Lightlife: Smart Dogs

Lightlife has been dedicated to making great tasting vegetarian food since 1979. They consider their products "Meat without the Middleman". They have grown over time by sticking to their roots and making all of their products with quality and care. They also really care about their community and the planet, since the very beginning they have contributed 5% of their annual profits to organizations that support a healthier you and a healthier planet.   The Smart Dogs are America's #1 meatless hot dog. They are plant-based and grill-ready. Smart Dogs are Non-GMO Project Verified and certified vegan, they contain 7 grams of protein and only 50 calories per link. The Jumbo Smart Dogs contain 13 grams of protein and only 100 calories per link. One package retails for $2.99-$3.99. Click here to find a store near you where you can purchase your own package of Lightlife Smart Dogs. Check out this yummy recipe using Smart Dogs Created by:  Cindi Avila Lightlife … [Read more...]

Home Fries: Homemade for breakfast

Hey Guys!   Last night I was thinking of what I could make for breakfast and I realized that I had a bag of potatoes in my pantry that were being neglected. So I decided to make some home fries with them. The perfect addition to any breakfast. I started with three russet potatoes I rinsed and peeled them and then cut them into small cubes that look like this: While I was cutting my potatoes I had a pot of water boiling so it would be ready for my potatoes once I was done. I dropped all my cut potatoes into the pot of water and let them cook for 4 minutes. You don't want to cook the potatoes all the way through, you just want them to be half way cooked. While my potatoes were boiling I started a skillet with canola oil on medium to high heat. After the 4 minutes were up, I drained my potatoes and then dried them in a paper towel a bit just to soak up the excess water and so the potatoes wouldn't be soaking wet when I put them in the pain of oil. While the … [Read more...]

Start Your Day with Caza Trail’s Donut Shop Blend K-Cups #MC

 I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sturm Foods, Inc. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating Every mom deserves a little me time, whether it's shopping, reading, gardening, etc. My me time scene looks a little something like this: My favorite tunes playing through the speakers while I sit all warm and cozy in my car before I step out for a long day at work enjoying my favorite cup of joe. Lately, I’ve been drinking Caza Trail's single serve Donut Shop blend and it’s delicious! I love how portable it is, I can toss in a K-Cup just before I head out in the monrings. You can also locate the Donut Shop blend and 24 other Caza Trail varieties on their Amazon page.   How does your me time look? … [Read more...]

Jif Peanut Butter: Most Creative Sandwich Contest, Ends 11/08 #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Jif. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   Sandwich supplies are a must in my household, I can't even began to tell you how many sandwhiches are eaten on a weekly basis around my parts! Our household's personal favorite is the classic Peanut Butter & Jelly with Banana slices made only with Jif of course, yum yum! Right now, Jif is running their Most Creative Sandwich Contest - challenging families across the country to create an original sandwich recipe that includes two tablespoons of your favorite Jif products! Parents with children ages 6-12 can submit their original sandwich for a chance to win a $25,000 college fund and a trip to New York City! I've gotten so many cool new recipes ideas from this contest such as this one I am dying to try out, Peanut Butter Sushi Rolls. The contest ends on 11/08 so hurry and head over and enter for your chance to win, be … [Read more...]

The Manishchewitz Recipe & Holiday Guide Free App

Hey Guys :) The Manischewitz® Company, leader and innovator in Kosher foods, announces the beta version debut of their free Kosher Recipe App  now available for download on all Apple® and Android™ devices.    Notable chefs, cookbook authors, and everyday home cooks submitted hundreds of recipes for the app which spans many occasions including Passover, Chanukah, Thanksgiving, Shabbat, Shavuot  and more.  Other categories of recipes include gluten-free, everyday meals, lunches, side dishes, and desserts. The contributor’s shared many recipes, some of which have been in their family for generations.  In addition to the recipes supplied by home cooks and well-known chefs, all recipes from finalists and winners from all past Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-Off Contests have been included as well. Key App Features Include: All Kosher recipes that use Manischewitz® ingredients Recipes for Holiday and everyday including Chanukah, Thanksgiving, Passover, Shabbat, Shavuot,  4th of … [Read more...]

Success Jasmine Rice: Review & Giveaway, Ends 07/29

**I was sent a box of Success Jasmine Rice for the purpose of this review, however as always all thoughts and opinions remain my own**   Hey Guys, Is there something in life that you've always wanted to try or you tell yourself that one day you are going to try something. I am so like that with a lot of things in life, one of them being stepping outside of the box when it comes to my cooking and the things I use to cook. I've always used just plain old regular white rice, occasionally brown rice but never anything besides those two. So when the opportunity presented itself to try Success Jasmine Rice I was excited because this was one of the things I told myself I would try one day.  About: Success® Thai Jasmine Rice is a fragrant, aromatic or scented long grain rice now available in a boil-in-bag. Grown in the highlands of Thailand for centuries, rain-fed Jasmine Rice was cultivated for the royalty of the kingdom of Siam. Named after the sweet smelling jasmine … [Read more...]

MinuteRice: Minute® Steamers Review & Giveaway, Ends 03/16

Hello There, If there's one thing to know about me it's that I don't particularly enjoy cooking, I like fast quick easy to prepare dinners that are tasty! Hey I'm a busy woman who has no time to stand in front of the stove all day long. After putting in 8 hours of working in a office, I grab the kiddos from after care and then shuttle them around town to basketball practice and dance class. By the time we enter our humble abode it's sometimes close to 8pm! So imagine my excitement when I was contacted to review  the newest product from MinuteRice, Minute® Steamers. Minute® Steamers comes in seven different varieties including:  Whole Grain Brown Rice, White Rice and flavorful mixes such as Whole Grain Brown & Wild with Vegetables, Broccoli and Cheese Rice, Spanish Rice, Fried Rice and Macaroni and Cheese. And the best part is they've even made my life and many others easier by including four ingredient meals with four-Minute Steamers. Cool right? I know, I know … [Read more...]

Bertolli Meal Soups Review & Giveaway!

Hey Guys! I recently had the pleasure of working with Bertolli and trying out one of their newest Meal Soups. Ricotta and Lobster Ravioli in a Seafood Bisque: Ricotta and lobster-filled ravioli with diced celery and carrots in a rich seafood bisque. This was the perfect serving size for me and the hubby :) It was so quick and easy to prepare, all I had to heat it up in the skillet and add a little milk and in less than 10 minutes dinner was served! This is how it looked frozen out of the bag, and this is how it looked when it was done Yummy goodness :) The flavor was so inviting and the taste was amazing and smooth. It had the perfect blend of seasoning and veggies. I could so picture eating this at a restaurant! This newest soup is a great addition to already wonderful flavorful lineup that Bertolli offers. The cost is also reasonable and the products can be purchased in virtually any Super Wal Mart or your local grocery store. How about trying … [Read more...]

Milk Unleashed: Shelf Safe Milk Giveaway #MilkUnleashed

I'll be 100% honest here guys, before receiving an email about this product I had never heard of shelf safe milk before in all my 31 years on this earth. What's wrong with me? Have I been living under a rock or what! I've seen other bloggers talking about how great it is and how they've always drunk it from childhood and I am like WHAT!!! Why have I never heard of such a thing?!?!  Milk Unleashed offers single-serving shelf safe milk that you can grab and go, take them anywhere at anytime! Tips: Sweeten it up naturally by adding a spoon of honey. Add color without sugar by mixing in a drop or two of food coloring. Purple milk! Heat up chocolate milk for hot chocolate instead of those powdery mix packs. Would you like to try it for yourself? Just enter the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win a  Milk Unleashed variety pack consisting of four shelf safe milks (white and chocolate) from one of the following brands picked by random: … [Read more...]

Beef Stew Recipe

Hey Guys! So I know it's summer and it's hotter than I don't know what and I am probably crazy for making a beef stew in the middle of summer but it was so yummy and it was crock pot meal so that made it even easier! I put my concoction of ingredients together into my crock pot let it cook on high for 4-5 hours and made this! I used the following: 1 potatoe, peeled and cubed 1 carrot 2 stalks of celery 1 pound of beef stew meat already cut and ready for you 2 cans of Campbell's beef gravy And to top it off I made some Grand's Biscuits :) yum yum Enjoy! … [Read more...]