Wednesday, February 26, 2014

When in cold weather, a bowl of warm soup is required

With the weather being so cold, rainy and snowy lately, this is the best time to eat something warm. It is especially a good time to eat something quick and easy to make with food products you already have in your pantry.

This is when making a Baked Potato Soup for one, or more, sounds delicious. In fact, using a Baked Potato Soup Mix is an easy meal to make in no time at all. I have made this soup more than once now and this is a soup  mix that needs to always be in your pantry.

Now, the packet inside the box suggests you use a creamy broccoli mix, if you so desire, with chedder cheese, but, I used fresh broccoli and chedder cheese in my soups. This Baked Potato Soup can be made with or without this added vegetable. But let me tell you, this soup is delicious and you will want to share a pack with your family and friends. In fact, invite your family and friends over for lunch or dinner.

This soup is not the only one you can try at Homemade Gourmet either. They also make, and sell, a Taco Soup Mix, Hearty Beef & Vegetable, Tomato & Basil, Chicken Enchilada and other mixes as well. These are not the only products Homemade Gourmet sell either.

Other yummy products from Homemade Gourmet provide for their customers, myself included, are:
For all my gourmet family and friends out there, I suggest you bookmark and begin buying delicious products from Homemade Gourmet.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cheese, the best way to buy and use it, is if comes from the Organic Creamery®

Honestly, I can not imagine living without cheese. Cheese comes in so many different forms. Now, the best way to use cheese, in my opinion, is when it is organic. The last thing one wants is to be using cheese full of preservatives and other ingredient that are not recognizable. When looking for any type of cheese, American, Baby Swiss, Blue, Feta, Goat Cheese, Pepper Jack and even String, it is always best to buy organic. When buying cheese from the Organic Creamery® not only are you supporting this awesome company in their efforts to keep you and your family healthy, you are choosing to stay healthy, without adding unnecessary chemicals to your body.

The Organic Creamery®, on every page of their cheeses, on their website, show that their milk does, indeed, come from cows and the cheeses are made in Wisconsin. Ever since I have begun buying the Organic Creamery® cheeses, specifically the Feta, Blue and Goat Cheese, I have been adding it to my salads and I love it. Oh goodness, there is no way I can eat a salad now, without adding crumbled Feta and Blue cheese to every salad. Adding these cheeses makes eating my salads that much more desirable to eat...and I do not eat salads everyday.

Right now, I am eating some String Cheese and I love it. It is the perfect snack at home, in the car, or anywhere you may be because it fits in your purse or backpack. My twins love eating String cheese and they will eat some when they come home from school every now and then.

So, remember, it is always a good idea to have some
Organic Creamery® cheese on hand, that is, in your refrigerator, all the time, as cheese is good for making any type of meal.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Have You Had Your Snikiddy Snack Today?

Between lunch time and dinner time, what do you do for a snack? It is during this time, you know you are getting hungry. Whether you are at home, work, school or just out and about, it is always nice to have some sort of snack on hand, right?

When the munchies come calling, there is no need to have junk food on hand though. Junk food, for the most part, contains such ingredients as MSG, aspartame, HFCS and so much more that is chemical-based for man-made. There is no need for these ingredients, especially if you can not pronounce them, in your body and mind.

With this said, there is no better time than to go to your local, grocery store, and pick up a bag or two from Snikiddy. The Snikiddy snack company was founded in 2006 by a Mother and Daughter who wanted to provide a healthier snack option to all parents wanting to give their children better snacking options.

Well, I am one of those parents wanting to give my twins a healthier snacking option. My twins love cheese puffs and oh yeah, Snikiddy makes, and sells, Cheese Puffs! In fact, they make and sell two flavors of Cheese Puffs. Both Backed Cheese Puff snacks are certified Gluten-Free, made with non-GMO corn (yeah!), no trans-fats, low in saturated fats, NO MSG (yeah!), vegetarian and made in a factory that does not contain peanuts or treenuts.
  • Baked Mac n' Cheese
  • Baked Grilled Cheese
 Snikiddy also makes, and sells Baked Fries which come in these awesome flavors. Every bag of Snikiddy Baked Fries are made certified gluten free (wheat free too), non GMO potatoes & corn, 50% less fat than regular potato chips, NO MSG, cholesterol free, vegetarian (contains dairy), kosher and made in a facility that does not manufacture any products containing peanuts or treenuts.
  • Baked Chedder Cheese
  • Baked Sea Salt
  • Baked BBQ
  • Baked Original Seasonings
  • Baked Bold Buffalo
  • Baked Hot & Spicy
Then, for those who are not fans of eating their veggies on a regular basis, there is a new, and great way to begin eating your veggies in chip form. Now, you can eat your veggies in chip form and with several flavors as well. Just like the other amazing snack foods above, the Eat Your Vegetables snack chips are made with a full serving of vegetables (In just 1 oz, 13 chips), made with Non-GMO vegetables, grains, and oil, excellent source of Vitamin A, all-natural & cholesterol free, gluten & wheat free, low in sodium, 3 grams of protein per ounce, vegetarian, NO MSG, kosher, made in a facility that does not process any products containing peanuts or tree nuts and available in 4.5 oz bags.

  • Sea Salt & Lime
  • Sea Salt
  • Sour Cream & Onion
  • Jalepeno Ranch
  • Italian Herb & Olive Oil 

When the Snikiddy snack company had a plan to make all healthy for you snacks, they went all out. This is one amazing company and everyone who wants eat healthier snacks needs to support Snikiddy every time you go to the grocery store to stock up your pantry with snacks. Snikiddy, with all our help, can put the 'old stand by' chip companies, out of business by voting with our dollars on only healthy snacks, always, all the time.

So, do what I did and when the need to eat snacks comes upon you, reach for a bag of Baked Cheese Puffs, Baked Fries or Eat Your Vegetables Chips that are already in your pantry, waiting to be opened and ready to be eaten alone or with your children.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Eden Foods Should Be In Everyone's Pantry

Today, healthy snacking in just as important as eating healthy meals. Once one decides to go the healthy eat route, they do not have to give up snacking. The healthy foods of today, are usually found in health food grocery stores or farmer's markets. But, there are more places to look for, and purchase, healthy foods today. 

In fact, all one has to do is sit go online. Yes, a lot of organic, or natural, food stores can be found online just buy typing in certain keywords. The keywords I use when searching for healthy snacks I want are as follows: organic snacks, organic foods, organic blueberries, natural blueberries, organic mixed dried seeds and fruits. There are a lot of keywords one can use to find the good, healthy food products they desire.

Dried Wild Blueberries, Organic<br /> Pocket Snacks

All Mixed Up Too

 Now, if you want more than snacking foods around your home, although, these are really good for kids in school. They can be put in lunches or be great after school snacks. But, if you want more than this for meals, using organic dried beans or canned beans is always good to have in the pantry.

Not sure about you, but my girls love juices, especially apple juice. 
This apple juice is so delicious. This company hand picks them, washes them and presses them without any chemical aides. This is a good thing and is one, of many reasons, why this apple juice can be called organic. Eden Foods takes their job of picking apples for their apple juices seriously.

Aside from what I have written about, Eden Foods sells these products:
  • Chili
  • Condiments and Sweeteners
  • Oils and Vinegars
  • Spices and Herbs
  • Teas
  • Whole Grains
  • Product Samplers and more.
Eden Foods is the only place you need to go to for your snacking and meal needs. They love what they do and they do it for themselves, their families and you and your family too.

Simply Snacking Is Fine, But What Are You Simply Snackin On?

Snacking, for the most part, is something people like to do. There are so many things to snack on today. Sadly though, there seems to be more unhealthy snacking foods. This is changing though, consumers are raising their voices and telling food companies they want more healthy snacking foods. Snack foods does not have to equal unhealthy foods anymore.

These days, new companies are being created to fill the niche for healthy, even gluten-free, snacks. One such company that is filling this niche for healthy snacks is Simply Snackin. The Simply Snackin food company was created by Tom and Sue Kramlich. Tom and Sue appreciate the simple things in life and this includes the outdoors, they family, friends and good food and health. With a combined 40 years in the food industry, together they decided to build a company that would provide great tasting meat products, with no fillers, added chemicals or low quality ingredients.

With their desire to make and sell quality meat products, they came up with Simply Snackin jerky meat products that come in a variety of delicious flavors.

When one usually sees a jerky meat product, it is only made with beef, but the jerky made by Simply Snackin come in Beef and Chicken. These two types of meat are a great way to have a slice of meat, in the type of meat you want, and flavor you want.  The beef comes in beef sirloin flavors of Apples & Cherries, Cranberries & Blueberries and Teriyaki Beef Sirlion & Pineapples.

These beef flavors are very different when it comes to flavors of beef jerky. But, these are not the only flavors. There is also the chicken flavors to try as well.  The chicken comes in Chicken Breast with Black Bean Salsa, Chicken Breast with Seasonings & Romano and Teriyaki Chicken Breast with Mango & Papaya.

It is so nice to have more than one, or two, companies, that make jerky today, especially when this company wants to make a snack that is really good for you. These snacks are great for putting in a purse, a pocket, a backpack or vehicle glove compartment too. In fact, these Simply Snackin jerky snacks are great to share with family and friends alike.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Simple, Natural, Cooking Ingredients Begin with Wildtree

The term, or word, organic is heard a lot today in some new programs, but mainly in alternative online newsletter. Being able to find organic food is becoming more important to people who care about their health today. This is why more people are doing all they can to read very label found on shelved products in grocery stores, and even, health food stores.

Our health is in our hands and it should not be left to even a healthcare professional. With the advent of the internet, it is becoming easier to do our own research into what foods are good for us and what foods we need to stay away from. Temptation is always within reach, especially when it comes to seeing foods that tempt us on grocery store shelves.

With this said, buying spices, like rubs and seasonings, are food products that can used to make meat like beef and chicken taste better at any time of the year. Some of the seasonings Wildtree make, and sell, are as follows:
  • Taco Seasonings
  • California Style Garlic Pepper Lemon
  • Just Like Mom's Meat Loaf
  • Chipotle Lime Rub
  • Rockin Moroccan Rub
  • Java Rub 
There are more seasonings, and rubs, besides the ones above.

Along with these rubs, Wildtree makes and sells bread dippers, dips and salsas, decadence sauces, gluten-free mixes and much more. Whether you are a foodie or not, this is the only website where everything here needs to be in your pantry for daily or weekend use.

When you begin buying and using Wildtree seasonings, you will want to throw a party with your family and friends as well. I mean, there is no need to keep this company 'bottled up' when you can share these amazing seasonings and mixes with everyone you know. It is highly likely your family and friends want to use the same seasonings and mixes as you do to stay healthy like you.

Oh, and one more thing that is great about buying products from Wildtree is all the herbs are of the highest quality that is free from all preservatives, additives, fillers and does promote a healthy lifestyle for you and your family.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Why Make Cleaning Any Harder. All You Need Are Green Clean Solutions

Being able to clean with natural, organic, products is very important today. In fact, it should have always been important, but as people, we are always looking for a quick way to get a job done. The thing we did not know what was, being able to get a cleaning job done quickly, with chemicals, would lead to health issues. Inhaling chemicals is never a good thing to do, even if all we wanted was a 'short cut' so to speak.

The 'short cuts' we have or had taken for cleaning might have lead to health issues that can now be stopped. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to using cleaning products. Once one finds out there are natural, organic and healthy cleaning products out there, there is no going back to the chemical way of cleaning.

With this said, the only place one needs to go when buying natural, organic, cleaning products is Green Clean Solutions. Ever since 2007, Green Clean Solutions has been on a mission to offer only organic, plant-based aromatherapeutic cleaning products for the home and even the office.

The Green Clean Solution products I have been using for a week now is the Green Clean Starter Kit. This is the best starter kit to begin with, in my opinion. It comes with everything you need to begin cleaning your home, or office, the organic, natural way. The Green Clean Starter Kit comes with:

  • 1 Multi-Purpose Concentrate
  • 1 Gentle Scrubbing Cleanser,
  • 1 Toilet Bowl Cleaner,
  • 1 Citrus Burst Dishwashing Liquid,
  • We will add: 1 24 oz spray bottle,
  • 2 micro fiber cloths, FREE!

Now, Green Clean Solutions makes, and sells, more than these types of cleaning products to. If you want your home to smell good throughout the day, you will need to have one of their Air and Fabric Fresheners to have in every room of the home or office.

Also, cleaning clothes should not be left to national brand, or store brand, detergents, when what you really need is any one of the laundry care products made by Green Clean Solutions. Home cleaning products are a great way to begin using any organic, naturally made product, from the Green Clean Solutions company, but they are also making, and selling facial care, bar soaps, lotions and lip balms too.

When one shops through Green Clean Solutions, they will begin to live in a better smelling home, or office, and be able to use organic body products as well...all in one place and with Made in the U.S.A. products. It is a win-win situation.

Taking from a popular movie, "There is no place like home" buy and products for the home. or office.

Funding the American Dream

One of the essential elements of the American Dream is home ownership. A number of government programs are in place to assist in fulfilling these dreams and assist prospective homeowners. Very few government programs actually fund money for mortgages. Rather, they provide government guarantees to those who loan the money to the purchasers.

Each program is designed for a different purpose and has different qualifications to specify who can obtain a loan. For example, the Veterans Administration loans are limited to qualified military personnel and veterans. On the other hand, FHA home financing is available to all first-time home buyers who meet other criteria.

The structure of the FHA program is designed to help people seeking to begin their role as homeowners. If someone has good credit and is considering a lower-priced home, they are good candidates for considering such a government-backed loan. Under the current rules for a FHA loan, it takes as little as 3.5 percent of the purchase price for a down payment. Even with some credit problems, a first-time buyer may qualify. One of the additional qualifications looks at a potential borrower’s ratio of debts to income.

Even though all government-backed loans are considered conforming loans, the FHA application is somewhat simpler and has fewer restrictions than most other mortgages. An experienced real estate agent will know about the many programs and government-back loans. Sorting through the various advantages and restrictions can be demanding. However, finding the right mortgage can save many thousands of dollars over the life of a loan and makes the effort worth it.
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