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I love this time of the football season! Not only do I enjoy watching the games, but I love football parties!  Walmart and DiGiorno make it really easy for me to host the best game time party!

 

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Do you know what a bowl of chips biggest fear is?  Pizza!

The bowl of chips gets sidelined every time (pun intended).

 

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Prep for the game time party was so easy! I just headed over to my local Walmart where there was a huge selection of DiGiorno pizza to choose from.  Whether you’re looking for cheese, supreme or anything in between DiGiorno has you covered. They even have different crusts to choose from and more!

 

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Check out Walmart’s amazing rollback price! $4.50 for a pizza!  We went with the rising crust and it was so delicious. We are huge fans of their bold new sauce.  The big hit was the three meat rising crust.

 

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It was so easy to prepare.  All you have to do is preheat the oven, bake for approximately 24 minutes, and enjoy!  It came out perfectly cooked and delicious!

 

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Whether their team was winning or losing all my friends enjoyed their pizza.  Even little Megan loved it.   Serving pizza requires minimal prep and your guests can run into the kitchen to get another piece during the commercials. You don’t even need to be sitting at the table and you can totally cheer and hold your pizza at the same time!

 

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Pizza is perfect for any generation.  Whether you’re 6 or 60, pizza is delicious. Everyone was thrilled with what we served and very impressed at the taste and quality.

 

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It’s also fun to just hang out with friends and enjoy pizza after the game.  We had such a great day! So whether you’re planning a party at your home or you are bringing food to someone else’s party, DiGiorno pizza is the perfect choice!

Pinstripes – Restaurant Review

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PINSTRIPES is a unique dining and entertainment venue. Their distinctive dining and entertainment venues feature a bistro with exceptional Italian/American cuisine and wine; bowling and bocce; a year-round outdoor patio and fire pit; and event space/party rooms accommodating 20-600 people (weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, anniversaries and more!). Enjoy lunch or dinner, private parties, weekend live blues and jazz, wine dinners, mom & tot play dates, clubs and leagues and other exciting promotions.

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My husband and I had dinner at the Edina, MN location (that we received for review).  This is the coolest idea!   You can get a great meal and bowl in their posh bowling alley. They have comfortable leather couches with tables to enjoy the food while bowling. They also have a bocce ball area!

When we walked into Pinstripes we were greeted by Brent. He was very friendly and helpful.  I was really excited that they offered a gluten free menu! I really miss pizza and pasta.

Our waiter, James, was very friendly as well. He even helped my husband pick out a beer to compliment his dinner choice.  They serve local beers and have a huge selection of wine. All of their food is made fresh at the restaurant.  They started us off with bread and dipping sauce. They had delicious gluten free flat bread.  The sauce was amazing and I kept it to dip my pizza crust in :)

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The food was fantastic! I got the gluten free Grilled Vegetable Pizza. It was loaded with fresh veggies.  My husband got the Seafood Linguini that was loaded with crab, mussels, and grilled shrimp.  Everything tasted so fresh.

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Dessert was also amazing. I had the gluten free chocolate cake. The cake had a fudgey consistency and the homemade whipped topping tasted great with it.  My husband got the creme brulee. I am not usually a fan of creme brulee, but the custard was delicious! When we thanked the chef, Nelson, he was very modest and gracious. He took pride in the quality of his dishes.

The whole restaurant setting is open and posh, very inviting. It’s a great place to go on a casual date or a night out on the town. They have a whole second floor dedicated to private parties such as baby showers, wedding receptions, birthday parties, business parties, and more!

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You can also eat outside around the firepit! I just love the atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

 

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Tasty Tuesday – Garbanzo Bean Salad

 

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Garbanzo Bean Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 1 and 1/2 cucumbers (chopped)
  • 1 and 1/2 tomatoes (chopped and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup oregano (fresh, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Directions:
  1. Rinse Garbazno Beans well and drain, set aside.
  2. Mix EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar together and toss with garbanzo beans
  3. Mix in cucumbers and tomatoes
  4. Toss Salad
  5. Top with goat cheese and oregano

I like more balsamic vinegar on mine, but I’ve found not everyone else does ;)

Enjoy!

Find all our Gluten Free Recipes here

Tasty Tuesday – Roasted Eggplant

 

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Ingredients:

1 Eggplant
4 tablespoons Goat Cheese
4 tablespoons sour cream
1 pomegranate
1Lemon
1 teaspoon Thyme

Directions:

1)Slice eggplant in half, score the flesh pretty deeply with the tip of your knife in a cross-hatch pattern. Don’t cut all the way through to the skin (keep your cuts fairly large)
2)Press on the edges of the halves to open the cuts and sprinkle kosher salt over the surface and into the cuts. Let the eggplant sit cut side up for about 30 minutes while the salt draws out the water. (gently squeeze out water in the sink )
3)Preheat oven heat the oven to 400 degrees. Gently rub olive oil on eggplant and place in oven for 30 to 40 mins or until fork tender
4) Mix sour cream, juice of one lemon, and thyme all in one bowl
5) Take apart pomegranate and place seeds in a bowl.
6) Place goat cheese on top of cooked eggplant
7) Spoon on sour cream mixture and pomegranates on top.

 

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Ingredients
  • 1 Eggplant
  • 4 tablespoons Goat Cheese
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
Instructions
  1. )Slice eggplant in half, score the flesh pretty deeply with the tip of your knife in a cross-hatch pattern. Don’t cut all the way through to the skin (keep your cuts fairly large)
  2. )Press on the edges of the halves to open the cuts and sprinkle kosher salt over the surface and into the cuts. Let the eggplant sit cut side up for about 30 minutes while the salt draws out the water. (gently squeeze out water in the sink )
  3. )Preheat oven heat the oven to 400 degrees. Gently rub olive oil on eggplant and place in oven for 30 to 40 mins or until fork tender
  4. ) Mix sour cream, juice of one lemon, and thyme all in one bowl
  5. ) Take apart pomegranate and place seeds in a bowl.
  6. ) Place goat cheese on top of cooked eggplant
  7. ) Spoon on sour cream mixture and pomegranates on top.

 

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Pretzel Crisps

Pretzel Crisps – Rethink your pretzel!

Pretzel Crisps are thin and crunchy like potato chips but have half the calories and none of the fat!

*These are not gluten free.

 

It was an exciting day when our Pretzel Crisps arrived! We were able to try out their Deli Style Flavors (Original, Garlic Parmesan, Buffalo Wing, Everything, Sesame, Jalapeno Jack, and Chipotle Cheddar).  My husband’s favorites were the Chipotle Cheddar and the Garlic Parmesan.

The Chipotle  flavor had a spicy kick from Chipotle, combined with a sharp cheddar.  The Garlic Parmesan are a zingy twist on an old favorite, with great gourmet taste from naturally wholesome ingredients. The best part of the pretzel – that satisfying flavor and crunch – is crispy thin and baked with a light, savory garlic flavor for big flavor in a light, crispy snack.

He enjoyed all of the flavors by themselves and in hummus.  I like that they are much healthier for him!

The munchkins also enjoyed them.  They’re favorite was the original and they liked that it was more of a “chip” style rather than the same old pretzel sticks.

We’ve already purchased more!

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Farm Rich Review & Giveaway

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Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks

We had the opportunity to sample the Marinara Stuffed Mozzarella sticks (these are NOT gluten free).  My husband and the munchkins really like them!  These are so easy to make and they come in a resealable bag if you’re only making a few for a snack.  I also love the fact that the marinara sauce is in the sticks!  It’s not as messy as “dunking”.  They have tons of flavors too!  Cheese sticks, pizza slices, meatballs, stuffed mushrooms, and jalapeno poppers are just a few of their products.  These are also great for parties!

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