Feed Your Party Guests Like Kings This 4th Of July With Greensbury

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There should be nothing more impressive than fireworks at a 4th of July party than a great meal shared with family and friends.  Thanks to Greensbury, you can feed your party guests like kings with great American organic meat and wild seafood.  Finding quality food at local grocery stores can be a challenge.  Greensbury delivers all of their quality food straight to your door, saving you time and money all while providing a superior product.

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I received some burgers and skirt steak to try out from Greensbury and I have to say that I’m super impressed with just how incredibly high quality the meat was.  Not only was the flavor absolute perfection, but the meat was so tender and juicy it was insane.

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The Greensbury Organic Grass-Fed Burgers are made from the cattle raised on the Greensbury ranches in the Dakotas.  The cattle are raised on a diet that’s completely grass-fed and grass finished.  The cattle get to freely roam on open pastures and are never fed hormones or antibiotics.  All of the love and care that goes into the cattle really comes through in the flavor and texture of the meat.  I’m not always the biggest hamburger fan like the rest of my family, but these burgers were AMAZING!  The burger was juicy while bursting with flavor that is out of this world.

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The Greensbury Organic Grass-Fed Skirt Steak is hands down the best skirt steak I’ve ever had…ever.  These cuts of skirt steak come from the same Greensbury ranches in the Dakotas that the burgers are made from.  The marbling on these cuts of meat leaves a tender finished product that will make your mouth water.  I have been so let down by the skirt steak I find locally that I stopped making one of my family’s favorite meals, carne asada.  I used the Greensbury skirt steak to make carne asada for the first time in a long time and my family just couldn’t get enough.  I will be ordering the skirt steak from Greensbury again in the near future…now that I’ve had their meat I will never be able to go back to grocery store bought cuts.  (If you want to try my carne asada recipe, click here.  You’ll also be able to see how inferior the meat available locally is)

So, what makes Greensbury so different?

  • icon_certification_usda-organicGreensbury’s organic meat satisfies all USDA organic regulatory standards. This means their cattle have year-round access to the outdoors, are never subject to genetic engineering, are fed certified organic feed, and raised on certified organic land.

 

  • icon_certification_grass-fedGreensbury’s cattle are raised on small, family-run farms where they enjoy a grass-fed and grass-finished diet. They freely roam and are fed only grass and forage for their entire lives.

 

  • icon_certification_humanely-raised.png Greensbury’s cattle live their lives the way nature intended. They spend the duration of their lives freely roaming on open pastures and are even provided with optional shelter in cases of inclement weather.

 

  • icon_certification_vegetarian-fed Greensbury’s chickens are raised on feed that is made entirely from plant materials and free of animal by-products.

 

  • icon_certification_wild-caught Greensbury’s seafood is sourced from oceans and fisheries that are certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or rated either “Green” or “Yellow” by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.

 

  • icon_certification_sustainably-raised.png Greensbury’s animals are raised in a manner that conserves natural resources and biodiversity using systems and techniques that conserve and protect the environment.

 

Feed your guests like kings this 4th of July and taste the Greensbury difference.  Once you have their incredible meats, you’ll never be able to go back to store bought cuts of meat again.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Summer Snacks From Graze Your Tastebuds Will Thank You For

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If you guys haven’t heard of Graze yet, it’s a really great snack subscription box that allows you to customize your selection of treats so you get something that’s just right for you.  With over a hundred different snack options, it’s hard not to find a great variety that you can’t wait to try out.  If you follow certain diets or have any food aversions, Graze helps you customize your box to your snacking needs.

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I received a variety of the snacks I ranked highest on my “must try” list and I am incredibly surprised at just how delicious each snack was.  I went camping on the lake with my children and husband so these little snack packs came in very handy!  It was a great way to stay nourished without compromising my way of eating that was also super convenient.

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Whether you’re craving sweet or savory, this snack is sure to satisfy.  Graze’s specially designed dipper punnet means that you can enjoy dunking dippers into peanut butter even when you’re on the go.  Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try drizzling your peanut butter over frozen yogurt and sprinkling crushed dippers on top!  These Protein Peanut Butter Dippers With Pretzel Sticks are a must!

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If you’re like me you love a great everything bagel but don’t love all the calories that come along with it.  In this New York Everything Bagel snack pack, you’ll find a perfect blend of flavors at only 150 calories so you can feel good about the snack you’re indulging in.

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This Strawberries and Cream Protein Granola Topper was one of my favorite snacks included in my box.  It all started with creamy yogurt, tasty yet plain, waiting for the right topper to come along.  After some experimenting in the kitchen, Graze came up with a quick, easy way to make yogurt so much more exciting.  A new, tasty way to get a little extra protein into your diet.

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Sesame Garlic Crunch was another one of my favorites, it is so tasty!  These sesame sticks are infused with garlic to create one of my favorite flavor combinations.  Graze’s taste experts then added soy-infused crackers made with oat bran for a tasty source of dietary fiber…what more could you ask for?

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Oh. Em. Gee.  This Salted Fudge And Peanut Cookie is delicious!  Salted caramel is one of the most famous flavor combinations and the sweet and salty taste has stood the test of time (so far)!  Graze deconstructed the salted fudge & peanut cookie to make a tasty Graze style snack.  The buttery flavor comes from creamy vanilla fudge sprinkled in with protein-boosting peanuts for an addicting salty twist.  And possibly the best part are the mini cocoa cookies!

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The Lightly Salted Popping Corn is a perfect treat to settle down with.  Sometimes there’s nothing better than a bag of popcorn fresh out of the oven.  Graze’s popping corn has small pinch of salt and is a great source of fiber. At only 130 calories, it’s the perfect light snack whether you’re at your desk or in front of the TV.

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Garden Of England shows just how creative Graze can be.  They wanted to capture the feeling of summer in a snack and I think they did a delightful job.  This sweet, juicy mix is a huge summertime favorite and after just one bite you’ll see why.  The bright, juicy, fruity flavors pack a punch of taste your tongue will love.

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Last, but not least, I also received Summer Berry Flapjack in my box and I’m so glad this one was included!  Flapjacks are a tasty treat that the Graze experts put a delicious berry twist on.  You’ve never tasted a snack like this before!  The Graze flapjacks are made by the White family from their own 30 year-old recipe.  These tasty treats are hand baked in small batches to prevent the rustic rolled oats from damaging, which is why Graze flapjacks are such a great source of fiber and taste truly homemade.

This summer is the perfect time to try Graze snacks!  See how good it feels to snack healthy and indulge without ruining that summer body you’ve worked so hard for!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Delicious Grass-Fed Beef Delivered To Your Door From 2XL Premium Angus

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Have any of you guys noticed that beef just doesn’t taste the same as it used to?  I miss the way burgers, steaks, roasts, and ground beef used to taste.  I remember some of the most mouth-watering beef dishes as a child but unfortunately as an adult I don’t eat much of it any more.  I set out on a mission to find out what about beef changed, and where I could get the taste of the good ol’ beef that I remember.  I came across 2XL Premium Angus and was pretty hopeful after researching their grass-fed beef.

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2XL has a raises registered Angus cattle on their ranch in southern Iowa and mails some of the best beef you’ll ever taste straight to your door.  I received a variety of different meats to try out and I have to tell you, I couldn’t wait to get cooking!

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I can’t even begin to imagine when the last time I had great ground beef was.  I was eager to try out the 2XL Grass-Fed Ground Beef and 2XL Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties.

The Grass-Fed Ground Beef comes in a 1 lb (16 oz) package that keeps the meat super fresh, it’s very well sealed.  This ground beef is typically 80% lean without anything extra added to it.  No added fats, fillers, or water.  I made the most amazing tacos with this ground beef and the kids couldn’t get enough of it.  Right away they tasted the difference from our typical ground beef and asked me where I got the ‘amazing meat’ from.

The Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties are made from the same great ground beef my family and I fell in love with when I made those delicious tacos.  You’ll get a 1 lb (16 oz) package containing 3 – 5.3 oz burger patties that you just won’t be able to resist.  I haven’t had a hamburger that tasty in about 30 years and I can’t wait to buy some more of these patties of amazingness.

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Who doesn’t love a great steak, right?  2XL truly delivered with some of the best steak I have ever had in my life.  The marbling is beautiful and the fat to meat ratio is perfect.

My husband and I decided to each try a steak, he tried the Grass-Fed Ribeye Steak.  This is a great cut of meat that really showcases the flavor profile of 2XL’s grass-fed beef.  It is hand cut and trimmed from the center of the prime rib roast, is highly marbled, and is oh-so tender.  No marinade needed!

I tried the Grass-Fed New York Strip Steak and it was AMAZING!  These NY strip steaks are aged in a way that optimizes flavor and tenderness, and are hand carved by 2XL’s expert butcher from the center of the loin.  This steak was juicy, tender, incredibly flavorful, and quite filling!  I could only eat half in one sitting but I had a delicious lunch the next day with the leftover.

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Last, but certainly not least, I also tried out the Grass-Fed Natural Smoked Pepper Beef Sticks.  The meat sticks out on the market today really leave a lot to be desired but 2XL delivered once again.  These beef sticks are made using the same registered Angus cattle all of their other products are made with.  You’ll be surprised how just a few ingredients combine to make this tasty treat the whole family will love.

With Father’s Day just around the corner I can’t think of a better gift to give the meat-loving men out there.  Whether you buy just a few cuts of meat or the Griller’s Butcher Box, you can’t go wrong with 2XL Premium Angus.

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

 

Make Mother’s Day Gift Giving Fun With Corso’s Cookies

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Corso’s Cookies is on a mission to make gift giving fun, delicious, and beautiful.  The perfected cookie recipe combined with the detail that goes into hand-decorating each cookie and packaging each gift with the utmost care all come together to make some of the best gifts you’ll ever have the pleasure of giving.  These deliciously buttery shortbread cookies are made with high-quality ingredients and baked fresh every single day.  Made in the USA with a little extra love making these edible works of art an extra special gift every single time.

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Each and every Corso’s Cookie is individually wrapped and well protected during shipment to prevent damage to your special gift.  This year Corso’s Cookies is offering a beautiful Mother’s Day Butterflies And Flowers Cookie Bouquet and it is beautiful!  My cookie bouquet arrived 100% intact, and ready to be enjoyed.

About the Corso’s Cookies Mother’s Day Butterflies and Flowers Cookie Bouquet:

“Make Mother’s Day extra special with this delicious arrangement of decorated shortbread cookies. These butterfly and flower cookies are the perfect gift for every mother in your life and will be sure to make her smile. Each cookie is individually wrapped to ensure freshness. Each extra large shortbread cookie measures 4-5″ across and weighs nearly a quarter pound a piece. Choose from a 6 cookie arrangement for $49.99 or upgrade to a 9 cookie arrangement for only $10 more and receive 50% more cookies.”

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Make sure you check out the entire Corso’s Cookies selection to check out all of the occasions that Corso’s Cookies makes beautiful bouquets for!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Fill Your Easter Baskets With America’s Most Iconic Easter Candy…PEEPS!

 

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I’m sure everyone in the country knows about PEEPS and for good reason.  PEEPS are one of the most iconic Easter candies that no basket is complete without.  Ever since I was a little girl PEEPS were one of my favorite candies, and I love that they’re still around to be part of my Easter traditions with my children.  PEEPS sure have come a long way since I was a little girl!  I love how they’ve kept things traditional while adding fun new spins on their bunnies and chicks every year.  PEEPS is always coming up with new and delicious flavors for each holiday season that compliment the holiday just perfectly.

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This Easter you’ll be able to find all of your favorite classics along with the fun new Easter 2017 PEEPS.  My kids and I have had a blast testing out all of the new flavors.

PEEPS Easter 2017 offerings include:

  • PEEPS® Sugar Free Chicks are back with a yummy vanilla crème flavor and new eye-catching graphics. These Chicks are perfect for the sugar- conscientious consumer.  60 calories per Chick, fat-free and gluten-free.  Available in a 3 count package.
  • PEEPS® Fruit Punch Flavored Marshmallow Chicks are a delicious rush of classic fruit punch flavor is sure to tickle your taste buds!  26 calories per Chick, fat-free and gluten-free.  Available in a 10 count package.
  • PEEPS® Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks are a delicious vanilla cake flavored marshmallow chicks sprinkled with fun rainbow confetti.  28 calories per Chick, fat-free and gluten-free.  Available in a 10 count package.
  • PEEPS® Blue Raspberry Flavored Marshmallow Chicks are the cutest little blue chicks that bring sweet and tart flavors together like never before create a ‘berry’ delicious taste experience.  28 calories per Chick, fat-free and gluten-free.  Available in a 10 count package.
  • PEEPS® Sour Watermelon Flavored Marshmallow Chicks are where sweet and sour flavors collide to create a burst of watermelon in these ten green chicks with a blush pink center.  28 calories per Chick, fat-free and gluten-free.  Available in a 10 count package.
  • PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks – The 5, 10 and 15 count packages of the iconic PEEPS® Chicks are available in classic Easter colors including pink, orange, lavender, green, blue, yellow and white! (Note, some colors only available in certain pack sizes).  28 calories per Chick, fat-free and gluten-free
  • PEEPS® Marshmallow Bunnies – The classic PEEPS® bunnies come in yellow, pink, lavender, green blue and white. (Note: Some colors only available in certain pack sizes).  28 calories per Bunny, fat-free and gluten-free
  • PEEPS® Delights™ Blueberry Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Dark Chocolate.  These three blueberry flavored marshmallow PEEPS® Chicks are delicately dipped in decadent dark chocolate for a taste as sweet as blueberries in season.  50 calories per Chick, gluten-free.  Available in a 3 count package.
  • PEEPS® Delights™ Coconut Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Dark Chocolate.  Get whisked away to a tropical island with every bite of Coconut flavored PEEPS® Chicks.  The decadent dark chocolate adds to the experience for the ultimate PEEPS®-lover’s treat.  50 calories per Chick, gluten-free.  Available in a 3 count package.
  •  PEEPS® Delights™ Lemon Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Lemon Fudge.   These lemon flavored PEEPS® Chicks dipped in creamy lemon flavored fudge is a perfect treat for mom or yummy addition to any Easter basket.  53 calories per Chick, gluten-free.  Available in a 3 count package.
  • PEEPS® Delights™ Marshmallow Chicks Dipped in Milk or Dark Chocolate.  Enjoy the magic of classic marshmallow PEEPS® plus the added delight of real chocolate.  Bite into creamy milk chocolate or decadent dark chocolate and experience the iconic PEEPS® Chick elevated to new heights!  53 calories per Chick dipped in Milk Chocolate, gluten-free.  57 calories per Chick dipped in Dark Chocolate, gluten-free.  Available in a 3 count package.
  • PEEPS® Delights™ Orange Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Orange Fudge.  These three PEEPS® Chicks are orange flavored and dipped in orange fudge to heighten the citrus experience. Share them with your friends or keep them for yourself!  53 calories per Chick, gluten-free.  Available in a 3 count package.
  • PEEPS® Delights™ Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Milk Chocolate.  Take a bite into the fluffy marshmallow taste of chocolate mousse
     to create an unforgettable chocolate-lovers experience. The creamy milk chocolate dip further enhances the chocolatey experience.  53 calories per Chick, gluten-free.  Available in a 3 count package.

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If you’re a Wal-Mart shopper, then you’re in luck because you’ve got exclusive access to the new line of PEEPS mystery chicks!  Which one will you try?  Mystery Flavor #1Mystery Flavor #2, or Mystery Flavor #3?  Or if you’re like our family you’ll try all three!

No Easter basket is complete without PEEPS…make sure you’re stocked up on all the flavors so you can be the best basket giver ever!!

Make sure you keep up with PEEPS for all of the latest and greatest treats.  PEEPS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Homemade Treasure Never Tasted This Good Before #TrixisTreasures

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Something that you don’t know about being a blogger is that sometimes, even just getting off the ground is a difficult task to accomplish.  When you’re just starting out it’s hard to find a company who wants to work with you because you’re not established and don’t have a whole lot to show for yourself yet.  In 2013 when I first started out it was next to impossible to find things to review but Trixi’s Treasures was one of the early companies that took a chance on me.  I fell in love with their snacks all those years ago and when offered the opportunity to work with them again, I was blown away at just how incredibly big Trixi’s Treasure has grown.  It would take far too long to begin to list the flavors, so make sure you check out their whole selection…you’re sure to find quite a few flavors that you just can’t live without.

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Trixi’s Treausre specializes in creating healthy, easy to prepare mixtures called Shantelyn Treasure Dust Mixtures.  Are you wondering just what Shantelyn dust is?  It’s a 100% all natural powder mixture that you cook with one cup of butter or margarine.  Bake it onto cereals, crackers, cookies, chips, pretzels, dried fruits, nuts…whatever, and it creates a unique flavor that’s irresistible.  It adds a light crunchy coating to each piece and it will keep you coming back for more.

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No need to feel guilty for indulging, all of the Shantelyn Treasure Dust Mixes are 100% natural and contain no artificial colors, flavors, preservative, or GMO’s.  Add in gluten-free to boot and you’ve got an incredibly tasty snack that you can feel good about no matter what member of the family is snacking.

Don’t just take my word for it, Trixi’s Treasures has been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway so that FIVE lucky winners can try Trixi’s Treasure for themselves!

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Five (5) lucky winners will each receive six (6) bags of Trixi’s Treasures!  Giveaway will begin 03/12/17 at 6 pm EST and will end 03/19/17 6 pm EST.  Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prizes before another winner will be chosen.  All giveaway entries will be validated.  Winners are randomly selected.  Click the link below to enter:

Click here to enter the Trixi’s Treasures giveaway!!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Super Snacks For A Super You #CountryArcher

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When it comes to jerky, Country Archer is just about as gourmet as it gets.  Country Archer has been bringing healthy snacks to the market for nearly 40 years, and you can taste the expertise that goes into every single product.  From a little known brand sold at roadside stands to the nationwide favorite it is today, Country Archer jerky snacks just don’t get any better.

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I received a variety of Country Archer products to try out and I have to say, I think in my 4 years of blogging, this was the package that hit a home run with my whole family more than any other.

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Who doesn’t love a great bag of beef jerky right?  Country Archer definitely does NOT disappoint no matter what flavor you and your taste buds dive in to.  Each bag of jerky comes from small batches using only the finest USDA inspected 100% grass-fed beef.  What you see on the label is what you get in the package and in a world full of tricky food labels, that really is a beautiful thing.  Country Archer beef jerky is available in:

  • Original
  • Mango Habanero
  • Teriyaki
  • Sriracha
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Sweet Jalapeno

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Turkey jerky is a favorite of mine and these Country Archer flavors are killer good.  Just like the beef jerky, Country Archer’s turkey jerky is made in small batches with great ingredients.  Only all-natural antibiotic and hormone-free turkey breast will do for this jerky and you can really taste the Country Archer difference.  Country Archer turkey jerky is available in:

  • Hickory Smoke
  • Honey Dijon

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Last, but absolutely not least, are the Country Archer Frontier Bars.  These Frontier Bars are packed with protein and super convenient to take on the go.  Whether you’re going to the gym, on a hike, having a picnic or taking a long walk, Country Archer is there to help you keep going and enjoying this big beautiful world we live in.  Country Archer Frontier Bars are available in:

  • Herb Citrus Turkey
  • Sweet BBQ Pork
  • Cayene Beef With Pork

Go on, try Country Archer for yourself and taste the difference expertise and craftsmanship bring to the table.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***