Category: Eating

Link Round-up: Cleaning Carpet, Apple Bubble Bake, an Inexpensive Backsplash, and More

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has a carpet de-greaser, an apple bubble bake, tips for making an inexpensive plank backsplash, and more.

Muslin and Merlot taught us how to make a huge plastic spiderweb.

One Good Thing by Jillee shared a tip for getting stains out of the carpet.

Life with the Crust Off shared a recipe for a caramel apple bake.

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Annie’s Noms shared a recipe for salted caramel fudge.

A Beautiful Mess taught us how to make an inexpensive plank backsplash.

Create Craft Love showed us how to set up a game of hillbilly golf.

You Brew My Tea shared 25 DIY outdoor fun crafts and activities for kids.

Photo credit: Muslin and Merlot and Annie’s Noms

Link Round-up: Green Juice, a Pencil Wreath, DIY Magnets, and More

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has a spicy ginger pineapple green juice, pencil wreath, salt dough bear magnets, and more.

Chocolate Covered Katie taught us how to make avocado key lime pie tarts.

Mind Body Green shared a recipe for spicy ginger pineapple green juice.

Spaceships and Laser Beams shared free back to school lunch note printables.

Create Craft Love showed us how to make apple magnets.

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Muslin and Merlot showed us a DIY project with copper medallions.

Crafts n Coffee showed us how to make a back to school pencil wreath.

Suzy Sitcom taught us how to make salt dough bear magnets.

Photo credit: Chocolate Covered Katie and Muslin and Merlot

The Oh She Glows Cookbook Is Worth It for a Single Recipe Alone, but All of Them Are Delicious

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 by No Comments

I hate to cook, but it’s a little more tolerable when I have faith that the recipe I’m following is going to result in something not just edible, but good. It also helps when each recipe is an adventure, but a manageable one.

I’ve gone to the biggest farmer’s market in the area just to piece together meals from this book, even though the ingredients aren’t all that exotic (but I will say I couldn’t get rainbow carrots at my local grocery store and it was nice to find them there).

My family has enjoyed every recipe we’ve made from this book, but there’s one standout recipe that makes the whole purchase worth it all by itself: the roasted potato salad with asparagus, avocado, and dill. Doesn’t that description make your mouth water?

Angela Liddon knows her stuff. I should mention that this is a vegan cookbook, but you won’t miss the animal products. The meals are filling, have variety, and look beautiful on the plate. Even my husband is satisfied when we cook from this book. He’s said he knows we can’t go wrong as long as we’re cooking from it–he totally trusts her recipes.

The only downfall has more to do with the ingredients than the book. Sometimes the recipes take a little (lot) more preparation and forethought than I usually want to give to dinner.

For example, some ingredients may need to be soaked overnight. I generally notice that about five minutes before I’m ready to start cooking or, in the very least, I realize I forgot to do it even though I knew it needed to happen.

The majority of the recipes aren’t like that, though, and can be whipped up when you realize, “Uh-oh, they want to eat again,” and then ask yourself, “Why every night?”

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Link Round-up: Fair Food, Tikka Masala, a Face Mask, and More

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has state fair foods, a vegetarian dish, a face mask, and more.

A Beautiful Mess showed us how to make vegetarian tikka masala.

Living Chic on the Cheap taught us how to make an avocado face mask.

Spaceships and Laser Beams gave us some inspiration for bento lunchbox meals.

Create Craft Love shared some state fair food favorites.

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Pink When showed us 10 DIY headboards you can make in a day.

Muslin and Merlot showed us how to make a super-sized party sub.

Crafts ‘n Coffee showed us how to create favorite movie characters from Styrofoam and other craft supplies.

Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess and Pink When

Link Round-up: Living Your Purpose, DIYs, Muffins, and Lemonade

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up shares how to know if you’re living your purpose, some DIYs, a muffin recipe, and watermelon lemonade.

The Tip Toe Fairy shared a watermelon lemonade recipe.

Mind Body Green shared 20 signs you’re living your purpose.

Five Heart Home gave us a recipe for whole wheat zucchini banana muffins.

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Pink When offered up a southwest cheesy chicken casserole dish.

Lovely, Etc. shared a simple seashell shadowbox DIY.

Mabey She Made It showed us how to make paper plumerias.

I Dig Pinterest taught us how to make a wooden tic-tac-toe game.

Photo credit: The Tip Toe Fairy and Pink When

Link Round-up: Movies, Wall Art, Outdoor Lights, and More

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has a list of inspirational movies for everyone to watch, home décor ideas, retro-inspired outdoor string lights, and more.

Chocolate Covered Katie shared a recipe for bite-sized Nutella-stuffed mini chocolate tarts.

Mind Body Green collected a list of 14 inspirational movies everyone should watch.

Cupcakes and Cashmere shared her list of beach gear that earns its keep.

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A Beautiful Mess shared a colored mat gallery wall idea.

Joy in Our Home showed us how to make a copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade.

Create Craft Love showed us how to make a distressed serving tray.

Fynes Designs shared a how-to on retro-inspired outdoor string lights.

Photo credit: Chocolate Covered Katie and A Beautiful Mess

Lower Your Cholesterol with Corazonas Oatmeal Squares

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 by No Comments

If you’re worried about high cholesterol, Corazonas Oatmeal Squares are a tasty way to promote a healthy heart.

Each oatmeal square has 5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein with 15-16 grams of whole grain, depending upon the flavor you select. Corazonas Oatmeal Squares are naturally low in sodium and free of trans fats, making them a sensible choice for an on-the-go breakfast or a midday snack.

To help lower cholesterol, Corazonas Oatmeal Squares contain 0.8 grams of plant sterols in each serving. Plant sterols are proven to fight heart disease by working to lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. This means that eating just one Corazonas Oatmeal Square gives you the same cholesterol lowering benefit as eating 30 apples, 36 bananas, or 61 tomatoes!

My husband, who is inherently suspicious of anything labeled as health food, liked the soft and chewy Chocolate Coconut Macaroon flavor in the samples we received so well that he’s requested I order a box just for him. If you love blueberries, I highly recommend the Blueberry Oatmeal Squares.

Other available flavors include:

  • Banana Walnut Oatmeal Squares
  • Chocolate Brownie Almond Oatmeal Squares
  • Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Squares
  • Chocolate Coconut Macaroon
  • Cranberry Flax Oatmeal Squares
  • Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Squares
  • Peanut Butter Oatmeal Squares
  • White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Oatmeal Squares

Corazonas was founded in 2005 with the goal of giving people who suffer from high cholesterol tasty yet nutritious ways to manage their cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Visit the Corazonas website to learn more about the different flavors of Oatmeal Squares or the company’s other snack products.

Disclaimer: Product samples were provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of preparing this review.

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ThinkThin’s New Lean Protein & Fiber Bar Are a Healthy, Yet Tasty On-the-Go Snack

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 by No Comments

If you’re looking for a tasty way to get more protein and fiber into your diet, thinkThin can help. Just in time for summer, thinkThin has introduced a new line of Lean Protein & Fiber bars.

Each bar has just 150 calories, but contains 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. Additionally, all flavors are gluten-free and contain only 5 grams of sugar.

Available flavors include:

  • Cinnamon Bun White Chocolate
  • Honey Drizzle Peanut
  • Salted Caramel
  • Chunky Chocolate Peanut
  • Chocolate Almond Brownie

I absolutely adored the Salted Caramel sample I received and will be ordering another box soon. It tasted almost exactly like a dark chocolate covered caramel candy and didn’t leave the funky aftertaste in my mouth that some protein bars can have.

The Chunky Chocolate Peanut was also quite tasty. The only flavor I really disliked was the Cinnamon Bun White Chocolate, which fell short of the fresh baked cinnamon roll taste I was hoping for.

The thinkThin Lean Protein & Fiber bars bars are small and don’t seem to melt or crush easily, so they’re perfect for slipping in your purse as an on-the-go snack. I took one to the pool with me yesterday so I wouldn’t be tempted to buy a Snickers bar for myself when my son wanted to visit the concession stand for a treat.

ThinkThin was founded by a former model and a busy single mother of two, Lizanne Falsetto. When creating the thinkThin Lean Protein & Fiber bars, her goal was to create flavors that successfully balanced nutritional value and taste. ThinkThin Lean Protein & Fiber bars are available nationwide at grocery and specialty retailers. Visit www.thinkproducts.com for more information.

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Disclaimer: Product samples were provide by the manufacturer for the purpose of preparing this review.

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Link Round-up: Hair Accessories, Birthday Party Ideas, Recipes, and More

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has mad scientist birthday party ideas, peanut butter Nutella s’mores, a belt strap memo board, and more.

Muslin and Merlot showed us how to make tangle-free hair accessories.

Take a Bite Out of Boca showed us how to make Mediterranean herbed spaghetti squash.

The Country Chic Cottage showed us how to make peanut butter Nutella s’mores.

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Mom Endeavors shared ideas for mad scientist birthday parties.

A Beautiful Mess taught us how to make a belt strap memo board.

Thrifty Jinxy shared some tips for choosing a quality hotel.

My World Simplified shared a recipe for Amish broccoli and cauliflower salad.

Photo credit: Muslin and Merlot and Mom Endeavors