Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Freebies!

Nivea skin care (Facebook)

Sweepstakes: Kingsford Grilling Pack

Winter weather may sting your toes and bite your nose, but it shouldn’t stop you from grilling outdoors! From now until March 11 (11:59 a.m. PT), all Coalar Bears are invited to share their best winter grilling pictures for a chance to win a grilling pack from Kingsford. See details here
 
Visit www.kingsford.com for details and be sure to follow @Kingsford to enter!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mealtime Magic: Walmart's Favorite Regional Game-Day Recipes

Walmart Fun Fact:
Last year, Walmart sold enough bags of Doritos during the game weekend to provide each of the fans attending the 2015 match up with nearly 30 bags of chips.
 
Favorite Walmart Recipes from Across the Nation:
Walmart.com serves as a great recipe resource for fans across the country. Below are some regional favorites including:
 
·         Midwest: Ruffles Pulled Pork Nachos
·         West: Sweet & Spicy wings
·         Southeast: Tostitos Spicy Shrimp Fritters
·         Southwest: Pepsi & Mustard Pulled Pork      
·         Northeast: Mozzarella Bolettes  

Walmart also has great deals on many entertaining products, including the following currently on Rollback:
Hormel Party Tray – $10.98
9 to 11 oz. bag of Select Frito Lay Chips – 2 for $5
Tostitos Chunky Salsa – $2.98
Velveeta – $5.98
Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies Pack – $2.98
Farm Rich Buffalo Wings or BBQ Boneless Chicken Bites – 2 for $9
Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet ‘n Spicy Barbeque Sauce –  $2.98
Kingsford Match Light Charcoal Briquettes – $9.44
Johnsonville Smoked Sausage Links – $2.98
Arnold Potato Hamburger or Hot Dog Sandwich Rolls (8 count)        


Parenting Pointers: Dating Your Spouse

In marriage it can be hard to find time to put into your relationship. After all, between kids and work, you’re exhausted. In order to have a healthy and happy relationship though, it’s necessary to never stop dating your spouse and never stop treating the relationship like its own being. 
 
April Davis, founder of high end matchmaking service Cupid’s Cronies, cupidscronies.com, said it’s actually good for you to take a break from the kids from time to time, because a break can recharge you and make you a better parent. Davis, who just so happens to be married to a divorce attorney, has many ideas on what you can do on your next date night.
 
Dating can be tough for busy parents – Specifically, married couples who are looking for simple dates they can do at home.

Have a spa night – light some candles and put on the relaxing music. Have an Italian themed night! Make a pizza or pitas and watch an Italian themed movie. Exercise. Not only is it healthy for you, but it’s kind of fun and sexy to work up a sweat with your lover. Play a game – maybe it’s a board game or maybe even a good old fashioned truth or dare session.

Freebies!

Sundown Naturals vitamins (Facebook)

Shopping Savings: Curves

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Casting Call: For the Sake of the Kids

Sweepstakes: Geluxury Slippers

From now and leading up to Valentine’s Day, Geluxury will be giving away one pair of their specially formulated slippers to a Facebook fan each week!

Unlike your everyday slippers, Geluxury's primary purpose is to provide an intense skin repair treatment. Specially formulated to repair even the most difficult skin, Geluxury’s patent-pending SmartGel lining is infused with 7 therapeutic botanical and essential oils:

·         Jojoba Oil to rebuild nail beds and cuticles
·         Grape Seed Oil to improve skin cell health and tone
·         Soybean Oil to even skin tone and smooth skin texture
·         Mineral Oil to prevent moisture loss and soften skin
·         Avocado Oil to decrease the effects of aging
·         Canola Oil to sooth dry, irritated skin
·         Olive Oil to help stimulate skin cell growth
·         Ceramides to seal and protect skin

To enter for the chance to win a pair of your own, simply  become a fan of Geluxury’s Facebook page and leave a comment on that week’s post. New giveaways will go up every Wednesday leading up to Valentine’s Day.

Can’t wait for the winners to be revealed? Get your own Geluxury Slippers at www.geluxury.com. Available in leopard or cuddle cow print for $39.95.

Shopping Savings: Olive Garden

Olive Garden just launched one of its most popular promotions of the year, Four Course Festa Italiana for $12.99. Guests can enjoy Olive Garden’s signature freshly baked breadsticks and unlimited soup or salad, with their choice of a small plate appetizer, entrée and dessert.

·         Start with freshly baked breadsticks and your choice of either unlimited homemade soup or Olive Garden’s famous house salad.
·         Then select one Italian small plate: Chicken Meatballs, Crispy Risotto Bites or Roasted Garlic Hummus.
·         Your choice of entrée: New Asiago Tortelloni with Meat Sauce, Spaghetti with Five Cheese Marinara , Tri-Colored Vegetable Penne with Marinara Sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo*, Smoked Mozzarella Chicken* or Shrimp Alfredo*.
·         Finish the meal with your choice of dolcini: Dark Chocolate Caramel Cream, Limoncello Mousse, Strawberry White Chocolate, Chocolate Mousse or Amaretto Tiramisu.

* premium entrée

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mealtime Magic: Harvestland Recipes

Disclosure: I received complimentary products from Moms Meet to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. 

I recently had the chance to try out all-natural poultry products from Harvestland. All-natural doesn't necessarily mean a whole lot, but their story does explain what they believe. Plus, they offer several organic varieties, and that's what I got. The price was definitely comparable to organic meat - a pretty good value. Around here, they're only sold at Walmart; check the bottom of the site for where you can find them near you.

They have a lot of tasty recipes on their website, and I'd like to share one.

Apple Cheddar Chicken Meatloaves

INGREDIENTS
1 cup shredded smoked Cheddar cheese, divided
1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
1 apple, peeled and grated
1 egg
4 green onions, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pinch allspice
1/4 cup apple butter
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Gently mix the ground chicken with half the Cheddar, the breadcrumbs, apple, egg, green onions, garlic, milk, Parmesan, Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, pepper, salt and allspice. Divide evenly between 8 of the muffin cups.
  3. Spoon some apple butter over each portion and sprinkle with the remaining Cheddar. 
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until an instant read thermometer inserted in the center registers 160°F.
Tips
  1. Use your favorite Cheddar for this recipe. 
  2. Bring these mini meatloaves to a picnic and serve with cornbread.