Good Hands for the Good Life #GoodLife

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 photo allstatelogo_300x60_zps5487a605.jpgLIfe is always interesting be it your home, in your school, or at your work.  However, to make one keep their sanity, you must celebrate moments of simplicity and contentment in life.  As hard as it may be, you have to get over the little trivial things that can happen on a daily basis that drive you crazy.  Inside you have to triumph over adversity, fear or doubt.

When I started this blog, I had no idea what I was doing.  Heck, I am still not an expert baker or cooker (though my kids tell me I am a good cooker all the time!).  However, I had to move beyond thinking I looked like an idiot with some of my recipes.  I had to realize that not everyone is going to like what I make.  However, I also had to get rid of the fear that all of my recipes were going to NOT turn out.  What surprised me the most was that most of my recipes do turn out.  Every so often I try something that doesn't win over my family. 

Granted, life isn't as simple as a cooking/foodie blog.  I know that.  However, if you can overcome small challenges like this, you too can have an Allstate Good Life

Tell me about some of your own good life stories in the comments!  How have you overcome adversity to live a good life?

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Splenda Essentials Giveaway!

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Janet F. Congrats!

When it comes to staying healthy and making simple changes in order to see big results, we all have a few essential methods that we rely on. From biking to the grocery store instead of driving, to brown bagging our lunches instead of ordering out, a few small tweaks here and there can really make a difference. Splenda Essentials includes three smart ways to sweeten the foods you know and love with an added boost of B vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. It’s a calorie-free way to add a small boost of essential vitamins or fiber in each packet or teaspoon, and a way to add a little more than just ‘sweetness’ to foods and beverages.

I know, but how does it taste? Personally, I didn’t see much of a taste difference than if I had used sugar! I love that they have included ways to help you with the added vitamins and antioxidants. Many of the recipes that you can use this in (they have a list of Splenda recipes to check out) are superb like the icy lemon sorbet (can you tell that we’ve had over ninety degree weather for 2 weeks now?).

Since we’ve enjoyed this so much, I’ve got a Splenda prize pack for one of my lucky readers.  Here’s what you need to do:

Check out the Splenda recipes and tell me which one you plan on trying if you win this.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

1. Twitter about this contest. You can do this daily!

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3. Share this post on Facebook.

4. Add this to any forums you belong too. Please give me the URL, so I can verify.

5. Comment on any other post on my blog. Let me know which post.

6.  Like Lisa Cooking on Facebook.

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This contest will end August 10th at 11:59 pm CST! Good Luck!

 

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Eggo FiberPlus Waffles Giveaway

This giveaway is now over. The winner is kolpin. Congrats!

I’m all about easy breakfasts. I’m getting two kids ready for school by myself, and I like to make sure they eat before they head out the door. That means I’m not making a 4 course breakfast. However, Eggo products are something they both enjoy eating!

We recently got to try out Kellogg’s Eggo FiberPlus Waffles. I’ve got one word for you: YUMMY! Or as my three year old said, “yummy in my tummy”. The Eggo FiberPlus Waffles provide an excellent source of fiber — you get 35% of the daily recommend value in every serving. The FiberPlus Waffles comes in two flavors: Buttermilk and Chocolate Chip. The buttermilk variety offers 35% of the recommended daily value of calcium (since I am lactose intolerant, I’m always looking for products that give an extra kick of calcium. I can’t tell you how happy I am to see this with these waffles!), and the chocolate chip variety provides 20% of the recommended daily value of the antioxidants vitamin E and zinc. Both varieties are also an excellent source of 10 or more vitamins and minerals.

Since my family and I love these so much, we have arranged for one lucky reader to try these also! I have arranged for one of you to win a box of the the Chocolate Chip Waffles and also a box of the Buttermilk ones too! Here’s what you need to do:

MANDATORY ENTRY:

Leave me a comment telling what Eggo products that you like!

EXTRA ENTRIES:

1. Twitter about this contest. You can do this daily!

2. Add this post to social media sites like Stumble, Digg, Kirtsy, Blogging Zoom, Reddit, Propeller, Etc. (1 extra entry per site)

3. Share this post on Facebook.

4. Add this to any forums you belong too. Please give me the URL, so I can verify.

5. Comment on any other post on my blog. Let me know which post.

Each of these will give you 5 entries:

1. Blog about this on your blog. Please give me the URL, so I can verify.

2. Subscribe to this blog using either my email or RSS feed

3. Add my badge to your sidebar:

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For 10 bonus entries:

1. Subscribe to my blog using your Kindle!

2. “Like” Lisa Cooking on Facebook!

Good luck! This contest will end May 22nd at 11:59 PM CST.

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