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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bar-S Foods. All opinions are 100% mine.
One of my favorite things about summer is the food. Okay...let's be honest...one of my favorite things about life in general is food. But back to summer - I love all the foods that come along with the summer season. We invited some friends over for a summer barbeque a few weeks ago and it was a ton of fun! I love it when the kids can play together outside while the adults cook, hang out and eat good food.
We served our favorite Bar-S hotdogs and even cooked Bar-S bacon to crumble over the top.
I went to Chicago a few years ago and fell in love with their style of hot dogs. I am a huge fan of the no ketchup, just mustard idea. The pickle spear also topped it off quite nicely. I also love the bacon/hot dog combo of the sonoran hot dogs I get at the farmers market in Provo. I combined the two ideas together to create my favorite hot dog, which is paired with cheddar cheese, a pickle spear, crumbled bacon and a splash of mustard. What is your favorite thing to put on a hot dog?
You can host your own summer barbeque by going to the Bar-S Facebook page and grabbing a Bar-S Coupon. While you're there, enter the 100 Day of Summer Sweepstakes! All you have to do is comment on their post - they are giving away awesome prizes to help your summer be fantastic all summer long!
Monday, August 11, 2014
This post brought to you by American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable. All opinions are 100% mine.
We had some company stop in unexpectedly so I went to the freezer and popped in a few things I had stocked up before hand. It made last minute entertaining super easy because it required no prep work and everyone was excited and impressed at the variety of snack foods we had to share.
I just pulled out some Ore Ida Onion Rings, Lean Cuisine Monterey Jack Jalapeno Stuffed Pretzels, Bagel Bites, Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt and Mrs Paul's Crunchy Fish Sticks. Within half an hour my friends were impressed and excited and my tummy was just as happy.
Frozen. How Fresh Stays Fresh Freezing naturally pauses inspired recipes made with fresh, quality ingredients and suspends them there until the moment you’re ready to enjoy them, locking in freshness, flavor and nutrients. I love it because I love to be spontaneous and one of the benefits of frozen foods is that it takes out all of the prep work.
Fresh is fantastic, but when I am on a time limit, when deciding between fresh vs frozen, frozen definitely makes life easier. Frozen food is made from real recipes and real ingredients. Freezing is simply a natural pause button that keeps just picked, just baked and just crafted foods at the peak of freshness.
I love to keep both my freezers stocked for those last-minute meals or parties that still impress. I can serve a variety of food with very little work, pleasing all my guests and keeping me free to entertain instead of slave over the stove.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
My late grandma, who was one of my best friends when she was alive, told me a story once before she died. She grew up in a tiny farming town in southeastern Idaho and when she was in grade school she once won a handwriting contest. Her prize was her very own bottle of Listerine. She told me this story well into her 80s and still had the certificate she received for winning. She told me ever since then she had loved Listerine and used it frequently.
It's one of my favorite stories that my Grandma told and since I have bought many a bottle of Listerine, which makes me think of her every time I use it. I love how clean and fresh it makes my mouth feel. The only problem is that once it is tucked into a cabinet in the bathroom I often forget to use it.
That is one reason I was so excited to see that for a limited time Listerine is offering bottles in a cute chevron print! Now I can encorporate this fun design into my bathroom decor and leave it right on the counter, which will make it much easier to remember to use.
This new chevron-print design is offered in four flavors: Cool Mint, Fresh Mint, Arctic Mint & Fresh Citrus. (Fresh Mint is my personal favorite,) Did you know Listerine is the #1 dentist recommended brand and gives you a cleaner healthier mouth? It's only offered for a limited time and exclusive at Target! Save Now with Target Cartwheel and get yours today!
Thursday, July 31, 2014
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable. All opinions are 100% mine.
It's been a crazy summer. We have had company in and out all summer long and between vacations, the extended family getting together and a wedding we have been booked solid since April. To top it off, this month we found out my tiniest one needed surgery to remove a cyst on her chest.
I cannot tell you how convenient it was to have frozen dinners in the freezer all ready to go, making the recovery super easy. I love keeping my freezer stocked with food ready to go because it tastes great and is perfect for the meals that I have to prepare last minute. When I keep fresh produce on hand to throw together, they often go bad and end up being wasted.
There is a promotional effort educating people about the benefits of frozen foods and fresh vs frozen called Frozen. How Fresh Stays Fresh. Freezing naturally pauses inspired recipes made with fresh, quality ingredients and suspends them there until the moment you’re ready to enjoy them, locking in freshness, flavor and nutrients. It makes it super convenient to have delicious food on hand all the time without having a small window to use it in.
I was thrilled when we got home from surgery I didn't have to cook a whole meal and could just pop a delicious FRESCHETTA® pizza in the oven. My whole family loved it.
We have had a lot of company lately. A LOT. I love creating a bed-and-breakfast type atmosphere and cooking breakfast for my guests when they stay. However, sometimes life is crazy and it's not doable to cook a big breakfast every morning. For example, the morning after I got back from a 2-day trip to Idaho I went to bed at 2 am and woke up to guests. Another morning I was rushing to get my kids ready for church. Each time I still wanted to give my guests a hot breakfast but just didn't have the time to make it work.
Frozen breakfasts came to the rescue!!! I can pop a couple of eggos in the toaster and top with fresh fruit and whipped cream and it is still a breakfast that impresses with literally five minutes of work.
My kids think that Toaster Strudels are the best thing that has ever happened to breakfast.
Another morning I used a Jimmy Dean sausage breakfast skillet kit and with almost no work and very little time had an amazing breakfast my guests were raving about.
So stock up your freezer today and take advantage of the benefits of frozen foods.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of White Cloud . All opinions are 100% mine.
I'm always on the lookout for a great deal. I do what I can to save money but when it comes to some things (macaroni and cheese instance) it's not worth it to me to save a little bit of money to sacrifice on a lot of quality.
Toilet paper is one of those things for me. We buy nice toilet paper. We probably should buy the cheap stuff, especially now that we have kids who help themselves to it, but we don't. That's why I was so excited to hear about White Cloud toilet paper and their Coupon on Facebook.
White Cloud has the quality I am used to at a fraction of the cost. In fact, I can get 16 rolls of White Cloud for the same price as 12 rolls of the Quilted Northern I usually buy. The new 3-ply is softer and thicker, and the new quilted pattern provides a premium look and feel. The 2-ply is now stronger and softer. Consumers can use less, making the roll last longer. Premium TP for a fraction of the cost? Sign me up.
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