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Celebrate family night with Coca-Cola & American Idol {Giveaway}

Although it may not feel like winter, there is still enough of a chill in the air that most folks are staying indoors, especially for family time. At our house we have been enjoying more comforting meals with plenty of Coca-Cola and watching a lot of football, basketball  and some of our favorite shows or movies together. Some days we just hang out and talk for hours. 
This winter, as a sponsor of American Idol, Coca-Cola is looking to spice up the colder months with the Coca-Cola Family Night initiative on At, you can find exciting contests, instant wins, rewards, recipes and games—with many fun American Idol based activities for your family! 
My daughters are big American Idol fans and have been watching for years now. I checked out the site and found some neat game ideas that our family would love like, "The Silent Game". Hey, it can get rowdy and loud with 5 people in the house so something quiet would be nice for a change :)

I was thrilled to receive this fantastic American Idol themed prize pack that came with (1) Handheld Camcorder (1) American Idol – The Hits Volume 1 CD (1) Coca-Cola and Pringles coupon. This prize is valued at over $100 and we LOVE it! The mini camcorder has some great features including a ruggedized exterior, 2.3" screen, full HD 30p (1920x1080), waterproof, shockproof and dustproof. It is VERY nice! The girls love the CD especially since they know and love all of the songs. We also will gladly enjoy getting $1 off Coca-Cola and Pringles. We are big snackers at our house!
I am so excited that Coca-Cola is providing the same prize pack for one lucky Momfiles reader to win! Don't you want this prize?! Entering is easy, just follow the directions below and make sure you complete the mandatory entry method first.

Fun in the kitchen

On the Saturday before Mother's Day I got all my ingredients to bake up some loaves of pound cake for my neighbors. I used a Jacques Pepin recipe so I just knew it would be perfect. William was acting like a donkey that day. I called him into the kitchen and asked him if he wanted to help me bake a cake. He shot around the corner and back with his step stool in hand.

I had all of the ingredients measured out and ready to go. He enjoyed helping to add things and of course to mix them all up. He smiled the whole time. Sometimes during the day I will take the remote control and change the channel from Nick Jr. to the Cooking Channel or Food Network. William loves to watch Aaron McCargo Jr. and Guy Fieri (they are the only manly man chefs my husband approves of). William always yells out "He's cooking yummy food!!"

Although this photo is not all that great, it still warms my heart to know that my kid loves doing things like this with me. Guess what? The cakes came out delicious but sadly you needed a sip of water or milk after each bite. It would make you feel like you were about to choke. I will not be sharing this recipe with anyone! I was so disappointed that it was not what I was expecting. After all the butter and eggs that went into it I surely knew it would be moist. Nope, not this time. I did have fun with my boy and the girls gladly ate the cake. My ingredients and time did not go to waste :)
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