Sunday, March 11, 2018

Crazy for Canvas and a Giveaway

Over the Christmas holiday while all my kids were here, we had family pictures taken and I couldn't wait to get one up on the wall.  I love to get my favorite photos printed up on canvas.  I think it makes the picture look amazing and classy.   So I was excited when Canvas Factory asked me to do a review.  In moments I had taken a picture from my phone and created my masterpiece.  
I absolutely LOVE it!!
At Canvas Factory they make it easy to get just what you are looking for.  There are lots of sizes, options available. I loved how simple it was to get this picture to fit on the canvas.  
It is beautifully wrapped and the back is covered.
I love that the shipping is no more than $9.95 and it came quickly.
It was a great experience and I am thrilled with my canvas.  

Now the great part.  Canvas Factory is giving one lucky reader a free canvas.  To enter just follow the directions below.  The giveaway is only open to US and Canada residents. Winner will be chosen on 
April 1, 2018

Happy Picture Taking,

Disclosure: The 16 x20 Canvas print and giveaway were provided by CanvasFactory. All opinions are my own!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Happy Super Bowl Sunday

This year I switched up from the usual Super Bowl food I normally make.  I went a little crazy with football shaped foods.  My daughters are saying if our guests don’t get here soon all of our food will be football shaped.  I did make some Zuppa Toscana soup and garlic cheese waffle biscuits to add to the flair.  Here’s a little preview of our simple Super Bowl eats.  

Here's to a great game!  Enjoy and Go Eagles!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Clean Grill in a Flash

I must admit I was a little lazy at the end of grill season this year.  I guess I was hoping it would not end.  I had put off cleaning the grill and ended up moving it in to the garage during a rain storm.  Each time I went to the garage I would look at it and feel a little guilt about how dirty it was. Then I received the Cave Tools BBQ Grill Brush and decided it was time to tackle the mess. 
I was shocked at how easy it was.
It was quick and did an amazing job.
100% RUST PROOF DESIGN - Stainless Steel Wire Bristle with Strength Clip for Cleaning Char Broil Weber Porcelain and Infrared Barbecue Grates  
Before the grill brush
After using the grill brush.

I am so excited and impressed with how clean my grill looks and best of all now I have no guilt when I look at it anymore!!

You can purchase your own Cave Tools BBQ Grill Brush either over at the Cave Tools Website for $11.99 .
You can also find it over at Amazon where it is on sale for $9.99 and with Prime for free shipping.  
Cave Tools is offering you a 15% discount if you use the code BBQBRUSH15
It is a great investment.  A true time saver.  
I am excited for grill season to come around and be able to clean my grill with ease, but for right now I will enjoy the sight of my clean grill!
I am in LOVE with this grill brush!

I was given the BBQ Grill Brush by Cave Tools.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps
2 Tbsp oil
1 lb chicken
1/2 cup diced carrots
8 oz can water chestnuts, drained and diced
1/2 cup minced onions
1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
1 head iceberg or butter lettuce, separated in to rounds

1/4 cup Hoisen sauce
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic

Mix the ingredients for the sauce together in a bowl and set aside.
Cut the chicken into small pieces.  Heat the oil over medium high heat in a large frying pan.
Add the chicken and stir-fry for about 3 minutes or until browned.  Add all the vegetables, 1/2 of the peanuts and the water chestnuts and stir-fry for an additional 2 minutes or until the veggies are cooked tender.

Add the sauce and simmer until everything is hot.  Stir in the remaining peanuts. 
Scoop the mixture onto a lettuce piece fold around and eat.

*I cheated and used can chicken this time and it was perfect. 
I prepped it all the night before.  I think it allowed the flavors to mix well in the sauce.

This was a huge hit at my house and I will be making them again soon!


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sausage Zucchini Boats

My sister Tayler had recently made some Mexican Zucchini Boats and said how amazing they were, so it got me thinking.  I thought about it for a couple weeks and this is what I came up with.  It was a huge hit at my house and refreshing to have something a little different for dinner.
Sausage Zucchini Boats
1 lb sausage
1/4 cup diced onion
1-2 tomatoes, diced
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (optional)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
4 small Zucchini

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cut Zucchini in half horizontally and hollow out the middle of each strip.
Dice up the Zucchini that you hollowed out and set aside.
Place your Zucchini boats in a casserole dish and lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Brown sausage and onion in a pan.  Add diced Zucchini flesh, garlic and tomatoes.  Cook for about 5 minutes or until sausage is fully cooked and veggies are soft.
Remove from heat. Spoon meat mixture into the Zucchini boats.
Sprinkle with Parmesan and mozzarella .
Bake for 20-25 minutes.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Garlic Cheese Waffle Biscuits

One night I needed some garlic bread to add to a pasta meal I was serving for dinner.  I was out of bread but found a tube of biscuit in my fridge and started thinking.   It was a hot day so I decided to get out the waffle iron and these beauties were created:

Garlic Cheese Waffle Biscuits
Canned bicuits
String Cheese or Mozzarella cheese cut into small chunks
garlic (or garlic salt)
Parmesan Cheese

Melt about a Tablespoon of butter with a 1/2-1 teaspoon of minced garlic - Set aside
Heat waffle iron and spray with cooking spray.
Cut cheese into pieces about 1/2 inch slices.
Flatten biscuits, place cheese inside the biscuits and wrap the dough around the cheese sealing it.
Place in waffle iron and close the lid.  Do not force it shut.

Wait a couple minutes (check on them)  
I used my green light indicator on the waffle iron.
Once they are golden brown, remove and brush with the garlic butter.
I have made these several times and they are always a hit.
Both of my college kids have called asking for the details.
It is so quick and simple.



Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Perfect Salad Spinner

A few years ago my friend invited me over to lunch and served the best tasting salad I think I had ever had.  The lettuce was crisp, tasted fresh and was just perfect in the salad.  I asked her what her secret was and she pulled out something I was unfamiliar with..... a SALAD SPINNER.  I was instantly hooked and have been through several of them since then.  Each have been good, but have had some limitations until recently I got this one:

It is the QUICK DRY SALAD SPINNER made by Cave Tools.
It is AMAZING!!!

You can rinse, dry and serve all in the same bowl.
It is lightweight, but sturdy.  I love the locking lid with the drain built right in.
I rinsed my lettuce, then turned the nob a few times to spin it (to which my daughter commented on how fun that looked) and then I poured our the remaining water which was not much and the result was amazing.
This was lettuce we were using for tacos and it was crisp and not one bit watery. It was perfect.
I love that you can also use this to clean other veggies, fruit and pasta.  The locking handle makes it easy to lock and unlock.  Clean up is made easy since the whole thing is dishwasher safe. 
I am in LOVE with this spinner.

You can purchase it on the Cave Tools Website here

Cave Tools is offering my readers 15% off by using the code: SALAD15

You can also find it on here on Amazon and it is on Prime so if you are a member you could get free shipping.

This is the best spinner I have used and can't wait to use it often!



Disclosure: I was given the salad spinner by Cave Tools.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own.


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