Homemade Condiments: Artisan Recipes Using Fresh, Natural Ingredients

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Forget about reaching for store bought dressing, sauces, and dips. With Homemade Condiments: Artisan Recipes Using Fresh, Natural Ingredients you can now start creating these masterpieces in your own kitchen.  This full color cookbook offers up 75 classic recipes and gourmet twists on your favorite condiments.  A few of the condiments you can learn to make:

• Smoked Tomato Ketchup
• Whiskey-Spiked Barbecue Sauce
• Grainy Porter Mustard
• Roasted Red Pepper Aioli
• Sweet Pickle Relish
• Rooster-Style Sauce
• Roasted Garlic Olive Oil
• Blue Cheese Dressing
• Sweet Chili Sauce
• Hot Fudge Sauce

Why reach for a preservative-filled jar from the store when Homemade Condiments shows how easy it is to make your own using fresh, flavorful, natural ingredients?  The secret to exciting, homemade meals is in the homemade sauce.

McCain Potatoes!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for McCain Foods. I received a sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.

I am going to be honest. I am a meat and potatoes gal. My whole family is. I will always eat a potato that you throw in front of me, so needless to say, I was excited to try out the McCain potatoes. They all looked so good!

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My kids absolutely love the McCain Smilies. It is one of the few times I let them play with their food. Like love to pretend their potatoes have voices and make comments like “don’t eat me” right before they shove it in the mouth. (I never said we were normal LOL.) Madison can’t get enough of their sweet potato fries either!

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Why do I love McCain potatoes? Where do I start. I love that they are made from natural ingredients. My picky eater kids love to eat them. I don’t have to bribe them to eat dinner — they just do (with sounds effect but hey they are eating!) The McCain potatoes are just so easy to make too. I can’t complain when all it requires me to do is throw them in the over and flip them over at some point. Seriously, that’s it.

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I am happy to share with you all that McCain Potatoes is running a Facebook Contest where they will select 1 winner each week (8 winners total) to receive a $500 grocery store gift card! Contestants can also check out the Grocery Goodness Giveaway tab for to receive a $1 off coupon off any 1 bag of McCain Potato products!

Load up on groceries your family loves, and bring naturally good moments to the dinner table every time you serve McCain Potatoes. What is your favorite McCain product?

Milton’s Snack Crackers Giveaway! #Organic #NonGMO

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Milton’s began in 1995 with the opening of Milton’s Restaurant and Delicatessen in Del Mar, California offering wholesome and great tasting foods. Milton’s founders continued their pursuit and passion by creating great tasting breads for their sandwich offerings. Their customers loved the bread so much that they wanted to take it home with them…thus began Milton’s Baking Company. Since those days, they have continued to grow our line of delicious and nutritious breads and developed an assortment of flavorful crackers made with the same whole grains and goodness as their signature breads.

I recently was able to review their crackers. There is a minimum of 82% of organic content. These crackers are made from organic wheat, corn, oats, and honey. A Non GMO Level One Audit has been completed on all these products. They are all natural, peanut free, and orthodox union kosher. Best of all, depending on the flavor, they have between 1110 – 130 per serving. All of the cartons are also printed on paper board that is sourced from sustainable sources that is 100% recycled with a minimum of 35% post-consumer content. All inks are also vegetable based with lower water consumptions and low VOCs.

Now, I know you head may be spinning with all that information (however, I like to include it because everybody is looking for something different when it comes to their foods). I do you know you are all wondering how do they taste. Great! Here are few of the flavors:

      • Original Multigrain –  This one is my personal favorite.  These use the same grains and slight sweetness as Milton’s Original Multi-Grain Bread. These crackers are 95 percent organic. They’ve added a hint of natural sweetness and topped the crackers with organic sesame seeds for a taste you and your family won’t be able to resist. + All Natural Ingredients
        + 95% Organic Ingredients
        + Non-GMO Audited
        + No Saturated Fat or Cholesterol
        + No Preservatives
        + Environmentally Friendly Product Packaging
      • Honey & Corn –  These will remind you of buttery sweet corn bread.  They start with the finest organic wheat and corn, and gently knead in organic honey to create a whole new kind of cracker!
        + All Natural Ingredients

        + Made With Real Honey
        + 92% Organic Ingredients
        + Non-GMO Audited
        + No Saturated Fat or Cholesterol
        + No Preservatives
        + Environmentally Friendly Product Packaging

      • Chocolate Multi-Grain – This is my second favorite. They start with the finest organic wheat and oats, and gently knead in real organic chocolate and organic honey to create a delightful snack the whole family will enjoy.+ All Natural Ingredients
        + Made With Real Chocolate
        + 82% Organic Ingredients
        + Non-GMO Audited
        + No Saturated Fat or Cholesterol
        + Low Sodium
        + No Preservatives
        + Environmentally Friendly Product Packaging
      • Blueberry Multi-Grain –  Their Blueberry Multi-Grain crackers recipe starts with organic wheat, corn and oats, and they gently fold in real, wild, organic blueberries, for a delicious crunch and burst of flavor the whole family will enjoy.
        + All Natural Ingredients
        + Made With Real Blueberries
        + 82% Organic Ingredients
        + Non-GMO Audited
        + No Saturated Fat or Cholesterol
        + Low Sodium
        + No Preservatives
        + Environmentally Friendly Product Packaging
      • Honey Multi-Grain –  Their honey Multi-Grain crackers recipe will remind you of your favorite “o’s” cereal you grew up with.  They start with the finest organic wheat, corn and oats, and gently knead in organic honey to create a whole new kind of cracker!
        + All Natural Ingredients

        + Made With Real Honey
        + 92% Organic Ingredients
        + Non-GMO Audited
        + No Saturated Fat or Cholesterol
        + Low Sodium
        + No Preservatives
        + Environmentally Friendly Product Packaging

These were a hit in my house.  I’ve noted my favorite up above, and have arranged for one lucky winner to win a Milton’s Snack Cracker Prize Pack!  Here’s what you need to do: