Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust Prize Pack Review and Giveaway

New Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain is the perfect canvas to create your family’s version of the perfect pizza- without having to tip the delivery guy. Make your pizza the way you want it, and in hurry, too.

Just add your favorite ingredients and enjoy a hot, fresh meal in minutes. Whether your family loves pepperoni, veggies, or the works, the possibilities are endless with New Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain.

  • With 16 grams of whole grain per serving, this is a pizza crust the whole family will love
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Mashtini- Fun Food from @BobEvansFarms GIVEAWAY

August 19th is National Potato Day, and our friends at Bob Evans have some fun recipes for you to try out. So cute- Martini’s with mashed potatoes instead of alcohol. We even did a “kiddie” version, my son loved it. Instead of the harsh alcohol with syrup-y sweet flavors why not try some awesome Bob Evans mashed potato recipes like, Sweet Swirl Mashtini, Mediterranean mashed, and the incredible Bob Evans Wildfire Mashtini (which is the one we did).

With the right ingredients and some Bob Evans mashed potatoes, anything is possible. Carbonara mashed potatoes, or a Club Mashtini both with crispy bacon- and what’s not better with bacon, I ask you?

Here are a few of the fun recipes:

Club Mashtini
Prep time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4 mashtinis

1 package (24 oz.) Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes
1/4 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
1/4cup ham, diced
1/4cup Bob Evans oven-roasted diced turkey (from Bob Evans Restaurant) or 1/4 cup of any diced, cooked turkey
1/4 cup cooked bacon pieces, crumbled
1/4 cup ranch dressing
4 mini gherkin pickles (optional)

1.Prepare Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes by following the recommended microwave instructions on the package.
2.Place about 1/3 cup (1/8 package) of mashed potatoes in a martini glass.
3.Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. diced ham on top of potatoes.
4.Place another 1/3 cup (1/8 package) of mashed potatoes on top of diced ham.
5.Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. of each on top of mashed potatoes: Swiss cheese, turkey and crumbled bacon pieces.
6.Lightly drizzle ranch dressing over toppings.
7.Garnish with toothpick and sweet gherkin.

Prep time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Serves: 4 mashtinis


Hanging Out with @ZylieTheBear in Central Park at #OasisDayCamps (AND #Win a Bear!)

Me and my Little spent the morning in Central Park with the makers of Zylie the Bear and Oasis Day Camp (where my son attended camp for a month this summer). The kids had a great time playing together, with lots of activities planned and of course- meeting and learning about the guest of honor- Zylie!

Zylie is a bear after my own heart- she likes to travel 🙂 Zylie the Bear, an innovative new teddy bear line that is all about fashion and adventure, has a silly little brother, likes to learn, visits a museum, and has a Panda friend from China named Shen. In her first book, which was read in parts to the kids, we learn about Zylie and what makes her so much fun. The kids, both boys and girls alike, had a great time hearing her story and playing with the bears. Then, all the “little campers” had a morning of recreational and creative activities that Oasis has to offers – including athletics, exploration and a special “travel & adventure” scrapbooking activity focusing on summer adventures including fun-time at Central Park, at home and even around the world, like Zylie! (www.ZylieTheBear.com).

Great Back-To-School Clothing with @FrenchToastcom

Little Man is about to enter Kindergarten- which is both very exciting, and making me feel like a sad sack all at the same time, LOL. He will be attending a school that requires uniforms, which will make getting dressed in the morning all that much easier.

He looks like such a big boy! Everything he is wearing is from French Toast, the clothing and school uniform company. We did shop around, and I can say without a doubt that this is the fastest, easiest, and least expensive way to get his uniforms. I think it is also the best, and though this year his school is not registered with French Toast, I hope to encourage them to to so by next year. I was not thrilled having to go to a store 25 minutes away, stand in line, make my order, then wait 30 minutes more to have it filled just for a few things that needed to be embroidered. VERY annoying. French Toast does it all- plus faster, less costly, and delivers to my door with the same school uniform quality you would get in the pricey store. BLAH.