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Monday, June 27, 2016

Lemon Raspberry Cake in Minutes

I love the flavors of this cake.
Lemon goes great with so many things, but add some raspberries and I'm in heaven.  And then make it so I can have this any time in less than 30 minutes .. yes you heard me - from gathering the ingredients to cutting/serving in the Tupperware Stack Cooker.  I keep telling you it is super versatile and worth its weight in gold!  Here's another reason I think so.


Yield: 8
Serving Size: 1 piece

Ingredients:

  • 1⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tbsp. salt
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 cup reduced-fat (2%) milk
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup fresh raspberries

Instructions:
  1. Spray ¾-qt. Casserole/Cover with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients except raspberries in a medium bowl and whisk until combined.
  3. Pour batter into greased ¾-qt. Casserole/Cover and arrange raspberries on the top. 
  4. Stack and microwave on high power 15–20 minutes. OR 
  5. If making cake without stacking, microwave on high power 6 minutes.
Not a big fan of raspberries or want to try a different fruit?  I bet blueberries instead of the raspberries would be awesome in here too.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Make your own Cereal Bars

I know a little bit ago I showed you how to make your own Pop Tart type treat and told you there were so many more options.  
If you are "older" and buy those cereal bars from the grocery store or quick marts, here I'm going to share a make your own version.




Serves: 8-10 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. table salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup honey
  • 10 tbsp. desired jam for filling or 1½ cups fresh strawberries, hulled & chopped using the Power Chef.

Instructions

  1. Place oats into base of Power Chef fitted with blade attachment. Cover and pull cord until oats are finely cut.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine oats, both flours, salt and baking powder.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together egg, melted butter, vanilla and honey.
  4. Pour butter mixture into flour and stir until combined.
  5. Place dough onto Silicone Wonder® Mat and roll out until approximately ¼″ thick.
  6. Trim off edges of dough with the edge of the Silicone Spatula to make a rectangle.
  7. Using the edge of the Silicone Spatula, make as many 3½ x 4″ rectangles as possible with the dough. Re-roll any remaining dough.
  8. Spread 1 tbsp. of jam or chopped strawberries onto each piece of dough. Fold dough into thirds to close the bar and gently press down the ends.
  9. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  10. Place bars onto baking pan lined with Silicone Wonder® Mat. If desired, sprinkle with oats and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
  11. Store in sealed container up to three days or freeze up to one month.
I really love the idea of making things myself and Tupperware makes it so much easier.

Interested in any of the Tupperware pieces used above, you can grab them from my Tupperware Site day or night.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

SuperSummer Specials Until July 1st

I had another post I was going to do today on how to make a healthy snack or portable breakfast for those grab and go days, but I got this in my email this morning and I had to share this one first.  But don't worry that post will show up soon.

The prices on this flyer are ONLY available until midnight July 1st, but at these prices, I think they may just go fast.  I don't know what the stock numbers are, but if they are something that you would want - you should order sooner rather than later so you don't miss out.


They are available at these prices online, so you can shop on my Tupperware Site at any time this week and still get these great prices!  

Wonderlier Bowls are a staple (or should be) in our homes.   
The pitcher is a GALLON size, which is not the norm.  Most pitchers I see are at most 2 Quarts, so this one is a no brainer quick I want one pitcher.
The tumbler set is perfect.  I personally use mine by putting some of my chosen drink in the tumbler and freeze it.  Then I can add the rest of my drink and have a cold drink without having it watered down.  

Oh and just because I can, IF we sell at least 15 of these pieces this week, I will have a mystery drawing that will include everyone who makes a purchase.  The mystery drawing prize will be something Tupperware, the prize will depend on the number of pieces sold - more pieces the bigger the prize.

Don't miss out on these great pieces that will make your summer stress free and stops the worry about broken glass while at the pool or beach or event dining on the deck!

Friday, June 24, 2016

What matters

I really like this one.
Sometimes we think because we were at one time considered one of the "bad" kids, or we were labeled as "difficult", that we don't have a worth.

That is definitely not the case.  
You see .. it really doesn't matter where you have been, yes that is part of you, but doesn't have to define you.

We all have "baggage" to carry.  
But we all need to "learn" and "grow" from our experiences, from who we use to be, to become who we are meant to be.

Here is a great way to make you matter every day.


When we learn these not so simple facts, and start putting them into practice in our lives ... then and only then, will we be able to put our past where it belongs, in the past, so that we can be judged by our here and now.

I love how this ends .. 
Don't strive to make your presence noticed,
Just to make your absence felt.

Become that person that everyone looks for when you aren't there.  Be that person that everyone wants around.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Eggs for Brunch or any day

I love having my Stack Cooker from Tupperware.
I get to make whole meals in the microwave (yes I know but with the Stack Cooker you wouldn't know its from a microwave) in no time at all.

Here is a great idea for a brunch or with the Stack Cooker any morning.


Yield: 8
Serving Size: 1 cup

Ingredients:
  • 8 eggs
  • ½ red bell pepper, cored & halved
  • ½ green bell pepper, cored & halved
  • 1 small onion, peeled & quartered
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 1 tsp. coarse kosher salt

Instructions:
  1. In 1¾-Qt. Casserole, whisk together eggs.
  2. In base of Power Chef® System, fitted with blade attachment, combine peppers and onion. Cover and pull cord until roughly chopped.
  3. Whisk pepper mixture, cheese and salt into eggs in Casserole.
  4. If making a whole meal, stack and microwave on high power 15–20 minutes or until eggs have cooked through. OR
  5. If making alone, microwave on high power for 8-10 minutes or until eggs have cooked through.
  6. Slice and serve warm.

This looks really good and will make you look like a "star" in the kitchen without breaking a sweat.  So many things you can make with the Stack Cooker that I think it should be in every kitchen.  If you don't have one, you should hop on over to my Tupperware Site and check it out.  If you purchase from my site, message me and I will send you a file of recipes to get you started.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tupperware ideas in Essential Tools for a Savory Summer

As a Tupperware Consultant, I get to see first hand what Tupperware feels are Essential Tools for each season.  
I am going to show you those items that are available in the current Summer Catalog. Some may be available in the Fall Catalog, but until I see the actual pre-released catalog, I can't tell for sure.

1) Fridge Stackables Family Set
With two 2¾-cup containers and one each 1.5-qt. container, grid and seal, it’s perfect for taking sandwich contents for picnic or beach outings.  

It's great for all kinds of "road trips" or just your daily lunch preparation.

2) Corkscrew
Uncork a cool glass of wine on those warm summer nights. Easy to use, and easily pops any cork without breakage every time.

3) Ice Cream Scoop
I scream, You scream, We all scream for ice cream! Cuts through the hardest ice cream, scoop after scoop.  My hubby "requested" this one to replace an old scoop we had.  He loves this one.
4) Hamburger Press and Keepers Set
Set of four seal-together Keepers, with top seal, press and ring to shape burger patties for backyard cookouts.  Great for making your burgers (beef, chicken, turkey) ahead of time too!
5) Zest ’N Press® Gadget
Add a touch of flavor to water and other beverages for a more fulfilling way to hydrate all summer long.  Or add that little "extra" (lemon or lime zest or nutmeg and so much more) to your dishes anytime.

6) Quick Chef® Pro System
Fresh summer salsas made exactly to your liking. Turning the handle easily controls the speed of processing, so your dish can be whatever consistency you desire.  



You can even make your own home-made ice cream with the help of this baby!

7) Fridge Smart Set
Helps to keep your fruit and veggies fresher longer.  The new design offers better air circulation and moisture protection for even longer lasting FRESH produce.  I rarely throw out anything now, we get to buy on sale and eat it all!  
Right now available as a BOGO, don't miss out. 

As you can probably guess, I have all of these, so you can say that I agree with Tupperware. And yes I really do use them, some every day and others at least weekly.  

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Its all about choices

We always need to remember that we are the one who is ultimately responsible for our actions.  We are the only one who is responsible for our own happiness.

Lately I think that is something that needs to be taught to an entire generation (maybe 2) because they seem to think they are "entitled" or that they are "owed" something because they are here, or a certain race or religion or nationality.

Whatever happened to "earning" the things that we want?
Whatever happened to "respecting" others even if they are "different" than we are?  

I'm not talking about handing over the keys to the kingdom to make others happy.  Their being happy is not your responsibility, it is theirs. 
They need to make their own choices and be happy about it.





What do you think?
Am I totally off base?
Have I gone left when everyone else has gone right?