Strawberry-Lime Poke Cake Made With Sara Lee Pound Cake – Celebrate With Mom!

Strawberry Lime Poke Cake

You know, Mother's Day is just around the corner. I always tell my boys that Mother's day should span an entire week. I certainly wouldn't mind that extra attention.

It's one of my favorite days of the year. My boys give me lots of hugs and kisses but they also handle all the cooking and cleaning. That's such a nice change of pace. The best part? All of my guys are happy to pitch in...well, at least for one day! They know that being a mom is one of the hardest jobs and they are happy to celebrate with me. So...what's a celebration without a sweet treat?

I always try to have ideas for the guys that don't require any cooking. My go-to option is always a Sara Lee Pound Cake. There's nothing better than a slice with some whipped cream and fresh strawberries. It's quick, easy and absolutely delicious. I get a Mother's Day treat without being left with a sink full of dishes to clean up the next day.

Sara-Lee-All-Butter-Pound-CakeYou can count on Sara Lee frozen desserts to help make your Mother’s Day celebration even more special.

Sara Lee frozen desserts are made with real, quality ingredients. They can be enjoyed simply ‘as-is’ or easily customized with your favorite ingredients to provide delicious, time-saving solutions whenever you need a sweet treat.

I have a fantastic recipe that would be perfect for mom. My Strawberry-Lime Poke Cake is super simple but is a beautiful presentation that will have mom smiling ear to ear. Get the kids in the kitchen and let them help you. They'll have fun poking holes in the cake and of course seeing the results once the cake is cut.

Anyone can make this one. The only cooking required is to boil water and you can do that in the microwave! Print this recipe off and have your husband throw on an apron. You'll love the taste and he'll love how simple it is thanks to Sara Lee!

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  • 1 family size Sara Lee Pound Cake (16 oz)
  • 1 3 oz box of strawberry gelatin
  • ½ cup water, boiling
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 lime (zest and juice) + extra lime for garnish
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped + extra for garnish
Instructions
  1. Using a bread knife, cut the pound cake in half lengthwise.
  2. Use a fork or skewer to poke holes in the cut sides of each half of the cake.
  3. Dissolve the gelatin into the boiling water.
  4. Pour the gelatin over the cake.
  5. Allow to chill about one hour.
  6. To make the frosting, place the heavy cream and powdered sugar in your stand mixer and mix on low for 3 minutes.
  7. Add the zest of the lime and the juice (about 1 tablespoon) and beat on high until stiff peaks form.
  8. Remove ½ cup of the frosting and mix with the chopped strawberries then spread over the bottom layer of the Sara Lee Pound Cake.
  9. Add the top layer then frost with the remaining frosting.
  10. Garnish with extra strawberries and limes.

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Easy and delicious dessert recipes to make mom proud can be found at SaraLeeDesserts.com or on the Sara Lee Desserts Facebook and Pinterest pages.

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Mexican Chicken Lime Soup – Healthy & Delicious With Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken

Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

You guys know I love Mexican food. Often Mexican food gets a bad rap as being unhealthy and bad for you. That doesn't have to be the case. There are a ton of great options...you just have to make smart choices!

Cinco de Mayo is coming up soon so I thought I would share one of my favorite recipes ever - Mexican Chicken Lime Soup.

Am I the only person who goes to a Mexican restaurant and orders soup? Seriously I love this stuff. Long ago whenever we'd go out to dinner at our favorite Mexican place, I'd have it for dinner and then get a big to-go container so that I could have it as leftovers during the week too.

When I inquired how my restaurant made the soup, I was shocked at how easy it is to put together. After a few attempts, I came up with a delicious version with only a few ingredients. Now I don't have to go to my favorite Mexican place, I just make a big pot and enjoy it at home whenever I want.

Thanks to Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken, I can have the soup prepped in less than 10 minutes then it's just a matter of letting it simmer. The Tyson Grilled & Ready Fajita Chicken Breast Strips are perfect for this recipe. They are already perfectly seasoned so all I have to do is just open the bag, chop the chicken and toss it in my soup.

Tyson Grilled and Ready line provides flavorful, fully cooked, all white meat chicken products. They are 98% fat free and contain no preservatives. See...easy and healthy! I told you it was possible.

Mexican Soup Ingredients

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  • 6 oz pkg. Tyson Grilled & Ready Fajita Chicken Breast, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed & chopped
  • 48 oz chicken broth
  • 1 pound tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 limes, juices (about 2 tablespoons)
  • ½ cup Cilantro leaves, chopped + more for serving
  • Avocado, cut into chunks
  • Additional Limes for serving
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large pot and sauté the onions, celery, garlic and jalapeños for 3 - 5 minutes until softened.
  2. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, cumin, oregano and chopped Tyson Grilled & Ready chicken.
  3. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Stir in the lime juice and cilantro and cook for 5 more minutes.
  5. Serve the soup topped with avocado and additional cilantro and lime if desired.

Don't forget that we have a big Tyson Grilled & Ready Publix Digital coupon to load. Be sure to head over and clip your coupon and you’ll save a buck on any of the delicious varieties of your choice. Then you can whip up some of my soup and save a little moolah too!

Fully Cooked and ready when you are.  There’s always time to eat right with Tyson Grilled and Ready products.  Look for other recipes at Tyson.com. Be sure to load your Publix Digital coupon and save when you shop at Publix.

This post is brought to you by the folks at Tyson. All comments and opinions are my own.

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Peppercorn & Garlic Pork Tenderloin Salad – Quick & Easy With Smithfield Marinated Pork

 

Peppercorn & Garlic Pork Tenderloin Salad--You guys are always asking for quick and easy dinner suggestions and today I have the perfect recipe that will take you less than 20 minutes from start to finish!

It starts with Smithfield Marinated Pork. This salad uses the Peppercorn & Garlic Tenderloin which pairs perfectly with the the other ingredients in this meal. The tenderloin is perfectly seasoned so you don't have to worry about taking time to marinade the meat. You don't even have to add salt or anything. You simply slice it, add it to the pan and it cooks up in just minutes. Then just put together a salad and what did I tell you...20 minutes to dinner. Heck, you'll even have time to set the table too!

The great thing about this recipe is that it offers something for everyone. The hearty meat is packed with bold flavor. Paired with the lightness of the salad, it's really is a perfect warm weather meal. If you wanted to change it up a bit you could also grill the Smithfield tenderloin and it would be phenomenal.

Smithfield Marinated Pork products are perfect for a delicious artisan meal that is easy yet sure to impress. Ready to enjoy in 20 to 30 minutes, they are the perfect solution for busy families on the go. Instead of doing takeout, throw one of the tenderloins, roasts or filets on the grill or in the oven and you have a delicious, perfectly seasoned home-cooked meal.

Smithfield couponBe sure to load the big Publix digital coupon and you’ll have a meal that’s easy on the wallet too!

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Peppercorn & Garlic Pork Tenderloin Salad
 
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  • Smithfield Peppercorn & Garlic Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon honey dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Mixed lettuce greens, washed
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Pears, cut into thin slices
  • Toasted walnuts, chopped
  • Blue cheese, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Make your balsamic dressing by placing the honey, honey dijon mustard, salt, pepper, garlic, balsamic vinegar & olive oil in a bowl and whisk together until emulsified, set aside.
  2. Cut the Smithfield Peppercorn & Garlic Pork Tenderloin into ½ inch medallions.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  4. Pan sear the pork medallions for about 3 minutes until golden brown then flip and cook an addition 3 - 4 minutes until cooked through (until internal temp is 150º.) Remove to plate and keep warm.
  5. Add the lettuce to a large bowl or plate and top with the tomatoes, pears, walnuts and blue cheese.
  6. Add the cooked pork and drizzle with the prepared balsamic dressing.

Give the recipe a try and let me know what you think. It really is perfect for those crazy busy nights when you need dinner on the table in a flash.

This post is brought to you by the folks at Smithfield. All comments and opinions are my own.

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Portobello Mushroom Pork with Creamy Pasta – Quick & Easy With Smithfield Marinated Pork

Portobello Mushroom Pork with Creamy Pasta

This is the busiest time of year for me. It takes a lot of planning to make sure that I can get my guys everywhere they need to be each afternoon. Often we have two or three different places to be after school.

Even though we are busy, I still want to put a good meal on the table on weeknights. Fast food is really not an option. If I turned to the drive thru every time life got hectic, I'd be totally broke! The solution is a little planning and cooking meals that are quick and easy!

Have you guys tried the new Smithfield Marinated Pork products yet? I've made several of the pork loin filets and tenderloins and all were a hit with my guys! All you need are a few sides and dinner is done in about 20 - 30 minutes! My guys love the way that they taste and I love that fact that all I have to do is preheat my oven, place the pork on a pan and set a timer. These babies are fool proof and a perfect way to have dinner on the table in a flash!

I thought I'd share a great recipe that I came up with that is perfect for a busy week night. It's kid friendly and I love it because it offers plenty of leftovers.

Smithfield couponBe sure to load the big Publix digital coupon and you'll have a meal that's easy on the wallet too!

Smithfield Pork Loin Filet

Portobello Mushroom Pork with Creamy Pasta
 
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  • Smithfield Portobello Mushroom Pork Loin Filet
  • 16 oz pasta - I like a spiral shape for this recipe
  • 4 slices Smithfield Bacon
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 8 oz portabello mushrooms
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ⅔ cup green peas
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook the Smithfield Portobello Mushroom Pork Loin Filet according to package instructions (Roast at 425 degrees F for approximately 20 minutes per pound or until meat thermometer registers 160 degrees F internal meat temperature.)
  2. While the roast is cooking, cook the pasta according to package instructions, reducing the cook time by 2 minutes. Once done, drain and set aside.
  3. While the roast and pasta are cooking, fry the bacon in a large skillet until brown and crisp.
  4. Remove to a paper lined plate to drain. Crumble once cooled.
  5. Pour off all but a tablespoon of the bacon fat and add the onion and mushrooms.
  6. Cook on medium high heat for 5 - 7 minutes or until the mushrooms begin to turn golden brown.
  7. Add the half & half, chicken broth, peas and pre-cooked pasta.
  8. Cover and cook for 8 minutes.
  9. Stir in the parmesan cheese and crumbled bacon.
  10. One the pork filet has rested, slice and serve over the creamy pasta.

Smithfield Marinated Pork products are perfect for a delicious artisan meal that is easy yet sure to impress. Ready to enjoy in 20 to 30 minutes, they are the perfect solution for busy families on the go. Instead of doing takeout, throw one of the tenderloins, roasts or filets on the grill or in the oven and you have a delicious, perfectly seasoned home-cooked meal.

This post is brought to you by the folks at Smithfield. All comments and opinions are my own.

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Turkey Pesto Panini Recipe + Reminder About The “Love It or We’ll Eat It” Guarantee On Hillshire Farm Naturals

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Who says sandwiches are just for lunch? I've mentioned before that this is the busiest time of year at my house. With all the extracurricular events that my boys have going mean that often dinner time is crazy! Let's take tonight for example...I will pick up Jeb from school and we'll get home around 4:05. I have to grab him a snack then we have to jump back in the car at 4:30 so that I can have him at his 5 pm tutoring session.

Meanwhile, my husband will have to get to the school by 5:15 to pick up Jake from Science Olympiad practice. Jake will have to have a heavy snack in my husband's truck and they will go straight to the baseball field as Jake has to be there by 5:30 for a 6 pm game.

Once tutoring is over, I'll take Jeb and we'll go watch Jake play. The game will probably end around 7:45 so Jeb and I will sneak out a few minutes early to go home and get dinner ready.

On days like today, I go with quick and easy meals like a Turkey Pesto Panini. It takes me maybe 5 minutes to assemble and then it's just a matter of putting them on my panini grill. As you can see these are not your every day boring sandwich. I make mine with Hillshire Farm Naturals Slow Roasted Turkey Breast, sharp cheddar all rolled in a yummy spinach wrap.

What's funny is that exact sandwich is $6.59 at the little deli up the road from me...FOR ONE PANINI!! No way on earth I can think about spending over $25 just for sandwiches for my crew!

I grabbed everything I needed at Publix for under $10 total! You might remember that I mentioned that the Hillshire Farms Naturals are an unadvertised deal at just $4 right now at Publix. That makes this a great time to stock up!

These are my new favorite lunch meats. I shared another recipe not too long ago and got several comments and emails that you guys love this lunchmeat too. It really doesn't surprise me as Hillshire Farm Naturals™ lunchmeats are crafted to be both 100% natural and 100% delicious. They are so confident in its taste that they guarantee satisfaction, 100%. Yep…they will give you your money back if you are not completely satisfied!

love it or we'll eat itHillshire Farm will provide a full refund (up to $6) if you are not satisfied with the Hillshire Farm Naturals as part of their “Love It or We’ll Eat It” guarantee.

To celebrate those of us who love Naturals, Hillshire Farm will make a donation of  10¢ (the equivalent of one meal) to the Feeding America network of local food banks on our behalf – up to $50,000!

Take advantage of the sale going on right now and try my Turkey Pesto Panini. I think you'll agree that's it's a great lunch or dinner option. Then head over and click that “Love It” button to donate a meal to a local food bank. It’s a win/win!

panini ingredients

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  • 1 tub Hillshire Farm Naturals Slow Roasted Turkey Breast
  • 4 spinach wraps
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup pesto (try my homemade Pesto recipe)
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • lettuce & tomato
Instructions
  1. Spread a tablespoon of pesto over the wrap.
  2. Tear the cheese in half and lay down the middle of the wrap lengthwise.
  3. Add 2 oz of turkey on top of the cheese.
  4. Top with onion, lettuce and tomato.
  5. Gently fold the sides over the filling then roll the wrap, tucking the sides as needed.
  6. Place on a hot panini and grill for 3 - 5 minutes.
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You can also heat in a skillet. Place a second heavy skillet on top of the panini to press the sandwich. Flip once to heat both sides.

This post is brought to you by the folks at Hillshire Farm. All comments and opinions are my own.

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Breakfast Burritos With Farmland Homestyle Sausage (Load Your Publix Digital Coupon!)

Breakfast-Burritos-Have you guys had a chance to grab your Farmland Homestyle Sausage at Publix yet? Don't forget that we have a big digital coupon that will score you a great deal. Why not load your coupons and whip up a batch of my Breakfast Burritos?!

Everyone in my house loves breakfast burritos. You start with a good sausage like Farmland Homestyle Breakfast Sausage. Just add the cooked sausage to some scrambled eggs. Then it just a matter of adding your favorite toppings and wrapping it all up in a flour tortilla. Delicious, simple and very easy to prepare...the makings of a perfect breakfast if you ask me!

I try to make at least one "sit-down" breakfast on the weekends. That doesn't mean I want to spend an hour in the kitchen on Saturday morning! Recipes like this allow me to enjoy a good meal with my guys without a ton of effort. Plus, the added benefit that everyone makes their breakfast exactly how they like it means that there are no grumps at the table. Funny how kids think food is better when they have a hand in the preparation!

Grab a pack of Farmland Sausage and then make it your own. Farmland Homestyle Sausage is gluten free with no MSG, full of the delicious all natural flavor you crave to start your day. I think your family will love this meal as much as mine does! Don't forget about my Egg Muffins With Farmland Homestyle Sausage, Spinach & Mushrooms. It's a perfect make-ahead option for those busy weekday mornings!

Farmland burrito ingredients

Breakfast Burritos With Farmland Homestyle Sausage
 
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  • 12 oz pack of Farmland Homestyle Breakfast Sausage
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 8 - 10 warm flour tortillas
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded
  • sour cream
  • avocado, sliced
  • tomatoes, chopped
  • cilantro
  • salsa or pico de gallo
  • any additional toppings you might like
Instructions
  1. Cook the Farmland Homestyle Breakfast Sausage in a skillet over medium high heat, crumbling as you cook.
  2. Drain the sausage and set aside.
  3. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel and add the butter to the skillet.
  4. Whisk the eggs and milk with a pinch of salt & pepper.
  5. Scramble the eggs in the skillet over medium heat.
  6. Once the eggs are almost done mix in the crumbled sausage and cook an additional minute to warm the sausage.
  7. Add about ¼ cup of the egg/sausage mixture to the warmed tortilla.
  8. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese and any other preferred toppings.
  9. Fold the sides in and then roll the burrito.
  10. Serve with any additional toppings such as sour cream, salsa or pico de gallo.

If you need more recipe ideas, I have lots of great meal options. Check out my other recipes to help you put that bacon coupon to use too –

This post is brought to you by the folks at Farmland Homestyle Sausage.

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken – Best Meals Happen At Home FASTastic Recipe

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Ok...so cooking is not generally the highlight of my day. Sometimes it feels like a never ending chore. I always joke that one day I am going to go on strike and my guys aren't going to know what to do. In all honesty, dinner time is a very important part of my day. During the week, it's the only time all of us sit down and eat together. This is the time when we catch up on the day and actually have a conversation. It's the only way I can keep up with everything that's going on with my guys. So while I might complain, I really do love being able to put a good meal on the table each night.

Publix and Best Meals Happen At Home remind us that meal time is a way to create a lifetime of family memories at the dinner table. They'll even give you savings and recipe ideas to help take some of the effort out of dinner time. Simply sign up for the Best Meals Happen At Home free weekly e-newsletter to receive a great FASTastic recipe each week and exclusive retailer coupons throughout the year. It’s super easy to sign-up—just click here to start receiving recipes from Green Giant, Hunt’s, Hellmann’s, and Campbell’s.

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I do a lot of chicken. It's quick, easy and I know that my guys will eat it with no complaints. Plus, you can add what you want to get a completely different taste—all with the same meat! I thought I would share one of my guys all time favorite recipes - Parmesan Crusted Chicken. I think you'll love it as well as it's super simple and cooks up very quickly. You only have about 5 minutes of active prep then toss it in the oven. As you can see, I cooked up some orzo, roasted some cherry tomatoes and steamed asparagus while the chicken was cooking and dinner was on the table in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. A perfect weeknight meal.

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  • ½ cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs.)
  • 4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Combine Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise with cheese in medium bowl.
  3. Arrange chicken on baking sheet.
  4. Evenly top with Mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  5. Bake until chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 20 minutes.

Now I want to see your family's favorite recipe. Take an original photo of your favorite family meal and you can enter that photo for a chance to win $100 Publix Gift Card. See my Facebook post HERE to enter. Select entries might even be featured on the Best Meals Happen At Home Facebook PageStay tuned for all the details. View the Official Rules.

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Greek Yogurt Banana Nut Muffins – Perfect Recipe For Our Great Deal On Voskos Greek Yogurt At Publix

Greek Yogurt Banana Nut MuffinsHave you guys had a chance to pick up your Voskos Greek Yogurt at Publix? If you haven't, you still have time to grab your deal. As a reminder, we have a can't miss price right now at Publix that will score you cheap and FREE yogurt!

Voskos Greek Yogurt is on sale and we have a couple of coupons that you want to grab. Just pair the Publix coupon in the current Advantage Buy flyer with the manufacturer's coupon on the Publix Digital Coupon page to get two cups for FREE!

Voskos Greek Yogurt, 5.3 oz, 5/$5.50
-B1G1 Voskos Greek Yogurt, 5.3 oz Grocery Advantage Buy Flyer “Cool, Fresh Savings” In-Ad Publix Coupon (valid 2/21 to 3/13)
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Get two for FREE after the Publix coupon and the Digital coupon!

Keep in mind that the Publix coupon is only valid through Friday. You'll want to shop soon for your best deal. Also, I wanted to mention that I used my Publix Digital coupon last week and when I went to load some coupons yesterday...I had another one available to load. So, if you've already grabbed your yogurt you may get the opportunity for more FREE yogurt!

Don't forget that while yogurt is great as a snack, it's fantastic in recipes too! I love to cook with yogurt and thought I'd share a recipe that we love. When you grab your yogurt this week, pick up at least one cup of the Voskos Greek Vanilla yogurt and whip up a batch of Greek Yogurt Banana Nut Muffins. They are easy and so delicious!

Need some more recipe ideas? Here are a few that are easy that I thought you guys might want to check out too -

Voskos Greek Muffins

Greek Yogurt Banana Nut Muffins
 
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  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ripe medium bananas, well-mashed
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • ½ cup VOSKOS® Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • ¾ cup (packed) brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12 muffin cups with liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, butter, VOSKOS® Vanilla Greek Yogurt, brown sugar and egg.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture. Mix just until incorporated, allowing batter to remain lumpy. Mix in the pecans.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepares muffin cups. Bake 25 minutes, until browned and fragrant and a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean.
  6. Cool 5 minutes in pan on a cooling rack, then transfer to cooling rack and cool 10 more minutes before enjoying - these tasty banana muffins are very good warm, but not piping hot!
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Recipe from Voskos

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Hillshire Farms Naturals Lunchmeat – “Love It or We’ll Eat It” Guarantee.

Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich with Hillshire Farms Naturals

Mmmm...that sandwich looks good doesn't it? I snapped a pic of yesterday's lunch so it would remind me to tell you guys about the new Hillshire Farms Naturals Lunchmeat.

Hillshire Farms is a brand that is known for making lunchtime offerings with farm-inspired craftsmanship. They are taking natural goodness to a new level with the launch of the new Hillshire Farm Naturals. I grabbed a couple of packs and I think you guys are really going to like them...both for the taste and what's NOT in them.

They contain no artificial ingredients, preservatives, colors or added nitrites/nitrates except those occurring naturally in celery juice. There are several varieties to choose from including: Slow Roasted Turkey Breast, Hardwood Smoked Turkey Breast, Honey Roasted Ham, and Black Forest Ham. You guys will be happy to hear that you can now grab the different varieties at Publix!

Hillshire-Farm-Naturals-Tub-LunchmeatMy guys are huge fans of ham so I opted for a quick and easy Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich for yesterday's lunch. There wasn't a crumb left on anyone's plate! I will admit that I often have issues trying new lunchmeats...I stick with what I know because I can NOT deal with slimy sandwich meat. I know you guys know that I am talking about..those meats that are wet and gooey--YUK! The new Hillshire Farm Naturals were really fantastic. I sampled both the ham and turkey to see which type of sandwich I wanted to make for myself and was extremely pleased with the taste and the texture of the meat. I loved the Slow Roasted Turkey --absolutely delicious!

I was also very happy to see that the Hillshire Farm Naturals™ products are packaged in double-sealed, re-sealable tubs. I love getting those re-usable tubs and make use of them all around the house. The tubs lock in freshness and great taste but they also are perfect for storing all my boys various legos, art supplies and about a million other things.

Hillshire Farm Naturals™ lunchmeats are crafted to be both 100% natural and 100% delicious. They are so confident in its taste that they guarantee satisfaction, 100%. Yep...they will give you your money back if you are not completely satisfied!

love it or we'll eat itHillshire Farm will provide a full refund (up to $6) if you are not satisfied with the Hillshire Farm Naturals as part of their "Love It or We’ll Eat It" guarantee.

I think you will love it as much as we did. To celebrate those of us who love Naturals, Hillshire Farm will make a donation of  10¢ (the equivalent of one meal) to the Feeding America network of local food banks on our behalf – up to $50,000!

Next time you stop by Publix grab some of the new Hillshire Farm Naturals Lunchmeat! Whip up a tasty Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich. Then head over and click that "Love It" button to donate a meal to a local food bank. It's a win/win!

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Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich
 
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  • 2 slices whole wheat sourdough bread
  • 3 slices Hillshire Farm Naturals Honey Roasted Ham
  • 2 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices tomato
  • red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat grill to low.
  2. Layer bread with ham, cheese, tomato and onion, beginning and ending with cheese.
  3. Place sandwiches on grill; cover grill, and cook until cheese melts, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

 This post is brought to you by the folks at Hillshire Farm. All comments and opinions are my own.

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Easy Chicken & Waffles + Great Deal On Aunt Jemima Waffles At Publix

Chicken & Waffles

You guys know that waffles aren't just for breakfast, right?! Both of my boys love breakfast foods of all sorts. I take advantage of that fact and often do breakfast for dinner. That ensures that there's no grumping at the dinner table and it's pretty much guaranteed that they clean their plates.

How about doing fun mix of breakfast and dinner. The perfect blend of both is chicken and waffles. Whenever we go out to eat, my little Jeb-a-doo looks for this on the menu. He loves this meal so I started making an easy version for him at home. All you do is cook up some chicken tenders and Aunt Jemima Waffles. Pop a tender in a toasted waffle and serve with the special sauce. Ok...the sauce is just a combination of syrup and honey mustard. I told you it was an easy meal!

This is also a super economical meal. I usually just serve it with a little fruit and maybe some yogurt for the boys. With a sale and coupons you can make this meal for a fraction of what they charge at a restaurant.

We have lots of Aunt Jemima coupons to make sure you get a great price -

Aunt Jemima Pancakes, Waffles or French Toast, Assorted Varieties, 40 ct, 12.5 to 17.18 oz, $3.19
-$1/2 Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles or Pancakes printable
-$1/1 Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles, Pancakes or French Toast, 01/04 SS (exp 3/22)
-$1/2 Aunt Jemima Pancakes or Waffles printable
-$1/2 Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles, Pancakes or French Toast, exp. 3/22/15 (SS 01/04/15 #2) 
That’s just 16¢ per waffle..perfect price for a quick and easy breakfast (or dinner!)

aunt jemimaRemember, you get 4 more waffles in a bag of the Aunt Jemima than you get in other brands! Need more recipe ideas? Visit the Aunt Jemima page for more great ideas.

Don't forget about those PB&J Waffles...that my oldest son's favorite way to eat his waffles! Do you guys have any good recipes that you make with your waffles? Share them in the comments.

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