Almond Breeze

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Milk does a body good, right? Unfortunately, a lot of people are lactose intolerant, and a lot of people just don’t like milk. I am not one of those people, however, Blue Diamond Almonds make a delicious substitute-Almond Breeze Almond Milk!! Almond milk is lactose free, soy free milk that comes in many different flavors to suit your needs or tastes. I have tried the Almond Breeze original, Almond Breeze original unsweetened, Almond Breeze vanilla unsweetened, and Almond Breeze chocolate. To be honest, I love them all!! They all have a deliciously sweet but not too sweet flavor that makes it so enjoyable. The unsweetened flavors have only 40 calories per 11 fl oz serving and the sweetened have 80 calories! The chocolate almond milk has only 160 calories per 11 fl oz! Each of these almond milks have less fat than regular 2% milk with only 3.5g of fat or 4g for the chocolate! My husband is lactose intolerant and a huge chocolate junkie, and he loves the Almond Breeze chocolate almond milk. I think my favorite is the original although I really do love them all. The Almond Breeze Almond Milk is free of dairy, soy, lactose, peanuts, cholesterol, gluten, eggs, MSG, and casein and is vegan!! For those of you out there who would love to be able to drink milk but can’t have it because of health issues, try Almond Breeze Almond Milk-you will love it!!

The Stocked Kitchen

I know a lot of you are here, because you are looking for quick and easy things to make. The Stocked Kitchen is a cookbook you have to get! Every recipe in this cookbook is made from a master list of ingredients. As long as you keep these ingredients in stock, you’ll always have something to make! The ingredients are things you keep around your house, and the recipes are fairy simple. It’s one thing to have a lot of food ingredients on hand and another to actually have a plan to use them without waste. The Stocked Kitchen solves that by streamlining ingredients so that a food item or seasoning is used in several different recipes. Something like balsamic vinegar, instead of being used once for a salad dressing, shows up in 12 recipes; garlic powder is used in 37 recipes, calamata olives in nine, pine nuts in 13, puff pastry is used in 11 recipes, etc., while still offering plenty of variety. There is everything from shrimp pineapple shish kebabs to broccoli and cheese quiches. One of our favorite recipes has to the the pb&j ice cream sandwiches!

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Talking Turkey

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here already!  That being said — I am cooking my first Thanksgiving dinner this year, so I am all about finding all the help I can get.  While looking for some ideas and recipes, I can across Better Homes and Gardens and found that they have a lot of helpful information.  They have an excellent tasty recipe section that has cranberry sauces, holiday salads, spice-rubbed turkey, turkey stuffings, and even a wine guide just to name a few.  They also have a lot of crafts and decorating ideas. You can make the Wheat Centerpiece, Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids, Thanksgiving Day Cards, Tic-Tac-Toe, and the Wild Turkey.  We can’t forget the Turkey Roasting Guide which is what I really need.  Best of all, its free!  The roasting guide helps you figure out defrosting and cooking instructions for your turkey, as well as chicken, beef, pork, and other large cuts of meat. You can even select the time you want to serve your meal and get a personalized cooking schedule.

If you are looking for some great ideas for Thanksgiving, make sure you check out Better Homes and Gardens.  I know I am glad I did!