Saturday, December 13, 2014

Weight Watchers Cooking Along with Ana and Laura Grand Prize Win

My first contest/challenge Grand Prize Win! Yippee:)

Virtual Hugs Everyone!
 Welcome to another exciting and fun blog post about great recipes and dinner ideas. Exciting because the recipe that I'll be sharing with you today was the recipe that help me win the Grand Prize challenge contest at Crowdtap couple weeks ago. The Challenge was to create a 3 course meal inspired by Weight Watchers Cooking along with Ana and Laura. It was my first time joining in a cooking contest/challenge which really excite me in the first place. So, I made my version of delicious, fall, healthy meal recipe inspired by Cooking along with Ana and Laura the whole cooking experience was so awesome! I really enjoyed following the cooking instructions and double up the fun when my kids decide to helped. In less than 45 minutes I was able to create a delicious meal that my family enjoyed and loved! The Chocolate- Espresso Mouse is simply delicious-:)

My culinary creation includes:   
Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sage,  Spinach Salad with Pears and Raspberries,
Chocolate-Espresso Mousse
You can check the recipe of all three dishes HERE, But the Chocolate- Espresso Mouse recipe will be shared below. I think its going to be my favorite dessert from now on. (hahah I love chocolate! Do you?)

2 tsp instant espresso
1 Tbsp hot water
1 package fat-free sugar-free instant chocolate pudding and pie filling mix (1.4oz)
1 1/2 cups fat free skim milk
1 1/2 cups fat free whipped topping, divided
16 chocolate wafers, lightly broken- (I used Oreo cookies on mine)

  • In a small bowl, combine espresso and water until dissolved; let cool to room temperature.
  • In another bowl, whisk together pudding mix and skim milk until well-combined; whisk in espresso mixture and then fold in 1/2 cup whipped topping.  
  • Line up 4 glasses/ bowls and spoon spoonful pudding in each one; top each with teaspoons cookie pieces, spoonful pudding and 1 more teaspoon cookie pieces.
  • Garnish each with 1 tablespoon whipped topping before serving.
Note: Its super easy to make and its delicious! Have fun and be creative on presentation! I used Oreo cookies on mine but feel free to used chocolate wafers or your favorite chocolate cookie will do.:)

Couple days later - I got an email stating that I won the grand prize (check out the photo above). I'm super duper happy! It's my first time winning a contest like this, so the whole experience is unbelievable. ( I wish you can imagine me jumping round and round! hahahaa)
After I submitted my shipping information. I waited for like 8-10 days and Whola! I got my prize delivered in my front door sent through FedEx.The prize was packed nicely which is very impressive. I opened it carefully and slowly... and there it is.. the Swag Bag-  inside the bag is the Bite Into Life spoon and $50.00 amazon gift card. I'm really happy with the prize!

The Swag Bag is actually really cute! I really love the design, the materials and the color. It just so perfect! I actually used the Swag Bag the other day and I loved it! The BiteIntoLife spoon definitely put into used this holiday season and the Amazon gift card it will definitely come in handy this coming Christmas. I haven't decided on what to buy yet (hehehe)
I hope that this blog post inspire you in many ways. Don't forget that the key ingredient to a delicious meal is LOVE! (hahah corny no?) Anyways keep checking my blog for scrumptious recipes that will inspire you this holiday season. See you in few days! Stay warm and gorgeous. Don't forget to smile a lot!---:)

xoxox- Melgie

Disclosure: I received the prize stated above by joining cooking contest/challenges provided by Crowdtap and Weight Watchers. Opinion is 100 percent mine.  Thank you so much #Crowdtap #BiteIntoLife #WeightWatchers

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Crowdtap Sample and Share: Campbell's Tasters

Crowdtap Sample and Share experience with Campbell's Tasters

Hello Everyone!
I would like to say Thank You to all of you, whose very excited and happy about my new domain name. Your comments were undeniable inspiring to me and truly appreciate it! After I replied to all your comments this morning and going through my previous post. I accidentally deleted my blogpost about (Undergo a Little Change on Both blogs) I know! It's extremely frustrating!:( I tried everything I could but I just couldn't bring it back. My apology to all who commented on that blogpost..

Anyways- I have an exciting and fun recipes that I like to share with you all featuring the Campbell's Tasters courtesy from Campbell's and Crowdtap. Yippee! As a foodie lover this Sample and Share is amazing! I have different kind of recipe helpers that will help me to create a delicious dish without spending too much time in the kitchen. Also Campbell's provide recipe ideas that can be found on the back of each products..Awesome!!

What is Crowdtap?-  crowdtap is the place to use your creativity to win gift cards and score free products from big-name brands. Brands will challenge you to discuss and showcase how you use everyday items—through photos, videos, and writing—and then reward the best submissions." 
I been getting sample and share since I joined Crowdtap. It's always a nice feeling to be able to sample such great product and share the experience with your family and friends. Aside from the experience I also won multiple gift cards every month.. ( Thank you much Crowdtap!)
How to join Crowdtap? Just head over to their website and register for FREE! That's it! Just start exploring the site and let's have fun together tappin'!:) I forgot to mention that its mobile friendly which is so great! you can tap anytime you want! wohoo!!

Alright back to my Campbell's Tasters Sample and Share: I'm so grateful that I was one out of 2,500 tappers be able to sample Campbell's product difinetly #DiscoverCampbells all the way!  Have I mentioned how great Crowdtap packed their Sample and Share products? Yes! its packed to perfection and always impress me everytime! Exciting part of all, opening my party kit package!:)

Party Kit Items: (photo above)
  • A variety of new Campbell’s® products including (but not limited to) Soups for Easy Cooking, Campbell’s® Latin Inspired Soups, Campbell’s® Skillet Sauces, Prego® Alfredo sauce, and Swanson Cream Starter™ Broths
  • Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Tote
  • Shaker
  • Recipe Booklet with Coupons
  • 1 set of Sampling Instructions 

So generous right? I think so too- :) I received all those product mentioned above plus a coupon booklet that includes a FREE  New V8 juice and  $1.00 of coupons on every product, which I shared with my family and friends.

First on the list of Inspired Meal Ideas featuring Campbell's Tasters:
Campbell's Skillet Sauce: Creamy Parmesan Chicken over Egg-noodle with Spinach
I know the title of this recipe is kinda long-:) I just can't think of anything that will put them all together. Here we go!

Campbell's Skillet Sauce- Creamy Parmesan Chicken
Spinach (Optional)
Chicken- cut into pieces

* Cooke the egg noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside;
- In large skillet, brown the cut chicken. Once the Chicken is cooked, add the Campbell's Skillet Sauce. Let it simmer for couple minutes. Add the spinach and turn off the heat.
- At this point you either add the cooked egg-noodles to the creamy chicken or you can put the creamy chicken with spinach over the noodles. Either way they are equally delicious.
- I mix creamy chicken with egg noodles and served with Italian bread on the side! Adding spinach is totally optional. I prefer adding vegetable to the dish but its all up to you.:)

Campbell's Prego Sauce: Pasta with Light Homestyle Alfredo and Sausage
This is the recipe I come up with using Prego Homestyle Alfredo Sauce: Totally homemade and I add my personal twist on the dish by adding sausage. Yum!

Spaghetti noodles
Prego Light Homestyle Alfredo
Sausage (Optional)

* Cooked the spaghetti noodles according to the package directions. Drain and Set aside;
- Cooked the sausage on the skillet until golden brown. Add the Prego Light Homestyle Alfredo Sauce. Let it simmer, then add the spaghetti noodles. Mix it together until everything is combine.  Served HOT along with garlic bread.
- The sausage is totally optional. Just be creative with your Prego Sauce and I'm sure its delicious and always impress everyone's taste.

Campbell's NEW! V8 Spicy Mango Drink: V8 Spicy Mango and Pineapple Drink
After creating few delicious dish using Campbell's Tasters. I think we need a refreshing drink right?
Here we go!

V8 Spicy Mango
Pineapple Juice
ICE cubes

* I pour 1/2 cup V8 Spicy Mango and 1/2 Pineapple juice in the Shaker. Add some ice cubes and shake it to perfections. That's it!
- You can totally make it fancy by dipping the tip of your glass with salt then add your V8 juice mix. Adjust the serving size and taste according to your preference.
It is delicious! I like mine  with more pineaaple juice--- and my friends love the NEW V8 Spicy Mango! CHEERS!

Those are just few of the recipes that I made using Campbell's Tasters Sample and Share. They have plenty of products need to be explore and I cannot simply wait. A perfect helper for holiday entertaining and easy meal ideas. Grab your Campbell's product and let's start cooking! I hope this recipe inspire you this holiday season. If you need more recipe ideas using Campbell's Product just check their FB Page or simply visit their website- for TONS great recipe ideas!!. Let me know what you think about Campbell's product in general! Leave me a comment below! and I'll promise I'll be careful this time going through my blog post! Enjoy the rest of the week everyone! See you in few days---:) Stay warm and be inspired always!!!

xoxo- Melgie
Disclosure: I received all the Campbell's Tasters product mentioned above for FREE courtesy from Campbell's Tasters and Crowdtap. My opinion and experience is 100 percent mine. Thank you so much Campbell's Tasters and Crowdtap #DiscoverCampbells #CampbellsTasters #Sponsored #Crowdtap
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Friday, November 28, 2014

Kettle Brand Real Sliced Potato and Popcorn- Review

Kettle Brand Real Sliced Potato and Popcorn courtesy from Bzzagent and Kettle Brand

Hello Everyone!
How are you guys doing today? It's Black Friday! Yay! Are guys excited! Whose done shopping already? Most of the stores starts their Black Friday deals as early as 6PM Thursday after Thanksgiving dinner. So, if you want to get good deals and bargains you are going to beat the crowd and be at the store as early as you can. Well, for me! I don't shopped Black Friday. I just like to relax at home with my kiddies and watch movie. Anyways- talking about movies and relaxing at home. How about a delicious bowl of  Kettle Brand White Cheddar Popcorn? or Maybe a Kettle Brand Real Sliced Potato Chips that I got for FREE from Bzzagent? Sounds so much fun and delicious to me! Do you agree? and Let me share you something that makes this Kettle Brand amazing:
Kettle Brand® Real Sliced Potatoes and Popcorn have:
  • all-natural, non-GMO ingredients
  • no trans-fat or MSG
  • no preservatives or gluten
  • packaging material reduced by 20%
What is BzzAgent? An international network of consumers who voluntarily participate in word-of-mouth (WOM) campaigns for a variety of products and services.
How Bzzagent works?All I did was take surveys, get invited, try the product, review and share, then Keep it UP! Easy peasy right? I joined Bzzagent, June of this year and I been trying 6-7 great products. Check out the Bzzagent website and sign up for FREE! It's so much fun.:)

My Kettle Brand BzzCampaign Kit Includes:
  • FREE coupons for any Kettle Brand® Popcorn or Kettle Brand® Real Sliced Potatoes
  • Pass-along coupons for friends and family, so they can try any Kettle Brand® Popcorn or Kettle Brand® Real Sliced Potatoes

After couple days of finding this delicious snacks- finally! its sitting on my kitchen table. Yum! They just looks so good. Just all good stuff! Yum---:)

 First STOP- Kettle Brand White Cheddar Popcorn. Have I told you that its delicious? So perfect for movie time with family. The popcorn itself is so fresh! and the white cheddar flavor just add up to perfection on every single bite.

Next on the LINE is the Kettle Brand Real Sliced Potatoes -Sea Salt- The sea salt flavor is really good. I love that I can taste the little salt on every bite, its crunchy! Yup! so crunchy and so good. I noticed that the potato chip it not greasy. Delish! So perfect for everyday snacks :)

My experience about the Kettle Brand Popcorn and Real Sliced Potatoes was amazing. I'm actually addicted to it (hahahah) I also share my pass along coupon to my friends so that they can enjoyed how good Kettle Brand. I'm also going to try different flavor of Kettle Brand popcorn and real sliced potatoes next time. I bet they're delicious! Come on, let's start snacking! What do you want to try first? Yippee! excitement overload! Try this Kettle Brand Popcorn and Real Sliced Potatoes when you get a chance. Share your thoughts about what flavor you like best on the comments below. I'll be reading all of them.  Enjoy the rest of the week and I'll see you in few days for foodie escapades. Stay warm everyone and have fun snacking Kettle Brand!

xoxox- Melgie

Disclosure: I received Kettle Brand Popcorn and Kettle Brand Real Sliced Potatoes for free courtesy from Kettle Brand and Bzzagent. My opinion and experience shared on this post is 100 percent mine. Thank you Kettle Brand and Bzzagent for awesome snack.:) #Bzzagent #GotItFree #nofilter #KettleBrand

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