Lancaster Soft Cremes: A Melt-in-Your-Mouth Review

During a recent trip to CVS, I received a coupon from their adorable little machine. The coupon was for $2 off a package of Lancaster Soft Cremes. I decided to grab a bag of Vanilla & Caramel Cremes.

Disclaimer: I purchased this product with my own money. 
There has been no monetary exchange in for this review. All opinions below are solely my own. 

A Brief History
The Lancaster Caramel Company was started by Milton Hershey in the year 1886. This in itself should speak volumes. For any company to last 128 years is amazing. They must be doing something right. In 1900, Milton S. Hershey sold the Lancaster Caramel Company. He then turned around & used the money he had made to begin his chocolate company.

About their Cremes
There are (3) different cremes available. The Vanilla & Caramel Soft Cremes (which I chose to try), Caramel Soft Cremes, and Vanilla & Raspberry Soft Cremes. I would almost bet money that they are all just as delicious as the Vanilla & Caramel ones that I recently tried. I'm really interested in giving the Vanilla & Raspberry ones a try. My mouth is watering just thinking about them.

My Opinion
I decided to give these a try because I love caramels. There is just something extremely nostalgic about unwrapping a caramel & popping it into your mouth. The clerk at the CVS where I found these asked me to let her know how they were. Her concern- they were priced around $4. This is a little higher than most caramel candies. I can completely understand her not wanting to spend money on something that she was not sure if she would like them or not. The next time I saw her, I expressed my enjoyment & recommended them to her.

They may be a little higher priced but I would certainly purchase them again. I also recommend them to anyone who enjoys caramel candies. Now... just to get my hands on a pack of the Vanilla & Raspberry Cremes.

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Not So Wordless Wednesday: Officially a Soccer Mom

My Bubbie has started playing his first sport... Soccer! I wanted him to play baseball. I may be a little bias but he has a pretty good arm. Long story short, his played his first game a couple Saturdays ago.

I was super excited to find out that his number is 5. This just happens to be my "lucky" number. I was born 5/5/85 at 5:05am. The hubs even lived in house #5 when we met. Could it be fate?!

 He does pretty good at practice but I had no clue how he would do in an actual game. Since the YMCA doesn't keep score for the little ones, I wasn't too nervous. I guess you could say that I was more curious than anything else.

It is with tons of pride that I report that he did awesome! He one of the star players. It doesn't happen often but I do believe that I may have been wrong. Maybe, just maybe, soccer could be his sport.

Brown Sugar Porkchops: Only 5 Ingredients Needed

Brown Sugar Porkchops 

I have a passion for new recipes. Sadly though, being a mom of 4 kids & 3 animals takes up a great deal of my time. This leaves barely any time for trying new recipes. When the family got tired of eating the same ole' stuff though, I had to do something. As a result, these lovely Brown Sugar Porkchops were born. Better yet- they only require five ingredients!!!


5 Boneless Chops (I prefer All Natural)
Olive Oil
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper

Mix your Brown Sugar, Kosher Salt, & Cayenne Pepper together in a small bowl.

Place a frying pan over medium/high heat. Add your Olive Oil to the pan. Allow the Olive Oil to heat up.
Spread the Brown Sugar mixture on both sides of your pork chops.

Once your frying pan is heated, add your porkchops. 

The size of the chops will determine how long you will need to leave each side down. Also, be sure to keep a watchful eye on the brown sugar because if will begin to burn if over cooked.

Continue to fry your pork chops until they are cooked all the way through.

Remove from pan & serve with delicious sides!