_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: April 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

With Summer coming this is a perfect recipe to keep in your "pocket".

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 16
Serving Size: ½ cup


½ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup vegetable oil
½ tsp. celery seed
½ tsp. black pepper
1 large green cabbage, 
   about 1½ lbs./680 g, cored and quartered*
½ cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. coarse kosher salt
16-oz./455 g bag baby carrots


Combine vinegar, oil, celery seed and pepper in 1-Qt./1 L Micro Pitcher. Cover and place in freezer at least 15 minutes, or until chilled.

Set Mandoline round knob to #2, triangular knob to “lock” and select the straight v-shaped blade insert.

Attach 1 quarter of cabbage to food guider and slice. Repeat with remaining quarters.

In a large bowl, toss cabbage with sugar and salt.

Transfer to microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high power 1 minute. 

Stir and microwave 1½ minutes more. Cabbage should be wilted by about 1/3.*

Spin cabbage in Salad Spinner (or dry with paper towels) to dry, about 30–60 seconds. Return to large bowl.

Place carrots in base of Power Chef™ System, fitted with blade attachment. Cover and pull cord to process until carrots are roughly chopped. 
Add to cabbage.
Remove vinaigrette from freezer and pour over cabbage mixture and toss. 
Serve immediately or thoroughly chill in fridge about 1 hour before serving.

*For a milder flavor, you can use half green cabbage and half purple cabbage. 
**Why microwave? Microwaving cabbage with the salt and the sugar helps draw out excess water for a longer lasting crunch.

All the Tupperware pieces noted here (Mandoline, Salad Spinner, Power Chef System) are available on my Tupperware Site

Any questions?  Leave me a message.  I'm sure you know how much I love my Tupperware.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ceviche Veracruz

Total Time: 30 minutes 
Serves: 6

1 lb./455 g shrimp, peeled and deveined 
           (tails removed)
juice of 2 lemons
juice of 2 limes
juice of 2 oranges
1 cucumber, seeded and peeled
½ cup red onion, peeled and chopped
2 jalapeƱo peppers, seeded
1 tomato, seeded
1 avocado, pitted
¼ cup cilantro
salt and pepper


Toss shrimp with half citrus juices and place in Tupperware® SmartSteamer. 
Fill Water Tray with 1¾ cups water. Microwave on high for 7 minutes.

Remove from microwave, place shrimp in the Quick Chef, fitted with blade attachment, and chop coarsely. 

Transfer to a large bowl. Add remaining citrus juices to the bowl. Set aside.

Place cucumber, onion and pepper in base of the Quick Chef and chop coarsely. 
Transfer to the bowl with shrimp.

Place the tomato, avocado and cilantro in base of the Quick Chef and turn handle to chop coarsely. 
Add to the bowl. 
Stir to combine ingredients, season to taste. 

Serve with tortilla chips if desired.

This is just another reason that I love my Smart Steamer by Tupperware.  It makes steaming your meals (a healthier way to eat) so much easier.  Want to get one of your own? Check out my Tupperware Site where you can get one of your own and be making meals like these in no time!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Balsamic Cucumber Salad

Here is a great recipe that you can make quickly for a wonderful light weeknight salad. The Tupperware Mandoline makes easy work of slicing the cucumbers and onions. 

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 12
Serving Size: ½ cup


2 medium cucumbers, halved
1 medium red onion, peeled
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
6-oz./175 g container feta cheese
1 cup balsamic dressing*


Set Mandoline round knob to #3, triangular knob to “lock” and select the straight v-shaped blade insert. Using food guider, slice both cucumbers, discarding the ends. Transfer to medium bowl.
Switch Mandoline round knob to #1, and use food guider to slice onion. Add to cucumber in bowl.
Add tomatoes, feta and balsamic dressing to cucumber mixture and toss gently to combine.

*Replace balsamic dressing with balsamic reduction for a sweeter, tangier salad.

Don't have a mandoline?  Check out the Tupperware Mandoline on my Tupperware site.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

It's a Tupperware Birthday Month Celebration ... week ONE

I was so happy to see the awesome deals that Tupperware has to offer for it's 67th Birthday Month Celebration.  We really are going to make this a fantastic month!

So to get us started with the CELEBRATION here is a great offer for all our customers.  For the first week of Birthday Month, so this offer is only good until Friday May 1st, everyone can get this offer!

I have to tell you that I have the Thatsa Bowl set and have uses for every bowl!  But the extra pieces that are offered this week are spectacular.  

I can think of all kinds of things to do with these - so yes I may just have to grab a set of these for me.  
Those extra mini bowls (set of 4) would be great for prepping your "creations" in the kitchen but how about in your craft room for beads or such?  How about for take along toys for a road trip - I bet those Lego pieces would fit great in these.  Or Play-dough  I know my kids could never get enough of those little cans!  And I can show you how to make your own to store in these bowls...stay tuned.
Or as my hubby said .... ice cream sundaes !!!

And of course that Quick Shake for a $1 with qualifying purchase is so great.  Perfect for making marinades or dressings but also for salads in a jar that I've been seeing a lot on pinterest.  One of the big differences being there is no danger of breaking glass!  I've got a few recipes for these to get you started too!

You can check these out on my Tupperware Site or leave me a message and we can discuss all your Tupperware needs.

And if you want, I've already set up my Tupperware Birthday Party party!  Join us

Friday, April 24, 2015

Are you ready to Stay Hydrated?

Summer is coming.
Lots of busy days at play (and sun).

Lots of reasons to be ready so you can stay hydrated this season.

Check it out on my website since all of the bottles have the awesome flip top caps .... 
NO leaks! 
NO lost caps when drinking.  

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Happy Birthday Jenn!

Guess who is having a birthday today??

Yes this girl is.
So if you see her around today,
If you see her Facebook Page,
Wish her a very very Happy Birthday.

Let the party begin!!!

ok let it begin after you get home from work
need to get this party in before you go back to school for the week

Friday, April 17, 2015

Are you better than ......??

With all the whining I've been hearing / seeing lately that seems to revolve around comparisons of what someone else has/is/deserves verses what they have etc.  I thought this was perfect.

It is so past time to stop comparing yourself to others.
It's time to BELIEVE that you are better than you have ever thought you could be and MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Stop lamenting what has happened and stop looking for someone else to make it better ... pull up your big girl (or boy) pants and make things better for YOU because you are better than you believe.  Open your eyes and see it.

Want more?  Start working towards your next goal.  Start doing what needs to be done to get there.  Whining isn't going to make it happen.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Mid April 2015 Brochure

Tomorrow is the start of the 
Tupperware Mid April Brochure.
You can check out these pieces on 

There is a wonderful set of Thatsa Bowls 
(I love these for so many things) that would be a great base for a girlfriend set - order together and split the cost - so both of you get Tupperware pieces at a lower total cost.  
I will share the groupings soon.

As is our usual with each brochure, we have a short term "page" that are only available for 2 weeks.  So starting tomorrow the Mid April Short Term Sale items start too.  Again these pieces can be found on my Tupperware Site, but remember these are only available until April 24th, so don't delay if you want any of these.  

I love the Lunch 'n Things ... its kind of like a bento box for adults (but kids could use it too).

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mom is always needed

As a mom I think this one is just perfect. 
I always try to be there and be available for my kids.

But then I think my kids are pretty awesome so its real easy to be there whenever they need or want me to be there.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

How everyone can win

I saw this a few days ago and thought it would be a perfect thing to share.

I love so many of the Ziglar shares.  
This one was shared from Jim Stovall who nailed it.  
Or at least I think so.  
What about you?  
Do you agree?  Disagree?

Not once does it say to "throw money" at people because it will "solve the problem". Sometimes, most time, in my opinion that only makes the problem worse.

Praise and encouragement are free -- and means so much more.

Monday, April 6, 2015

For the Love of Mom Giveaway Hop

This is my stop in the

Welcome to the 
"For the Love of Mom" Giveaway Hop 

The theme of this event is 
great gifts for mothers, 
and each blog participating 
has a prize valued at $25+. 

This hop runs April 6th-20th 
so your winnings should arrive 
just in time for Mother's Day! 

My Prize is a 
$50 Tupperware Gift Certificate
 Mom can then pick what she really wants.
New tools for her kitchen or a
New way to "brown bag" it.
Tupperware has the answer!

Mama's Baby Cupcakes, Mommy's Favorite Things and the "Love for Mom" participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter 2015

Just wanted to take this time to wish all my readers who celebrate Easter ...

I hope your day is filled with much love, happiness, sunshine and if you are so inclined ..many colored eggs 

and much candy - chocolate of course.  

But also take the time to reflect on the reason we celebrate today.