Jolly Llama Sorbet Giveaway

 I want to tell y’all about a great company called The Jolly Llama The Peaceful Treat. These guys sell sorbet squeeze ups in the most tantalizing flavors. I love that these treats are so good for…more 

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Topricin – Superior Pain Relief Naturally – Giveaway

Topricin sent over a trio of their odorless, grease-less pain relief creams. This stuff is natural, safe pain relief y’all.  No toxic chemicals, so it won’t interfere with any other medications you might be taken. Website says they are even safe for use by pregnant women. And it helps moisturize your skin. Now that is nice. Topricin offers relief in about 20 minutes without interfering with your bodies natural healing processes. I learned that many topical creams can…more

Larabar “Cappuccino”

Larabar sent over their newest flavored bar “Cappuccino” for us to try out. All I can say is Delicious. Tastes like a great cup of coffee. Made my morning. Great pick me up anytime of the day. Really tasty. One of my favorite Larabar flavors. Coffee lovers, y’all gotta try this one.

 Cappuccino

Do you jump for the taste of java? Then our house blend of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee, dates, almonds, cashews, and vanilla extract is for you. With 4 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein per bar, this dairy-free Joe is ready for on-the-go.

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Better Batter Gluten Free Flour

Better Batter Gluten Free Flour sent over a selection of their fine products to check out. I know you think gluten free you think not so tasty. These guys got gluten free right.  Yummm. Everything I tried tasted great. Another added benefit for me is all the products they sent were Vegan so that means no dairy so I can eat em all.

Let’s check out what they sent:

Better Batter Gluten Free Flour 20oz

This one is great so you can make your favorite recipes without having to worry about gluten. All the flours are high quality.  Available in several sizes.

Better Batter Gluten Free Flour is a truly cup for cup substitute for regular flour in most regular recipes.

Accepted for: Vegetarian/Vegan, OU Kosher, Feingold I & II

Ingredients: Rice flour, brown rice flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, potato four, xanthan gum, pectin (lemon derivative)

Better Batter Gluten Free Fudge Brownie Mix

Super easy to makeFudgy Brownies taste really good. Not overly sweet. Moist and chocolatey. Love that there is an egg free baking option. instructions on back of the box.

Better Batter Gluten Free Fudge Brownie Mix was formulated to look, act, and taste just like – frankly, even better than – gluteny Duncan Hines style brownie mix – our mix even makes a generous 9×13 pan. No special methods needed – just add water, oil, and eggs or pureed beans.

Accepted for: Vegetarian/Vegan, OU Kosher, Feingold I & II

Ingredients: Sugar, white rice flour, confectioner’s sugar (sucrose, cornstarch), cocoa, canola oil, brown rice flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, potato flour, salt, xanthan gum, pectin (lemon derivative), sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate monohydrate

Better Batter Gluten Free Pancake & Biscuit Mix 2.5 pound

We opted to try out the biscuits. Super Super easy to make. Light and fluffy batter makes about 6 biscuits per recipe. Really love that I can make these in one bowl, less cleanup. I used my measuring cup, a spoon and a 1 cup measuring cup for the water.. Make these easily any day of the week for a hearty addition to any meal. Excellent with honey. Great for dunking in soups or stews.

Our pancake and biscuit mix is as simple to use as the big yellow box of Bisquick you used to love! Make biscuits, waffles, impossible pies, and more. Our product can be substituted cup for cup in any recipe calling for Bisquick. One box will make approximately 40-80 4-inch pancakes, depending on thickness; 10 4-inch waffles; or 40 2-inch biscuits.

To make pancakes: Just add water or milk and an (optional) egg.

To make waffles: Just add water or milk, oil, and an (optional) egg.

To make biscuits: Just add water or milk. 

Accepted for: Vegetarian/Vegan, OU Kosher, Feingold I & II

Better Batter Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix

Yes, you see correctly. Your Gluten free diet can also include chocolate cake.

Better Batter Chocolate Cake Mix is as simple to use as any boxed cake mix – and just as tasty! Simply add water, oil, and eggs! Or for a vegan diet, we also include instructions for preparation using soda, beans, or pumpkin

Makes enough for a 9″x13″ or layer cake.

Accepted for: Vegetarian/Vegan, OU Kosher, Feingold I & II

Ingredients: sugar, white rice flour, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), brown rice flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, canola oil,  potato flour, xanthan gum, pectin (lemon derivative), baking soda, salt, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate monohydrate)

Better Batter Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix

Seriously y’all the possibilities are endless.

Better Batter Yellow Cake Mix is as simple to use as any boxed cake mix – and just as tasty! Simply add water, oil, and eggs! Or for a vegan diet, we also include instructions for preparation using soda or beans.

Makes enough for a 9″x13″ or layer cake. 

Accepted for: Vegetarian/Vegan, OU Kosher, Feingold I & II

Ingredients: sugar, rice flour, tapioca starch, brown rice flour, potato starch, potato flour, vanilla extract, xanthan gum, pectin (lemon derivative), sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, salt, turmeric, monocalcium phosphate monohydrate

Better Batter Gluten Free Seasoned Flour 20oz

For this one we made Hubby’s fave fried food. Onion Rings. I don’t deep fry much at all so he is considering this a real treat. Batter was thinner than I expected so I added a bit more of the flour to get it to the consistency I like. The rings turned out pretty darn tasty, well take a look at the pic. I like the seasoning in the flour. I did not have to add anything but water and eggs. The egg is optional for those who don’t want em or can’t have em.

Better Batter Seasoned Flour is as simple to use for frying and baking as traditional flour! We blend more than ten herbs and spices to give your gluten free fried and breaded foods the greatest flavor.

Accepted for: Vegetarian/Vegan, OU Kosher, Feingold II

Ingredients: Better Batter Gluten Free Flour (white and brown rice flours, tapioca starch, potato starch, potato flour, xanthan gum, pectin [lemon derivative]), salt, spices

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Oogies Gourmet Popcorn

Oogies Gourmet Popcorn sent over a sampling of their products for us to try out and tell y’all about em.

Let’s check out the flavors:

Cracked Pepper and Asiago

Great popcorn for movie watching. The pepper has just enough kick to keep ya coming back for more

This bold gourmet selection features a complex, buttery Asiago flavor punctuated with just the right touch of cracked black pepper. We use an American made asiago cheese, which means it won’t have a sharp cheddar taste, but it does have just the right bite. Add in the perfect amount of cracked black pepper and you have maybe the finest gourmet popcorn ever created. If we do say so ourselves. And we do.

Ingredients: Premium popped corn (non-GMO), pure corn oil, parmesan cheese, natural asiago cheese flavor, black peppercorn, cheddar cheese, salt, garlic.

Kettle Corn Original

Ooh!! Delightful. Mom says it’s the Best Kettle Corn she has ever eaten. Perfect blend of salty and sweet. Nice crunch. Really good.

We took the beloved sweet & salty kettle corn and Oogiefied it with the best natural ingredients we could find, like evaporated cane juice, sea salts, and of course our proprietary corn. Then we added some secret touches that separate Oogie’s from all the other popcorns. The result is a Kettle Corn that is both traditional and modern all at once. No more waiting until the fair comes to town, Oogie’s Kettle Corn keeps the fun going all year round.

Ingredients: Premium Popped Corn (Non-GMO), Evaporated Cane Sugar, Sunflower Oil (Non-GMO), Sea Salt, Natural Flavor (Contains Dairy), Soy Lecithin

Contains: Soy, Dairy

Movie Lovers Butter

Lovely movie theatre flavor. You know the good stuff where you can put on just as much buttery goodness as you want. Just the right amount.

Opening this bag of popcorn delivers the same fresh smell of hot buttered popcorn you grew up with at the movie theaters. But unlike the theater, we used real churned butter to present you with popcorn perfection. Needless to say, you’ll smuggle this bag into the theater and be done before the opening credits are finished. Better bring two.

Ingredients: Premium popped corn (non-GMO), pure corn oil, maltodextrin, salt, natural flavor, whey powder, butter powder, dextrose, annatto and turmeric extract. Contains: Milk.

Smoked Gouda

Mmmm Mmmmm Gouda. Sorry those were the first words out of Mom’s mouth. I thought it was kinda cheesy but hey.  Anyhow…This popcorn has a lovely smoky aroma and flavor. Tastes like a really good Gouda cheese.

Originating from the Dutch city of the same name, Gouda cheese is still traded there at the cheese market each Thursday. But you won’t trade this bag for anything. Our full, rich, Smoked Gouda popcorn is made from those wheels of Gouda that have been aged to perfection in Old-World European style. We also blended in our special seasoning to make this a unique culinary experience that will transport you across the sea to the city of cheese.

Ingredients: Premium popped corn (non-GMO), pure corn oil, cheddar cheese, romano cheese, gouda cheese, whey, disodium phosphate, lactic acid, salt, garlic, hickory smoke powder, spices.

White Cheddar

Mild Cheddar flavored popcorn is a nice change of pace.

It’s no secret that the state of Wisconsin produces some of the best cheddar cheese in the nation. We traveled to the Upper Midwest to experience the best the cheeseheads had to offer. Produced for discriminating palates, our artisan White Cheddar popcorn is strong but smooth with a tangy flavor characteristic of aged sharp cheddar.

Ingredients: Premium popped corn (non-GMO), pure corn oil, dextrose, buttermilk, cheddar cheese, salt, whey powder, natural flavors, onion powder, garlic powder, citric acid.

Spicy Chipotle and Lime

Flavor is quite different. I find myself wanting more every time I try to walk away from the bag. Love the slight bite in the aftertaste. Lime is subtle and quite a nice addition.

A southwestern staple, Chipotlé are made from the finest deep red jalapenos then smoked for days to remove the moisture (it takes ten pounds of jalapenos to make one pound of Chipotlé!). These hip peppers deliver a deliciously spicy concoction with just the right balance of heat and sweet. We added a subtle kiss of lime to take you all the way to the bottom of the bag.

Ingredients: Premium popped corn (non-GMO), pure corn oil, maltodextrin, dextrose, salt, roasted chipotle pepper powder, natural flavors, corn syrup solids, garlic powder, onion powder, yeast extract, spices, citric acid, caramel color.

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500 Best Comfort Food Recipes

  Comfort foods are a staple in our house. You know those recipes that have been passed down through the generations that really make you feel, well comforted. We tried out the recipe for Appetizer Beef Meatballs with Sweet and Sour Sauce, Yummm. This is so simple to make and so incredibly delicious. Hubby keeps smacking his lips. Didin’t have a party to host this weekend so we decided to just serve em over rice. Delicious. Here’s a pic of these luscious meatballs:

I can’t wait for payday when we get to try some more. I have not found a recipe that I do not like in any cookbook from Robert Rose. So very impressed with this company.

500 Best Comfort Food Recipes

Comfort foods all have one special thing in common: they make us feel good.
The warmth of soul-satisfying foods evokes memories of childhood favorites — of mom’s kitchen and delicious family dinners. That spells comfort today, and Johanna Burkhard’s recipes are simple and reliable yet incredibly comforting and delicious. Many of them can be made ahead of time and frozen for later use.
Some of these inviting recipes are:

  • Cheese-smothered onion soup
  • Harvest vegetable barley soup
  • One-hour roast chicken with sage and garlic
  • Zesty barbecued spareribs
  • Best-ever meat loaf
  • Amazing chili
  • Mama’s Italian cheeseburgers
  • Spaghetti with creamy tomato clam sauce
  • Wild mushroom risotto
  • Chocolate marshmallow fudge
  • Oven French toast
  • Cheese cornbread
  • Sour cream fudge layer cake with frosting
  • Creamy rice pudding

With recipe shortcuts and serving suggestions throughout, these are 500 dishes that will inspire new comfort food traditions.

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Baking

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Parenting

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