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I am interested in products to review and giveaways, so if you'd like me to host one you can contact me at mapam30@yahoo.com

Thank-you


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Grands! Chicken-Bacon Quesadillas from Pillsbury



These look so delish--putting them on the dinner menu this week!!!




Grands! Chicken-Bacon Quesadillas from Pillsbury -- Pillsbury Grands! refrigerated biscuits are used as a flaky, tasty replacement for tortillas in these chicken quesadilla appetizers that are cooked on a contact grill.


 INGREDIENTS: 1 container (8 oz) sour cream
 4 green onions, thinly sliced (4 tablespoons) 
 1 package (1 oz) ranch dip mix
 1 cup chunky-style salsa
 1/4 cup Smucker's® Peach Preserves
 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
 1/4 lb sliced roasted chicken (from deli), chopped
 3/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or crumbled queso blanco cheese (3 oz)
 8 slices precooked bacon, chopped 1 can (16.3 oz) 
Pillsbury Grands! Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (8 biscuits)



DIRECTIONS:
In small bowl, mix sour cream, 1 sliced green onion and 1 tablespoon of the ranch dip mix. In another small bowl, mix salsa, preserves and 1 tablespoon of the cilantro.

Heat closed medium-size contact grill for 5 minutes; spray grill plates with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix chicken, cheese, bacon and remaining green onions, cilantro and ranch dip mix.

Separate dough into 8 biscuits; press or roll each into 5-inch round. Place 1/4 cup chicken mixture on one side of each biscuit round. Fold biscuit over filling; press edges to seal.

Place biscuits, two at a time, on grill; close grill. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Cut each quesadilla into 3 wedges. Serve with sour cream and salsa mixtures.




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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

3-in-1 Planner #review #shopletreview

Shoplet recently sent me another marvelous product to review. I received the Bi-silque MasterVision 3-in-1 Planner and this is a product I didn't even realize I needed until I put it up!


Here's our message center ---not so shabby in my eyes untill



---not so shabby in my eyes until I put


up the MasterVision 3-in-1 Planner.






I saw such a difference we'll never go back!!!





The Board is 24 x 18 -super size makes it EZ to read. Heavy duty ! Stays in place ! comes with a really easy mounting kit that is very strong! -

    FEATURES:

        Multitasking board works well for busy people

          Monthly calendar keeps track of schedules, while magnetic dry-erase surface offers a place to write notes, short messages or a 'to do' lists

            Cork section offers place to post pictures, appointments and put those game or concert tickets for safe keeping.






            The cork section is by far my favorite part to this planning system. I've added a envelope to store documents ---like school supply list, permission slips for camp etc.
            This system gets a 
            5 of 5 star rating from us.







            Making Milestones $200+ Prize Pack #GIVEAWAY Ends 8/5


            I'm pleased to join some fellow bloggers and  Moms & Crafters to bring you this jewel of a giveaway!!
            If you like bling--and what gal doesn't...YOU MUST ENTER!!! =D



            Prize: 
            Beaded Sequin Tote filled w/ Jewelry Making Package*
            5 Pairs of Sterling Silver and Crystal Ear Studs
             Total Package ARV: $220
            Hosted by:
            Moms and Crafters
            and 
            Make Our Own Network
            Co-hosted By

            Monday, July 21, 2014

            #kindawesome Snack Bar REVIEW





            KIND's newest flavors are  proof that you can naturally lower the sugar in a snack while still maintaining a sweet and indulgent taste. Each bar is also crafted from a foundation of whole almonds which recent studies have shown have life-extending properties.

            KIND has added Caramel Almond & Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond to its KIND Nuts & Spices line of bars. These seemingly indulgent flavors expand the line to include eight flavors containing only 5g of sugar (or less) - and nothing artificial.







            Caramel Almond & Sea Salt is made with a seemingly indulgent blend of savory sea-salt and sweet caramel drizzled over crunchy almonds. This bar is my favorite of the two I tried. Its a delightfully low-sugar healthy snack that only tastes like dessert.











            Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond is made with dark roast coffee and whole almonds blended with honey and drizzled in dark chocolate to form a bar that tastes indulgent. This bar gives a extra kick with your 3 pm coffee to get you through the rest of your day.




            What one would you try first???

            I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

            Sunday, July 20, 2014

            10,000th Facebook Fan Celebration Giveaway 10 WINNERS 8/10/14

            I'm thrilled to help celebrate with TheMinistersWife  she's reached a HUGE milestone in Facebook!!!

            10,000 Fans!!! 

            So now it's time to giveaway stuff!!!  =D





            I am celebrating 10,000 amazing Facebook fans, and as a thank you, I am having a big giveaway for all of you! It is so exciting to see some of the wonderful prizes below that you can win.
            Enjoy the celebration! There will be 10 winners! YAY!!

            Grand Prize: ZINK hAppy Smart App Printer™
            Second Prize: Sleep Number® CoolFit™ Foam Contour Pillow
            Third Prize: MIRA Stainless Steel Kitchen Scale
            Fourth Prize: Country Bob's
            Fifth Prize: Country Bob's
            Sixth Prize: Almondina Brand Cookies
            Seventh Prize: Bulu Box One Month Subscription
            Eighth Prize: Boogie Wipes Gift Basket
            Ninth Prize: Kentucky Made Wood Salad Tongs
            Tenth Prize: 4 Exclusive Comics From Rick Jones' Collection

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            ZINK hAppy Smart App Printer™  hAppy is the portable, Wi-Fi®, app-accessory that allows you to print directly from smart phones and tablets. Just download the free ZINK Design & Print Studio™ app onto a smartphone or tablet (or use a 3rd party compatible app); load a ZINK zRoll™ (photographic-quality ZINK Paper in roll form), design, and then wirelessly print to the hAppy. It’s compatible with iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®. hAppy is also compatible with Android™ smartphone and tablets and Amazon Kindle Fire™ tablets.

            Take a look at this video to see how it works. It's amazing and so much fun!


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            Sleep Number® CoolFit™ Foam Contour Pillow




            Like memory foam but concerned about its hot reputation? You'll love our CoolFit™ Foam bedding. A breakthrough in sleeping comfort, gel technology enhances memory foam to create a cool, comfortable sleep experience. In addition, an exclusive wave design lets air flow freely through zones that move as you do. Hypoallergenic. 300-thread-count cotton cover. Also available in classic shape. CoolFit Memory Foam Contour Pillows are made in USA of imported materials. 

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            Mira Brands

            MIRA Stainless Steel Kitchen Scale


            The MIRA Kitchen Scale is the ultimate kitchen tool that not only looks great and works like a charm, but also makes your life in the kitchen so much easier! The perfect replacement for measuring cups. Use one container and the TARE feature to measure out all ingredients for a recipe. Sleek looking scale that occupies very little drawer space. Looks great when left on the counter.
            •  Large easy to read display offers three weighing options: grams, pounds or ounces. 
            •  Easy-breezy stainless steel platform on food scale wipes clean with little effort. 
            •  Accurate measurements in 1g/0.1 oz increments. 
            •  Precise and consistent readings make MIRA digital food scale the perfect digital food scale for Weight Watchers members. 
            • TARE function ignores plates and dishes; weighing only the food inside. This makes the Digital kitchen scale versatile. 
            • 2 year manufacturer warranty. 
            •  Measures up to 11 lbs / 5 Kgs. 
            •  Long-lasting lithium battery included for instant use upon arrival.
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            Almondina® is the inspiring success story of a man whose great loves include both music and wonderful food. For generations his family loved his grandmother Dina’s most secret cookie, which she called Petit Gateau Sec. Yuval Zaliouk, an internationally known symphony conductor and gourmet chef, always had a special place in his heart (and stomach) for this exquisite, crispy wafer with the delicate flavor of roasted almonds and the natural sweetness of plump raisins.

            This all-natural, crispy almond cookie has no cholesterol and no added fat, salt, or preservatives. It is wonderfully crunchy and does not have to be dipped. It is a delightful accompaniment for coffee, tea, soft cheeses and fine light wines. The rush to eliminate fat from gourmet foods too often has also eliminated most of the flavor, a fact which is in sharp contrast to this enticingly delicious cookie.

            Since the introduction of the classic Original flavor, eight more distinctive variations have been introduced, all of which continue to be packed with roasted almonds. A recent innovation, Chocolate Cherry, combines the almonds with dark chocolate and plump cherries.

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            In 1968 Country Bob perfected the sauce of his dreams. After years of giving the sauce to friends and family he began to sell it in 1977. The reaction was overwhelming just as it is today. Almost everyone who tries Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce becomes a lifelong user. And why not, it is the perfect complement to practically any meal set on your table.

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            Monthly subscription vitamin and supplement subscription box



            Bulu Box is the best way to discover health, nutrition and weight loss products. Each monthly sample box is filled with 4 to 5 premium products selected to help you feel your best. Look forward to a new mix monthly for both women and men that include: vitamins, weight loss, energy, protein, digestion, sleep support, fitness DVDs, healthy food utensils and more. Earn an easy 50 points ($5) or more each month by reviewing, sharing and completing short surveys. Use your Reward Points to purchase full-size version of the products that work best for you! Subscriptions are 1, 3, 6, and 12 months.

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            In this gift basket from Boogie Wipes you will receive 1, 90 ct canister of Fresh Scent Boogie Wipes, Kandoo Wash Your Hands, Kandoo Foaming Hand Sanitizer 8.4 oz and 1.7 oz, Boogie Wipes Gentle Saline Mist, Kandoo Detangler, 30 ct Great Grape Scented Boogie WIpes, and a Boogie Wipes t-shirt all in a fun green storage basket!
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            WOOD SALAD TONGS 



            Brilliantly designed handmade one handed wood salad tongs. Designed and crafted in Kentucky.
            The unique design makes it easy to serve pasta, steamed vegetables, hot bread and salads with one hand. Great for buffet lines! Steam heat and pressure have been used for centuries to bend wood into useful shapes like chair backs or musical instruments. Each pair of tongs is hand steamed and bent into shape until cool to create distinctive springs. These springs keep the tongs open for the user, and allow them to fold flat for storage.



             Handcrafted from reclaimed domestic hardwood, each tong is 11" long x 1.5" wide.



             WHO IS KENTUCKY MADE & MORE?
             Kentucky Made & More is an online retailer of high quality, sensibly priced items for gifts or personal use. We specialize in products handcrafted in Kentucky and the surrounding areas.
            Visit us at www.KentuckyMadeandMore.com; or at one of the various events we participate in.

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            Rick's Comics


            I told my wife that I'd like to be part of the celebration by contributing some of my prized possessions: comic books. Here's my package of four color wonderment:

            Power Man and Iron Fist #72 [1981: Months before, Iron Fist's foe, Chaka, was imprisoned. Who has now taken on his identity? The new Chaka is murderous and without honor . . . the original [and repentant] Chaka begs his brother, and Power Man and Iron Fist, to stop the imposter.

            Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [1987]: The magazine sized extra length adaptation of the Disney cartoon film classic, this golden anniversary edition includes a Snow White poster!

            Spider-Man #1 [1990]: The hottest new comic of that year, written and drawn by Todd McFarlane, this comic had a total print run of around 6 million . . . which ultimately drove the value down, since it was in no sense rare. Well, a couple of the later printings are valuable, but this is the first printing, pretty common, but still . . . a cool bit of comics history and a nice Spider-Man cover [unless you dislike spiders, as Lois does, because the art includes about 3 dozen of them]. Sealed, bagged newsstand edition.

            Mr. T and the T-Force #1 [1993]: Yes, that Mr. T, leading a group of youths determined to tackle "real problems of the streets" with cleverness, courage, and the inimitable awesomeness of Mr. T -- who had a heavy amount of input in the stories, and swore that his character would never use guns. Artwork by Neal Adams. Sealed, bagged edition, includes trading card.

            Fun stuff for you. And for Lois, the joy of knowing that 4 more of my 3500+ comics are out of the house. Especially the one with all those spiders. Total estimated value: $10.00

            Thanks to all the sponsors of the giveaway and all the bloggers who have helped to promote it!

            ZINK hAppy
            Sleep Number
            MIRA Brands
            Country Bob's 
            Almondina Cookies
            Bulu Box
            Boogie Wipes
            Kentucky Made and More
            Rick's Comics

            And the following blogs:
            ReviewsSheROTE, Cummins Life, CasaMoncada, The Cheshire Cat's Looking Glass, Detroit Mom & Her Views, Here We Go Again, Ready, The Stuff of Success, What The Buzz Is All About, Krazy Kat Freebies, just plane and simple, Java John Z's, Our-Wolves-Den, My Best of Both Worlds, Holiday Contest and Sweeps, Confessions Of A Mommy Of 5, Deliciously Savvy, Peanut Butter and Whine, Gloria's Bits and Pieces, Frugal and Coupon Crazy, Central Bargains & Giveaways, Michigan Saving and More, A Small Village, One Sassy Geek, Simply Sherryl, Mami's 3 Little Monkeys, Cassandra M's Place, Heartbeats~ Soul Stains, My Silly Little Gang, My Devotional Thoughts, and Davids DIY

              a Rafflecopter giveaway

            Terms and Conditions:
            Open to US Residents only. Must be 18 or older to enter. Limit one entry per household/address. All entries will be verified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification if no response, then another winner will be chosen. Contest ends at 12:01 AM 8/10/14. The Minister's Wife Stamps and Saves is not responsible for the delivery of the prize. The company sponsoring this giveaway is solely responsible for the delivery of the prize to the winner(s). The Minister's Wife Stamps and Saves is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails or physical mail. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, Instagram, or any other social media. Void where prohibited by law.

            Friday, July 18, 2014

            A Great Summertime treat @Verisoda





            We all know soda is a treat that everyone enjoys, but we also know that most varieties of it aren't very good for you. Whether it’s regular soda that’s loaded with sugar, or diet drinks with the increasing evidence that they might be just as bad for you as the regular stuff, you just don't know what to trust! I was thrilled to be asked to sample the Veri brand, because with my kids the "I WANT A SODA" is hard to ignore all summer. I love that I have a healthier option to offer them.

            First thing while getting the mom's party set up with me I hear my daughter say "WOW really fun designs" I must agree each flavor has it's own unique shape and color on the bottle. A Very RETRO look I love.





             Even better is what's (not) inside.

            Veri Sodas have a “low glycemic load,” meaning you won’t have a sugar spike (or the dreaded after-crash!). All Veri Sodas are caffeine free.









            Veri Soda has no harsh sweetness or overpowering carbonation. only pure delicious refreshing taste,and with only 60 calories
             per can. Did the Mama's like it???



            See for yourself!! 



            We took a poll and Ginger Ale and Orange ties with the most votes.



            Can be found on Amazon  and various grocery stores. 

            RAINBOW COOKIES #FoodtasticFriday!

            A while back I received an e-mail from Pillsbury with these lovely Rainbow Sugar Cookies-- my daughter being the lil baker was begging to make them!! They are a great  fun treat for any summer picnic!! 







            They looks super cute and pretty EZ to make--off to the store to buy the cookie dough

             and away went Kayleigh in the kitchen!--




            1. one or two rolls of  refrigerated cookie dough
            2. box classic gel food colors
            3.  1 cup of flour
            4. 1/2 cup sparkling sugar or turbinado sugar

            Heat oven to 350°F.

            Divide dough into 5 equal parts. Tint each with a different gel food color--

             add 2 tablespoons of the flour to each to keep from becoming overly sticky-VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






            On work surface, place 2 pieces cooking parchment paper. Sprinkle a bit of the remaining flour onto 1 of the pieces of parchment paper. Use rolling pin to roll red dough to 8x3x1/4 inch. Transfer this dough to other piece of parchment paper. Repeat with orange, yellow, green and blue pieces of dough, placing each color on top of the other until they are all stacked in rainbow order--red, orange, yellow, green, blue. THIS PART WAS A LITTLE TRICKY!!



            Use sharp knife to cut edges of dough to even out rectangle.

             Starting at long side of dough, roll up.












            Sprinkle parchment paper with sparkling sugar. Roll dough gently in sugar until 

            coated. Cut into 1/2-inch slices with sharp knife, then press one side of each 

            round into sparkling sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, sugar side up.




            Bake 7 to 10 minutes or just until set. Cool slightly before removing to cooling 

            rack.





            ~*~~*~~*~ALL DONE !!!!!!~~*~~*~~*~






            ~~the extra ends of dough  from step 4 we sort of smoosh down and they looked like tye dyed cookies-NO WASTE =^D ~~






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