Let me first start off with a confession- I’m not
much of a cook and my family eats out entirely too much.I joined Allrecipes.com in hopes that it
would force me out of my comfort zone of eating out and into the kitchen.My boyfriend has cholesterol issues and I’m
overweight.I don’t want our son to grow
up with our issues and bad habits.Unfortunately, we are not teaching him anything different with our
current habits.Getting Heart-Healthy
and changing our lifestyles is VERY important to me.I want my son to grow and thrive with great
eating habits.I don’t want him to be
afraid to try something new.
This month I was lucky enough to work with the
people at Mazola and their Heart Healthy Mazola® program.They are on a mission to let people know the
Importance of a Heart Healthy Lifestyle.I have learned SO much from this campaign and will continue to use their
corn oil product in the future.
Did you know that Corn Oil is the Cholesterol
lowering Champ!?!Neither did I!It has been shown that Corn Oil lowered LDL
cholesterol by 10.9 percent compared to extra virgin oil oil’s 3.5 percent
reduction!That my friends, is a big
difference! Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death in the
United States.Why not take ANY step you
can to get that heart healthy!? Mazola has been a high-quality, trustworthy
brand since 1911.
This was definitely my favorite!My boyfriend keeps asking when we are going
to make it again.I made it with hot
chile powder because that was all that we had in the pantry.Next time I’ll make it with regular chili
powder so Baby V can have some!It was a
little too spicy for him. I had never used tomatillos before.They are a little bitter but the flavors
really meshed.It was more of a pico de
gallo than a sauce, but we were totally ok with that.We are huge pico fans.I actually made more of the pico the next day
for a gathering I was going to. I highly recommend you try this recipe!
We don’t really eat a lot of fish in our house.My dad prepares amazing fish dishes and we
love them.It’s just not something I’ve
gotten the hang of yet.I enjoyed this
dish, but I’m the only grapefruit fan in the house.I might have to try it again with oranges or
something a little sweeter than the grapefruit.I failed to get good pictures of this recipe
LBut I will update the blog with them as soon
as I make it again.
Here are a bunch of links so you can check out
Mazola, Allrecipes.com, and My Ramblings and Reviews!Thanks so much for reading!
I am an
Allrecipes Allstar brand ambassador (a voluntary position) and I’m not
compensated for my work with Allrecipes.com. Products received from advertiser
are only used for experienced-based reviews on My Ramblings and Reviews. The reviews, content and opinions
expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of Alesha from My
Ramblings and Reviews. To
learn more about the Allrecipes Allstars program visit, Allrecipes Allstars
National Pi Day!Edwards Desserts Review
Just in time for
National Pi Day, the makers of Edwards® desserts are
introducing New York Style Cheesecake to their whole-pie lineup, giving
families nationwide a little taste of the big city.
Brands, Inc., is
unveiling Edwards®New York Style
Cheesecake whole premium pie on National Pi Day, typically celebrated for the
mathematical symbol p (approximately 3.14, or the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter) — but for Edwards® desserts
— it’s all about “P.I.E.” A perfect thaw-and-serve dessert option for the
entire family, the new whole pie is made with real cream cheese and baked in a
graham cracker crust.
“Our single-serve New
York Style Cheesecake Singles are the No. 1 selling single-serve cheesecake in
the marketplace, so it made perfect sense to add it to our premium whole-pie
lineup,” said Bob Waldron, president of Schwan’s Consumer Brands. “Edwards®New York Style Cheesecake offers a delicious and authentic New York-style
treat in whole-pie form, fit for a large group to enjoy.”
Edwards®New York Style Cheesecake whole premium pie can be found in
freezer aisles at local grocers and retails for $8.49 a package.
From My Ramblings and Reviews:
I was so excited to be chosen to
celebrate National Pi day with Edwards Desserts!I received 3 free dessert coupons and a
little wooden scale of New York City in return for my honest review of their
We took our free coupons to Wal-mart
and bought the Boston Cream Pie, the Hershey’s Special Dark Crème Pie, and the
Key Lime Pie.
We took the Boston
Cream Pie and the Hershey’s Special Dark Crème Pie to a family dinner and
everyone LOVED them!Not only were they
fantastic – there was no cooking involved.We bought the pies and defrosted them in the refridgerator!It doesn’t get easier than that!
I put the pies out
after dinner and didn’t say anything to anyone about them being a test
product.It took about 2 minutes before
people in the family were asking who brought the pies.They were a HUGE hit – as you can see in the
picture below.The Boston Cream
eventually went also, when people came back for SECONDS!
You may be asking
what happened to the Key Lime Pie?!?WELL, I’m saving that to enjoy with my family on Pi Day!
I am now a huge fan
of Edwards Desserts and plan on purchasing them in the future.You can’t go wrong with the price, the ease
of preparation (there is no preparation!), and the amazing taste!
Edwards Desserts and let them know I sent you!
***Disclosure: My Ramblings and Reviews received the coupons for the Edwards Desserts for free in exchange for my honest opinion. I have not received any compensation for hosting this giveaway. Prize fulfillment and shipping will be handled by Edwards***
natural drinking action & oral development
for on the go drinking
at these retailers:
***I RECEIVED THE PRODUCT FROM NUBY FOR FREE BUT MY
OPINIONS AND VIEWS ARE MY OWN***
From My Ramblings and Reviews:
We received the Nuby No-Spill Nickelodeon Printed
Flip-It Cup in the Sponge Bob print.It
is a bright and fun design.My son
immediately wanted to use it.After a
quick wash it was his new favorite!He
loves to drink out of straws but I’m not a big fan of the mess he makes when
he’s drinking out of a regular cup with a straw.This is a great alternative!
Our main problem these days is that he thinks he can
tip ANY cup back to drink it – even Styrofoam cups with lids from
restaurants!What a mess he can make! He
did have a problem when we first opened the cup continually tipping the cup
back to drink (see picture below) but he QUICKLY got the hang of it!I guess if you are thirsty enough you figure
it out! J
I am a big fan of this cup.I love that you can hide the straw away to
keep it from getting dirty.Nothing like
pulling a cup out of your purse that has attracted every bit of dirt and
dust!That is not a problem with the
flip-it lid/straw.LOVE THAT!
It is also the perfect size for my son.Some of the cups are so big and bulky – not
the Flip-it!It’s easy for him to hold
and fits in his wagon cup holder! He loves the bright colors and Sponge Bob
design.He’s never watched Sponge Bob –
but he gets a kick out of his smiling face on his cup!
My Ramblings and Reviews received the Nuby Fish No-Spill Nickelodeon Printed Flip-It Cup for free in exchange for
my honest opinion. I have not received any compensation for hosting this
giveaway. Prize fulfillment and shipping will be handled by Nuby USA***