Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Shredding Meat with Ease

My son is getting married next week to an amazing girl.  I am so excited for them!  I am in charge of the wedding dinner and trying to figure out everything when you've got to travel 14 hours and put it on remotely has been a bit of a challenge.  Thankfully, I have amazing family who are jumping in to help me out.  My plan is to cook the meat here, freeze it and take it with me to warm up once I get there.  I made 10 pounds of Honey Lime Chicken in the crock pot.  I had to make 3 different batches.  That is a lot of chicken to shred.  Luckily, I had something to help me out.
They really did make it quick and easy to shred the chicken.
They are easy to grip and feel comfortable in your hands.  One of my favorite things was using them to pull the chicken out of the crock pot with.  They made the task so simple and with less mess.
Beautifully shredded chicken.
Cave Tools is offering you a 15% discount on the Meat Claws
Use the code MEATCLAW15
It's a great deal!
You can order them from Cave Tools here
Or on Amazon here

I am excited to try them out on shredded pork,to help me carve different cuts of meat and to lift meat .
Thanks Cave Tools for helping me out with my wedding dinner prep!

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

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.




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