Milkmakers Review and Giveaway #Cookies

 

I’m sure that you’ve at least heard of Milk Makers. They are an absolutely amazing company. Which is why I’m thrilled to do a review for you as well as to offer you a giveaway of their great product.

About Milk Makers

Milk Makers is a company that makes wonderful nutrient filled cookies for breastfeeding mothers. The founder of the company, Emily Kane started it as a means to find a solution to her new issues when trying to balance going back to work and nursing her daughter. Milk Makers are packed with great flavors and fresh ingredients, as well as supplements that help boost a milk supply for a breastfeeding mother. Some of the supplements that are added are brewer’s yeast, oats, and flax seeds. For about $1.50 a day, a mother can boost her milk supply by eating a great cookie!

My Thoughts

I was very excited to give Milk Makers a try. I was able to successfully breastfeed my other daughter up to a year. I am not going to say that it was easy, as I am also a working mother! I It did get very tricky to be able to pump enough at work to compensate what [Read more…]

Nectresse Sweetener

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NECTRESSE™Sweetener for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

For the most part we try to use as little sugar as possible in our house. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, like hot beverages. A cup of coffee or tea without a sweetener of some kind is much like a painter told they can not use the color blue or red. Completely absurd. 🙂

Take a look at this video by Lisa Ling,

We have tried many different sweeteners of all types including many all-natural and organic ones- most times these fall short of the pink, blue, and now yellow sweetener packs. But there is a new contender from the people who make Splenda, called NECTRESSE™Sweetener . Nectresse is a sweetener based on monk fruit, which is one of the sweetest fruits on the planet, nearly 150 times sweeter then sugar. [Read more…]

Chicken Littles- Now Available

KFC is re-launching the new and improved Chicken Littles, which are now back on the menu and available for the little price of $1.29. KFC has not sold Chicken Littles in more than 20 years, but it is back by popular demand. A recent poll on the KFC Facebook page revealed that Chicken Littles was the overwhelming favorite among items they’d like back on the menu.

Chicken Littles feature a freshly-breaded Extra Crispy Strip sandwiched in a sweet bun topped with pickle slices and KFC’s signature Colonel’s Mayo. The soft, sweet bun complements [Read more…]

Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe

I love making this dish for several reasons, one of course it feeds a large hungry family, second it’s super easy and third you can freeze it and re-heat or cook it at a later date. It’s been super busy with school and activities which most of you can relate too. This dish is hearty, and believe it or not easy to set up.

My favorite way to make this is with garden vegetables, but you can use meat, I used peppers, zucchini and eggplant for a vegetarian dish. I have never used no boil lasagna noddles before but have been told by many they use my easy recipe with it and it comes out even quicker, you choose what you’d like!

I make it extra cheesy. 🙂

Ingredients

1lb of your choice vegetables washed, skinned and sliced (eggplant, zucchini and red bell peppers fit nicely together. Make sure they are not sliced thickly, or it will take longer to cook.

2-3 cups of your favorite tomato sauce or 3 pint jars homemade tomato sauce.

Lasagna noddles either oven ready (no boil) or cook regular lasagna noddles as directed on package.

2 teaspoons Italian seasonings

couple [Read more…]

Almondina- Thin, Crunchy Cookies @Almondina

Cookies are some of our favorite foods. The trick to a good cookie is good ingredients, a careful hand, and a loving heart. (Insert AWWWW here.) For your consideration, I bring to you Almondina cookies. These cookies are crunchy, small and pack on a tasty punch. The cookies are healthy and delicious. Each cookie is packed full of roasted almonds. There are many varieties of Almondinas, including original, which has both raisins and almonds in it, Chocolate Cherry, which instead of raisins has cherries in a dark chocolate flavored cookie, and [Read more…]

Whats for Supper? A New Southern Living CookBook

Making dinner can be both one of the most rewarding and at the same time the most tedious parts of the day. Reason being, a good meal on a Tuesday brings smiles to everyone’s face. But an ok one is simply ok, nothing special, just another meal. And we all get stuck in ruts from time to time, right?

For those of us who deal with this not so unique situation, there is a solution in the form of a new book by Southern Living- Whats for Supper: 30-Minute Meals Everyone Will Love. This book is written by Vanessa McNeil Rocchio, and is based upon the popular column in Southern Living magazine. It is packed with over 250 recipes which are all quick, easy, and home made. The recipes are broken up into various categories: from know [Read more…]

Beerlicious- A Fun New Cook Book

There are very few things that go as well together as grilling, summer, and beer. There is a great new cook book by the grill master Ted Reader called Beerlicious Volume 1. This fun book teachers readers not only how to grill like one of the best, but how to grill with beer as one of the ingredients. Yay, this was a hit with daddy! Sometimes as a marinade, sauce, or even an ingredient in a grilled cake.

Double chocolate stout German chocolate cake is one of the most interesting dessert recipes. I have to be honest in my house we love the grill and nothing beats a nice barbecue on a warm summer night. But we have never had cake on the grill and this book opens up [Read more…]

Vegetable Bake Recipe

Here’s a great summer veggie dish-

Vegetable Bake

This vegetable bake is fast and easy. Use any soup mix you’d like or simply season it to your liking and change things up. I didn’t use soup mix this time and just tossed basil, Parmesan cheese some pepper and garlic on it. Great summer dish!

Ingredients

1 envelope soup mix (onion, garlic mushroom, even ranch dip would work just don’t use full package)

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 medium sized eggplant peeled and sliced

1 medium zucchini sliced

1 medium yellow squash sliced

1 large tomato

2 tablespoons butter

Oven 375F

In a small bowl mix up the soup mix and cheese. Spray a baking dish [Read more…]