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Saturday, November 18, 2017

JORD Black Friday Sale going on NOW

Are you ready for all those Black Friday Sales?
How about getting a jump start on those sales?

Check out JORD for some awesome Black Friday Sale prices on incredible wood watches!  I really LOVE mine.

But wait ... yes you can get in on this fabulous Black Friday Sale NOW through November 27th but if you want to get an even better deal, I have a secret for you.  Once you are on the site, look for the text "BLACK FRIDAY" and click on it 5 times.


Yes you got me .. click on it 5 times and you will be given even bigger and better deals during this Black Friday Sale!

They have some really sharp looking watches for both men and women in awesome colors and designs.

Here are some of my favorites.



This one is from the Frankie Series and just looks amazing.  The plum face against the Purpleheart body is just stunning.  

This is my all time favorite for either you or your man.  There are some great wood and face color combinations that make this perfect for either of you.




This one, with it's light wood color with the amazing grains and then a beautiful blue face from the Meridian Series .. I can see this one on my wrist too.



How about something like this for your favorite man?  

The Delmar Series includes this Red Sandalwood body with a Red Carbon face that just looks so much more than what you will find in a department store.





Or are you looking for something a bit darker with a pop of color like this one from the Conway Series?

Even with the darker body, you can still see the wood grain that helps to make the Burgundy face stand out.



Now don't wait because this Black Friday Sale ends on November 27th at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

I may just have to get a new one for myself at these sale prices!
I am also in the running for a prize based on their sales.  If you were to purchase from my link above, I could win a prize from JORD, but that is not why I am sharing this.  

I am sharing this because I really do LOVE my JORD wood watches (I have 2).  They are the lightest watches I have ever owned and they keep perfect time.  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Coconut Joy Snack Bars

I'm liking the idea of DIY snack bars.
So many good things can be "added" and those "questionable" things left out.




Yield: 4
Serving Size: 1 bar

Ingredients
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • water
  • 1 cup quick cook oats*
  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup chopped toasted almonds
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, add dates, cover with hot water and soak 10 minutes. 
  2. Drain water, transfer to Power Chef® System, add cover and pull cord until finely minced.
  3. Transfer dates to a medium bowl; add oats, coconut, almonds, and salt. Using hands, knead mixture until oats are moist and dates are well distributed.
  4. In the 2-cup/500 mL Micro Pitcher, add coconut oil, butter, honey and almond butter. Microwave on high power 25 seconds or until melted; stir until well combined and smooth. 
  5. Pour over oat mixture. Using hands, knead ingredients together until moist and sticky.
  6. Fill the Tupperware® SnackBar plunger with the oat mixture, about ½ cup; transfer to one compartment of the SnackBar Maker
  7. Using the plunger, firmly press mixture to form a bar. Repeat with remaining oat mixture, dividing any extra evenly between the four compartments and firmly pressing with plunger. 
  8. Place seal on SnackBar Maker, refrigerate 1 hour or until bars are set.
  9. Drizzle set bars with melted chocolate; let stand until chocolate has set, about 15 minutes.
  10. Refrigerate, covered, up to 7 days.

*Do not substitute old fashioned oats for quick cook oats.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Cornish Hen Supper


I don't know about you, but the thought of doing Cornish Hens for dinner was always daunting for me.  I really don't know why, because let face it they are just baby chickens right, but I've never even thought seriously about making them.

That is until I saw this one on my Tupperware Site.
With just a little planning you could even do this on a week night!




Yield: 4
Serving Size: ½ Cornish game hen

Ingredients

  • 2 Cornish game hens
  • 1 tbsp. butter, divided
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup prepared stuffing*, divided
  • 2 carrots, peeled, chopped
  • 2 parsnips, peeled, chopped
  • 5 mushrooms, quartered

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400◦ F. 
  2. In the cavity of each Cornish game hen add ½ cup of prepared stuffing. 
  3. Place hens, breast side up, in the UltraPro 2-Qt. Square Pan. 
  4. Rub each hen with butter.
  5. Add carrots, parsnips and mushrooms to pan. 
  6. Sprinkle vegetables and hens with salt and pepper.
  7. Place pan in microwave and microwave 12 minutes high power. 
  8. Remove pan from microwave and baste vegetables and hens with pan drippings. 
  9. Place pan in oven (yes OVEN). 
  10. Bake an additional 20 minutes or until hens are golden brown and register 160◦ F on an instant-read thermometer inserted into the middle of the stuffing.
  11. Remove pan from oven and let stand 5 minutes. 
  12. Transfer hens to a cutting board. 
  13. Cut hens in half lengthwise. 
  14. Serve warm with vegetables and pan drippings.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Tupperware's Mid November brochure

You know I love my Tupperware, but I love it even more at the start of each "mid month" brochure because of the sale prices on pieces in our regular quarterly catalog, but also because there are things that are not in the regular catalog at a great deal.

That is what I see in this brochure.


We have some awesome pieces for planned over storage, but my all time favorite is the Stuffables.
These are the best all year round, but even more so during the holidays when we always always have "extras".  I love these because they have a great expandable top when you need just that little more headroom for your mashed potatoes or steamed veggies and so much more.  And at this price it is a steal!  It's at an even better price this year over last year.

And then there is that large storage tote.
It is great for holiday decoration storage, but I saw the other day that someone used it for a Texas Sheet Cake!

As is the norm, we have some short term items to share with you as well.  Just remember, these go away after November 24th so grab yours while you can.


If by this time, you are needing a new lunch "box" for work or school or whenever, we have this great looking one.  It comes with a Sandwich Keeper, Snack Cup and a tumbler.  
I personally like the Lunch-it Containers.  I can use this to make my own bento box type lunches.  And you get 2 for this price.

If you want to take a small side salad, the mini Salad Keeper is great.  And of course having the ability to have your dressing on the side, at least to travel, is perfect - no soggy veggies. 

If that's not enough, you can add a Commuter Mug for your coffee or tea for the ride in.

I have a couple of the Wine Totes.  They make great gifts, filled with your favorite bottle of wine or after dinner liquor.  Looks so much better than a brown bag, and you could either take it home later or leave it as a gift to your host, so he/she will remember how wonderful you are every time they see it!

See something you like?  Check it out in more detail on my Tupperware Site, along with all the other items we have available.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Arroz Con Leche

I'm not sure if I have shared this super simple dessert before or not.
I like that you can follow it exactly as is and it would be great, but you can also "tweak" it a little for things you like or don't like.

Like raisins, some people don't like raisins, but LOVE craisins.  Especially if you find those "flavored" ones.  Or maybe you like the dried cherries or blueberries.  I bet you could swap those in without a bit of trouble and make it different every time.




Yield: 8
Serving Size: about ½ cup

Ingredients
  • 3 ½ cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1 ½ cups raisins
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

Instructions
  1. In the base of the Microwave Pressure Cooker stir together rice, raisins, sugar, milk and vanilla until well combined. 
  2. Lock cover in place and microwave on high power 16 minutes.
  3. Remove from microwave; let stand 10 minutes or until pressure has released and valve indicator is in the down position. 
  4. Remove cover, stir in cream. 
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.


As always, if you want to check out the Tupperware products mentioned in my Easy Cooking posts, you can just jump on over to my Tupperware Site, or click on a link in the instructions.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Roasted Rosemary and Parm Fennel

I saw this one and knew, just knew I was going to have to try this one.
I personally love fennel, but I'm not so sure about hubby.  
You see he doesn't really "do" vegetables unless it is a salad.
We shall see how he does with this one, since fennel just screams Fall to me.




Yield: 2
Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Ingredients

  • 2 medium fennel bulbs, cut into quarters
  • 2 large shallots, cut into quarters lengthwise
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp. salted butter
  • 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • Grated Parmesan for garnish

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. On the UltraPro Oven Plate arrange fennel and shallots.
  3. In the small 1-cup Micro Pitcher add garlic, butter, rosemary and salt. 
  4. Microwave on high power 30 seconds or until butter is melted.
  5.  Pour butter mixture over fennel and shallots.
  6. Place oven plate in oven. 
  7. Roast 25 minutes or until fennel is soft and slightly caramelized. 
  8. Remove plate from oven (carefully it will be hot), garnish with freshly shaved Parmesan before serving.



Saturday, November 4, 2017

Mexican Chocolate Truffles




Yield: 16
Serving Size: 3 truffles
Ingredients
  • 2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp. salted butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups crushed cornflakes, divided
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. In the base of the 1¾-Qt. TupperWave® Stack Cooker Casserole stir together chocolate, cream, butter, vanilla, 1 cup of the cornflakes and coconut. 
  2. Microwave on high power 1 minute. Remove from microwave and cover; let stand 1 minute. Stir until well melted and glossy.*
  3. Cover and refrigerate 30-45 minutes, or until truffle filling is firm and easy to scoop.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together remaining cornflakes, cinnamon, and cayenne. 
  5. Invert stack cooker cover and add cornflake mixture.
  6. Scoop about 1 tbsp. of the chocolate mixture and form into ball. 
  7. Roll in cornflake mixture, gently pressing, until coated in cornflakes. 
  8. Repeat with remaining chocolate mixture.
  9. Place finished truffles on a plate or in an air-tight container and refrigerate 10-15 minutes, or until firm. 
  10. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Notes
Microwave on high power in 15 second increments as needed until chocolate has melted.
Wearing food-safe gloves makes rolling truffles easier. If the chocolate mixture becomes too warm and difficult to roll, refrigerate mixture 5-10 minutes or until firm again.
If gifting, stack dry ingredients in the spaghetti dispenser in the following order: ½ of the chocolate chips, 1 cup of the cornflakes, coconut, remaining chocolate chips
Want a little "visual"?  I know sometimes I like to see someone tackle a recipe before I do, so ... check out this youtube video.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

White Chili of Root Vegetables

This one looks interesting.   
Especially since it is getting to be chili time here in the Northeast.  Maybe in your part of the country as well.

Of course I never think of chili without either beef or chicken, but with this even vegetarians can enjoy the flavor of a chili!






Yield: 4
Serving Size: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 medium carrots, peeled
  • 1 large russet potato, peeled
  • 4 medium parsnips, peeled
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 (4-oz.) can green chilies
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp. instant masa
  • 6 tbsp. salted butter
  • Fresh cilantro, lime wedges, minced jalapeno for garnish

Instructions
  1. Roughly chop carrots and potato, transfer to the base of the PowerChef™ System fitted with blade attachment. Cover and pull cord until finely chopped. 
  2. Transfer ingredients to the TupperWave® Stack Cooker 3-Qt. Casserole. 
  3. Repeat steps with parsnips, cauliflower and garlic.
  4. Stir in stock, green chilies, oregano, cumin, salt, masa and butter.
  5. Cover and microwave on high power 22 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  6. Remove Stack Cooker from microwave, uncover, and stir chili.
  7.  Serve warm with fresh cilantro, lime wedges and minced jalapeno.

A little youtube video to see how its done.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

I LOVE 31's November Special!

I don't know if you have checked out 31 lately, but they usually have some awesome monthly specials that you can pick up for a great deal.

Last month, the reason I originally started my 31 party, had to do with the Weekender Bag.  I am in LOVE with the Weekender Bags.  
But of course, since it wasn't together until something like the last week of the month, I was able to keep my party open for another week or so to be able to pick up some of the November Only specials.  
Or for my friends to be able to grab some great deals as well.


Here it is ... the November Specials
The MEDIUM UTILITY TOTE is Back! 
With an INSERT!

Yes you read that correctly. 
Only during the November (until 11/21) you can get not one but TWO Medium Utility Totes for just $10 Each! 
OR
You can choose TWO Medium Stand Tall Inserts for $10 each 
OR
Any combination of 2 for $20 when you spend $35. 

These would be great for the trunk of your car, for sports "stuff" or Girl Scout/Boy Scout (or the little ones .. Daisies or Cubs?) Stuff. I remember always having a ton of "stuff" that needed to be carted around.  Think Christmas or Hanukkah people, these would be great!

But you know the Best Part? I know I know, that wasn't good enough? Well you can have your gifts Personalize in time for the holidays by adding a fun message, monogram, or limited-time Holiday Design!



Don't forget, if you want to pick up anything from 31, including these great pieces, my 31 party is still open until Monday November 6th.  I would appreciate anything that you purchase under my party.  And I know that CJ (my consultant) would be as well.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It's Halloween!



Yes it is that time again when all the ghosts and goblins and pumpkins and more are out and about.




I love seeing pictures of my friends kids and grandkids all dressed up for this kids holiday.  











I remember when kids were allowed to be kids for this holiday and not worry about being politically correct.  You know like the Peanuts Gang.













Or the cute little furbabies that you can see posing for pictures.




But I also like to see some of the "funnies" 
so I had to share these that I have seen 

Don't hate me for these ...








Hope you have a wonderful day filled with all kinds of fun things and maybe just a few visitors to your door.

Enjoy!

Monday, October 30, 2017

A Limelight Holiday Bonanza!

I hope yall know I love my Tupperware, but you should also know by now that I am in LOVE, yes I said it, in LOVE with my Limelight by Alcone products.



Our skincare line is Leaping Bunny certified so now others can know that it is even more wonderful.  It is 
SKIN CARE that is free of harmful chemicals.
I know that my skin has been so much clearer (yes even at my age you can suffer from breakouts) and softer.  



Our makeup line is a Professional quality that you no longer need to be a Professional Makeup Artist to get.  I love knowing that I am using the same products that Actors and Actresses use in their professional lives ... ie working their craft.  Because lets face it, if it is good enough for them - I should be able to use them too because I am pretty special and so are YOU.









I love the look of the new lip liner colors.  




















They are wonderful addition to the Onxy line that has these great lip colors as well as an amazing eye color pallet.  They are bold and beautiful and well just awesome.  I really love the creaminess of these but know that I don't need to worry about them "wearing" off early.  I can't wait to be using mine.





But another great boom for me will be released this week.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE eye shadows.  I guess its because I think that the eyes truly are the windows of the soul, so it is the first place I look and when you can "dress up" the windows it's a definite plus for me.







These colors look outstanding!


And of course the packaging is going to be looking pretty special too.



Now if lips are more your thing ... or if you just like to have special lippy colors too.  There will also be an awesome lip collection just for the holidays.  




It will include 8 of the enduring lip colors (ELC) and 8 of the fabulous glosses in mini!  And of course the packaging will be amazing too!







But if you don't want to have all of these products, even in a mini form, you can get a "tree ornament" that is 1 ELC and 1 gloss.  Or if you have more than 1 special person and want to spread the wealth around, these hangers will be perfect.

Oh and just because they are "minis", don't be fooled, they will last a very very long time!  All of our products are so highly pigmented that a little goes a long long way.

To make it easier for you to grab these products for the holidays I set up a Holiday Party  that I will have open until Nov 17th.

Remember, you can grab these holiday pieces and so much more at this party.  I know there are all kinds of things going on so you could end up with seeing some of these new products today and some on Thursday and maybe more next week ... I'm excited and I hope you will be too.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Snacks for Snow Season

When I first started thinking about holiday get-togethers this winter, I thought about what I can do that is a little different from the norm.

This would definitely be unexpected, but would also be very easy to have ready for any "drop in" visitors.  And you could use this as a base idea and then make it your own, with the things you like.

I can also see these as big hits in your kids lunch boxes, just make sure you won't have any issues with "banned" foods based on your district.



Yield: 16
Serving Size: 1 snack cup

Ingredients

  • 24 oz. white chocolate baking pieces
  • 6 cups rice or corn square/checkered cereal or mixture
  • 1 cup mini pretzels, any variety
  • 1 cup plain or honey-roasted peanuts
  • 12 oz. mini candy-coated chocolate candies

Instructions

  1. In the TupperWave® Stack Cooker 3-Qt. Casserole, place baking pieces. 
  2. Microwave on high power 45 seconds. 
  3. Remove from microwave, let stand 1 minute. 
  4. Microwave an additional 45 seconds. 
  5. Remove from microwave, let stand 1 minute, stir until smooth.
  6. Gently stir in cereal, pretzels and peanuts until well coated.
  7. Spread mixture evenly onto the Silicone Wonder® Mat; gently press candies into mixture. 
  8. Let stand 15 minutes to set. 
  9. Break into pieces.
  10. Serve in Snack Cups or the Serving Center or Bowl.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Candy Corn Rice Krispy Treats

I saw these the other day on my Tupperware site, and thought oh me there are going to be some really happy little people out there.  And then I thought all those folks that aren't fans of Candy Corn might like these too ... 

I can see these being a big hit at a Halloween party ... or just for your kids lunches!


Yield: 8
Serving Size: 1 slice (about ¾ cup)
Ingredients
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 4 drops yellow food coloring, divided
  • 3 drops red food coloring
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat marshmallow, butter and vanilla over medium-low heat until melted and well combined, about 3 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine rice cereal, pour marshmallow mixture over cereal and stir to combine.
  3. Divide cereal mixture between 3 large bowls. 
  4. Wearing food-safe gloves, mix 2 drops of yellow food coloring by hand into 1 bowl of the cereal; set aside. 
  5. Mix 2 drops of yellow and the red food coloring together with another bowl of rice cereal; set aside.
  6. Divide the 2½-cup Medium Shallow Rectangular Freeze-It® PLUS container visually into thirds, lengthwise. 
  7. Fill each third of the container with each color of the rice cereal mixture, pressing firmly into place, to create a white strip, orange strip and yellow strip.
  8. Refrigerate until firm. 
  9. Unmold onto a cutting board and cut diagonally into triangles.
  10.  Place in festive cellophane bags for the holidays.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Turbulence

Lately I've been doing a lot of Chinese take out (don't judge me) for lunch or dinners.  You know you have a dinner ordered and have at least 1 more meal (hence lunch).  Please tell me I am not the only one that does this.

This is one of the fortunes from a recent fortune cookie.

Turbulence is a life force.
It is an Opportunity.
Let's love Turbulence
and make it the Opportunity 
to make changes. 

I think this one came to be mine at just the right time, for just the right reasons.  
You see, I've been contemplating some changes.
I'm just not sure what that change will be.

You may know that I am an accountant, a CPA.
You should also know that I am in direct sales.
I have a Tupperware account, because I love my Tupperware.
I have a Limelight by Alcone account, because I really like the natural skin care that is Leaping Bunny certified and because I LOVE makeup.  And with the Limelight makeup I am, I think, getting pretty good.
I also have an account with Pruvit.  They do the Keto//OS supplements that are helping me as I try to do a Keto friendly diet.

But my "turbulence" comes from internal sources.
I really love the products.
But I don't know if I am a "sales" person.
Have my sales come from my "selling" or because people want the products and I am "there"?

How do you know when its time to quit?
How do you know which is the right way to go?

Are any of you in direct sales?
How did you know what product was for you?
If you are no longer in direct sales, why did you stop?


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Good morning

Let's get this day started ....




What is going on in your life?
What new adventure are you starting this week?

Can you believe it is already the middle of October?
Where did the year go?

I probably should have added this at the beginning of the year, but lets get our thoughts started now.  That way IF you haven't started your adventure already - you could start putting things into place so that you will have everything ready for the new year.

What do you think?
Is it a plan?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Yup that's right it IS Friday ... the 13th



Are you superstitious?



Are you scared yet?

Do you have any "bad" memories of this day?
Share so we can all feel like we can tackle anything ... 'cause obviously you did.





Thursday, October 12, 2017

Just a thought

With so many feeling like they need a miracle ...


And, yes sometimes I am included in that comment.

I do try to remember all the wonderful people and things that I have in my life.
And remember that miracles happen when we need them most, but also when we are grateful and thankful for those things that we do have.

Let's face it ... why should we be given more if we aren't happy and grateful for what we do have.
Sometimes its just that little thought when we see folks that are in a situation that is worse off than our situation ...
But for the Grace of God, go I

Friday, October 6, 2017

Chocolate "to die for" Brownies

Don't know about you, but sometimes I just have this "craving" for something rich and creamy and of course chocolate.
I think this one from my Tupperware site fits the bill.


Yield: 16
Serving Size: 1 brownie
Ingredients
    For the brownies
  • 2 cups milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. brewed coffee or espresso
  • ¼ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 4 eggs
    For the Buckeye topping
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 1 cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. In the ¾-Qt. Stack Cooker Casserole, stir together chocolate chips, heavy cream, butter, vanilla, coffee, and salt. Microwave 45 seconds. Remove from microwave, let stand 2 minutes; stir until smooth.
  3. In the base of the Power Chef® System with paddle attachment, add eggs. Cover and pull cord until well beaten. Remove cover, add 2 spoonfuls of chocolate mixture to eggs, cover and pull cord until well mixed. Add remaining chocolate mixture and pull cord until well mixed.
  4. Transfer chocolate mixture to the UltraPro 2-Qt. Square Pan. Place pan in oven. Bake 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the brownies comes out clean. Remove pan from oven; let stand.
  5. Meanwhile, make the Buckeye toppings. In the ¾-Qt. Stack Cooker Casserole stir together peanut butter, powdered sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt. Microwave on high power 30 seconds or until soft and spreadable. Spoon mixture over brownies; using a knife spread evenly over brownies.
  6. In the large 2-cup Micro Pitcher add chocolate chips and cream. Microwave 45 seconds; let stand 1 minute, stir until smooth. Pour chocolate over peanut butter, spread evenly. Sprinkle top with peanuts, gently press into chocolate.
  7. Refrigerate 20 minutes to set. 
  8. Cut into 16 pieces, serve chilled or at room temperature.