Monday, August 18, 2014

Totally Talented Tuesdays #26

Hey guys! Welcome to the party! My kids started school this week so we're getting back into our routines (which I love!) and it's just Isaac and me at home all day. It's kinda nice. Okay it's really nice. We are both happy when the kids get home. Isaac isn't quite sure what's going on. I am sure he's wondering where the kids are all day.

Now onto the party! Here is last week's most viewed post:

Lightened Up Breakfast Casserole
from Clayton Family Kitchen

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fluffy Fruit Dip

This Fluffy Fruit Dip has just 2 ingredients and you won't believe how easy it is to make! You can customize it to any flavor you want.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Mandy's Recipe Box is looking for Monthly Contributors!

I’m looking for three food/dessert bloggers who can really bring something special to my readers with their gorgeous food photography and delicious recipes.
You will be joining Mandy's Recipe Box as a monthly contributor. You will help bring tasty, new recipes to my blog. In return, I will promote your blog on social media.

What I need from you:
You will post one original recipe each month (a new recipe that hasn’t been posted before) and promote it on your social media. You will be given the 1st, 3rd, or 4th Friday of each month. I need prompt and responsible bloggers so everything flows smoothly.

What you’ll receive:
  • Mandy's Recipe Box averages 300,000 monthly pageviews, and you will benefit from all that traffic.
  • Access to my Delish Pinterest board with over 12,000 followers as well as my Cookies board with almost 19,000 followers!
  • Mentions in all my social media posts for your contributing posts. I will also pin the heck out of your posts on Mandy's Recipe Box.

    To apply:
Send an email with the subject line “CONTRIBUTOR” to mandybird208@gmail(dot)com with the following information:

  • Briefly introduce yourself and explain why you believe you’d be a good fit for Mandy's Recipe Box and why you want to be a contributor.
  • Links to 3-5 of your favorite posts that represents your best recipes/food photography.
Submissions are due by Sunday August 24th, 2014.
I will  have the new contributors selected and emailed by Wednesday August 27th. I will start scheduling posts in September.

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Leafware Review and Giveaway

I did a post about Paperless Kitchen's Skoy Cloths and now I want to tell you about their Leafware Dinnerware

Don't they look cool! I love the rustic look of these. Whether you're entertaining or looking for a way to serve dinner at home without having dishes to clean up after the meal, disposable dinnerware can be the ultimate in convenience. Unfortunately, these types of products are typically made from materials that are costly to the health of the planet. 
Leafware is a unique innovation in disposable dinnerware, a line of dinner plates, servingware and flatware that is 100 percent biodegradable and compostable. The line of green disposables was inspired by the ancient art of transforming leaves into dishes, a tradition that can be traced back thousands of years throughout Asia.
All Leafware products begin as natural leaf litter that falls from trees. The leaves are collected, dried and then disinfected. After using them to serve a meal, you can compost them in your backyard or drop them off at most composting facilities to return them to the earth and let the cycle of growth continue. 

I made Fried Rice and we ate it out of our Leafware Dinnerware. You need to go get the recipe!
You also need to try this product! So I am giving away a set to you. To enter simply use the rafflecopter below to enter.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Great Grains Cereal - What Makes You Great?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Post Great Grains Cereal. All opinions are 100% mine.
I feel that we are our own worst critics. We can be really hard on ourselves. We need to be kinder to ourselves. Stop and think about what makes you great.

For me, I think I'm a pretty great mom and wife. I love my family and put them first before myself. Sometimes that means my meal is cold by the time I get to it or the only time I have a chance to read (my favorite thing!) is after everyone is in bed at night. But I want my kids and husband to be taken care of. It's the nurturer in me.

I love this quote I found on Facebook:

I also think I'm a pretty awesome food blogger. I love food and I love sharing recipes with the world. I am constantly improving my photography skills and I love that.

Some women were surveyed and it's interesting that when it comes to getting older, 38% say being comfortable in their own skin is the best part while 34% say gaining perspective is what they like and 12% say a sense of security is the best part of getting older. 

Post Great Grains Cereal come in a variety of flavors:
Digestive Blend Berry Medley, Digestive Blend Vanilla Graham, Protein Blend Honey, Oats & Seeds, Protein Blend Cinnamon Crunch, Cranberry Almond Crunch, Crunchy Pecans Raisins, Dates & Pecans Banana Nut Crunch.

I love the Digestive Blend Vanilla Graham. The clusters are so good! Great Grains has nutrition you can see.

So I want to know what makes you great? Leave a comment telling me!
Be sure to check out Great Grains on Facebook.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

60 Zucchini Recipes

Oh zucchini. We love you, but sometimes you overwhelm us. I'm sorry you get abandoned on someone's porch or in their car at church. There's just so much of you to go around. These 60 Zucchini recipes should help us appreciate you more. 

I love cooking with zucchini and I hope you find some great new ideas here!

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