Game night for New Years Giveaway!

December 18, 2008 by  
Filed under Contests, Family Fun

Christmas is Just about here and that means New Years is right around the corner. If you are anything like our family we tend to ring in the new year having fun at home. The restaurants are always packed, and we aren’t big party fans but we love to be around family. We are hoping that 2009 brings good health and happiness for everyone.
My favorite thing to do is a game night on New Years Eve. It is so much fun to get all your favorite snacks and drinks, watch the New Years specials like one in Times Square and just enjoy each others company. Put on your comfy clothes and have fun.
So to get ready for New Years I have put together a fun bunch of goodies to give my readers to have their own family fun night. It beats getting out in the cold and is a great alternative so everyone can enjoy.

Thank you to everyone for all the wonderful comments and recipes!

Family Fun Night Package Will Include:
*Uno Flash Game (this is such a fun game!)
*2 Free 1lb bags of M&M’s
*Two boxes of Orville Butter Popcorn
*The Mummy Movie (new release)
*Canon SD PowerShot 1000 (perfect for capturing movies, pics and memories)
*400 Free Prints for Snapfish

Heres what you gotta do!

Leave me a comment on what your favorite family thing to do is along with a fun snack recipe.  Let me know what your New Years Resolution is!

Leave me and email so I can contact you if you win

Contest Starts December 18, 2008 and Ends December 28 2008

If the winner does not respond within 2 days a new winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!

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370 Responses to “Game night for New Years Giveaway!”
  1. Cathy says:

    One of my favorite family traditions is pictionary. We love that game. My mom and I are on the same wave length that we end up reading each others’ minds and we almost always win!

    This dip is great! Whenever we make it we get lots of compliments!

    * 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
    * 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
    * 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    * 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
    * 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
    * 1 large tomato, chopped
    * 1 green bell pepper, chopped
    * 1 bunch chopped green onions
    * 1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded
    * 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
    * 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

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    1. In a medium bowl, blend the taco seasoning mix and refried beans. Spread the mixture onto a large serving platter.
    2. Mix the sour cream and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Spread over the refried beans.
    3. Top the layers with salsa. Place a layer of tomato, green bell pepper, green onions and lettuce over the salsa, and top with Cheddar cheese. Garnish with black olives.

    Finally my New Year’s Resolution is to make good choices for myself. I have a tendency to make not so smart ones….now I need to do things that will keep me healthy both physcially and mentally.

  2. Jessica says:

    Favorite thing to do? Play games all night! And my resolution is to get in better shape – which I do in my job in habitat restoration.

    Snack recipe:
    Take out a box of frozen puff pastry and set out to defrost. Preheat oven to 425. Wash and cut apples, then cut up pastry to desired size and place apples on top. Sprinkle with brown sugar and butter. 12-15 minutes in the oven and you have mini apple tarts!

  3. Louise Brouillette says:

    We like this new game, Apples to Apples, and our favorite snack is popcorn sprinkled with parmesan cheese.

  4. Carol says:

    Ok, here goes!

    1. My resolution is to lose weight and exercise. We just got a used treadmill.

    2. Favorite family thing to do is our weekly Scrabble night. After dinner, we clear off the table, and my husband, son, and I play Scrabble.

    3. Favorite snack: I cut up celery and we spread peanut butter (crunchy) on it, and eat it while watching tv.

  5. Jenn S. says:

    1. My resolution is to drink more water and tell loved ones that I love them more often.

    2. Our favorite family thing to do is play video games (like DDR Max and SingStar) or one of our many board games. We are a big game family.

    3. Favorite snack: Velveeta cheese mixed with No bean chili makes the best dip for tortilla chips.

  6. Estelle says:

    My New Year’s resolution is to make my family a little more “greener” by recycling more,conserving energy, and doing more walking and less driving.

    Our favorite thing to do is play Monopoly. It’s fun and it helps my second grader learn about counting money.

    I can’t cook well so I don’t have any recipes but our favorite snack is homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches. We buy the ready-to-bake cookie dough to make the cookies and try to stuff as much ice cream as we can between two cookies. We experiment with different types of cookies and flavors of ice cream.

  7. Jennifer B. says:

    1. Our family loves to go to live sporting events together (football and hockey).
    2. My New Years resolution is to start exercising again and to inspire my husband to exercise too.
    3. A great holiday snack is to coat mini-pretzels in white-chocolate bark and then sprinkle them with red and green colored sugar. They look really festive and are fun to take to gatherings.

  8. Alicia Webster says:

    We love to go to the park together as a family. Favorite family snack is homemade chocolate-chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. New Year’s resolution is to worry less about things that don’t matter.
    Alicia Webster

  9. Sherry Gilbert says:

    1. We love to watch DVD’s together – Ages 11, 12, 24, 26, and 47- and we still manage to find movies that we can all enjoy.

    2.My favorite, and eaiest snack is Quick Cheesecake. You crumble up enough graham crackers, 1 Tablespoon of Sugar, and 2 Tablespoons melted butter. Mix this up right in a glass pie plate and press to make a crust.
    The filling is super easy – Take 8 ounces of frozen Cool Whip, 8 ounces of cream cheese, and 8 ounces of sour cream. Mix these together until smooth, then pour into crust. Set this in the freezer for about 10-30 minutes and it’s ready to eat or add a little pie filling over the top of each slice.

    3.My New Year’s resolution is to work on my attitude and laugh a lot more.

  10. tracey johnson says:

    we love to play board games.
    we love to eat ranch and cheese dip with chips.

    1pkg dry ranch dip
    1 small carton of sour cream
    1cup grated cheedar cheese

    mix all together in a bowl.

    thnak for the chance and happy holidays.

  11. Pam says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is movie night. We rent or buy a movie that appeals to the entire family.

    A fun snack is Spiced Pecans
    Mix 1tbs cinnamon, 1 cup sugar and 1 tsp salt. Put aside. Whip one egg white with one tbsp water till frothy. Fold one pound pecan halves into the egg mix. fold in dry mix. Stir till coated evenly. Bake 300 degrees for 30 minutes stirring every ten minutes. Let cool. then serve.

    my new years resolution is to keep a food journal to help me to watch what i eat and lose weight.


  12. Deci Worland says:

    A favorite thing to do is make peanut butter balls with kids.
    Mix peanut butter with powdered milk until they can be handled. Roll in coconut, if you want.
    My resolution is to eat less peanut butter balls.

  13. Tara Hill says:

    We like to cook! My favorite snack recipe is popcorn with m&m’s in it! My resolution is to lose this baby weight! Ok, after this one is born!

  14. Margaret Smith says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is family movie night. We try to do this once every week or two.
    Our favorite snack recipe is taco dip:
    In a 9″ pie plate
    spread on bottom 1 – 8 oz package softened cream cheese.
    ontop add can of refried beans (spread out)
    ontop add jar of mild salsa (spread out)
    ontop add 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese.
    Right before serving microwave for about 5 minutes, until cheddar cheese is melted ontop.
    Serve with tortilla chips.

    My New Years resolution is to try to loose some weight.

    Thanks so much.

  15. ron says:

    hike, ice and orange juice in a blender, lose weight

  16. AmandaK says:

    Our favorite thing to do as a family is travel to a city near us that we’ve never been and see the sights. It’s wonderful because we get to bond.

    My favorite snack (and it’s not really a recipe) is taking some Chex Mix and melting caramel on it and mix it. Then, I take an ice cream scooper and make tiny balls. Let it sit to cool. It’s really good!

    My New Years resolution is to take better care of myself and try to work on my level of stress.

  17. jennifer l. says:

    We are an outdoorsy family so any activity done outside is a fave- bicycling, going to a park, walking, etc. Our favorite snack is “Balls of Energy”
    1 small banana
    1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
    1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
    Finely chopped peanuts, mini-chocolate chips, or shredded coconut for coating
    1. In a medium bowl, mash together the banana and the peanut butter.

    2. Stir in the wheat germ. Roll individual tablespoons of the mixture into balls, then roll the balls in one, or a mix, of the coatings listed above. Chill until firm. Makes 14 balls.

    3. Variation: For a peanut-free version, substitute sunflower-seed or soy-nut butter for the peanut butter, and omit the peanuts and chocolate chips (which can contain traces of peanut).

    My New Years Resolution is to take more photos of my family- time goes by so fast with little ones!

  18. Brian N. says:

    1. hike in nature
    2.Organic jam on lavash bread
    3.Ride my bike to work more and leave the car at home.

  19. oona b says:

    Our family likes to make breakfast for dinner and listen to an audiobook while we eat on a blanket on the living room floor.
    (Sometimes I even let my daughter eat under the table with blankets for a fort!)
    My favorite holiday snack is to make quick fudge with my daughter. We follow the recipe on a can of condensed milk, add melted chocolate chips and chopped walnuts and chill for 2 hrs.
    Our new year’s resolution is to simplify our lives, less stuff, more memories, more family time!

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  20. chris swan says:

    Favorite thing to do together is have craft time. We all enjoy that. Favorite snack is monkey bread. New Yr resolution take more walks.

  21. susan varney says:

    watch movies and eat pop corn with butter and garlic in it

  22. Ariana says:

    We actually have game night every Tuesday night our favorite game to play is Cranium!
    Our favorite thing to eat is Pigs in a blanket or Chicken Nachos made from the heart.
    My new years resolution is to spend more time with my extended family!

  23. Debra Cook says:

    My son is safely back from Iraq,so him just being home is plenty.
    We all luv chex mix.
    My New Year resolution and prayer is to safely bring all our military home soon and safe.

  24. Angela P says:

    Oh yeah, we love snack night. It’s where mom doesn’t cook, but I set out lot of finger treats on trays and drink boxes, then play any game they choose and then just watch movies if the kids prefer. It’s sort of a night to do whatever….

    For the next year, I would like to work on my patience!!!

  25. Robin S. says:

    we love family movie night. we all get together and watch a movie, eat popcorn, play board games, and just enjoy each other’s company.

  26. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    team monopoly or craft night or movies together

    easy recipe bagel pizzas or english muffine and everyone can make their own creations

    for next year just peace and joy and love for all- get healthy financially and mentally and physically

  27. katie gardini says:

    1) Eat!
    2) Act II Butter Popcorn or Harry & David’s Pepper & Onion dip mixed with cream cheese and eat with tortilla chips.
    3) Work hard.

  28. Anita W says:

    My family loves to watch all our favorite DVD movies together and sit around and snack on popcorn drizzled with chocolate. Yum! Yum! We also share our New Year’s Resolutions. Mine is to save more money in 2009.

  29. Celia says:

    My favorite thing to do is playing word games. We have Scrabble and Upwords. And sometimes we get online and play our intant message service’s version of Scrabble even thoug we are in the same room. It’s a tech geek thing.

    My favortite dip:

    1 packet/1 oz. Ranch Dips Mix

    1 container/16 oz. Sour cream (Low fat is ok and just as tasty)

    3 tablespoons mayonnaise

    1/2 cup drained, diced canned tomatoes

    Mix all ingredients together in a medium size bowl and serve with veggies, chips or crackers

    My New Year’s resolution is to exercise more.

  30. Jenn Miller says:

    My family loves hosting game nights! We invite over all of our family and friends, turn on some tunes and play games like Scattergories, Uno, Loaded Questions, Apples to Apples and Phase 10. One of our favorite game night snacks is “Whopcorn”. We got the idea from a cartoon; you simply add Whoppers chocolate candies to a bowl of popcorn! Delicious!

  31. Jen says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is stay up till 3:00 in the morning playing assorted board games on New Years and New Years Eve

    Our favorite family snack is very simple but we just get:
    black olives
    shredded cheese
    sour cream

    you just get a full black olive, stuff it with sour cream, stick cheese and ledas on top and then maybe tear some tortilla up and wrap that around it! its very easy and everyone loves it!

    My New Years resolution is to be more organized and get things done quicker.

  32. Karil Whetstone says:

    Every Friday in our house is family game night I have 5 kids so we buy alot of popcorn and eat tons of popcorn ,we could use a new games and treats, spending time as a family is really impotant to use, its the best day of the week

  33. amber says:

    We love playing games and watching movies together, it’s a great way to bond and laugh!

    My New Years resolution is to quit making resolutions! ;) I always break them. So instead, I’ll just set goals and try my hardest to reach them, without guilt if I don’t.

    Soooo easy

    Peanut Butter Cookies
    1 c white sugar
    1 c peanut butter
    1 egg

    Stir ingredients together, drop by sponfuls onto a greased cookie sheet Cook 8-10 mins or until lightly golden. Everyone LOVES these, and they’re SO simple!

  34. Mindie W says:

    My favorite family thing to do is watch movies together.

    My easy to mix favorite snack is to mix cream cheese and marshmallow creme together for an easy but yummy fruit dip. A little pineapple juice makes it extra yummy too.

    new years resolution 2009: save more money for those emergency times.

  35. Sally Lindsay says:

    My favorite is watching tv after making our favorite snack, popcorn balls. Take a cup of white sugar, a cup of white Karo syrup, 3 cups of water, and a tsp. of vanilla. Boil until the bubbles are the size of cat eyes. Pour over 4 quarts of unsalted popcorn. When it’s cool enough to handle, form the mixture into ball the size of your fist. Be sure to grease your hands with margarine first.

  36. christopher h says:

    1- we like to bike ride in the park

    2- Fast Fruit Dip

    2 parts marshmallow cream
    1 part cream cheese – at room temperature

    Blend the two and refrigerate until serving time. Mix ingredients in mixer until fluffy. Cover and chill. Serve with fresh fruit for dipping.

    3- lose weight

  37. Donna says:

    We love to watch a movie together, and eat tomato and cheese toast (1 sl. white bread, 3 tomato slices, salt and american cheese toasted), and our new year’s resolution is to STOP buying and start saving!!!

  38. take a walk on the beach

  39. Chris says:

    Scrabble is our favorite family fun thing to do. We enjoy Rotel dip (with added sausage). My new year’s resolution is to actually clean and organize my office.

  40. Deb says:

    We love to play games as a family esp acting out games either in front of the family or a game like Pictionary. It’s usually HILARIOUS!!

    Favorite snack is: for something quick: Popcorn or for something hot from the oven: Pepperoni Pinwheels: crescent rolls opened up and put pepperonis and mozarella cheese over. Roll up and cut pinwheel-wise and bake 12 min. Delish dipped in pizza sauce.

    New Year’s resolution: definitely lose weight and drink more water…and walk a mile a day!

  41. Sandy Tritt says:

    1.) Movie night
    2.) Pretzels and beer dip
    3.)Slow down and enjoy things more

  42. Kerri Reed says:

    Our family likes to get together and play board games. I pop popcorn and drizzle it with cinnamon creme syrup. It’s delicious! My New Year’s Resolution is to spay/neuter as many homeless animals as I can to help control the homeless pet overpopulation in my community.

  43. Mia F says:

    My resolution is to decrease processed foods from my diet.

    Our favorite thing to do is watch documentaries and discuss them.

    Favorite snack would be fresh cut fruits (usually apples, grapes, and pineapple) and or popcorn.

  44. Cori Westphal says:

    My fave family thing to do is camp. Unfortunately, we live in MN so camping is out of the question right now. Games get us thru the long, cold winter. Our fave game night snack? Popcorn. We mix it up and make caramel corn, kettle corn, pink elephant corn. They’re always tasty. And my New Year’s resolution? Well I’m with 70% of America and could stand to lose a few pounds. I quit smoking almost 2 years ago and gained about 30 pounds. I consider myself a little more than average sized but I’d love to be back in those size 8′s! Thanks for the great contest!

  45. Julie Terry says:

    As a family we like to watch movies. I wish we would play more board games, but my daughter is only 3, and she just doesn’t like them yet. So movies it is. Our favorite snack as a family is popcorn with a little cinnamon sugar sprinkled on it. Mine and my daughter’s favorite snack is: fruit salad made with apples (Sliced) oranges (peeled) pears (sliced) plums (sliced) grapes(sliced) bananas (sliced) and shredded coconut sprinkled on top.
    (My husband doesn’t like it, so it isn’t a family fave.).
    My Resolution is to lose weight, and to take more time for myself.

  46. Joseph says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is movie night every Saturday. We first go out to dinner choosing a different restaurant each Saturday then head home to watch a movie.

    Fun snack recipe that even the kids can help with is:

    Quick Pita Pizzas

    4 Pita breads
    7 oz Jar Pasta sauce
    8 oz Mozzarella cheese, sliced or grated
    Dried oregano or thyme to sprinkle
    Salt and pepper

    Extra toppings – choose from the following:
    1 small Red onion, thinly sliced
    3 oz (3/4 cup) button mushrooms sliced
    7 oz can corn, drained
    2 Jalapeno peppers, sliced
    12 ct Black olives, sliced

    *Prepare two or three toppings of your choice for the pizzas
    *Preheat the oven 325 or broiler and lightly toast the pita breads on both sides until golden.
    *Spread sauce on each pita, right to the edge, then return to oven or broiler for 2 minutes.
    *Arrange cheese sliced or sprinkle grated cheese on pita. Sprinkle with oregano or thyme. Add salt and pepper to taste.
    *Add toppings of your choice and then broil the pizzas for 5-8 minutes or until they are golden brown and bubbling. Serve immediately.

    My New Years resolution is to lose 30 lbs by March.

  47. Robin B says:

    favorite family thing to do: We go to the movies once a month.

    fun snack recipe: Grilled ham, cheese, and raw onion sandwiches.

    Let me know what your New Years Resolution is: My New Year’s resolution is to open up emotionally to my dying mother.

  48. Robin B says:

    your favorite family thing to do: We go to the movies once a month.

    a fun snack recipe: Grilled ham, cheese, and onion sandwiches.

    Let me know what your New Years Resolution is: To open up emotionally with my dying mother.

  49. JOHN M says:

    We like watching sports on TV together and snacking during the games.

  50. We love playing games like Yahtzee or similar… Popcorn is always the best easy snack and as for a new year’s resolution, it’s to uhmm… finally gain recognition as the most uberishly awesome o riffic people in the Universe. :) Merry Christmas. :)

  51. Lorri S says:

    Our favorite thing to do together is watch movies/play video games.

    Snack recipe… we like to cut the pillsbury biscuits to make doughnuts–deep fry and roll in cinnamon and sugar.

    New years resolution would be, I don’t really know because I never keep them, so I gave up starting any, lol

  52. Mike K says:

    We try to go camping together during the warmer months

  53. Charles says:

    We love playing Monopoly on our Family nights.
    Recipe: crab rangoons
    Package of wonton wrapers
    (8 oz.) Package of cream cheese softened
    bunch scallions, chopped (about 6 – green part too)
    1/4 tsp. onion powder
    oil for deep frying
    Dash of soy sauce
    Can of crab meat or couple pieces of imatation crab meat

    Combine all ingredents in a food processon (except wrappers and oil) till mixed well and lumpy. Get the oil warming. Get a wrapper and put about 1 teaspoon full of mixture in the middle and then fold to make a triangle. Use a bit of water to seal all the edges of the triangle. Drop triangle into hot oil till golden brown. Drain finished wontons on a plate with a towel or paper napkins. Serve and enjoy with some sweet and sour sauce (I like the La Choy in a jar one) or just plain.

    My New Year’s Resolution is to stop smoking

    chuck_paz (@) yahoo (dot) com

  54. Christina G. says:

    My favorite family thing to do is have dinner and watch a movie. My favorite snack recipe is to take a bag of Ruffles and put it on the table with a container of Ranch dip. My New Year’s resolution is to get in shape. Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. Janet F says:

    1. My favorite fun family thing to do is family movie night usually
    on the weekend.
    2. Favorite snack is peanut butter and jelly on crackers.
    3. My resolution is to eat healthier.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  56. Ronni Fox says:

    Our family loves the Friday night “Movies At Home” tradition..popcorn,pizza, and snacks..and every member picks one movie and holds a group discussion about it at the end.

  57. Sydney says:

    We love simple pleasures. Phase 10 is the current fave, hot buttered popcorn is the snack per diem, and resolutions for the new year – probably to just make healthier choices.

  58. Lmay says:

    Favorite family thing – play board games while the music is playing. We just bought a couple of elaborate Rio Grande that take up a good happy half hour.

    New Year’s Resolution – be healthier, use the gym more (or buy and use an elliptical at home)

    Snack – potato wedges, roasted and seasoned with paprika and seasoned salt

  59. Brandy says:

    1. Our favorite thing to do is have Movie & Pizza night at least 2x a month.

    2. Favorite snack varies but the most asked for is the Muddy Buddy snack mix.

    3. New Year’s resolution would be to have Family Game night at least once a week.

  60. jffryclough says:

    vay-kay at the lake, chees-its, and lose weight, again…

  61. stacie says:

    Our favorite thing to do as a family is sit around and watch movies and cuddle.

    Our fav snack is really simple. Ham with cream cheese wrapped around a dill pickle.

    New Years resolution:
    Well I normally don’t make them. But this year, it is to get healthy and hopefully be able to by the end of the year be pregnant.

  62. Susan C says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is to play gin rummy-the loser does a chore.
    Favorite snack recipe is cheese fondue made from a can of cheese soup, we use sourdough bread to dip in it. My New Years resolution is to be more organized. Great giveaway!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  63. Renee C. says:

    We have a family game night once a week, but for New Years we have often gone to First Night. This year I think we will play Rock Band, Air Hockey and a few other games Santa is bringing.

    Favorite snack is the following dipped in milk or white chocolate: strawberries, pretzels, graham crackers, marshmallows, or potato chips.

    New Years resolution: being more healthy individually and as a family. Been told to d/c the cholesterol by doc. So I guess that snack up there might not be such a good idea.

    Love family night. Last week we played scrabble and my 8 year old was surprisingly good!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  64. Deborah R says:

    We enjoy game night once a month, after our “big” monthly shopping trip.

    Our favorite snacks are mostly whole foods, so my recipe is more a direction: slice whole apples and pears, slice or chunk several varities of cheese, dish up a couple variety of olives and serve with some home-made bread or rolls (made in the breadmaker while we’re shopping).

    My New Year’s resolution is to establish a walking routine and stick with it.

  65. Denyse says:

    1? beach days are the best
    2) Plain ol pop corn is our favorite
    3) To SELL our house aggressively!

  66. Julie N says:

    We love to play games together like dominoes or sequence.
    My brother likes to make Ritz cracker peanut butter sandwiches, then dip them in almond bark. They’re actually very good and taste like cookies.

  67. Julie N says:

    BTW – we don’t make new year’s resolutions. We try to be our best on a daily basis.

  68. Monique Bradley says:

    We have pizza and movie nights that are looked forward to by the kids. Our snacks are very simple – mostly either cheese and crackers or chips and salsa. I resolve to stop eating so much junk food in 2009!

  69. Suzie Lockhart says:

    My family loves our own version of chex mix:
    2 cups cheerios, 2 cups kix, 2 cups corn chex, 1 cup peanuts, 1/2 cup M&Ms, 1/2 cup Reeses pieces, 1 tablespoon worchestershire sauce, 6 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon garlic, 1 cup raisins. Mix butter, worchestershire sauce and garlic together and microwave until butter is melted. Pour remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Pour microwaved ingredients over the mixture and spread out on a cookie sheet to dry, stirring occassionally. Enjoy!

  70. Sarah Z. says:

    I just had a baby this October! My favorite thing to do as a family is to go on a walk with my baby, dog, and husband. It’s so much fun! As the baby gets bigger, I’m sure we’ll continue to add fun family things to do.

    My fun recipe is very easy…Triscuit pizzas. You take Triscuit crackers, put a little bit of jarred pizza sauce on top, and then top with mozzerella cheese. It’s easy and tasty!

    My new year’s resolution is to fit back into my pre-pregnancy jeans. I guess I better not eat too many of those Triscuit pizzas.

  71. holly says:

    Favorite family activity: boardgame and cake night, we make the cake together, play boardgames while we wait and then some more while we eat cake
    My favorite snack is cheetohs so I don’t really have a recipe, if pressed, my favorite snack that I can actually make is smores, so Chocolate bar, graham crackers and a large marshmello. Get a thin ish chocolate bar if possible so that all you need is very hot marshmello to melt it a bit. Cook marshmello till melty and brown over a fire and bang all the pieces together, TASTY.

    My new year’s resolution is to take more photos of my family. Everyone is getting older! I want to rememeber all the good times.

  72. Bradley Baker says:

    I love to fence.

    I resolve to practice more.

    As a snack I just pop peanut M&Ms.

  73. B.W. says:

    1. Going to the zoo.
    2. Bag of chips and guacomole.
    3. Lose some weight and exercise more.

  74. Arlene Anthony says:

    My New year’s resolution is to excercise more.

    My favorite family thing to do is rent movies, eat popcorn and wrap up in a blanket.

    Our best snack recipe is pigs in a blanket.
    Crescent rolls rolled around small hot dogs and baked. yummy

  75. Abby says:

    My daughter and I love to play Karaoke American Idol on the wii! Of course popcorn and ice cream floats must be served as well!

  76. Jean F says:

    we play board games, and eat popped corn, without butter

  77. Kate says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is movie night
    Our favorite snack is goldfish crackers (whole grain)
    My New Years Resolution is to exercise more and lose the baby weight!

  78. Dree says:

    Our favorite thing to do is to watch movies. We snack on popcorn with caramel poured over it. We buy it in a box like that so I don’t have the recipe. It is so good. My resolution is to save money.

  79. KIM says:


  80. Autumn H. says:

    1) We love to play board games!

    2) My favorite snack recipe is just popped popcorn with parmesan chees on the top!

    3) To spend less time in front of the tv and more time outside!

    autumn398 (at)

  81. judy brittle says:

    1. Our favorite thing to do lately is play Candyland DVD game.The grandkids love it.

    2. Favorite snack is toasting frozen waffles and putting a scoop of ice cream on the hot waffle,
    putting another one on top and it makes a great ice cream sandwich.

    3. New Years Resolution will be to stick to a budget.

  82. angela cisco says:

    My favorite family activity is movie nights. Fun snack is Pb and crackers with a slice of banana.
    My new years res. would be to quit smoking.

  83. Kathy Scott says:

    We love to go camping in the Idaho Mountains.

  84. Mary Marlatt says:

    Right now, my husband is into playing “National Park Edition Monopoly” — which goes on forever!! :) My favorite is Scrabble, though.
    My New Year’s resolution is not to make any resolutions!

  85. Donald says:

    We like to watch movies together as an activity.

    For a snack we take oyster crackers coat with oil and coat with french onion soup mix.

  86. Cheryl W says:

    Our favorite fun family thing is to take long walks in the park. A fun snack recipe is to make salsa, heated in the micro with cheddar cheese and eat with tortilla chips. My New Year’s resolution is going to be to walk on my treadmill almost everyday until spring when I can walk outside again!

  87. gen says:

    We play games with our son after his baby sister is in bed- right now Sequence for Kids is the favorite. This may seem too simple, but our snack of choice right now are apples. We got them from a local orchard and keep them in the fridge. I can’t get upset (even if they don’t ask first) if I see a family member eating an apple! A New Year’s resolution of mine is to go for more walks:-). Thanks for the great contest!

  88. Anne D says:

    My favorite family acivity is to play cards with my husband and kids.

    Favorite snack is popcorn.

    New Years resolution is to get in better shape.

  89. Lisa Cook says:

    My favorite family thing to do is watching movies. Our favorite snack chips & dip. My new years resolution is to walk my dogs more often.

  90. Jen says:

    My favorite family activity is to watch dvd’s together. We really have a blast!

    Our favorite snack is black bean cheese dip. All you do is mix some canned Mexican cheese with a can of black beans and microwave it. We dip tostitos in it. Yum!

    My New Years Revolution is to save up money.

  91. Linda Lansford says:

    we play hands and feet and eat boiled peanuts.
    recipe is raw peanuts lots of water, lots of salt and boil until soft. Hours

  92. Shelley K says:

    We love to do scrabble night and our snack is easy…microwave popcorn with a drizzle of REAL melted butter and lots of salt (I know, I know..but it’s SO good!!)

  93. Deidre says:

    We love to play the card game Eights.

    Make a yummy trail mix with m&m’s, peanuts, raisins, cashews & almonds. Enjoy!

    deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

  94. Deidre says:

    …and New Year’s resolution, lose weight for the 500th time.


  95. Sharon Harmon says:

    1) Our favorite family thing to do is having
    my mom-in-law over for dinner to try out a
    new recipe!
    2) Fun Snack Recipe: Animal Chips
    1 large flour tortilla
    Cooking spray
    Use animal-shaped cookie cutters to cut
    shapes from a large flour tortilla.
    Arrange the animals on a baking sheet,
    lightly coat them with cooking spray,
    and sprinkle them with salt.
    Bake at 350° for 5 to 7 minutes, and
    your chips are ready for a dip in salsa
    or guacamole.
    3) New Years Resolution: Get back on
    Weight Watchers!!
    Thank you for the contest!

  96. Kim says:

    My favorite game is Scrabble and my New Year’s Resolution is to spend more time away from the computer.

    Here’s a yummy snack recipe!

    Mexican Pinwheels

    2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
    1 (1-ounce) package Hidden Valley Ranch Original Salad Dressing Mix
    2 green onions, minced.
    4 (12-inch) flour tortillas
    1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimentos
    1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies
    1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced black olives
    Mix first three ingredients. Spread on tortillas.
    Drain vegetables and blot dry on paper towels. Sprinkle equal amounts of remaining ingredients on top of cream cheese. Roll tortillas tightly.
    Chill at least 2 hours. Cut rolls into pieces. Discard ends. Serve with spirals facing up with salsa.
    Makes 3 dozen.

  97. Linda J. says:

    My favorite family thing to do, especially on New year’s eve/day, is a jigsaw puzzle. (Yes, we’re party animals.) Since I eat low carb, one of my favorite snacks is to cut up a sugar-free chocolate bar into bite sized pieces, and mix it with peanuts and sunflower kernals for a home-made trail mix.

  98. Amy B. says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is watch movies and take walks. Our favorite snack is apples and caramel dip or we have celery and baby carrots with peanut butter.

  99. Jamie Z says:

    Our favorite family thing is going bowling.
    For a snack: mix popcorn, peanuts and M&Ms for a fun mix. I love salty and sweet foods together!

  100. Vicki B. says:

    Board games…our family loves to play board games. Any kind, any time, any way.

    Our snack is popcorn sprinkled with parmesan cheese and italian seasoning.

    New Year’s resolution is to give something to charity or a person in need at least one time per week.

  101. Natalie Hill says:

    My fave thing to do with my fam is go bowling here on the navy base. We have so much fun, making up embarassing funny names on the screena and just having a blast.

    Our Fave snack/fun recipe is OReo Balls

    You get a pack of oreos, we use mint
    1 pack of fat free cream cheese
    2 bags chocholate chip melted

    Smash the oreos, mix in the cream chese

    roll into balls
    dip into your melted chocholate

    My new years resolution is to get into better shape

    Yes I realize thats funny given the oreo balls hahaha

  102. Erica C. says:

    We love to play board games! We love to eat cream cheese on celery for a snack…and for my new year’s resolution…I want to travel more!

  103. ellen cunningham says:

    We like to play games like trivia pursuit or monopoly. I like to make some chex mix or chocolate drizzled popcorn. One of my resolutions definitely would be to exercise more. Thanks for the chance.

  104. Maria Cooleen says:

    Our family loves to go fishing and camping together then sit down and play UNO in the evening by the fire,while roasting marshmellows.

  105. tracy davis says:

    My New Year’s resolution is to make my family a little more “greener” by recycling more,conserving energy, and doing more walking and less driving.

    Our favorite thing to do is play Monopoly. It’s fun and it helps my second grader learn about counting money.

    New Year’s resolution is to give something to charity or a person in need at least one time per week.

  106. Mia J. says:

    We like to watch movies, play games and do puzzles.

    An easy snack is to take small twist pretzels and put a rolo candy on top. Put it in the oven at 250 for about 5 minutes and when you pull them out put a half of a pecan or an m&m on top and put them in the fridge to set up and then munch away. They are addicting.

    My resolution is to get to the gym more and get myself into shape.

  107. Anne says:

    Playing Yahtzee or Boggle when my kids were a bit older. I have grandchildren now that love Snap, Go Fish, Operation…

    Our favourite quick snack is some air popped popcorn, with freshly grated cheddar on top as well as some warm butter. The heat from the popcorn and the butter do pretty well at melting the cheese! It makes for messy fingers but we all love it!

    For New Years, my resolution is to try and spend a little bit more quality time all by myself. I have grown kids, grandchildren and a mom with severe alzheimers and a dad who recently had a heart attack. I seem to be taking more care of others lately, then I do myself.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  108. Aaron says:

    Watching movies.
    Microwave popcorn.
    Get a life.

  109. 1 BE A BETTER MAN

  110. Tai says:

    1) our favorite family thing to do is the annual Christmas Eve puzzle, it started when I was a kid to keep the kids occupied until we could open one present at midnight, then it just continued even as all us cousins/’kids’ got older and now I do it!
    2) Lazy snack recipe – We like to cut cheddar into cubes and some Hard Salami too and place them over ritz crackers!
    3) My New Years Resolution is to spend more time with the family and less on my computer!

  111. Belinda says:

    We like to play games together.

    Snack: Tortilla chips with bean dip.
    1 15 ounce can of refried beans
    1 cup of sharp, shredded cheddar cheese
    1 teaspoon hot sauce
    1/4 cup milk

    Combine ingredients in microwave safe bowl. Heat until cheese is melted, stirring when needed.

    My New Year’s resolution was not to make any more resolutions a number of years ago. I haven’t broke that resolution since.

  112. David says:

    We like to watch movies together.

    For a snack we like tacos and salsa.

    My new years resolution is to do more swimming.

  113. Carla says:

    Me and my son just sit back and eat some chips and watch cartoons.

    My favorite thing to do is make homemade ranch dressing and eat it with green granny smith apples it is awesome.

    My New Years Resolution is to quit smoking.

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  115. Marian Barton says:

    My new years resolution is to lose weight.
    Our favorite family thing to do together is play board games.
    A fun snack recipe is to mix cream cheese and jam together, mix til smooth and fluffy, then dip graham crackers in it. Yum!

  116. Holly says:

    We live for going camping at Lake Powell.
    Hummus Dip; 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained. 1/4 lemon juice, 1/4 tahini paste, 1 to 2 crushed garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons olive oil: Place all ingredients, except olive oil in blender and puree. If necessary, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water to make it creamy. Drizzle the olive over the spread before refrigerating sot the hummus does not dry out. serve with bagle chips, vegies, leftover chicken.

  117. Holly says:

    Sorry, add to previous: My New years resolution is to have a monthly planned budget!

  118. beth shepherd says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is play board games. We usually like to have butter and kettle popcorn with it. My resolution for the new year is to be happy, work more towards being debt free and to loose a few pounds would be great. Thank you

  119. Kat says:

    Our favorite family thing is playing games or putting together a puzzle. The best snack recipe we use for any of these activities is popcorn sprinkled with cheese (simple but fun). My New Year’s resolution is to finally gather years and years of family photos and put them together in scrapbooks for our family to enjoy in a fun way.

  120. Kirsten Kimball says:

    Favorite family thing is usually movies.

    Snack is usually microwave popcorn.

    My New Years Resolution is to spend more family time with my daughter..

  121. johnny says:

    1. My resolution is to get in shape.

    2. Favorite family thing to do is “movie night”

    3. Favorite snack – Chips and Cheese dip

    thanks !

  122. Kevin Elliott says:

    Thanks for the chance!

    1.) My favorite thing to do with my family is go on hikes to lakes here in Montana during the summer.
    2.)My favorite snack is reddenbacker popcorn covered with chocolate
    3.)My resolution is to praise my wife at least once per day-she deserves it!

  123. Beverley Justice says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is to have movie night with our grandchildren. Our favorite snack is sliced fresh apples and popcorn.

  124. Leann S says:

    1. Our family loves to hike together.
    2. Nothing beats air popped popcorn
    3. I resolve to walk the dogs twice a day.

  125. Douglas says:

    We visit my sister and her family for about 6 days every major holiday and EVERY night is game night. Chicken wings and sausages cooked in bbq sauce and grape jelly are our snacks of choice

  126. My New Year’s Resolution is to be neater and more organized so I have more time to spend with friends and family rather than wasting time trying to find things!

  127. Sorry, I didn’t realize I had to answer all three. You can combine this one with the other entry if you wish.

    1. My favorite family thing to do is attend UMass basketball games with my mom

    2. My favorite movie snacks include Chex Mix, cheese and crackers or popcorn

    3. My new Year’s resolution is to be neater and more organized so that I will be able to spend more time with friends and family rather than looking for things!!

  128. kirsten says:

    My favourite thing to do is decorate the Christmas tree! lots of fun, great family bonding time, and it’s always funny when year after year, my dad strings the popcorn wrong. :)

    My New Years Resolution is to make more friends, and a favourite holiday recipe is strawberries dipped in a mixture of caramel and chocolate. So bad, yet soooo good.

  129. Harli says:

    1. Fav activity is to go to the park.

    2. Tabouleh Salad with Pita Bread:

    1-1/2 cups bulgur wheat
    1-1/2 cups boiling water
    3 cups fresh tomatoes, diced
    1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    2 tsp fresh mint, chopped, or 1/4 tsp dried
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 cup lemon juice
    2 Tbsp vegetable oil

    1) Combine bulgur and boiling water. Let stand for 30 minutes or until water is absorbed. Do not drain.
    2) Add tomatoes, parsley, and mint to the bulgur and stir to blend.
    3) In a small bowl, combine salt and lemon juice. Slowly whisk in oil.
    4) Add dressing to salad and toss to coat all ingredients. Serve chilled.

    3. Resolution is to save money!

  130. Jennifer Short says:

    fav family thing to do: watch movies
    fav snack: pepperoni and cheese with crackers
    new years resolution: (As always) lose weight. LOL

  131. Michelle says:

    1) Our family loves to play Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit together.
    2) Our favorite snack is Crescent Pepperoni Rolls. Take refrigerator crescent rolls and roll up some pepperoni slices and pieces of mozzerela cheese inside and bake until brown. I warm up a bowl of pizza sauce for dipping.
    3) My resolution is to drop the last 20 pounds I’ve been putting off attempting for the past few months.

  132. Damla says:

    We love singing together as a family and having dinner outside. I don’t have any special recipe, but I like creating sauces and eating with crisps and also with salad. And my resolution is to lose weight and to improve my music and become a very successful singer.

  133. Tom Jennings says:

    1) Gotta be family movie night ..out comes the microwave popcorn, all the lights are turned off and viola….instant theater!

    2) Besides popcorn? Peanut butter on those new Keebler Multigrain crackers….yum!

    3) Start looking for the new job!

  134. MJ in GA says:

    1) Riding bikes in the park. (My son chooses to roller blade instead).

    2) Brownies!!! Keep it simple, buy Betty Crocker Supreme brownie mix and follow the directions on the box. Anyone can do this and they are so delicious! (No…I don’t work for Betty Crocker!)

    3) Get my teacher certification.

  135. Stacey Brown says:

    1. we love to play board games together
    2.Our favorite snack is veggies and ranch dressing
    3. I resolve to spend more time with my family

  136. Winifred Gilmore says:

    1. Go fishing in the high sierras
    2. healthy unsalted nuts
    3. eat healthier

  137. bina edwards says:

    no resolution, dont believe in lying to myself
    family fun is rock band on the wii
    snack ? popcorn in the air popper

  138. Reva Skie says:

    We like to play Rummikub. An easy recipe is to take canned crescent dough, mix cream cheese, honey and cinnamon to taste, put a dab in the dough, roll and bake per directions. Do the same with cream cheese, cooked shredded chicken, green chilis and a bit of salsa. My NYR is to be more green in the upcoming year.

  139. dianne says:

    We love to play board games
    celery sticks w/ peanut butter
    I’d love to lose my belly

  140. Leslie D. says:

    My favorite family thing is whatever we get to do together; like movies, playing games, or just talking.

    Our favorite snack is sourdough pretzels with homemade dip.

    My New Year’s resolution is to be more kind and think before I speak.

  141. NATALIE JOHNSON says:

    Our favorite thing to do as a family ( well, my roomates and close friends; I moved out of state 3 years ago and don’t have any biological family here in NY:(, is to read together. We just finished the Stephanie Meyers series in a two week time span. AMAZING!

    Our favorite snack is this snack mix I found on the net a year or two ago. We eat it approx. 4x a week LOL! ENJOY!

    Cereal Corn Snack


    3 1/2 c Flour
    1 ts Baking soda
    1 ts Salt
    1 ts Cream of tartar
    1 c Rice Krispies (sometimes we use chex)
    1 c Oatmeal
    1 c Shredded coconut
    1/2 c Chocolate chips
    1 c (2 sticks) butter or
    1 c Sugar
    1 c Brown sugar
    1 Egg
    1 c Oil In a bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients (dry mixture 1). In another bowl, combine the next 4 ingredients (dry mixture 2). Cream together butter and the sugars. Add egg and beat. Add oil and beat again until smooth. Gradually add the dry mixture 1 and stir removing lumps. Pour in all of dry mixture 2. It is best to mix this with hands to make sure you get it evenly mixed. Drop on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 F for 8 to 10 minutes. The cookies should not get dark.

    My New Years Resolution is to not make any more New Years Resolutions, because I have a habit of not keeping them. I do intend on putting a lot more energy into starting up my own business :)

  142. Julie says:

    We like to play card games and the Wii together.
    We love popcorn and hubby’s caramel corn.
    I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions, but I am hoping to get back on track with my exercise/diet. I was hoping to lost 100 pounds by the time I turned, 40, but time is running out (10 1/2 months).

  143. Carla says:

    Watching GSN together or go on a walk around the lake.

    Our favorite family snack is granny smith apples and ranch dressing.

    My Resolution is to stop smoking and get accepted into my school medical program

  144. Kari Follett says:

    Dinner and a movie a few times a year is always a big treat and wonderful family time together.

  145. Cindy Phillips says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is camping. We go about 5 times a year. Our favorite snack is home made chocolate chip cookies. My New Year’s resolution is to save money.

  146. Carolyn Walsh says:

    My resolution is to lose weight.
    Popcorn is our favorite snack.
    Our family loves to play board games.

  147. Lori Downs says:

    We sit around in pj’s and watch the ball drop while playing games

    Sausage appetizers with herbs and a sauce of ketchup, brown sugar, and other ingredients.
    1 pound bulk pork sausage
    1 egg, slightly beaten
    1/2 cup fine cracker crumbs
    1/3 cup milk
    1/2 teaspoon ground sage
    1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
    1/2 cup water
    1/4 cup ketchup
    2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
    1 tablespoon vinegar
    1 tablespoon soy sauce
    In a bowl, combine sausage, egg, crumbs, 1/3 cup milk, and ground sage and thyme. Beat with electric mixer at high speed for 5 minutes. Shape into about 3 dozen small balls (about 1 1/4-inch diameter). The mixture is soft, so keep hands wet to make shaping easier. In a large skillet, in batches if necessary, brown the sausage balls slowly on all sides, about 12 minutes. Pour off excess fat. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over the sausage bites. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Makes about 3 dozen sausage bites.

  148. Ashley says:

    Our favorite thing to do togehter is play a game while watching a movie. Our favorite snack is some warm chocolate chip cookies and a glass of milk. and my resolution is to take time to take care of myself

  149. Julie J. says:

    We love game nights too. Our favorite is Monopoly.

    Here’s my recipe for Chex mix: Yummy!
    3 cups Corn Chex cereal
    3 cups Rice Chex cereal
    3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
    1 cup mixed nuts
    1 cup bite-size pretzels
    1 cup garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces
    6 tablespoons butter or margarine
    2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
    3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
    2. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool.

    This year, I resolve to save clip more coupons to save money.

  150. Elizabeth G says:

    1. Our favorite family thing to do is take day trips and explore the outdoors.
    2. Favorite family snack is nachos – just tortilla chips with melted shredded cheese.
    3. My New Years resolution is to spend more time playing with my children daily.

  151. Tania W says:

    1. We have a family game night on Sundays.
    2. Our favorite snack is Cheez Whiz and Sociable crackers at Christmas.
    3. New Year’s Resolution…lose weight…of course.

  152. Cynthia Shern says:

    1. Our Family used to play games together on a designated game night.
    2. We like to snack on Ramen Salad.
    3. Our family New Years resolution is to get together and Saturdays and rebuild game night and our relationships.

  153. Dave Mason says:

    1) Our family loves to play board games
    2) cookies
    3) Lose weight

  154. James Jenkins says:

    1. spend time together
    2. popcorn
    3. loose some weight

  155. Teresa says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is go hiking together

    A fun snack recipe we like is popcorn with M&M’s & pretzel sticks:) Yummy!

    My New Years Resolution is to not bring my work home as often as I have been. :(

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

  156. David Bertolo says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is to drink champagne and listen to jazz.


    * 1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed,squeezed,drained
    * 16 ounces sour cream
    * 1 can sliced water chestnuts
    * 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    * 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
    * 1 package ranch dip mix (or any dip mix)


    1. Mix together
    2. Enjoy

    New Years Resolution
    To be more socially and politically involved

  157. Monique Rizzo says:

    My resolution is to build up a savings. We love to watch movies on weekends and our fave snack is banana bread with cream cheese!

  158. Jason says:

    1.We like to go fishing together
    2.peppers and ranch dressing are the best snack
    3.Resolution is to work out more

  159. David Leach says:

    Favorite thing to do right now is play Ping Pong with my son. It’s been a great way for us to connect.

    For snacks, we don’t do that much true home cooking, but I love the break apart cookie dough you can get at the grocery.

    My goal for 2009 is to grow my business.

  160. Carly says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is have a gingerbread house decorating contest at Christmas time! We always have such a blast with it.

    My fun snack recipe actually involves 2 items that are part of the prize! I love to pour M&M’s into a bowl, pop a bag of popcorn, then as soon as the popcorn is done cooking, pour it in the bowl over the M&Ms. This slightly melts the M&Ms and gives them a buttery/saltly taste. The popcorn and M&Ms eaten together taste like chocolate covered popcorn and it is easy and delicious!

    My new years resolution is to read more books this year. It’s something that I love to do but rarely set aside time for.

    Thank you!

  161. Kimberly L says:

    Our favorite thing we like to do is play charades. My new years resolution is to for once stick with my new years resolution, which would be to loose some weight.

    A fun and easy snack is frozen grapes. Just wash and separate the grapes. Drain, and flash freeze by putting on a cookie sheet. Freeze. Then once frozen after about 30 minutes, store in a freezer bag. — eat them cold and frozen – they will be mushy if you thaw them out.


  162. Casey H says:

    We love our dinners together, we go around the table saying nice things about each other. We usually snack on chocolate covered graham cracker cookies!

  163. Marissa says:

    My favorite family thing to do is play games. It could be anything from playing cards to playing board games. My family is very competitive so it’s always a good time.

    Buffalo Chicken Dip
    2 – 10 oz cans of chunk chicken
    1 cup of ranch dressing
    1/4 cup of hot sauce
    2 – 8 oz packages of cream cheese

    Heat the chicken with the hot sauce in a skillet. When the chicken is heated, add the ranch dressing and cream cheese. Mix well until heated all the way through. Serve with tortilla chips.

    My new years resolution is to relax more. I will be traveling a lot for work this year and when I am home, I would like to find a way to just spend time with loved ones and not run myself ragged.

  164. Cee says:

    Our favorite thing to do is definitely a game night. Trivial Pursuit is our favorite.

    For a snack, we like very hearty nachos. We use the thicker cut tortilla chips, and put avocado, black beans, an organic nacho cheese dip, and shredded cheddar and olives on top. Plus lots of fresh, chunky salsa!

    My new year resolution is to be debt free!

    ceevegnashville (at) gmail (dot) com

  165. Kelly Ann T says:

    We love family game night especially dominos. One of our favorite snacks is celery and cream cheese or peanut butter. We also like apples and carmel or peanut butter.
    We as a family are going to be more organized.

  166. leloni says:

    My favorite family thing to do is cook. I love to snack on “puppychow” and my new years resolution is to get into shape.

  167. Clifton Wade says:

    My wonderful but disabled wife of more than 38 years just LOVES family nites – games, the children, the grandchildren, popcorn, candy, hot chocolate, movies and the LOVE. Thank you for this great contest and prize@!

  168. Patti Sherman says:

    We love a can of chilli mixed with velvetta cheese-heat in microwave and serve with tostitos. Yummy

  169. Amy Taylor says:

    We love to watch funny movies together! The family that laughs together…well, we hope for the best!

    Our favorite snack is air popped popcorn drizzled with 2 Tbsp of melted butter and generously salted. Yum!

  170. Karen Gonyea says:

    Wii !!!! And we munch on apples and popcorn :)

  171. Shaymaa says:

    We watch movies together and snack on popcorn and chocolate. My new years resolution is to excercise more.

  172. Alicia says:


  173. Susan Smith says:

    We like to play board games like Sorry and Trouble
    I take tortilla chips and put cheese, salsa and peppers on top
    My New Years resolution is to save money

  174. Jeremy says:

    Favorite family thing to do is what we call an “all nighter” – on a weeknight we stay up to watch movies, play games, and eat treats. Fun snack recipe is smores – graham crackers, marshmellows, and chocolate. My new years resolution is to spend more quality time with my kids.

  175. favorite family thing to do is go to the park and have a picnic.
    my favorite recipe is puppy chow
    chex cereal
    1c chocolate chips
    1c peanut butter
    1/2c marg.
    melt alltogether and stir into chex cereal
    add powdered sugar to coat and you got urself some yummy snack.

    new years resolution is to LOSE WEIGHT. im gonna do it too. wish me luck!

  176. Rosanne says:

    Favorite family thing to do is watch movies of the kids as they were little. Favorite snack is a dip made with velveeta cheese, salsa and warm chips. New years resolution. Get rid of a lot of paper that has accumulated around here.

  177. danielle says:

    We like planning meals where each of us contrubutes at least one dish. Seems to make it extra special to share the burden, and the tasting of the combined meal.

  178. rebecca says:

    I love having my granddaughter with me for grocery shopping trips. She keeps me from sticking to the same old same old dishes, and is a big help in seeing/doing proper packaging in bags. Not to mention she is a big help in loading and unloading the car.

  179. Michele C says:

    Our of our favorite things to do as a family is play pool at our house.

    A favorite snack of ours would be chocolate covered raisins…we buy them not make them.

    My new years resolution is to get organized.

    Thanks for the giveaway


  180. Jennie Lee says:

    Right now our favorite family activity is to play in the snow and build snowmen and snowforts for our snowball wars.

    Our recipe we discovered by accident buy it works out great.

    Chocolate Soup
    1. package of instant pudding.
    2. Milk as required by package plus 1 cup
    3. Chocolate chips
    4. mini marshmellows

    Prepare pudding as described on package but include 1 extra cup of milk. Add chocolate chips. Chill for the amount of time package requires (pudding will thicken but still be liquid) Sprinkle with min marshmallows and serve.

  181. Brittney says:

    favorite family thing to do with a fun snack is to watch my husband throw them up in the air and attempt to catch them with my mouth!

  182. Melinda says:

    I love to make chocolate covered pretzels…they are so good. Thats my fav activity involving snack foods

  183. Joy says:

    I love making puppy chow with chex cereal…its peanut butter, chocolate and powdered sugar

  184. Marie says:

    We have a family movie night as well as a family game night — both are a lot of fun. And our favorite snack is popcorn to which we add fun flavorings :-)

  185. Becky says:

    We love Family Game night and with a family who is uber competitive it only makes it more fun…

    ok here’s my recipie..

    package little smokies
    package bacon
    brown sugar..

    take bacon and wrap around smokies, put them in a dish and put alot of brown sugar on top..bake until brown sugar is crystallized..

  186. My favorite family thing to do is game night. We love playing games like Life and trouble.

    2. Recipe below:

    about 2½ dozen large or 3 ½ to 4 dozen small cookies

    1¼ cups flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    2 ounces cream cheese or reduced -fat cream cheese (1/4 cup), at room temperature
    ¼ cup butter or margarine, at room temperature
    2/3 cup sugar or the equivalent of 2/3 cup sugar in granulated sugar substitute
    1 egg or the equivalent of 1 egg in egg substitute, IE, Egg Beaters
    2 tablespoons orange juice
    1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel
    2 to 3 drops orange extract (optional)
    ¾ cup chopped sweetened dried cranberries or dried sweet dark (Bing) cherries
    ¾ cup finely chopped pecans or English walnuts
    Orange Glaze (optional)
    Sift the flour and baking powder together into a small bowl. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and butter; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add in sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and orange juice, beating well. Stir in flour mixture and orange extract, if desired, and grated orange peel, mixing well. Stir in chopped dried cranberries or cherries and nuts.

    Drop dough by teaspoonfuls or tablespoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, on baking sheets very lightly coated with non-caloric vegetable cooking spray. Bake in a preheated moderate oven (350 degrees F.) for 10 to 12 minutes, or until done and golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to wire racks to cool thoroughly. When cookies are completely cooled, may frost with an Orange Glaze, if desired.

    Orange Glaze

    2 tablespoons butter or margarine, at room temperature
    1½ cups confectioners’ sugar
    3 tablespoons orange juice
    1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel
    2 to 3 drops orange extract (optional)
    In a small bowl, combine beat butter with electric beaters until smooth. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating well. Add orange juice, beating until smooth. Stir in grated orange peel and orange extract, if desired. Spread a small amount of glaze over the top of each cookie, if desired.

    3. My new years resolution is to lose 10 pounds

  187. Cassandra says:

    Our favorite family thing to do together is miniature golf. We like to snack on tortilla chips and salsa. One of my New Year’s Resolution is to be more organized.

  188. lorene says:

    our new family thing is to play the wii together, my kids love apples and peanut butter and my resolution is to eat better

  189. Stacie says:

    Our family loves to have a games night and also to play hide and seek. One great snack idea that is both healthy and my kids love to eat is to serve cut up veggies like carrots and celery with some hummus. Its yummy and good for you.
    My new year’s resolution is to remember to be grateful to the things in my life that I love and not take them for granted.

  190. Wendy McBride says:

    Favorite family thing to do….play Scrabble!

    Favorite snack: cut apple wedges with Caramel Dip!

    New Year’s Resolution to drink Tea and water instead of Sodas.

  191. Peggy Miller says:

    1) We love to watch movies together.
    2) Popcorn is our favorite, easy snack.
    3) To lose weight.

  192. Reyna Rivera says:

    My family loves to cook together! My four nephews and niece live with my parents and I and we love to make nachos!

    Here’s our recipe (we don’t measure sorry)


    Tortillas (cut in half)

    Vegtable oil

    Refried beans

    Fajita (cut into bite size pieces)

    Mild cheddar cheese


    Sour cream




    What to do…what I do anyway!

    I have the oldest fry the tortillas until crispy and drain on a papertowel.

    I have another kid make some guacamole by mashing the avocado, adding tomatoes and lemon juice

    I have another kid grate the cheese

    I cook the fajita myself (so I can watch the oldest as he fries the tortillas)

    I have another kid mash the beans before I heat them up (so the stove doesn’t get crowded)

    And I have littlest kid (he’s five) help with the lettuce (he uses his hands to tear it…we might get big pieces)

    Once everything’s been cooked, fried and heated we assemble our nachos!

    Get some beans and spread them on the tortilla, add some fajita and add some cheese then stick your assembled nachos in the oven until the cheese melts (one of my parents or I do this so do this part so the kids don’t burn themselves)

    Once the cheese melts add guacamole, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes and you’re good to go!

    We consider this a snack because those boys can eat!! We normally make this once a week (sunday) at like 3 and by 5 they’re hungry again!

    My new year’s resolution is to be more motivated to try new things!

    I hope you try the nachos!

  193. Hesper F says:

    Favorite family thing to do: We love sitting around the table playing board games.

    Favorite snack: Trail mix made of peanuts, almonds, m&m’s, raisins and cashews.

    New year’s resolution: Eat healthier.

  194. mitchell h says:

    1. monopoly!!!
    2. popcorn sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar
    3. learn more about computers and software- maybe take a comm college course in it.

  195. Sonya says:

    We love playing board games! An easy snack for our family is a meaty nachos: spread tortilla chips, carnitas, and sharp cheese in a pan and melt.

  196. Kymberly Pray says:

    Cheap & Easy – Chocolate Toffee Pieces
    1 sleeve saltine crackers
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    1 cup butter
    1 package chocolate chips
    3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and line a 10″ x 15″ with foil (the kind of sheet that has raised edges!). Spray with Pam, or grease VERY lightly with butter. Cover the cookie sheet with a single layer of saltines. Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring with a whisk. Pour over the saltines, and try to spread it as evenly as possible. Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes. When you remove it, the caramel mixture will be molten and boiling; allow to cool about 3 min, or until you can see the crackers distinctly, which will have shifted while baking. Push them back into order with a fork or knife.
    Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee and let sit for about 5 minutes to melt. Once melted spread chocolate evenly. If desired, sprinkle on pecans and press lightly into the chocolate. Let cool a bit and then transfer to fridge to harden. Break into pieces … Enjoy.
    Be forewarned, this is very addictive!
    ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~

    Preparing the above recipe and eating it while having a movie marathon is our favorite thing to do.

    New Years resolution: Move!

  197. Brenda says:

    Favorite family thing is play games, all kinds

    Favorite Snack is dried beef rollups, cream cheese rolled in dried beef square, cut in half

    New Years Resolution Smile More, Eat Less

  198. suann Weller says:

    1. Play Uno
    2. M&M’s
    3. Lose Weight

  199. Steve Scott says:

    Favorite family – camping

    Snack – nuts

    Resolution – play with my kids more

  200. Suzanne Lewis says:

    1. Playing cards and board games.
    2. Any microwave popcorn with peanut butter that melts on it.
    3. Get in better shape.

    txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

  201. Carol Drury says:

    We love to put lego sets together – the more complicated the better!!

  202. Pauline M says:

    Once a month, my family has a movie night. We pick a pay per view movie (agreed to by all!) and snack out on soda, candy, and popcorn!

  203. Melissa D says:

    My resolution is to count my blessing every day and not focus on the negative things.

    My favorite family thing to do is watch movies at home!

    My fave simple snack recipe is celery with cream cheese spread inside it.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  204. Karen says:

    We like to play games together, like Blokus and Uno. Our favorite snack is ice cream with topping. The kids love vanilla bean ice cream with a little chocolate syrup drizzled over the top. My New Year’s Resolution is to stop sweating the small stuff. I need to spend more time with my family and less time worrying about what I’m not accomplishing.

  205. jessica hilton says:

    fav family thing is to watch the new movies
    fav snack the lil wrapped reeses peanut butter cups
    new years resolution is to control my diabetes better

  206. Debbie Criss says:

    1. We love to fish and camp in the summer.
    2.Our favorite snack is cottage cheese and pineapple chunks.
    3. To continue to lose weight and reach my goal.

  207. Shawne Seignious says:

    Our favorite thing to so as a family is play board games and talk for hours. Our favorite snack is cocktail wieners cooked slowly in boysenberry jelly and a little bit of mustard. Believe it or not, they are really good. New Years Resolution: Try to be more organized with my home and business.

  208. Jennifer C says:

    Our favorite activity is going to the park to play and have a picnic. We like to make muddie buddies – 9 cups rice chex in a bowl, in another bowl melt butter, a cup of choco chips, and half cup peanut butter. Microwave till smooth, then pour over cereal and mix. Shake in a bag with powdered sugar -yum! My new years resolution is to exercise more regularly. Thanks for a super giveaway!
    jjdragonfly [at] gmail [dot] com

  209. Amanda Caruthers says:

    1. We all get together at my sister’s house and play cards or board games.
    2.Favorite snack are my dad’s no-bake cookies(they do not help my new year’s resolution)
    3.My new years resolution is to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

  210. Chrysa says:

    We like to go sledding in the winter. An easy snack recipe is to spread butter on a flour tortilla and then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Roll it up and cook in the microwave for 30 seconds. Cut into sections – yummy! My New Years Resolution is to get my house organized.

  211. Carolsue says:

    Our favorite “family night” activity is to watch movies from Netflix. Each week of the month, one of us gets to chose the movie. We usually eat tortilla chips & guacamole (just mash avocados with a little salsa and lime juice).
    My resolution is to lose weight. Better give up the above snack, huh?

  212. Imadogg says:

    My family will usually rent a DVD and all watch together to have some together time. I don’t really have any fun snack recipes, I’ll just eat some chips and salsa. And my resolution might be to start eating better, I’m skinny but I eat the worst stuff you can eat.

  213. kenneth says:

    I Like to walk in the mountains with my son and grandkid’s; although I end up siting down and waiting to them come running back to me. Now if I had some M & M;s I might walk a little faster and longer.

  214. daniela says:

    I love teaching my grandchildren to knit: I want them to keep the tradition of my family’s knitting to live on.

  215. fred says:

    ” GO LONG” I holler as I throw the kid’s neft football to my little boy. After an hour I like to just sit down and relax watching him punt the ball.

  216. heidi says:

    I like sitting outside in the Summer cooking for my family and hearing my parents talking about the best grandkids in the world.
    In the Winter I snow shoe in the Mountains and let grandpa and grandma watch the best grandchildren.

  217. North says:

    We play Star Wars Monopoly until the two youngest get in a fight!

    Mix chopped green pepper, onion, black olives and your favorite salsa with neufchatel cheese. Spoon out on top 1/3 of large tortilla. Put one slice of turkey (or favorite sliced meat) and one slice of cheddar on top. Roll up and refrigerate. In a couple of hours, slice and place on serving tray.

  218. Vicki Wurgler says:

    we enjoy watching movies or playing board games-for snacks we make popcorn or my homemade salsa with chips
    my New Year’s Resolution is to not worry about my weight but just try to eat better and get more fruits and vegies

  219. Kristin Scarbrough says:

    Our favorite family night is gaming night. My husband and I are big, old fashioned D&D geeks and we put together a child friendly game and run them through it. They love playing pretend. Often, we have this artichoke and spinach dip prepared in the crockpot. It’s quick and easy is you don’t count the cook time (though it’s still easy, you ignore it)!

    2 Cups frozen cut leaf spinach
    14 oz. can marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
    1/2 Cup Alfredo sauce
    1/2 Cup mayo
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/8 tsp. pepper
    1 1/2 Cups shredded Havarti cheese

    Thaw and drain spinach. Chop spinach and combine with rest of
    ingredients in a 1-3 quart crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 2-3

    Serve with tortilla chips or lots of crusty bread.

    As for my New Year’s resolution: I’m going for less waste. More recycling, I’m starting a composting pile (all for my garden!) and fewer throw away items like plastic bags and more reusable items, like storage containers and cloth shopping bags. Saving the environment and money!

  220. Annie G says:

    We always build a puzzle on New Years Eve!

    Snack – sliced cheese on crackers (we are lazy at recipes, see my blog)

    New Years Resolution – read all the books I already own but have never read, and then either give away, sale, or put them away!

  221. Sharon Seneker says:

    1. We have Direct TV and can purchase movies that are recently out on dvd for at home movie night 2. Chef Boyardee Pizza Mix 3. Lose weight! Thanks!

  222. raymond salas says:

    we like to play uno as a friday family nite. for a snack my son makes popcorn and drizzles chocklate syrup on it

  223. Marla Alleman says:

    Favorite think to do with family is play scrabble. My new Years resolution is to eat healthier.

    One of our favorite snack treats recipes is to cut biscuits in half and roll a little smokies sausage in them and bake. Yummy!

  224. Tesa S. says:

    Watching Movies
    Graham Crackers, Marshmallows & M&M’s
    Eat healthier

  225. Aimee Fontenot says:

    My favorite family thing to do is play the Wii together. I also like to make “Monkey Bread”. It’s raw biscuits cut into 4 pieces, dipped in melted butter, rolled in your preference amount of cinnamon/sugar and baked until done on 350.

  226. Jessica Maurer says:

    I love to watch movies with my family. It’s nice fun time to spend with them.
    A fun snack recipe are ‘Turtles’: put pretzels on parchment paper, put a Rolo on top of the prezel so it melts. Pop it in the oven (350 degrees for about 5 minutes) then I put pecans into the melted rolo & let it cool.
    My new years resolution is to not let the little things bug me. I let too many things get to me & I shouldn’t.

  227. Alecia Gibson says:

    My favorite family thing to do is to play Gin Rummy. A recipe we like is to spread cream cheese on tortillas and wrap them around pickles. Yummy! My new year’s resolution is to move out of my parent’s house.

    agsweeps (at) hotmail (dot) com

  228. Denise Irwin says:

    My resolution is to quit smoking…again. I quit for 3 yrs. one time…I can do it again…but for ever. My snack is: Mix together several different types of M&M’s, raisins, nuts and anything else people like. For me, the more chocolatty the better! Our family likes to get together to go camping and fishing. We all love the outdoors and we all love campfire cooking. Oh, we love chocolate too.

  229. Sito says:

    We put in a Scene-It game. I like to make Rice Krispie squares and Puppy Chow — I think everyone knows these recipes. My New Year’s resolutions are 1)to save money; 2) get more organized; and 3) lose some weight.

  230. R Hicks says:

    Sat. nights are our get together and have fun. Ususally it is popcorn and pop and a good rental movie they want to see. Sometimes we fix no bake cookies together and they have fun.

    * 4 ounces butter or margarine
    * 1/2 cup milk
    * 2 cups sugar
    * 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    * 3 to 4 tablespoons peanut butter, optional
    * 3 cups oats, quick or old-fashioned
    * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    ardy22 at

  231. theodore esteghamat says:

    1. We like to watch movies for the holidays.

    2. We snack on pizza rolls.

    3. I resolve not to make resolutions. Kept that resolution for 20 years.

  232. Tamara B. says:

    Our favorite thing to do as a family is play the Wii bowling game. Our favorite snack is hot white cheddar popcorn. My New Years resolution is to have positive thoughts and lose 20 pounds.

  233. Lee Taylor says:

    Our favorite thing to do in our household is ‘Game and Movie’ night! Every Friday, a different member of the family picks out a game ( cards, board games, etc.) to play and a movie for the entire family to enjoy together!

    And during ‘Game and Movie’ night, we frequently enjoy my wife’s ‘Barbecue Pizza Bites’ (Recipe enclosed below:)

    Barbecue Pizza Bites

    *Preheat oven to 450


    1/2 pound ground round
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/2 cup chopped carrot
    1/3 cup barbecue sauce
    3 tablespoons of brown sugar
    1/4 teaspoon of salt
    Dash of black pepper
    4 (4-ounce) italian pizza crusts
    1/4 (1 ounce) finely shredded mozzarella
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

    Cook beef, onion, and carrots in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain well; then return meat mixture to pan. Stir in barbecue sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

    Place pizza crusts on a baking sheet. Divide beef mixture evenly among crusts and sprinkle with cheese.

    Bake pizza at 450 degress for 12 minutes. Sprinkle pizza with cilantro and cut each pizza into 4 wedges.

    And my New Year’s Resolution is to spend more time with my children so my wife can finally have some ‘me’ time!

    Thanks for the ‘great’ giveaway offering and Happy Holidays!

  234. Christie says:

    We like to play games like Trivial Pursuit and Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader. For a healthy snack, I make a dip out of organic plain yogurt and sugar free caramel and serve it with fruits and maybe soft unsalted pretzels.

  235. Juliette Johnson says:

    We watch the ball drop. We eat chex mix. I need to drop about 20 pounds.

  236. Hazel says:

    My favorite game to play with the family is the Cranium Family Fun Game. One of the snacks I prepare is Sausage Balls. The recipe is so simple that the children can make it all by themselves!

    Sausage Balls:

    One lb sausage
    One package shredded cheese (8 oz)
    2 cups Bisquick

    Mix all ingredients together and put into a 350 degree preheated oven for 20 minutes or until browned. Simple and delicious!!

    My resolution is to DECLUTER my house and my body!! I want to lose junk (in my house and my trunk!!)

  237. Leigh Nichols says:

    Fave family activity- Board games

    Recipe- Fudgies
    • 2 cups sugar

    • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

    • 1/2 cup milk

    • 1/2 cup butter or margarine

    • 1/2 cup Jif Peanut Butter

    • 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats

    • In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cocoa powder; add milk, stirring till smooth.

    • Add butter or margarine.

    • Bring to boiling over high heat; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

    • Add Jif, stirring till melted. Stir in rolled oats; mix well.

    • Drop from teaspoon onto waxed paper. Cool thoroughly.

    • Makes 3 1/2 dozen candies

    New Year’s Resolution- give up sodas

  238. we like to play cranium on Saturday nights.
    for snacks we hard boil some eggs and put a tiny bit of peanut butter on it. its so good.
    my new years resolution is to walk the dog more often.

  239. Stephanie Chandrasekaran says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is play board games. The favorite snack in this house is to get out the chocolate fondue pot and dip anything salty we can find into it! So Chocolate, fondue pot, whatever you want to dip! My new years resolution is to find more time to do all of this. We don’t have game night nearly enough.

  240. Eileen D says:

    Game: We love to play Cranium.
    Fun Snack: Edamame (in the pod) with kosher salt and of course, popcorn.
    Resolution: Continue the healthy lifestyle we began in 2008; better eating habits, lots of walking and general simplification of our lives.

  241. Joan says:

    We take walks and in my long long life time I’ve noticed that I usually break resolutions within a few weeks… so I don’t make them anymore. If it’s important enough to do I start doing it ‘now’ and not wait till the 1st of 2009. Favorite snack is just popcorn… LOVE it.

  242. Zoey Smith says:

    We love to play video games together. We especially like the ones that teach you things.

    Our favorite snack is a healthy one. You wash and quarter your favorite apple and cover it with chunky peanut butter – yummy, healthy, & super easy.

  243. jan koontz says:

    game night

  244. Vanessa C. says:

    Resolution: To get straight A’s in college (I am going back to finish my degree finally!)

    Favorite Family Game: In the summer we love ‘Ghost in the Gaveyard’, in the winter we play Monopoly or Texas Hold ‘Em

    Fun Snack: Making caramel popcorn

  245. dani says:

    Our favorite thing to do as a family is to go up to my parents summer shack and roast marshmellows while telling ghost stories. Are favorite snack slice a banana down the middle still in its peel and add mini marshmellows and chocolate chips wrap in tin foil and throw in the fire. Yum. My resolution is to try to be healthier.

  246. Tia Carter says:

    i hope i win

  247. Karen P says:

    We will cuddle up on the couch and watch the ball drop, for the snack it will probably be pretzels dipped in sour cream or nacho chips with melted velvetta over the top of them, and of course for a new years resolution I plan on getting healthier, especially with a new baby in the new year.

  248. Valeen N says:

    Our favorite thing to do is Family Game Night! Each child gets to pick a game and then we play it. One of the things we snack on is muddy buddies. You melt a bag of chocolate chips, and one cup of peanut butter in the microwave. Then dump in 6 cups of Chex cereal. Coat the cereal with chocolate, and them dump the cereal in a ziploc bag filled with one cup of powdered sugar. Seal and shake the bag until the cereal is coated. This stuff is delicious and addictive! Now that I’ve given you a snack covered in sugar, my New Year’s resolution is to help the whole family eat healthier!

  249. Catherine KingChuparkoff says:

    We love to have family game and movie nights and love to play outside together. Our favorite snack is chips and salsa, and our new years resolution is to recycle as much as possible.

  250. Angie P says:

    We love playing Wii together and also love to go camping. One snack that we like is to get a variety of different apples, slice them up and top them with peanut, almond and/or cashew butter. Or, a little Nutella tastes great too. I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions, but I am making a conscious effort to eat healthier and get more exercise.

  251. Marcia S says:

    1. Charades
    2. Popcorn with parmesan cheese
    3. Plan more family game nights

  252. Joyce Jacobs says:

    We love to make popcorn and watch movies. We also enjoy playing the video game Rock Band,with each of us taking a different instrument. It’s hilarious.

  253. Kimberly says:

    Depending on the season we love watching DVDs together or hiking/nature walks at the local parks/hiking trails/lakes.
    My favorite snack year-round is popcorn!
    My New Years resolution is to stop making New Years resolutions because I never keep them past April!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  254. Marianna B. says:

    Our family of 4 is having a great time on “game night” playing the Guitar Hero World Tour game Santa brought, but we also love to play board games – checkers is my older son’s favorite.

    Snack: Fudgey crinkle cookies
    1 box devil’s food cake mix
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    2 large eggs
    Powdered sugar

    Mix cake mix, oil and eggs together. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls, roll balls in powdered sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Cook at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes (cookies will crack). These are so fudgy sweet – taste like brownies – and easy enough for the kids to make!

    New years resolution… haven’t even begun to think about it! Finish unpacking? (just moved into a new house)

  255. Michelle Simons says:

    Your favorite family thing to do?
    Play with a fluffy cat, I love cats!

    A fun snack recipe?
    crackers and cheese with olive faces on them.

    Your New Years Resolution.
    find me a boyfriend cause mes lonely.

  256. ann says:

    My favorite family thing to do is camping! nothing says family like crowded uncomfortable spaces (tents and cars)!

    A fun snack recipe is chickpea “egg” salad… basically just smooshed chickpeas with relish, mustard, mayo (or mayo substitute), green onions & chopped onions + whatever else you like. Its super good on crackers or in a sandwich!

    My new years resolution is to cut down on super sweet snacks and also cut down on eating out.

  257. Denise M says:

    We like to watch DVD’s together while we munch on homemade caramel corn.

    Cook Time: 1 hour
    3 quarts popped popcorn
    3 cups dry roasted mixed nuts, unsalted
    1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
    1/2 cup light or dark corn syrup
    1/2 cup butter
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Preheat oven to 250°. In a large roasting pan combine the popcorn and nuts. Place in the oven while preparing glaze.
    In a medium saucepan combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, and salt. Bring to a full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, then continue to boil for 4 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda and vanilla, then pour over the warm popcorn and nuts, tossing to coat well. Bake another 60 minutes, stirring freqently, about every 10 minutes. Cool and break apart. Store in an airtight container.
    Makes 4 quarts.

    My New Year resolution is to cut down on

  258. Roxy says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is go out to eat. I don’t have much of a snack recipe, but I do love to pop some popcorn and throw on some extra salt or seasoning.

  259. Debra F says:

    We just got a Wii for Christmas, so we’ve been playing almost non stop….but at least we are together. Usually, we love to play uno or war or some board game after dinner and before bathtime.

    At least once a month we make smores on the outside firepit. Cold or hot, we go out for our treats. Super easy…all you need are marshmellow, graham crakcers, chocolate and a stick. Roast your marshmellow, put it on the graham cracker, add a chuck of chocolate and top with another graham cracker. Squish together and enjoy!!

    My new years resolutions are (of course) to drop some pounds, and to make a concentrated family effort to recycle as much as possible.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  260. Marilyn says:

    We love to get together and play Scrabble or Uno Flash. We also enjoy a new game we got recently called “Last Word”! A favorite snack recipe is as follows:
    “White Trash”

    1 Pkg Nestles White Chocolate bits
    2 Cups Rice Chex Mix
    1 Cup M&M’s (milk chocolate)
    2 Cups Malt-O-Meal “Honey Buzzers” Cereal
    1/2 Cup Peanuts, or Walnuts, or Pecans (your choice)

    Melt White Chocolate in a microwavable bowl for 30 seconds. Stir, and continue to melt in 10 second intervals, until completely melted and creamy.

    Immediately fold melted white chocolate into a large bowl, filled with all other dry ingredients. Continue to fold until all items are completely covered. Pour all into an aluminum pan (lined with wax paper), and let set for 15 minutes. Then break up, and store in a large zip lock baggie. Delicious!!!!

  261. Anikka says:

    I love taco dip recipe. The base is taco seasoning, cream cheese and sour cream. topped with lettuce, salsa and cheese. Served with tortilla chips …it’s a simple recipe that people beg me to bring to parties.

    We love game nights. They are more interactive then movies and there are tons of different games to play. Apples to Apples is a great one if you haven’t tried it.

    My new years resolution is to be more sensible with money. This year I’m going to pay off my credit cards and start saving towards my first house and my retirement!

  262. Julie says:

    We love to watch movies and eat popcorn!

  263. Debbie E. says:

    Our favorite game is Scrabble and our favorite snack is popcorn. New Years Resolution – to close some of those pesky doors from the past.

  264. wanda flanagan says:

    play monopoly

  265. Christin says:

    Ironically, we love gamenights. Any games that cater to 6 yrs. and under at this point.

    No creative snack recipes. But on special occasions, we do brownies with peanut butter chips baked in. (or a variety of other chips)

    Lose the rest of my baby weight. (ie. retrain from eating said brownies) *wink*

  266. Susan P says:

    I like popcorn and a movie and I plan to eat healthier for more than one reason, thank you!

  267. Dallan Elk says:

    1) our favorite family thing to do is board game night

    2) english muffin pizza.

    3) spend more time with my family

  268. Rebecca Chavez says:

    and to have a better 2009 than 2008.

  269. Jillian Veit says:

    Favorite thing to do as a family is watch movies, best recipee is orgional rice krispie treats, new years resolution is to go to the gym 3 times a week

  270. Tina hartley says:

    WE would love this

  271. LeeAnn P. says:

    We like to dance together. We put on some upbeat music and just go crazy, my 3 and 5 year olds love it. Their favorite snack is to have a banana with piles of different stuff to dip it in. Craisins, cheerios, walnuts etc., it sticks to the banana and for some reason the kids think it’s a hoot.

  272. Michele Wesley says:

    Wouldn’t you know our favorite thing to do as a family is play games! Monopoly & Euchre are our faves. I wish I had a good healthy snack recipe as our family New Year’s Resolution is to eat healthier in 2009. The easiest snack recipe we have now it to open a bag of chips & dip. Help!!

  273. MaryBeth I says:

    the girls and I like to do arts and crafts together. We may stop at Michael’s tomorrow and pick up some new supplies!

  274. MaryBeth I says:

    oops – hit submit too soon…. my new years resolution is to lose weight and my favorite snack is chocolate. go figure!

  275. MARY HOFMANN says:

    Game: Card Games
    Fun Snack: Good old popcorn.
    Resolution: Give up soda pop

  276. Sandra S says:

    We love to play games on New Years Eve too! We usually play Scrabble and Boggle. It is alot of fun to just hab=ng around, talk, and play games. In the summer our family loves to go biking and huking also. Here is my favorite snack recipe:
    Chocolate Buttersotch Krispie Treats
    1 cup corn syrup
    1 cup peanut butter
    6 ounces Chocolate Chips
    1 cup sugar
    6 cups Rice Krispies
    6 ounces Butterscotch Chips

    In large saucepan, cook corn syrup and sugar over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter.

    Mix in cereal. Press in buttered 9×13 pan. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips over hot (not boiling) water, stirring constantly until smooth. Spread over cereal mixture. Chill until firm, about 15 minutes.

    My News resolution is to exercise more and eat healthier. Thanks for the chance to win!

  277. vicki andrew says:

    we decorate Rose Parade floats every year so we are tired on NY’s day we just get up and watch the parade and see all the floats we saw up close moving down the route

    kettle corn to eat, and my resolution ids to watch my weight this coming year

  278. denice p says:

    my new year’s resolution is to spend real quality time with my husband. we watch t.v together and it’s not very satisfying. I’m really gonna try to have us do an activity on the weekend. we used to love to go into the city and walk around so i’m hoping once it gets warmer we’ll be doing that.

  279. Morgan Farrier says:

    Apples to Apples is a great game to play anytime,
    Cooking up some O’brian hashbrowns and some bacon and or some sausage with or without eggs are great.

  280. Stacy says:

    We just got a wii for Christmas so that has been fun. I like making granola with the kids.

  281. Debby Kulchar says:

    Yum – we love crab dip
    1 250gram tub of cream cheese
    1 can of crabmeat drained
    1 tsp chopped finely onion
    1 tsp seafood sauce
    mix together and top with slivered almonds
    bake at 350 for 15-20 min until browned
    serve with crackers
    We love eating and watching movies for a fun family evening

  282. Robin Wilfong says:

    Our fave thing is a game night.

    We make our own snack mix…
    1 bag plain microwave popcorn
    2 cups M&M w/ peanuts
    2 cups pretzel twist
    2 cups cheese crackers

    My resolution is to lose the 10 pounds I pick up over the holidays!

    RobinMarie72 (at) gmail (dot) com

  283. Auriette says:

    My favorite family thing to do is watch a DVD and play with the cats. Oh, I guess that’s two things. My 2009 resolution is the same as my resolution for the past 15 years, and that’s to lose weight. Maybe this is the year!

  284. fidget says:

    we play Go Fish with the kids every week. Snack wise for sweet, we melt chocolate chips with a bit of heavy cream in the fondue pot and dip marshmallows and bananas YUM! For savory, we love refried beans blended with a brick of cream cheese, a glop of sour cream, a handful of shredded cheese and some taco seasons. Then we toss it in a pan, cover with more cheese and bake it for 20 minutes. Serve it with a mess of tortilla chips and YUM YUM YUM! My new years resolution is to spend more time with the kids and to be a more frugal shopper

  285. Auriette says:

    Since you’re moderating, can you add my snack to my last post: I love summer sausage and cheese on crackers!

  286. Lisa G. says:

    My family loves playing games like Monopoly and Life together. We have so much fun!
    My favorite snack is Curry dip with veggies. Mix 1 tsp. instant minced onion, 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp. curry powder, 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened Chill one hour and serve.
    My New Years Resolution is to stop smoking!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  287. Amy A says:

    My favorite family thing to do is to ‘play cars’ with the boys and dad. A fun snack – popcorn with garlic salt and parmesan cheese. My new years resolution is to get healthy – predictable but true!

  288. sheila k. says:

    Our family loves Scrabble, and the game becomes almost cutthroat. We have great memories of playing scrabble and munching on chips and dip or holiday cookies.

  289. What a fabulous giveaway! This is right up my alley – one of my favorite things to do with family is play games. One of our favorites is “Catchphrase”. It’s so fun just to laugh with each other!

    One great snack/party food to make is seven layer dip. It’s so easy, and it’s always a huge hit. Just get a deep pan and layer refried beans, cream cheese, guacamole, salsa, chopped tomatoes, black olives, and shredded cheese, and serve with tortilla chips. Yum!

    My New Year’s resolution is to lose a few pounds and exercise…I need to after all that seven layer dip. ;)

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  290. Joy Venters says:

    love to watch tv with the family
    we pop corn and just leave it plain

  291. Brenda S. says:

    watch movies and eat pop corn with butter.

  292. chastidy says:

    We like to play Yahtzee, I like Chips and Salsa, and my News Resolution is to get out of Debt :)

  293. 1. we love going to the movies, that’s always a lot of fun!

    2. i always like dipping vegetables into italian dressing instead of ranch

    3. to exercise even more!

  294. Cortney says:

    My family likes to place Mad Gab. It’s the funniest thing and works the brain. We like to eat hummus with fresh olives and tomatoes diced up into any store bought brand. You can toast the pita chips or just leave them soft.
    For my New Years Revolution I am going to have more family game nights!

  295. Crystal says:

    Favorite thing to do with the family: Besides just hanging out, going to a few shows and concerts.

    Snack: Cook 3/4 cup of old fashioned oats in the microwave, and add some fruit. Add a pinch of cinnamon. Okay, maybe it’s not a junk food type of snack, but it’s still yummy.

    resolution: I want to lose some weight this year ~25 pounds. This’ll be the year, hopefully. Also, I’d like to make more friends, and maybe even head off to college.

  296. Molly Capel says:

    One of our fave things to do as a family is to bring out lots of blankets & pillows & watch a movie. To go along with that is a fave snack-POPCORN! I def want to lose weight this year.

  297. jennifer gersch says:

    bake cookies play scrabble and eat brownies

  298. Elizabeth M. says:

    My family’s favorite thing to do together is to play games…anything, board games, card games, we love it all.

    Our favorite snack is popcorn because it’s easy to munch on while playing games and everyone of us likes it.

    My new year’s resolution is to organize my basement.

  299. Twinkle says:

    Our favorite thing to do is watch home movies, some old with great memories of family members that are gone. We also watch some new ones showing how fast or how people change. Then we watch aq new release video. Our favorite snack is chipped ham BBQ’s (its a pittsburgh thing). We serve them with cream cheese Garlic & Chive dip. Resolution Live life more and help more people.

  300. Brenda Robinson says:

    I must drink more water and get a walking routine going!

  301. Paulie says:

    We really like to go to the fun karts and race. Our favorite snack is easy to make – you pop some popcorn, salt lightly, drizzle with melted dark chocolate. You let it cool and wrap it up to go!

  302. virginia vorse says:

    we play triva, popcorn, and to continue our family fitness

  303. Lynn H says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is to go to the movies or rent a Pay Per View movie at home

    WE like M&M’s or Orville Redenbacker 94% Fat Free popcorn…NO RECIPOE REQUIRED

    New Years Resolution…to sit down to MORE FAMILY DINNERS.

  304. bridget says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is to visit our local Children’s museum. For a snack I like to mix nuts, raisins and chocolate chips. My resolution is to stay calm when my kids are screaming.

  305. Jennifer M says:

    Our family likes to do jigsaw puzzles together. To go with that a simple queso dip, velveeta and rotel tomatoes, with tortilla chips is nice especially in winter months. My new year’s resolution is to take more walks with my daughter so we can get more fresh air/exercise.

  306. Pamela White says:

    As a family we play card games and word games. My kids love to pop popcorn and add crunched up nacho cheese corn chips to it and mix it up for a snack. My resolution is to lose more weight and get more active.

  307. Pat says:

    My New Year’s Resolution is to get more exercise, lose weight and lower my cholesterol. Unfortunately, my favorite snack is Tostitos with avocado. Not exactly low fat. My daughter and I are huge Disney fans, so we like playing the Disney Trivia game together.

  308. I have the same resolution every year and that is to exercise more and eat less.

  309. Matt says:

    save money

    popcorn with white cheddar seasoning

    hanging out with my daughter and watch movies

  310. Trisha says:

    we love to watch movies and play sorry sliders!

    snacks we love to make is smores!

    my new yrs is to be more giving!

  311. phillip stacy says:

    We rent movies and watch them together rather than go out to a theater.

  312. abower says:

    my favorite family time is watching movies and playing the wii. We also love camping. Our favorite snack is summer sausage,crackers and cheese. My new year resolution is to recycle more, waste less and spend more carefully.

  313. Therese says:

    Game: Yahtsee (sp?) and Monopoly, we are tradionalists all the way, huh?

    Fun Snack: One of our favorites is is so simple, a block of full-fat cream cheese (who’s watching their weight during the holidays?!) with a bottle of your favorite coctail sauce poured on top. Then put a can of crab meat on top and press lightly. Serve with your favorite crackers (mine is Triscuit with this dish) and enjoy!

    Resolution: To be happy & let the small things slide. Life is WAY too short & we do have the choice to live happier!

  314. Lindsay says:

    We love watching movies as a family…I usually put out Pita Chips, veggies, and hummus.

  315. Steph says:

    1) Fave Family Activity is to watch movies together.

    2) Rice Krispie Treats:

    1/4 c Margarine or butter
    1 pk 10 oz. mini marshmallows
    6 c Rice Krispies

    Melt Margarine in large deep pan over low heat. Add marshmallow and stir
    until completely melted. Remove from heat add Rice Krispies and stir until
    they are well coated. Using buttered spatula press mixture into buttered
    pan 13x9x2. Cut when cool.

    3.) 2009 Resolution: To be more patient and declutter my life.

  316. Cindy Beckman says:

    My favorite family activity is to go to the movies. A favorite fun snack of ours is apples and peanut butter, healthy and good. A New Year’s resolution is to use my elliptical more.

  317. veronica says:

    play cards—chips and salsa—walk more

  318. Angie P. says:

    1) Movie night is our favorite thing to do as a family.
    2) Fresh-cut fruits with easy dips are our favorites. The dips (caramel, peanut butter, etc.) usually outweigh the healthy aspects of the fruit, but at least the kids eat them!
    3) Just resolving to go through all the closets and organize, and KEEP it that way.

  319. Peggy Gorman says:

    Our favorite is movie or game night
    we love popcorn and we all are going to try to lose a few pounds

  320. kathy pease says:

    our family loves to play games together and we like to make ham slices with cream cheese rolled up in them :) i would love to lose weight this new year i want to feel better

  321. Jill Myrick says:

    Our favorite thing to do as a family is family movie night.
    Before the movie we make Mud Puddles:
    4C. Chex Cereal
    6 Squares Melted Semi Sweet Chocolate
    Powdered Sugar
    Toss cereal and chocolate together put into a ziploc after fully coated and shake with powdered sugar. Delicious !
    My new years resolution is to make more individual time each week for each of my children.
    Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
    Happy Holidays !!

  322. Jennifer G says:

    1. We like to play games together and have movie nights.

    2. Take the Good seasons salad dressing powder mix and mix it into cream cheese, spread it on celery.

    3. My new years resolution is to hit the gym more.

  323. Michele says:

    One of our family traditions is on Sunday’s we rent a movie and order out or gather tons of junk food. and we have a family “living room picnic” we put out a blanket and pillows to sit on and we chow down and watch a movie. :)
    Plus we love to play games “living room ball” our made up game. and eventually we end up dancing around lol (we are a family of 4)

  324. Michele says:

    One of our family traditions is on Sunday’s we rent a movie and order out or gather tons of junk food. and we have a family “living room picnic” we put out a blanket and pillows to sit on and we chow down and watch a movie.
    Plus we love to play games “living room ball” our made up game. and eventually we end up dancing around lol (we are a family of 4)
    My resoloution is to not stress about the small stuff.

  325. gina says:

    our favorite things to do together is anything outside. lately it’s bike riding.

    our favorite snacks are plenty of fresh fruit

  326. Tammy says:

    Our favorite family fun thing to do is play video games together. For quick easy Oatmeal cookies we make these

    Oatmeal Packet Cookies:

    1 packet instant oatmeal – any flavor
    1/2 tsp. Baking powder
    1/4 cup hot water
    1 – 2 Splenda packs
    Cinnamon to taste

    Stir all ingredients and let sit for 5 minutes. Spray cookie sheet with Pam and drop 4 spoonfuls of “dough.” Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

    add 1 TBSP raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips, etc. for variety

    Very good!!! and easy for the kids to help with!

  327. michelle robbins says:

    1. love to play games on Wii and card games.
    2. snack is good ole home popped (not microwave) popcorn with lots of butter and salt

  328. angela says:

    We love to play the wii, we have our own bowling league and every Friday night we put our bowling shirts on, eat pizza and bowl all night.
    My Resolution is to lose weight and exercise more.
    Our favorite snack is yogurt with granola.

  329. Doreen says:

    We love to play monopoly and eat ketchup spiced popcorn. My New’s Years Resolution is to stay healthy.

  330. Kobi Hendrix says:

    Family thing to do is to cook meals together
    New Years Resolution is to get more exercise

    Cereal bars

    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
    • 1/2 cup peanut butter
    • 3 cups whole wheat flakes
    • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces

    In large saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter.

    Bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Cook and stir till brown sugar is dissolved and mixture is well blended.

    Remove from heat. Stir in wheat flakes and chocolate pieces.

    Spread in a greased 8 x 8 x 2-inch pan; chill till firm. Cut into bars. Store in a tightly covered container.

  331. Gianna says:

    1) Your favorite family thing to do
    Travel together.
    2) A fun snack recipe
    Tortilla pizzas.
    3) Your New Years Resolution.
    I don’t make them.

  332. Geoff K says:

    (1) My favorite family thing to do is karaoke – my sister bought a machine a couple years ago and now we do it for hours at each family gathering and party!
    (2) Our favorite snack is my mom’s pretzel salad, which is simply a mish-mash of the following ingredients: frozen strawberries, strawberry jello, plain cream cheese, whipped cream, and, of course, broken up thin pretzels. Sounds like an odd combo, but it really is delicious.
    (3) My new year’s resolution is to work on maintaining a positive attitude and holding my temper, to take time to appreciate life more, and to just remind myself to breathe and take things slow every once in a while.

  333. Amy Griffin says:

    We love to have our family Wii nights, we only play 4 player games so everyone gets to play at all times.

    We love to make our special “Chinese meatballs” It’s so easy and the whole family loves it. We just buy a package of frozen meatballs and let it simmer in a crock pot with sweet & sour sauce and barbeque sauce. Very Yummy!

    My resolution is to live a greener life. I want to recycle more, I want to reuse everything that I can. And I want to learn how to make things at home using natural ingredients.

  334. Kayce C says:

    I love to write. I like Chex mix, and I plan to finish school in 2009.

  335. joanna smith says:

    Our favorite family activity and thing to do together is go to the beach and enjoy some quality family time together. We live on a lake so going to the beach is easy for us and we enjoy all kinds of water activities such as swimming, sailing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing and water sport games like Marco Polo. We also enjoy relaxing on the beach building sand castles or throwing a frisbee around. To me, this is down to earth family fun and we have built many memories with our children doing this.

    A fun snack recipe is throwing together peanuts, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, raisins, yogurt raisins, banana chips chocolate chips and mixing it all up in a bowl and eating it! We are always throwing together our own idea of trail mix and it is not only delicious, but healthy for everyone in the family to snack on.

    My own personal New Years Resolution is to be more patient with our 3 children. I never show them when I feel impatient, or frustrated, but inside of me, I can feel my nerves building up and sometimes so much so that I make myself a little “sick”. In the coming year I am going to try and not let things get to me, take my time a little more, and just be more laid back about everything. I think it will make me enjoy life and my family much, much more!

  336. Michelle S. says:

    My favorite family thing to do is playing board games with our children every Saturday night.

    My families favorite snack is Rotel cheese dip. You just melt 1 lb. of velveeta cheese and stir in 1 can of Rotel. We like Doritos with it.

    My New Years resolution is to lose at least 15 pounds- I’ll have to cut back on the Rotel cheese dip, lol.

  337. Janet says:

    Game:scrabble Fun Snack:celery and french onion dip Resolution: lose wt.

  338. Tina Harris says:

    We play ALOT of games as a family. Favorite snack- 8oz. jar of salsa, one bar of softned creme cheese. Mix well, maybe throw in some cheese and warm it up. Either way its great and a yummy treat.

    Resolution- cut down on things and live a more basic life.

  339. Ann says:

    Favorite family thing to do:
    Once a week we go for a hike. We started this late spring/early summer because of my bad back, we have continued it for my health and because we have had a blast. During these walks we have had the best conversations and we have done a ton of exploring together. What started out bad (my back) has turned into something wonderful.

    Our favorite snack is popcorn drizzled with chocolate (milk or white chocolate) and sprinkles. It is sooooo yummy, fun and easy to make. The sprinkles just gives it that eyes pleasing fun color. The recipe is easy:
    Melted Chocolate (you can either drizzle straight from the pan or use a spoon, I use my favorite wooden spoon as it seems to hold the chocolate better and strings it along the popcorn)
    Sprinkles, colored, fun ones.

    New Years Resolution:
    I want to smile more. I want to remind myself that I just cannot possibly change some things or some people so I just have to make sure I am happy. Someone commented recently that they haven’t seen me smile in a while so yes, that is my new years resolution. Stop stressing, start smiling.

    Thank you for the chance to win this nice prize.
    Happy New Years 2009 to you and yours DoubleBugs!

  340. Sarah Z says:

    1) My daughter and I love to play games, whether it is Uno or a board game or cards!
    2) The newest thing we love is popcorn with M&Ms mixed in them.
    3) Start running!

  341. melissa says:

    my favorite family activity is playing poker. we are all extremely competitive and it is so much fun playing against each other! new years resolution is to keep in touch with friends.
    here is my chocolate fudge recipe…
    8oz semi sweet chocolate
    14oz condensed milk
    2tsp vanilla
    microwave chocolate and milk together 2-3 min.
    stir until chocolate is melted, blend in vanilla.
    spread fudge into 8in square pan.
    refrigerate 2 hours.
    cut into squares and enjoy!

  342. Randy says:

    We play Pictionary.
    We eat oysters.
    I resolve to get more excercise with my family.

  343. Elizabeth Ray says:

    PLay Cranium Family Fun. Snack on popcorn wixed with melted peanut butter. Resolution – stick to the diet and exercise more. (So much for the peanut butter popcorn for me.)

  344. Sonya Allstun says:

    Our favorite family thing to do is to go fishing

  345. Leannepit says:

    My New Year’s Resolution is to eat healthier and lose weight.
    Our favorite snack is Nachos with melted cheddar on top.
    Risk is one of our favorite board games.

  346. Amy Kincade says:

    On New Year’s Eve, my family gathers at my house, and we have a party. Our main event is Uno until 3 or 4 am.

  347. judy chapman says:

    Our favorite thing to do as a family is go to the beach, our favorite snack is peanut butter on crackers and apple slices. My New Year’s Resolution is to worry less and appreciate more.

  348. Kris says:

    Our family likes to play cards or dominoes on game night. One of our favorite snacks is a tasty dip called “Texas Caviar”. Take 2 cans blackeyed peas, 1 purple onion chopped, 2 tomatoes chopped, 2 avocados chopped, cilantro, chopped & 8 oz. Catalina dressing – mix well, chill and then serve with Fritos.

  349. Kathleen Riley says:

    My favorite family thing to do is family fun night. We play board and card games and then watch the ball drop on TV.
    My favorite snack is Meatballs Alfredo.
    Bag of Frozen Meatballs
    Jar of Alfredo Sauce
    Heat for a few hours in crock pot
    Everyone thinks they are wonderful and don’t know I only opened a bag and a jar!

    My New Year’s Resolution is lose weight and to spend more quality time with my family.

  350. Debbie B. says:

    My family enjoys playing dominos!

    my new years resolution is to lose weight!

    Sausage bread – brown a pound of jimmy dean sausage & drain; melt 1/2 of a box of velveeta into the sausage – take a loaf of french bread and slice it through the middle. put the sausage mixture inside the middle of the french bread. Wrap in foil and heat at 350 til warm through. (my daughter loves this!)

  351. Eva Blackman says:

    Game: Scrabble! We play for hours!
    Snack: Chocolate covered Frito’s! Sounds funky, but GOOD! Just melt some semi sweet or milk chocolate chips with a tablespoon of butter and pour over fritos. Shape into small “balls” and put in the fridge for an hour or two. Enjoy!
    Resolution: to get more exercise! I think we’ll start going to the roller rink! FUN!

  352. Amy W says:

    Our favorite family activity is watching a DVD together.

    I think our favorite snack would have to be popcorn.

    My husband and I both are vowing to lose weight and get more exercise this year!


  353. Susan Johnson says:

    We always play our own version of trivial pursuit, usually just random questions about any thing (from tv to local attractions to weather to pets) while walking one of our many woodland trails (or cross country skiing, depending on the time of year).

    I try not to make any unreasonable new year’s resolutions – this year’s is to eat healthier and trying to find ways of sneaking in healthier food for my family!

  354. Carol says:

    We love watching a video together. Make pretzel rod specials.
    Melt chocolate bars (about five)
    roll pretzel rods in chocolate when it cools a little
    roll chocolate covered pretzel rods in nuts or crushed M& M’s
    you can roll the pretzels in your favorite things.

  355. Helen says:

    We have both family game night and family movie night once a week.

    I resolve to walk the dog every day.

    Dream Bars
    Serves 8

    1/2 cups butter
    1 cups graham cracker crumbs
    6 ounces Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels melted
    1 cups coconut, flaked
    1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
    1 cup nuts, chopped

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
    Melt butter in a 9” x 9” pan in oven.
    After butter has melted remove pan from oven and add graham cracker crumbs. Press graham cracker crumbs evenly on the bottom of the pan.

    Next, spread the chocolate chips evenly on top of the graham cracker crumbs and finish with the flaked coconut.

    Then pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the coconut and sprinkle chopped nuts on top.

    Bake for 30 minutes.
    Cool before cutting into squares

  356. Candie L says:

    1. We received a Disney DVD pictionary game for Christmas. We have already spent hours playing it.
    2. Our favorite snack is a bag of popcorn. I then stand back and shake Lawrys and salt over it.
    3. New Year’s Resolution- Be more finanicially responsible

  357. Donna K says:

    Welike to have a family movie night. Our favorate snack is popcorn. I want to get in better shape.

  358. Susanne Troop says:

    Favorite family thing to do…play Mexican Train.
    Fun snack…popcorn
    Resolution…to lose weight and get fit

  359. Debra B says:

    when we have weekly movie nite I will put out easy snacks like cheese/crackers/ nachos/salsa or the occasional french bread pizza, and my resolution this year is to get in shape & lose a few pounds, Thanks for the fantastic giveaway

  360. Terri L says:

    We enjoy games but are movie buffs as well. Most weekends and holidays you will find us curled up in the living room with a rented movie. A favorite snack of ours is a simple taco dip or sour cream, cream cheese and taco seasoning. With chips, of course.

  361. JoAnn says:

    My favorite family tradition is playing card games. We started this tradition when we were younger and now that we’re older and have families of our own, we still try to get together for cards and fun once a month.

    One of our favorite treats are sweet little snacks called birds nests:

    1 bag chocolate chips
    1 bag butterscotch chips
    1 large bag Lachoy chow mein noodles

    Melt chocolate & butterscotch chips in a double boiler. once melted, add chow mein noodles. Mix until the noodles are fully covered. Drop by the teaspoon full onto a cookie sheet covered in waxed paper. Put in the freezer until set. Return to room temperature to enjoy.

    My new years resolution is to spend more time with my family now that we’ve moved so they’re near by.

  362. Marcy Strahan says:

    Favorite Family thing to do is BBQ outside or have a crawfish boil.
    Favorite snack: Sugar free Icecream with fresh strawberries or a Milkshake with Dryer’s Sugar free fat free icecream.
    New Year’s Promise…….try to spend more quality time with family, loose weight, read more books, get a better car.

  363. Barb Wild says:

    Nothing, and im really depressed about it! Id like to eat with my kids, but they are in college now. I like to take walks with the kdis and sit on the beach and i want to learn to throw things OUT this year./.

  364. Charlene Kuser says:

    We love to play Scrabble.
    Fun Snack:CARAMEL CORN
    2 cups brown sugar

    2 sticks margarine

    1/2 cup dark corn syrup

    1 tsp salt

    1/2 tsp margarine

    1/2 tsp baking soda

    8-quarts popped popcorn

    Cook brown sugar, 2 sticks margarine, corn syrup, and salt until melted. Boil 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Add 1/2 tsp margarine. Add baking soda; pour over popped corn. Stir well to coat all the corn. Bake in two cake pans or large roasting pan at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread out on waxed paper to cool.
    New Years Resolution:
    To make the best of every moment

  365. Heather C says:

    Favorite thing to do: go to the beach and build sand castles.
    Favorite snack: cucumbers and hummus, and maybe some tabouleh, too. Good and healthy!
    Resolutions: walk daily, start working on my book and spend more time with family.
    Thanks! Great prize!

  366. Lily Kwan says:

    My favorite family thing to do is to eat out. A fun snack recipe is Ants on a Stick. You can spread peanut butter on a celery stalk and put raisins on top. My New Years resolution is to find a new job.

  367. kerri r says:

    our fav thing to do is playing wii games together we compete against eachother

    our fav snack is cheese dip we use velvetta and salsa microwave for 5 min then add hambuger and we love it
    my resoultion is to quit spending money foolishly

  368. A Casson says:

    Family game night together.

    Chex mix with Dried Apricots and Mini marshmallows

    Resolution- To spend more quality time with the family together

  369. Cherie R. says:

    Our favorite thing to do as a family is to play card games such as Uno, Phase 10, canasta etc.

    Our favorite snack is velveeta cheese mixed with no bean chili and microwaved as a dip for tortilla chips.

    My New Years Resolution is to begin exercising, and to do as many fun things as I can with the kids.

  370. natalie p. says:

    we make pasta and watch the game on new years day. we are resolving to quit smoking and get in better shape this year.

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