cup of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl with the vegetable oil.   After the bars are completely cooled, drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookie bars.

I then stuck the bars in the fridge for about 10 minutes to help the chocolate drizzle set.   Then cut the bars into 16 pieces and enjoy!!

Do you have a great recipe you would like to share?  Just email us at Linda@mybabypajamas.com.  Please attach a photo if you can.  If your recipe is chosen, you will win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to our website.   Who doesn’t want free kids pajamas?  Please share this contest/giveaway!

Don’t forget where to find great footie pajamastoddler pajamas and more at My Baby Pajamas.

My Baby Pajamas January 2014 Freebie Friday Giveaway

My Baby Pajamas January 2014 Freebie Friday Giveaway

My Baby Pajamas January 2014 Freebie Friday giveaway starts today, Friday January 3, 2014.  This month My Baby Pajamas is giving away one pair (1) of size 10 Boys Skivvydoodles Sea Life pajamas.  These pajamas are a two piece set with long sleeves and long pants.   Perfect for the winter months.   What better way to start off the new year!

Here is how to enter to win:

  • Main entry: Answer the question on this blog post: Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  If so, what is yours?
  • extra entry: subscribe to our newsletter for our website ( already subscribe, let us know).
  • extra entry: Follow us on Twitter
  • extra entry: Like us on Facebook
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  • Must have a U.S. Mailing address and be 18 years or older to enter.   Good Luck!

This giveaway will end on Friday, January 31, 2014.   We will announce our winner by Monday, February 3, 2014.   Winner will be picked by Random.org

Good luck to everyone!!!

Congratulations to Anne Dall! She is the winner of the My Baby Pajamas January 2014 giveaway.

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

I want to apologize to everyone for taking the last two weeks off.   I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  In this house we had three out of four of us sick, family in town plus Christmas…it’s been an adventure!   So with that being said it’s time to get back to blogging.   Oh, how I have missed cooking and baking for the blog.   So after everyone finally was better I decided to make a chocolate chip loaf cake.   They boys wanted something sweet but not too sweet for dessert one night.   This loaf cake did not disappoint.  It literally was gone in a 24- hour period!! My husband loved it and he’s not a big sweets person at all.

Recipe from : Mama’s Gotta Bake

Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

Yields two 9 x 5 loafs.   I cut the recipe in half and just made one loaf.  Next time I will definitely make both loafs and freeze one 🙂

Ingredients: 

  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 8 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups (1-12 ounce bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips

 Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. With a pastry brush and melted butter, grease the bottom and sides of two 9″ x 5″ loaf pans and line with parchment paper greasing the parchment paper also.
  2. Sift the flour and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. With the mixer on low, stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a large bowl, lightly beat the 8 eggs and then add them to the butter-sugar mixture, mixing until they’re incorporated. With the mixer on low, mix in the flour until it is incorporated. With the mixer on low, add in the chocolate chips.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the two pans.
  6. Bake for about 65 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs.
  7. Cool cakes in the pans on wire racks for 30 minutes before removing from the pans.

Do you have a great recipe you would like to share?  Just email us at Linda@mybabypajamas.com.  Please attach a photo if you can.  If your recipe is chosen, you will win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to our website :)  Who doesn’t want free kids pajamas?  Please share this contest/giveaway!

Don’t forget where to find great footie pajamastoddler pajamas and more at My Baby Pajamas.

Now I know this isn’t exactly baking or cooking but I thought it was such a cute idea for Christmas I wanted to share with you all.   Christmas Hugs make the perfect gift for your neighbors, employees, teachers, etc.  I found the idea on Pinterest and my boys even had fun helping me make them for everyone.  I will be honest taking off the wrappers to the Kisses and Rolo’s was probably the hardest thing about this gift 🙂

Christmas Hugs straight from the oven

Christmas Hugs straight from the oven

Ingredients:

  • 50 rolos or hugs (we did a combination of the two)
  • 50 pretzels (Snyders Butter Snaps)
  • 50 M&M’s

Directions: 

  1. 1. Heat oven to 325°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  2. 2. Place pretzels on baking sheet. Top each pretzel with one unwrapped rolo or hug.
  3. 3. Bake 3 to 5 minutes (2 1/2 minutes was perfect for me) or until chocolate begins to soften, but not melt. Remove from oven; top with either M&M, pecan half or additional pretzel. Cool completely.

We got the idea from I Heart Nap Time blog!

Christmas Hugs

Christmas Hugs

Finished gift ~ Christmas Hugs

Finished gift ~ Christmas Hugs

My Baby Pajamas wishes everyone a Happy Holiday season! Enjoy!

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I want to apologize that I missed last Tuesday’s post.   With Thanksgiving and my parents in town from Illinois, I was just overwhelmed!  Plus, business is picking up with everyone trying to get his or her last minute Christmas pajamas.   Just FYI, we are almost sold out of our Sara’s Prints Christmas pajamas 🙂  There are only a few sizes left in stock.

Now back to Tuesday Cook Off!  So when my mom was in town we cooked a lot and tried some new recipes and I will be sharing them with you soon.   She showed me a quick and easy calzone recipe that everyone loved.

Before it gets too late for pumpkin, I wanted to share this amazing pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.   These cookies were so good!  I even made a second batch to freeze so I can grab a cookie when the urge hits.  My family and I agree these are the best pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.  But I will let you be the judge!

Recipe from: I Heart Nap time

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 TB vanilla
  • 1 11oz bag chocolate chips

Directions: 

Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir into the wet ingredients. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Stir for about one minute.  Add vanilla and chocolate chips and stir until combined.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop cookies on by the spoonful. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

Do you have a great recipe you would like to share?  Just email us at Linda@mybabypajamas.com.  Please attach a photo if you can.  If your recipe is chosen, you will win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to our website :)  Who doesn’t want free kids pajamas?  Please share this contest/giveaway!

Don’t forget where to find great footie pajamastoddler pajamas and more at My Baby Pajamas.

Esme Underwear Blue Cheetah for Girls

Esme Underwear Blue Cheetah for Girls

My Baby Pajamas just received a shipment of Esme underwear for girls.   We received our best selling Esme Pure Pink pattern plus the new Esme Blue Cheetah and Esme Sherbert patterns.   These are sure to sell fast!  Esme underwear for girls come in sizes XSmall (2-3 Years) to size PT (14-16 Years).

My Baby Pajamas is also offering 15% off your entire order now.   Use code WINTER13 at view cart before checkout to receive your 15% off.

We also have just a little left in stock of the Sara’s Prints Christmas pajamas.   They are selling fast!  Be sure to stop by our website and take a look around 🙂

Happy Holidays from My Baby Pajamas!

Esme Underwear Sherbert 3 Panty Pack

Esme Underwear Sherbert 3 Panty Pack

About Me:

Hello and welcome! I am a 40 something year old mom of two boys, living in Scottsdale, AZ with my husband Al. I started My Baby Pajamas in 2007 and have watched it grow and mature. I love to blog but am not much of a writer per say. I am a avid runner and love to compete in races. I like my yoga HOT and love to hike with my family and our pit bull mix dog, Chance. My favorite time is hanging with my family and cooking homemade dinners and hearing about everyone's day while my husband and I enjoy a glass of wine.

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