National Cherry Dessert Day

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National Cherry Dessert Day

May 26th is National Cherry Dessert Day! I’ve found 8 delicious Cherry Desserts to help you celebrate!

1.  I found the Cherry Miscellaneous Bars over at Kristen Duke Photography. They’re like brownie cheesecake with cherry deliciousness! Yum!!

2. Shugary Sweets brings us these Cherry Chip Cupcakes.  They’re so beautiful to look at I’m not sure I could eat it. Well, that’s probably not true.  They look so yummy!

3. I found the Amish Chocolate Covered Cherries over at Tastes of Lizzy T.  I love chocolate covered cherries! I’m totally going to make these!

4. Skinny Taste brings us the Cherry Lime Ice Pops. These look so refreshing – perfect for summer!

5. The Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies can be found over at Julie’s Eats and Treats. Chocolate covered cherries in a cookie!! Need I say more?!

6. Averie Cooks bring us this Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie. It’s vegan, gluten free, soy free and nut free yet still full of flavor.

7. I found the Cherry Hand Pies over at My Baking Addiction.  I bet these would be amazing warm with vanilla ice cream!

8. I found the Cherry Pie Bars over at Julie’s Eats and Treats (you may want to check her out, she brought us #5 too!)  These look amazing!

Happy Cherry Dessert Day!

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National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

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National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

May 26th is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day! Yum!! I’ve rounded up some delicious recipes to help you celebrate!

1. Life’s Ambrosia brings us Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Blueberry Lemon Sauce.  The picture looks edible! You can’t celebrate National Blueberry Cheesecake Day without an amazing Blueberry Cheesecake!

2. The Lentzed Life brings us Blueberry Cheesecake Oreo Balls. Blueberry Cheesecake AND Oreos?!  Yes please!

3. We found these Individual Blueberry Cheesecakes over at Darling Doodles.  These are adorable, but I’m not sure I could just eat one :)

4. Pine Cones and Acorns brings us Blueberry Cheesecake Bars complete with a cinnamon and sugar crumble topping. How yummy!

5. Kitchen Meets Girl brings us Blueberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast.  This looks so decadent. I want some for breakfast and I think I’ll have breakfast for dinner too!

6. Fantastical Sharing of Recipes shares with us this Blueberry Cheesecake Milkshake.  Only 4 ingredients to make this tasty shake!

7. Sweet and Savory by Shinee brings us these Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins.  These look so yummy! I can’t wait to make them.

8. Spend with Pennies brings us Blueberry Cheesecake Roll Ups. Delicious fillings rolled in bread and baked crispy, I’ll take two!

Happy National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!

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Win a S&F Chef Sauces Prize Pack

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S&F Chef Sauces Giveaway

I have a tasty giveaway for you! I love to cook and seasons and sauces are always so much fun to add to my recipes.  Read more about S&F Chef Sauces and how you can win some of your own!

Have you heard of S&F Chef Sauces? They are our sponsors for this giveaway and are offering up 2 prize packs. One to Keep and One to Give a Friend!

S&F Sauces are available at Whole Foods year round and BJ’s Wholesale on a rotational limited time only basis! The sauces featured in our prize packs are available for a limited time only! Make sure to stop into your local BJ’s Wholesale or Whole Foods and grab a bottle while they last! #MustTryNow

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Behind our rich (and delicious) history lies a solid foundation of innovation. While honoring those time-tested recipes that secured our reputation, we keep ourselves open to new trends. We’re constantly tasting, sampling and looking for ways to improve and expand our offerings to grow with our customers.

For us, that means a blend of tradition and technology, taking the best from both worlds. While our manufacturing process has been streamlined through computerization, our cooking is still done in small batches, with the care of handcrafting, to bring out the most vibrant flavors. Our company is housed in a historic building, but our facility glistens with stainless steel pipes, specialty kettles and the latest machinery. We have a broad and diverse distribution base, yet we still pack all of our products by hand.

Prizes

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Win 1 Set for you, Give 1 Set to a friend

1 bottle Caribbean Mango
1 bottle Sweet Bourbon
1 bottle Pineapple Habanero

Need recipe inspiration?

You can find a lot of recipes right on the Schlotterbeck and Foss website. We’ve picked out several to share with you. You can find them all on Madame Deals:

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Grilled Chicken Caesar
Peach Whiskey Glazed Pork Biscuits
Peach Whiskey Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Spicy Steak Breakfast Burrito
Spicy Steak Taco Salad
Tortellini Alfredo

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JOLLY TIME Kernels of Kindness

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I’ve always liked JOLLY TIME Pop Corn and now I have yet another reason to talk love it.  JOLLY TIME is celebrating its 100th birthday by launching a national campaign called Kernels of Kindness.

The program awards 100 $1,000 awards to people and organizations around the country who bring happiness to others by doing good in their communities. And—BONUS!—every nomination earns a coupon for a FREE carton of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn. 

You know I love anything that promotes kindness and paying it forward so I’m happy to share this with you.

Do you know a person or organization who brings happiness to others by doing good in their community? If so, nominate them here!

JOLLY TIME® POP CORN CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF FAMILY AND FUN WITH A CHARITABLE POP
Company Honors Family Legacy with “Pop-Up” Activities and Kernels of Kindness Campaign, Awarding $100,000 to Those Bringing Joy and Happiness to Their Communities

 
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – (May 15, 2014) – JOLLY TIME® Pop Corn, America’s original brand name popcorn turns 100 this October and is celebrating its birthday with fun initiatives, including a grassroots community awards program called Kernels of Kindness™ and a consumer giveaway of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn birthday bowls.
 
JOLLY TIME was founded by Cloid Smith in Sioux City, Iowa in 1914. Smith and his son, Howard, hand-shelled the popcorn themselves in the basement of their home.  An entrepreneur at heart, Cloid Smith pioneered the U.S. popcorn industry, personally selling his product to small grocers and street cart popcorn vendors. As the Smith family grew, so did the legacy of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn.
 
Over time, the line of products has evolved to thrive in an ever-changing snack food market. The 1950s brought both entertainment and popcorn out of the movie theater and into the home. In the 1980s, popping popcorn became even more convenient with the advent of microwave popcorn. And by the early 2000s, customer influence resulted in the creation of new popcorn varieties in line with more health-conscious snacking. JOLLY TIME Pop Corn has popped alongside families through all of it.
 
“Our greatest joy and constant motivation is bringing families and friends together,” said Garry Smith, president, and fourth generation member of the Smith family to lead JOLLY TIME Pop Corn. “We’re honored to have shared quality time with loved ones over a century—game nights, movies, parties, sporting events, and of course, popcorn.”
 
Today, JOLLY TIME remains a family owned business and has sold nearly three billion pounds of popcorn. JOLLY TIME offers its American-grown products in grocery stores nationwide and in nearly 40 countries around the globe. JOLLY TIME Pop Corn is gluten-free and is made using non-GMO popcorn. The company’s products have carried the Good Housekeeping Seal since 1925, longer than any other food product. From classic flavors—such as Blast O’ Butter®, Crispy ’N White®, Healthy Pop® and KettleMania®—to more contemporary spins such as Mallow Magic® and Jalapeno Butter, as well as innovative partnerships with Weight Watchers® and Smart Balance®, JOLLY TIME embraces an entrepreneurial spirit while remaining true to its deep roots.
 
KERNELS OF KINDNESS
Starting May 15, JOLLY TIME will celebrate its birthday by launching the Kernels of Kindness campaign, a national grass roots program awarding $1,000 to 100 people and organizations around the country that bring joy and happiness to others by doing good in their communities. Nominations can be made online at jollytime.com/kernelsofkindness until June 15. JOLLY TIME judges will determine the 100 winners, and their stories will be shared via the JOLLY TIME website and on social media. Everyone who submits a nomination will receive a coupon for a 3 or 4 count pack of JOLLY TIME Microwave Pop Corn. Additional rules and giveaway details can be found at jollytime.com/kernelsofkindness.
 
“I know my great-grandfather, grandfather and father would all be proud that we are still a family-owned company,” said Smith. “But beyond that, they’d be proud of JOLLY TIME’s continued commitment to our community. In celebration of our 100th year, we wanted to extend that commitment to communities across the U.S. We’re very excited to see what $100,000 of good will bring.”
 
FREE OFFER: BIRTHDAY POPCORN BOWL
JOLLY TIME was among the first recorded companies to offer free gifts to customers in exchange for them mailing in proofs-of-purchase in the late 1950s. JOLLY TIME continues that tradition today, offering fun incentives for products that customers already buy and love. For its big birthday this year, JOLLY TIME invites families to celebrate its birthday, too. With just six proofs-of-purchase from any JOLLY TIME Pop Corn product, fans can mail in for a free limited-edition JOLLY TIME Pop Corn 100th Birthday popcorn bowl.
 
ABOUT JOLLY TIME® POP CORN
The American Pop Corn Company of Sioux City, Iowa, is an independent and family-owned company that, for nearly 100 years, has produced and marketed JOLLY TIME Pop Corn, the first-ever branded popcorn. JOLLY TIME offers a variety of traditional and microwave popcorn products in grocery stores nationwide and in nearly 40 countries around the globe. It has the only microwave popcorn endorsed by Weight Watchers®, in addition to the only microwave popcorn made with the Smart Balance® patented blend of oils. JOLLY TIME Pop Corn is gluten free and is made using GMO-free popcorn. Learn more at www.jollytime.com.
 

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National Strawberries and Cream Day

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Happy National Strawberries and Cream Day

I love Strawberries and Cream! It’s so refreshing and the taste totally reminds me of summer. May 27th is National Strawberries and Cream Day!  I thought we could celebrate with a round up  of delicious Strawberries & Cream recipes!

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Don’t those all look absolutely delicious?!  Here’s where you can find each of them and and their recipes!

1.  The Recipe Critic shows us how to make these Strawberries & Cream Dessert Squares.  The y have a sugar cookie crust with cream cheese and white chocolate on top of that and the most perfect costco strawberry glaze on top! I’m drooling just thinking about them!

2.  Very Culinary brings us these Strawberries & Cream Smoothies. There’s only 4 ingredients and it’s super simple and refreshing!

3. I found these Strawberries & Cream Dessert Cups over at the Gunny Sack. She made these with fruit bars! These little delights just scream summer!

4.  Tara’s Multicultural Table is responsible for the Strawberries & Cream French Toast Casserole.  You can prepare this the night before, stick it in the oven in the morning and have a yummy breakfast in less than an hour!

5.  Simple Girl brings us these Strawberries & Cream Cheese Filled Strawberries.  She includes her cream cheese frosting recipe that she filled the strawberries with. Mmmmmm.

6.  I found the Strawberries & Cream Popsicles over at The Lovely Pantry.  She uses simple ingredients to make these creamy treats!

7.  The Dutch Baker’s Daughter brings us the recipe for these Strawberries & Cream Muffins.   I could eat these for breakfast and dessert which makes them the perfect treat for any time of the day!

8.  I found the Strawberries & Cream Puppy Chow over at Life, Love, and Sugar.  She went with Valentine’s Day M&M’s but this makes a great snack any time of the year!

Hope you enjoyed the recipes.

Happy National Strawberries and Cream Day!!

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Beef Bourguignon à la Hassan from The Hundred-Foot Journey

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Beef Bourguignon à la Hassan

 Beef Bourguignon à la Hassan The Hundred-Foot Journey

In celebration of DreamWorks Pictures’ charming new movie THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY starring Helen Mirren, I have included a recipe from the film that I hope you will enjoy!

Beef Bourguignon à la Hassan
by Chef Floyd Cardoz
Serves 6-8

  • 2 ½ lbs. boneless beef short ribs cut into 1”-2” inch cubes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 4 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 6 oz. applewood-smoked bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4” strips
  • 18 small pearl onions, peeled
  • 18 baby carrots, peeled, larger ones halved
  • 18 baby turnips, peeled and halved
  • ½ lb. chanterelle mushrooms, halved
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 head of garlic, cloves peeled and chopped
  • 1½ Tbsp. ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. ground brown mustard seed
  • ½ tsp. Aleppo pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 750-ml bottle red Burgundy wine
  • 1 quart beef stock
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ cup parsley leaves
  • ¼ cup chervil leaves
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Season beef with salt and pepper and lightly coat with flour, reserving the extra. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large stew pot, heat canola oil over moderate heat. Add bacon and cook until fat is rendered, about 5-10 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  4. In the same pot, sear the short ribs until lightly browned on all sides. Remove the beef and reserve. Add pearl onions cook for 2-3 minutes, until translucent and warmed through. Remove the onions and reserve. Repeat this process with the carrots and turnips. Add the chanterelles and sauté for 1 minute, then remove and reserve.
  5. Add butter, cloves, and bay leaves and cook for 1 minute. Add minced onion, garlic and ginger cook for 4-5 minutes. Add cumin. mustard seed, and Aleppo pepper and cook for 2 minutes more. Add the leftover flour and the tomato paste and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the wine and bring to a boil, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the ban. Add the beef stock and bring that to a boil, also.
  7. Add the bacon and the short ribs to the pan, bring the liquid to a boil, and then reduce the heat. Add thyme, cover the pot, and place it in the oven. Cook for approximately 2 hours. Add the carrots, turnips and pearl onions and cook in the oven for 30 minutes more.
  8. Remove the cloves and bay leaves. Add the chanterelles and brown sugar. Season with salt. Garnish with fresh parsley and chervil.

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY arrives in theaters everywhere on August 8th!

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY arrives in theaters everywhere on August 8th!

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

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Genre:                          Comedy/Drama

Rating:                          TBD

U.S. Release date:        August 8, 2014

Running time:                TBD

 

Cast:                            Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Charoltte Le Bon

Director:                       Lasse Hallström           

Producer:                      Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Juliet Blake               

Executive Producer:      Caroline Hewitt, Carla Gardini

Co-Producer:                Raphael Benoliel

Screenplay by:              Steven Knight

Based on:                     The novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais

                       

In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

 

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.

 

 

In DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” the opening of a new Indian restaurant in the south of France, next to a famous Michelin starred eatery, is nearly cause for an all-out war between the two establishments until Le Saule Pleureur’s icy proprietress Madame Mallory recognizes her rival’s undeniable brilliance for preparing masterful meals.

 

 

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In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

 

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.

 

Directed by Lasse Hallström, and starring Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. The executive producers are Caroline Hewitt and Carla Gardini. The screenplay is written by Steven Knight, based on the novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais.

 

 

“The Hundred-Foot Journey will be released in theaters on August 8, 2014.

Beef Bourguignon à la Hassan
 
Author:
Serves: 6 to 8
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ lbs. boneless beef short ribs cut into 1”-2” inch cubes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 4 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 6 oz. applewood-smoked bacon, cut crosswise into ¼” strips
  • 18 small pearl onions, peeled
  • 18 baby carrots, peeled, larger ones halved
  • 18 baby turnips, peeled and halved
  • ½ lb. chanterelle mushrooms, halved
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 head of garlic, cloves peeled and chopped
  • 1½ Tbsp. ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. ground brown mustard seed
  • ½ tsp. Aleppo pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 750-ml bottle red Burgundy wine
  • 1 quart beef stock
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ cup parsley leaves
  • ¼ cup chervil leaves
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Season beef with salt and pepper and lightly coat with flour, reserving the extra. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large stew pot, heat canola oil over moderate heat. Add bacon and cook until fat is rendered, about 5-10 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  4. In the same pot, sear the short ribs until lightly browned on all sides. Remove the beef and reserve. Add pearl onions cook for 2-3 minutes, until translucent and warmed through. Remove the onions and reserve. Repeat this process with the carrots and turnips. Add the chanterelles and sauté for 1 minute, then remove and reserve.
  5. Add butter, cloves, and bay leaves and cook for 1 minute. Add minced onion, garlic and ginger cook for 4-5 minutes. Add cumin. mustard seed, and Aleppo pepper and cook for 2 minutes more. Add the leftover flour and the tomato paste and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the wine and bring to a boil, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the ban. Add the beef stock and bring that to a boil, also.
  7. Add the bacon and the short ribs to the pan, bring the liquid to a boil, and then reduce the heat. Add thyme, cover the pot, and place it in the oven. Cook for approximately 2 hours. Add the carrots, turnips and pearl onions and cook in the oven for 30 minutes more.
  8. Remove the cloves and bay leaves. Add the chanterelles and brown sugar. Season with salt. Garnish with fresh parsley and chervil.
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Worth County Fair

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Worth County Fair

 

The Worth County Fair is coming to Northwood, IA June 18th to 22nd.

There will be Food, Rides, Games, Grandstand Entertainment, 4-H projects displayed, livestock shows and more!

Get full details on the Worth County Fair website.

Mother’s Day Flower Cupcakes

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Mother’s Day Flower Cupcakes

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Mother’s Day Flower Cupcakes

I have loved living in the midwest this past year and absolutely loved the snow and winter, but I there is something so bright and beautiful about spring.  I found these cupcakes over at Family Fun.

I think they are so pretty and fun! What a great idea to make for Mom or just for a spring celebration!  I know I can’t wait to make these Flower Cupcakes.
Besides the fact that they’re beautiful, they’re really easy to make! First you want to start with frosted cupcakes.
Here are some of the ideas for the flower decorations:
  • For the petals you can use large gumdrops rolled flat and cut into thin strips. Put a large gumdrop in the center.
  • Make petals with M&M’s and use sour punch straws cut diagonally in the center.
  • Use raspberry candies and sour punch straws cut diagonally and use a small gumdrop for the center.
  • Make petals from mini marshmallows topped with flower sprinkles (attach them with frosting using a toothpick).
  • You can also use licorice twists cut diagonally for petals and blackberry candy for the center.
  • Use Mike and Ike Candies as the petals and put a gum ball in the center.
  • Use licorice pastels for petals.

What are some of your ideas?

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

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Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Are you looking for a simple and delicious recipe to bring to events or just to make at home? This is it! I love Spinach and Artichoke dip and this recipe does not disappoint. Plus it’s super simple!

When I make this recipe there’s usually nothing left and I’m always getting requests for the recipe.

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Spinach & Artichoke Dip Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages cream cheese
  • 1 Large bag of shredded Italian cheeses
  • 1 cup Mayo
  • 1 Bag fresh spinach (you could use frozen)
  • 2 cans quartered artichoke hearts(not marinated)
  • Tabasco(optional few drops)
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Butter (to sauté veggies)
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Sauté the onions, garlic and spinach

1. Let the cream cheese get to room temperature and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Sauté  the spinach with some butter, garlic and onions til wilted down.

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Drain the artichokes

3. Drain the artichokes.

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Mix the ingredients

4. Whip the cream cheese, mayo and cheeses together with the artichokes and spinach.

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Spread in casserole pan.

5. Spread in casserole pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes until its golden brown on top and bubbly!

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Yum! Spinach & Artichoke Dip

6. Enjoy!!

It tastes amazing with bread, chips, or even by the spoonful!

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Spinach & Artichoke Dip
 
This recipe for Spinach & Artichoke Dip is so delicious!! I never have leftovers and I always get requests for the recipe.
Ingredients
  • 2 packages cream cheese
  • 1 Large bag of shredded Italian cheeses
  • 1 cup Mayo
  • 1 Bag fresh spinach (you could use frozen)
  • 2 cans quartered artichoke hearts(not marinated)
  • Tabasco(optional few drops)
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Butter (to sauté veggies)
Instructions
  1. Let the cream cheese get to room temperature and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sauté the spinach with some butter, garlic and onions til wilted down.
  3. Drain the artichokes.
  4. Whip the cream cheese, mayo and cheeses together with the artichokes and spinach.
  5. Spread in casserole pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes until its golden brown on top and bubbly!
  6. Enjoy!!

 

Win a Wild Oats Organic Foods Mystery Box – 2 Winners

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Finally! Wild Oats Launches Budget-Friendly Organic Line. Enter to Win a Mystery Box of Products!

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Healthy eating is becoming more important to me, especially as I am getting older. I realize that I need to put good things in this body if I want it to last. I have been learning to eat clean.  That’s why I’m excited to share this new giveaway with you!

Be one of the first to check out Wild Oats new organic line featuring delicious products that are priced to better fit your lifestyle.
Mom Does Reviews and her fabulous food-loving blogger friends are excited to bring you the first ever GIVEAWAY for Wild Oats Organic products!
 Wild Oats has teamed up with Walmart to offer about 100 items, from salsa to pasta, sold exclusively at about 2,000 Walmart stores across the country. Walmart eventually plans to roll the line out to its 4,000-store fleet and carry additional items. Wild Oats organics features the same very high standards as other USDA certified organic brands, but at price you can feel good about. In fact, shoppers can expect to save about 25 percent or more when comparing Wild Oats to national brand organic products! How exciting is that!
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Wild Oats promises to create a wide range of these items for the natural and organics arena…so that you and your loved ones can enjoy better living, starting from the inside.
 Check out the new Wild Oats video to learn more about Wild Oats mission to offer authentic and affordable foods!

 

The Giveaway:
You can enter to win one of TWO mystery boxes of Wild Oats products – $35+ arv each.
Just fill out the form below to enter to win!
The giveaway is open to US only, 18+
The giveaway ends 425 at 1159p est
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Win a Pampered Chef Fruit & Cheese Cutter Set

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Pampered Chef Fruit & Cheese Cutter Set FLASH Giveaway

 

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How much fun would it be to use this Pampered Chef Fruit & Cheese Cutter Set?!  I could totally use it for parties, get together and snack time fun!  Thanks to Copy Kids one lucky reader will win a set of their own!

*Giveaway open to US only. Ends Sunday, 3/16 at 11:59pm EST

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Disclosure: Bloggers participating in this event were not compensated. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to the Continental US, 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, YouTube Pinterest Instagram or Bloglovin. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.

Leprechaun Hats

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Leprechaun Hats

Here’s another adorable St Patty’s Day food craft! This one just happens to be very yummy too!

Ingredients

  • English cucumber
  • Sliced cheese
  • Hummus

 

Directions

Celebrate Saint Pat’s with a crunchy cucumber treat. Cut 1-inch sections of an English cucumber. Halve them lengthwise and lay the pieces flat on a plate, as shown. Trim a cucumber brim for each hat and set it in place. Finish with a sliced cheese band and buckle, attached with dots of hummus or dip.

 

Win a Gourmet Cheese Basket from Blue Sky Village Market

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Win this delicious gourmet cheese gift basket from Blue Sky Village Market!

Who doesn’t love yummy Wisconsin Cheese? The Blue Sky Village Market is getting the word out about the great cheeses that they offer, and they are giving one lucky reader this gourmet gift basket chock full of delicious goodies!

I have teamed up with several other bloggers to bring this giveaway to you, and I know you’ll love it. Some of my favorite cheeses are swiss, brie, and anything with jalapeño!

One lucky winner will receive a Gourmet Cheese Gift Basket

Giveaway ends March 116th at 11:59pm, open to residents of the contiguous US, ages 18+.
To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

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Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Aldi Weekly Ad Match Up 3/9

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8″ Foliage Assorted Hanging Basket, $4.99

Frozen

Apetito’s Reuben Bites, 7.5 oz, $2.49

Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen French Bread Pizza, 9 oz, $1.99

Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen Margherita Pizza, 17 oz, $3.49

Stuffed Salmon or Tilapia, 6 oz, $2.99

Encrusted Cod Fillets, 13.4 oz, $4.99

Savory Strudels, 10.6 oz, $3.79

Pork Schnitzel, 24 oz, $5.99

Bavarian Soft Pretzels, $2.99

Meat

St. Louis Style Spareribs, $1.99/lb

Bavarian Weiners, 12 oz, $2.99

Nuremburg Bratwursts, 7 oz, $2.49

Braunschweiger, 16 oz, $1.99

Bavarian Bratwurst, 12 oz, $3.99

Black Forest Turkey, 40 oz, $9.99

Black Forest Ham, 3lb, $8.99

Dairy & Refrigerated

Canned and Nonperishable

Red Cabbage with Apples, 24 oz, $1.69

White Asparagus Spears, 11.6 oz, $1.69

Plain Egg Spaetzle, 17.6 oz, $1.99

Assorted Egg Spaetzle, 5.3 oz, $2.29

Hearty Pea or Harvest Potato Soup, 28 oz, $1.99

Herring Fillets, 7.5 oz, $1.69

Baby & Kids

Paper & Plastic Products

Laundry

Bread & Bakery

Imported Strudel, 19 oz, $2.49

Liqueur Cakes, 14 oz, $2.49

Pound Cake, 14 oz, $1.99

Pretzel Dough, 14-16 oz, $2.49

German Breads, 17 oz, $1.79

Beverages

O’Donnell’s Mint Chocolate Cream Liqueur, 750 ml, $8.99

Snacks

Combo’s Pretzels, 6 oz, $1.69

Peanut Puffs, 7 oz, $1.49

Pretzel Crackers, 6 oz, $1.69

Doppel Keks, 17.6 oz, $1.99

Household Cleaning & Maintenance

Reeva Dish Soap, 24 oz, $1.89

Huntington Home Plush or Berber Area Rug, $19.99

Huntington Home 18×30 All Purpose Mat, $6.99

Welby Foam Chair Cushion, $5.99

Easy Home Handheld Wet/Dry Rechargeable Vac, $19.99

Easy Home Steam Mop, $29.99

Easy Home Carpet Cleaner, $59.99

Easy Home Stackable File Box, $8.99

Easy-Home 10 Drawer Rolling Storage Cart, $27.99

Easy Home Mesh Office Chair, $39.99

Easy Home 4-Piece Scissors Set, $3.99

Easy Home Laminator, $19.99

Easy Home Laminating Pouches, $4.99

Easy Home Cross Cut Shredder, $29.99

Breakfast

Premium Raisin & Nut Meusli, 16 oz, $2.69

Win a Bottle of Rescue Rub Seasoning – 3 Winners

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Code 3 Spices to the Rescue Giveaway!

Feel like a Paramedic and rescue your meals today, with this all purpose seasoning giveaway. Code 3 Spices, has graciously allowed A Medic’s World to give away a bottle of their all purpose seasoning called Rescue Rub to 3 different winners.

Code 3 Spices has an array of other seasonings with catchy names like this one, from mild to hot, and everything in between! Check out the review of Rescue Rub here at A Medic’s World.

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I have a wonderful set of bloggers who are helping me promote this giveaway, so I want to thank them for all their help! So show them some love and if you can like their pages in the giveaway widget below!

Rescue Rub Seasoning Giveaway

3 winners will receive a (1) Bottle of Rescue Rub Seasoning
Open to US Only.
Winners will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter via Random.org.
Giveaway ends March 2nd at 11:59pm.
Winners will be notified through email.
Winners will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
A Medic’s World is responsible for prize fulfillment.
Must be 18 years or older to enter Rafflecopter.
Only one entrant per household.
Entering the Rafflecopter means you agree to terms above.
Good Luck!
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Disclosure: donnahup.com did not receive compensation for this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest are in no way associated with this sweepstakes. Prize fulfillment will be handled by A Medic’s World.