Activz – Revolutionize the Way You Eat



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Activz’s new, preservative-free whole-food powder line retains all the nutrition of fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to its patented dehydration process – a method which evaporates only the water molecules while leaving vital nutrients intact. This convenient powder, available in a variety of fruit, vegetable and grass powders, enables you to improve your diet by quickly increasing the nutritional value of any meal.

See the entire Activz line of powders and supplements here.

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I tried the Whole-food multivitamin shake complete. I was excited to try the line because I really liked the list of products they have. I chose this shake because I thought my husband and oldest son would enjoy it too. As a mom I want to give my family good healthy stuff!

I have tried it in a few different flavor smoothies, mixing it with water and with almond milk as well as putting it in my yogurt. I am sorry, I really, really wanted to like this product/flavor but did not. I think its because the taste was too strong? It was very overpowering–too much and not to my liking. My husband agreed but my son loved it all the ways that we have mixed it up.

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Healthy Bones with Garden of Life Giveaway



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Sponsored by: Garden of Life and Hosted by: Powered by Mom

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Garden of Life was founded to help empower others to attain extraordinary health. It is their mission at Garden of Life and the principles behind this mission are carried out by Garden of Life’s innovative health and wellness regimens.
They want to express their sincere gratitude to those who strive to support world health every day—consumers, their employees, physicians, health food store owners and retailers, among others.

How would you like a chance to try these wonderful products? Well our sponsor is generously offering…

THREE lucky readers each get a set of 3 Kind Organics/Garden of Life Products: KIND Vitamin D spray, KIND Plant Calcium and FYI Ultra Ultimate Joint & Cartilage Formula

Giveaway ends 10/18/14 at 11:59 pm ET! Open to US residents 18+ and older.

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Sunset At Hearst Castle



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Sunset At Hearst Castle

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I had the opportunity to visit the central coast of Cali for the Sunset SAVOR the food and wine festival last month.  The opening night was at Hearst Castle.  What a beautiful and magical place.   I loved learning the history behind the castle in their welcome center.

Step back in time to become an honored guest of William Randolph Hearst at his beloved “La Cuesta Encatada”, (Spanish for “The Enchanted Hill”), now known as Hearst Castle. This historic property, once the private summer residence for Mr. Hearst and his longtime paramour Marion Davies, is now a California State Park and elegant landmark of California’s Central Coast. Your experience begins as you step onto the coach that transports you up the gently winding road through Hearst ranchland. Listen to the tales of lavishly hosted retreats at the Castle and stories of the glory days of the 1920s and ’30s. Stepping off the coach, you will be surrounded by stunning gardens, original works of art, and romantic patio alcoves and esplanades.

Meagen Loring, chef and owner of Meagen Loring Catering, presents world-class cuisine for you to enjoy as you listen to live music from the San Luis Jazz Band and dance against the backdrop of Casa Grande, Hearst Castle’s main building. Taste award-winning wines from the Sunset International Wine Competition and make sure to visit guest chef James Siao from the Finch and Fork Restaurant in Santa Barbara.

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Buick provided beautiful cars to take us the 6 miles up the mountain to the castle.  It was a very comfortable and stylish ride up to the castle.

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We could see the castle as we were winding up the road.  I kept thinking about how they must of worked getting the supplies up when they were building it back in the day. It must have been a huge project.

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The project was totally worth it though – it’s breathtaking!  The event was all outside and the Central CA weather was beautiful.  There were so many wines to choose from and they had all won Sunset International Wine Awards.  There was so much food! I enjoyed Pomegranate Braised Lamb Belly, Couscous with Butternut Squash, Crispy Shallots, Raisins and Almonds, and Moroccan Carrot Salad (the carrot salad was amazing!). The Unfinished Terrace Cheese Station by Fromagerie Sophie was very popular.  They had a selection of California and International cheeses and charcuterie. They even had desserts – Pumpkin Pie Trifle with Candied Pecans, Sweet Heat Brownies, and Raspberry Cake.

It was all so delicious.

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The evening included a live band, dancing, food, and socializing all against a gorgeous back drop.

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The castle had amazing views, my favorite was the view of the ocean where you can watch the sunset.

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It was an amazing and memorable night – the perfect way to kick of Sunset’s SAVOR the Central Coast weekend!

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Hill’s Science Diet Pet Prize Pack Giveaway


Hill’s Science Diet Pet Prize Pack Giveaway
Sep 23 – Oct 3, 2014
Open to US

Do you have a furbaby that is part of the family? It is known that healthier pets are healthier lives.  Keep them healthy with this Hill’s Science Diet Pet Prize Pack.

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This month we are celebrating healthier pets in our lives. If you have a dog or a cat, it is our responsibility to ensure that their days are filled not only with good nutrition and regular vet visits, but also a lot of love and playtime with toys and yummy treats.
Games that our pets play are vital for their phsychological and emotional health. Supply your puppy or cat with a toy that is entertaining, has some rattling or squeaky sounds. Better yet, buy them some play stations, cat trees, bungalows which our furry friends love to use to hide and initiate many games in.
To encourage you to bond with your puppy or kitty, we’ve partnered with Hill’s Science Diet to provide you a choice in Dog or Cat prize pack.
DOG Prize Pack Includes

  • Stainless Steel Dog Bowl
  • Bag of Hill’s Science Diet Dental Chews
  • Bag of Hill’s Science Diet dog Treats, and
  • a Healthier Pets, Happier Lives Tote Bag

CAT Prize Pack Includes

  • Laser pointer toy
  • Stainless Steel Cat Bowl
  • Eight MicroCcans of Hill’s Science Diet Grain Free Entrees, and
  • a Healthier Pets, Happier Lives Tote Bag

These little extras bundle for your puppy or kitty would make their day!

Prize – Your Choice of Dog or Cat Prize Bundle
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The Pure Pantry Chocolate Cake Review



*I received a Pure Pantry Chocolate Cake Mix to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.  

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Fall is here and that means the holidays will be rolling in one after the other.  Holidays are great for bringing together people and food. Lots and lots of food.  I’m always thankful that it’s cold and we can bundle up because the winter is when I usually pack on a few pounds.

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I’ve mentioned before that I’m gluten free and that usually means eating before I go to functions or bringing my own dishes.  I had the chance to try a chocolate cake mix from The Pure Pantry.

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It was so easy to make. Just add a few ingredients and bake.  The cake mix itself is gluten free, dairy free, casein free, soy free and nut free.  I did use eggs in the mix but they give you options to keep it gluten free, dairy free, casein free, soy free and nut free.

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I put chocolate chocolate chip frosting on the cake and it was amazing.  The cake is very moist.

The most deliciously moist gluten free chocolate cake you have ever tasted is now available from The Pure Pantry.  Made with sucanat and maple sugar, both natural unrefined sweeteners, and quinoa, sorghum, and brown rice – who would ever guess that a cake that tastes this good would also provide fiber, protein, and anti-oxidants!

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Win an Aikiou Stimulo Cat Activity Center


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 My cat would love this Aikiou Stimulo Cat Activity Center! He would have so much fun.  We’re giving this activity to one lucky reader and their furbaby!

Calling all Cat Lovers!! Mom Does Reviews and her fabulous blogger friends have the purrrfect giveaway for you!

The Aikiou Stimulo (pronounced IQ) activity food center stimulates the felines’ natural intelligence and hunting skills by motivating the cat to solve a series of puzzles to gain access to food.

Ideal for indoor cats or felines with limited access to outdoors or just as a dietary aid or toy, the Stimulo consists of a series of plastic tubes which hold the food and create a challenge for the cat to access its meals or treats.

As well as stimulating the cats’ senses, the Stimulo aids weight control by demanding effort and activity so slowing down the speed of eating.


  • Encourages your pet to eat more slowly, which can stimulate intellect and reduce digestive problems.
  • Features anti-slip base.
  • Tubes can be moved around to change the difficulty level.

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The giveaway:

One lucky reader will win this Aikiou Stimulo Cat Activity Center!

The giveaway is open to US only, 18+

The giveaway ends 9/30 at 1159p est

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What did you do last week? I lost 10 lbs with the help of the Plan Z Diet!



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The month of September has flown by.  I have been incredibly busy and usually have a hard time telling you what I did yesterday let alone the past week.  This week is different though, there’s something that’s made my smile a little bigger and has me walking taller. I have lost 10 pounds! Yes, they’re gone and I’m not looking for them. I do not want them back.

One of the reasons that I’ve been so busy is there have been a lot of fall festivities and group outings. While we’re out my friends and I love taking pictures of each other and the fun we’re having. I was looking at the pictures and had a hard time accepting what I looked like.  I look in the mirror every day when I get dressed and I guess I had convinced myself I wasn’t “that fat”.  Fat is such an ugly word in my opinion, but it’s the truth.  I had to admit to myself I was fat and I didn’t like it.

I started thinking about how I was out of breath when I walked up and down the stairs when doing laundry.  I seemed to be having more back problems too lately.  I know it’s not healthy for my body to have all this extra weight.  I am tired of looking and feeling fat. I decided I needed to do something about it.

I started the Plan Z Diet and it has been amazing! Yes, I have been on diets before and they seem to work in the beginning and then I seem to end up right where I began.  This is completely different because it’s more a lifestyle change.

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This is what I had for lunch the other day.  I love Mexican food and this had so much flavor. I was full at the end of lunch also.  Every diet I have ever been on has had me eat their food or take a pill.  I really love that I am able to eat real food and learn. Yes, it’s great to lose weight, but my issue has always been after the diet when I say “what do I do now?”

This past week along with my weight loss I have learned about portion size.  I have also made some amazingly delicious meals.

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The grilled steak and Balsamic Onions were so good!! The onions have become one of my favorite side dishes.  I even get to have dessert! Now we’re not talking sugary junk, but really good food. I had Apple Raspberry bake the other night and it was like eating warm home made pie. So. Good.

Not only are the recipes (that they give you) amazing, but they support you all along the way.  They want you to succeed and stand behind their Diet.  I receive daily emails with tips and encouragement.  It truly is a lifestyle change.

Are you ready to change your life and lose with me? Do you want more information? Head on over to Plan Z Diet and watch their  video to find out more.

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Win a Slow Cooker Gift Pack from Red Gold



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Fall is just around the corner! We’ve already dropped to the 30’s a few days this past week. I just love the cooler temps, the smells, and the colors of fall. It makes it one of my favorite seasons! We have a fantastic giveaway for you! We’re giving one lucky reader a Slow Cooker Gift Pack from Red Gold! Read on to find out more and good luck!

Fall is the perfect time to get out the slow cooker and enjoy warm meals together as a family. Red Gold wants to help you create those meals by offering delicious recipes that include their wonderful tomato products.

Red Gold has been around since the 1940s growing tomatoes in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, where true seasons positively impact flavor — with just the right angle of the sun, perfect temperature, and soil that seems made for growing tomatoes. Using tomatoes in soups, stews and casseroles may also offer more nutrition than fresh. When tomatoes are heated, the antioxidant lycopene (linked to several health benefits) is released.

Because of this, Red Gold is offering an awesome “2-a-day Crock-Pot® Giveaway! What does this mean? Every day, from September 17 through October 8, on the Red Gold Facebook page they will be giving 2 of their loyal Red Gold fans a Red Gold branded Crock-Pot. That is 44 Crock-Pots in over 3 weeks! In addition, Red Gold will be sharing some new Crock-Pot recipes.

I wanted to share one of these new recipes here so you could get dinner started right away!

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Slow Cooker Spicy Macaroni & Cheese

Servings: 8 | Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 240 minutes
2 cups pasta of choice, uncooked
2 tablespoons butter
8 ounces processed American cheese, cut into cubes
8 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup low fat milk
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (14.5 ounce) can Red Gold® Petite Diced Tomatoes With Green Chilies, drained or 2 (10 ounce) cans Red Gold® Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies , drained

  • Place the uncooked pasta in the bottom of a 3.5-qt. crock pot that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Add the remaining ingredients, except RED GOLD® PETITE DICED TOMATOES with GREEN CHILIES, to the slow cooker and stir until well combined. Cook on LOW for 4 hours.
  • Just before serving add RED GOLD® PETITE DICED TOMATOES with GREEN CHILIES; stir to combine.

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Red Gold is giving one lucky reader a Crock-Pot Gift Pack that includes:

  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can diced w/ green chills
  • 1 diced with lime juice and cilantro
  • 1 diced with garlic and olive oil,
  • Red Gold apron
  • wooden spoon
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Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+. Giveaway runs from September 17 through October 2. Winner will be verified, emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Participating bloggers were not compensation. Bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. Enter through the rafflecopter below. Good Luck!

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Chef Central at the Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast Food & Wine Celebration with Fabio Viviani and Tanya Holland



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I just love good food. I love eating it and I especially love cooking it. There’s something that is so enjoyable to me about cooking a meal from scratch and serving it to my family and friends. Food always seems to bring people together.  I also enjoy watching cooking shows and professional chefs. I am beyond excited to hear from Fabio Viviani and Tanya Holland at the Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast Food & Wine Celebration in just 3 weeks!

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Not only will they be there but Sunset’s Food Editor, Margo True, will all be there. You can meet her and learn tips about how fresh, light meals are a staple of living in the West. Margo will be preparing caramelized tomato bruschetta followed by grilled halibut wrapped in lettuce with black-olive tapenade—two of the many unusual, delicious recipes from Sunset’s new The Great Outdoors Cookbook.

Chef Fabio Viviani grew up in Italy and has started working in a bakery at age 11! I’m very about his Italian Flavors session! We love pasta here. It’s such a great comfort food and you can do so much with it.

Chef Viviani has possessed a passion for food since his childhood growing up in Florence, Italy. As early as age 11, he was working in kitchens in Italy, soaking up the flavors and techniques of his homeland. DIscover some of his favorite recipes from his home kitchens as he shares pesto and pasta techniques.

He’ll also be teaching a session on preparing duck.  My first Christmas at my Mother in Law’s house she had served duck. It was so delicious and I’ve been slightly obsessed with it ever since. I’m looking forward to learning how to make Duck Sausage.

Be prepared for some culinary entertainment! Celebrity Chef, restaurateur, and best sellling cookbook author Viviani, Fan Favorite of Bravo TV “Top Chef” Season 5, “Top Chef All Stars” Season 10 competitor, and star of “Life After Top Chef” takes the stage, bringing Italian flavor to SAVOR. Learn how to make your own Duck Sausage–Fabio-style in this Saturday seminar.

Chef Tanya Holland  the Executive Chef and Owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ in Oakland, CA. Holland is  known for her inventive takes on modern soul food, as well as comfort classics.

I’m very intrigued over her Chicken and Waffles session. I grew up in south Florida, but FL isn’t really the south. I’ve heard about the dish but never tried it.

Join Chef Tanya as she creates Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffles.  This classic combination was allegedly created for jazz musicians who got off work so late, they couldn’t decide between breakfast and dinner and has now become a signature dish at Chef Tanya’s Oakland eatery, Brown Sugar Kitchen.

She is also doing a session on Creole Shrimp and Grits. I’ve had both but never combined them. This is her signature dish so I’m looking forward to learning from her.

Holland is perhaps best known for her role as a host and expert on Soul Food for the “Melting Pot” series on the Food Network. Holland is regularly on the NBC’s Today show and CBS’s The Talk.  Join Chef Tanya as she creates her Brown Sugar Kitchen signature Creole Shrimp and Grits.

This is just a taste of the deliciousness that will be served up at Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast Food & Wine Festival.  Are you coming?!  You can get your tickets here.

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Win Kind Organics His & Hers Multivitamins – 3 Winners


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Vitamins are a helpful way to start the day. We’re giving three lucky readers Kind Organics His & Hers Multivitamins! I take the Hers every morning. Read on to find out more. Good luck!

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For more than 13 years, Garden of Life has been on a mission of Empowering Extraordinary Health through innovation and commitment. Our beliefs are simple—your body craves the nutrition found in food, so our goal is to feed that need with clean, high quality whole-food ingredients, with no synthetic added nutrients, artificial flavors, sweeteners or chemical preservatives.

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Win an OmniPad 7inch Android Tablet and Shake n Take Blender


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Here’s another great giveaway for you! This one has two great prizes which means there will be two winners! AND it’s open world wide, oh yeah! Read on to find out more about our prizes, the OmniPad 7inch Android Tablet and Shake n Take Blender, and how you can win them. Good luck!

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Win a copy of Sunset The Great Outdoors Cookbook



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I really enjoy cooking and bringing great new tastes to my family’s table. This Grilled Chicken dish below was delicious and I found it in my Sunset The Great Outdoors Cookbook. It’s just one of the numerous delicious dishes in the book. There are so many amazing selections. I’m excited to share this book with you and let you know that FIVE of you will be getting the cookbook for yourselves!

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Organized around the places and ways we cook outdoors: the backyard grill, the picnic, the campsite, or the cabin, The Great Outdoors Cookbook draws on the long tradition of cooking and living in the great outdoors. Discover the tradition and evolution of outdoor cooking in the West with stories, quotes, and historical photos from the rich archives of Sunset magazine from camp cooking, dutch oven cooking, pit barbecuing, to today’s fresh, modern, healthy approach to cooking and eating outdoors. With 200+ fresh recipes and 150+ full-color photos, this book has everything readers need to experience the ultimate outdoor cooking adventure – from menu planning and packing tips, to easy step-by-step cooking techniques, from the best advice on supplies and cookers to strategies for eating well and cooking outdoors — that’s all here and so much more. All in celebration of the life lived outdoors.

You can read my full review plus get the recipe for the Grilled Chicken Grilled Chicken with Whisky BBQ, Chili Lime Corn on the Cob and Spicy Slaw she made from the cookbook! We’re giving FIVE lucky readers their own copy of the cookbook. Just enter on the rafflecopter below.  

Two of the co-authors of the Great Outdoors Cookbook, Sunset food editors Margo True and Elaine Johnson, will be demoing recipes from the book at Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast! Here is the info:
Saturday, Sept. 27 & Sunday Sept. 28 @ 11:30 am
*Giveaway is open to the US and Canada. Giveaway ends 9/2/14 at 11:59pm Central time.

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One of my very favorite foods is hot wings. I probably like them a little too much. Every time my husband asks where I want to go to dinner I tell him I want wings.  I love the wing sauce and that I really like that I can eat them with my fingers. They’re great for a meal or a snack. Is there anything not to like about chicken wings? I certainly can’t think of anything.

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This past Sunday I decided to run into Walmart to grab a few things that I needed before heading home after church.  I happened to pass the deli when I walked in. You’ll never guess what they had :)

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Yep, chicken wings! They actually had quite a few choices for a hot meal.  Of course, I gravitated towards the wings. I got the Hot Wings and the General Tso’s wings.  I love that they were hot, fresh and ready. No prep needed. They were perfect to bring home  which was awesome because I was hungry before I even entered the store. I’m really excited about these because football season is here. Wings are the perfect food to eat while watching the big game! They will totally be my #GameTimeHero  It’s also really convenient that they’re hot and ready because you can just run in and grab a few pounds for your next tailgating party!  In fact Walmart is even having some in-store demos happening the weekend of August 29-31. Check and see if there are any demos happening in your area.

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The General Tso’s wings were boneless and the sauce was sweet and spicy.  They were very good and will definitely be a hit with my hubby and his friends.

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My absolute favorite though were the traditional hot wings. Hot wings are always a hit with our game day crowd.  They had a nice spice and had just the right amount of sauce. Yum!

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I was so hungry when I got home that I didn’t want to make any thing special so I paired them with some easy peasy dipping sauces like the Kraft Creamy Italian and the Buttermilk Ranch. My favorite was the Ranch, but they were both great.  I love that it’s so simple. We need to have LOTS of wings for our football gatherings and I can put out a couple of dishes with the dressings.

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Oh my goodness did they hit the spot. In fact, because the prices at the deli were so awesome I got enough wings for dinner too. I told you I really like wings ;)

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I’ve also been on a lime kick.  I’m not sure why, but I’ve been using it a lot with spicy food.  It’s a great ingredient.  I got an idea to use with the ranch. I made a Chipotle Ranch Dip.  I combined a 1/2 cup of ranch, one chipotle pepper in adobe sauce, and the juice of one lime in the food processor. It was super simple.

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The result was delicious!  This dip will definitely be a keeper for game day! The next time you need a hot meal or food to feed some hungry football fans stop by the Walmart Deli and pick up some wings! You can also grab all the ingredients for the Chipotle Ranch Dip there. It seriously took 5 minutes.  What is your favorite dipping sauce for your wings?

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Chipotle Ranch Dip
  • ½ cup of ranch
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce
  • juice of one lime
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
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Win an Azteca Foods & Kroger Prize Pack


Welcome to the Azteca Foods & Kroger Prize Pack Giveaway!
Hosted By: Optimistic Mommy

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Thanks to Azteca Foods & Kroger we’re giving one lucky fan an amazing Prize Pack.  It’s so good that I totally wish I was winning it.  Instead it will go to one awesome reader! Read on to find out more!

With school starting back, you may be looking for easy dinner recipes. Stop by Optimistic Mommy for her Easy Chicken Tortilla recipe featuring Azteca Foods No Preservatives Tortillas! The great folks at Azteca are also providing a great prize pack giveaway, including the following items:

  • $50 Kroger Gift Card
  • Azteca Free Product Coupon
  • Meal Planning Notepad
  • Tupperware Container
  • Dry Erase Wall Calendar Decal

To enter to win this great prize pack, simply use the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends on September 1st at 11:59pm EST. Good luck to all who enter!
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Win a Rock the Lunchbox Kit



Rock the Lunchbox Kit Giveaway

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Sponsored by and hosted by Mom Does Reviews and her fabulous blogger friends.

Here’s a fun giveaway! School time is here so we’re giving away a Rock the Lunchbox Kit! Read on to find out what it is and how you can win it.  Good luck!

What is Rock the Lunchbox?

Rock the Lunchbox is a resource for parents with hundreds of better-for-you lunch ideas and tips. Rock The Lunchbox supports The Whole Kids Foundation, an organization devoted to improving children’s nutrition and inspiring families so more kids can reach their full potential.

According to a national survey, lunch packing inspiration is needed:

  • Variety is the biggest challenge fr parents: 51% of parents surveyed struggle to come up with new ideas, making this the top challenge identified among parents.
  • Kids could use something new too: 53% of kids reported the items in their lunch are the same every day.

Have picky eaters or kids that need special diets?  Rock the Lunchbox even has nut-free, gluten-free or vegetarian creative lunch ideas!  Get coupons HERE too!

Check out Mom Does Reviews thoughts and her son’s creative lunch HERE.

What do you win?

We’ll send you a kit with:

  • Free product coupons from Annie’s Homegrown, Applegate Organic & Natural Meals, Honest Kids, Organic Valley, Rudi’s Organic Bakery and Stonyfield
  • Free lunch containers from Laptop Lunches, UKonserve and Blue Avocado
  • Free Crayons

The Giveaway:

One lucky winner will the the Rock the Lunchbox Kit as described above ($60 arv.)  Colors may vary.

The giveaway is open to US only, 18+

The giveaway ends 8/26 at 1159p est

Be sure to complete the mandatory entry.  Come back daily for more chances to win!

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