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March’s Food & Drink Product Roundup 2016

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a Food & Drink Product Roundup on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

Colman's Mustard Powder, 4 Ounce Colman’s history dates back to 1814, a time when King George III was on the throne and Wellington was preparing to defeat Napoleon at Waterloo. Auspicious times…but enough European history already! The most important fact to remember about 1814 was that Jeremiah Colman took over a mustard manufacturing business and mustard in England was never to be the same again. With the zesty blend of high-quality brown mustard seeds (Brassica Juncea) and white mustard seeds (Sinapis Alba) grown and harvested locally around Norwich, Colman’s transcended to be much more than a condiment – it was a bold and spicy staple that captured the hearts and taste buds of a country. For nearly 200 years we have delivered the finest quality, gourmet spicy mustard, from farm to table, with a fresh and fiery kick that speaks to our time-honored process of mustard making.

Kiss Me Organics: Dandelion Root Tea• Supports healthy digestion, kidney health and liver function. Assists detoxification of liver and kidneys and promotes healthy digestion for maximum nutrient absorption and improved physical and cognitive function.
• Nutrient rich and raw to provide more vital minerals and vitamins to your body than roasted Dandelion root.
• Rich in Vitamins A, C, D, B-complex, Iron, Potassium and Zinc which supports mood stability, healthy liver and strengthened immune system.
• Delicious Hibiscus and Cinnamon flavor that enhances the earthiness and adds a hint of flowery sweetness to every cup. Hibiscus can help to regulate blood pressure and Cinnamon can promote stable blood sugar and reduce bad cholesterol.

Ham, carrot & pickle roll ups. Spread cream cheese evenly over ham. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese evenly over cream cheese. Place a thin sliced pickle or carrot or both end to end. Starting at edge with pickle, carrot or both roll up ham. These are ready to serve. My family loves these. Thanks to Vlasic for providing me with the pickles for my wraps.

Vlasic Pickles Wraps

Bauli Croissant SnacksLike Bauli’s holiday Pandoro and Panettone, the Bauli croissants are made using a “mother dough.” Water and flour are progressively added to this nucleus to create a croissant dough with natural yeast instead of chemical additives, allowing it to rise naturally.

After 18 hours of natural leavening, the croissants are soft and flavorful with a delicious aroma.

They also stay fresh for much longer than most bread or cakes, without any preservatives inside.

New England Breakfast Gift Basket DeluxeNew England is known for its hearty breakfasts that boast fresh and wholesome foods. And with this delightful arrangement, a classic morning meal from the North Country can be enjoyed anywhere at any time. Inside a gorgeous basket, your recipient will discover delicious foods, like Maine’s juiciest blueberries, New Hampshire’s sweetest maple syrup, and Broadbent’s hickory-smoked pepper bacon, creating a lovely gift that’s guaranteed to make any morning unforgettable.

Sour Jacks WildberryGet jacked up with the awesome mouth-puckering sour power of sour jacks wild-berry, and rev-up your taste buds. They’re chewy, sour and sweet, all-in-one great candy. Sour jacks America’s favorite movie candy.

Deep River ChipsThe folks at Deep River Snacks are enthusiastic about offering the best tasting all natural gourmet snacks. Open up a bag and you’ll be a fan forever!

Enjoy Life PlentilsWhat makes this great-tasting snack so unique? From ancient times to the present, the lentil has proven to be one of the best sources of plant-based protein. This legume is a staple in diets throughout the world, but leave it to Enjoy Life to capture the essence of its all-natural goodness. This chip’s unique recipe results in a protein-packed, crunchy experience, bursting with flavor as you savor a great-tasting “better-for-you” chip.

Ruby Rockets Orbit Orange Veggie and Fruit PopsAt Ruby Rockets, we believe in taking Mother Natures best vegetables and fruits and combining them into a cool new kind of snack kids totally love…as will you. Each one of our healthful, yummy pops is made with a delightful blend of over 70 percent organic veggies and fruits–we never use additives or added sugar, and we never will. And to one up Mother Nature, we added in healthy probiotics too Jam-packed with amazing flavors, Ruby Rockets is a sweet, cool snack that is better than good, its good for you. Orbit Orange is a sweet, sunny combination of organic oranges, sweet potatoes, carrots, lemons, and strawberries Rich in Vitamins A and C With healthy probiotics for an extra boost GMO-free, dairy-free and gluten-free

Entenmann's Little Bites 5 ct Chocolate Chip Muffins 8.25 oz• Kosher dairy.
• 0g trans fat; good source of calcium.
• No high fructose corn syrup.
• Made with real chocolate.
Mega-chocolatey mini-muffins, perfect for when you’re on the go.

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Mom’s All Homemade 4th of July Cookout

Table all setMy mom loves to cook and bake. When ever there is a holiday my mom will have us over for dinner. Everything my mom makes is all homemade and you can taste it. This time my mom had my extra camera and did step by step pictures, so I could do a post on my site. The following is all pretty much my mom's work. I am just putting the post together for her. My mom will show you how to make Potato salad, Macaroni salad, Pistachio pudding salad and quick and easy corn on the cob.

Potatoe Salad6 to 8 Potatoes boiled in their skins — cool to room temperature then refrigerate in their skins ( this keeps the starch in the potatoes )
6 to 8 eggs boiled, peeled refrigerated

Salad saucePotato Salad:
Peel potatoes and cube
Slice eggs in half, put yokes in food processor for silky smooth sauce (keep 2 eggs to slice over top of the finished salad)
pulse the yokes till they are fine crumbles then add:
1 cup mayo
2 tablespoons mustard
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Pulse to combine into a silky sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Add sliced celery, radishes and minced onions to taste. I like a lot of veggies so I slice at least 4 or 5 ribs of celery, 3 radishes and I mince up about 1/2 onion really fine so my picky daughter cannot see it!!
Gently stir all together in a really big bowl – slice the 2 remaining eggs and lay on top then sprinkle with paprika

Potato SaladMacaroni Salad:
Same sauce as for potato salad
Boil 1 – 16oz. box of any shape pasta and cool ( do not rinse ) We need the starch on the pasta.
Boil eggs, peel and refrigerate then follow steps as above
I add the same veggies as for potato salad, then add 1/2 pound of cubed ham and 1/4 pound of cubed Colby/Jack cheese
Stir gently and top with slice eggs, dust with paprika

Macaroni SaladKeeping the starch in the potatoes and on the pasta helps to prevent the salads from getting watery. Remember: if you have a picky eater that you must chop the veggies very small, my picky girl is 34 years old and hates her veggies !! Hope you enjoy these.

Pistachio Pudding SaladPistachio Pudding Salad:
1 small box instant pistachio pudding mixed well with 1  lg.can of crushed pineapple and the juice
than add 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, a large amount ( 1/2 bag) of mini marshmallows multi colored is my daughters favorite and 8oz. of cool whip. Stir gently and put in serving vessel. For those of us old enough – this used to be called the WATERGATE SALAD.

Pistachio Pudding SaladMicrowave cornNow for the corn on the cob. After you husk your corn and clean it you can wrap it plastic wrap. Make sure to cut strips of paper towel for easy opening. Do not, I repeat DO NOT put butter on the corn. If you do the plastic wrap will melt. After your corn is all wrapped you can put it in the microwave. You microwave for 3 minutes then turn it and go for another 3 minutes and then serve. The corn is done to perfection.

microwave cornMom's baked goods

Mom made cup cakes and Blue Berry Buckle

BBQ chickenMom's secret to the perfect BBQ chicken is to par boil it first and while still warm put it in a sealable dish and seal it with your BBQ sauce. When the chicken cools it will suck the sauce in. Then you put it on the grill to warm it up and to give it that grilled taste.

my plateThis was my dinner plate and I had BBQ chicken, grilled pork loin, potato & mac salad.

Mom's plateThis is my mom's dinner plate and she had black stuffed olives.

Hubby & IAfter dinner we went downtown to watch the fireworks. The day was great and I was able to spend quality time with my family and friends

FireworksDowntown in Grand Rapids, Michigan 2014

Thanksgiving 2013

Full ovenMy mom made a huge dinner for Thanksgiving. Here is her full oven . Can you believe how much food there is.

Mom & greenbeanMy mom is getting the green bean casserole out of the oven.  

Turkey butterHere is my mom's cute butter shaped like a turkey.

Turkey cuttingMy mom cooked a turkey breast and it was great.

Ham & OlivesHam wraps and cream cheese stuffed blacked olives

turkeyThe turkey all cut up on the platter I got from Good Cook.

full tableHere is the table full of food. Can you believe my mom made all this food for 5 people. There was Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed potatoes, Squash, Sweet potatoes, Cream Corn, Garvey, Rolls and Cranberry sauce.

Cream cornHere is another shot of the table.

Good Cook $200 Prize PackI want to thank Good Cook for providing me with the Thanksgiving cooking package.

dessertsMy mom really went over board with the Good Cook baking products that I got and she made a bunch of yummy desserts.

Now you can guess we had a bunch of left overs. I can say that the left overs didn't last long in my house as, later on Thanksgiving night a few a of our friends that didn't have a dinner to go to came over and pigged out.

Left overNow there was a few veggies and turkey left and we made a potato casserole with cheese rolls and white turkey gravy with the left overs that we had.

Happy 32 Birthday To My Huband


bday-family-husband-roses-white-navyOn Saturday we went to my parent's house for my husband's birthday dinner. My mom made all of Mike's favs.

Hubby's bday dinnerMy mom made Swiss steak with lots of gravy, scalloped corn, mash potatoes, asparagus, stuffed mushrooms, stuffed black olives and dinner rolls.

Hubbys & I's dinner platesMine & hubby's dinner plates. See the empty mushroom caps on his plate? I gave them to him as I only wanted the stuffing lol See I can share lol


the bday hubby My husband being goofy because he wanted me to stop taking pics. I hope you enjoy this one mom 🙂 Dinner was great and we had plenty of left overs. Also my mom made a huge platter full of Baklava for my husband's birthday, which he over dosed on by eating almost half the platter. Thanks to my parents for making this a special day for us <3

birthday-cards-husband-pink-roses-purpleI hope that my husband has a great birthday. Happy Birthday Babe.