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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of and Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.


  1. The Happy Housewife
    January 27, 2009 @ 4:54 am

    What a great idea. My kids love these, but I refuse to buy prepackaged breakfast!


  2. Michael
    January 27, 2009 @ 3:21 pm

    Great idea!

    I use bread that’s dried out (or the heels of the loaf that nobody wants to eat) by “food processing” it into bread crumbs to be for a “homemade shake-n-bake” or used as filler in a meatloaf or hamburger patties.

    Does anyone know if you could chop them up and make them into croutons? or would it be better to make croutons out of fresh bread. something tells me that “old, dry bread/buns + light olive oil + italian seasoning + baking at 375F for about 7 minutes” would equal “croutons”

    Anyway – thanks for the french toast tip!


  3. Shynea
    January 27, 2009 @ 6:20 pm

    We definitely have the hard hot dog buns. But instead of being on top of the microwave, they are on top of our refrigerator. I am going to have to try this out. This is a lot cheaper to make then buying a box of the french toast sticks. Thank you for the idea.


  4. Home Ever After
    January 27, 2009 @ 8:18 pm

    @Happy Housewife – Thanks! My weakness is toaster waffles, but I will still only buy those when they’re on sale AND I have a coupon AND they’re almost free! lol


  5. Home Ever After
    January 27, 2009 @ 8:20 pm

    @Michael: Great idea for bread crumbs. It’s painful to throw away hardened bakery items, and if you can find alternative uses for them to save them from the trash- all the better! Not sure about the croutons; perhaps we have a crouton specialist out there reading?



  6. Home Ever After
    January 27, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

    @Shynea: I just can’t justify paying for the frozen french toast sticks! You’re welcome – I hope your kids like the finished product. Thanks for the comment!


  7. Dana
    January 28, 2009 @ 5:29 pm

    Great idea! Another way to use up old bread products is a bread pudding. I have an easy microwavable recipe on my blog, if you’re interested.

    I’ll be trying your french toast sticks soon, though!



  8. Home Ever After
    January 31, 2009 @ 10:55 am

    @Dana – Bread pudding is a great idea, and I love microwavable recipes. Can you leave the link to the recipe? Thanks so much for the tip!


  9. Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free
    February 7, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

    I’ve been dying to try these, just haven’t had any lonely hot dog buns!!

    And, Michael, yes you can make croutons out of hot dog buns or any leftover bread. As a matter of fact I save all the heels off my bread and stick it in the freezer until I have enough to make either bread crumbs for croutons out of. Nice way to use up stuff!

    Thanks for the idea, Homemaker Barbi!


  10. Home Ever After
    February 7, 2009 @ 9:38 pm

    @Phoebe: I love your tip about putting the bread heels in the freezer to make a big batch (and you’re welcome for the french toast idea)!



  11. TheRoosterChick
    October 11, 2009 @ 4:37 pm

    Will be using this tip tomorrow, thanks a lot!


  12. Becky
    November 25, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    Do you know if these can be frozen? Love the idea!


    • Danelle Ice
      November 27, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

      I have never tried freezing them! If you try it, please leave a comment and let everybody know if they were still good or if they got degraded in the process. Thanks!



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