True Made Foods

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Nowadays we really need to pay attention to the food our kids eat. While choices are plentiful, your kids will love True Made Foods which makes delicious condiments including Ketchup, BBQ Sauce, and Veracha Hot Sauce. Each is made with pure vegetables (Butternut squash, carrots, and spinach) to provide a healthier condiment without added sugar. As you may know, too many dips and sauces are loaded with sugar and are surprisingly caloric. True Made Foods prioritizes taste, but manages to provide a much more healthy condiment.

 

We made the amazing BBQ Chicken Pizza that you see in the photo below using True Made Foods’ BBQ Sauce. It was such a hit that my family requested another one. The second time we made it, we thought we had made a huge mistake when we realized that my husband accidentally used the Veracha Hot Sauce for the base. When we realized this about half way through cooking, we took it out of the oven and sprinkled the BBQ Sauce on top. While we thought we had an amazing pizza before, this one was even better!

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Kay’s Naturals 3-Day Meal Plan

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If you are wanting to start a new diet then you should give this a try its a gluten-free high-protein diet! I was given the chance to review The 3-Day Meal Plan. When i replaced these with the things that I would normally eat I actually felt full and satisfied. My Favorite has to be the french vanilla Cereal. If you are a busy person and tend to eat on the go which can become very unhealthy and costly you should give these a shot.  You can get every thing listed below for around $22.35 and may qualify for free shipping.

What this box features:

The 3-Day Meal Plan will give you an idea of a typical three day example of how the Meal Plan can work for you. The plan also caters to athletes, so you can customize the Meal Plan to your specific needs.

With the 3-Day Meal Plan you will receive one, single-serve bag of the following items:

Cereals
Apple Cinnamon cereal
French Vanilla
Honey Almond

Puffs
Almond Delight
Veggie Pizza
Mac & Cheese

Pretzels
Jalapeno Honey Mustard pretzel
Cinnamon Toast

Protein Chips
Chili Nacho protein chips
Crispy Parmesan
Lemon Herb

Cookie Bites
Cinnamon Cookie Bites
Honey Almond Cookie Bites
BBQ Snack Mix
Kruncheeze

When ordering this you will receive 15 items and a FREE 3-day flier explaining how to use our Meal Plan! The 3-day flier is only used as an example of how this  3-day meal plan can possibly work for you, there are 4 items that are duplicated in the flier that will not be in the box. If you are looking to follow their meal plan please check out the 7-day or 28-day meal plan which come will all the products you need.

#Easy Molten Lava Cakes

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Easy Molten Lava Cakes

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INGREDIENTS

8 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
10 tbsp real Butter
1/2 cup flour
3 large eggs
3 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla

DIRECTIONS

Pre heat oven to 425F.
grease 6 6oz custard cups
melt butter and chocolate in microwave
add in flour and sugar
stir in eggs and egg yolks until entire mixture is smooth
add vanilla
divide mixture evenly into cups
place into oven and bake 14 minutes

The edges will be firm but the center will be runny. Run a knife around the edge and invert onto dessert plate. Sprinkle with powder sugar and enjoy.

#Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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Cinnamon Rolls
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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

INGREDIENTS:

DOUGH:
1/4 -ounce package yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup scalded milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

FILLING:
1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for pan
3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/2 Cup packed brown sugar

FROSTING:
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
4 oz butter or margarine, room temperature
2 c powdered sugar
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (for a twist try caramel flavoring instead)
1/4 tsp lemon extract

For full directions and more images, click here!

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#Baked Corn Cob

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Baked Corn Cob

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Corn on the cob
  • 2 TBSP Cumin
  • 2 TBSP Garlic Salt
  • 2 TBSP Butter

 


You can get the full directions here!

Doesn't that look delicious?! Now, wrap it tight in a foil envelope. Bake, and serve!!

Doesn’t that look delicious?! Now, wrap it tight in a foil envelope. Bake, and serve!!

#Potato Halves

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Potato Halves

 

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes (depends on how many you are feeding, my 2 eat 3 potatoes).
  • Butter
  • Sour Cream
  • Garlic Powder
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Chives
  • Black Pepper

 

Click here for directions and more images!

Your finished product!!

Your finished product!!

#Easy Baked Chicken

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This is Baked Chicken at It’s Best.

Baked Chicken

Ingredients:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 cup pickle juice (sour dill is my favorite)
½ cup flour
1 TBSP powdered sugar
½ TSP paprika
½ TSP salt
¼ TSP black pepper
¼ TSP garlic powder
¼ TSP onion salt
¼ TSP basil

If you want a spicier version or a Cajun version be sure to add 3TBSP creole seasoning and 2TSP of cayenne pepper.

Get the full directions here!

Chicken cooked & served!

Chicken cooked & served!

#Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies

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I love Peanut Butter Cookies. This is a totally awesome recipe for comfort cookies.

Ingredients:
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs

I know so simple right?! Get the directions, here.

Enjoy these with a tall glass of milk, you will need it.

Enjoy these with a tall glass of milk, you will need it.

#Chunky Potato Soup

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This is such a great soup to enjoy everyday of the week. Chunky Potato Soup is soup for the soul on a cold and rainy day.

Chunky Potato Soup

Ingredients:
23 Oz Cream of Chicken
10.5 oz Cream of Mushroom
3 Cups Chicken Broth (or water)
½ Cup Chopped Onion
½ Cup Chopped Celery
1 Cup Butter
1 TBSP Cumin
1 TBSP Onion Salt
1 TBSP Garlic Powder
12 Large Potatoes
10 Large Carrots
1Lb Ham
8oz Cream Cheese

You can find directions here!

Sprinkle with cheese and serve with some delicious Hawaiian bread!

Sprinkle with cheese and serve with some delicious Hawaiian bread!

#Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These Cookies are Easy to make and they are amazing to Eat

 

If you are not crazy you LOVE chocolate chip cookies. Well, these are beyond amazing. I like a soft, chewy, filled with chocolate cookie and that is what I have been working on for years the perfect cookie recipe! After combining several recipes over the years, and enjoying taste testing…I did it. My husband approves and little John kicks every time I eat one so it is sort of kid approved!

Ingredients:
¾ cup butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
2¼ cups flour
1½ cups chocolate chips


Directions can be found here.

Now, enjoy a awesome glass of milk and awesome homemade cookies!

Now, enjoy a awesome glass of milk and awesome homemade cookies!

#Awesome Banana Bread

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I HATE BANANAS! I know you are thinking then why in the heck would I use your banana bread recipe?! I LOVE BANANA BREAD! Seriously, it has to be one of my favorite foods. This go around I didn’t even have to buy bananas and wait for them to get soft and brown. My mom had major surgery this week and I went over to hang out with my 9 year old sister & 13 year old brother, and she was like “Hey, do you want to take these bananas and make bread?” She should know me well enough to not have to ask! I got about 6 dozen muffins out of the amount of bananas she gave me. So, Below you can see my recipe!

What you will need:
-2 cups flour
-2 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/2 cup butter
-3/4 cup brown sugar
-2 large eggs
-3 Large Bananas (or 4 small bananas)

First thing you are going to do is peel and mash your bananas on a plate.

Then you are going to melt your butter & brown sugar in a small mixing bowl. Once that is melted stir well and add your eggs, mix well again. Then you will add in your mashed bananas. Once you have whisked this well, start mixing in your dry mixture slowly.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Butter your pan (loaf or muffin).
Cook for 25 ish minutes, I really have to watch these. The timing is different each time because of the fruit in the bread.

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I highly suggest these for breakfast cut in half, sprayed with parkay, and melted for 15 seconds. Oh, and a glass of milk or Orange juice! If you liked this recipe or wish to save it feel free to share it or pin it.

 

This is Awesome bread you are going to want to try this.

 

 

I want to give a big THANK YOU to Michelle Rattan for giving me the opportunity to guest write on her wonderful blog. To see more please visit me at www.thesimplylo.com

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Quick Home Made Pizza

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I am going to share with you how we made this quick and easy pizza.

Starting with the dough.

– Activate 1 tsp of yeast in a cup of 1/4 cups of warm water
– 2 cups of all purpose flour
– A pinch of salt
– A dash of olive oil
Knead all of this together with a  3/4 cup of water. If you are using a mixer knead just until it cleans the side of the bowl. The dryer the dough the better the crust will turn out. Then you are going to want to put it in a buttered bowl cover, and let it rise for an hour or until it doubles in size. Remove the dough roll into a tight ball and let rest 15 minutes. Press out to desired thickness. We pressed this dough into a stainless pan for a pan style pizza.

The Sauce

– 1 small can of tomato sauce
– Salt
– Pepper
– Garlic Powder
With this spices just add to desired taste.

Top the pizza with your favorite toppings. Bake time varies between 15-20 minutes at 425′
*If you would like to do a BBQ chicken pizza just use BBQ sauce instead and just add chicken.

The Mosa Whip Cream Dispenser

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Once you try this you will never want to buy store bought whip cream again. With this you can also make mousse and many different flavors of whip cream. It may not be any cheaper this way but the freshness and taste makes up for that. It is very simple to use. If you want to watch a little video on how we did it here is the link

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Awesome buffalo chicken salad

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Awesome Buffalo chicken salad

 

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This is a buffalo chicken salad that is very simple, healthy and inexpensive to make. My husband loves to cook and create different things for our family to enjoy. When Making this you can you use the sauce of your choice. We choose to use Moore’s buffalo wing sauce. If you have not tried this sauce you should. This salad is something that even our smaller children enjoyed to eat. Our one year old son could not get enough of it to eat.

Kids in the kitchen

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Our daughter is thinking about being a chef she is 11 years old. Anytime my husband gets a chance to cook and teach her new things he loves it. Stir fry is one of the things that he can teach her the basics. This is them cooking a chicken stir fry with vegetables that she choose. She begins prep by chopping up all of the vegetables and then moves on to cubing the meat (your kids favorite meat). She browns the chicken and seasons it with salt, pepper and Old bay then sets aside. In the same pan with a little bit of butter, garlic powder, salt and pepper she sautes all the vegetables starting with the ones that take the longest this usually takes about 5 minutes to cook. Then the chicken is added back to the pan and cooked an additional 5 minutes.The last step is to add any soft vegetables such as mushrooms. This takes about 2 minutes. The white rice is cooked by itself and topped with soy sauce. She was so proud of herself.

Simple Sorbet

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We were all wanting a snack but we really did not want to go anywhere. So we began to look around to see what we could find. We decided to make a sorbet. Who knew that something like this was so simple to make and we did not need a lot of stuff. You Can use what ever juice you want. As you can tell it was a hit. My Beautiful Daughter Randi loved it. I would recommend you to try this.

The Smell of Dads fresh Home made bread

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There is nothing like the smell of fresh bread in the house. The kids get excited when they start to smell it. They enjoy watching the different steps that it takes to make it. To watch it rise, roll it out and place it in the pan. Once it comes out of the oven its hard to explain to them that it has to cool before they can eat it. The loaf is almost gone before the night is over. This is something that is easy to make with the kids. They enjoy it from start o finish. I enjoy the smell that fills the house and of course eating it.

Money Saving Mom Tips – Easy Mac N Cheese

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2013-11-30 12.27.222013-11-30 12.44.52 In Our home mac n cheese is a hit for lunch. It is just as simple to make whether you buy a box ready to go or make it from scratch. We have found that when we make it from scratch we do not spent anymore money, but the amount of waste is less. The 7 oz Bags of noodles will last us about 4-5 servings and the box of cheese will out last 6 bags of noodles.

If you have a large family and are looking to save money or just don’t want to waste a whole box of mac n cheese for your toddler this is a great way to go!

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