Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween


The Ghost Egg


Pretty Candycorn Cocktail





Candy Corn Cocktail




2 oz. SKYY Infusions Pineapple

1.5 oz. Orange Sherbet, softened

1 oz. Pineapple Juice


1 oz. Milk

1 oz. Simple Syrup




Combine SKYY Infusions Pineapple and pineapple juice in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain over fresh ice into a clear Collins glass. Combine softened orange sherbet and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain, and pour over bar spoon to layer in the rocks glass. Then, combine simple syrup and milk in cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Layer milk mixture on top of sorbet mixture.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


PAM® Original Cooking Spray
1 onion, sliced, about 1 1/4 cup
3/4 cup (175 mL) diced green pepper (optional)
1 1/2 lb (750 g) ground beef
2 cups (500 mL) VH® Tikka Masala Sauce
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) black pepper
6 large kaiser rolls
Directions

Spray a medium skillet with PAM® Cooking Spray and heat over medium heat.
Add onions and green peppers, if using, and cook until onions are soft, about 5 minutes.
Add ground beef to skillet and stir frequently to break up meat as it cooks. Cook until no longer pink, about 15 minutes. Drain off any excess liquid left in skillet.
Stir in the VH® Tikka Masala Sauce and season with salt and pepper. Spoon 3/4 cup into each kaiser roll and serve warm.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Shelton's Products Review



Since 1924, Shelton's has been producing quality products. And they were gracious enough to send me several to try and blog about. The folks from Pomona Valley, South California sent me some Jerky as well as some canned goods from the farm. So let's get to tasting.






The turkey that is used in their products are all raised in open range pens for 26 weeks. They are antibiotic and artificial growth stimulant free. So you know what you are eating is all natural and safe. This is how they have done it since they began their business.



The first product the entire family tried was the chili. Cooked both ways, as a chili and as a hot dog topping, it was very tasty. We used the spicy Turkey Chili on, guess what? Some turkey dogs. As a topping it tasted fantastic. It was full of beans and veggies, and you could taste the spices in each bite you took. What's nice about this product is that it is already fully cooked so its just heat and eat. Great for on the run meals.



The mild turkey chili we ate in our soup bowls with a dab of sour cream on top. This two was full of beans and veggies, it makes for a great comfort meal on a cold day.



For another taste test was the Organic Chicken broth. It comes in fat free and low sodium, and salt and spices, versions. But the taste is like Grandma used to make in her Chicken soup recipes. What I cooked that my little one loves, is this. Some pasta with 1/2 cup of broth and a teaspoon of butter. This is how I get her to eat her pasta, and have ever since she was a little girl. I made three small bowls and gave it two her and she was my taster for the broths. I must say she enjoyed all three varieties. And if a kid loves it you know its good.



Last up was the turkey jerky. Ever since I opened the box, I had every one in the house arguing who was tasting it first. Needless to say, there is none left. The jerky was thinly sliced, which I like, and was very tasty with a great texture. This is another greatly made product, made with their turkey meat.



The final product was the canned chicken meat. How I used this was just like tuna. Added some mayo, chopped onion, and seasoning,and placed it onto some toasted Texas toast. That with some more chili and I had a complete meal for dinner. The chicken was chunky and was just delicious. It made a great sandwich, but I can say I would also use it in a salad.



If you would like more information on their great tasting products, check out their website at www.sheltons.com. There are plenty more items where these came from.


Disclaimer: Momzblotter has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzblotter has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzblotter did receive a free product to try out so Momzblotter could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzblotter's thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your  opinions may differ.









Monday, October 22, 2012

Vermont smoke and cure review


Today I received a bundle of beef and pork sticks from Vermont smoke and cure. The company crafts some of the best tasting products. And they have been around for over fifty years, so you know they are doing something right. What else is great they get their meats from farmers, and make all their products right in their home town.



Now lets get started. Who doesn't love a good beef and pork stick, I know I do. So first up was the BBQ, called a Real stick. It was crisp to the bite, and deep in BBQ flavors. It had a kick to it with a sweet taste as well. It was a great hit with my husband. These would make a great on the go snack for work or play. You may even want to have some for between meal snacking to fill you up before your next meal. After all they are natural and were filling.



Then I tasted the cracked pepper one, after all I eat more pepper on my food than salt. The taste was just amazing. You get the crisp chewy stick with a punch of black pepper. It wasn't overwhelming at all. And if my ten year old loved it you know it wasn't. All real sticks are made with beef  that is grown without antibiotics and never fed animal byproducts. Its safe and natural just the way we all should eat.



My husband wanted chipotle real stick, he loves chipotle flavored anything. He said the flavors were just right. The taste he described was of southwestern flavors like cumin, pepper and a spicy kick. He really enjoyed helping me with this review. Another great fact about their products is, no nitrites or nitrates added except for those found naturally occurring in celery juice and sea salt.




The products don't stop here, the company makes many more. With the up coming Holidays, I'm sure you will find some great gift giving ideas. Stop by their website and check out what they have in the store. Visit www.vtsmokeandcure.com. You'll be glad you did.



Disclaimer: Momzblotter has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzblotter has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzblotter did receive a free product to try out so Momzblotter could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzblotter's thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your  opinions may differ.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Bonne Maman Product Review





For review today I received two jars of jelly from a company called Bonne Maman. They use simple fresh ingredients to make time honored French products. The ingredients are great for anyone because they are o 100 percent all natural.



The first jar was Muscat grape and I tried on some raisin toast. This jelly is made with Muscat grapes and is 100 percent natural. It went on so smooth and tasted so great. It was rich in fruit taste and flavor as well. What is even better it contains no high fructose corn syrup or added coloring. This tasted like no shelf jelly I have ever tasted.



Next up on some homemade bread, that was warm I tried the smooth strawberry preserves. Oh how good this was. You tasted the sweet strawberries in every bite. It was so soft, so spreadable, and just melted in your mouth.



The website offers so many other products to chose from, and some great recipe tips as well. These products would make great gifts for the up coming Holiday season. Head over to www.bonnemaman.us for so much more information.


Disclaimer: Momzblotter has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzblotter has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzblotter did receive a free product to try out so Momzblotter could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzblotter's thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your  opinions may differ.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fiber Gourmet Product Review






Today I received two boxes of products to review from FiberGourmet. The company is what you call a food technology company. They make great tasting, reduced calorie and high fiber products. With their technology that are able to create great products like pasta, cracker and so many others. If your watching your waistline or any other reason they products will fit the bill.




The first to cook was the box of light fettuccine. It has 40 percent fewer calories than other pastas, and 72 percent fiber. Not only did it look good on my plate it tasted like the standard pasta that is on your store shelf. With the pasta I made chicken Alfredo. My family could not tell I used a new pasta. It tasted great, cooked the same and looked great. We all really enjoyed it. And anytime I can sneak healthy food in without it hitting the taste bud radar, well my family will never know.



Next for a snack I used the half calorie crackers, Fiber Gourmet sent. On top I melted some cheddar cheese, and placed a pimento on top of that. It came out fantastic. In a matter of minutes they were gone. The crackers have 70 percent fiber this is less than wheat thins.

The company website has a tone of other products and information as well. These would make great gift ideas and holiday recipe ideas. Head on over to their website for more information. www.fibergourmet.com

Disclaimer: Momzblotter has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzblotter has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzblotter did receive a free product to try out so Momzblotter could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzblotter's thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your  opinions may differ.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Halloween cake idea



Ingredients
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 3 containers white frosting (or three cups)
  • 1 container chocolate frosting (or 1 cup)
  • Optional: Orange extract
Instructions
  1. Bake chocolate cake in 8in round cake pan. One cake will be used, so you can wrap the other 8in round cake and place in freezer.
  2. For the white and orange layers, simple prepare white cake batter as you normally would. Divide batter in half and tint one half orange. (Add orange extract if you wish)
  3. Bake white cake batter in 8in cake pan and bake orange cake batter in 8in cake pan.
  4. For frosting, take one container of white frosting and tint it orange. I used gel food coloring and about 4-6 drops.
  5. To assemble cake:
  6. Place chocolate cake on cake stand. Place thin layer of chocolate frosting.
  7. Place orange layer on top and cover in thin layer of orange frosting.
  8. Finally, place white cake on top and cover entire cake in crumb coat.
  9. Decorate as you wish.



Friday, October 12, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mouse and cheese snack attack



How cute is this. Cut a triangle of your fav cheese. Use a covered cherry as the body, a kiss for the face, almonds for the ears, and dot of chocolate icing for the eyes, pink incing for the nose and you have the cutest snack for kids.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Halloween Kitty


A fall refreshing salad with Chicken



Coconut Chicken Salad with Warm Honey Mustard Vinaigrette...

Warm oven-fried coconut chicken over a bed of baby greens, cucumber, tomato, shredded carrots topped with a hot honey mustard vinaigrette. It's the perfect mix of salty and sweet, warm and cold.
And meets all the requirements of a healthy meal with Protein, Fruit, Vegetable and Grains.

Ingredients:
6 (about 12 oz) chicken tenderloins
6 tbsp shredded coconut
1/4 cup panko crumbs
2 tbsp crushed cornflake crumbs
1/3 cup egg substitute or egg whites
pinch salt
olive oil spray
6 cups mixed baby greens
3/4 cup shredded carrots
1 large tomato, sliced
1 small cucumber, sliced

Vinaigrette
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp white vinegar (balsamic would work too)
2 tsp Dijon mustard

Whisk all vinaigrette ingredients; set aside.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine coconut flakes, panko, cornflake crumbs and salt in a bowl. Put egg whites or egg beaters in another bowl.

Lightly season chicken with salt. Dip the chicken in the egg, then in the coconut crumb mixture. Place chicken on a cookie sheet lined with parchment for easy cleanup. Lightly spray with olive oil spray and bake for 30 minutes turning halfway, or until chicken is cooked through.

Place 2 cups baby greens on each plate. Divide carrots, cucumber, tomato evenly between each plate. When chicken is ready slice on the diagonal and place on top of greens. Heat dressing in the microwave a few seconds and divide equally between each salad; a little over 1 tbsp each.

Baking apple tip



Make your next dish with the right apple.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Stephen's Hot Cocoa Review



Today for reviewing I received a container of Roasted Hazelnut Hot cocoa from Stephen's. The company makes mouth watering hot chocolate, and other great tasting drinks. They have over 45 varieties of hot chocolate alone.

It's a family owned and operated business that is in southwestern Michigan. Making great drinks one sip at a time. And I was excited to get started.



Since its rainy and on the cold side, I decided to make everyone a cup of the hot cocoa I had received. It was easy to make, just boil some hot water and add a few teaspoons of the cocoa, top it with whip cream and some cinnamon on top, and you have the perfect tasting hot cocoa. It was creamy and smooth like velvet. Very tasty, in every sip, a taste of rich hazelnut. And the best part its gluten free.

This would make a great cocoa to serve around the Holidays, or when sitting by a roaring fire indoors or out. Any time, any place, it will warm your belly. The products that are on the website along with the cocoa's make great gift giving products.

For more information visit their website at www.hotchocolatebliss.com. There you will find more delicious drinks and tons of other information. Visit and order your hot cocoa today.


Disclaimer: Momzblotter has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzblotter has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzblotter did receive a free product to try out so Momzblotter could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzblotter's thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your  opinions may differ.


Hot Chocolate



Who doesn't love a hot cup of coco. Adding a cinnamon stick and homemade whipped topping, with a few shavings of chocolate doesn't hurt any.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Veggie Man



Get your little ones eating veggies with the Veggie man. Using veggies and the dip as the face who can resist.

Davinci Gourmet Syrups Review




Today I was sent a box of gourmet syrups from DaVinci. They are used in your coffee for making great flavors. If you are making any mocha's they make them even creamier like velvet. Also you can use them in your baking recipes.


First up was the gourmet sugar free vanilla syrup. This I used in a pound cake I was making. It is sugar free and still delicious. It was also a great hit in the hubby's coffee. The syrup is made with splenda instead of real sugar. This is a great product for those watching their sugar intake, and for those who are watching their waste line.


Also they sent their zero cherry syrup and their gourmet Hazelnut syrup. For the cherry, I had divided the pound cake in half, and to some cream cheese for icing I added a drizzle of the zero cherry syrup into it, and topped the pound cake with chopped cherries, well needless to say there was nothing left.

For the Hazelnut I had to use that in my coffee, this is one of my favorite flavors as far as coffee goes. And it was just the right flavoring, not over powering the coffee at all. Every sip you got the smell and taste of fresh roasted Hazelnuts.


Now for the While Chocolate syrup, I used that in a cookie recipe, added some white chocolate chips and pecans and wow a intense flavor. Paired with some ice cold milk, everyone was enjoying these.

Last up was the zero calorie french vanilla syrup, again this was used in a recipe, for ice cream soda. I took a glass filled with root beer, a scoop of french vanilla ice cream, and a teaspoon of the syrup and got a fantastic ice cream soda. This would be a great idea for a birthday party.

All the syrups would make a great gift for the gourmet cook in your family. You can use them in a variety of ways, not just in your coffee but in your recipes

For more information on the many products DaVinci has to offer please visit them at www.davincigourmet.com

Disclaimer: Momzblotter has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzblotter has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzblotter did receive a free product to try out so Momzblotter could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzblotter's thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your  opinions may differ.






Sunday, October 7, 2012

Your wedding Band


Scary Hamburgers



Before adding cheese to your burgers, how about cutting out some spooky faces. Kids will love this idea.

Sweet Freedom Bakery Review


Today I received several products to review from a company called Sweet Freedom Bakery.  This is a great choice for those who suffer with food allergies. It's also a great alternative for those watching their waste line. Their bakery products are great and healthy, and loved by adults and children. 



First up for tasting was the magic bar. It was very tasty, nice texture, and very moist. It had chocolate chips in it, and you got a hint of chocolate liquor in each bite. For a product made with all natural ingredients, it was fresh on the palette. You don't miss all the sugar as other products are made from.



Also in the box, was a brownie, a pumpkin doughnut, a pumpkin cookie and a chocolate chip cookie. I cut them all into bite size pieces, made a hot cup of coffee and went ahead to finish up my tasting. Each product was equal, and all had great natural taste to it. These would make a great product to serve for any occasion. Paired with your favorite beverage you have a great lite morning breakfast, or a great dessert.

If you are interested in these great tasting gluten free products stop by the bakery, or visit their website that is full of information and more products. www.sweetfreedombakery.com 


Disclaimer: Momzblotter has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzblotter has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzblotter did receive a free product to try out so Momzblotter could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzblotter's thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your  opinions may differ.






Friday, October 5, 2012

Pumpkin Idea


Orange Pepper Halloween Idea



For the stuffed pepper lover in your family. Take orange peppers and cut faces then stuff with your fav filling. For adults, kids or your next party these will be a great hit.

Intoxicated Chocolates Review

Today I received a box of chocolates from a company who makes homemade chocolates and infuses them with top shelf liquor. The company is called Intoxicated Chocolates. They take the best chocolate and infuse it with beer, wine or your favorite cocktail.







The chocolates I received were infused with Lemon Drop Martini. I can't drink so I called on my oldest daughter to do the tasting. She said they were very good. It was a burst of flavor as she described it. The box is already for gift giving, you would not need to wrap anything up. The chocolate melted in her mouth and then hit with the Lemon Drop Martini mixed drink.



These great tasting adult chocolates are great for parties or other occasion gift giving. In fact you can order special event chocolates infused with your favorite drink. Such as footballs or golf balls. A very neat idea, that will leave people remembering your event.


Their online store is loaded with great ideas for gift giving and events. If you would like to find out more information about this company, please visit them online at www.intoxicated chocolates.com  


Disclaimer: Momzblotter has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzblotter has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzblotter did receive a free product to try out so Momzblotter could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzblotter's thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your  opinions may differ.

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