Mom Knows Best : January 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Free Friday Download At Smiths(Kroger stores) Is A Box Of 5 Count Of South Beach Snack Bars!

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cauliflower Cheese Pizza Is A Great Gluten-Free Meal



 I have found a yummy way to make pizza gluten-free. I have seen posts about this pizza on Facebook and I just had to try it. I am not gluten sensitive, but this pizza is so much more healthier than regular pizza so that made me want to try it. This Cauliflower Cheese Pizza tastes great, even my husband liked it and he is not a vegetable kind of guy. The recipe may sound like a lot of work but it really is not when you compare it to making pizza dough. Trust me, you have to try it.

Cauliflower Cheese Pizza 

ingredients

oven 425F

one head of cauliflower
2 eggs
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
12 oven dried tomatoes(see link at bottom)

Wash and cut cauliflower into pieces. Place cauliflower in food processor and process until it looks like rice. Place the cauliflower meal in a microwave dish and cook on high for 10 minutes. Let the cauliflower cool and then wrap it in a double layer of cheese cloth or a nut milk bag. Holding by the four corners of cheesecloth with one hand, squeeze out the liquid as much as you can from the cauliflower with the other hand. Place the cauliflower in a bowl and add the eggs, 1 cup of cheese,Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Mix well and then spread the mixture on a cookie sheet that is covered with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.






                                                    This is a nut milk bag


I love using these silicone oven gloves to squeeze the liquid out of the cauliflower, no need to wait for it to cool down.




                                       When all the liquid is squeezed out of the cauliflower it looks like this.




                                           How it looks before cooked.


Cauliflower cheese pizza after it is cooked


Cauliflower Cheese Pizza 

ingredients

oven 425F

one head of cauliflower
2 eggs
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
12 oven dried tomato slices (see link at bottom)

Wash and cut cauliflower into pieces. Place cauliflower in food processor and process until it looks like rice. Place the cauliflower meal in a microwave dish and cook on high for 10 minutes. Let the cauliflower cool and then wrap it in a cheese cloth or a nut milk bag. Holding by the four corners of cheesecloth with one hand, squeeze out the liquid as much as you can from the cauliflower with the other hand. Place the cauliflower in a bowl and add the eggs, 1 cup of cheese,Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Mix well and then spread the mixture on a cookie sheet that is covered with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes. Then place the tomato slices on the pizza and sprinkle with the other cup of cheese. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melted. Cut into slices and serve with pizza sauce. Makes 12 square slices.

Click here for oven dried tomato recipe



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My Coffee Is Great Tasting With Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother





   I love coffee and drink it every day, sometimes twice a day. I admit I am a coffee snob and my coffee has to be made with certain ingredients like sugar and almond milk or I wont drink it. My coffee is really great tasting when it has foam on it, made from my almond milk. Now I know what you are thinking, it is too much work to make foam for my coffee. Making milk foam for my coffee is so easy when I use my Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother and it only takes 10 seconds. I just love pouring the yummy foam on my coffee and it makes my coffee so cool looking.


        The Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother whips up the picture perfect foam in as little as 10 seconds. You can use any type of milk, even almond milk., and the milk can be cold or hot. This cool gadget is great for cappuccinos, lattes, espressos, hot chocolates, shakes, frappes and other drinks. My boys love it when I froth their glass of milk! A 12 ounce stainless steel pitcher comes with the frothing tool and makes a great serving item.The frother also comes with a stand so you can store it by your coffee maker. You can even put the frother in your hot chocolate to make it more creamy. How does a cold chocolate malt sound? This handy tool can take chocolate milk from boring to wow in less than 10 seconds. The Ozeri Frother has a powerful motor that spins at over 15,000 RPMs and works with a push of a button. Who needs fancy coffee shops when you have the Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother.

This frother is so simple to use. You just fill the stainless steel pitcher up with 1/4 cup milk and place the frother in the milk. Turn the frother on and as my son says" it takes a little milk and makes a whole lot more." My boys love when I add chocolate to their milk and froth it into a milk shake. 

Watch my video to see the Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother in action.





For more information on this cool Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother, click on the below link. 






Made of safe food-grade materials, package includes the electric frother, stand, pitcher, extra frothing attachment and 2 AA batteries


"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mentioned product to write this review."



Monday, January 26, 2015

Get The Word Out About Your Cute Bundle Of Joy With Basic Invite

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Basic Invites.



Mary and Tom
sitting in a tree,
K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
First comes love,
then comes marriage,
then comes baby
in a baby carriage!

      Having a baby is an exciting time in a couples life. You want to tell the world everything about the baby from the moment you find out you are expecting to their first birthday. Basic Invite is a great online store that  has unique cards to help you tell everyone about important events in your baby's life. Events like the baby shower, the day the baby is born and their first birthday. Basic Event makes sharing your joy simple from the comfort of your house. This website allows your to customize your announcements to reflect your personal style. You can even order a sample of your card to see it before you buy it.


Your first announcement about you baby is the baby shower. This is a wonderful day to share with others as they shower the baby with gifts. Make each moment for the mommy to be a little more special with a baby shower invitation that is so cute she will keep it forever. Basic Invite has over 150 different cards to choose from to let people know about the baby shower. You choose how you want the card to look. Select from style, number of photos, paper type, and type of fold. Once you find the perfect card, you can then add the words and photos that makes it your style. You can even select the colors and font of the text and change the color of the background. I love that you can order the amount you need, from 1 to 500 or more if needed.


Banner Party Baby Shower InvitationSpecial Stork Baby Shower InvitationBurgers N'Brats Baby Shower InvitationBoy and Girl Twins Baby Shower Invitation

   Your cute baby has arrived into this world and you want everyone to see how cute he or she is. When it comes to birth announcements you want a card that is as unique as you are. With Basic Invite, you can even order the cards from your hospital room using those first photos. Sending the birth announcements is simple and Basic Invite has over 100 styles to choose from, both girls and boy styles. Once you find the perfect card that reflects your style, you can then personalize it with photos and all the important details of the baby's birth. The font of the text and colors of the card can be changed to make it your perfect card.


Tiny Forklift Boy Birth AnnouncementsCutest Lines Birth AnnouncementsHello World Birth Announcements

Stunning Elegance Birth AnnouncementsIts A Girl Arrow Birth AnnouncementPhoto Tower Birth Announcements


Basic Invite also sells cards to invite everyone to to your baby's first birthday party as this day is just as special as the day they were born. The one year mark is a big deal and so make sure to start the celebration off right with cute and unique first birthday invitations. I love that they have over 100 cards to choose from and that you can upload any photo or photos to the card. You design the card with all the details of the party and select how you want it to look. You can even receive your card order in 5 days!

Fancy Baby First Birthday InvitationsGuess Who Birthday First Birthday InvitationBig One First Birthday Invitations

Take a look at Basic Invite as it is a great place to customize the cards that tell everyone about your cute Bundle of Joy. Designing cards is easy as 1,2,3!

1. Select Your Colors
Don’t settle for a card that comes in 3 different colors! Each and every card at Basicinvite.com can be customized with your choice of over 150 different colors so that you can find the perfect color for your new bundle of joy. Also, The color of each element such as photo borders, backgrounds, patterns, and text can also be personalized to your color choice.

2. Add Your Photos
Upload your photo to your card and get an instant preview online of your card with your photo. Once your photo is uploaded you can zoom in or out and position your photo so that you get it exactly how you want it. With instant online previews there is no guesswork what you card will look like. No one wants to receive his or her announcements and have the photo cutoff. With Basic Invite what you see on screen is exactly how your card will print.

3. Customize Your Text
The choice of fonts that are used on a Birth Announcement can make a big difference on how that card looks and what style of card you are trying to create. That is why Basic Invite allows you to change the each line of text to one of over 100 different font styles.

So no matter which design you choose you will not be disappointed with the quality or the service. All cards are printed a high quality 120 lb. cardstock using the most state of the art digital offset press available.

       



Burn Fat All Day With Fuelslim



   Most of us know that there are two things necessary to lose weight – eat less and exercise more. So if it's that simple, why don't we just do that? Most days I eat healthy and exercise but I still struggle to lose those last 15 pounds. It is a constant battle with me to get those last 15 pounds off my body. I try eating, less but find that hard to do, and I run most days. The numbers on the scale just won't budge. So what is a girl like me to do?

 I was sent samples of a drink called Fuelslim which is part of a custom weight loss system. These drinks not only taste great but will help me to burn fat all day. The Fuelslim drinks come in two yummy flavors-strawberry and orange. These fat burning drinks are made with ingredients that will help you to lose weight along with a healthy diet. Check out the list of ingredients and what they do.


 Garcinia Cambogia is a fatburner, appetite suppressant, and mood enhancer. A pumpkin-shaped fruit that grows in Southeast Asia and India, it prevents new fat cells from forming by inhibiting the cirate lyaze enzyme from converting excess carbs into fat.

Forskolin burns body fat, builds lean muscle, and breaks down fatty tissue. Derived from a member of the mint family, it increases the levels of hormone sensitive lipase and cyclic AMP (cAMP) which combined boosts your metabolism and gives you all natural, lasting energy, and burns fat all day long.

L-Carnitine is an amino acid that promotes fat loss by converting fat into fuel and increasing energy levels and lean muscle.

Mucuna Pruriens is a tropical legume that helps control carb cravings and healthy blood sugar levels. Containing the amino acid L-Dopa, it has also been used for centuries as a mood enhancer, aphrodisiac, sleep enhancer, and to control cravings and build lean muscle.

CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) reduces body fat by metabolizing existing fat deposits and increasing the proportion of lean muscle to fat in our bodies.

Fiber is essential to losing those extra pounds because it makes you feel full on fewer calories and promotes the movement of material through your digestive system. It also inhibits the amounts of fat absorbed.

Acai Berry is a superfruit, packed with anti-inflammatory antioxidants, which helps reduce appetite and increase energy. Our Acai also contains polyphenols that neutralize free radicals produced by regular exercise.

Pomegranate is also a superfruit; rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamin C and polyphenols that together have significant anti-obesity effects. Our Pomegranate also helps to increase blood flow, reduces cholesterol, removes harmful toxins, and boosts energy levels.

Raspberry Ketones cause the fat within your cells to break up more effectively, helping your body burn fat faster. The key compound is adiponectin, which helps your body think it’s thin by regulating your metabolism.

BCAA’s (Branch Chain Amino Acids) help reduce cravings and late-night binges, help you exercise harder and longer, make it easier to build muscle, and enable you to burn fat instead of muscle.

Electrolytes are critical to allow all the cells in your body to operate effectively. They also help flush toxins and oxygenate your muscles, allowing them to become more toned during exercise.

Vitamin B Complex fights against weight gain by metabolizing fat and increasing energy and serotonin levels.

Biotin helps the nervous system use calories more efficiently thereby reducing the feelings of fatigue that usually come with diet restrictions and exercise. It also improves the body’s energy processing and digestion, and helps grow healthier hair, skin, and nails.



   The FUELSLIM system also comes with  patented Fuelstrips. These are cool strips that help you discover your metabolic profile of your body. The strips tell you what kind of diet you need to really get the body you want. The strips are use after you exercise for 20 minutes and you wipe the strip along your forehead where the sweat is.There are 3 body types- people who are more efficient fat burners, people who are more efficient carb burners, and the in betweeners like me. Once you find out the type of diet your body needs, you follow the plan that comes with your Fuelslim purchase. This diet includes healthy foods that I already eat so it was easy for me to follow. I love that the plan allows you to have three meals and three snacks a day.It also includes options for people who don't eat meat.

  I followed the diet plan and drank the  Fuelslim drink twice a day for 7 days. I found the drinks easy to make, I just mixed with water, and they tasted good too. I even added the powder drink mix to my morning smoothie. I found that after drinking the Fuelslim I did not feel like snacking as it had a appetite suppressant in it and I was able to go 4-5 hours until I felt hungry. The afternoon drink gave me a boost of energy so I was able to get out running.

 They key with any weight loss program is making sure to eat healthy. I like to stock my fridge with yummy fruits. The other part to successful weight loss is getting exercise almost every day. I will lace up my shoes and get moving.



  So now with Fuelslim I might just shed those last 15 pounds. I will continue to eat healthy and exercise along with my 2 Fuelslim drinks a day. I can't wait to see the new me.

       To find out more information on Fuelslim, click on the below link.

                                                           http://try.fuelslim.com/momknowsbest/                                                     

"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mentioned products to sample and give my opinion on."

Friday, January 23, 2015

NEW Purex® PowerShot™ Detergent Makes Laundry Day So Much Easier And a Giveaway





Who likes to do laundry? Not me, but it has to be done several times a week and I can't seem to convince my family to go naked. Since I have to do laundry, I might as well use products that make the job easier. Purex PowerShot detergent is a cool unique product that simplifies the laundry routine by taking the guesswork out of measuring. Purex PowerShot is the only bottle that automatically dispenses the right amount of super concentrated formula formula with 50% more stain fighting power in every drop verses regular Purex liquid detergent.


This detergent is easy to use. You open the cap and flip the bottle upside down over your clothes that are in the washing machine. The bottle dispenses the right amount of detergent, very cool. Then you flip the bottle back upright and close the cap. The bottle automatically refills for the next time you need detergent. Trust me it works, I turn the bottle upside down and only the detergent in the cap came out and no more. Purex PowerShot is available in Mountain Breeze and Natural Elements Linen & Lilies fragrances. Now laundry day is a whole lot more easier. Look for Purex PowerShot detergent at your favorite stores starting February!

How would you like to win a new washer and dryer to make laundry day even better!


To celebrate the release of the NEW Purex® PowerShot™ detergent, Purex will be hosting an amazing giveaway!

Three grand prize winners of a Whirlpool washer & dryer set. 300 second-place winners will receive a bottle of PowerShot.

Purex® PowerShot™ detergent will be in stores soon! Watch the video to see how it does the measuring for you!

Watch the video HERE! 

Share & enter the sweepstakes & get a $1 off coupon.

Enter here


I am giving away 2 coupons for new Purex® PowerShot™ detergent to one of my readers. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!

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"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mentioned product to write my review."

Get The Deep Restorative Sleep You Need With Sleep Well And A Giveaway


        Most nights I have trouble falling asleep. It does not matter what time I go to sleep, it can take an hour or more for me to fall asleep. I try everything to fall asleep but nothing seems to work.My husband tells me it is all in my mind as he falls asleep quickly. I try all the mind games to help me sleep, even prayer. I just lie there listing to my husband, snoring away. 

I discovered a solution to my problem and now I can finally fall asleep faster. I was sent a CD from The Livewell Series called Sleep Well to help me fall asleep. This CD promises me that I will get the deep restorative sleep that I need. This CD works by helping you relax with beautiful music and a soothing voice of a person taking you on a imaginary voyage. The person on the CD takes you to a soothing place where you will learn how to cast your cares away.


   That sounded simple to me and I was looking forward to a good nights sleep. That night I put the CD in the player and started to listen to it. The Sleep Well CD had a lady talking in a gentle soft voice and there was soothing music in the background. The person's voice told me to think about different things and helped me to relax. Her voice was boring but the music was nice. I guess the boring voice is what I needed to relax and fall asleep. That night I don't remember how long it took me to fall asleep but I slept all night and woke up not tired. 

So how does this CD work to help one fall asleep? 
It uses hypnosis through guided imagery. Listening to a detailed  visual description of a physical place causes our subconscious to create a photo for itself.  Add some beautiful relaxing music and it can seem even more real.  Since our subconscious mind can’t distinguish between reality and fantasy, we experience that place as if it were real.  At that point, our conscious mind is distracted and our subconscious is open to suggestion.

A deep state of subconscious is the ideal place to affect behavioral change.  When intentions are instilled at this level, they become indelible in our psyche.  This is the science of hypnosis, and the aim of this program is to aid you in the process of self-hypnosis through guided imagery....and help you achieve a deep restorative sleep.


To listen to clip of the Sleep Well Cd, click the below link.


This website also sells sleep CD's for children and other relaxing CD's. I like the one that helps you get a eleven minute nap. The children sleep CD's includes a trip to a farm and one that is about the sea. 


So how well did you sleep last night?



I am giving away a Sleep Well CD to one of my readers. Just enter on the form below and good luck.





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"These opinions are my own and a was sent the above mentioned product to write this review."

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ignite Your Senses #Giveaway @MOON_Blogs - Blogger/Brand Opp


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Healthy Mac And Cheese Spaghetti Pie




   I am starting the new year eating healthy and that means I am finding ways to get my family to eat healthier too. My family loves mac and cheese but it tends to be an unhealthy dish with all the cheese in it, so I made a healthier version of mac and cheese. I used whole wheat pasta, broccoli and cottage cheese to give my family some nutrition into them. My family tends to not eat enough veggies, especially the 8 year old and broccoli is not his favorite veggie. My 8 year old loved this dish even though he knew it had broccoli in it. The cottage cheese gives the dish a great creamy flavor and nobody knew it was in it. If my younger boys knew that cottage cheese was in this dish, they would not eat it. I use whole wheat spaghetti in my dish as that is all I had, but any whole wheat pasta would work too.

Healthy Mac And Cheese Spaghetti Pie

12 ounces whole wheat pasta
1 pound cooked broccoli,chopped into bite size pieces
16 ounces low fat cottage cheese
1 3/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 

Cook the pasta as directed on package and drain. While pasta is cooking combine the broccoli, cottage cheese, 1 3/4 cups cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and pepper in a large bowl. When pasta is done add to the broccoli mixture and stir until well combined. Lightly oil a 9 X 13 baking dish and place the pasta mixture in it. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350 F. Remove foil and sprinkle the dish with the 1/4 cup of cheese. Bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut the pasta into squares and serve.







Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Olde Westport Spice Company


                                                                      




Online specialty Food Company stands the test of time - Spice Company creates custom spice blends, seasonings and dry soups. Olde Westport Spice & Trading Company is a 33-year-old spice manufacturer that is still going strong. This online company operates a small plant in Goodland, Kansas, and knows a thing or two about spices, seasonings and soups. This family owned and operated company was originally founded in the Kansas City area and has stayed true to its mission of making custom spice blends for main meal dishes and appetizers as well as nearly 20 varieties of dry soups. The products are available online at www.oldewestportspice.com; at food-related craft and trade shows throughout the Midwest; and at gift and gourmet food shops.

Olde Westport's spice blends and seasonings include Italian, Cajun, Taco, Fajita, Chili, Jalapeno, Beef Sauce, Salsa, Garlic and many more. All of the products use quality ingredients for a balanced flavor that compliments meats, pastas and vegetables. The company also invented dry soup mixes that are simple and easy to make including Antonio's Minestrone, Country-Style Creamy Potato, Chipotle Black Bean, Creamy Broccoli and Cheese, Kansas City Steak & Ale, Gold Coast Garlic Pasta Alfredo, Mesa Flats Chicken Enchilada, New Orleans Red Bean & Rice, Southwestern Tortilla, White Chili Soup and more. Olde Westport Spice and Trading Co. is owned and operated by Bill and Judy Petersen, who along with their daughter, Ann Myers, also own and run a restaurant (Westport Grill) in Goodland featuring the products. Bill first custom created all of the spices and seasonings in the kitchen of his home. Today the company has a manufacturing facility where Bill still researches and develops new recipes and dishes for future products. For more information or to place an order, please visit www.oldewestportspice.com or call 1-800-537-6470.


                                    Check out two of their spice blends





                                    CHAMPIONSHIP CHILI SPICE BLEND

 This championship spice has helped chili creators win 12 state and national championships throughout the years and all over the US! But what is most important to us about our Olde Westport Chili Spice Blend is that our customers love to use it in their chili whether it's for a national championship cook-off challenge or simply for their own family in their cozy kitchen on a cold winter's night. We've heard from countless customers that our attention to detail and quality is what makes this chili spice blend stand out above the competitors. We know you might put beans in your chili or maybe you add apples and sausage or perhaps you have a special recipe that is top secret but starts with thick-cut bacon... however you concoct your chili we hope you'll try our chili spice blend.

                                          GOLD COAST GARLIC SHAKE

  Gold Coast Garlic Shake spice blend is truly one of those special blends of garlic, herbs and spices that our customers use in sour cream dips, sprinkle over steamed vegetables, fresh vegetables from your garden, garlic mashed potatoes or steak on the grill. There are more than 50 recipes in the Olde Westport Gold Coast Garlic Cookbook that will give you lots of ideas for quick simple meals with that high-end restaurant flavor. A garlic experience you will never forget. Check out the Olde Westport web site for a few recipes and placing orders.


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