Healthy Chocolate Shake

by Princess Lacey on April 18, 2014| 13 Pageviews

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Healthy Chocolate Shake

Need a chocolate fix?! This is one of my favorite “healthy” milk shakes! My husband modifies this and has to for breakfast a couple times a week.

It’s only a few ingredients but it sure is tasty!

Healthy Chocolate Shake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups chocolate soy milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter

Instructions

  1. In a blender mix together the ice and banana. Once those are combined slowly add in the milk and peanut butter. Mix until smooth!
  2. Enjoy!
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Grilled Asparagus

by Princess Lacey on April 16, 2014| 75 Pageviews

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One of my favorite veggies is asparagus. I’ve tried preparing it many different ways but this is my favorite….and it’s so easy!

First prepare the asparagus by rinsing it off and cutting off the base. I normally cut about an inch off.  If you take a piece and bend it, where it snaps is a good place to cut it.

Place the asparagus on a sheet or 2 of foil. Take a lemon and cut it in half. Take once half and squeeze the juice over the asparagus. Take the other half and slice it and place it on the asparagus.

Spread 1 tablespoon of minced garlic on the asparagus. Add about 1 tablespoon of butter cut into pieces on top of that and sprinkle with salt and pepper. That’s it!

Place on the grill for about 15-20 minutes. You want the asparagus to be tender but still have a little crisp to it!

Enjoy!

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Roman Meal Bread Review

by Princess Allie on April 15, 2014| 77 Pageviews

Roman Meal bread

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

I am extremely excited to share my experience with Roman Meal Bread! I hadn’t enjoyed Roman Meal since I was a child and wow, did the memories come flooding back!

I could taste the freshness with the first bite! Roman Meal has partnered with tons of bakeries nationwide and internationally to provide “baked fresh locally” bread to everyone regardless of location! Roman Meal has a great texture and is ideal for spreading condiments and toppings as it held up without tearing on my attempts at spreading butter and peanut butter! That was one of the biggest selling points for me! Click HERE to enjoy some great Roman Meal Recipes!

Whole Grain STamp

I went ahead and checked out the ingredients even though the packaging clearly stated 100% whole grain, because let’s face it, we must still check! I was pleasantly surprised to see “course whole wheat” as the very first ingredient! Studies have shown whole grain intake may reduce the risk of heart disease, as well as aid in digestion and weight loss!

The smell, texture, and taste were all absolutely spot on for me, so I took a chance and called in the pickiest eater in the house, my 15 year old son who doesn’t deviate from his “brands.”  He reluctantly tasted and asked why have I not always used that bread!  Good question, son!

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Easy Lemon Pepper Shrimp

by Princess Lacey on April 14, 2014| 148 Pageviews

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My 6 year old sometime is a picky eater. She’s not too bad, but sometimes it can be difficult. One thing that I find funny is her favorite foods are pickles, shrimp and steak!

This little girl loves her shrimp! I love that it’s so easy to make. Shrimp thaws quickly and cooks up quick….did I mention it’s tasty!

You can make shrimp gumbo, shrimp and grits, coconut shrimp….now I’m just sounding like Forrest Gump!

This Lemon Pepper Shrimp is one of my favorite ways to prepare shrimp. First, it’s easy. Second, it’s Fast. Third, it taste great!

Easy Lemon Pepper Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 1-1½ lbs raw shrimp
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 lemon
  • Fresh Ground Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the shrimp on a 13x9 pan or a cookie sheet with edges. Put the butter into small pieces and place on top of shrimp. Sprinkle with pepper. Slice up the lemon and put on top of shrimp.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. You can stir it around a few times while cooking.
  3. Serve over rice or pasta!
  4. Enjoy
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Ragú Makes Family Mealtime Easy #NewTraDish

by Consumer Queen on April 10, 2014| 199 Pageviews

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They say the family that eats together stays together. I know I am not the only mom who is constantly on the go and let’s face it, dinner can sometimes get kicked to the bottom of our list of things to do leaving us scrambling at the last minute. On days like those I try to make what I call my semi-homemade recipes. I like to keep certain staples in my pantry that I know that I can pretty much count on to be a key ingredient. Ragú is one of those staples that we can always rely on.

I have two teenagers in my house now and everyday, I keep thinking about how much time I have left with them at home. We have really made it a point to try to eat dinner at the table at least 3 times a week if not more. This gives us time to sit and talk about what’s going on at school or just general conversation. Dinner time is about the only time I can pry all of the electronics away from my family and have a REAL conversation. Ragú​ makes making a meal on those difficult busy days easy and it’s something I can feel good about serving my family. Check out our Spaghetti Boats recipe.

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I can tell you I literally have more than 8 jars of Ragú​ in my pantry right now. From spaghetti tacos, lasagna, chili mac and more, your sure to find something your family will love.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

by Princess Lacey on April 6, 2014| 423 Pageviews

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It feels like it took forever for Spring time to get here but it’s finally here! The sun is shining, trees are budding and peanut butter eggs are on the shelves are the store! I love those eggs so much that I made my own recipe!

I was given this awesome Spring Silicone Bark and Chocolate Mold  along with this cute spatula from Good Cook. It’s perfect for all sorts of fun summer treats! And you can get 25% off if you use code SpringFling!

This recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars is easy to make and will satisfy any sweet tooth! Enjoy!

 

peanut butter chocolate mold

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 2 Cups Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

Instructions

  1. In medium sauce pan over low heat slowly melt 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips and 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil.
  2. Once it's melted pour into the candy mold. Please in freezer to cool
  3. Mix together the peanut butter, sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl. Heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds to make it more spreadable.
  4. Remove the candy mold from freezer and spread the peanut butter mixture over the chocolate layer. Put back in freezer.
  5. Melt the rest of the chocolate and coconut oil the same way as before. Pour the chocolate over the peanut butter layer and put in the freezer to cool.
  6. Once set, remove from freezer and enjoy!
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Wabash Valley Farms Amish Country Popcorn, 2 lbs, Only $10.99!

by Princess Lacey on April 3, 2014| 411 Pageviews

Amish Country Popcorn

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Wabash Valley Farms Amish Country Gourmet Popping Corn, Purple, 2-Pound Bag Only $10.99! This Amish Country Popcorn is the perfect way to enjoy such a tasty treat! The Purple popping corn makes this Amish Country popcorn a sought after delight! Popcorn is a very light weight snack that is super great!

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  • High in fiber and antioxidants
  • Less hulls and packed full of flavor
  • Tender and easy to eat

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“Worm” For Dinner! Easy Recipe, Amazing Taste!

by Princess Lacey on April 2, 2014| 560 Pageviews

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Guest Post from Princess Allie!

Dinner! Easy as 1,2,3! It doesn’t matter if you have yourself or an entire herd of guests to feed! This meal is sure to please! My mom called this “worm” because it doesn’t quite fit horizontal on the cookie sheet so you have to twist it in just a tad making it a “worm” shape! Family, friends, and neighbors would all request this delight! After having my own flock of children, I find this recipe my go-to recipe for a meal that all will enjoy!

You will need your favorite bread recipe, any loaf bread or dinner roll recipe will do!

Aside from the ingredients you will use for your bread recipe, you will also need:

  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • 2-4 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • garlic salt (optional)
  • marinera sauce or ranch for dipping (optional)

PreHeat Oven 350* or whatever your bread recipe calls for.

Prepare your bread recipe just as the instructions state all the way through the rising process.

While the dough is rising, you will need to shred 2-4 cups of shredded cheese. (More if you prefer a ton of cheese).

Use the remaining time to cook your sausage on the stove top breaking apart into small pieces the same way you would for a pizza topping! Drain, then set aside.

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Once your dough has risen, you will simply divide it in half and roll one half out on the counter the same way you would make a pizza crust! I like to lightly dust my counter and rolling pin with flour, although many enjoy using a spritz or two of olive oil. There is no wrong way!

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Once your dough is rolled out, sprinkle the dough with garlic powder or garlic salt (optional), half of the cheese, as well as half of the sausage!

worm 1

Start on one side and loosely roll our dough until it is completely rolled up! you will then pinch in the sides to ensure the cheese stays inside once it is melted!

Sprinkle a little garlic salt or garlic powder on top if you wish.

Place on greased or corn starch sprinkled cookie sheet.

worm 2

Repeat this process with the remaining dough and ingredients.

Bake 30 minutes, then place aluminum foil loosely over the rolls. Cook an additional 10-15 min. or until golden brown.

worm 3

Eat. Enjoy. Pair with a great pot of stew if you wish. We prefer no dipping sauce because it is simple and delightful on it’s own, but you can pair with ranch or marinara if you’d like.

 

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Monkey Bread!

by Princess Lacey on March 31, 2014| 663 Pageviews

monkey bread

The my first experience with Monkey Bread is a funny story. I was a young teenager, I was staying at a friend’s home with a group for a Church function. It had been a busy day and after everyone went to bed a group of us sneaked down stairs to grab a midnight snack. While browsing around we found a pan filled with some strange dough. I remember telling me friend, “oh, I hope that’s not breakfast!” Of course it was….but it was delicious! I had never had it before and although at first it didn’t look appealing it certainly was.

Now this is a family favorite. So easy to make! I hope you enjoy!

Monkey Bread!

Ingredients

  • 3 cans Store bought biscuits
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup butter

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease 12 cup fluted tube cake pan.
  3. In a bowl, mix sugars and cinnamon. In another bowl place the melted butter
  4. Separate dough into a total of 30 biscuits and cut each into quarters.
  5. Dip the dough in the butter and then roll in sugar. Place in pan.Continue until all are down. Pour any remaining butter over the dough.
  6. Bake 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in middle.
  7. Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  8. Turn upside down onto serving plate, pull apart to serve.
  9. Serve warm and enjoy!
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Cheesy Fiesta Chicken with Knorr Sides

by Consumer Queen on March 27, 2014| 890 Pageviews

Knorr Sides

Once the alarm goes off each Monday morning, the weekday rush begins. With school, work, pets and everything in-between, it can be tough for Dollar General shoppers to find time to put a homemade dinner on the table.

The 4-Meal Deal
Thanks to a great offer from Dollar General and Unilever, your Monday through Thursday dinner dilemmas have a solution. Right now Dollar General has Knorr Sides buy 3 get 1 free. Add a few ingredients to a pack of Knorr Sides and you’ll have a delicious and budget-friendly meal on the table in no time! I call these semi-homemade recipes!

Cheesy Fiesta Chicken

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